Welcome to the third post in a six post series so graciously coordinated by Ada of Elegance and Mommyhood. The Holiday Series is a multi-blogger collaboration where we share with you different holiday inspired outfits. First, we shared our Thanksgiving outfits. Then we shared our Black Friday outfits. Coming next week, we will be showing you our Winter Wedding outfit ideas. But this week, we are doing something a bit different and taking you on a tour inside of our homes to see how we decorate for the holidays.
So welcome to my home! In particular, my living room. We remain a tad on the side of minimalism when it comes to decorating for the holidays. A standard fake tree with white lights and our vast collection of random ornaments that have been collected over the years. I have two very special items that adorn our tree every year: my very first pair of baby shoes and my first born’s very first pair of baby shoes.
Mine were a gift from a relative when I was born and they feature gold embossing on the sole with my name (spelled incorrectly) and my birthday.
And my son’s crocheted sneaker booties, which were a gift from a friend before he was born.
My tree does feature many other special ornaments, each with its own special story. But that would take an entire book to share all of those memories with you. Perhaps next year, I can show some of my other special tree decorations.
But let’s move on…last year during the major Christmas clearance sales, I scored a whole bunch of fun things from Dollar General at 90% off the ticket price. Who can resist that? I got these cute Santa Claus figures and buckets of shiny Christmas balls.
And we can’t forget Naughty Rudolph…he’s our version of The Elf on the Shelf. Although he hasn’t been up to his regular shenanigans in a few years (mostly because I’m just too damn lazy for all that)!
Having two young children, we of course need to have the countdown calendar. I took these photos with 29 days left until Christmas. But at the date of this post, there are only 18 days until Christmas.
And cinnamon scented pine cones always create a warm festive feel.
And our very big stocking which makes its way to all sorts of different places each year. This year it is hanging on our front door.
We got this giant stocking for my oldest son’s first Christmas in 2011. And I thought it would be cute to put the baby in the stocking!
He doesn’t fit in it any more.
We haven’t hung any outside lights yet because we recently moved and just discovered there are no outside outlets so we are still working out the logistics of how to proceed with this mission!
There is also Shelbee, my mannequin who stands in the hallway for photographing Poshmark and boutique items. She was feeling a little festive this year, too!
The sign my father-in-law bought for the kids last year hangs in the hallway.
One last thing that is very special to me is my Lenox Nativity. I began purchasing pieces to this set for my mother when I was in college. Each year for her birthday and for Christmas, I added a new piece. While it is not a complete set, it is very dear to me as my mother cherished it so much. When she passed away, I claimed it as my own (I did purchase it, after all)! Now that my kids are getting old enough to understand they are not to touch it, I can proudly display my Nativity on the dresser in my living room. Now if I could just get the cats to understand that they are not play on the dresser top!
That concludes the holiday tour of my home.
Let’s check out how the other ladies have decorated their homes for the holidays! And then won’t you join Ada’s Thursday Moda Link Up…you can link right at the end of this post!
Do you have special decorations that you put out every holiday season?
I hope you enjoyed this short tour of my living room! Come back next week to see what we have styled for a Winter Wedding.
Feeling festive on the edge,
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