You know I love my Christmas trees. Actually, I love all Christmas decorations.
My philosophy is more is more when it comes to Christmas. (I know that some of you minimalists are feeling sick to your stomach right now. Get a paper bag and read on.) I just throw everything I have out there and hope it sticks.
Not always the best way, but it works for me.
To keep the budget under control, I’ve tried to abstain from buying more Christmas decorations. I bought a few things after Christmas last year, I was handed down another tree to replace the broken tree from last year and lots of decor and I still have tons of decor from our Christmas wedding, which really stocked my Christmas pantry, so to speak.
So with that said, let’s get onto the Woodwards’ Christmas decorations this year. I’m going to post about this all at once. So this may be a long one.
First, how it looks while we are working.
And my three helpers – mom and the pugs.
Because the tree from last year was destroyed by Franco, we had to change things around this year. We stuck with golds and I brought in the set of 3 alpine trees to tuck behind the chairs.
I found these awesome peacock feathers last year after Christmas at Dillards. I may have grabbed them right out of my mom’s hands and ran to the counter before someone else bought them. I also found these great twig ball lights last year at Big Lots. I used the burlap and gold and natural colors form last year for the trees.
In the dining room, I stuck with the traditional red and added bright green as a more modern secondary color.
My Crate and Barrel 12 Days of Christmas ornaments grace a large wreath.
Our traditional tree is at the landing on the second floor. Out of range of a certain dog who may be possessed by the devil.
It just sparkles. All of our meaningful ornaments are here. You can check some of them out here. We pick up an ornament on each trip we take and we also exchange them each Christmas.
My aunt also gave me a set of carousel horses that are included on this tree. They are animated and play music and they look so darn cute on the tree. I couldn’t get a good photo, so you are just going to have to believe me.
While I should be hanging my head in shame at the Bears’ performance last weekend, I’ll still show you our Chicago Bears Christmas tree. I hung my ornaments on a Charlie Brown style tree, used an Urlacher jersey (that I found at Goodwill for $2 – strange, huh?) as the skirt and a Santa hat for the topper.
So… that’s our home for the holidays. If you made it this far… Hope you enjoyed it!
Lots of inspiration out there. Go check it out.
What do you think?