I am finally showing you the rest of my Christmas decor!
Let’s start outside, since that is what you would see first if you visited my home (and you definitely should — ya know, come visit!).
View from the driveway. I kinda love my candy-cane lamp post!
Here is a view of the front straight-on:
And here is a view of just the front door area. Believe me, it was quite an experience putting all of this up (think ladders and Command hooks that wouldn’t stay stuck, etc).
Alright – moving inside now…
I would say my style is not fancy. I like little accents here and there, not a complete overhaul of my normal decor.
This is not a technically great photo, but it shows what I was talking about above. I mixed in a little Christmas–bowl of Christmas-colored large potpourri, red mercury glass votives, and the wooden rocking horse from my childhood (it has the date 1984 written on it, so now you have an idea of how ancient I am)– with the regular decor that lives on the shelves of my living room built-in. This picture shows the same kind of mixture of normal and Christmas:
In my dining room, I simply replaced the centerpiece and put faux poinsettias in the basket on the buffet.
And I put a very small accent on the breakfast table (a little centerpiece with a candle, some greenery and some burlap. I thought it was important to go very simple there because of the statement I made in the kitchen.
I bought cheap wreaths at Dollar Tree and spray-painted them dark brown, hot-glued ribbons and bows on and attached them to the cabinets. I think my kids thought I was insane when I was putting these up, but I just love the happy Christmas-y look all the wreaths give the kitchen!
I showed you the entrance in my previous Christmas Decor post, but I didn’t show you this nativity figurine. I placed it on a table I usually keep in the front room/office anyway. It came with the wooden base, but I bought some super cheap faux greenery from Hobby Lobby, took the leaves off the stems and scattered them around the figurine.
Back to the living room now…
I placed a wreath down on an end table and put a cinnamon-smelling red candle in the middle on a small silver tray.
This is one of my favorite decorations in the living room…remember that tray I had on the coffee table with pumpkins and leaves? Well, I filled it with red ornaments, a white pitcher (very inexpensive from Target) with some burlap tied around it, and some greenery (yep, bought from Hobby Lobby) placed inside. I absolutely love this look!
And now for the tree!
I just love how bright and happy it is, full of all sorts of ornaments, from handmade to those bought on vacations. Oh, in case you are wondering where the other stocking is (yep, still have 3 kiddos!), Sadie’s is hiding behind the tree…I was concerned someone wouldn’t love the idea that their stocking wouldn’t be visible, but Sadie actually asked if hers could be the one hanging back there (we went with the hooks that were already there). I think she thinks it’s like a secret!
I hope you’ve enjoyed my little home tour of my Christmas decorations! I really enjoy making my house feel homey!