This Christmas season I really wanted to decorate in such a way that would carry into the winter season. The winter is the toughest season for me to get through because most days are cold, dreary, and rainy. Plus, it gets dark around 5 pm and the days seem to drag.
I usually plan a trip to Hobby Lobby, JoAnn Fabrics, Michaels, and Target to get inspiration for the holiday season. While I was at Target in October, I stumbled upon this beautiful greenery from Magnolia’s Hearth and Hand line. I quickly snagged two strands and made my way to Hobby Lobby. From there, I bought gold bells and my creative juices began to flow. Thus, my Christmas entryway look was created.
Usually, I decorate my mantel and then use that theme to carry through the rest of the house, but once I created this space for my entryway, I knew that I wanted this vintage winter vibe to carry throughout my Christmas decor.
From there, I was inspired to use a mix of cedar, eucalyptus, and pinecones for my bedroom mantel, and of course add fairy lights for a festive feel. I bought faux cedar garland and used eucalyptus and pine cone picks that I already had on hand to create this look.
As I began decorating our main living room, I pulled in woods, greens, and whites. I found these driftwood trees at a local boutique last year, and I absolutely fell in love with them. They served as mantel decor last season, but this season I played around with them in different spaces before I loved them on this console table.
A few weeks before Christmas, I found two vintage dough bowls and loved styling them both for the season. I used the smaller one on my console table that backs up to a couch. I decided to keep it simple and place floral picks with candles in it to carry me through the winter.
I decided to buy a new tree this year for our living room. We have vaulted ceilings, so I thought adding this 8 foot Prince Flocked tree from King of Christmas would be a perfect addition to this room. My husband built the tree box from old scrap wood and stained it.
I found both strands of ribbon in the same day and decided to combine them to keep a neutral look for this tree. I also added neutral ornaments and vintage book pages rolled up with jute rope.
This garland is so realistic and perfect for staying up through the winter. I added pinecones to give it texture and color contrasts. For the rest of the fireplace, I used a vintage sled and grain sack pillows that tied in with the stockings.
This Christmas dining room was very easy to achieve. I added the Home fro the Holiday sign, two flocked trees, and created a centerpiece using metal caddies. The wood centerpiece was an DIY that my husband made out of an old piano top.
Last but not least, the sitting room also got a Christmas tree where I incorporated flocked picks and burlap ribbon. The neutral tone of woods, whites, and greens easily allowed me to carry much of this decor into the winter season. So, I am hoping that the winter blues won’t be as bad this year.