Monday, July 8, 2013

Christmas in July

 One has to a bit on the crazy side to be thinking of Christmas in July with temperatures in the high 90's and swimsuits hanging on the line,  however that is all I am doing these days.  A call came to my home mid June and a voice full of Southern charm and grace convinced me that our home was needed on the Christmas tour in December and  before I could sit back and contemplate what this all meant, I said yes.  Now mind you we have not yet finished our home or even moved there yet and most every Christmas thing I own is packed under the stairs and in the attic of our home in Florida.
Two years prior some dear friends of our had their home on the tour and they were pleased to find themselves still talking to each other by the time December rolled around.   When we told them of our commitment they just shook their heads and laughed and said they would be praying for us as our marriage would surely need a miracle.  So now as I have spent hours on my pinterest board on Christmas I ask you,  is this too bold for the old house?
With the stained glass directly above the door the traditional reds and greens of the past have just looked off.
I would love your imput and ideas and most importantly your prayers!

Today I am joining the party with all these girls
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11 comments:

Debra Oliver said...

I think that color scheme is just perfect!!! Christmas can be in any color, just have fun!

Shasta Farrar said...

First off, I LOVE your house! It will look great in any color scheme. Why not stay with a shabby theme...pinks instead of red & lots of white.

Good luck! I hope you'll post a 'virtual' Christmas pilgrimage home tour for your readers :)

Shasta @ InTheOldRoad.com

Patty Sumner said...

I think it would be great for your front door. Keep us posted...We must see pics of all the decor...Blessings and I think you and your hubby will be fine!

thepaintedapron.com said...

I am probably not a good one to ask because I am wild about anything crazy, different, over the top and colorful, which this is! I LOOOOVE THIS! I get so bored with the understated whites and simple farm evergreens! Boooorrrringggg! Go for it! I hope you'll keep sharing your ideas!

Heather SettingforFour said...

I think this color scheme would be gorgeous for your Christmas decor! Jewel tones would dress your home beautifully!! Thanks for visiting my blog - you have a very beautiful home and you write beautifully from the heart!!! Heather

Diane | An Extraordinary Day said...

Hello Rose!!
Just popped over for the first time and I ADORE your house!! Oh my goodness....it's dreamy! Maybe even my dream house. :)

To answer your question....I do like the the garland you are showing. But...I might go with a toned-down version of those colors. They seem to be just a bit garish (dare I say that) for your home. But....you are definitely onto something that will be absolutely stunning. Truly!!!

What a fun project ahead. I guess you're taking this Christmas in July thing...literally! Haha!

Blessings!!

Lizbeth McGow said...

I don't think I've ever done Xmas in traditional colors! I'm a happy gal so the more the merrier! Thanks for sharing! Very pretty indeed! Came over to visit you from Better with Age party!
Lizy@http://justdipitinchocolate.blogspot.com/

June said...

As for me I LOVE it. I always love doing something a little unexpected for my Christmas decor. Gosh...now you have me thinking Christmas Becky...geeesh :) What ever you do with your gorgeous house for the tour will be splendid I am sure!!!
many hugs...

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Larissa Haynes said...

The way I look at it is that Christmas is Christ's birthday and it's His party. What would He think looking in your window..."shame they didn't use red, green, & white"? No way!! You did it right. :o)
Larissa ~ Prodigal Pieces