for the past several years, i’ve hosted a Christmas cookie exchange then shared snippets of the evening with you. this year things are a bit different, and the cookie exchange was put on hold until next year. darn! so no recipes to share this year. if you’re interested check out those posts from 2018 and 2019 for some inspiration!
last weekend i was a busy bee decorating the house both inside and out, and i couldn’t wait to share with you. ollie was so excited to see the boxes of ornaments unpacked and hung on the tree. now she’s in the process of batting them down… her favorite place to hang out the entire month of December is underneath the Christmas tree. now all i have to do is pick up after her every morning. thanks, ollie!
while i love the smell and look of a real Christmas tree, i’m soooo happy to have purchased this faux tree complete with lights from Macy’s a few years ago. it’s so easy to assemble and only takes a few minutes.
mercury trees are simple yet elegant. but mr. and mrs. reindeer, keep things fun!
love to load up on holiday candles. Nest is my favorite brand.
pillows are an easy way to change the seasons in your room. plaid pillows are perfect for the holidays. but i love, love, love how festive this merry pillow is. it brings a smile to my face every time i see it.
candles and candle rings are simple accessories that add visual interest to your room. the bamboo buffet lamps are from Ballard Designs. a few ceramic houses interspersed with the candlesticks keep things visually interesting.
aren’t these designer presents adorable? they are from Grandin Road, a go-to online store that has loads of indoor and outdoor decor.
tartan plaid pajamas. yes, please! what better way to greet the day than plaid?
a dough bowl and dough bowl wreath make the perfect farmhouse kitchen accent. both are from Ballard Designs.
more pillows! lots more pillows.
the wreath is from Grandin Road purchased several years ago. the vintage bell swag (sold out https://shopstyle.it/l/bprejsimilar here) from Ballard Designs. the sled and Noel plaque are older decorations.
again, the pots, urns and urn fillers are from my go-to store Grandin Road.
i hope you enjoyed the mini-Christmas tour. peace and blessings to you and yours this magical season.
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Don’t you use your fireplace?
Very pretty and classy. Not too over done. Love the decorations.
The decorations are elegant and festive! I like how you were able to keep an overall sense of matching a theme while collecting over multiple years. Even though they were purchased at different times, they are cohesive.
Wow, you really are an inspiration. thank you for all the wonderful ideas, as well as style of dress. , Linda Pietrucha
Hi Beth, how lovely everything looks, I love your tree. We are putting our decorations up this weekend, I’ve bought some red candles and some new large pine cones for this year. I admired your Christmas cushions last year so I’ve bought some new for this year too. You alaaysngive me inspiration, thank you xx
Love your site and read it everyday. In today’s posting, 12/3/2020. The link for the tartan plaid pajamas took me to Grandin Road. Wonderful products, but no pjs. Where can I purchase the pajamas? Merry Christmas!
thanks for letting me know! just updated the blog post but here’s the link:
Lovely Christmas decorations. Great ideas for next year. Thanks for sharing.
Just beautiful, Beth. I love the little glass presents and those bunnies just fit right in don’t they? It’s just so much to see. I’ll have to revisit often during the season. It’s inspiring. I clicked on the site and saw so many things I would love to buy. Hope your Ollie minds his manners but a cat is a cat and that’s that.
Love the decorations! We also had two cats for almost 20 yrs and they both loved sitting under our faux tree. We always figured they thought we couldn’t see them!
Beautifully done, Beth. Red is the quintessential colour to brighten a winter celebration and this year we need as much red as possible. We usually decorate the tree with cookies for the grands. This year, as they can’t visit and my hips have laid down the law, so there will only be Gingerbread men on the tree. Olie would love that 😉
Your house looks so pretty, Beth! Thank you for sharing your ideas and pics!
I love your decorations. So pretty and festive.
When I read about Ollie, I had to smile. We had a lab/pointer mix several years ago who knocked ornaments off the tree. One Christmas Eve, we came home from Church and not only had he taken the ornaments off the tree, he had knocked it over AND peed on it. I guess he was mad we didn’t take him to church with us. Makes Ollie look like an angel.
Merry Christmas, Julie
I like your Christmas decor. Good job!
Everything is so pretty and festive. It made me happy just scrolling through the post.!
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