I made a few changes to our Christmas decorations this year, mostly due to rearranging our living room and adding extra furniture over this past year. I finally replaced our artificial tree that we bought in 2007. The new tree has warm white LED lights and is a little shorter than our old tree. It is also narrower, so it fit perfectly between my new etagere and vintage dresser in the living room. Bradley really liked the idea of a garland on the dresser, so I ordered one from the same line as our new tree.
The smaller size limited the amount of ornaments I could use this year. I ended up only using our sentimental ornaments from life events and vacations. I also am enjoying the traditional red and green color scheme that I’m incorporating with my new wool tree skirt and whimsical tree picks.
Our new ornaments this year are from our trip to Charleston. We took a boat tour out to an island off Folly Beach where the Morris Lighthouse is located. We also bought an ornament at the Market that matches the one we got in Savannah years ago.
On the glass etagere, I sprinkled in a couple of nativities and mirrored trees.
The vintage-inspired-light-bulb ornament found it’s home on this shelf as well.
In the dining room, my decorations are very simple. I put my vintage ornaments in a vintage-inspired dough bowl. I also added my pair of brass deer to the bar cart.
In the den, I left Buddy’s pictures on the mantle and just added the banner I got at Target last year with a couple of nutcrackers that Bradley’s grandmother gave us years ago and some bottle brush trees from the dollar spot at Target.
Outside, in addition to hanging a wreath on each of the windows, I added a pre-lit entry tree to my front door vignette. The vintage sled came from Bradley’s grandfather when he was downsizing and the deer were from Home Decorators a couple of years ago.
To see my decorations over the years, check out my Christmas landing page.
We hope you have a very Merry Christmas!