Each year we decorate our house roughly the same way. Sometimes I worry that it seems boring or that I need to change it up (#keepingupwithinstagram), but then I get everything out and 1. I remember WHY I do things the way I do (how things fit, etc.) and 2. I remember how much I love the ways we’ve figured out what works best for our home and our family.
It might not all be Pinterest-worthy, but here’s our Christmas set up for 2018.
The Family Christmas Tree
(with our Advent Books underneath)
This tree is pre-lit (aren’t they all anymore?) and I spent all of 5 minutes fluffing it up.
Our decorations are stored in the attic over our garage. To get them, I have to go up and down one of those pull-down ladders from the ceiling. After 5+ years of nearly killing ourselves (and/or each other) each December getting the damn tree bag down, two years ago I had a stroke of brilliance. Our ONE large tree is stored in TWO bags. #genius The top and middle fit into one and the bottom and stand/basked are in the other. So light. So easy to carry. Less holiday murder.
I purchased this set of hurricanes from DaySpring and I love its simplicity and beauty. I drew the angel wings on the canvas several years ago and it works so well in this little vignette.
We don’t have a fireplace, so no mantle to hand our stockings by with care. I love our solution. These are all from Pottery Barn (important note I just learned: Pottery Barn KIDS… or you won’t find them). I got them a couple years ago during a major sale with free personalization – the only way to buy things from Pottery Barn.
Yes, my dogs have their own stockings and Yes, the big dog does have the smallest stocking. MyChild picked them out.
Again, no mantle, so I’ve made my own spaces throughout they house. In our kitchen, two large windows form the corner of our house( _| ) and I added shelves to give it more life. I do love decorating these for Christmas – so many extra lights makes it very cozy.
These houses are from Michael’s and I made the green trees with Styrofoam cones and green yarn. The white abstract trees were from Hobby Lobby.
What is your favorite decoration/set up for the holidays?