Home for the Holidays

We’ve been busy trimming our home for the holidays! As you can probably imagine, I’m a fan of an understated rustic Christmas look. Sorry to disappoint those that were ready for a cacophony of red and green and a fifty-piece┬áChristmas village complete with fake snow! …Not that there’s anything wrong with that!

There’s something so New England about a wreath in every window and I’m all about a New England Christmas after being down south for so long. Bring on the snow! I made these out of the most realistic looking artificial garland I could find. AC Moore had a lovely faux pine.


Hung with a thick burlap ribbon on our curtain rods, these wreaths left no holes in our walls and can be reused every year!



Then there’s this little guy. When we have kids I promise I will do the whole pick out the tree in the cold, lug it into the house, clean up pine needles for a month (plus a month after it comes down)- but for now, I’m thrilled to have this adorable little tabletop tree decked out in golds, browns, and glittery balls.



Our built ins got some sparkly additions with glass jars full of Martha Stewart shatter-proof ornaments.



And this driftwood tree was a HomeGoods find. Perfect for a coastal Christmas.


I don’t know how we’ll go back to a non-holiday look when our built-ins look so lovely packed with these pretties. Guess I’ll have to just buy more stuff! (Wink!)


These gold mason jars were a fun edition to my housewarming party table but now serve as a perfect holiday centerpiece grouped together on a log slice. We originally had these at our wedding with white candles but a little gold spray paint turned three of them into festive vases for evergreen and gilded leaves and berry branches.



How do you add a touch of Christmas to your home? Or do you go the Griswold route and think Christmas is no time for minimalism- it’s go big or go home!