Listen. I love seeing pictures of the decorations people (mainly bloggers) put up for the holidays. Themed mantles. Thanksgiving set-ups that come right on the tail of the Halloween decor. It is lovely and I'm actually relatively impressed that people have a) enough time and b) enough storage for all that stuff!
However, I am not that girl. Once I find a set up that works (that is usually styled with the help of Shannon), I don't mess with it.
For example, my front entrance still looks like this:
Maybe there are a few more pairs of shoes under the table, but that's it.
So for the holidays, I wanted to spruce up our new fireplace with some holiday decor, and after scouring Pinterest for ideas, this is what I came up with:
Funny, right? One candlestick and one pom-pom garland that I made last year. Oh and a TREE right next to it. hahahahahahah
I'm so design-savvy, it kills me.
However, the thought of taking down the stuff on the fireplace to make room for trees and snow globes and a billion candles...well...where would I put everything? I just finished the darn thing - I couldn't really mess with it now could I?
Here it is at night (this will really blow your mind, I'm sure):
I also spruced up the stairs:
And there, my friends, is what my house looks like when it has been decorated for Christmas (insert laughter here).
A tree. A prelit garland and a pom-pom garland (strung on mint-smelling floss, of course).
Because it ain't the holidays if you haven't made something out of floss.
(ETA: Still have to hang the stockings but have to figure out how to do it without maiming my mantel)
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