I spent last weekend and last week decking my halls. Welcome to a little tour!
Every year, I change things up on my mantel and this year I went for what I'm calling "Farmhouse Glam", incorporating the new "vintage" sign I made here.
I keep this vase on the mantel all year round but added some Christmas ornaments and a little sign I made a couple years ago that went with the theme.
Collection of vintage looking glass and crystal Santas, trees, and snowflake ornaments, along with a Santa (tall skinny one) I painted at a paint your own pottery place years ago . The framed "Merry Christmas" was a Pottery Barn knockoff from a few years ago made using a chalkboard printable and a re-purposed frame I painted with red glitter paint.
I made the black and white trees a couple of years ago that were upcycled from trees I'd made a couple years before that. B&W will always be part of my decor!
We were lucky to receive this little white tree from my husband's uncle who moved to a smaller place this year. Knowing my love of Christmas, he felt it went to a proper home.
One thing I'm adamant about is reinventing things to change up a look. Between DIYing much of my decor and making it over when I'm tired of it, I can get the look I want without breaking the bank.
This year, I went a little crazy with greens from our yard which I kinda put everywhere. Shown here with some eucalyptus I picked up at the grocery store and a large pinecone from the Christmas tree lot.
Finally, finished everything off with a giant bow I made with black and red buffalo plaid ribbon that I got for 70% off at Michaels!
For me, Christmas is an around the house thing and every surface is subject to Christmas decor. Here a vintage vase is filled with ornaments and epsom salt snow and finished with a bleached bottle tree.
A corner shelf that usually holds a connection of milk glass gets re-purposed to hold a collection of Mark Roberts fairies and more ornaments.
The entry way bannister is draped with fabric and tulle and home to more Mark Roberts fairies, along with a pair of skates, a reminder of the years I spent in an ice rink. Added more greens to the boot!
I re-purposed some ribbon and made bows for my entry way table which is home to my collection of Winter White Christmas items.
I've collected Santas over the course of our marriage, including from places we've traveled. They all hang out together on the Santa table.
Except this guy who sits in the entryway. Still one of the best finds ever. $30 at a craft fair I don't recall how many years ago but I still remember asking the vendor "Are you sure"?
I haven't always decorated our bedroom but I did add a fresh cedar and eucalyptus swag to a mirror, along with some bows and ornaments to our lamps.