It has been a busy few months here, but I’m sitting by the fire and finally have a minute to share our Christmas decorations – just under the wire this Christmas Eve.
If there were a graph showing how many boxes of Christmas decorations I have, you’d see it go up and up, when I started trying different decorating themes a few years ago… but thankfully(!!), the rate of expansion has slowed, because I can mix-and-match and adapt things I already have.
This year’s theme is blue and white Chinoiserie Chic!
First up – the living room mantel, decorated with greenery, candles, trees, and blue and white ginger jars. I took my plain white stockings and added some blue and white toile fabric I had from upholstering our dining chairs.
And the main attraction is, of course, our tree! I used ornaments from our
all-white Christmas and added some new DIY Chinoiserie ornaments (a post on those is now up)! The tree skirt is the grey velvet one I sewed a few years ago.
This gorgeous sunset was a real December treat!
Love seeing the lights a nighttime!
A couple of years ago, I added this garland to our living room archway, and I love the way it looks!
More nighttime magic!
Just because it’s Christmas, I have not forgotten my fiddle leaf figs (read all my tips on these beautiful plants)! I dug up these metallic garlands I made, and they add just the right amount of bling that still allows the plant itself to shine!
And here a few more bits of joy spread around the house…
The bar/ sideboard, with the DIY reindeer antler art:
I also added a garland and some Christmas trees to our family room mantel… and a Santa hat to this patient dog!
Some closeups of the new ornaments I painted!
do love the lights so much! Finn is just humoring me…
Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!
Julie aka “Jewels”
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