Home for the Holidays

We’ve been busy trimming our home for the holidays! As you can probably imagine, I’m a fan of an understated rustic Christmas look. Sorry to disappoint those that were ready for a cacophony of red and green and a fifty-piece┬áChristmas village complete with fake snow! …Not that there’s anything wrong with that!

There’s something so New England about a wreath in every window and I’m all about a New England Christmas after being down south for so long. Bring on the snow! I made these out of the most realistic looking artificial garland I could find. AC Moore had a lovely faux pine.

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Hung with a thick burlap ribbon on our curtain rods, these wreaths left no holes in our walls and can be reused every year!

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Then there’s this little guy. When we have kids I promise I will do the whole pick out the tree in the cold, lug it into the house, clean up pine needles for a month (plus a month after it comes down)- but for now, I’m thrilled to have this adorable little tabletop tree decked out in golds, browns, and glittery balls.

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Our built ins got some sparkly additions with glass jars full of Martha Stewart shatter-proof ornaments.

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And this driftwood tree was a HomeGoods find. Perfect for a coastal Christmas.

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I don’t know how we’ll go back to a non-holiday look when our built-ins look so lovely packed with these pretties. Guess I’ll have to just buy more stuff! (Wink!)

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These gold mason jars were a fun edition to my housewarming party table but now serve as a perfect holiday centerpiece grouped together on a log slice. We originally had these at our wedding with white candles but a little gold spray paint turned three of them into festive vases for evergreen and gilded leaves and berry branches.

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How do you add a touch of Christmas to your home? Or do you go the Griswold route and think Christmas is no time for minimalism- it’s go big or go home!

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