Merry Christmas! Busy season, with my husband and I both visiting and hosting family this year. But today we have the whole day free. While we await the big storm that’s supposed to roll in later tonight, I thought I’d share some of how we decorated for Christmas this year.
Green, red, copper, and brown were my main colors this year —a classic combination. Knowing that we’d have a full house when we hosted on Christmas Eve, I didn’t put up my standard big white tree. With a large crowd in our little house, every inch of floorspace counts, and that tree just has too much of a footprint. Instead, I went with a 4 foot tall little table-top green tree:
Even though I appreciate the convenience and ease of an artificial tree, nothing quite beats fresh. So to bring in a little bit of fresh greenery, I hung this swag on the china cabinet:
Such a nice scent, all I did was add the bow and the bells! Since I love reindeer as a holiday decorating element, imagine how tickled I was to find this cute mossy reindeer at the same nursery where I picked up the swag:
For presents, I used a mixture of green and brown wrapping paper and reused some paper grocery bags, using twine for bows. I liked how it turned out, especially the cost efficiency of using just a little wrapping paper as a sash to spiff up the brown paper bag.
Even our pug, Apple, got into the holiday spirit:
The wee tree couldn’t support the weight of my punched copper tree-topper, so I used it to turn a green bottle into a miniature tree in the kitchen. Very cozy.
Wishing everyone peace and joy in the new year, and a safe holiday season.