Hello beautiful friends!! I’m back today sharing some of our Christmas decor! One thing about me that you may not know is that when I decorate a space and get it just how I want, I don’t change it, like ever. That is unless I make something over that I want to keep and then I might have to move something. If I come back and show ya’ll our bedroom in a year, it will be decorated the very same! I guess it’s probably due in part to the fact that I’m constantly redoing my thrift store finds, so I don’t feel the need or desire to change up my home decor.
That confession leads me to the point that I am trying to get at and that is that I hardly change up my Christmas decor either haha! It’s way too much work to try to come up with new ways to decorate every year, so if you’ve seen any of my spaces decorated for Christmas, they may look very familiar!
I’ll start with something that is new this year…the location of our tree. You can see a peek of it in the kitchen as you enter the front door:
It’s big, ya’ll. You may remember I shared it a couple of weeks ago when it was still naked:
Every year my Hubby wants to get a huge tree and I have to reign him in and remind him that it has to fit in our house. This year, I let him go for it. We ended up with a nine-foot tree, and the only place it would fit was in our kitchen!
I actually love it though! I usually put up two trees downstairs, this one and one in the dining room. Because this one was more centrally located, I didn’t feel the need to put the other one up also. This one is my favorite. My boys help me decorate it, and it holds all of our treasured ornaments, like the boys’ hand-made ornaments and so many others that hold special memories…
Just that one small shot shows how special these ornaments are to me. Look at how tiny Jack’s hand was when he was a baby!
We’ll start in the kitchen since that’s where our tree (that we named Glo btw) lives!
I don’t go too overboard in the kitchen because we do use our kitchen a lot and it has to stay functional.
A simple arrangement on the island:
I love simple greenery and pops of red. And I love the whimsey of the elf’s feet. I use them every year!
I also love those red wired poinsettias. I use them to carry the red throughout. I found them at Walmart and they have them every year.
A simple wreath above the stove…
A thrift store tree that I put in a bucket I found at Michaels last year…
The Living Room
And looking back towards the living room…
I love the pops of red against my favorite blue!
This Santa was an after-Christmas clearance find a few years ago. I just love him.
And just to the right of Santa is my blue $6 Thrift Store Christmas Village I redid last year:
I still love it! You could paint them any color you like!
Someone mentioned pink last year, and I think that would be so sweet!
I skipped our table in the kitchen because we had to move it out of the way for the tree, but I just have some simple greenery on it that can easily be moved when we’re eating…
And another one of those Sci-Fi ceiling fans like we had in our bedroom. My Hubby switched out our bedroom one so easily that I’m thinking I should nab a light fixture for this room too while we’re at it!
But don’t look at that…look at this sweet arrangement:
Remember this drawer that I chopped down and turned into a fun Spring arrangement? Turns out it looks pretty cute holding holiday greenery too!
My same Christmas pillow line-up…
I did try to buy new Christmas pillows this year, but other than the pretty beaded pillow on our bed (I bought two…the other one ended up in the dining room.), I didn’t find any I liked better than these.
The arrangement I put together for our island last year is perfect to add a little whimsy to our coffee table this year:
That lantern came from Walmart several years ago and I’ve had the elf as long as I can remember!
He has a buddy that lost part of his hat…I just love their jolly little faces.
Anyone remember this Ballard knockoff Joy pillow I made a few years ago?
Super simple and looks as good as the pricey version for a fraction of the cost.
My beloved Christmas village ended up in here this year since the tree wasn’t in this corner…
See all the details of my Christmas Village HERE if you like! (It’s my favorite holiday tradition!)
Lyla has decided she likes it too…
I snapped this really quickly one night last week when I caught her terrorizing the townsfolk! I love Miss Lyla, but she better stay outta Mama’s Christmas Village!
And looking back at the kitchen…
Remember my Summer sign? That’s where it ended up. We will always be a Summer house at heart. 🙂
Here’s a peek at a project we’ve been slowly working on for the last year:
It’s not quite done, but almost! We’ve been living without the railing and ballisters for almost a year as well. It is so nice to have the railing back up. I told my Hubby I wanted it back together by Christmas so I could decorate it!
And that concludes our Christmas home tour!
I didn’t share the dining room because it looks just like it did the last timed I shared it for Christmas, minus the tree.
You can visit my Christmas dining room HERE if you like!
I’d like to share our outdoor decor before the big day, so I’m hoping to share that next week. I’ll be back on Thursday with my Furniture Fixer Upper girls. We’ll be sharing our favorite Furniture Fixer Upper redos from this year! It was hard to choose, but I think mine was this one from April:
Remember how this one turned out?
You can revisit it Thursday!
UPDATE: See it HERE now!!
Or if you’d like to skip to our outdoor home tour, you can see that HERE!
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