Holidays

Color Blocked Tree

One day in November, I looked my husband in the eye and said words I never thought would come out of my mouth. “Under no circumstances should you allow me to buy any more Christmas trees this year”. His reply? “Done”. 

You see, I have a Christmas tree of some sort in every room of the house. Even the laundry room! That’s 7 trees {not counting the bottle brush, glass and ceramic trees of course}. It’s a disease. 

Color Blocked Tree

The after-Christmas sales got me one last time this past January, and another adorable white tree practically jumped into my arms…..for only $9! It even came with ornaments! 

Color Blocked Tree

I kinda forgot about it between January and December…and I rolled my eyes at myself when I found it in my garage. All’s well that ends well, though — and this little cutie looks awesome in our office! 

I arranged the Christmas ornaments that came with it in a color-blocked pattern. I had a faux lamb skin from Ikea for a future project on hand — which makes a lovely tree skirt! 

Color Blocked Tree

The tree topper was another post-Christmas sale find, at Walgreens of all places! It’s a nice throw back to Christmases past, and its colored lights coordinate so well with the vibrant bulbs.  

Color Blocked Tree

 

Does anyone else have a sick obsession with Christmas trees like me? How many are in your house?

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Color Blocked Tree

Wintry Christmas Vignette

One of my favorite spaces to decorate for Christmas is our bedroom dresser. It is often decked out before we even have our main tree up! The first Christmas after we got married, I bought an adorable 4 foot white tree. I love this little tree and enjoy creating a wintry vignette around it every year. 

 

Wintry Christmas Vignette

I have a collection of white, silver and clear ornaments that make the tree sparkle. My collection has grown in recent years to include vintage blue and pink Christmas balls and a few vintage-inspired snow globe ornaments. 

Wintry Christmas Vignette

 

Wintry Christmas Vignette

 

 

Wintry Christmas Vignette

A large chalkboard sits in place of where our usual print is. I free-handed this wreath and to tell you the truth…I’m completely impressed that I actually got such a round circle! 

Wintry Christmas Vignette

 

I’m pretty much in love with anything Lindsay Letters produces, and was super pumped to see that she has a line with Hobby Lobby this year. I scooped up a couple of the metallic prints including this one. “O Holy Night” is my favorite Christmas hymn. I’d be happy to have the lyrics plastered across my walls at all times. 

Wintry Christmas Vignette

The print is joined by a white, glittery deer and sparkly tree topper. 

Wintry Christmas Vignette

Wintry Christmas Vignette

Wintry Christmas Vignette

 

What is your favorite space to decorate for Christmas?

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Christmas Coffee Bar

A year ago, I was just dreaming of and making plans for a coffee bar in our little kitchen. Now, this favorite corner of mine is getting a festive touch. So many of our Christmas traditions include a hot cup coffee or cocoa in hand — whether it is decorating the tree or driving around town to see the lights. 

Christmas Coffee Bar -- with vintage flair

Our coffee bar is fully stocked for the season — coffee, tea and cocoa, flavored syrups, candy canes. Anything you need to make a cup of cheer! 

Christmas Coffee Bar

I add a red snowflake platter to corral a few necessary items. The Christmas themed sugar and creamer set were a thrifting find. The sugar bowl is full of raw sugar, while the creamer holds onto tiny ceramic stirring spoons and the milk frother. I would love to find some Christmas-y milk glass mugs to hang from those hooks next year. 

Christmas Coffee Bar

 

Christmas Coffee Bar

I had so much fun adding some vintage elements to the shelf above the coffee cabinet !

Christmas Coffee Bar

The plant in the coffee can {my favorite coffee!} was already sitting on the shelf, but I paired him with a cutie deer plate {Target a couple of years ago} and a vintage Santa mug. I spotted that winky face at a Goodwill last year. He was so cute, and for 50 cents…I just could not pass him up. I was shocked when I saw some similar mugs at antique store last week for $10 and up! I officially call that a thrifting score! 

Christmas Coffee Bar

My vintage thermos collection transitions from fall to winter seamlessly. They moseyed on over to the kitchen from my fall mantel and a couple found their way to the coffee bar shelf. A fitting place, I think. :) 

Christmas Coffee Bar

I, of course, included one of my faux-globes from Christmases past. I can’t resist tiny deer and bottle brush trees! 

Christmas Coffee Bar -- with vintage flair

Our whole house has a very vintage Christmas feel to it, but our kitchen feels very 1960’s lake house. The kind of Christmas decor Betty Draper would approve of. I’ll show you more of the kitchen when I do a whole house tour next week! 

Christmas Coffee Bar

Now, the burning question. What is your favorite hot beverage to sip on at Christmas time? 

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