Holidays 2017: Christmas Decor
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.
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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!