All posts filed under: Holidays

Christmas Decor Preview

I have a few more Christmas projects to finish. While taking photos around the house, I noticed a few alterations I need to make. The front door wreath is too green and needs to coordinate with the garland better. The gold tree still needs some work too. The house is way too tall to attempt lights so I purchased a spotlight from Lowe’s.  It prevents the lights on the mini trees from looking like they are just randomly floating on the front porch. Back in September we hung the new porch light. I love it but I wish I had made Matt to clean the glass before we returned the lift we rented because it is covered in his fingerprints-haha. It is the small size of the Calisse 4-Light Pendant. It is huge so I cannot even imagine what the large version looks like in person. I forgot that I was supposed to paint the front door and replace the doorknob back in October. That project along with landscaping the front yard will be moved …

Christmas Patio: Farmhouse Style

During past holiday seasons, I purchased a lot of burlap and rustic Christmas decor to use along with my collections of pinecones, acorns, cotton stems, galvanized buckets, and magnolia stems. Since I am no longer decorating in that style inside, I decided to use the the rustic Christmas trees and burlap on the back patio. I found Christmas pillow covers similar to the fall covers I recently purchased and a cute doormat to layer over the tan woven rug. All the burlap string trees came from Target’s dollar section. The darker brown trees came from Hobby Lobby. I am sure they have something similar now. Unlike the fall decor, the Christmas decor does not match Colter’s sofa cushions but the mix doesn’t bother me. I hung the magnolia wreath on the back door and placed a mini Christmas tree wrapped in burlap material inside a decorative bucket next to my potted mint plant. I really hate that strange blue door and I am hoping to replace it and the door frame soon. We are eventually …

Christmas Foyer

The foyer houses a few antique-store-finds and hand-me-downs. I found the old potato basket and wood folding chair at antique stores in North Dakota. The table belonged to my grandmother and my mom bought the rug for me almost ten years ago from Lowe’s, which I think I am eventually going to replace with this cream/dark grey rug. The jute twine Christmas trees came from the bargain section at Target and could easily be made with styrofoam or paper mache cones, a glue gun, and some twine. West Elm Table Runner //  Weathered Seaboard Table Lamps // Glitter Twine Trees On Stands // Faux Leather Ottoman // Ottoman // Red and Cream Framed Floral 5 x 7 Rug // 2″ Burlap Ribbon // 2.5″ Burlap Ribbon Artificial Unlit Christmas Tree // Burlap // Basket // Wood Folding Chair Save