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Simply Seasonal Holidays With Bliss

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Thank you for hopping over from Flourish & Knot and welcome to my Rocky Mountain Bliss! I’m so excited to be participating in the Simply Seasonal Holiday home tour and can’t wait to share some of my Christmas decorations with you.

Having worked retail for many years it took me a long time to get on board with decorating for the holidays. My number one rule is no holiday decorations are allowed out before Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is its own holiday and it gets to have a very special three weeks in between Christmas and Halloween. 

After that, gathering up the decorations boxes for an afternoon of holiday decor can be fun. We started with the outside of the house the Saturday after Thanksgiving and were lucky enough to have an amazing neighbor who rented a cherry picker come lend us a hand with the top tier of lights. This sped up getting the outside lights by a TON.



We haven’t yet found the perfect artificial tree so we followed the instructions we received from the tree lot to wait until after December 1st to put up a live tree. 

I love the smell of pine and there is nothing better then coming home to the house all woodsy and warm. As I was growing up, my mom picked out ornaments for my sisters and I to have when we each built homes of our own. My collection is a combination of Coco Cola pieces and Hallmark. 

When we first moved in I knew I wanted to make the front living room welcoming and inviting. I picked up our entry table from Target last year and I love decorating it for the holidays. Eventually I want to completely fill it with decorations and am working on building it out each year. 

My favorite holiday decoration on the table is the boxwood topiary (which I liked enough last year to keep it out after the holidays). I used gold and silver ornaments to tie in the lantern with a festive look.

Our downstairs living room uses teal and black as the main colors. We’d already ordered the stockings before we moved in so it works well that they were already black! 

Having the TV above the mantel creates a bit decorating challenge, but I think some garland and side decorations gives the stockings the holiday love it needs to complete the look. I love how much fun you can have with apothecary jars so I added some teal and silver ornaments to bring some color to the rest of the built in display. 

Thank you so much for stopping in to check out my decorating tips this holiday season! I’ll be working on some craft projects over the next week, so come back to visit for more inspiration later this month. Be sure to hop on over the next Simply Seasonal tour home at Pocketful of Posies to hear how she readies her home for the holidays. I’ve added a link to everyone else participating {and the day they post} so you can be sure to check out all the amazing blogs in this series. 


Monday, December 5

Organize Nashville

Creatively Homespun

At Home with Zan

Uncookie Cutter

Tuesday, December 6

Timeless Creations

Craftivity Designs

Green with Decor

My Life from Home

Two Purple Couches

Old House to New Home

Wednesday, December 7

Our Crafty Mom

A Purdy Little House

Roots North & South

Pender & Peony

Organize & Decorate Everything

Thursday, December 8

Flourish & Knot

Rocky Mountain Bliss

Pocketful of Posies

Recreated Designs

Knock it Off Kim

The Interior Maven

Little Bits of Home

Friday, December 9

Love My Simple Home

Brooklyn Berry Designs

Simple Nature Decor

2 Bees in a Pod

Country Design Style

Finding Your Joy in The Journey


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  • Reply
    Maria Brittis
    December 9, 2016 at 5:58 am

    Very cute home with simple yet festive holiday decor! . Have a great holiday!

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    Amy @ mylifefromhome
    December 9, 2016 at 6:28 am

    You are definitely ambitious with those outside lights! You’ll have to show us the result. Your home looks beautiful for the holidays. Enjoy! Merry Christmas!

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    December 9, 2016 at 8:46 am

    That was lucky to have such a great neighbor to help put up outside lights! Pretty holiday home 🙂

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    Sue Purdy
    December 10, 2016 at 7:14 am

    Your tree is lovely and I’m really digging the teal colours you used in your holiday decorating too. Wonderful job.

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    Vicki and Jennifer 2 Bees in a Pod
    December 10, 2016 at 12:20 pm

    Wow…a cherry picker is a great idea! ur home is so pretty and festive. Merry Christmas!

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    December 10, 2016 at 4:24 pm

    Can’t wait to see how those outdoor lights turn out!! Merry Merry Christmas!

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    April R - Uncookie Cutter
    December 11, 2016 at 10:36 am

    Looking good! I love those stockings! Can’t wait to see the outside. Pinning!

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    Meg @ Green With Decor
    December 11, 2016 at 6:56 pm

    Love the glam ornaments inside the lantern! Happy holidays!

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    Jeanette Chaney
    December 12, 2016 at 11:44 am

    Love the reindeer and lantern on the entry table! Can’t wait to see your outdoor lights!

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    Creatively Homespun
    December 12, 2016 at 4:34 pm

    I wish our neighbors had a cherry picker!! haha!! That is AWESOME! Your space is gorgeous!!!! So glad to meet you on the hop! xo Shared and Pinned!

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    julie nichols
    December 13, 2016 at 4:32 pm

    Your Christmas tree is lovely with the ornaments from your mom. I love how you decorated your entry table; so pretty with the topiary and the gold and silver bulbs.
    Julie @ Love My Simple Home

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    December 13, 2016 at 5:52 pm

    Really love a live tree! (I can never do an artificial tree – NEVER!) Your home looks lovely and inviting for the holidays!

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    December 13, 2016 at 7:53 pm

    The smell of pine is wonderful! Beautiful tree!

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    Zan Turner
    December 13, 2016 at 10:08 pm

    The tree is beautiful and how special are the ornaments!! I’ve never had a real one but I’m sure there’s nothing like the woodsy smell!! Your home looks great for the season!!

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    December 14, 2016 at 10:02 pm

    Renting a cherry picker is so smart! I need to look into this for next year 😉 We always get a live tree, too. Nothing beats having the fresh smell of pine in the house! Thanks for sharing your home with us. Merry Christmas!

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    Lisa Silfwerbrand
    December 17, 2016 at 5:08 pm

    Oh Annie, I looove the smell of pine too! Your tree looks lovely! Hope you are having a great holiday season.

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    December 23, 2016 at 7:30 pm

    Your home looks beautiful! That is amazing that you got to use a cherry picker for your lights! #jealous 😉

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