Reader Feature: Dixie’s Holiday Decor

Today’s reader submission comes from a special lady in my life.  My very own mother, Dixie.  As you may have gathered now, she is very stylish and has a keen eye for design.  Without further ado, I bring you her home all decked out with holiday decor.

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Dixie Holiday DecorRemember the wall of mirrors?  They also got some holiday love with poinsettias and ribbon. photo 3

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photo 1Also recall the fall tablescape for the enormous table?  Well it got a holiday update as well. photo 2-2

Dixie Holiday DecorAnd one of the grandkids favorite spots – the village collection.  Dixie Holiday Decor

 

Reader Feature: Brianne’s Christmas Love

Remember when we showed you our friend Brianne’s home? Her style is very much a mix of vintage and glam, with a little bit of reclaimed wood here and there. Pretty much my kind of girl. So when she sent us her Christmas decor photos, we knew we’d love them!

Brianne's Christmas Love

Brianne’s Christmas Love

 

Brianne's Christmas Love - MiddleRedefined.com

Brianne’s Christmas Love – MiddleRedefined.com

 

Brianne's Christmas Love

Brianne’s Christmas Love

 

Brianne's Christmas Love

Brianne’s Christmas Love

 

Brianne's Christmas Love

Brianne’s Christmas Love

My favorite of all these adorable pics is this one. She DIY’ed this reindeer art piece, and it’s so flipping cute! She said she searched the Internet for a reindeer outline, printed it, cut it, traced it onto a canvas, brushed mod podge within the shape, then sprinkled glitter onto it. She then shook it off and touched up a few areas, using tape to clean up around the edges. Finally, she sprayed it with a light coat of hairspray!

DIY Glitter Reindeer from Brianne - MiddleRedefined.com

DIY Glitter Reindeer from Brianne – MiddleRedefined.com

Thank you so much for sharing Brianne! As always, you provide us fun inspiration!

 

 

Reader Feature: Theresa’s Holiday Decor

Our first reader submission came from Theresa. We figured out that we’re actually neighbors and both contirbute to the same local magazine. I’m loving her emerald green ornaments (Pantone’s color of the year!).

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Theresa's Holiday Decor

Theresa’s Holiday Decor

And check out her fabulous DIY pillows! She said the poinsettia one was inspired by a post written on Centsational Girl. Thanks for introducing me to Centsational Girl’s blog Theresa! I hadn’t heard of it, but after perusing it, I think she’s found a new reader in me!

Joy-and-Noel-pillows

Joy-and-Noel-pillows

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poinsetta-pillow

We so appreciate Theresa sharing a little of her holiday world with us. I’m so digging the stenciled pillows, and I’m starting to think those would make fabulous holiday gifts for some of my family members! Maybe I’ll give them a whirl myself!

Please continue sending us holiday photos from your home! Simply email us at middleredefined@gmail.com. Have a great weekend everyone!

DIY Advent Calendar

First, let me start today by shouting happy, happy, happy birthday to this little man.

He’s not so little anymore! Our perfect Kingston is a whopping 5 years old today. He brings more personality, happiness, and everything wonderful to our household each and every day than I could have imagined. We celebrated him yesterday with loads of family and friends, and we’ll continue the festivities tonight!

Now back to decorating! So I know we haven’t even hit Thanksgiving yet, and I shouldn’t be talking about Christmas. However, this idea requires a little bit of pre-planning. Thus, I’m sharing it now. My husband and I have never owned an advent calendar. But I think it’s really fun for kiddos to have a countdown to Christmas, so I think this is the year I’m getting on it.

Last year, I saw this DIY version from Our Vintage Home Love. It’s adorable. While I won’t be cutting, staining, and mounting my own wood, I’m thinking of doing a version of this with burlap. If I do it, I’ll have to get going in the next week or so. Add it to the list!!

Advent Calendar - Our Vintage Home Love

Advent Calendar – Our Vintage Home Love

I’ll keep you posted on if I can get this accomplished. But even if I can’t, maybe it’ll spark some DIY advent calendar ideas for your home!