Christmas in July

I am so excited to be part of a Christmas in July Blog hop! I assume you are coming here from the amazing Jill at Gathered Grace blog and I wanted to welcome you to my blog! I am joined by nine very talented bloggers and I can’t wait for you to see all of our holiday photos! (Special thanks goes out to Jen at Noting Grace for putting this all together.) This blog post inspired me to plan out my decor theme for this Christmas and I can’t wait to share it with you.

I mentioned in my newsletter that I was going to participate in a Christmas in July Blog hop. This one is pretty special because you all have a chance to win a free King of Christmas tree! King of Christmas is giving away a 7 1/2 ft. flocked and lit tree! It is valued at $500 and you can enter below. The three flocked trees in the photo above are all from King of Christmas. They were in our living room this past Christmas. Aren’t they gorgeous?

So let’s talk about Christmas 2017 in our home. This was my first Christmas as a blogger and home decor Instagrammer. When I pulled out our Christmas decor, I only owned two boxes of Christmas decor. That’s it! (When I took everything down a month later, I had 14 boxes. How did that happen?)

As you can see, last year our Christmas decor was pretty neutral. 

But don’t get me wrong, I loved it. These clay ornaments that I made highlighting all of the special people and events that happened in our family last year were probably my favorite decoration.

I have to be honest with you about the whole Christmas in July thing. At first, I didn’t get it. As I was sitting in my house with a broken air conditioner, the last thing I wanted to think about was Christmas. But, I am so glad I did this. Because after looking back at all of my photos I now know exactly what I want to do this year.

All of our Christmas decor was not only neutral. I did bring in quite a bit of red to our family room. And guess what?

Now that I look back at these photos, I have decided I am going to use red and white in our entire home this holiday. It just makes me happy and I love it.

This motivated me to put together a mood board with some of my favorite red and white Christmas photos from Pinterest. This year I also want to decorate our bedrooms and these photos got me so excited! 

And can I just tell you how excited I am to make that grain sack tree skirt? I already have all of the grain sacks!

Next, you are going to want to head over to Jen’s blog Noting Grace. But before you do that, enter the King of Christmas giveaway below! 

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Christmas in July collage

A Blue Nest

Christmas in July - A Blue Nest

Addison’s Wonderland

Addison's Wonderland

Bentley Blonde

Bentley Blond

Cuter Tudor

Cuter Tudor


Planning Ahead: Tailor Your Christmas Colors to Reflect Your Decor Updates

Gathered Grace

Gathered Grace

My 100 Year Old Home

My 100 Year Old House

Noting Grace

Noting Grace

The Curated Farmhouse

Curated Farmhouse

The Mellionaire Home

The Mellionaire House

7 thoughts on “Christmas in July

  1. Just beautiful, Leslie!! I love the way you used red and white because it’s soft and unwashed looking. But I’m crazy in love with the neutrals in the first pic, in fact, I love those flocked trees as is, with no adornment!! You just inspired me… 🙂

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