Happy December friends. After being out of town the last three years, my family is totally excited to be Home for Christmas this year. Over the next few days I will show you the Christmas Decor throughout my house, starting with the family room. And sometime next week I hope to show you a video of my whole house. During her visit this summer, my cousin let me know my house looks different in person than on the blog, I’m curious to see what you think!?!
This year, Christmas decorating began with me falling in love with this cute basket. Inside the basket is a 5 gallon bucket that has three 2×4 pieces of wood cut to the length of the bucket. Each of these wood pieces has a hole in the center, the diameter of the metal tree trunk on my artificial Christmas tree (I used my hole saw). Atop and all around the pieces of wood is almost two foot of gravel which holds the tree snugly in place.
My tree and I have had a love – hate relationship for the last couple of years. I love the slim shape of this tree, but the electrical portion has been on the blink for way too long. I finally grabbed a pair of wire cutters and spent two days removing every. single. light. bulb. It took my hands a few days to heal from operation remove Christmas lights. Draped with eights strands of lights, my 9 foot slim tree is beautiful once again. I added some white lights to my Home Goods wire basket with Crate and Barrel birch logs, too.
Most of the ornaments I used this year are Potterybarn Ornaments, collected from years past.
New this year, I added a garland with silver and gold glitter balls and a white fur ball.
Another classic silver ball from my Potterybarn ornament collection.
I love the the branches on this tree look so real.
I have never regretted painting this fireplace white, it’s the perfect backdrop for all my mantel decor. This is what my red brick fireplace looked like before. It wasn’t a bad color, just didn’t work with the neutral palette in my house.
Below, a sneak peek at my new gray arm chair and white sectional. I’ve done lots of furniture selling, buying and rearranging over the last month, but I’ll wait until next year to fill you in on my whole furniture story.
A mirror painted light gray leans on the mantel. I picked up this paint in the ‘oops’ section in the paint department at one of the big home improvement stores.
A collection of mercury candlesticks and bottle brush trees in green, white, and gold, are on either side of the mirror.
Just a little over a year ago, this open concept room was split by a wall that divided the kitchen from the family room. You can read about the growing pains we had to endure to give us a bright and open kitchen and family room!
We will be watching a ton of fun Christmas movies in here this month! What’s your favorite Christmas movie!?!
Follow along as I continue my Christmas House Tour. My newly remodeled dream kitchen is coming soon!
This week 25 bloggers who live in the Lone Star State are sharing their creative decorating ideas, crafts, recipes, traditions and even some beautiful fashions.
Christmas in Texas Blog Hop.
Betsy at Estelle’s
BJ at Sweet Nothings
Lisa at Fern Creek Cottage
Follow all the Christmas in Texas Tours.
Linking up at: Savvy Southern Style, Between Naps on the Porch