Christmas decorating at the Avenue

A joy this time of year is decorating for Christmas. Our Manitou Springs Bed and Breakfast Inn near Colorado Springs has decorating ideas displayed throughout the Inn. The Avenue Hotel Bed and Breakfast is the perfect Victorian backdrop for many of our vintage arrangements

Entry
Front banister. Garland, large ornaments, floral picks, frosted poinsettia, and ribbon 

 The garland strung banister creates a warm and welcoming entry. Each guest room is decorated and festive. Vintage items feel traditional, and Christmas is definitely a time to celebrate tradition.

Family tree in the Fireplace parlor

Due to the size of the bed and breakfast we have many decorating options. Often we put up two trees, one in each parlor, this year we did not. We put our 6 foot snowman in the Library parlor and the family tree in the other.

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Part of Gwenn’s snowman collection

The mirror is hung with  evergreen garland with a string of light woven through out. Ornaments of the same color but different sizes are hung and secured around and on top. The corners are highlighted with ribbon and some special theme. The right corner has reindeer and the left poinsettia.  Floral picks and snowflakes act as fill.  

The large ornament is tied with ribbon and adorned with a lovely pick.  This makes for a beautiful decoration for a table or  in a candlestick 

Basket of greenery, pine cones and berry picks in the Pawnee Room

Decorations in the Canon Room

All of our arrangements are put together by my sister, Ann, I help.
 The sleigh is filled with floral foam inside a base of crinkled gold heavy metallic paper. Pine cones are spray painted gold. Create height with something interesting and tall, like the cones covered in berries. Floral picks of greenery and favorite seasonal flowers are used in the arrangement. Ribbon.  

Hanging Ornaments
Candy boxes disguised as Nutcrackers

The centerpiece is a candle holder with an electric candle and 2 large floral swags laid on each side.

Centerpiece

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