Christmas Home Tour is a bit of an overstatement…..
I didn’t get everything out, only a small portion, but I did get all the boxes out. And they’re still out. Nobody is coming over during the holidays and I’ve been too
lazy busy to clean up. So the following pictures are of Christmas vignettes rather than whole rooms. Nobody wants to see the mess that is so carefully cropped out. 🙂
I always do a traditional, colorful, shiny, vintage Christmas. I don’t make effort to color coordinate or create carefully styled mantles, etc. I do it basically like my mother and grandmothers did. Simply find a spot for the ornaments and items we had.
First up, the Christmas tree. It’s basically the same as always. A thousand, or two, tiny, colored lights and a vast collection of vintage ornaments with a few newer ones sprinkled in.
I couldn’t decide which picture I liked better, the darker or lighter, so I used both. Didn’t notice the open sheers until later.
You can’t really see it from those pictures, but there’s a special spot that Dani helped decorate. She actually helped all over the tree, but that spot was hers that she kept going back to. Can you spot it?
Yes, of course I’m leaving it! It makes this year’s tree extra special!
Some close ups of the ornaments:
The figurals are new, the balls old. The blue and silver one, top right, has a red string on it indicating it’s one I grew up with and is to be especially cherished.
Next up, a small, silver display on the china cabinet/buffet. Super simple.
And now, a few small Santas. The rest stayed in their storage box:
They stand next to the ceramic Christmas tree collection.
I walked in the room one day when Dani was here and found this:
I did take the lid off.
I’m so glad not everyone throws away the fake presents they had. I love vintage wrapping paper and empty boxes wrapped in said paper.
And last – last pictured, but there is actually a little more here and there – is the ball wreath from Anthropologie a few years back: