Halloween is over and I have seen countless people putting up their Christmas trees. Our home has already been filled with Christmas music because we have a daughter that is playing in a violin recital this coming December. Have you started Christmas music or started getting your tree up?
How about we take a look back at last years Christmas in our home?
Natural greenery makes for simple decorating and often times I pick mine up for free. If you visit a place that sells Christmas trees you can often get the greenery they trim off for free.
White plates and candles paired with a battery operated Christmas garland makes for a beautiful table setting. I love the way the lights add in such a cozy feel. I used natural greenery tied with a linen ribbon for a simple touch on each plate. I just discovered these gorgeous white branches that are battery operated and I will for sure be adding these to my Christmas decor this year!
I love using crocks to tuck little faux Christmas trees into. If you don't have a space for a large tree then this is a perfect idea for having multiple trees throughout your home. They can easily sit on the counter or even end tables in your family room or bedroom. With battery operated Christmas lights you can stick the battery part in the bottom of the crock and wind the lights around the tree.
We don't have a mantel so I have to come up with ways to hang our stockings each year. Last year I chose to use a ladder part of them time and then I switched over to using antlers after I realized I could stick the antlers behind an old window frame. Many of our antlers have been found in the woods but you can also find them in flea markets or even buy them online. I love that they are versatile for all seasons.
I love the simple style of ticking stockings. I was looking for something last year that fit into the farmhouse Christmas feel and I couldn't find anything that I liked. So I decided to make my own and I also make them for you to enjoy as well!
It has been fun looking back at Christmas last year! I look forward to decorating for this year but I am not quite ready to put my decor out this early in the year. How about you? Are you ready to put your tree up or do you wait until later in the season?