Well, you’ve asked and asked, so finally, today, I’m excited to share with all of you how we’ve decorated OUR home for Christmas!
We moved from a one-bedroom apartment into this four-bedroom home in April of this year, so the Christmas decorations aren’t quite as perfect as I wanted them to be…because decorations are EXPENSIVE!!! But I think it’s a good start! So…here we go!
Welcome to our home!
This is the daytime view. You can see the white icicle lights hanging from the roof, and the little trees in front, too!
I added pops of red, green and white to the front porch…
See me trying to disguise the hubby’s orange extension cords for the lights?! HA!
The wreath is a little hard to see…
So here’s a close-up of it!
Fun, whimsical and sparkly! I really like it!
And can’t forget the Christmas mat!
And here’s what it looks like at night!
Here’s a couple close-ups:
I gotta say, my hubby had some GRAND plans for lights. And then he priced out the lights that he wanted to use to accomplish the grand plan…and found out that he was looking at upwards of $500. The plans changed a bit. Pretty quickly. But I still think it looks great – and we can build on it from here!
Oh, and here’s what’s around back…
I picked up these cute lil’ fiberoptic snow people for our back porch. (Since it backs up the road, and you can’t see our Christmas tree from the back sliding glass doors, I thought these were a good, bright spot for the back. (I say that the one with the striped hat is me, and the one with the top hat is Jerrod, ha!)
They change all different colors every few seconds – super fun!
Now, here’s where y’all are gonna think I’m NUTS. (If you don’t already!) I’ve always had a thing for Christmas trees in a window. I don’t know what it is, I just think it’s so cool to drive by someone’s home and be able to see their tree in their window!
Well, we couldn’t do that with the large tree, so I took the smaller one and put it in the window of the guest room, where everyone who drives by can see it!
I think it’s awfully pretty!
Ready to come inside?
Coming through the front door, you see the Holiday Shelf to your right…
…the living room in front of you…
…and the dining room to your left.
The table runner and centerpiece angel are new this year, and the hanging angel was a gift to me a very long time ago, but she’s still gorgeous! Since our tree topper isn’t an angel, I wanted to make sure there were Christmas angels somewhere in the house, and it just happened to work in the dining room! I really love them!
Did you see my manger scene?
I’m a HUGE Willow Tree fan, and when Jerrod figured that out and figured out that I loved that manger scene, he decided to buy it for me. And then he realized how much the whole thing cost. So he’s been buying me pieces here and there. It’s getting bigger!
I had these lanterns to add to the dining room (the normal decor) but I hadn’t gotten around to it yet, and I thought they made a nice addition to the buffet, along with the manger scene, so there they sit!
There’s the lovely tree…
…with matching tree skirt…
Since we don’t have a fireplace, Jerrod actually found this toilet-paper holder (you’d never know it was that, though!) and we’ve got the stockings hanging on it! Works perfectly!
And a little bit of pretty candy brightens up the center of the room.
I worked hard on this garland and other decor on the shelf in the living room…
…and around here, even the bathrooms have a little bit of Christmas in them!
The furthest I got in the kitchen was to put out my fancy towels…
…and we have another manger scene in our bedroom, too!
Well, this is all well and good in the daytime so you can see the little details, but what does it look like at night?
Well, that’s our home at Christmas, folks! No worries…there are LOTS more presents for under the tree…I’m just bringing them out slowly, trying to make sure the cat doesn’t shred them!
Whatcha think?! I have to admit, I’m really loving it! And gathering more ideas for next year all the time!