Holiday Decor

Who is ready for the holidays? We put up a tree, and my favorite part of the day is in the evening, once my girls are in bed and I can enjoy dinner and some TV with a side of Christmas tree.

Over the years I have edited our holiday decor and Christmas ornaments. I started off with purple glittery ornaments, and pink ribbon. To some, this is questionable. For others, this is perfect. For me, I slowly donated these ornaments and invested in some classic pieces. I cringe a little less now.

Fast forward a few years to this gorgeous scene.

This year I added tinsel to the mix, which I picked up from IKEA. I grew up with a silver tinsel tree, which is wicked cool, now that I look back. If IKEA was not a trek away, I would go back for more. This tinsel is good, period. It does not shed, and is the perfect thickness. All very important traits for a good tinsel garland. Go to IKEA now.

Most of my glass ornaments are from IKEA from previous years, including the gold bead garland. The tree needed some pops of red, so this year I added these red glass ornaments from Michaels craft store. You'll never guess where I found the Nutcracker ornaments....

...drumroll....Rite Aid (during a pharmacy pick up visit), can you believe it? I couldn't. The gold reindeer were purchased a few years ago from Target.

Not pictured here are some fun ornaments (foxes, owls, bears, a classic yellow taxi cab, etc.) that are peppered in for a bit of fun. You can see more pictures of these on IG, if you are curious.

Lastly, I added these darling little characters to the mix. They will be assisting with all holiday activities like, baking, gift wrapping, Christmas puzzles and Santa's arrival. I picked up the deer last year, and the little mouse this year - both from TJMAXX.

Finally, for those of you who love a pink tree, this store display is for you.

All photos are mine. Please credit back if you intend to reference.