Christmas In The Livingroom

This year I realized something...

 I have been OVER-DOING Christmas! 

Way to much Christmas decor
 Crammed in ALL areas to a claustrophobic proportion.
It looked like someone had thrown-up Christmas!
I decided, it had to stop!
So from now on
I am going to do a lighter touch
Of Christmas decor in my home.
I asked myself, WHY?
Why am I doing so much Christmas decorating?
Why am I willing to store tons of Christmas decor for 11 months out of a year?
I'm very happy with this decision! And have invited friends over to pick though my unused Christmas Decor for FREE! Take it away...Please!

These parties I love to link up to or check out my Blog Parties tab
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Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps On The Porch
Motivate Me Monday @ Keeping It Simple  
Make it Pretty Monday @ The Dedicated House
Masterpiece Monday @ Boogieboard Cottage 
Creative Blogger's Party @ Homemaker On A Dime
Making The World Cuter @ Making The World Cuter 

Mop It Up Monday @ I Should Be Mopping The Floor
Market Yourself Monday @ Sumo's Sweet Stuff
Make It Yourself Monday @ An Original Belle
DIY'ERS @ Home Coming 
Give Me The Goods Party @ So Much Better With Age 
Project Inspired Linky Party @ Cupcakes and Crinoline
Cowgirl Up Link Party @ The Farmhouse Porch 
Show Me What You Got @ Our Delightful Home
Knick of Time Tuesday @ Knick of Time
The Inspiration Board Link Party @ Homework
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday @ Coastal Charm

Tuesday Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
From Dream to Reality @ The DIY Dreamer
Tweak It Tuesday @ Cozy Little House
The Scoop @ Cedar Hill Farmhouse
Inspire Me Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life 
Tuesdays at Our Home @ Our Home Away From Home 
Be Inspired Party @ Elizabeth & Co.
Power Of Paint @ Domestically Speaking
Swing Into Spring Wednesday @ DIY by Design
Wildly Original Wednesday @ I Gotta Create!

What We Accomplished Wednesday @ Green Willow Pond  
Adorned From Above Party @ Adorned From Above
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
Piece of Work Wednesday @  Primitive & Proper
What's It Wednesday @ Ivy and Elephants

Centerpiece Wednesday @ The Style Sisters 
Wow Me Wednesday @ Ginger Snap Crafts
Link Party Thursday @ Bloom Designs Online
Inspiration Gallery Link Party @ The Golden Sycamore
Treasure Hunt Thursday @ From My Front Porch To Yours 
The Humble Brag Link Party @ One Project Closer/The Better Half

Paint Party @ Start at Home
Throwback Thrusday @ Glitter Glue and Paint
Create It Thursday @ Lamberts Lately Show Me Extraordinary Thursday Party @ The 36th Avenue
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Creek Cottage
100 Ideas Under $100 @ Beyond The Picket Fence
Creative Things Thursday @ The Vintage Farmhouse
Blog Stalking Thursday @ The Crafty Blog Stalker
The Weekly Creative Saturday Party @ The Girl Creative and Reasons To Skip The Housework
Fabulously Creative Linky Party @ Jennifer Rizzo
The Feature Friday Link Party @ Blissful and Domestic
Show And Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home
Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed

Frugal Friday @ Shabby Nest
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Vintage Inspiration Friday @ Common Ground
Home Sweet Home @ The Charm of Home
Frugalicious Friday @ Finding Fabulous
TGIF Linky Party @ A Peek Into My Paradise 
Linky Party @ Remodelaholic 
Any Link Goes Party @ Bacon Time With The Hungry Hungry Hypo 
Weekend WrapUp Party @ Tatertots and Jello 
Serenity Saturday @ Serenity You
Saturday Nite Special @ Funky Junk Interiors
Show and Tell Saturday @ Be Different, Act Normal 

What To Do Weekends @ Crafts A La Mode
Get Schooled Saturday @ Too Much Time On My Hands
Overflowing with Creativity @ It's Overflowing
Sunday Showcase Party @ By Stephanie Lynn 
Sundae Scoop Weekend Wrap Up Party @ I love Nap Time 
That DIY Party @ DIY Show Off
So Darn Crafty Party @ Sew Many Ways
Think Pink Party @ Flamingo Toes
Let's Get Social Sunday @ My Turn for us 
Sunday Show Off Linky Party @ Twigg Studios
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  1. Terry your living room looks so pretty and festive...LOVE your mantle display!!

  2. i really don't think you can 'over-do' Christmas! i love to look at all Christmas decor - from just small touches to the 'thrown-up' decor!! I love it all!! your home is beautiful and very unique

  3. Terry, as much as you love to decorate, I bet you'll get rid of stuff and then get more...or make more. :) Your home is beautiful. Love the basket of gifts at the fireplace. I'll copy that idea if you don't mind.

  4. I love your decorations. I hear ya on letting the friends come over and pick thru . I did that when I sold my house. I thought this year. LESS was MORE sort of thing. I love it all though and wish you and your beautiful family a blessed holiday season . .. HUGS Sherry @ The Rusty Pearl

  5. Your home is beautiful for Christmas...I've decided to get rid of a lot too, I used to decorate prim so I have two big boxes that I will sell next August at our annual yard sale. Have a wonderful Christmas.


  6. I think your simplified Christmas decor is lovely, Terry! I AM one of those who goes "overboard," but almost everything I have is a "memory" that I truly treasure and want to see on display, even for just a month.

  7. what a great idea to have your friends take a look. you could even do a trade or something. I love the idea of the 25!

  8. I think your holiday touches are Perfect. I too wish to join this simplified club.. 3 weeks ago I gave away 11 huge containers of holiday decor and when this one is done I know there will be several other containers on their way OUT. enough is enough:) I am so proud of you and happy for you ..


  9. I did the exact same thing, girl! And it felt amazing! We moved last Christmas, so it started there, hauling plastic tub after tub, after tub down from the attic, it was brutal…….just ask my husband. Yikes! But, also my home now is more shabby chic, white and some dark wood and or black accents and I feel it doesn't take as much for it to feel festive. As women, I believe we go through decorating changes, as well as the less fun ones! Your decorating posts are always awesome, welcome to the less is more club!

    Have a blessed Christmas!

  10. What a spectacular idea! Now to convince my adult children that how I decorate my house for Christmas is none of their business. Your home looks wonderful!!!

  11. Wish I was one of your friends. :)

  12. there is no such thing as to much Christmas decorations if you do it right!

  13. Over the last two years, I have been thinning out my Christmas decor. That's not to say that I still don't have a lot, but I had things I put out, just because I felt like I had to use it ALL. What a great idea to have a giveaway for your friends!
    Happy Holidays!

  14. I am also scaling back, but it is hard to get rid of certain things! Your decorations looks great!

  15. Well everything you have done looks very pretty. I love it all.


  16. Mine is really simple this year. I love your decor, it is all so pretty and I really like your pillows. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  17. It all looks wonderful. I did a lighter touch as well in most areas. Thanx for partying at THT.

  18. Terry, I keep things fairly simple too. That said, I do have a lot of Christmas decorations. I will put up the tree first this year and then see what my energy and motivation is for adding other touches. My mantel is always simple with a few greens and our stockings. Thanks for sharing your lovely home in its Christmas decor.

  19. We did the same thing this year! We even gave away our big artificial tree. For the last 3 years we've gotten fresh trees and if at some point we want artificial again I have a small 4 foot or we can purchase a nice 6 foot. All outside decorations are gone...given to the kids. Perhaps we'll get a nice big Nutcracker to sit outside and then again maybe not...I kept my snowman collection, Santa collection, little town collection and tree ornaments (with lights, beads and ribbon) that I love...all else went to the kiddos. Very freeing!

  20. Your decorating looks beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing with Adorned From Above’s Link Party. Have a great week.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above

  21. Your home looks lovely as always. I'm not sure if it's unanimous, but the thinning out Christmas decor process comes about too with age, not having the energy, stamina to do what we've done in our younger years, nothing to do with not liking "overdone". It's epecially true this Season as Thanksgiving was so, so close. What are your thoughts?

  22. Nice post. Overdoing on Christmas decorations may only produce clutter in the room. Thanks for sharing.

  23. I wish I was one of your friends!!! Your things are gorgeous!!!


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