Sunday, December 15, 2013

A few Christmas updates...

I posted all about our Christmas decorations a couple of years ago, so I won't bore you guys with all the details.  But since we are trying to simplify and focus our approach to Christmas, we did a few things a little differently this year.  I didn't come close to putting everything out, and I'm totally okay with that.  Instead, I stuck with the things I really love, and that has kept me from feeling overwhelmed with Christmas clutter.  

We did get a new wreath this year.

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I got it on Etsy, and I seriously love it.  It's very us.  (And, for the record, I would have preferred "Merry Christmas," but this ribbon was prettier. :))

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I also switched up the mantel.

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I'm crazy about this sign I ordered in October (also from Etsy).  Oh Holy Night is one of my favorite Christmas songs, and these are some of my favorite lyrics.  The other things were scattered throughout the house, and I found them a new home here.

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This is our dining room table.  It's similar to what we've done in the past, but I added the burlap runner back in this year, and I'm loving it. 

Here's another shot of the tree.

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(I've still got a lot of wrapping to do...)

One thing I started doing this year was displaying our Christmas cards on the tree, itself.  I'm using tiny clothespins that I had laying around from another project to attach them to the waffle ribbon.

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(Hi, Lauren!  :))

It really personalizes the tree and reminds us what a blessing our friends and family are.

So those are a few festive things we're loving this year.  What are your favorite Christmas decorations?


Hayley Chandler said...

Your house looks so pretty and festive!!! I really like the sign on the mantle.

Kristin said...

I get what you're saying about the ribbon…I really like it!
You've sent me straight to etsy….thanks a lot lol

Annabelle said...

That waffle ribbon...Ahhh! I love it! I have a glittery 'Merry Christmas' that is on my mantel. I think it's one of my favorites!

Colleen said...

it looks lovely! I love that new wreath you got too.

Jessie said...

O Holy Night is my favorite Christmas song too! The last verse brings tears to my eyes every single time.

Samantha Horseman said...

I LOVE your christmas decor!! Putting the cards on the tree is such a great idea. Your wreath and tablescape are pretty and pinterest worthy :) Would love for you to join my holiday home link-up!

XO Samantha

Jennifer Trillsch said...

Oh Holy Night is my favorite too! Love this stanza:
Long lay the world in sin and error pining
Till he appear'd and the soul felt its worth.

Wow. Gets me every time! :)

Your house is ridiculous, Martha. :D

Lauren said...

Gorgeous! I love the wreath and the brown paper wrapped gifts! So clean and classic!

Renae said...

Love your Christmas decor!

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