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I have always loved decorating for Christmas. There is just something special that puts me in the holiday spirit when I have my tree decorated and lit up at night. We have had mostly the same decorations since I worked at Dillard’s department store in college and scored the majority of our decorations on clearance after the holiday.
Now that we are in a bigger house we have more room for decorations. We took everything out this year right after Thanksgiving and it felt like a big letdown that our decorations seemed to scream college hand me downs. So I decided to give everything a big refresh. I was leaning towards wanting a rustic farmhouse Christmas theme so on a craft run at JOANNs I took advantage of their crazy good holiday decoration sales and picked up lots of greenery and rustic decorations. This paired with the decorations we still liked has created the perfect cozy Christmas look for us.
This is the first year since we had Lincoln that I put out most of my breakable Christmas ornaments. I still love the red and gold theme I have had for so long. We have a couple of fun kids Christmas ornaments too that Lincoln loved helping to hang on the tree. He helped a lot this year. I may have adjusted a few of his ornament decisions to even out the tree a bit before taking pictures. I would love to find a replacement for our tree skirt but nothing has caught my eye. I guess there is always next year.
The wood tree was a simple crafting makeover out of an unfinished pine craft store find. Tutorial to come. The red nutcracker on the mantel was made by my dad when I was little. Craftiness runs in the family!
We put lots of greenery up in our dining room this year. We don’t spend too much time in this room but we will have Christmas brunch and dinner in here. It’s also one of the first rooms you see when you come in the front door and we pass by to go upstairs so we will get lots of enjoyment out of these decorations. I am loving the flocked look that is very popular right now. It feels like we are in a winter wonderland in here.
I found some more space to decorate on top of our china cabinet. This was a project we repainted a few years ago. I still love how it turned out.
I had to sneak in some galvanized metal in here. I can’t get enough of it.
This centerpiece is so versatile. I filled it with rustic Christmas pics this year.
Our entryway has a simple look with a little flocked tree and diy grapevine wreath. You can see my tutorial here.