and happy Monday. I know I know Monday´s aren´t usually our favorite days but I have a little something to sweeten up your day.
And I might say this every year but our Christmas decor has never been prettier than this year. I have tried some different things and also decorated a few more areas than last year and in my opinion it turned out even more beautiful than I thought. I am going to break it down room by room so it will be easier to follow.
Of course our family room is the most used place in the whole house so this is where most of the magic happens. I do have a different color theme every year and usually I am not straying far aside from the classics but I have gone wild this year and went with a totally fashionable Christmas tree in pink and black. Yes you hear that right but if you are a regular reader you already read my Christmas tree decoration post last week and are no further surprised.
Anther corner in our family room I enjoy decorating is our coffee table / tv area. We do have quite the space to put lots of decor so why not use it for the most wonderful time of the year. I went with the lighter pink version of the ornaments and created a little winter wood theme. With lots of different trees and deers. The gingham table runner is one of my favorites for this year since it has my most favorite pattern but also includes a Christmas embroidery on both sides. I also always keep our advent wreath with the candles on our coffee table. Evey Sunday starting the 2nd of December there is going to be lit one candle and after the 4th Christmas is here.
I haven´t had this much decor in our kitchen the years before. I always decorated the windowsill with lots of Christmas decor and candles but that was pretty it. This year I added christmassy kitchen towels and a bunch of poinsettias to my kitchen. I also reused the branches with berries and the red ribbons from two years ago for our bar stools. Absolutely love how our kitchen turned out and since most of our kitchen appliances are red I went with the classic Christmas Red pieces all over.
The entryway wasn´t such a welcoming space when we moved in but after some time and a lot of furniture changes it became really welcoming so since all of our guests will at first be in the entryway I decided to create a warm and welcoming space and what better could be for it than a candle. A candle, not only with its enjoyable light, but also with its smell is the perfect addition to any entryway. You can choose the scent you like your house to smell and even when you are not lighting it, it is a pretty piece of decoration. I personally love Yankee Candles. They are my favorite and they have the best scents for Christmastime. So for today´s giveaway I am giving away one large jar from Yankee Candle in the scent Holiday Sage. This is my favorite holiday scent ever and I hope it is going to be yours too very soon.
Another great addition to your entryway (if you are living in a house) is a handrail wrapped with garlands. I got mine about three weeks ago and his was probably the most work on decorating. I incorporated string lights and little ornaments and also got single red glass elements to add to the garlands.
I was thinking about decorating our bedroom too but ended up ditching that idea since we are only up there for sleeping and it wouldn´t be worth the work and the money either.
Have you already decorated your home for Christmas? I would love to hear more about it and be sure to enter my giveaway below. It is open until the 10th of December.
The pink, blush and black ornaments are our classic shaped ornaments on the tree. I got them in a medium and large size to mix and match as I like. I like different size ornaments a lot, also matte and glossy are great to get add texture and deepth to your tree.
I consider a dougnut or a pink flamingo with a hat as a funny ornament. They really make the tree look special. We also had some funny ornaments last year like a soccer ball, some owls and a pair of silver high heels.
I actually stumbled across these as I was on the search for some pink ornaments and immediately loved them. Who wouldn´t want to have a monogrammed ornament on his tree. Never seen them in one of my favorite store before but so pretty. I also love the retro font of the letter and the bow on top of it. Got them from Nanu Nana (only in stores).
I decided to to with a black garland rather than a pink one because first of all I could´t find the matching shade and second of all I didn´t wanted to create a pink overload so I went with this dark grey/black metallic shimmery garland. I cut it into short pieces to drape it around several branches. In my opinion I think it turned out very nice and is another way to decorate your tree.
I didn´t do any ribbons this year. First of all I couldn´t find any I liked or matched the color theme and second of all I was pretty satisfied with my metallic shining garland. But I had silver ribbons on last years tree and no garlands so I guess the fun lies in the difference (view the post here).
Are there any other holiday loving, Christmas awaiting folks over here ??
The punch I made is from Martha Stewart and I also made some hummus to serve with crackers and got some Italian antipasti as an entrée. The main course included a steak cause I couldn´t think of a better halloween food than a bloody piece of meat on my plate.