Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Show and Tell Tuesday- Christmas Decorations!

I'm so excited to link up with Andrea today for Show & Tell Tuesday.  Today we are showing our Christmas decorations!  I don't know if I'm more excited to share my decorations or see everyone else's!

I love decorating the house for Christmas.  It just makes it feel so festive and cozy inside!  We don't do anything too fancy, because with 2 little boys and 2 dogs, well...you know how it goes!

So here's a little peak into our Christmas home... Oh, and in retrospect, I probably shouldn't have taken my pictures at 9:30pm at night!  Sorry for the poor lighting!

This year we did 2 trees. One in the living room which is "my" tree.  Lots of reds and golds, gingerbread men and candy canes.  It also has some very special ornaments from my childhood.  I like to decorate this tree all by myself.  I guess I'm selfish that way.  Or maybe just OCD.  Probably both.

The second tree is in the dining room.  This is the tree that I let the kids decorate. It has special ornaments from years past (like our 1st married ornament from 2002), ornaments the boys have made, and personal ornaments they have received.

Living room tree

Dining room tree- John the Elf was hiding there today!
Next up is the fireplace mantle.  I have done various things with the mantle.  Most years I do an evergreen garland with red and silver Christmas balls but this year I decided to do something new.  I like that the garland and the trees are more "wintery" as opposed to "Christmasy" so I can keep them up past December.  The stockings are not the ones that Santa will fill...I picked them up this year just for decoration.  This picture of the mantle does not do it justice.  It's much prettier in person.

I also have my dining room hutch decorated.  I love my little santas and trees!  And poinsettias of course!

Our stockings that Santa will fill. 

And just a few more....

I tried really hard to get a good outdoor picture, but it just wasn't happening.  I was able to at least get a picture of our doorway though.  I also have candles in all the windows, and a colored light tree in our big upstairs window.

Well, that's about it folks!  I have a few other touches here and there.. our entryway table, bookshelf in the living room, cute soaps and towels in the bathroom, some little Santas in the kids rooms, etc. but I figured this post was long enough!

I hope you enjoyed this little tour of our Christmas decorations!  :)  I'll leave you with this picture...because it makes my heart happy!


  1. I LOVE that ornament wreath! And it's such a good idea to have a tree that kids can decorate themselves! I was definitely wishing I had thought of that this year. I've got two boys and two dogs myself, and I'm wishing I didn't hang breakable ornaments on the tree. Your home looks beautiful!

  2. Love your trees! They're both beautiful!

  3. Very pretty and I too am selfish when it comes to decorating my tree - LOL Of course, both of my babies are grown and gone so it's just me and hubby and he doesn't mind. :)

  4. Looks very pretty . We can't decorate very much because of our three boys . Maybe in about 5 years ;)

  5. I love your photos! They look so beautiful.

  6. Very pretty! I love the last photo. Very pretty! Merry Christmas to you and your family.