Last year at this time, I was navigating my first Christmas as a mom, figuring out what working and coming back from maternity leave looked like, and just generally taking care of an 8 month old. I took nearly zero photos of our Christmas decor. While this is completely fine, I missed it, so this year I made a point of carving out some time to photograph our cute little bungalow all dressed up for Christmas to share with you all.
This is the view the delivery drivers get (including Hank looking longingly out the door). We’re hosting Christmas this year and have extended family on both sides coming to town, so everyone has been shipping gifts directly to our house and they are PILING up. So fun.
I wish we had room for a tree in the living room AND the dining room, but the charm and downfall of historic houses is the small living spaces. If we made room for a tree in here, we’d have a whopping total of two seats for people. So, dining room tree it is, for now.
I got this TV easel several years ago off Facebook Marketplace (we drove up to Ohio for it on a whim, obviously pre-kids) and I love it now as much as I did then. Restoration Hardware used to sell one that was similar, and I found this option on Etsy as well.
My mom and I made these stockings when Jonny and I were first married, but you can find similar ones on Etsy.
The best cozy oversized faux fur throw – 50% off right now!
Other side of the music room not pictured because I didn’t want to move the ball pit and kid toys… those exist here, too, just not in pretty photos.
I love the idea of themed trees, but there’s something so special to me about collecting handmade and unique family ornaments. I know some people do a family tree and a formal tree, but since our home isn’t big enough for two full size trees, and we’re not terribly formal people, we just have one family tree.
We love collecting ornaments from our travels. This star is from our first anniversary trip to Germany and Austria, and beside it is an ornament we bought at Balmoral on our trip to Scotland this summer.
This is my first year adding ribbons, but I think it helps tie the whole mismatched tree together and give it more whimsy. I started with lights (1200 lights for an 8′ tree), then I added ribbon. I added all my matching ornaments next, and finished up with family ornaments.
One of my favorites–we bought this little bottle brush koala on our honeymoon in Australia.
E’s room has to be one of my favorite spaces year round, but it was especially fun to decorate a little tree for her with velvet ribbon that matched her custom curtains from Pepper Home.
In years past I’ve changed out these shams after fall for some forest green ones, but this year I was feeling the warmer color and texture. These shams are on sale right now, too!
I hope your Christmas season is filled with joy, love, and peace for our world. Merry Christmas, friends!
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