It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmasssss everywhere you gooooo. Especially everywhere in my house. It’s no secret that Christmas is my favorite holiday… and that we needed a little bit of extra Christmas cheer this year.
So as soon as Thanksgiving was over, I started to decorate! I decided I wanted to add little touches of Christmas throughout our entire home. But in true Savannah fashion, I decided more was more and couldn’t help myself. I kind of, sort of, let Christmas explode on our main floor and I couldn’t be happier with the results! I kept a lot of decor the same as last year, but I’ve added in some new treasures too! So this year, there will be less talking… and a lot more pictures! However, anything new I’ll link for you.
My goal was to bring coziness and nostalgia to our home this Christmastime. Using a mix of old and new decor and special pieces passed down from family members, we’ve managed to create the coziest space this holiday season! So cozy that we don’t ever want to take down our Christmas decor!
So today, I’m opening my doors to you! Come on in and check out our Christmas decor. If you were here in person, I’d give you a big hug, hand you some cocoa, and make you watch at least three Hallmark Christmas movies with me! I hope my decor inspires you to create some Christmas magic in your own home! Or least want to drink some hot cocoa 🙂
So come on in! I’m so happy you’re here! (Andddd if you were really walking into my house the first two pictures are the first thing you’d see… hahahaha)
He is always so curious about people coming into his house… but he usually is anti social and runs under our bed to hide! I used my favorite garland I purchased last year again this year on my railings! I love love love love this garland so much! So much so that last year, I carried it around the store, trying to convince myself I didn’t need it because it was still expensive (IMO) with the discount. I put it back, left, came home and was agonizing over how I didn’t buy it and already regretted it! There were only two left in the store and I was so upset with myself for not bringing one home with me. So Trev told me to go back and I did. Well, thankfully, they were up too high that I had set the one I was carrying around under the other garlands because I couldn’t reach it. So when I went back, the “hidden” one was still there! The other was gone, and I had never seen Hobby Lobby so busy! As I walked to the front of the store with my garland EIGHT people stopped me to ask where I found it. I’m so happy that I splurged and brought this beauty home for Christmas. It really made our staircase the staircase of my dreams! They had a really similar garland at Hobby Lobby again in my store this year. (Sold out online.) The ribbon was also from Joann’s last year.
I was so excited our entryway was done this year and I could decorate our little table!
The vase was a Hearth and Hand find at Target, the greenery is a mix of old stems I had laying around and the wooden Santa is from my Trev’s mom’s Santa collection! (When they moved a few years ago she had us and Trev’s brother go through all her decorations she wasn’t keeping to see if we wanted anything. I took a few of these cute wooden Santas!)
I love having our corner shelf to display extra things I love during the holidays. You’ll recognize the first painting of my hometown from last year!
This year, I’ve added to my collection with three more paintings of my hometown at Christmastime. This year, more than ever, they make me want to cry when I look at them since I can’t spend Christmas in my most favorite place of all. Two of my new pieces are displayed here and one in my den! The stage is The Ramsdell Theater where I performed every.single.dance.recital. It’s the most beautiful old theater! The second is on River Street. (Our main downtown street.) The building is currently The Blue Fish but it’s been many of my favorite restaurants over the years. It’s the most beautiful building on the inside and it overlooks the channel.
I took this picture the other morning while I was sitting on the couch drinking my coffee and watching Gilmore Girls. I just love how festive our living room/entryway looks!
My absolute favorite thing about my Christmas decor this year is this little beauty! She was a quarantine purchase and I love her so much!! I had been wanting to do a old fashioned Christmas tree but don’t like to do a “theme” on our main tree. So when I saw my dream little sparse tree on sale from Balsam Hill, I bought it without giving it a second thought. The quality of this little tree is INSANE and worth every penny. My exact tree is sold out (I chose the 4.5 ft unlit version) but the lit version is still in stock as well as other sizes!
This is my view while I cook 😍
Next is my favorite view in our whole house!
The garland hanging around our entryway into our kitchen is SO FREAKIN’ PRETTY. I had imagined having it hang lower and hanging Christmas cards around it, originally. But when I was wandering in Kirklands and saw these bells, I changed my mind! I love how they bring a nostalgic, old time Christmas vibe to my decor without screaming FARMHOUSE or MOUNTAIN LODGE or WINTER WONDERLAND or any other Christmas-y theme. They’re just pretty, and so perfect for any decor style! I picked it up last year from Joann’s and was hoping to find a similar one this year. (Unfortunately I did not.) The bell garland was from Kirkland’s last year! I also did not see this one again this year, but this can be a simple DIY with some bells and twine 🙂
I didn’t take a close up of my dining table this year, but the centerpiece was also from Kirkland’s last year, and the table runner was an after Christmas clearance find from Target and I snagged it for around $5!!!
And now into our den! Which is arguably the most festive spot in our home! Anddddd because I can’t choose just one angle, I’m sharing entirely too many.
You might notice that this year, our garland is different! I saw these at Joann’s and FELL IN LOVE. I got them on a 70% off clearance day and had an extra 20% off coupon. It was one of those “no brainer” kind of deals. I still plan to use my garland from last year on the outside of our home… but I feel like this one fits in with the rest of my decor so much better!
I also added some jingle bells to my mantle! These bells are super special! They used to be strung tightly together with a big ribbon. They were used to dress up the horses harnesses in one of my beloved Sleighbell Parades! My mom got them as a gift from one of her students (whose family owns the horses that pull the tree down River Street) and passed them down to me. The way they were just didn’t fit my decor, so I decided to restring them to hang on my mantle. I just love how they look and they make me smile every time I look at them now!
The stockings we got from Target last year have held up SO well and are so beautiful! I hope they last for ever!
And last but not least, I added a vintage cookbook to the recipe stand Trev made me!
I wish I could have you all over for real-skees. Maybe next year…
How have you decorated for Christmas?! Are you decorating in a certain style or theme? Or are you like me and just throwing memories anywhere and everywhere along with some glitter and faux greenery?!
I’ve loved decorating our home for Christmas so much! I’m really sad that it’ll be time to take down our decorations in a few weeks. Maybe I can convince Trev that we should keep them up until March…
Oh! And before I forget… look how cute our new ornament is! We couldn’t go to Frakenmuth this year for Bronner’s and Beer and get our usual ornament. So we decided to find one that seemed fitting for 2020! You can get one here! (I love Etsy so much!)
Have the best rest of your Tuesday my loves! I’ve got a busy few days ahead of me, so fingers crossed I actually get my posts up for you!
I’ll hopefully be back tomorrow!