Welcome! I’m so excited to finally give you a peek at our new home! It seems these days, I’m a day late and a dollar short but here I am with a glimpse into our house dressed up for Christmas day. It might be sunny and almost 70 degrees on December 22nd, but that’s okay because, “This is how we we roll in the South!”
*I have some very simple winter buffet table decorating ideas for you today*
For the last couple of years, I’ve given myself the best gift. It’s not something that would mean a whole lot to anyone else, but it definitely means a lot to me. And it’s a gift that keeps on giving, long into the new year.
What is it, you ask? Well, I had an epiphany last year when it came time to decorate my house for Christmas. As I began to pull out the bins of decor I felt almost myself having an almost visceral reaction. I just couldn’t bring myself to make the house soooooo very Christmas-y.
Welcome, welcome friends! I’m so excited to be apart of the Jennifer Rizzo Design Company Holiday Housewalk again this year and bring you some Christmas home decorating ideas and inspiration!
You won’t want to miss out on all of the beautiful homes so be sure to head over to Jen’s to begin at the beginning.
If you are coming here after paying a visit to Jen at City Farmhouse I know you’ve already seen some truly beautiful eye candy and I’m so glad that you continued the housewalk and have found your way here.
I’m so excited to share with you my Winter Inspired Christmas Mantel today. But first, a little insight into life around my house.
“Hey guys, remember the year that I decided to draw a picture on a napkin with permanent marker while we were decorating the Christmas tree and it soaked right through onto the kitchen table and Mom kind of freaked out?”
“Oh yeah, I think that was the same year when Mom offered to let me help her spray fake snow on the panes of a vintage window and instead of the light dusting look she was going for I ended up making it look like there had been a blizzard?”
5 Cute Christmas Ideas from redheadcandecorate.com
Good morning, friends! It’s me, Julie from redheadcandecorate.com, stopping over today to share 5 cute Christmas ideas for decorating your home this holiday season. I really enjoy decorating for Christmas the most out of all of the holidays, and sometimes I try to think “outside the box” when doing so. It’s funny, because in a lot of ways I am very traditional in my decorating style, but then I love to throw in an element of surprise to kind of catch folks off guard. I like to have fun with it, and between you and I, sometimes my kids have to settle me down when decorating and tell me it’s time for bed!
I truly hope my ideas inspire you to try something you’ve never tried before…or maybe just sit back and drink hot cocoa while I do all of the decorating. Doesn’t that sound good about now?
Hat as a Tree Topper
When my kids were really little, the days spent at home with them were mostly awesome. I wouldn’t trade them for anything in the world. But they were also exhausting. Really, really exhausting.
Being home alone with young children day in and day out can be both very fulfilling and very isolating.
I don’t know about you, but it seems that beautifully decorated homes all dressed up for Christmas have taken over my social media accounts these days. In fact, this week I’m joining a group of bloggers who are going to be sharing some of their favorite holiday rooms. Hosted by The Everyday Home and Town and Country Living, each day we’ll be bringing you loads of Christmas eye-candy.
*This post is sponsored by Martha Stewart Living at The Home Depot. I have partnered with Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. for this post. All expressed opinions and experiences are my own.*
There seems to be great debate out there about Christmas decorating. Frankly, I’m shocked at how vehement people get when discussing this ‘issue’. And, I’m perplexed as to why it’s an issue at all.
You see, everyone seems to have strong opinions when it comes to whether or not it should be acceptable to hang even one single strand of tinsel until after Thanksgiving.
I’m so thrilled that you stopped by today. If you are following along on the Holiday Housewalk hosted by Jennifer Rizzo (click here to start at the beginning of the tour) then you might be coming here after seeing the beautiful home belonging to my wonderfully talented friend Jenna Burger. We’re also so excited because this year we’re teaming up with Joss and Main and Good Housekeeping to bring you some truly inspiring Christmas ideas for your home.
“At this Christmas when Christ comes, will He find a warm heart? Mark the season of advent by loving and serving others with God’s own love and concern.” Mother Teresa
Growing up, we never had advent calendars filled with chocolates and prizes. The only countdown we had were these darling paper houses from Hallmark where each door and window opened to reveal a meaningful word about the season.
The celebration of Advent in our house was reserved for simple white candles tucked into a tabletop wreath.