Ok you guys, I’ve always been obsessed with Christmas. Decorating Christmas trees is in my top 5 favorite hobbies of all time and I look forward to it every year. Normally we get a real tree, but this year we decided to go with a colorful artificial tree and skip the hassle of hunting one down and getting into the stand, etc etc. Turns out it was still a hassle because I went through 3 rotating stands, none of which worked, and ended up having to redecorate the tree a couple of times because of that. It still turned out cute in the end though!
Every year I make a wreath for the front door. This year I made a cellophane wreath which was a popular mid-century craft.I also made throw pillows inspired by my favorite vintage ornaments.
I have a serious addiction to bottle brush trees. And I couldn’t leave out my DIY Putz houses of course!It’s a house rule that every room needs at least one tree in it.
I definitely cried a little when I decorated this tree. It’s the one we use to hold all of our special ornaments that we’ve collected on trips and for special occasions. We’ve experienced tremendous loss this year and we miss so many people, but these ornaments also remind us of the really, really good times and memories they hold. Sending all my love to everyone who has a hard time around this time of year. Be gentle on yourselves and hang in there. Try to continue making good memories even though it hurts right now. One day when it doesn’t hurt as bad you’ll be grateful you did I also took advantage of the vintage inspired ceramic trees that Target had this year, for those rooms that couldn’t fit a full size tree.
I hope you all have a splendid Christmas!