Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Christmas Decor Part 2

Today I'm wrapping up my Christmas decor home tour and showing you the downstairs.  I didn't change up too much from last year but I feel like everything looks so much better with the fresh paint we had done this summer.




We put our tree in the living room again this year and I LOVE it because we can see it from pretty much everywhere downstairs and it just fits the room really well.


This tree has allllll of our family ornaments and it's a big mix of homemade, souvenirs, etc.


I mean... there's Dwight Schrute next to a precious handmade toddler ornament :) 


And yes... there are wrapped presents under the tree because I shop early and if I don't wrap them I"ll give them to people too early :) hahaha



I added a few nativities to the bookshelf...




I added a few garlands going up the stairs...


... and switched out the wall art for an O Holy Night sign.


In the office I added a garland and a few special vintage ornaments that belonged to my grandparents.




I kept things pretty similar to years past in the dining room...



Ignore the overflowing blanket situation in the family room - it's a losing battle :)  


This was before half the lights on my mantle went out. hahaha


I bought the stockings at Nordstrom last year and the letters are super old from Pottery Barn.




And just in case you're debating a fresh coat of paint at your house, here's our family room last Christmas...



I moved our "Santa photo tree" into the dine-in-area this year and am LOVING IT!



I took small photo frames from Hobby Lobby, added some wire to them and have Santa photos from every year on the tree (if you look closely at the picture above you can see the frame for this year's photo at the bottom of the tree - hahaha)


The centerpiece has our Giving Manger and a tree stand where we hang the advent books we read at dinner.


I didn't add much in the actual kitchen...


... Christmas dishes are out...



... and probably my FAVORITE thing this year is this mouse nativity.  Growing up my brother and I (for whatever reason) started giving my mom little mice collectibles.  She always kept them in a glass curio cabinet in our dining room and I can remember going to this little gift shop with my dad and buying her the pieces of this set over the course of a few Christmases.  She passed it along to me this year and I ADORE IT!!!  





I LOVE a Christmas mug and love having them out for tea and hot chocolate.  



And last, we have a tree up in our bedroom which I absolutely ADORE! 


It's flocked and SO PRETTY and I love having it on at night.


Speaking of that... the tree isn't pre-lit and this year I decided to use the large C9 lights and OH MY WORD.  I love it but y'all... it's bright :) hahaha


The ornaments are a mix of mercury glass ornaments and larger ornaments from Hobby Lobby.



And the extra ornaments I just put in this glass compote bowl.  I would LOVE a flocked garland for the dresser - but the one that matches our tree is sold out so that will have to wait until next year. 


If you missed last week's post and want to check out our porch and upstairs decorations you can click HERE.

13 comments :

  1. I've been trying for months to find a similar bookcase to the one in your living room. Any ideas? I would love one for my home! Thanks!!

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  2. Would it be weird if I napped on your couch today? It looks so cozy!!!

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  4. Your ferns look so pretty and healthy on your bookshelf. I can't seem to keep them alive, what's your secret?
    Also, where is the mug with the Christmas trees from?

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  5. Your home is so cozy and looks SO great with the new paint!

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  6. love it-so cozy and homey! I love that wooden Nativity! Where did you get it!?

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  7. I need to know where that orange throw blanket is from in your downstairs room. I have been on the hunt!

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  8. Looks great! Love the mouse nativity!

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  9. Always enjoy seeing your Christmas Tour...the little mouse nativity is so sweet. Also your wrapping skills are so good.....the paper and the bows look great. I'd love to hear you share about that on stories sometime. I still haven't wrapped the first thing!

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  10. Love it all but I MUST know where that gorgeous throw on your chair in your bedroom is from?? Love that! Thanks!

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