I have to say, I am super, super, super happy and excited today. My husband has been in Las Vegas for an entire week! He flew out last Friday and is coming home today! He had a training for work out there, but went out a few days early for some fun boy time with one of his friends that came over from L.A. I have to say….I have missed him terribly. Sometimes I forget how much I need him. He’s the peanut butter to my jelly. The bacon to my eggs. The ying to my yang.
Anywho….I didn’t mean to get all mushy gushy on you!
I have been slowly bringing out our Christmas decorations. I’ve kind of had to start from scratch on a super tight budget since I went with a neutral theme this year. I wanted to use lots of silver & gold and natural textures, with lots of white and ivory. Remember my Christmas décor inspiration post? I also wanted to incorporate some pops of red, which is what I did with my Christmas pillow covers in the family room!
So….here is our tree this year. We bought a smaller tree and put it up on a table. It’s definitely not my favorite but we had to. Emily just started walking and she just loves to explore. I could see the tree just being a disaster if we would have put it on the floor.
I made the burlap & tulle garlands. I took inspiration from the amazing ladies over at Do It Yourself Divas.
Our mantle this year is very simple. It’s not very deep so I’m limited to what I can put on it with the garland. But I just love the look of garland on a mantle.
The vase on the left is filled with a $3 sprig of pinecones and berries from Target. The silver owl was a $5 find at Ross several months ago. I got it for Emily’s birthday party, but he has become a staple on the mantle. I made the wreath that is hanging from the mirror. It is made of tulle and is accented with a pretty poinsettia flower and some gorgeous cream and gold glittery ribbon. The gold reindeer on the right was a $1 spot Target find. Although it was $2.50, not $1. Still not too shabby!
And of course, we put up Emily’s little tree!
So that’s it! What do you think? I’m really liking the whole “neutral” thing and I think I might stick with it again next year too. Maybe next year I’ll get around to making the burlap & linen tree skirt I wanted to make this year. What does your décor look like this Holiday season? I’d LOVE to see! Please share!
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