So there isn’t much to tour. I did not go all out this year. Everything you put up, has to come down so this year a minimalist theme sounded best to me. Also, I know a lot of bloggers have display on top of display. After about a million photos of their creations, I feel a bit deflated (and inadequate). So, maybe you would enjoy a minimalist home “tour” for a change.
I love a real tree and so do my husband and kids. But, I hate killing a beautiful tree (and cleaning up its mess). So, this year, we bought a potted tree that we will plant after the holidays (the galvanized tub the tree is sitting in was left at our last home from the previous owner – who was obviously crazy for leaving that beauty behind). I bought the deer heads at Big Lots this year and the greenery surrounding I found at Gordmans. A few stockings (PB) and decor on the mantel (train stocking holders – Target, candle sticks – Gordmans) along with my beautiful rocking horse thrift score (donated by another crazy) and we are good to go.
This is the area between the entry and the kitchen that has a table but is not the dining room so I am going with nook. Here I have two artificial trees (thirft finds that were less than $4 each) and some small table decor. I love my Countdown to Christmas warmer from Scentsy fragrance (Christmas Cottage is my favorite fragrance bar). Get your holiday warmers and scents here Kelly Ditsch, Scentsy Independent Consultant while supplies last!
My reindeer and rubbed bronze tealight holder both came from Big Lots two seasons ago.
My dining room holds our large artificial tree and primitive wood ornament “signs” I found at Gordmans (I love that store, can you tell? Just wait, there’s more). The Christmas banner on the china hutch I just purchased on Black Friday at Gordmans along with the glittery pinecones and silver ombre battery operated pillars . My jar candle hurricanes that hold the pillars and cones I found at Big Lots two years ago. My glitter boxwood and berry candle wreaths are a thrift find and the silver bubble glass hurricanes were a clearance Gordmans score over the summer.
That is all for now. I do not intend on adding anything more. (Well, I do have an antique sled out in the garage that has been calling my name, so I better put him out on the porch outside, but beyond that, I am done decking any more halls).
How much do you decorate your home for the holidays? Are you a minimalist, or do you reach for the max?