Bring on the Christmas!

Posted on December 24, 2012. Filed under: Holiday, Home |

I love Christmas. Who doesn’t? It’s the bestest. Here’s how we decorated our house this year for Jolly St. Nick and Baby Jesus.

You know how I love my table settings. Here’s what we did on the kitchen table:

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The dining room table:

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We have a piano now thanks to Adam’s parents. I decided to do something festive to the top of it:

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It was fairly easy. I bought the trees and mercury votives at Target. Everything else I had:

  1. Votives from our wedding
  2. Red pashmina scarf
  3. Footed dessert bowls with our own acorns and juniper sprigs from the yard
  4. Waterford bowl (wedding present)
  5. Red ornaments

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Here is our tree:

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I don’t get particular about colors or themes on our tree in the den. I’d like to get a tree for our living room next year and have it be the red/gold, or white/gold, or 12 days of Christmas tree. But for the tree in our den where we spend the most time, I don’t want it to have any rules. I want to be able to display sentimental ornaments, things we made as a kid, things our children will make. One of my favorite things about Christmas is decorating the tree and remembering all of the ornaments as you take them out of the box and what they mean to you.

Mason has a few ornaments this year:

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As well as his own stocking…

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We finally got a tree topper after 3 Christmases together…

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Here is our mantle. I decorate it the same every year. I like it and it seems to work.

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There are other little touches throughout our house.

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Adam built me the manger for our nativity scene with scrap wood that he found behind his dad’s shop. It’s already weathered and rustic. It’s perfect.

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And for the grand finale….

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I talked Adam into doing outdoor lights this year. I LOVE IT!

We hope you have a Merry Christmas!

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