Actually it’s fairly nice outside, but since this is a Christmas post I thought it was appropriate to title it with lyrics from a Christmas song. One of my former co-workers would burst out in song singing “Let it Snow” about 5 times a day during the winter, and probably about twice a day throughout the year. Now I’m feeling nostalgic and I miss her terrible singing; it always made me smile.
Anyway, I digress. I’ve gotten about 85% of the Christmas decorating done inside and I want to share some photos with you guys!
First up, the all important Christmas tree! This is the first year we’ve bought a real tree since the apartments didn’t allow it. I was a little resistant but I have to admit this one looks pretty great and it smells incredible!
Leo destroyed our old tree skirt a couple years ago so we bought a new one at Hobby Lobby on sale for $25. I really like it, but do you think it might be a little small for the tree?
I decorated our little fake tree from last year and put it on the table in front of the living room window. Ben and I have a tradition of buying an ornament for each other every year for Christmas so I decorated this tree with our special ornaments. I don’t have a tree skirt for this one but I did dress it up a little bit by putting it on a snowflake placemat from Pier 1.
This is also the first year we’ve had a mantle so we had to get some stockings! From left to right there’s one for Ben, me, Finnley, and Leo. And that little ball thing in the middle?
It’s a really pretty light ball I bought on clearance from Pottery Barn. It looks great lit up on the mantle but unfortunately I couldn’t get a good picture of it.
I put a pretty gold mosaic glass bowl on the TV stand and filled it with some cheap filler ornaments from Target.
I wanted an ornament stand because I thought I had so many ornaments, but it turns out I had always just had a small tree. Since I didn’t have any ornaments left after decorating my big new tree I had to pick up some cheap little ornaments. Oh, and the ornament stand is actually a jewelry stand from Pier 1 since it was $10 cheaper than their actual Christmas ornament stands. I have it sitting on my nesting tables in the upstairs hallway with some cute leftover gift boxes from last year.
And I can’t leave without showing you pictures of the outside of our house. I know it doesn’t look like much in this photo but since this is our first house Ben was super excited to hang some Christmas lights. I picked out the little candy cane lights, aren’t they cute?!
I still want to hang some garland lights on the mantle, around the front door, and on the stairs handrail but I really like what we have done so far!
I hope all of you have a wonderful weekend! I will be spending my weekend working on my big Interior Design project, wish me luck!