Welcome to my home!
I try to change my mini tree up each year and this year I went with a red theme, using red glitter balls, plaid ribbon, and a silver snowflake topper. I set the tree up on a wooden crate to add height and also to display my snowman couple my mom gave me last year. The red theme of the tree matches the bow on my live, cross-shaped wreath that was a gift from my next door neighbor for watching her dogs recently. I love snowman (which will soon be evident!) so I had to pick up this cute door mat last year.
Come on in to my "formal" living room where my tree lives in front of the picture window. We have an artificial one because the live ones have aggravated my allergies in the past. It is OK because it is pre-lit, so I don't have to string lights every year (except this year, because half the lights decided to not work, so I just bought a couple strands and wrapped them around it! Fixed!)
My tree's theme is handmade, I suppose...Oh, and snowmen. There are some gold and burgundy balls on the tree, but most of my ornaments are sentimental in some way. They were either handmade by my son/family or given to me by friends/family. I have bought a few, like some of the snowmen and a few Hallmark ornaments that represent something special. I have had the tree skirt for years and can't seem to part with it; it is a snowman pattern and fits perfectly with the decor.
This room is our Mid-Century modern room with my hairpin leg desk, danish style sofas, and funky space ship lamp. One of my family members made these cute crocheted snowmen and I have had the snowman music box forever.
The quilt was also a gift from my mom; she usually picks up at least one snowman item for me every year. I am pretty sure she gave me the pillow too; cardinals are one of my favorite birds (and our state bird.) My neighbor gave me the "Be Merry Y'all" pillow last year, which I think is perfect for me. Another fuzzy snowman sits atop the side table.
This living space flows into the Dining Room area, with the buffet as the transition piece. I still am using the gingham checked table runner and some of my cranberries from Thanksgiving, but added a snowman candle holder and Christmas tree garland. I also moved my chalkboard from the porch and updated it with a festive holiday greeting.
This topiary is the sister to the one on the front porch. I bought them both several years ago on Clearance at Walgreens. This tree is decorated in vintage, metal cookie cutters that I found at a thrift store a few years back. I hung them with red and green ribbons and topped the tree with a glittery, striped ribbon.
I also set the tree on a wooden crate and added a festive gift box along with some glittery red and green balls I picked up from the Dollar Tree.
I used ribbon to hang velvet ornaments from my chandelier and filled a metal basket with greenery and sparkly ornaments for my table centerpiece.
Here is a close up of the pretty ornaments in the wire basket; these also came from the Dollar Tree!
More snowman hanging out in the china hutch; I am loving the turquoise and red combo with my Christmas decor! I filled a trifle bowl with more ornaments, including three that I attempted to DIY last weekend. I say attempted, because I wanted to do a swirly pattern inside the plastic ball with red and turquoise paint, but I used too much paint, so it pretty much painted the entire inside of the ornament. Oh well....
Here is a close up of the cookie jar from my Mother-in-Law and cute little snowman candle and bell.
Last, but not least, we head into our den, where we spend most of our time. I switched out the Fall printables in the frames above the couch for Christmas themed printables and DIY'ed the ornament art, using my Cricut.
I kept the mantle pretty simple this year, using a mix of silver, blue and red. I propped a mirror up against the brick and hung a mini cranberry wreath on it, accenting it with a mini bottle brush tree and "Believe" sign. I added a couple of silver candlesticks and red, glass candle holder along with a deer tealight holder on either end of the mantle. (all from TJ Maxx)
We hang our stockings on the top of the wood burning stove insert (since we don't use it for heating) with metal stocking holders that spell JOY. Can you guess which one is mine? (wink, wink)
I have a couple of other little Christmas knick-knacks around the house, but these three areas are the main ones that get decorated. I hope you enjoyed my tour today! Leave me a comment below and let me know your favorite part.