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Blogmas Day 1: Holiday Decorating

Blogmas Day 1: Holiday Decorating

Welcome to Blogmas!  It’s FINALLY December 1st and I couldn’t be more excited for this holiday season!  For the first time I’m going to do “Blogmas” this year and will be posting daily until Christmas!  I’ll be sharing holiday decor and craft ideas, gift ideas and of course cooking/baking ideas!  If you’re not following my blog PLEASE make sure that you do either through my contact page or Bloglovin!  You don’t want to miss out as this is sure to be a lot of fun!

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The Tree

Let me preface this post by saying that my decorations are nowhere near complete.  This is a work in progress people.  I just wanted to share with you the direction that I’m taking and some of the things I’m working on.

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My Christmas Tree this year is very different from anything I’ve done in the past.  I have an enormous collection of multi-colored glass ornaments that I usually decorate the tree with.  This year I wanted something a bit more simple and elegant.  I chose to go with a theme using silver, gold and copper.

I purchased most of my ornaments from Amazon and Wayfair so I really didn’t spend a ton of money.  The tree itself is about 5 years old, purchased from HSN (I believe it was Colin Cowie).  Side note: I will never buy a flocked tree again.  As you can see underneath, it “sheds” all the time.

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The tree topper and tinsel came from Target and are a couple of years old but I HAVE seen them currently in the store so they’re still available.  The topper is LED and has a twinkling feature that looks really pretty at night.  img_1903

I got this little guy a few Decembers back in Asheville, NC at a cute little gift shop downtown.  It’s one of my favorite glass ornaments and since he matched the theme, he made it to the tree.    I also bought a cute little squirrel holding an acorn which is actually on this tree right now but I couldn’t find it to take a picture!  😂img_1904

When I saw these glittery ornaments on Wayfair.com, I immediately ordered them because they’re oversize and I wanted add a little extra dimension to the tree.  They’re also shatterproof which is great since the dogs have recently taken to chasing each other around the living room and crashing into the tree!

I incorporated a variety of smaller shatterproof ornaments in my theme colors that I bought from Amazon.  Even though I don’t have a tree full of ornaments, I think it looks very festive and bright and I ABSOLUTELY adore it!

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The Advent Calendar and Wreath

As a family we’ve always been into Advent Calendars and my daughter and I watch Zoella’s Vlogmas and 24 Days of Zoella on Youtube.  If you haven’t watched her I highly recommend that you do because she has some really amazing holiday ideas!  One of the ideas I borrowed from her is creating this Advent Calendar scavenger hunt for my husband.  Every day he will open an envelope and there will be a riddle.  If he sorts out the riddle, he will find a gift!  The little cards and clips came from the “dollar section” at Target.  Super inexpensive!
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My wreath was created by a friend of mine who is a very talented crafter, and is what spawned my obsession with owls. I explained to her what I wanted and I mentioned I wanted a snow owl on the wreath because I wanted it to be sort of rustic. I immediately fell in love with this little owl and have since amassed quite a collection of the little guys.

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The Conundrum

Now for my current dilemma….what to do with my new bar cart.  I bought this from Wayfair and I LOVE it so much but I can’t figure out how I want to decorate it.  I stuck these random things on it to see if anything inspired me and so far the only things I think I want to keep are the copper glasses and cake plate.  Obviously I want to keep the wine there because…hello bar cart.  But I can’t decide what to do with the bottom or how to arrange it.  I guess I need to hit Pinterest for some inspo!

If you have any suggestions for how to decorate my bar cart please share them in the comments below!  I hope you’ll subscribe to be a part of Blogmas 2016 and Happy HOLIDAYS!!!



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