Decorating Windows, Doors and the Mudroom for Christmas

Oh boy where has the time gone? It is already time to decorate for Christmas. I decided to start with the outside with the doors and work my way inside to the mudroom and windows.

1. I made this wreath with Boxwood, Ribbon, Starfish and Sand Dollars. This was taken during the day but I put lights on it too, and I just love it! It cost about $23 total.

Photos: Liz Donnelly


2. Just inside this door is our mudroom, this is a very busy space! The dogs hang out here and so do all shoes, and backpacks. Here I have used a 36″ magnolia wreath, sugared pears, and burlap ribbon. It kicks off my holiday décor in a big way. Olive our little dog loves the new addition to the space…our Lab is not sure it suits her, so she is still hanging out on the benches.




3. The next step was to decorate the windows. I love these silver glittery reindeer, I added mini silver Christmas balls all are hung with fishing line. On the windowsill I have used pine branches, extra silver balls and a small arrangement of Peonies. It is simple but very pretty.




I have gotten a lot done over the last few days. The next post will be on holiday table-scapes. I hope you like my doors, windows and mudroom!

Happy decorating.

Best, Celia

Thank you Liz Donnelly for the photos!!!


Great Bathroom Ideas

I am inspired by these bathrooms. Each has an idea that I would recommend incorporating if you are planning a renovation.

I think this mirrored vanity could really make a small space feel bigger.

I love the floating drawers above the toilet, great extra storage.

This is a fabulous idea…using doors from a vintage or antique cabinet on a built-in unit.

This off-center vanity helps you to use a small space wisely.

I love the shower boxes in this all white shower. The glass tile is very effective.

All glass showers open up small spaces…this is a great use of a small space.

This open old-fashioned double sink is a great way to allow two to use a small area. The peg board towel rack is clever too!

Using a large print or bold colored wallpaper in a small bathroom can give it pizzazz.

I love designing bathrooms. They are so important to a home. The key to a well designed bathroom is to use every inch of your space. Measure your space and full it up with function!

Are you doing a bathroom renovation? Let me know what you are doing, send photos and ask me about your dilemmas.

Thank you for stopping by. Keep cool in this hot weather.

Best, C

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Daily Deals

Here are my deals of the day

1. Joss and Main: Baxton Studio Chair $329.99

2. One Kings Lane: Zentique (great company I love cabinets) nesting tables $99.99

3. One King Lane: Vintage Alibaster lamp (very cool) $299.99