Thursday, December 18, 2014

Christmas 2014

I thought I would do what I always do, and show you guys my Christmas 2014 decor! I didn't really do anything too different this year... maybe a little less than last year even? It's funny, I always start small... just the tree... and then a few times throughout the holiday season I'll go back up to the attic and drag out more. I didn't hang the lights/garland on the shelves this year, and I wish I did! It looks less festive, but I haven't really had time. I hung garland outside with lights, and that was as far as I got... and I did that at like 8pm last Friday night. It's been such a busy holiday season with work and social things. Anyway! Onto the decor.

Here's the living room. We put the tree to the right this year, since the vintage fireplace is in the left corner. For some reason, the top of our tree lights went out the other day. Not cool.

a little Christmasey combo on the coffee table. I got that bowl at anthropology recently and I love it. 

I also got that candle at anthro and it smells like a fireplace... it's wonderful. 

new Christmas bowl.

I hung our stockings again below the tv on the shelves! 

these are handmade and I bought them at a cute little store in my hometown last year. Unfortunately the store closed soon after that, so I'm happy I got the stockings (and lots of other good things) there.

cozy vintage fireplace and blankies!

I have a few Christmasey things sprinkled into the shelves. The vintage angels towards the top, and my nativity scene at the bottom. This nativity is special because it's very similar to the one my family had growing up. Apparently I'm missing a sheep and three wisemen (sold separately of course, haha). Mom, remember this... 

Vintage things on the console! My mom found those cute little turquoise deer this year.. aren't they super cute and unique?! There's a pink one too, but she wouldn't stand up on my uneven console surface :)

I love that tree in the back because we had one just like it in our house when we were little and so did my Nana. Mine needs a light up stand, though! It's missing that - I think my mom got it at a yardsale. I need to work on finding a light up stand for it! One of the little baby trees (far left) is vintage, one in the middle is from Walmart (I scored big there this year for Christmas apparently) and the gold one is from Target a few years ago. Those little Walmart ones are only $1. I bought a few of them! 

My neighbor gave me her tree trimming leftovers and I made a bunch of little arrangements in green jars. I tied a piece of black and white striped ribbon around this one and put it in the powder bathroom. Just a touch of Christmas! And I bought the balsam fir Christmas candle at Target this year. It smells great, plus the green is Christmasey and matches my pineapple painted wall :)

plopped a few sticks from the yard into my large glass vases and hung white ornaments on them on the kitchen table!

 This was hard to get a pic of, but on the console table in the kitchen, I did a candle grouping with a few candles I already had and then the new white and gold ones from Target this year. 

I love those white and gold target ones, but have you guys noticed that they are basically sold out everywhere of the taller version? I can't find it at any Atlanta Targets! boo! I also got those little geometric gold tea light holders from Target this year. 

I put a bunch of my vintage santa stuff on my kitchen shelves, including some santa mugs and baby santa mugs. I stole the idea to put christmas tree springs in them from Shannon! hi Shannon!
I got the white bottle brush trees from Target this year, and the baby ones are also from Walmart this year. 

I love it! I wish I had time to do a little more, but, ya know how that goes. 

I am off to do some more painting... I have SO much to finish up before tomorrow.. yikes! I need to make ornaments, make some treats, and prepare to do a progressive dinner Friday night. On top of my normal workday. Oh, and exciting news.. our marble countertop for the guest bathroom gets installed tomorrow morning... woo! 


  1. Wow everything looks great! It looks like you found time to do a lot to me. That mirror over the dining room table is new isn't it? It looks really good there. I agree those turquoise deer are adorable. Happy Holidays to you and yours I am officially on vacation for two weeks so no words to come from me. Don't work to hard and stay safe during the holidays. :) Alison P.S. I like the third shower curtain, and Merry Christmas to you with Santa bringing your new countertop tomorrow!

    1. Also I thought you might like looking at these wall murals this artist does.

    2. i have had the mirror, but just hung it! thanks alison! have a great vacation! oh, and i will check out the muralist. thanks!

  2. I really am in love with what you did; it's Christmasy while still having a lot of style. I'm jelly of the turquoise deer and still am head over heels for the vintage fire place. Merry Christmas!

  3. Love it all. I'm also into the simple arrangements made from trimmings and have them all over the house for a little touch of Christmas. :) I'm wishing we had a Walmart a little closer to grab a few of those $1 trees! My favorite part of your decor is the collected feel…the santa mugs, turquoise reindeer. Love that I haven't seen these everywhere -- very refreshing. :) Merry Christmas!!

    1. i love the $1 trees! I bought three of them. i should've bought more... have you seen the bleached then dyed trees everyone is doing this year? so cute!

      anyway, thanks so much! merry christmas!

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