I think the best way to begin and welcome everyone is to start with a beautiful entryway. I don't know the source of the photograph, so if anyone does, please let me know so I can give credit where credit is due.
I love this, it's so inviting. It has the perfect amount of greenery and lights. I'm always drawn to symmetry, too, it just gets me. The puppy dog is so cute, too, with his little Santa hat.
Staying with doors for a minute, my favorite wreath is made by Amanda; she sells beautiful wreaths over in her Etsy shop, An Extraordinary Gift.
It's so elegant and yet, simple, in a way. Red is the perfect color for the season and the blending of materials is very fluid.
I'm jealous of anyone with a mantel; my house was built in the 1890's, but surprisingly, it doesn't have a fireplace. There really isn't room for one, anyway, so for those that do have one, don't take it for granted and decorate it up! I can't choose between two of my favorites, so I've included them both.
First up is Heather's Merry and Bright vignette from The Lovely Cupboard.
I love this instance of minimal color and the use of metallics. Of course, I adore the lighted canvas art, too.
Next is this exquisite mantel from It's the Little Things that Make a House a Home. I love, love, LOVE everything about it!
From the fresh greenery to the lanterns and the ornaments, to the grape vine swag, this is absolutely stunning; it just screams "Christmas!"
Speaking of ornaments, you had to know I wouldn't forget to include one...or some. I have a tendency to pin clear globes which people fill up with all kinds of different things. These two are my top picks.
Better Homes and Garden shared this little beauty under it's "Easy Christmas Ornaments Kids Can Make" article.
So beautiful, simple, and easy! All you need is faux greenery, a glass ball, and ribbon.
The other sphere ornament I chose is from Vanessa over at The Sew*er, the Caker, the CopyCat Maker.
She used overhead projector plastic sheets and Silhouette cut outs that she rolled up and popped in! So clever! (You could use any paper image if you don't have a Silhouette.)
The last ornament feature is not shameless self-promotion, I swear! I included my Personalized Christmas Ornaments because I haven't seen anything out there similar and they are fairly easy to make.
I think personalizing things for your kids creates meaningful memories for them that they can cherish their whole lives.
When the family sits down for Christmas dinner, wouldn't it feel so cozy to have this beautiful table and décor to look at?
Everything here is gorgeous! I love that there is even a tree in the dining room! Between the candles and the lights on the tree, there is such a nice warm glow. This photo is courtesy of Sharps Farm.
I included this next beautiful décor project because I love it and everyone else loves it, too. I get so many notifications that a different person has repinned it, there is no way I couldn't show it off.
I Don't Know How She Does It! shows you how to put this beauty together with different types of pine cones. I will make this some day!
Lastly, it wouldn't be Christmas without delicious treats, so I'm sharing with you my absolute favorite recipe, Reindeer Feed, aka Peppermint Chex Mix.
This awesome candy is from the wonderful ladies over at Butter, with a Side of Bread. I made this last year and it's so easy and delicious! I can't stress it enough. I want to make it this year but I'm hesitant because I'm supposed to be on a diet and I don't think I'll be able to resist!
There you have it, my favorite Christmas pins from Pinterest for 2012. Do you agree or do you know of some more fantastic ideas? Also, if you want to see what else I think is pin-worthy, feel free to click on the Pinterest button at the top of the left sidebar.
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