OMG! Islanders, Christmas is fading as we approach 2014 and I'm just sick about it.
I shared our outdoor decor here and today, I'm going to wrap-up with our indoor decor.
We spoke about the mom tree, the family tree and the foyer garland. In these posts, I also shared how I faced a new challenge in the new place. In our old home, I could unpack and decorate for Christmas with my eyes closed. In the new place, however, I needed to figure things out - where? How? More? Less? I just didn't know so this year, decorating took a lot more time than I anticipated.
Dining Room Decor
I started my decorating in the dining room. With us hosting Christmas, I knew I wanted people to eat around the dining room table. I created 2 low centerpieces:
The snow-capped succulent was a splurge from Michael's. I ALSO splurged on a small garland that had sparkly fruit. I cut it into pieces and used the pieces as filler.
A few pieces of winter greenery and voila:
Between the two vases, I collected trees (brush trees, decorative trees, thrifty trees, etc.):
Yes, Sherry made me some of her awesome paper rosette trees (mentioned in her tree's feature post here). Thanks, boo!
I placed the napkins and chargers out to see how it looked. I pulled out the white china day-of. It turned out really nice!
A picture from Christmas day.
I added a candle at night and I love how it looks:
I kept the kitchen decor pretty simple - Christmas towels and spoon rest. The table was set with rustic place settings and a quick centerpiece:
Our yarn wreaths were hung on the kitchen chairs and they are aging so gracefully (3 years and counting):
Family Room Decor
I unpacked our stockings, my Village Thrift Store garland (it only cost $2.90) then I added burlap and poinsettias to complete the look:
I've found the best time to buy poinsettias is a few days before Christmas (Lowe's and Home Depot mark them down before the holiday). I got these large poinsettias for less than $5 four days before Christmas. It was perfect because they looked awesome on Christmas and I wasn't worried that I'd kill them before the holiday, lol.
I still love our Christmas stockings (purchased from Walmart.com three years ago). I also love the contrasting burlap. The wooden trees anchor the mantle because the burlap wreath I made to hang above the fireplace didn't work out (the COMMAND strips didn't hold up well on the brick). Instead, I propped it up on the wet bar:
It's not quite done but I will definitely finish it… before Christmas next year, lol.
Munch and I piled ornaments into the coffee table centerpiece and filled the J-O-Y dishes with candies. Speaking of ornaments, I added a few to the family tree right before Christmas:
Munch made it in art class and I love it :)
It's a 6" starburst ornament (from The Village thrift store). It came 2/pack and they're awesome!
Giant snowflake ornaments I got from The Village thrift store.
Feather ornament (from Target).
Glitter reindeer ornaments from The Village thrift store.
O and, in case you're wondering, here's the family ornament for 2013:
It says, "New Home" at the top and 2013 on the bottom. I love it. More importantly, I loved our first Christmas in our home this holiday season!!