Here is a little inside look at our home’s Christmas decor. My daughter once described our Christmas decorating style as ‘this family $hits Christmas” (thanks, D, for your very eloquent description of it!) In my downsized home some might say it is a little bit much, but I still hold on to a few favorite themes and fill the house. My bottle brush tree collection and vintage glass ornaments are a mainstay, but lots of tabletop tree displays and fresh greens are always a favorite.
Bottle Brush Trees
I just can’t get enough bottle brush trees, what can I say. My mom had them when I was a kid, and over the years I keep adding them….this year I created a fairy light centerpiece with the trees on my dining room table using my open topped terrarium and some twinkling battery operated lights.
More Christmas Decor…
This year I used mostly just my bottle brush trees to decorate the mantle. I love the simplicity of all the green against the white brick. I added the large ones in front of the fireplace to my collection this year – Martha Stewart’s bottle brush trio from QVC.
The metal church is a handmade original piece a friend of my mom made almost 30 years ago.
I’ve got more of my bottle brush tree collection displayed on the window sill above my kitchen sink too. (You can pick up those lovely North Pole straws in the EnFete shop ;))
Vintage Glass Christmas Balls
This is another one of my collectible Christmas displays that I seem to add to year after year. I love the bright colors of these vintage glass balls. The kids help me unwrap and wrap each one for the season in pieces of tissue paper – a lot of work, but the sparkle is worth it! My mom always had these our family Christmas tree every year, and my collection started when she passed some of my favorites to my just after I got married.
The 11 pipers piping paper ornaments I cut out and made almost 25 years ago. They remind me of the patience that I still had back then. I don’t know if I would still want to hand cut all those shapes now that I have my Cricut, but they are a wonderful reminder of how my time I’ve always devoted to Christmas decor.
We’ve decorated a small tabletop tree in these red woodland themed ornaments for over 20 years. Each of my kids had a tree that was decorated just for them, and this is the one that we always have for Alex. It’s got lots of vintage Christmas glass ornaments and some decor made out of pieces of the wooden mobile that hung above my crib as a baby. Pieces that I’d cry if they ever got lost.
I hope you enjoyed this little tour of our holiday home- share with me the things you collect or favorite Christmas decorations with me below!
If you’d like to see what we bake for Christmas – check out the recipes collection, which includes my FAVORITE sugar cookies (they are gluten-free, but you would NEVER know!)