Welcome to our home dressed for Christmas!
This year I put our girl's stockings in our front entry. I purchased them last year at Pottery Barn kids, after Christmas sale (by the way, this is the way to go to get clearance price seasonal items).
I love these IKEA lights that look like snowballs (they are small plastic balls that go around the lights). I added some greenery and Nutcracker ornaments to the branches. The NOEL banner was made out of paper and glitter, a couple of years ago.
When you come into our library you'll see the sofa I reupholstered in navy blue velvet. YES!! It's done!! I can really sing Hallelujah now! This was an advanced project for me and it took more time than anticipated. I will have a post soon on tips and tricks for upholstery.
I used Pottery Barn letters with clippings of pine and plaid ribbon on our sconces.
In our dining room, I made this quick no-sew tablecloth using stripe fabric and gluing down plaid ribbon to use for a border.
For the centerpiece, I bought some eucalyptus and then clipped some greenery and berry vines in our backyard to get an organic look.
This simple wreath was made from our boxwood bushes in our front yard. It literally took minutes to make with wire.
We have a Christmas village my mom gave to me and my girls absolutely love to help me set it up. On the wall, I made this advent calendar last year. On the back are scripture verses to read each day to prepare for Christmas.
On Christmas Eve, our girls get new p.j's and a box of something Christmas-y. This year, they'll get some Santa mugs and a Rudolph CD.
Our girls got to decorate this fresh tree this year. We will be planting it in our backyard at the end of winter. I just hope I can remember to keep it alive!
It's fun to try different looks with the mantel. This year I decided to go with a white and turquoise color scheme.12 Days of Christmas Link party, where I also show my home. I'm also linking this post to The Pretty Preppy Party. Go check it out! I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and New Year!