Merry Christmas, Friends! I realized I never got a post out about my decorations this year, besides the Vintage Truck Entryway. So, here is the Christmas Tour you've been waiting for ;-)
If you've followed this blog for very long, you've probably heard me say that I like to "make do" with what I have. Christmas decorating is no different. I love bringing out the Christmas collections that I have acquired over the years, and filling up our Christmas tree with ornaments we've made and ones we've picked up in our travels.
So, welcome to our home, you were probably greeted at the front door with our Names of Jesus Wreath. It is still one of my favorites. As you come in the door, you'll see this old white tin bucket filled with some frost-covered holly leaves and greenery, as well as a fun red and white gingham ribbon. It complements the entryway table decor.
You may have already seen the Vintage Truck with Christmas Trees Entryway table. If not, here's a glimpse of it.
Moving into our living room, you'll see part of my Snowman collection perched on top of an armoire. These are some of my favorites.
Our tree is so very special to me. This year, I let the kids do most of the decorating. They each have a box of ornaments that I add to every year. One day, they will have a box of ornaments to take with them to decorate their own trees when they are adults. Each ornament is a trip down memory lane. From travel souvenirs to handmade creations to my set of German glass ornaments, every one is special.
Occasionally, there will be a new addition to our decor, like this year's 32" Pre-Lit Noble Fir Wreath from Tree Classics. I thought I was going to be putting it on the front door, but then inspiration struck on the mantel. I hung the wreath in the middle and flanked it with the carved wood panels I made over for the fall mantel I shared.
The rustic wooden box filled with bright glass ornaments and the JOY nativity is the perfect centerpiece under the wreath. I tucked in a little greenery, added a shiny finial and wrought iron clock, and called it good.
Since my daughter is the one who sits at the piano and plays the most, I let her do the decor on top of the piano. These guys might look familiar from my Dining with Nutcrackers Tablescape from last year.
She decided to use our small collection of nutcrackers and even added in some mercury glass candleholders for a little more bling.
Well, that about does it. I do have my gingerbread collection in the dining room, as well as pretty impressive wintery Lego scenes under cloches (courtesy of my daughter). Unfortunately, I didn't get a picture of those.
I do hope you have a wonderful Christmas with those you hold most dear, and that your heart is filled with the kind of JOY that comes from knowing the love of the Savior.