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 opens in a new window2018 and opens in a new window2019 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 opens in a new windowfaux tree complete with lights from opens in a new windowMacy’s a few years ago. it’s so easy to assemble and only takes a few minutes.
opens in a new windowmercury trees are simple yet elegant. but mr. and mrs. reindeer, keep things fun!
love to load up on holiday candles. opens in a new windowNest is my favorite brand.
pillows are an easy way to change the seasons in your room. opens in a new windowplaid pillows are perfect for the holidays. but i love, love, love how festive this opens in a new windowmerry pillow is. it brings a smile to my face every time i see it.
candles and opens in a new windowcandle rings are simple accessories that add visual interest to your room. the opens in a new windowbamboo buffet lamps are from opens in a new windowBallard Designs. a few opens in a new windowceramic houses interspersed with the candlesticks keep things visually interesting.
opens in a new windowtartan plaid pajamas. yes, please! what better way to greet the day than plaid?
more pillows! lots more pillows.
the opens in a new windowwreath is from Grandin Road purchased several years ago. the vintage bell swag (sold out opens in a new windowhttps://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 opens in a new windowGrandin Road.
i hope you enjoyed the mini-Christmas tour. peace and blessings to you and yours this magical season.