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:

mrsashcake said...

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! :]

Sarah @Newlywed and Decorating said...

Love your decorations! Thanks for the printables idea!

Shannon said...

Hurricane vases.

Looks super cute!!

Classy Fab Sarah said...

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.

Jenni said...

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! :)

Sarah said...

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

petrii said...

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

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

Love your decorations!

Lauren said...

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

Jon and Steph said...

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

California Wife said...

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!

Jenni said...

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'! :)

Virginia Belle said...

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

The Nashville Nosher said...

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.

Sweet Simplicity said...

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

Lindsey said...

Gorgeous decor!!!

Amy said...

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!

Kristen said...

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

d.a.r. said...

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!

Alex and Jill said...

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

Merry Christmas, girl!

Lana said...

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

Emily said...

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

Brittany said...

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

Elizabeth said...

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!

Melissa said...

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

Ashley said...

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

Kelly said...

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

Becca said...

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

Jessica @ Acting Adult said...

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

In this wonderful life... said...

your decorations look GREAT!!! Love the nativity!

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