Monday, December 10, 2012

My Holiday Decor

I'm linking up with Becky today for Show & Tell Monday!  This week we're sharing our holiday decor.  Unfortunately, I don't have a ton of decor.  Sounds like a crime, right?  Well I have an explanation.  We're going out of town.  I hate to put all of those decorations up just to leave!

Most of my decorations are in our family room since that's where we spend most of our time!  I also have a few randoms here and there to spread the cheer!

Here is what our outside decor looks like this year.  Lame, I know.  It's better than nothing though, right?!

Wonderful weather we're having here in Ohio!  I can't wait to get to the sunshine state!

Every year I think about making a wreath but I love this one my MIL bought for us at a craft matches our house perfectly!

Garland on the banister in our entryway.

Snowman on our key rack.  Those are all my keys.  I'm still working on teaching Nick how this thing works. Any tips?

I like snowmen but I'm scared to tell anyone because I don't want to get snowmen as Christmas gifts for life!

This is our mini tree.  It's fiber optic and I had it in my bedroom at my Dad's house when I was younger!  I put it in the front window and hope that people might notice.  It's sitting on my grandmother's hope chest!

Christmas countdown!  I have a little Santa bear 'Welcome' sign that replaces this after Christmas!

Here's our powder room.  A mini tree, some snowflake clings, towels, and festive soap.  Also a delicious smelling Christmas candle!  I need to change out the regular decor in here, but I don't know what I want to do yet.  Those Asian plaques have been in there since we moved in 7.5 years ago - how embarrassing!

Kitchen table.  You can see my Pinterest fail evergreen candle along with a free Christmas printable from Pinterest.  I got the placemats and table runner on clearance from Kohls a few years ago for less than $10 total!  In the background you can see my card "garland".  I just hang twine from my curtain rode and use mini clothespins to hang our cards up!

More banister garland!  This is looking up from our family room to the loft.

The mantle!  I got this prelit garland for 1/2 off at Michaels.  Sadly, it doesn't work very turns off randomly!  Another free Christmas printable from Pinterest, too!  I really wanted to get our stockings embroidered, but waited too long.  I think I might do it after Christmas and hopefully it will be cheaper!

Here's our tree.  It's a hand-me-down artificial from my MIL, but I like it.  Some day we'll probably buy a pre-lit.  I know every raves about real trees BUT I hate the maintenance...watering them, vacuuming up those pine needles, getting sap on your hands, etc.  My fake tree + a Fresh Balsam Bath & Body Works candle is perfect for me!

This is on our TV stand.  Nick bought me the penguin on the left when we were dating.  Since then, we've found a few more so we started a little penguin family.  A friend from my mom's group got us the ornament without knowing about our other penguins - so perfect!

This is on the other side of our TV stand.

Here are a few of my pics from last year.  Last year was the first year I did our card "garland":

Our mantle last year.  I think it's much improved this year!

 Our tree last year.  This didn't change much except we got a new tree topper and added a few 'Baby's 1st Christmas' ornaments! :)

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  1. I love your table and tree! Such pretty decor! :)

  2. You love snowmen??? Note taken!
    -Ashley :) <3