From my Hart: Christmas Decor

If you haven’t caught onto the theme of my post this month, Christmas is my favorite time of the year. I really try and recreate the feel of my childhood wonderment in my decorating each year.

I find the new white/gold modern approach to Christmas decorations stunning, but my own Christmas decorating style is more warm with a focus on items from Christmas past. You will notice a lot of antique Christmas touches, as well as some rustic pieces that help, hopefully, achieve this style.

My Creations/Finds:

If y’all know me, you know that a lot of the items I decorate with come from HomeGoods & that is exactly where I found this! I was paroozing their gift wrap section (they have the best boxes, tags, bags, and wrapping paper) when I found SPOOLS OF RIBBON! Someone was out of their mind if they thought I was actually going to use this ribbon…it’s huge! There were so many ribbons, and sizes of spools, I couldn’t resists. This sits out next to my jewelry box in a corner that is lacking Christmas cheer- but I wanted to show it to y’all in my hand to give some perspective on the size!

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Also from HomeGoods is this beautiful mercury glass tree. With three AA batteries, this pretty green tree comes to life with light. I placed it behind one of my vintage Christmas card displays because: it adds more height to my dresser, I can see it through the picture frame & because the vintage card shows a family decorating their Christmas tree. Too perfect y’all. The image below on the left is of it with the light on, the image on the right is without the light- stunning both ways.

My Grandmother has always had four caroling figures that she would place on her hall table. I found a vintage Christmas card of carolers, and placed it next to them. The table was just bare, but I had planned on added fresh greens later on in December.

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I had three small glass jars (from the Oui by Yoplait yogurt) that I added some white paint and silver glitter to. I popped in some battery operated tea lights and now this table is one of my favorite decorations I created this year. I love the vintage glow of the orange tea lights, I think it really ties everything together.

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A peak into Mammaw’s Decor:

Y’all I tried so hard to get my boyfriends Grandmother to show me her house early. She is known as Sandy Clause and does the most breath-taking Christmas decorating I’ve even seen. She transforms her home into a Christmas dream, and unveils it for friends and family come late December.

I was able to snap some pictures of how she decorated her daughters home! I hope this helps spark your decorative creativity & allows you to enjoy her gift as much as I do!

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Annalee Elves greet you as you head up to the bedrooms! They are each holding a bucket of Christmas crackers and sleigh bells.

 

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The red berries/flowers and old bear in an antique setting, next to a magnolia wreath adorned with a Christmas bow & snow shoes really set this wall in the basement!
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How simple is this- an oversized glass vessel with plastic candy canes is the perfect addition of height & Christmas to any kitchen counter.
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Add height to the corner of any room with a tall holiday focused floral arrangement in a mercury glass jug with ribbon.
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Tea towels, garland, Christmas picture/picture frame, over sized cookie cutter & gingerbread oven mit can all be set out for display on the end of the counter.

Mammaw, as she is lovingly called, has a gift for decorating! I cannot wait to see how her house looks this Christmas (click here to view a few pictures from last year). I will be sure to capture her home for all to see this year… once we are allowed into her magical world!

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