I am sitting here writing this by the glow of my bedroom Christmas tree, watching Merry Christmas Charlie Brown and drinking a peppermint chocolate coffee…
Decorating the house for Christmas is something that I really look forward to each year. There is something really magical about Christmas and the way that it absolutely transforms my house. I love looking the vibrant colors of the holidays along with the glow of the lights from the house and trees. It’s just special.
I usually start decorating the week of Thanksgiving because it takes me a good 5 days between all of the trees and garland and other décor. I also don’t let anyone else help. I know what you are going to say but my kids will learn to survive not being able to decorate the tree until they learn proper ornament placement. This year I started a few weeks before Thanksgiving because I knew we would be traveling. We finished the inside first so that we could tackle the outside the weekend before we left. Looking back I think everyone in our subdivision thought we were crazy but I was so happy to walk back into our house from our trip and everything was done.
I have a pretty traditional Christmas theme that I stick with each year. I try to pick up a few things here and there to add to my collection but I am classic red and green. The last few years I have transitioned my tree to a little more rustic and boho in look but still keep a lot of that classic red and green mixed in… and glitter. I have a love hate relationship with glitter but the truth is that you have to have it if you want your tree to shine.
Other touches I love are my Christmas Tree collection that I display on my bar each year. I have been collecting these trees since before Justin and I were married and I inherited several when my grandmother passed away. Each piece in my collections from my ornaments to my Christmas trees to my dishes have a special memory for me and it’s a joy each year to take everything out and look at it all.
So here is our 2017 Christmas décor….
Have a very Merry Holiday season…