With everything going on this year I didn’t get to decorate for Christmas until last week, so I kept things simple and classic with items that can transition into January without feeling too Christmasy. If you’ve been around the blog for a while you know I decorate with reindeer and name my favorites. Max and Milo ended up in the same spots they had last year while big man Woody is still out in the yard guarding the rain garden. Holly and Rudy travel with me in my truck and little Fink is on my desk at work again this year. Here’s where the others are hanging out this season.
In the entryway I used a new lighted garland with Red & Flint. Woodland Santa watches over them as they play in the lights and Rusty my metal reindeer welcomes from the corner.
I’m loving the new garland, especially at night when it looks lovely.
Across from the entry dresser is Moe, one of my favorite reindeers with his knotted needs and big ‘ol feet.
Around the corner Gus holds down the bench with a noel pillow and fur throw. He has a great vantage point of the tree from this spot.
In the family room little Noel met her twin (thanks to a thrift store find back in the fall at just $4) and they teamed up to build a little snowman between the new pretty sparkly trees I bought at a favorite local boutique shop called Vintage Joy during their 40% off holiday sale. They look great next to our new rustic mantel with birch candles.
Handsome Sebastian stays warm next to the candle on the side table with a little frosty garnish to munch on.
Between the family and dining room our Willow Tree Nativity set is displayed atop the curio cabinet with this amazing barnwood star I picked up at a local craft bazaar for just $28 and two little simple trees that were at the same bazaar for just $3 each. I realized after I edited the photo that the star was a little crooked and fixed it but didn’t want to retake the photo so just ignore that ok? Next year I’d like to add to the wise men and angel to the set and may finally get around to making a creche like this one for it, but for now I like how the simple piece of wood elevates Mary & Joseph and ties in with the star.
I struggled with the dining room buffet for a few days but finally settled on this lantern and rustic box filled with greenery and twinkling lights. Simple yet festive and a perfect compliment to the centerpiece on the table, which I already shared.
I had planned to clip Christmas cards on the windmill, but we haven’t gotten it installed yet, so I used the same concept on my metal wall art next to the back door. I think it worked pretty well.
So that’s my decorating for this year. Leave me a comment and let me know what you think!