Y'all - I have been looking forward to this day for MOOOOOONTHS!!!! What's the only thing better than getting a peek inside people's homes??? Getting peek inside when they're decorated!
So, enough with the chit chat.... on with the pics!
The little tree on our front hall buffet table has our glitter ornaments from Pottery Barn with everyone's initials.
At the end of last year we got rid of our old tree. I found a FANTASTIC deal on this one and our old pre-lit was pretty much falling apart. I LOVE the quality of this one and it's a lot more narrow - which at first I was hesitant about, but I'm actually really loving it now.
I like to decorate the same way I like to dress - with layers. Lots of layers. ;)
The tiles that are around on easels and on my one wall are by Sid Dickens and they're my FAVORITE decor pieces. Dave's parents give me one for my birthday and Christmas every year and Dave surprises me with them sometimes as well. They're timeless and I love how easy they are to display.
Our big tree doesn't have a theme or any kind of "order" other than fun memories. Dave and I have excianged ornaments since 2000 and we give our kids an ornament each year as well. We pick them up when we travel and for special occasions.
The fudgesicle was for Luke from my mom last year - because they walked to the little corner store at least once a week to buy fudgesicles. The handmade one was by Mason last year at Home for the Holidays and the hamburger was our ornament for Luke the year that he and Mason were a hamburger and hotdog for Halloween.
When I was pregnant with Griffin, the boys dubbed her "Popcorn" and this is the ornament that was left for her that year :)
My favorite ornaments are the handmade ones. This is Luke's handprint from Pre-K.
Another Home Goods pillow!
Looking into the kitchen...
This is real life, friends. That hurricane lamp needs a SERIOUS windexing and I'm printing a santa pic for the frame... but I don't have it yet :)
Our stockings are GIANT and are from Pottery Barn kids. I ordered them a few years ago the day after Christmas for a really big discount - and I didn't read the dimensions very carefully :) It worked out though since we're REALLY good all year. hahaha
I had the embroidery done locally since I wanted the scale to match the stocking size.
The small tree next to the fireplace is kind of my "decorative" tree - I have jeweled pears and pomegranates and lots of little picks.
All of the little jeweled garlands and picks are actually from our wedding. My mom and I found them at Crate and Barrel and used them on our tables.
I found this chalkboard on Craigslist - and because it's so big I like to use real chalk.
The window behind my sink is my favorite spot to decorate and I incorporated a bunch of jeweled fruit and ornaments that were our wedding favors :)
This nativity was a wedding gift and is super special to us.
The kids really don't mess with the Christmas decorations - but on the off chance that they do I keep this one safe up here.
And just for fun... here's a pic of the lights last night :)
I decorated the kids rooms a bit as well - but due to the OVERWHELMING number of pics I already posted (and wanting to wrap up a garland project), I'm going to save that for another post. I can't wait to grab a cup of tea tonight and look through all of your posts!