The holidays are here! I'm sharing a mini tour of our home decked out in holiday decor. We're lucky enough to have a large attic for storage so we can reuse the same pieces year over year. However, I usually add or remove a few things to make the displays a little different and reflect my ever-evolving style.
BLACK & WHITE
I used to be obsessed, and still am, with blue and white. I never understood why someone would decorate with black! Until Joanna Gaines. First, who doesn't love JoJo?! Second, her designs on Fixer Upper allowed me to view black and white in a new way. She's the inspiration behind the black and white addition to the holiday decor this year. It also gives my non-seasonal milk glass, and several other everyday pieces around the house, a holiday feel! Adding ribbon is a quick and inexpensive way to dress things up for the season.
My favorite mirror anchors the mantel. Burlap trees stand on each side followed by smaller mercury glass trees. I hot glued twine near the base to serve as the tree trunk. Our stocking holders are Hearth & Home by Magnolia at Target. I finished the mantel with seasonal garland, pine cones, two twig fillers and a burlap bow. The stockings are Target from a few years ago. They have a cable knit pattern with poms at the top. The initials were a new addition this year. I found them in the dollar spot of Target for $1 each!
I'll probably update the centerpiece in our dining room several more times this season, but after the oranges of fall I'm loving the crisp feel of these greens and whites! The candle and candle holder I snagged on sale from Hearth and Home by Magnolia. I layered several different stems to create the rest of the look.
The second centerpiece is a charger plate with a mini wreath and glittery tree from Hobby Lobby. I'm not typically into glitter, but I love this little tree! The middle image is a favorite piece of mine: a lantern I found while on vacation at the beach. I change out the filler seasonally so I can display it year round on a console table in our entry. The bells in the last image are in a versatile container as well. According to my mom it is a trifle bowl, but I don't think I've ever used it for that purpose! I use the bowl and wooden mirrored tray in other ways throughout the year.
TREE #1: the music tree
This tree received it's name from the tons of musical hand me down ornaments my mom gave us. I think it's pretty fitting since music is my happy place and my go to when I need inspiration or motivation. Anyways, back to the tree. The tree itself is also a hand me down. Matt and I found it in his mom's attic years ago and served as our family Christmas tree when we lived in our townhouse. I love the gold, white and neutral colors on this tree. Especially since our family tree is so colorful!
TREE #2: the family tree
Finally the main event! The Christmas tree! Another hand me down tree, but we have made it our own by incorporating ornaments from our childhood and buying a few (ok a lot) of our own. I wanted our tree and mantel to coordinate since they are directly next to each other, so the ribbon around the tree is actually burlap. Our star topper and white and black tree skirt are Hearth and Hand by Magnolia. I placed four larger burlap and berry poinsettia flowers around the tree, which cover bare spots. Most of our filler ornaments are neutral colors, so our personal ornaments really pop!
Every year since Matt and I began dating in 2013 we have visited a local tacky light house. Well, it is actually two homes next to each other owned by the same family. This year marks year and photo number 6! For those of you in the Richmond area, you should definitely check out the Phifer House if you haven't already! They offer warm beverages, tons of photo ops, and a scavenger hunt.
Another tradition Matt & I started is to buy each other a new ornament every year! Sometime they're sentimental and other times just reflect our personalities and likes. You can probably guess which of the ornaments below belong to each of us!
Of course there is a ton more holiday decor around the house, but this page can only be so long! Stay tuned to instagram (@sunningdalehome) throughout the season for more sneak peaks!
Happy Holidays & happy decorating!