Since we traveled for Thanksgiving, we’re spending Christmas in Southern California this year. That gave me an excuse to pull out all the stops with Christmas decor! It took me a while to get everything up because I’ve been so busy with school (I actually just finished decorating today), but I love the final result. It’s so nice to be surrounded by cozy Christmas sights and smells.
Decorating our tree!
We went with a Noble Fir (real, of course!). I've really been enjoying the pine scent.
View from the front door. That lamp is new, and such a fun color!
View across the living room. I added (faux) wreaths to the doors, some pillows from Crate and Barrel, a snowman decoration from Robby's mom, and a hand-carved Nativity scene that Robby got in Europe. Also, now that we have a pantry, we moved our old dish storage cabinets out into the dining area.
Our dining room table, all decked out in fancy Christmas linens from my sweet mother-in-law (who also painted that waterfall picture!). The tablecloth is the perfect size for our little table--thanks, Carol! We moved the dresser from upstairs, and it's perfect for holding extra tablecloths and knickknacks.
Since we don't have a mantel, I hung our (homely) hand-knit stockings from the bookcase (which we moved to the upstairs landing). We have an odd number of stockings (one each for Robby, me, and Lucy), so I added a fun jingle bell wreath to balance things out.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, everyone!