Monday, December 13, 2010

Open wide your doors!

This Christmas, my goal was to keep it simple. I typically put up two trees, one with white lights and one with colored lights. But this year I gave myself permission to not...and it feels so good. I picked three areas to focus on, no more, no less. My front porch. Our family room Christmas tree. And my dining room table. That's it.
My front porch was inspired from a store front. The minute I saw what the store owner had put over her front doors, I knew I would do it over mine. The ribbon reads "Open wide the doors, that the King of Glory may come in. Psalm 24:7". Don't you just love it...is there not a more perfect scripture verse in all the Bible?
The store that inspired the verse, had embroidered the ribbon that read the bible verse. Well that wasn't in my budget, so I used a gold Sharpie paint pen and it worked just fine.
And with the "King of Glory" as my theme, the crowns were added to my wreaths.
Our Christmas tree:

The only other space I decorated for Christmas was the dining room table. It is a collection of candles, plants, over-sized trumpet ornaments, and ribbon. Most of this I already had, and I just clustered it all up together and called it a centerpiece!
And finally, because these three darlings that are visiting Santa are mine, and because one of them is about to have a birthday this week, and because they are about to be out of school, and because I haven't bought the first Christmas present, Playing Sublimely is closing up shop for the rest of this year. But oh how I hope you will join me the 1st of January! Darcy has been working her magic on some renovations and we plan to be up and running with a new look by the 1st of the year. There will be a few changes in store for us around here, and I can't wait get back into writing in 2011! Merry Christmas my sweet friends, and won't you open up your doors wide and let a whole lot of Glory come in this Christmas season! There is a sweet baby in a manager that I want to draw close to these next few weeks. I adore you all and will see you in January!
Much love in Him,

Amy

Linking up with Kelly and The Nester this year!

28 comments:

Janine said...

What beautiful pics of your home Amy! You did a stunning job. I love the reminder of that verse! Yes indeed ... to allow the King of Glory to enter into every part of our family lives ushers in Glory and joy unspeakable! I am so encouraged by your reminder. BIG love to you my bloggy friend. I have so enjoyed getting to know you this year.

Cate said...

Your front doors are spectacular and the verse is spot on!

Merry Christmas!

www.momentsofwhimsy.com

Phillips Family said...

Your front doors are beautiful!

Between You and Me said...

love what you've done...
beautiful...
and the scripture...
it's one of my most favorite in all of scripture...
it radiates God's goodness and kindness to us!

Julie said...

Hi, Amy-Nice to "meet" you, too. Our doors ARE very similar! And I love the verse & the theme of yours. Merry Christmas!

Lisa said...

Beautiful, Amy! I love how your decorating is so meaningful and intentional! May you have a joyful Christmas with your family. Thank you for all your hard work on your blog this year - I appreciate reading it so very much.

Richella said...

Oh, so beautiful! I just love that verse, and what a glorious way to adorn your home! Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing your lovely home and your beautiful spirit. You are a shining light! :)

Bethany {3SonsPlus1} said...

Very pretty! Just love the idea of writing on the ribbon- I never thought of that...and such endless possibilities... Merry christmas!

The Marshes said...

You have a beautiful home. The entry way is absoultely stunning and I do not think that you could have picked a more beautiful theme!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Everything is so beautiful! I love the ribbon and garland around your door and the wreaths are gorgeous! Your children are adorable.
Happy Holidays.,
Sherry

New England Gal said...

What a gorgeous home! Your front doors look amazing! Beautiful picture of your kids with Santa. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Traci Michele said...

Beautiful! Love your front doors!

Love,
Traci

Dawn said...

Merry Christmas! "See" you in January!
Dawn

Tales of a Peanut said...

LOVE that scripture! And a beautiful door! Thanks for stopping by my place too!

victorian parlor II said...

Your Christmas decor is beautiful!

Blessings,

Kim

~Jamie Kubeczka~ said...

Your Christmas decor is beautiful! I love your entry way.

Jill said...

Everything looks so beautiful! I have front door envy right now. I'll be going through Playing Sublimely withdrawal until January, but can't wait to see the changes you mentioned. Is it just me, or does that Santa look kinda girlie in that pic? That's why Thomas is eyeing him funny, isn't it? Thomas knows that that Santa is actually a chick and he ain't having none of that! HAHAHA!!! Hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!

Kayleen said...

What darling children you have. I loved pictures of my kids with santa. Your Christmas decorations are beautiful. Merry Christmas Thanks for sharing with us

CarolinaGirl said...

Your front doors are amazing! I love it! What a beautiful family and home! Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas!

ThriftyAnnabella said...

Very nice - thanks for sharing :)

Jorgelina said...

Your front doors are spectacular !
Everything looks so beautil!
Merry Christmas!

Jessica said...

Hello, I am blog hopping today and just decided to stop by your blog.

Your decorations are BEAUTIFUL!!

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Have a very blessed Wednesday!! :0)

Ben and Emily said...

Love love love your entry way/front door! That saying is perfect too!

Your house is beautiful!

Merry Christmas!
emily

Crystal @ Ordinary Days said...

I love this saying and love the front door! Beautiful.

Heather said...

Beautiful! I love your front door decor!

Kelly @ Sufficient Grace Ministries said...

Oh my word! I absolutely love the ribbon and the verse! Perfect....and everything looks beautiful.

Merry Christmas!

june said...

Have a very Merry Christmas!!! Love the doors and the verse!!! 3 areas Great way to simplify for the season. Way to go!!!
Look forward to hearing from you in the New Year!
Blessings,
June

LLH Designs said...

What a perfect scripture to drape around your front doors! That may be the best, most meaningful decoration I've ever seen. Well done!

I hope you are enjoying your break. I had to take a blog reading hiatus while designing Christmas cards, so I'm enjoying the catch up time!

Blessings to you!
Linsey

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