Hi! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Let's just say my jeans were feeling a little more snug than usual this morning. Ugh...the holiday calories are upon us, friend!
On another note, I've been meaning to share our blue and sage green Christmas tree with you guys for the past few weeks, but life has been chaotic with the holidays, kids, and a new puppy (more on that later!) So today seem like a fitting time to finally share since I know most of you have also been working on putting up your Christmas decor as well.
Pssst...I'm also participating in the 2019 Holiday House Walk over on Jennifer Rizzo's blog. If you're looking for a ton of Christmas decor inspiration (or just love peeking legally in people's houses!) you won't want to miss it!
My holiday color palette was inspired by a photo I had seen on Instagram last month of a Christmas tree featuring beautiful soft greens and denim blues. The color scheme isn't exactly what I orginally had planned, but after searching long and hard for ornaments in a particular blue tone with no luck, I had to move on to plan B. And I have to say I'm really, really happy with how it turned out!
I spruced up our tree with two different styles of ribbon this year; the blue velvet ribbon I had from last year's Christmas tree. The pretty sage green and gold ribbon I found at Home Depot. I really needed to introduce more pattern into the mix and I think it did just the job! The tree skirt is actually two sage green ticking stripe curtains I had laying around in the basement.
The ornaments are a mix of old and new but the tree trimming I'm most excited about are the taper candles! You guys know how I love to add small touches of vintage decor around my home. Well, for two years now I have wanted to add candles to the Christmas tree and just never got around to ordering them. This year I. MADE. IT. HAPPEN!! And oh my gosh, they surpassed my expectations (I'll share sources below) They're battery-operated and come with a remote control (yay for anything that makes life even a tad easier!) You can also control the brightness of the lights or make them flicker like real candles (minus the fire hazard).
They add such a beautiful ambiance to the tree and give me all the warm feels. Seriously, I'm slightly infatuated with them. I keep making my family look at them and "ooh" and "aww" over them with me. I'm pretty sure they'll be tired of hearing about these candles by the end of the season!
When it comes to coffee table decor, I tend to overthink it. This year I wanted simple, so I went with a big bowl of beautifully curated ornaments accented by a small twig of greenery.
added small touches of Christmas to our gallery wall as well. We got this console table at the beginning of the year, so it was fun to have a new space to decorate this holiday season.
A white, rustic nutcracker serves as a festive book end.
I love accessorizing with faux presents during the holidays (especially before I've finished all my Christmas shopping). Some times I wrap empty boxes, sometimes it's puzzles or things we have around the house. It's cheap, it's easy and it's great times sitting back watching your kids and husband think they're being all sneaky shaking their gifts🤣 (Oh! And I mark with a pencil an * on the back so I don't confuse the fake with the real presents!)
The opposite end of the table was adorned with a trio of white bottlebrush trees.
I added a throw to the basket below to up the coziness factor.
And that's our tree for this year! Or I guess I should say that's my tree for the year. Some of you may recall, our living room tree is all mine to play decorator on and then the family gets to help with our 12 footer that we put up in the family room (I mean I allow them to believe they're helping and then when they're not looking I rearrange! Shhhh.....don't tell them).
Oh! And about that puppy! I realized if you don't follow me on Facebook or Instagram you weren't aware of our newest addition. Meet Odie. He's part doxie, part cute, and part crazy! He's adjusting quite well and him and our one-year old pup, Milo, have become instant BFFS (most of the time).
It has added some additional chaos on the home front but as is life, right?!
I hope you enjoy your first week of December!
Living Room Sources
If it's not mentioned, it's most likely old, thrifted, or passed on to me.
Blue Velvet Ribbon and Mint Green Round Ornaments
Sage Green Gold Ribbon (only sold in-store)
Snowflakes ornaments-Hobby Lobby
Large gold ornaments -At Home
Blue Polka Dot and Sage Green Wrapping Paper, Light Blue Velvet Ribbon, and Green Ribbon-
Blue and White Plaid Wrapping Paper
Everett Console Table
White Rustic Nutcracker-Local Grocery Store
Coffee Table-DIY Thrift Store Find-You can read more about that here.