decorating ideas from Christmas past and Christmas future

As I worked to put the finishing touches on my Christmas decor last night, the inspiration started flowing.  I’ve kept some of my favorites, mixed in with some new Christmas decorating ideas.

Here’s a look back at Christmas 2011.

christmas decor, front porch, pre-lit trees, poinsettias, wreath

front door wreath, christmas tree, holiday decor

mantel, stockings, garland, home decor, holiday

dining room, tablescape, place settings, southern living inspired, nutcrackers

place settings, southern living inspired, charger plates, dining room, holiday decor

The place setting was inspired by this scene in the Christmas with Southern Living Cookbook 2011.

christmas with southern living cookbook, christmas decor, holiday decor, place setting


Please be sure to tune in on Google + on Monday, December 3rd for a LIVE hangout on air with me and my co-hosts  Heather from Setting for Four

and Tammy from Deja Vue Designs

as we share ideas for DIY christmas ornaments and decoration.

click on the image for a full line up of this fun event!

See you in class,

Mrs. Hines

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After 17 years in an elementary classroom, Mrs. Hines retired from teaching to pursue her passions: decorating, writing and homemaking. While her formal education is in teaching, she discovered her talent for design at a young age and is a self-taught decorator. Mrs. Hines' DIY spirit has earned her appearances on the show Deals which airs on the Live Well Network. She continues to teach and inspire on her popular Lifestyle blog, Mrs. Hines' Class. Homemaking is Mrs. Hines' first love. So, when she isn't decorating or writing, you can find her at home watching television with Mr. Hines or trying to keep up with her teenaged daughter.

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  1. Looking forward to the hangout!

  2. well that is awesome, I will try and remember to attend xo

  3. Awesome Sharon! I am loving the google hangouts too.


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