And then inside. Our living room and dining room are one big open space so that’s where I focus all of my decorating. I don’t decorate the guest rooms just because I don’t really want to store more stuff plus we don’t have alot of guests anyway :) I don’t do the kitchen either for the same reason which is good, cause I also had to cook 10 dozen cookies for work today while I was taking these pictures and it was a disaster zone!
I love mainly white Christmas decor with pops of rich reds, again, not alot of stuff, just some garlands, pillows, and centerpieces. The pillow shams are from Pottery Barn. Aside from always being cute, I get their pillow covers so I can just pop them over my everyday pillows and all I have to store is the cover.
We don’t use our fireplace so I have a faux clamshell in there filled with those cinnamon pinecones. And always with the disguise-the-tree-timer poinsettias :) My mom cross-stitched me my beachy Santa stocking and she’s got a fishing Santa for Matt that I need to get down here, and then there’s Lily’s little stocking too.
We got a new, bigger tree, with pinecones, from Home Depot on Black Friday last year and I LOVE it. Our tree used to be super beachy but now is more just a little beach with neutral and rustic whites and burlap ribbon. There are still some DIY shell ornaments (of course) along with my acorn and driftwood garland and I got on a kick a few years ago of stringing up antique lures as ornaments also.
I guess I have a tree “theme” in our dining areas, with a cluster of DIY cone trees on the dining table and my grandmother’s porcelain tabletop tree on the breakfast nook table. I remember getting to “decorate” this tree as a little girl and to this day I still obsess over same colors being too close together on it. Oh, and I couldn’t resist those fair isle pillows from HomeGoods!
And what’s some Christmas decor if you don’t see it at night?!?