Hey friends! Welcome! Come on in! I’m inviting you in to see my Christmas decor, even though I am not really done with my holiday decorating yet. Even though I’m keeping it very simple this year, I just haven’t finished up our trees or entry yet. But that is how it goes, real life comes first, right? But I’m glad you popped by anyway. I’ll share what I have done so far, how about that?
You might have noticed I took down our green shutter above the fireplace mantel and put up a mirror. I REALLY wanted to warm things up during the winter (I’m a cozy house girl!), so adding in some brown (with a mirror I already had) was one of the things I did to winterize, and it helped!
Remember when I mentioned that my garland fell down? Well, instead of putting it back up, I decided to use my simple snowflake garland instead and I LOVE IT!
All the silvery mercury glass shimmers and shines and looks so pretty.
When our power went out during the snowstorm over Thanksgiving we realized we could turn our chairs around like this and snuggle up really close to the fireplace! It was so cozy I left the chairs like that for awhile. Now we can turn them that way again on the next cold night!
I took my wreath (that I had on the fireplace for the past year), gave it a light dusting with my faux snow spray, and added a second wreath with white berries right on top of it. New look, same wreath!
I was missing the color red at my house this Christmas, so when I got my new DaySpring pillow, all was right in the world again.
I so wish I had a fancy camera that could take great photos at night, but you get the idea, right? Things just GLOW at night during the holidays. I love tucking my little trees here and there to replace lamps.
Cozy furry blankets are THE BEST for holiday nights by the fire! I got this one at Pier One and I love it.
Fun family night all lined up on the sofa with our popcorn, watching Buddy the Elf!
Foot fights are always fun after the movie.
Now, on to the dining room, I added a little punch of greenery to the pitcher on the armoire, and if you look near the molding on our ceiling you can see that our paint is STILL not yet done. Yay us!
Done or not, I am in love with the color of our dining room, good-bye SWINE. Behr All in One Studio Taupe is the new color. You’re welcome. I’m just giving it to you now because I know a few of you will wonder. I’ll do a dining room AFTER post someday. I will. Yes, I really will!
I had visions of completing all of my little theme trees by this week but so far, this is the only tree we have decorated. If you missed my Humble Silver Spoon Tree, you can find it here. I plan to do more of our trees this week!
I put together this little display out of a mercury glass candle stick with a mirror and cloche on top. A couple of ornaments under the cloche and it is all festive!
It would not be MY house if we didn’t have drums in our living room. I’m just being real, we LIVE here and have a busy life that includes musical instruments. At least they are sparkly and festive for Christmas, right?
I got these Nativity Hurricanes from Dayspring!
I made this felt wreath for a bedroom door. I LOVE it! It is so easy to make too! Here is the felt wreath tutorial if you missed it.
Jingle Bell Jar in the kitchen…
Cutting out cookies for a party at church! We left a cookie sheet full of gingerbread men laying out on a kitchen chair, waiting its turn to be baked, and this little furry pup below grabbed one right off the tray. He is sneaky for being almost 16. But HOW can you get mad at THAT face?
Winston loves you all and wishes you a very Merry Christmas! I’ll share more Christmas decorating as it happens! Plus I am getting ready for company, so I have a post coming up full of my tips for preparing for holiday house guests!
Happy Christmas House Touring this week!