I’ve finally wrapped up Christmas decorating around the house, y’all! It definitely feels more like Christmas now. Only 19 days to go!!
Originally, I got artificial, snow-frosted garland for the table and it was a complete mess. I opted for my own tree trimmings instead (beware of sap!). They haven’t started drying up or shedding yet, so in the meantime it looks great! I’m ready to have a dinner party! Who’s in? ( Farmhouse Dining Set // Burlap Wrapped Tree // Stoneware // Placemats // Napkins //Napkin Rings // Candlesticks // Glass Candle Jars )
Gotta have candles!! All my candlesticks and jars are from Target. The small gold jars are $3 (in stores only) or get similar ones here. I had plans to add even more candles, but they happen to be stashed in a cabinet behind my massive, double-wide tree . I won’t be attempting to retrieve those; otherwise, I would have an entirely new “A Christmas Tree Nightmare” post to write.
The stoneware is a boxed set from Target. I chose this color because it works with any season. Win:)
Aren’t these antler napkin rings the cutest thing you’ve ever seen? My bestie got them for me for Christmas (we exchanged early). They were just what I needed to finish off the dining room décor. They look great with my shimmer napkins and play off the garland perfectly. I’m glad I’ll be able to use them beyond Christmas, too!
Ok, I had to throw a picture of sweet Santa in here, too! Ho, ho, ho.
Again, I used tree trimmings for garland on the mantle. The wooden reindeer were gifts from Kevin’s mom! So adorable. They are from a local shop in Greenville, SC, but you can find some similar ones here.
The snowflake lights were the perfect final touch on the mantle!
When I mentioned to my mom that I was having trouble finding a nativity set, she sent me this in the mail. It is a nativity that my grandmother gave her when I was a little girl. I have fond memories unpacking it and helping arrange each piece under the wooden manger. The manger is now broken, so I used this rustic advent calendar as a temporary background, but the simple, white pieces really speak for themselves. I’m so grateful to have this heirloom that I can pass down one day, too! Thanks mom:)
What are your favorite Christmas heirlooms? If you haven’t decorated for Christmas yet, it is not too late! Most shops already have their Christmas decorations on sale, so go for it! Thanks for reading everyone:)