Door Decor and More…

What do you get when you mix this…

Green and Glitter

with this?

A Door with Swag

A silvery, sparkly drop to decorate our doors!  We knew as soon as we saw the top image in Haus Design’s Holiday How-to’s that we were going to change things up a bit this year and forgo the traditional wreath for something a bit more interesting.  Once again, our talented friends at Nielsen’s in Darien translated our thoughts into beautiful reality and now our doors are divinely decked out for Christmas.


We’ve also been adding some sparkle to the dining room with a charming boxwood topiary decorated with silver garlands, balls and pine cones…

Birds and Tree

while vintage-like baubles hang from the chandelier.

Silvered Touches

And the tree is trimmed with ornaments collected over the years, including our favorite small silver frames holding pictures of the boys as babies.  What’s not to love about the holiday season with all its glitter and festive fun (even when there’s still a ton of wrapping to be done!)

Trimmed and Terrific

What are your plans this weekend with four days and counting?  Whatever they are, we hope you have fun!

Photos via Pinterest, Haus Design, and yours truly



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  • Reply claudia lane December 21, 2012 at 5:47 am

    Thanks for the beautiful inspiration! We have a busy weekend coming up, lots of running around to do tomorrow and then a very important family lunch on Sunday – grandma’s birthday – the kids are looking forward to it all…Have a fantastic weekend xx

  • Reply theenchantedhome December 21, 2012 at 7:19 am

    Gorgeous! Love the mix of the greenery and a little bling…perfect!! I like adding a litlte sparkle for the holidays. Tying up my last bit of shopping today (huge relief) hosting a dinner and attending a Christmas party, family coming in, sporting events… a busy one with hopefully some down time on Sunday!! Enjoy your day!

  • Reply l o v e l y t h i n g s December 21, 2012 at 9:57 am

    So beautiful…love the door swag and the tree with sentimental ornaments!

  • Reply Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita December 21, 2012 at 10:11 am

    Love it all! Your swag is lovely! My dining room is the same shade of green as the top photo, and I decorate it in silver too – it looks so pretty and sparkly. Hope you have a great weekend and a very Merry Christmas!

  • Reply Leslie December 21, 2012 at 11:47 am

    Your collection of tree ornaments is so pretty and festive! The swag is gorgeous too. Those silver ornaments are gorgeous as is the table topiary.

    Enjoy the holiday and sending best wishes in the new year.


  • Reply KATHYSUE December 21, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    I love all the personal touches and the touches of sparkle!! Merry Christmas to all you girls!! This weekend is Grammy’s Christmas Children weekend! Lots of fun planned!!
    Merry Christmas,

  • Reply Stacey December 21, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    i love a little bling in everything!:-). beautiful swag and ornaments. i hope to finish wrapping the rest of my presents this weekend. Happy weekend and Merry Christmas to you and your family! XX

  • Reply Teresa @ Splendid Sass December 22, 2012 at 11:37 am

    Everything is so beautiful, Cynthia and Carolyn! I mean wow!
    I hope that you have a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.

  • Reply pve December 23, 2012 at 7:38 am

    Way to swagger on during the holidays. I too am loving all the silvery sparkly bits and am going to try to figure out ways to keep sparkling on in the New Year. I am carrying a bag of Hershey’s al foil wrapped kisses to spread JOY!

  • Reply quintessence December 23, 2012 at 9:01 am

    Love your new look! I’m adding a little sparkle to my holiday decor this year as well! Wishing you both a very Merry Christmas!!

  • Reply Barbara@HausDesign December 27, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    So lovely! I will be taking my decorations down tomorrow, setting up for a fresh start in January! I did swags similar to those that you show and love them on my double doors! I also have some silvery pine cone ornaments that I hung from my chandelier in the dining room with greens…also pretty. I hope you both, and your families, had wonderful Christmas holiday celebrations! 🙂

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