Well, I am finally getting around to sharing pictures of our holiday decor. Keep in mind these pictures were taken over the course of two (or three?) weeks and I have rearranged and changed things so many times I lost count, so these pictures show things all over the place and in all sorts of lighting so they aren’t very cohesive. They are pre-tree and post tree and everything in between.
I tried the tree in a new spot this year, since I like to use my fireplace this time of year, and it tends to dry out the tree must faster than the usual 1 week it lasts (ha!). We get our tree from The Home Depot each year (affordable and quick and easy) but a little disappointing on the smell factor. (This poor tree is completely void of that lovely pine smell.)
The grain sack dog bed and stocking are from Maria at Dreamy Whites. Hannah poses for me every year while I take pictures of the front room in her Christmas scarf.
I kept the mantle simple this year with just a cedar garland from Trader Joes, some pinecones and a bit of vintage bling. I used nails in the mantle to hold the stockings and decided not to use the topiary tree holders I’ve used for the last several years.
The Santa pillow was a gift.
I still haven’t added any trim to the chair I recovered but I sort of like the rustic way it looks so I have left it that way from now. I may decide to add trim later.
The jewel trees I made fit perfectly above the buffet and work so nicely with the ironstone platters I hung.
The simplest decor pieces seem to always be my favorites. Like the bells on the front door.
Here is the room before we added the tree beside the sofa.
Oops, someone forgot to dust the reindeer before taking a picture. (Ahem… cough, cough)
A quick peek into the dining room and family room…
I had to laugh after I took these pictures at the one strand of red beads at the very top of the tree. I used the beads all over the tree and then decided it was too much, so I decided to take them off and I guess I missed a strand!
Whew! I think that just might be the most pictures I’ve ever included in one post. I hope I didn’t over do it.
Merry Christmas everyone!