Join me around our house! I’ve been steadily adding to our Christmas decorations each year, and I’m loving how everything turned out this year. I’m not the best at decorating, but I’m learning slowly (layering, creating visual points, etc.). The boys’ excitement over the decorations make it worth while. Oh and if you need help decorating quickly, have J come over. He will bustle behind you until you are finished, saying things like “why are you sitting down?” and “keep decorating!!”
First up, our entry way!
I love the idea of combining what you have already with some Christmas updates…
And I was beyond thrilled to find these cotton stems from one of my favorite local shops (Mint Julep Marketplace), to include in the Target vase I had been eyeing:
And then we dressed up our little reading nook in the living room:
And our mantel is fresh and new with accents from Kirklands (that mirror was 20 dollars!!):
The bottle brush trees are from Hobby Lobby and I’m going to tell you, they are a glittery mess. But they look awesome!
And here is a close-up of our tree. Take a good look, because this guy is about to be replaced. We have to string lights that work around the middle of the tree because the pre-lit portion stopped working. Last year. No judgement.
The layering detail was a tip I picked up from the mantel link I posted with my Friday Favorites two weeks ago:
And this year we added in a fox to our random lighted animal collection:
I cannot even express to you the hilarity of this set-up. The Bible does discuss behemoth animals, so I’m pretty sure this is what they were talking about.
Let’s move on to the kitchen, shall we?
Immediately upon posting this, I noticed that one of my candle wraps has slipped down, and my A-typeness cannot handle that, so I’m fixing it now…
I love the incorporation of the metal canvas with the cookie print that’s a staple in our house.
And our Christmas card holder is ready to go…
And my wall swag:
And my wreath that I made a few years ago with my sister and Mom:
And our cookie holder and Christmas countdown snowman:
And that’s it! I’ve got my eye on these pieces from Anthropologie to complete a few areas:
And then it’s on to wrapping presents! Happy decorating!