I like to keep things simple around Christmas. This time of year can be stressful enough so why add to it? I like to add a few “hints” here and there of the season in addition to the tree.
Over the summer, I bought a vintage case full of vintage Christmas ornaments. I could.not.wait. until I got to use these this year!
A bowl here, a basket there
The mantel was also pretty easy this year. I first started with 2 vintage type trays, added a DIY sweater wreath, garland with pine cones, and the PEACE stocking holders round it out. I added sliced and dried pomegranates and glitter snowflakes from dollar tree for a little sparkle.
I added a few of those vintage ornament pieces in some of the spaces in the type drawers also.
A tutorial of the wreath is coming tomorrow so be sure to check back!
In the dining room I’ve wrapped the chandelier in 2 swags and added my vintage sled to the top of the china cabinet. A large bowl lined with burlap and toped with a ton of pinecones makes this easy and festive.
More vintage ornaments adorn the inside of the cabinet for a little color and sparkle.
The collage wall is finally done! I’ll show it off one day next week:)
The desk in my living room
See that cute painted snowman? That was painted by yours truly when I was just 7. My mom gave it to me last year. I’m hoping to add to the collection with hand painted goodness from little man.
And a little sparkle in the bathroom
All that’s left is the tree! We’ll be cutting down one out of our own yard this year; it’s the first live tree we’ve had since we’ve been in our house-8 years!