EEEEK!!!! I have been soooooooooo looking forward to today!!! It's seriously one of my favorite days of the year. Two of my favorite things are getting a peek into people's homes and Christmas decorations - so today is THE BEST!
So, here's my house :) This is standing in the far corner of our family room....
And yes... there's a pumpkin on top of my cabinet :) I meant to take it down. hahaha
I'm a sucker for a Christmas pillow :)
This little nativity is played with constantly. Several of the pieces have been chewed on by Jack Bauer, we've lost (and found!) baby Jesus multiple times and it's never set up "pretty" - but it's perfect :)
I've had several questions about the lights on our tree - and I hate to disappoint, but it's a prelit tree from WalMart and we didn't add a single strand of lights.
The M was made my a couple at church who are raising money for their adoption.
I found this huge lantern at HomeGoods and I filled it with assorted ornaments.
So. Our tree. It's a HOT MESS of sentimental ornaments and handmade paraphernalia. The kids helped to decorate it and so more than half the ornaments are on the bottom third and there are multiple ornaments on one branch (GASP!) and similar ornaments are grouped together (GASP again!) hahaha.
I wouldn't change a thing.
We pick up ornaments when we travel and love incorporating our kids into this tradition and letting them pick...
No ornament is too big or tacky for our tree :)
That sasafrass is yours truly ;)
Yes... that's a Santa head made out of a bobber :)
Spiderman and ballet shoes :)
I love that our tree is jam packed of memories and fun.
Hello, I'm Andrea and I'm addicted to twinkle lights :)
Okay. So I bought this stand a while ago and up until yesterday I had nothing on it except for a few random ornaments that fell off of the tree next to the fireplace. I stopped in at Trader Joes to pick up gingerbread cookies and pretzel sticks and walked out with an armful of fresh cut tree greens.
I cut the greens apart, made a HUGE mess, threw in a few tealights and ornaments and called it a day!
And I LOVE how it turned out!
They were only $5 for the entire bunch and I had more than enough. BARGAIN!
The signs are lyrics from O, Holy Night and I bought them from Vine and Branches.
The basket is where we drop Christmas cards as they come in.
A couple people commented on my Stocking Stuffer Post about how BIG some of the items I highlighted were... well, the picture below should explain my skewed perspective. :)
We have HUUUUGE stockings! I ordered them a few years ago and didn't pay attention to the sizing. hahaha
Just a note - but if you order the BIG stockings, find someone locally to embroider them for you because Pottery Barn can't do the lettering this large.
The tree next to the fireplace is filled with jeweled fruit, pine cones and berries.
This is the chair where you can often find various kids sitting reading books after dinner.
All of the little crystal pieces are from our wedding. My mom and I scoured Crate and Barrel stores and bought every single one we could find. Ten years later and I still love pulling them out!
Over at the kids little table I have crayons and markers out because they have been all about some Christmas coloring/crafting. It's been GORGEOUS the past few days which means they're outside and the sliding door is open. Perfection!
I think I've mentioned this before, but this nativity was a wedding gift - wasn't that a great idea?
that glass jar is full of these little white fudge brushed gingerbread men from Trader Joes - HEAVEN!
I hope you enjoyed the little tour! Tomorrow my plan is to share a few little touches I have around in the bedrooms and office.
Now, you can link up below and share your decor! Happy Tuesday, Friends!