Since I can remember, I've loved decorating for Christmas. Growing up my mom, sister and I would decorate the tree, hang the stockings and plaster decorations on any stationary surface!
Not only do I get it from my mom, but my Aunt Pat has helped contribute to the "sickness". Each year she would give us an ornament and later she give me her Santa collection!
It took me a while to collect all of the decorations that I have, but slowly I've accumulated a whole closet full of them. And because said closet is reaching max capacity, I'm pretty selective about the new things I add. Last year though, Matt and decided that we wanted a "grown up" tree. So most of our "kid" ornaments stayed packed away and the new stuff came front and center! The older ornaments that did make the tree this year have a special sentiment or story behind them and I couldn't help but not include them!
Our tree is a mix of glitzy, sparkly ornaments and rustic burlap with galvanized metal ornament accents, which is so totally "ME"! Thankfully, Matt likes it (and me) too!
Let's get this show on the road, eh?! Starting with the tree...
The day after Christmas Matt and I ventured out to shop for our 'new' decorations and I totally swiped the button garland off a display tree! I HAD to have it!! The saleslady wasn't impressed that I took it off, but I still don't care... The tree skirt I made a few years ago and think it goes well with the new theme.
Have you all see this pin? The one about using two different size Christmas lights? All the paint fumes I huffed from the frosting spray were totally worth it in my opinion!! Yes, I could have bought frosted bulbs, but I had leftover lights from our wedding and a can of frosting spray paint...
DIY, thank you very much!
The Santa figurines start making their appearance on the entertainment center. And of course, a nativity because His birth is the reason for the season!
I'll never forget the first year I decorated the house with all the Santas! I just kept unwrapping and unwrapping and unwrapping... I couldn't even bring myself to unwrap all the Santa ornaments because of being overwhelmed by the sheer number of them!
|Two of the cutest photo bombers you ever did see!|
And to keep up with the glitzy and rural charm, the dining room table is decorated with a burlap runner (surprise, surprise), sparkly cranberry swags and a lantern filled with glittered light bulbs!
I wouldn't want to leave you hanging without seeing the outside decorations! The porch isn't nearly as decked out as it is in the summer or fall, but it'll do in a pinch!
Are you as guilty as I am of being a "Crazy Christmas Decorator"?