Saturday, November 24, 2012

WHITE CHRISTMAS

Since we are in Southern California, this room is as close to a white Christmas as we are ever gonna get...
If  you follow this blog you know we have just finished a little project I like to call enlightening this room..after removing the wall connecting it to the kitchen, removing wallpaper and lightening some of the furniture and replacing a few pieces ,you remember the two chairs beside the cabinet, they are the ones upholstered in drop cloths from Lowes.... I knew after all this we would have to have to try a new kind of tree this year..white white white....And whats whiter then a flocked tree and white owls....
 These pretty white owls have been calling me all year...I found a few different styles and sizes on line and a couple from Pier 1....

The flocked tree  I found at a local shop.  It became quite a chore getting the right container, finally I found one at a wholesale floral shop that was meant for the tree and had the insert already with the screws to  tighten around the trunk...I painted the planter with a light coat of white and put some long felt strips on the bottom to protect the floor...
 The bears foraging in the woods add to the white Christmas, ( I see some berries for their meal) I love the Magnolia garland on top of the cabinet, they feel so real, even when you touch them you will not know for sure...
 These tiny birdhouses below with the brown owl are the ones you can purchase at Michaels unpainted or even Joann's for a couple dollars...I sprayed them white then sprayed the roofs with spray adhesive and pressed in Epsom salt...after that dried I sprayed the whole house with spray adhesive again and sprinkled glitter over them...

Ahh the Magnolia flowers are sooo different and perfect for this room...



 She definitely looks like shes the mom watching over something....ahhh a nest...





 I love the branches with pieces of ice hanging on the end of them so real looking...

 Now these guys look very important don't they, perched a little higher then everyone else and watching people enter...
You can see the birdhouses tucked back into the tree...


 They do add just a little more sparkle...



 Pinecones and some birch branches and a little sparkly...I do have some glass ornaments added and some beautiful ones with an owl feather inside from my friend Tiffany, they really add that touch of elegance that fits in with the snowy tree...
 This is my new Pottery Barn couch in the picture...the color is natural and it is so comfy...
 I know you are not getting tired of seeing these fury creatures and those big round eyes...
 Everyone seems drawn to the owls on the tree maybe  it's because they are just so wise...
Thank you so much for stopping by and hanging AROUND THE HOUSE I always enjoy the company and can't wait to hear what your thoughts about the lack of red white and green this year, please leave a comment   and if you are not a follower please join us and become a follower it's on the sidebar...thanks again...phyllis

35 comments:

  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE that tree! Your house is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. LOVE LOVE LOVE that tree! Your house is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Morning Phyllis! Like Pattie I think this is just gorgeous too! Love all the white and the woodland snow theme.

    I also have a white snow and ice them going in my foyer. Need to find some owls i think!!!

    Have a fun week
    Sincerely, Jeannette

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  4. Phyllis,
    Your home is a winter wonderland with all that snowy white! Your owl tree is just gorgeous..I've never seen one like it! Everything is wonderful!
    Miss Bloomers

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  5. What a gorgeous white wonderland! It looks beautiful!

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  6. Absolutely stunning, Phyllis! This room, with all the white and filled with the beautiful white & sparkly Christmas decor, looks like it belongs in a House Beautiful magazine!

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  7. Your white decor looks wonderful! It is nice to change things up and keep it fresh.

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  8. VERY pretty mom.....I just love it!!!!


    love you, shell

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  9. Really beautiful! I would love to have an all-white room again. I keep sneaking color in, and pretty soon it's not all white any more.

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    1. I sneak in new pictures and alot of blue in the summer and some bright orange and white in the spring...I was thinkin about making some slipcovers in orange for spring to really make the room pop...lol thanks for the visit...phyllis

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  10. How beautiful! The white is so pretty! Love the magnolias, too!

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  11. I love your tree, it's breathtaking beautiful. Have a great week.

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  12. I love your room, it looks like a winter wonderland. So snowy white. Beautiful!!!!...Christine

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  13. There are no words to adequately describe the beauty of this room. I am in love with it all!! I did my family room tree in a woodsy theme with owls, but it is no comparison to this. WOW! it's beyond words and yes, me too, I am so into owls this year! Love Patty

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  14. Thank you so much for the lovely comment, I am so pleased someone else loves the owls too, I will be over for a visit...Phyllis

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  15. Visiting from TTT. Your tree is so pretty.

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  16. You do such a wonderful job of decorating!!! I love the peppermint Christmas blog. Where did you get your dishes that say "believe" "tis the season" and "and ho,ho,ho". I would love to get some like them! Thanks. Dee Travis dtravis@lyrixl2s.net

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    1. Hi Dee...the ho ho ho dishes are from tj max I love them too...I bought them a couple of years ago..thanks for stopping by...Phyllis

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  17. What a beautiful room!! Love all your winter whites!
    Found you over at Marty's TTT. Your newest follower:)

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  18. Phyllis, was there a name or manufacturer on the back of those plates on your peppermint blog? I am not having much luck finding them. I have wanted Christmas dishes for a long time, just never seemed to find ones that sold me on them. Well, I love these! Hope they are out there somewhere! Thanks!

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  19. Now Phyllis, we can say we are friends. The owls are adorable! No one would ever guess you were in California! xoxo Susan

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  20. Wow, totally gorgeous in all white. Your tree is magical. Such a pleasure to come and visit and take in all of the winter wonderland.

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  22. I am loving your White Christmas. How cute are your owls. Your room looks very Chritmasy all dressed in white. Thanks for sharing how you did the little birdhouses. I would have never thought of Epsom salts. Wishing you a Happy New Year.

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  23. Everything is so pretty! I like the neutral/white in your home (mine is similar) and the magnolia is perfect for your CA home. I was born in Los Angeles (53 years ago!) and grew up in the Ventura County area. We now reside in WA state .. I always enjoy the change of seasons.

    The owls are so sweet. They are everywhere!

    Happy New Year!

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  24. Happy New Year..Many Blessings to you and your family in 2013..May all your dreams be fulfilled..From my mountain to yours, Hugs and smiles Gloria

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  25. Your "White Christmas" displays are So lovely!! The big-eyed owls are so sweet & such a good idea!
    Thanks for sharing such a beautiful room. Love the little houses you decorated, can't wait to try
    that.
    Happy New Year!

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  26. Realmente SOY FELIZ!!! cada vez que entro en su ventanita.
    Usted es tan ESPECIAL, como sus creaciones; y logra alegrar la vista de tod@s los que le visitan
    MIL GRACIAS AMIG@ por su dedicación y su buen gusto; lo dicho a mi me hace muy FELIZ!!!
    Un abrazo desde Barcelona
    Conxita

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  27. Thanks for all your help with the blog Phyl, your the BEST!
    Mary

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  28. Had to comment on your beautiful home, it is my style through and through, I love the pale and calming palet of natural colors :)

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  29. I LOVE THE USE OF ALL THE BIRDS - VERY WOODLAND! Your home is wonderful! Please come link something on my "Open House".

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