Today's topic: Show us your decorations!
I grew up in a house that looked like Santa threw up all over it around Christmas time. I'm hoping to provide the same holiday splendor to our kids. I'm slowly building up my holiday decor every year. I have a ways to go but I'll get there. Don't you worry, my pretties.
I let Rob decorate the outside
This is the mantel in the formal living room. This is my little pointed tree collection. Almost everything is from Target except for stockings (online) and stocking holders (kohl's).
This is our mantel in the family room. I love the Target ball trees. They have little cranberries and pine cones all over them. I have considered keeping them out all year round. What do you think?
Woof stocking was a hand me down from my mom. My mom made my and Rob's stocking. They are supposed to mimick our wedding day attire (Rob wore a black tux and I wore a white (duh) dress with ruching on the side). I believe she actually used some scraps from my dress on the actual stocking. Charlie's stocking was handmade by Pottery Barn Kids. They are so thoughtful.
I couldn't not have a Christmas tree in our family room so I picked up this $23.99 pre-lit beauty at Target. "Tree skirt" is a Christmas dish towell. Whatever works!
Picture of our first niece, Gracie and basket was a hand me down from my mom. We put the Christmas cards in there.
Not too much going on here but some uber cute snowball candles from Partylite.
And some random kitchen stuff. Another hand me down from my mom (birdhouse) - I think I actually bought this for her years ago when I worked at Hallmark in highschool. The candle is one that an ex-manager of mine made for me. It smells of holiday goodness and I only bring it out and burn it at Christmastime.
That's pretty much it. Whether or not you are participating in the blog challenge, I'd love to see your home decked out for the holidays. My personal challenge to you is to take pictures, post on them on your blog then leave a comment on this post so I can look at your decorations. Please?