I get asked all of the time if I have a plan when it comes to decorating our home with my vintage Christmas decor. What do you think?
Let’s just say I kind of have a plan. I have a lot of decorations and a lot of it is vintage Christmas decor. Plus I use a lot of times in my decor that isn’t technically Christmas. Let me share with you how I decorated our home for Christmas this year.
Season 2 Volume 46
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I love decorating for Christmas. Well, kind of.
I love decorating Christmas trees, especially our family tree with all of the ornaments we have collected for over thirty years. When we pull out the ornaments handmade by the boys it brings a rush of memories of Christmas crafts and years of holiday traditions.
I love all of the vintage Christmas decor I have collected and it is so easy to mix them with new and handmade decorations.
I also absolutely love our home when it’s decorated. It feels so festive and sometimes I wish I could leave up our decor year-round. Usually, our Christmas decor only lasts until the first week of January.
So what is it that I don’t like about decorating our house for Christmas?
It’s hauling all of the stuff down from the third floor, going through everything, and then taking it down and hauling it all back upstairs again.
For the past few years, I have had the boys bring down all of the decorations for me and put everything on the back porch. This year I think we have about 16 large bins, six wreath bags, and six tree bags.
Remind me in January that I promised (in this blog post) to go through my decor bins and donate all of the decorations that I haven’t used in years. I cannot put everything back in the attic when there is a ton of Christmas decor I haven’t used in years.
So what’s my plan for decorating?
The first thing I do is pick a theme in the fall. (This year’s theme is a Pomegranate Christmas.) I usually buy a few items that fit the theme and then I make as many crafts as I can for the new theme. You can see the blog posts I wrote about the pomegranate theme here.
Usually, in late November, I start decorating. For some reason I always start decorating in the family room, and move from room to room, keeping the colors constant but making sure the rooms don’t look exactly the same.
I also keep in mind what I have done in previous years and I try not to do the same thing in each room. So I move trees around, change colors, and use all of the new holiday decor items I have made.
The one thing that is consistent about decorating and that is my love for vintage Christmas decor. I love these green bottles and I am quite obsessed with ironstone and vintage ornaments.
In fact, I am quite sure that I have vintage Christmas decor in multiple places in every room in our home!
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More progress on the beach house!
We are done painting and this upcoming week will be the busiest week ever! They will be patching and installing new floors. They will also be installing the kitchen cabinets and starting the finished carpentry. The interior doors will be installed and … they will be putting in all of the light fixtures and chandeliers.
Wow. That is a lot going on this week at the beach house!
I can’t even imagine what this will look like with new flooring and a new banister.
We are heading up to the house this morning and I will also be up there again on Tuesday.
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My Favorite Room This Week
I know you probably saw the blog post about our dining room but I absolutely love how it looks! These decorations are so much fun!
This photo from The Vintage Bucket made me smile. Check out this super cute account.
I am always inspired by the incredible talents of Courtney at French Country Cottage. If you are looking for some table inspiration for your holiday table. Look no further!
Susan Kaufman has a beautiful new book out called Walk With Me: New York. Gorgeous photos of New York City, at its best.
We were busy last week getting the house all decked out for Christmas. I’m not sure which room I love the most. Do you have a favorite?
The queen of entertaining shares her tips for hosting an easy holiday party
This week is going to be lots of fun. I am sharing my favorite frozen vodka, a new snowflake pillow, and our newly decorated living room and craft room. Later in the week I am making wood ornaments and a new tree skirt!
Sharing everything with you is going to be fun.
- It’s the Holiday Season – S2/V45
- A California Christmas – S2/V44
- In Case You Missed It, Christmas is Coming – S2/V43
- Gift Wrapping Ideas – S2/V42
- The Best News Ever – S2/V41
- Thrifty Shopper Decor Tips – S2/V40
- Just Relax and Enjoy – S2/V39
- Book Signings – S2/V38
- A Busy Week – S2/V37
- Time to Celebrate – S2/V36
- The Basics of Filming in Your Home – S2/V35
- Let’s Welcome Fall S2/V34
- Labor Day Weekend – S2/V33
- A Taste Test – S2/V32
- A Busy Schedule – S2/V31
- Welcome Fall – S2/V30
- You’re Invited to My Party – S2/V29
- A Vacation at Lake Oconee – S2/V28
- Let’s Have Fun – S2/V27
- A Big Week Ahead – S2/V26
- Easy Summer Crafts – S2/V25
- Vintage Shopping – S2/V24
- Sunday Morning Coffee – S2/V23
- A Trip to Provence – S2/V22
- It’s Wedding Season – S2/V21
- Two Weddings – S2/V20
- Things My Mother Taught Me – S2/V19
- Ventura Beach House – S2/V18
- Our Small Beach House Remodel – S2/V17
- Vintage Charm – S2/V16
- My Happy Place – S2/V15
- Hedley & Bennett – S2/V14
- My Favorite Potting Bench – S2/V13
- All Things Gardening – S2/V12
- Farmhouse Style Modern Beachhouse – S2/V11
- Gatherings and Sunday Morning Coffee – S2/V10
- The Beach House Kitchen Remodel – S2/V9
- The Airbnb Waco Fixer Upper – S2/V8
- Hello Spring – S2/V7
- Our Family Sports Story – S2/V6
- Abstract Art – S2/V5
- Valentine’s Day Decor – S2/V4
- Winter Home Decor – S2/V3
- Winter Decor Ideas – S2/V2
- A Winter Color Palette, Season 2/Volume 1
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