Friday, December 14, 2012

Show Us Your Life - Christmas Decorations


I'm linking up with Kelly's Korner today to share our Christmas decorations.  This is our first Christmas in our new house and I've had so much fun!  As I was unpacking all of our older decorations, I realized how dated some of them were and just how many of them I really no longer use.  I had a big clean out and purchased some new items!
Here's our main tree in the living room.  I replaced our silver garland with some wide natural burlap ribbon from Ballard Designs.  I also replaced our blue and silver snowman tree skirt with a red burlap ruffle one from this etsy shop.  They had tons of beautiful stuff at a very reasonable price!
I've wrapped all of my presents in the same lime paper this year - one version in diamonds and one version in damask.  I used red grosgrain ribbon taped down flat with pretty gift tags.  I like that I can stack them on top of each other without worrying about squishing the bow!


We used to have Disney stockings and my kids have just outgrown them.  I ordered the classic burlap stockings that come with a burlap wrapped initial from this etsy shop.  This shop owner was so sweet and easy to work with!  My dad brought me some real poinsettias!


I have a large collection of Department 56 Snow Village houses that were handed down to me from my mom.  I don't put all of them out but I did a special display on our mantle.  My husband loves baseball, so I put our stadiums and a few specials houses out.  There is also a natural burlap garland in the background.


There's my art studio Snow Village house on top of our secretary desk in the entry hall.  This super cute joy banner came from this etsy shop.  It is so well made and I just love it!


This candy themed tree was always displayed in my kitchen at the old house.  In our new house, I had to put it in my office.  The window faces the main road so at least the pretty lights show!  This is where I always put my bagged presents that don't really match my wrapping theme!


Finally, I kept the knick knacks to a minimum this year.  I just rearranged some pictures that I usually have scattered around the house in one display with my Christmas penguin family.  My natural burlap ruffle runner fits this little side table perfectly.  Yes, that's my basket of exercise stuff just in case the mood hits!

Thanks so much for visiting today!  Happy Holidays!












1 comments:

Leslie said...

Very cute! Love those stockings! Merry Christmas. Thanks for stopping by my blog as well.