Welcome to our Christmas House!

Welcome to our Christmas House!

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!

Welcome to our Christmas House!

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!

Welcome to our Christmas House!

All the silvery mercury glass shimmers and shines and looks so pretty.

Welcome to our Christmas House!

Welcome to our Christmas House!

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!Welcome to our Christmas House!

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!

Welcome to our Christmas House!

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.

Welcome to our Christmas House!

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.

Welcome to our Christmas House!

Cozy furry blankets are THE BEST for holiday nights by the fire! I got this one at Pier One and I love it.

Welcome to our Christmas House!

Fun family night all lined up on the sofa with our popcorn, watching Buddy the Elf!

Welcome to our Christmas House!

Foot fights are always fun after the movie.

Welcome to our Christmas House!

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!

Welcome to our Christmas House!

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!

Welcome to our Christmas House!

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!

Welcome to our Christmas House!

Welcome to our Christmas House!

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!

Welcome to our Christmas House!

I printed Christmas words on my painted chalkboard (which I painted over a real oil painting), all “subway style” with my white chalkboard pen! Clearly, I’m obsessed with those pens.

Welcome to our Christmas House!

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?

Welcome to our Christmas House!

I got these  Nativity Hurricanes from Dayspring!

Welcome to our Christmas House!

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.

Welcome to our Christmas House!

Bits of this and that.

Welcome to our Christmas House!

Welcome to our Christmas House!

Jingle Bell Jar in the kitchen…

Welcome to our Christmas House!

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?

Welcome to our Christmas House!

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!

I linked up to Kelly’s Korner & Nester and Hooked on Houses!

Welcome to our Christmas House!

The Dining Room Humble Silver Spoon Tree

The Dining Room Humble Silver Spoon Tree

Creative Christmas tree theme!

We decided not to have a main tree this year. Call me crazy, but rather than the usual gorgeous but frivolous great smelling fresh cut enormous tree, or any other fancy variation, we decided to simply use what we already had. Somehow, simple felt right for us this year.

We have several smaller trees instead, one for each main room of the house.

I had plans to have them all decorated by now (since they take so little to decorate!) but it just didn’t happen.

I’m kind of glad I’m not all done already though, I’d love for my girls to be here so we can decorate it as a family. Christmas isn’t about me doing everything myself, it is about our family enjoying traditions together. I don’t want to give up all of our traditions in my effort to keep things simple.  So, I have only done one tree so far. The rest will happen in the coming week or two.

The Dining Room Humble Silver Spoon Tree

For a bit of quirky fun, I decided to use my mom’s old silver on our dining room tree.

The silver is all so beautiful, why not?

The Dining Room Humble Silver Spoon Tree

This is just a random little spoon she collected along the way, but I thought it was cute.

I thought about adding more things to the tree to fancy it up even more,  but decided to go with just the spoons and forks. Sometimes it is OK to say “enough.”

The Dining Room Humble Silver Spoon Tree

It might be adorned with sterling silver, but it is just a simple little tree.

Silver tied with jute. Nothing more.

Humble. Not proud or fancy or trying to call too much attention to itself.

I like it that way.

The Dining Room Humble Silver Spoon Tree
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