One of my favorite things about the holidays is decorating. I've been working on decorating our home these last few weeks and I'm finally ready to share. There are still a few things I would have loved to have done, but at this point I'm just going with it and enjoying the sparkle and festiveness of our home. So welcome and hope you enjoy!
This is actually one of the photos from our Christmas card shoot, but is a great photo to show our front door. We kept it pretty simple this year with just a wreath and my little outdoor tree. More on our Christmas card later this week :)
We have a few holiday touches to our entry way, including our Christmas card from last year framed, and my Christmas card wreath that I made a few years ago. I love getting cards from our family and friends...another favorite part of the season!
I also added a few holiday touches to our 1st floor bath which is right off the entry way.
One of the first things you see upon entering our home is our Christmas tree. Last year we purchased a fake tree after a few years of bad luck with real trees. I love a real tree, but after dealing with a bug infestation, I'm pretty happy with our fake tree and an evergreen candle...ha! I really love how skinny and tall our tree is. It fits our space perfectly. And Napoleon totally agrees!
A few of the new decorations I purchased this year was this Nativity from World Market, the silver mercury trees from Crate and Barrel and the green tree from Home Goods. BTW, after I took this picture Rick hid the baby Jesus. He said I wasn't allowed to bring out the baby Jesus until he was born. I'm not sure where he is, but hopefully not lost forever...ha! I also updated some of the pictures on our living room gallery wall. You will notice our "Superhero" Halloween picture is now on display.
Our mantle is pretty similar to last year, but I did purchase two fun felt garlands from West Elm this year to hang across our mantle.
We had to move Abby's bed when we put up the tree, and I swear she loves laying by the tree and the fireplace. We tend to move her bed around the living room throughout the day.
Moving into our dining room, here is the little bookcase next to our back door.
And here is my centerpiece for our dining room table. The cute little wreath is from Pier 1 and the candles are from Home Goods. The mercury candle holders are from Pottery Barn and were a wedding gift from last year. I'm kind of obsessed with all things mercury glass lately.
And here is our sideboard.
For the last two years, Rick has purchased me a Swarovski crystal ornament for each year we have been married. I purchased this metal tree from Crate and Barrel to display them, and since I only have 2 so far, I added some fun red, green and gold ornaments, along with my DIY glitter pinecones, to fill it up. I can't wait to have a beautiful tree full of crystal ornaments someday.
Here is the ornament for 2015. Isn't it pretty!
I have a few decorations in the kitchen, but my favorite is this Pioneer Woman Charlie cookie jar. I finally got my hands on this (it was sold out forever!), and of course I had to dress him up the minute I got him home. We already have a "cookie jar" for the pups, so I'm planning on using this for extra special treats :)
If you recall, I mentioned last week I was taking a Christmas DIY Centerpiece class. It was a ton of fun, and here is my finished centerpiece. I'm planning on sharing details of the class next week as I already have a few posts planned this week. So check back later this week for more fun posts and a few next week, including a fun festive cocktail!!
You can check our last years holiday tour here.