I really wanted to get this post up before Christmas, but it just didn't happen this year! However, I tend to leave my decorations up at least until after New Years, so it still counts, right?
This year, we kept our Christmas decorations really simple. And oddly enough, I think it's been my favorite year yet!
One of my favorite "decorations" was this tray that is on our coffee table. I picked up the sparkly pinecones last year at an after-Christmas sale, and the milk-glass is from a thrift store. The mercury glass votives were my one "extravagant" purchase this year (they were $1.50 each at Target!).
This year, we used both silver and gold ornaments on our tree. I love how it turned out! I have done silver only and gold only in the past, but together they are even more marvelous.
Our tree this year was fake, but I loved not having to untangle lights (pre-lit!) and vacuum up pine needles all through the holidays.
Here's the tree in natural light (don't we all look better in natural light?). Ain't she purdy?
My green glass trees are sitting atop the record player, with some festive berries snuggled underneath.
Our dining room table was kept simple with some fresh pine boughs, a big candle and some pinecones.
I love this handmade "Noel" sign that we inherited from Josh's parents. It adds just the right amount of kitschy-ness I think!
And here it is, the one and only project that I undertook this year for Christmas decor. It's a bottle brush tree in a Ball jar! Tutorial to come... (just kidding).
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! We sure did, even with a cranky, teething baby. Evie's first Christmas will definitely be remembered for years to come! Happy New Year!