Today I am honored to be part of a wonderful group of people that are opening up their homes and sharing what Christmas looks like for their family. I will link to them at the bottom of this post. Make sure you visit their sites; there are some GREAT homes and awesome ideas.
Here is an assortment of ornaments on our tree. Most of them are handmade and sentimental. For example, the Aruba ornament is filled with sand from our honeymoon.
I loved making Christmas ornaments two years ago. The sparkle on is my absolute favorite. The flower garland is old and from West Elm.
The star is from Homegoods. I really liked it when I saw it. I realized that it was a hanging votive holder but I bought it anyway. I used pliers and cut off the hanging hardware and now I have a tree topper. 🙂
This is our first year having Christmas crackers. When we celebrate Christmas with our UK family and friends from England, Christmas crackers are essential. I hope that having these will remind my husband of Christmas with his family in Scotland.
Since photographing this, Kate has eaten two crackers from the tree. I found her chewing on the yoyo and shoe horn trinkets.
I fell in love with this raccoon pillow from Garden Ridge so I had to have a few. I’ve also placed a few faux poinsettias throughout the house. Let’s be real here. I can’t keep anything alive.
I have every Christmas card that we’ve received since we were married. I made an album which houses them all (tutorial here). It makes the PERFECT coffee table book during the holidays.
And here is the mantle. We all know I hate our mantle. One day it will get a makeover but for now it stays ugly. This will be Kate’s first Christmas so of course she had to have a stocking. I kept the mantle decor minimal. I’m not a fan of ugly cluttered mantles.
I spray painted some twigs gold and used some to display our Christmas cards this year.
And because I’m so indecisive, I chose two types of branches from the woods. Some with little ball things and some without. I spray painted both and because I didn’t want to throw them away, I put them into our cork vase in our dining room. I added a bow around the vase to hide the ends of the twigs.
If you follow me on Instagram (@Domest1cability) , you know that I made the stable for the nativity scene. I plan to do a separate post about it with more photos for those interested in making their own.
Toby had his “room” decorated before Thanksgiving and insisted that I take photos to share with you all today.
The rug and little pillow are from the Dollar Spot at Target.
Outfits NOT Toby approved but this is what happens to pups who eat the fence in the backyard.
Festive bell collars.
I hope you enjoyed our home tour. Please don’t forget to visit the other lovelies sharing their homes.