So it’s about time I put up a few shots of my Christmas decor for this year. It’s been a crazy season this year with the kids last day of school today! I cleaned up enough to take some photos but I don’t anticipate it staying this way for long. That’s life with four boys in the house. Here goes this Christmas open house.
This is my tree in the corner of our family room. Instead of a star I gathered a few feathers, gold shiny stuff and coppery glitter leaves and strapped them to the top of the tree. For the second year in a row I gave my tree a boost! Since I have a toddler, I put the tree on top of a children’s table.
These are a few of my favorite ornaments including my
I LOVE these gold flat Nativity ones.
I cut old red fabric in strips and filled it in the holes. I gathered old greenery and even threw in some grapes. I also added my Merry Christmas burlap ribbon. My favorite throw in is this red glitter garland.
Anything red, gold, green or orange gets stuffed in my 9′ Costco prelit tree.
The two dimmers are a MUST! I love to keep the lights on all the time and when I dim it the lights they look gold and copper. It makes it possible to see the ornmanents and details instead of being blinded by the lights.
I am lucky enough to have two vintage sleighs, one from my father and one from my father in law. Here is the one inside filling the space at the bottom of the tree (the other is on the front porch).
My awesome friends Heather and Dan gave me this old door and I threw it in a corner with garland and a great Santa painting my mother in law gave me for Christmas years ago.
She actually took a catalog cover, painted it with a clear paint medium and framed it up! Very clever Carol!
At our house the presents don’t go under the tree (too much peaking and unwrapping). They go way up above the front door on a shelf. My stockings are tied on the railing where they are easily accessed by the little boys Christmas morning. I made these stockings a few years ago with plenty of girth to fit DVD’s and whatever else Santa might want to fill them with.