Wowza! Only 3 days until Christmas!
I am super happy to be guest posting over at Across the Pond today. My dear friend Megan is doing a series about "firsts" so if you want in on the hilarity of it all check it out. But first...our holiday home! And, if you are joining me from Across the Pond, WELCOME! I'm so glad that you're here. Make yourself comfy and stay awhile.
I always think it is so fun to see houses around the holidays. Some people can't seem to help themselves and buy everything that lights up, glows, sparkles or says "Tis the Season" to put all around their lawns and their homes. Other decorate hardly at all. Some people have a new theme every year. Always challenging themselves to come up with something new, something different, something that could rival the windows down 5th Avenue. Others stick to the same year after year. This year I was so excited to decorate our new place. Actually having a mantle...yippee! I brought in the standard favorites and added some new things too.
Welcome to Christmas around our house! Come on in...
Every year I play with the idea of having an all white and glittering Christmas but the truth of the matter is that I can never get away from the ornaments I've had since I was a kid, some passed down through the family. The vintage garlands, felted tree skirts, and nativities as old as me all mean too much to me. I love the look and feel of the nostalgic Christmas we have at our house.
|[from our first Christmas together and a trip to Olvera Street]|
|[an ornament I gave to KC for our second Christmas]|
|[ornaments from when I was a baby]|
The stockings are hung by the chimney with care...
|[my DIY "JOY" sign]|
My white and glittering table top...
|[a mix of live trees, vintage trees, mercury glass and glittered ornaments]|
|[a classic wooden nutcracker, a German glittered star and a vintage bulb ornament]|
|[mercury glass, silver bulbs, and winter berry branches]|
|[peppermint treats abound]|
Our halls are fully decked and we are loving it!
If you want to check out some gift ideas (for you last minute shoppers):
my wish list
(which will also link you up to all my other gift guides)
Happy shopping, happy gifting, happy holiday!