Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Christmas Tablescape

For those of you who don't know we live in a not so large apartment right now. We are planning on closing on a new home in the Spring but for now I have the task of decorating a smaller space. We have lived in apartments for years now and there are times where the tight spaces are difficult to decorate. I have a pretty good spot for my tree this year (yay!) but my kitchen and "dining room" are a bit small and get hardly any natural light. Never the less I went all out on my little table. Its more of an eat in kitchen and I only currently have two dining chairs but I still love how it turned out. As I said in my previous post I usually go a little more neutral but this year I changed it up a bit. Enjoy!

All of these pieces are from scattered stores. Hobby Lobby, Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Target. Pretty much all my favorite stores! I definitely went with more of a lodge like Christmas this year. I again mixed gold and silver along with the traditional colors and I love how it turned out! Did I mention I LOVE this time of year!? 

 Thank you so much for stopping by and I would love to see all of your christmas decor this year! 

Monday, December 8, 2014

Christmas Tree

I am FINALLY blogging about Christmas! This is my absolutely favorite time of year and I just love decorating for the holidays. I might have *cough* decorated before Thanksgiving *cough*. Yeah, way before Thanksgiving. We won't talk about that though for all you who think Christmas decor and music shouldn't come until December 1st. I did at least wait to post about it until now!

Ok, moving on to the fun stuff. I am first going to share with you my Christmas tree. We got an amazing deal on a new tree last year after Christmas and I was so excited to use it this year! I am in love with the snow covered trees.

My house is neutrals everywhere so for Christmas I like to add a pop of red to everything. This year I also went with traditional colors all the way by adding a lot of green as well. Ready for picture overload? 

Here are some pics after it got darker out. 

I made the Merry Christmas out of scratch paper I already had laying around the house. 

Does anyone else use the wrapping paper scraps to make bows!? Such a money saver and easy to do!

I am a bit of a minimalist when it comes to my tree and I don't like to overload it with to much stuff. A lot of my stuff came from target this year. I loved so many of their ornaments and garlands that I couldn't resist snagging a few. Normally I have a white quilted tree skirt but during the move this summer I somehow left some Christmas stuff at my parents so I improvised by using a blanket. No need to buy a new one when I already have one! You will also notice that I am big this year on mixing metals as well. I have a lot of gold and silver along with the red and green. You don't need to stick to just one metal finish, change it up and make it interesting! 

I hope you enjoyed and stay tuned for more Christmas posts in the following week! Hopefully this inspires you to begin decorating if you haven't started already!