I decided I wanted to have a “blue” Christmas too.
Not just any “blue” mind you; an aqua blue; about the color of the sky and the sea if they were mixed up a bit.
It turned out to be so pretty that I thought I would share a bit of the fun on The House Doctor this year. If you like what you see; keep watching for an article on DECEMBER PRODUCTS; which I will try to post later.
For those of you who love the traditional only; don’t worry. I have a “classical” Christmas theme to share also; since I decided to use only blue upstairs at our house, and kept the downstairs decorated in all traditional colors with reds and greens galore. I also have a few more traditional photos I will share in another article from years in the past.
This year though……the main focus was blue!
I thought only a flocked tree would work for this color scheme because a lot of white was also in order; so that is what I choose. I DO love this flocked tree! https://theinseasonlifestyle.com/christmas-decorating/
You know I started at the front door with a simple, yet elegant blue wreath.
The blue wreath underneath the brown cross which hangs right above the entry doorway just seems to put an exclamation point on the fact that we are celebrating the gift of Christ coming into our world as Messiah.
The cross is always there above our front door; but the blue wreath accents it well upon the white door for this season only.
As you come inside the doorway your eyes will light on our mini bar that is topped with a silver and blue beaded table runner with two beautiful wine glasses just waiting to make a holiday toast. The two glasses are carefully guarded by a sweet little blue and white angel.
If you look to the left just before you see the stairs; you will find the same beach oil painting boasting it’s blue and white theme (from Thanksgiving by the Sea and my Summer Beach Cottage before that) and the desk underneath the painting holds a silver bowl that contains blue and silver ornaments that sparkle and glow as one enters the room.
You know how I love decorating the couch table that sits in our entry every season.
This year I donned it with a light blue runner and topped it with a sign that says the magic words for the season “believe.”
The gold word is in contrast to the all the silver in the room; but I think it works well that way.
The message to “believe” just stands out and you begin to get into the mood of the room when you first enter the foyer.
On each side of the “believe” sign I placed two white deer who are taking a little rest from their Christmas activities and enjoying the view of our Christmas tree while they do so.
The tree sits majestically inside the long window so that it’s light can sparkle and shine out to the people passing by. I love the pretty blue angel that I found for the topping. I chose the tree carefully because I wanted it to be flocked and only use white lights. Then I trimmed it with pretty blue bows and silver and blue ornaments. Before any ornaments went on to the tree; we placed the white dove that stands for God’s Holy Spirit. That is always the first ornament that goes on any tree in our home.
I decided it would look nice to use plain brown paper with blue bows on our gifts.
I love the way they look under this blue and white tree.
On the mantle I placed some blue garland around some crystal pieces and accented them with blue and silver balls.
The coffee table held a blue Advent Wreath with all white candles.
The main candle sits inside a crystal bowl full of bright blue and silver and white balls.
I could not leave out at least ONE little Anna Lee elf. He was my Christmas elf; the white one and I set him right in the middle of the black coffee table. He is so very cute!
On the other side of the large black coffee table; I placed Ann Voshkamp’s Advent book and I placed a large silver star on top of it.
What a wonderful book this is!
It comes complete with its own tree inside and ornaments for each day of the month to tell a story.
All of my grandkids are getting one of these this year.
The sofas had blue and white pillows and I found a large pillow with some very quaint Christmas scenes in blue and white of an old village to place inside the white chair. I accented that large pillow with a smaller white one that had a silver snowflake on it. I found some cute little owls on pillows to put on the side chairs.
For the dining room table for our festive meals; I used my wedding china that is white with two shades of blue and tiny little accents of burgundy. These sat on the dining room table on top of mixed blue and silver chargers, each topped with a pretty sparkly blue snow flake. I used some light blue cloth napkins (the same napkins that I used for Thanksgiving By The Sea.) It was nice that so many of my previous “blue” items were reusable for this new theme. Plus; I also added some cheerful little blue napkins with black and white penguins on the kitchen table (these were paper.)
I used a silver and white beaded table runner on the dining room table and placed the blue nativity scene of Mary and Joseph and Jesus in the center of the table. I found these two pretty silver Christmas trees with tiny blue jewels in them and placed them on each side of the nativity instead of the usual candles.
Inside the dining room windows I hung blue snowflakes with ribbons.
For the kitchen; you know my main feature was The IN SEASON Family Tree.
This time the tree has a simple white nativity set setting underneath it with a lovely blue and white beaded table runner for the background.
The tree is flocked with tiny little silver, blue, red and gold stars. https://theinseasonlifestyle.com/christmas-decorating/
They shine down on The Holy Family.
This year I have written and published a little story to go with the December tree set. You may read it here: https://theinseasonlifestyle.com/the-little-star/.
I put a few blue wreathes at each kitchen door. https://theinseasonlifestyle.com/christmas-decorating/
My granddaughter says they are “Frozen” doors now.
I decorated my blue corner bar stools with winter pillows and a few snowmen.
I then added a silver reindeer that holds tea candles in his antlers on top of a mirrored surface on my black glassed kitchen table.
I flanked ribbons and silver and blue balls at his feet and the kitchen really took on a festive look.
I’ve already had to entertain one little group this year; and having that reindeer in the center of the table made all the food look so elegant. I used my dark blue baking dishes and accent bowls and mixed in some silver and white pieces for serving.
It all looked great!
Too bad I forgot to take a picture of that meal though – maybe I’ll capture some of the same in my next group and get it posted in the Monday Night Menus section. I’ll certainly try!
I’m probably the only person on this planet celebrating Christmas as The Conception of Christ, mixed with a Christian Hanukkah and Advent too; but because of this, I placed my Hanukkah candelabra on top of my silver serving tray and placed an antique white plate over some pretty blue glittery flowers as accents to hold it.
It turned out so pretty!
Outside the kitchen window I placed a white table cloth over the table on the deck and decorated it with snowmen around my two cherubs that never leave the table.
Over the kitchen door I hung the pretty mistletoe that my daughter gave us a few years ago. It is the only green accent in the room; but the main part of the decoration is a crystal; so it just seemed to fit right in.
If you want to locate some of the products that I’ve used in making “My Blue Christmas” just click into these links that follow. https://theinseasonlifestyle.com/christmas-decorating/ https://theinseasonlifestyle.com/nativity-set/ https://theinseasonlifestyle.com/christmas/.
I’m so excited to have this theme going on this year.
All of this beautiful winter decor just helps to get me into a joyful and festive mood and keeps me smiling all through the holidays! I’ve a good mind to order this lovely blue cape to wear for the holidays. Doesn’t it look so pretty and old fashioned? Tell me though; would it be too much? http://amzn.to/2BdmokP.