Weekend of Holiday Decorating

Dec 8, 2014

Christmas Tree 2014

The Christ­mas tree is the first item to go up in our house dur­ing the hol­i­day sea­son. Ans­ley designed this “Pep­per­mint” tree a few years ago and we’ve kept it since. It’s a fun tree that is easy to put up and take down and lets face it dur­ing the hol­i­days easy is the key word. Once the tree is all set Ans­ley and I start to plan how we want to dec­o­rate the house. This year it is all about lights.

Christmas 2014

In the den, we decid­ed to hang three wreaths with white lights and some gar­land with red and white lights in the bay win­dow.

Mantel 2014

We added white lights on the fire­place man­tel and I accent­ed it with some of my favorite vin­tage mer­cury glass orna­ments, gar­land and green depres­sion glass. I say “I” accent­ed because Ans­ley draws the line with vin­tage… she is not a vin­tage fan at all and is like a bull in a chi­na shop so these del­i­cate orna­ments stress her out.

Christmas 2014

In the kitchen, I put a 3′ fir tree on our bar that is dec­o­rat­ed with vin­tage mer­cury glass orna­ments. Ans­ley and I then added gar­land wrapped with red and white lights and hung a wreath accent­ed with white lights.

Christmas 2014

And Christ­mas is not Christ­mas in our house unless there are Can­dy Canes and every­one’s favorite hol­i­day choco­lates. I found this awe­some table run­ner at Tar­get that I could not pass up because it went so per­fect­ly with our red and white theme. I placed it on our table and used vin­tage milk glass­es and my grand­moth­er’s green depres­sion sher­bet bowls to hold the can­dy.

Christmas 2014

While Ans­ley and I zip around the house my San­ta Paws, Son­ny just watch­es in between a nap or two. He is the absolute best dog I will ever have and has brought so much joy these past 12 years.


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