Holidays 2017: Christmas Decor

Christmas stockings

My mixed metals Thanksgiving table is what truly inspired my 2017 Christmas decor. I loved the look of all those glorious gleaming metals paired together in one cohesive way so I figured, why not carry the look into Christmas? I found relatively inexpensive shatterproof ornaments at Michaels that fit the theme perfectly and had a LOT of ornaments of my own I could mix in. I built myself another wreath for the front door with more finds from Michaels. Though I’m starting to run out of storage space for all these wreaths, maybe I’ll use a few for a fun giveaway and one of you who likes the look of them could use it for your next holiday inspired front door! Thoughts?

Anyway, back to my decor inspiration. I filled the same lanterns I used for my glitter skulls at Halloween with the same Michaels ornaments I’d found for the tree. I used miniature versions of the ornaments to decorate two faux trees I also found at Michaels (perhaps I should buy stock in the place.) I used tons of mercury glass orbs my mother lent me from her extensive Christmas stash and filled them with battery operated Christmas lights, making them glow in a slightly otherworldly way as darkness crept in. I placed flameless candles on every spare spot I could and threw some of the faux flowers left over from the wreath onto tables and delicately wove them around the candles and glittering ornaments. All in all I was pretty pleased with how it turned out. It was glitzy, sparkling and warm. The whole look had a slight vintage feel about it as well that I absolutely adored. Here are all the photos so you can see for yourself.

I had intended to get the tree up the weekend after Thanksgiving, but because I was in a bit of a crappy birthday slump I wasn’t in the mood to make it happen. Which meant our tree had to wait until after my trip to N.Y which is a bit late for me, but as I write this it’s still up…so I guess the extra weeks in January made up for the lack of weeks before Christmas. Our family has indulged in the matching Christmas pajama tradition for the last five years and this year was no exception. I found the adorable ones we’re wearing on the Target website and ordered a pair for every last one of us, including the dogs! They were much more reasonably priced than the jammies of Christmas past and cozy as all get out.  We got ourselves all dressed up, or down rather, in our p.j’s and had a family only tree trimming party. It was kind of the best part of my holiday decorating and I’m determined to make it a new family tradition. Usually I fly solo on the whole tree trimming thing but it was way more fun to do it as a family now that the girls are old enough not to drop and break any ornaments!

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11 Comments

  • Hasan Kart

    I love you Katie. I miss you!

    January 26, 2018 at 12:21 pm Reply
  • Valerie Bishop

    Stunning decor! I love the vintage look and yours has a definite Victorian flair to it! And, Giveaways are always fun!!

    January 26, 2018 at 12:45 pm Reply
  • Micki Butler

    Your decor is beautiful! I have admire you as an acres for years, and it is wonderdul to share your life a bit through your blog. We are living in Ireland, and we wish you “sláinte mhaith”, which is Gaelic for ” good health.”

    January 26, 2018 at 1:42 pm Reply
  • Micki Butler

    Forgive me for the typo….”.acres “should say” actress”.

    January 26, 2018 at 1:43 pm Reply
  • Judy Matthews

    Beautiful! I love the idea of mixed metals! I also love your new tradition of tree trimming in your Christmas jammies! I am going to copy that idea! I usually pass out matching Christmas jammies on Christmas Eve, but this way you have all month to wear them! Thank you for sharing! Your family is beautiful!!

    January 26, 2018 at 9:12 pm Reply
  • Glenda Moore

    Before I started looking at the decor, I was actually going to complain that you didn’t put up the woodland animals from the prior year, because I loved them so much. (And for several months afterward, whenever I came across something similar in a store, I’d think “That would have looked really great at the Heigl/Kelley house.”) But this was gorgeous! So bright and sparkly and cheerful! And all of you looked so happy and cute in your red jammies. 🙂 You outdid yourself – again!

    January 26, 2018 at 10:58 pm Reply
    • Trisha

      Katherine……I so love your decorations…everything is so sparkly as it should be…….and your p.j.’s are beautiful……..I used to do that with my 3 children every year…..and now they are parents and my grandbabies wear red p.j.’s too lol…….thx’s for sharing your family and home with us……..God Bless and have a blessed new year….hugs!!!!

      January 26, 2018 at 11:20 pm Reply
  • Barbara Ciabatti

    Christmas is my favourite time of the year! I love the colours you used, looked beautiful with your decor. You really inspire me to try new things!

    January 27, 2018 at 12:40 am Reply
  • Irene

    Your decor is beautiful. I have such a black thumb when it comes to making things. But i too have a love for woodland creatures and keep them up all winter❤

    January 27, 2018 at 1:09 am Reply
  • Lanelle White

    You have an amazing talent in decorating as well as an actress/producer. Thank you for sharing your precious moments. Your family is beautiful and seems very happy. I also struggle with storing decorations. I fully u derstand the troubles. Out with the old and in with the new. Your give away contest is a good idea and brings great joy to the creator knowing a family is e noting that creation. We built a storage closet in our oversized garage to compensate my addiction to buying new decorations every year.

    Keep on smiling and sharing. We wish you good health. Lanelle

    January 28, 2018 at 3:04 pm Reply
  • Jolene

    I love the Vintage feel of your Christmas Decorations… you’re getting my brain thinking about next year. I tried to get my family to wear matching PJ’s the hubby and the 18-year-old weren’t feeling it. 🙁 I think the wreath giveaway is an awesome idea, what do I need to do to win?! I love seeing you and your family in these beautiful moments. Wishing you health and happiness.

    February 2, 2018 at 1:19 pm Reply
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