12/13/10

Christmas Decorations 2010

It's time for the annual "show you my Christmas decorations" post.

This is our first Christmas in our home and I was excited to see it all decorated for Christmas. We are quickly approaching our one year anniversary of moving into our home, and I have loved seeing the house through each season. Christmas is by far my favorite season in this home, although I do love summer when the grass and trees are so lush and green. But nothing can beat watching a Christmas move with the hubs, with nothing but the light of the Christmas tree. So sweet.

I don't have a ton of decorations, but I know it's something that will grow throughout the years. I have already been given some great hand-me down Christmas items from my mom and grandma, and those pieces will always be special to me, and I know I will continue to grow my own.

Let's start at the front of the house the front door:
When you walk in, our dining room is to the right:
I got these printables from this blog. I LOVE them and got compliments on them this weekend when we had our friends over.

Walking into the living room you see the tree:
And the tree with the wall piece that my mother-in-law had made to match our tree. She LOVES Christmas decorations so she gets really into it all. I love this piece.
Our fireplace doesn't have a mantle, I have gone back and forth with deciding whether to add a mantle or not. Luke doesn't care either way, so it will be my decision. I was really sad to not have a mantle to decorate for the Chrsitmas season, but I also love the uniqueness of our fireplace and I'm not sure if I want to mess with it. Maybe I will decide before next Christmas.

I got the stocking holder at Kirkland's. A close up of the fireplace:
Another printable that I got at Craftily Ever After and also our Christmas card from last year. I decided to start a tradition of framing our card from the previous year. I like it.
Our nativity scene. I LOVE this. Some friends gave it to us the first Christmas we were married and I cry every year when I take it out of the box. True story.
I love the Willow figurines, and especially love them at Christmas. Each year my grandma gives us a Willow ornament for our tree, with the year on it. I will always treasure these.

A Christmas Scentsy warmer in our living room. It is burning Christmas Cottage. Yum.

A few small details in the kitchen:

These vases (is that what they are called?) travel throughout our house when I am wanting to change up things. I move them around and they feel the void of buying something new. This year I put these colored mini ornaments in them, I love the way they turned out:
Santa on the kitchen table:

He is pretty and glittery:
A santa cookie jar:
My nativity Scentsy warmer, this is my favorite Christmas warmer, and also a snowman platter, I want to get a Santa platter next year to match the other santas in the kitchen:So that is our home all decorated. I've never been a person that has that decorating "eye" but I'm hoping that I will learn as I continue through life. One can hope right?

Thanks for touring our home!

30 comments:

  1. love the nativity scene!! so precious.

    also, kinda in love with the idea of framing the previous christmas card.. may have to steal this idea! :]

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  2. Love your decorations! Thanks for the printables idea!

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  3. Hurricane vases.

    Looks super cute!!

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  4. All of your decorations are so beautiful!!

    I too don't have the "decorator" gene but maybe someday. There's still time. Plus, maybe I'll have more money then and I can pay someone to do it for me. :)

    And next Christmas you will have a cute wiggly little baby to photograph under the Christmas tree. CUTENESS overload.

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  5. I have a Willow Tree nativity and it's my favorite Christmas decoration! I did not know they made ornaments too, I may have to check those out! :)

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  6. Everything looks awesome!!! LOVE all the printables!!!

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  7. Megan,
    Your house is so beautiful!! You did a wonderful job decorating it. LOVE the Nativity set and your Scentsy warmers are so cute.

    Have a Blessed day friend,
    Dawn

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  8. Megan, everything looks SO beautiful!!!!!! :)

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  9. Your house is beautiful! I love all of the decorations!

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  10. I absolutely love your nativity scene... my students always get me willow figures for Christmas, but I've never seen that. So cute!

    We've started framing our Christmas cards too. I think it will be so much fun to look back at them over the years in the future and see how our family has changed!

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  11. Everything looks beautiful Megan! And the fireplace looks great how it is, but if you DO decide to go with a mantle, I think an antique white one would look great - not sort of aged looking. That's my two cents'! :)

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  12. So many cute decorations and your tree is beautiful! I plan to head to the blog you shared asap, those printables are perfect!

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  13. Beautiful! I love the nativity warmer too! I vote for no mantle..I think it would look funny with the rounded top and I love how unique the fireplace is.

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  14. Your tree looks great! I love all the glitter sticks poking out. LOVE the vases filled with the colorful ornaments!

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  15. I love it, very festive and classy! I think I would go without a mantle. I love your fireplace and I think the way you decorated it looks amazing - it is so unique... and the stocking hanger is reallllly cool! I did not know they made those!

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  16. i love your nativity scene! i'm on the hunt for one for our new house, and that is just perfect.

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  17. Oh everything looks gorgeous! So homey and cheerful. I would be really torn about the mantle, too...I would desperately want one, but it is really unique and pretty as is. Good luck with that decision!

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  18. Love the nativity, tree, front door wreath...so pretty. Everything looks great!!

    Merry Christmas, girl!

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  19. I've never been one with the "eye" for decorating either! Yours looks great!!

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  20. Your house looks amazing!!!! And your lil bump is adorable!! Miss you

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  21. LOVE the nativity scene! Hoping my MIL starts one for me this Christmas!

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  22. Great job decorating! Christmas is my favorite too, however...we didn't go all out this year with decorating. Booo! I love you Nativity scene, and the tree is beautiful!! :) Love it!

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  23. Your tree is just gorgeous! And, I LOVE the idea of framing the previous year's Christmas card!

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  24. Love all of your decorations! Especially the nativity scene. I have the Willow Tree one and love it!

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  25. Your decorations look great! I love the Willow Tree nativity scene.

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  26. I love it girl! I think it looks so so cute! :-)

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  27. Oh it looks so festive! The tree is just beautiful and the nativity is perfect. I love that brand!

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  28. your decorations look GREAT!!! Love the nativity!

    Your keep calm prints look perfect! loves them too :)

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