This year, I left some of the elements from my autumn tablescape – the burlap and chocolate table runners and the birch slab – out for Christmas. I used a pair of brass deer that I found at Goodwill and a gold mercury glass tree from Michaels in the center along with gold and silver mercury glass votive holders from Target. The snowflake plates also came from Target and are paired with our wedding china and silver glass chargers that also came from Goodwill. I did not attempt the ornament chandelier this year, just to keep things more simple on myself.
I bought some vintage Christmas ornaments last year. When trying to decide how to display them, I pulled out the large lantern I got from Lowes on clearance in the fall. The ornaments no where near fill the lantern, but it gives me space to build on my collection each year.
I also added a second mirrored tree that I found at Bealls to the powder room this year.
I did not really change anything in the foyer this year. I love this one-piece nativity and it fits so perfectly under the large cloche.
I decided to go back to my traditional bow topper this year. I kept the red blanket as the tree skirt, though we have so many gifts under the tree this year that I don’t think the cat can even get under there for the time being.
Our new ornaments this year include a Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco and a Biltmore ball from our anniversary trip to Asheville, NC.
(To keep my annual Christmas decorating post from becoming too long, each year I try to only post about new or changed-up items. I keep a running page for Christmas decorating over the years at the top of the blog.)
See my Christmas Tree and special ornaments from over the years here.
See my Christmas Tablescapes from over the years here.
See my favorite tabletop decorations and nativities here.
See my UGA wreath and DIY Christmas card holder here.