If you follow me on Twittter you've probably picked up on the fact that I love Christmas. Like, I LOVE Christmas. So it's no surprise I've probably gone overboard with decorating. Since they were fun to do over the summer, I figured I'd do a new What's In My House... series, except this time for Christmas! If you missed the first round, here's my What's n My House... Living Room post. The original posts cover furniture and accessories, this time I'll just talk about the Christmas stuff, of course.
...here's the living room!
Kind of an overview of what the whole room looks like. I'm not sure how many pictures August made it into.
Door to the garage. My Mom gave me the door hanger, so no idea where it's from. It jingles and it's cute though :)
Entrance hallway (sorry for the blurry pic). My Mom got me the wooden light-up Christmas tree from someone she worked with I think, and my grandfather made the reindeer.
I have to keep my Christmas tarts from Yankee Candle burning! Sparkling Cinnamon is my favorite :)
I switched out the filler in the tall vase with this, from Pier 1. I think it's just wintery, so it'll stay after Christmas.
Some of our family friends started an angel collection for me and my sister when we were kids. I can finally display them now! I put the bigger ones in front of the fireplaces.
We got new stockings this year from Pier 1. I was going to hold off on getting them monogrammed but I'm glad I did. I love them!
More of my angels are on the mantle along with some pre-lit garland and ornaments that are from Target. All the stocking hangers are from Target, too.
This year we went to 2 trees. This is the real tree, as Jared is very adamant about having a real tree (I grew up with artificial trees. Real ones smell great, of course!) The living room tree is red, silver, and white. We got most of the ornaments at Target. The topper is from Target, too. The tree skirt matches the stockings and is from Pier 1. There are some special ornaments on the tree we've accumulated as well, of course.
First Christmas Together
Our 1st Christmas
Roll Tide. (My aunt gave us a Bama nutcracker ornament this year but I didn't get a picture!)
August has an ornament, of course.
My alma mater. (Roll Tide. Again.)
Jared's alma mater. (Go State or something.)
Up until this year I'd been using a Nativity Scene that my grandparents bought when my Mom was little. I loved it, but it was made out of some unknown waxy material and it wasn't aging well. The paint was rubbing off, all the animals legs were wonky, and finally this year the angel cracked in 2 and The Engineer couldn't get it back together. I was sad, but in the meantime I got this "makeshift" nativity at Pier 1. It's not a full set of course but hey, it has the main characters.
I really like this though and think it's pretty.
A Peppermint Swirl Yankee Candle. Yum!
Ok, that's it for the living room! Tomorrow I'll show you the kitchen!