Saturday, December 1, 2007

Christmas, Anniethology Style

I believe that whenever you are decorating it is good to have a theme. Something to focus your ideas, colors, and choices. This year I wanted to have a Florentine Christmas theme, as in Florence, Italy. Here are some pictures from whence I drew my inspiration.


Somehow I needed this theme to work with what I already had in my home. I decided to go with a non-trad color of roses to blend in the furniture. That coordinated the Florentine colors with the ones that already existed in the room.
The silk roses and ornaments came from Michaels. My favorite ornaments are the heart-shaped mirror ornaments. I wish I had more. The organza scarf on the banister was purchased at Real Deals Home Decor.


My Florentine Christmas theme even filtered into the type of bedroom furniture I chose. The furniture was purchased at Ashley Furniture. The ivory down comforter is from Herbergers and the embroidered sheets were on clearance at Kohls.


"Are you kidding me? It's ridiculous. Who lives here? The Pope?!"

33 comments:

  1. Um... I will not be posting any pics of my decor. It's all hand-me-down stuff.

    It looks beautiful Annie.

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  2. You do have an eye. It looks exquisite! Yeah, that is a french word, I am fancy like that.

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  3. Not to betray my own bed, but I love your bed. Especially the posts on the footboard. It looks like you could stand on them.

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  4. who said that thing about the pope living in your bedroom? can i wager a guess?

    gorgeous decor annie. i love your inspiration pictures and love the finished product. beautiful!

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  5. p.s. i love your new wallpaper on your blog!

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  6. oh to live in the days where the kids let me decorate my own Christmas tree!

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  7. It's beautiful! You did a fantastic job!! My tree always looks mis-mashed.

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  8. My children may very welll need therapy later on.

    "My mom never let us decorate the Christmas tree." *sniff*

    I blame my own mother. She always had a pretty tree.

    The kids have their own little tree that they put the ornaments they make in school on.

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  9. It's very pretty. All of it.

    But I'll bet you do stand on the posts of your foot board and practice your dives, smoke wacky weed, and then SAM whispers sweet "donald duck" in your ear...(Poltergeist, anyone?)

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  10. What fun wallpaper you have!! I love the idea of having a decorating thing for Christmas. Perhaps when I have a house that we're not completely crammed into, along with a tight budget, I'll be able to do something fun like this. You totally inspired me!

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  11. Are you kidding me? It's ridiculous. Who lives here? The Annie?!

    It's beautiful! Aaaah.

    I need to see more pictures of the stair railing. As you know mine is butt ugly, every year I attempt to make it look more presentable, but no luck. still uuugly.
    Help Mrs Wizard, you are my only hope.

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  12. All you need now are some Marble Columns!

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  13. Oh no!!! I had no idea that things were supposed to match. I so failed that class. ;)

    So I had a crazy couple of weeks and I did get the tree up. Up but not decorated. Whilst I was at work on my late Tuesday night, my girls decorated the tree. They used ALL the ornaments. . . .
    Not to leave you hanging, but I just decided that this would make a great post. Come over on Sunday to see how it turned out. . . to be continued. . .Muahahahaha

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  14. I changed some things this year and I need a tree topper-Where did you get yours? I can't find anything I like. Up close they don't look so good, maybe up high will be okay....

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  15. What? No toilet paper rolls wreaths or stale popcorn strands?

    It's lovely. Happy Christmas!

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  16. Absolutely GORGEOUS...and so clean...I think I'll go do housework now! ;)

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  17. Simply beautiful, Annie! I would pick out that exact same style of furniture for my bedroom if I could! :)

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  18. P.S. I let my kids have their own little tree too to put their "special" homemade ornaments on. That way everyone is happy! :)

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  19. Wowza! That is beautiful!

    ps, I have an ivory beadspread and ivory sheets (I am almost as cool as annie! yippee!)

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  20. You can make a wreath outta toilet paper rolls? Really??

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  21. I'm sitting here trying to come up with a title/theme for my house and I can't come up with a dang thing. It's sad, really.
    Not quite DI, but closer to that than Ethan Allen.

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  22. Simply gorgeous Painey. Now when will you be by to decorate my place? ;)

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  23. Fancy Annie! I'm lovin your tree. My daughter Stef and I have decided that when I have some money we're going to buy a second tree just for us to decorate super tacky. A pink frosted one to put up all the glittering disco ball ornaments we covet every time we go to Target.

    The Infidel Christmas theme this year is "A Very Special Super Glue Christmas." Almost all my decorations have been broken by my kids at one point or another.

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  24. You know what else? The first release from Blake Lewis' new CD due out today blows chunks. I'm ranking it as one of the crappiest songs of 2007. Who decided to release that first??!?

    I know you're a Blake fan. And I know that you really desperately care what I think about his new single. :)

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  25. Annie! Darling! (Am I allowed to say that when I haven't dropped by in forever?)
    Incredible decor...you have an eye for beauty, that's for certain.

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  26. So beautiful! Have you ever been to Italy? It certainly looks like it! And do you buy new bedroom furniture every Christmas to go with your decor? (j/k) Pop on over to my place to see my husband's idea of decorating (fun, but not NEARLY as tasteful as yours!!)

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  27. Very nice.
    I have a theme. I call it, everything red and green.
    Yup, that's it.
    Hey, at least it rhymes.

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  28. I love your home decor and your beautiful Christmas decorations!

    The movie quote is from: Home Alone ;)

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  29. Nice blog. I will keep reading. Please take the time to visit my blog about Badcock Furniture

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