Christmas is, by far, my favorite season. I love the way the tree smells, I love the stockings hanging above the chimney. And I love decorating our house. And since the last time I did a house tour was back in 2012, it’s time for another house tour – Christmas style. This was our first year buying a real tree in the 3 years we have lived together. And let me tell you, I don’t think we will ever go back. There is something so magical about a real tree – the smells mainly – that I just can’t let go of.
I also upgraded my stocking this year. This beauty is from Anthropologie. You might be wondering why there aren’t 2. Well, there are, but I’m waiting on Jeremy to upgrade his (he doesn’t want the Anthropologie one), so we should be going out this week to buy him a new one. Along with the cat. He needs a new stocking too.
I am in love with this bird. I think I got this from an ornament exchange, but I can’t remember. If I could, I would have gotten more of them because they are gorgeous. On a fun note, see how many lights we have. Yea, this tree has 900 lights on it!
I took this on my phone and it sort of started to wig out on me, but I do love this picture. It’s a full shot of the tree, but all blurry-like.
A view of our tree. It’s pretty much all reds and golds – everything in our house for the holidays is going red and gold.
So, back like 5 years ago, I bought ornaments from Garden Ridge in one of those tube container things. I didn’t have a lot of money to spend on ornaments. And they lasted a long time (we still have them all – more on them later). So the past 2 years, I have slowly worked on upgrading our ornaments (see a trend here?), so this ornament was one of my upgrades this year. I love how big it is, but I also love that it’s more of a star than a ball. And it’s just so pretty!
Oh hello there, wedding lanterns! Yes, we still have these around the house. We kept 5 of them and they are all different sizes. There are 2 on the table that have ornaments (the old ones from Garden Ridge) in them, and another lantern is on the bookshelf by the window filled with these ornaments. I would have filled more, but we ran out of them. Oops.
Besides my Pinterest Fail, I did another Pinterest inspired DIY project. And this one turned out so much better – in my opinion! We have this hanging next to our mirror above the fireplace.
One of my favorite new additions this year is the freaking adorable reindeer. I mean, seriously. He stands up on his own! How can you not love him?
What does your house look like during Christmas?