It’s Time to Shop for Holiday and Seasonal Decor
Welcome To Day One Of Twelve Days To Get Ready For Christmas. Today I am sharing why you need to Shop for Holiday and Seasonal Decor now.
While Christmas might seem like it is in the distant future, it will be here before we know it! Since we are all busy this time of year, for the next twelve days, I am going to help you get a head start finding seasonal decor and planning holiday ideas. Let’s ease into the holidays together.
Christmas Seasonal Decor
Yes, that is a holiday photo on the front of my blog.
And I know it’s only November 1st.
And you still have Halloween decor (and candy) throughout your house.
So Why Am I Sharing Twelve Days To Get Ready For Christmas Today?
There are three really good reasons why I am starting to share holiday and Christmas ideas on November 1st.
The first reason is exactly what I mentioned above. We are all busy so I am going to help you get a head start finding holiday and seasonal decor. Way before you actually need to decorate your house. We are going to ease into the holidays together.
So why start today?
That has to do with a huge problem that still exists called supply chain delays. Forget the formal definition of “supply chain”. Basically, it means holiday stuff is still arriving late. And quantities will be limited.
So we all need to shop early because there are delays everywhere and it is very likely you will not be able to shop this year as you did a few years ago.
Inventories are already running low. So if you normally shop late, try to shop earlier this year.
Today we are going to start out with some of my favorite Christmas decor items. I am sharing my ideas and favorite products now, while they are still in stock.
Oh. And there is a third reason I am starting my Christmas posts today. It is because I have so many new ideas and they won’t fit in a month of blog posts.
It’s true! I have all new decor in two different looks. What does that mean? Well, our house has one theme and the Carriage House has another. And it is going to be spectacular.
I also have a gazillion easy Christmas crafts, more Christmas recipes, and lots of Christmas entertaining ideas.
Isn’t that exciting?
So let’s get started talking about holiday and seasonal decor.
Since I don’t have time to talk about holiday decorating every room, I picked the three main rooms in our home that get the most Christmas decor. They are the kitchen, dining room, and family/living room. Technically that is four but it works for me.
Christmas Kitchen Decor
I love to decorate our kitchen every year for Christmas. When you have a white kitchen with green-painted walls, it is kind of a given. But look how much fun I have had decorating our kitchen over the years.
Do you put wreaths on the windows in your home? Wreaths are the best kitchen decor as they add lots of color and don’t take up any counter space. To add more color to our kitchen, I added minimal decor on the island, and lots of berries, branches, and flowers elsewhere. I do have to keep the counters fairly open as I spend a lot of time cooking in our kitchen, which I jokingly refer to our kitchen as a “working kitchen”.
How do you decorate your kitchen? Do you add light decor or go all out? Do you put wreaths or a tree in your kitchen? A tree wouldn’t fit in mine, but I love putting small trees on the counters and island.
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Christmas Dining Table Decor
I think my favorite room to decorate for Christmas is our dining room. Why is that? Because it changes all of the time! I love creating different looks from white Christmas decor, to a Nutcracker theme, and Silver and Gold. (I know the Nutcracker theme wasn’t technically in the dining room but I will eventually re-create it in the dining room!)
We entertain a lot over the holidays and I like to change my tables for every dinner. I love having a tree in our dining room and last year I had three! Once again, I love wreaths in here as it just feels so festive!
I also like to change the art on the walls in my dining room to more holiday-themed art. It’s just the best way to add even more decor!
Items You Can Shop For Your Dining Room
Christmas Living/Family Room Decor
We spend most of our time in our Family Room so I tend to use more decor in this room. Surprisingly, until last year, we have never had a big tree in our family room. The room has five doors (yes, that’s kind of ridiculous) and a tree just didn’t fit. So our big family Christmas tree has always been in the Living Room.
Last Christmas we added a large tree in the family room and I loved it!
You have probably figured out that I am a big fan of wreaths in windows. I often use fresh wreaths (from Trader Joe’s) or faux ones I have collected for years.
Christmas Decor Giveaway!
I recently curated a box of Christmas decor with one of my favorite companies, Sullivans Home Decor. Check out the box here. The discount code, M100YOH, is still available, so make sure you add it to your order to get 20% off of your entire order.
Also, I am announcing a giveaway today! I am giving away a My 100 Year Old Home curated box to a lucky winner!
HOW TO ENTER:
- Make sure that you follow both me and @sullivanshomedecor on Instagram, click here to enter;
- Tag a friend. Bonus entries for however many friends you tag;
- Buy a box before Friday and you get 10 additional entries to win for each box purchased! (Just let us know and we will add your extra entries.)
(US residents only. The giveaway is in no way endorsed or sponsored by Instagram. The giveaway will be closed at 11:59pm on Thursday, November 3, 2022. A winner will be announced on Friday, November 4, 2022. Good luck!!)
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Love allll of it, thank you!
Lovely! Can you share directions on how you hang your beautiful window wreaths?
I actually have a tiny nail in my window. I leave them up all year round and you can hardly see them!
I always look forward to your holiday decorations & food selections/prep!!!
How do you hange your wreaths on windows . Not during ribbon.
I love your home Leslie no matter what the season! It’s just such a beautiful older home and the way that you decorated is amazing! Thank you for all of the Christmas shopping ideas and suggestions, we better get hopping on it because I know things are going to definitely sell out quickly!
Now I’ve been hit with the holiday spirit!!! Love it!!
Oh I’m so glad!
Beautiful home you have taking notes a d checking shopping list twice.. Thank You for sharing
Thanks so much Eva!
Would you please share where the “HO” “HO” “HO” sign came from? Did you make it yourself?
FYI…I am not on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. I have an email address I would share should you choose to share where the sign came from.
The sign was made by a company that went out of business a few years ago. I am so sorry!
Maybe I should try to make one!
Where did you get the white trees made out of…maybe pine cones?
I made them! Just search my blog for pine cone trees!
Did you make orbit your ‘ho ho ho’ picture? If you made it yourself can you please share the directions?
I did not make it but it is adorable. Unfortunately the company that made it has gone out of business. So sorry!
Can’t wait to see all you have planned! I love all your ideas and decor. FYI, I tried to “Click Here” to enter contest and tge link didn’t work. Thanks Leslie for not allowing your blog to be “overrun” by ads. A few are ok, but I quit following a blog when there are more ads than content.
I just tried the link and it worked. But then I changed the link to the specific post. Can you try again?
I love the HO HO HO sign too. Please share with us how or where.
In a room with 4 windows (59″ wide) do all wreaths need to be the same?
Could we add 2wreaths only on the 2 center windows? What are the rules
for wreaths in the windows? How else could I add Christmas cheer to these windows?
Can you share the source for the HO HO HO sign?!?
I love it all! Where did you find the cute white pillows with the Christmas trees on them?
Thank you so much! I actually made them! If you want to make them search The Best DIY Christmas Pillow on the blog 🥰