I just moved into my new house and it is great! Of course I have wasted no time in decorating for Christmas! My supplies and funds were rather limited this year but I did what I could to make what I had work! It was fun to go through my parents old Christmas decorations and “borrow” some of their decorations. Below you will see the tree and all of its cuteness! Decorated with some handmade ornaments by Megan from http://www.theremodeledlife.com. (You should check out this awesome blog if you haven’t already)In addition to the tree I tried to put little pops of Christmas in a few rooms of the house. With few decorations and a roommate who would prefer none I did my best to keep it simple and classy. Simple touches like mason jars filled with tiny ornaments and candles were a great fit for on top of the cabinets in the kitchen. But don’t forget the bathroom, below is a picture of some toilet-topper decorations to fill a blank space and add a little life to our downstairs bathroom.
Red crystal cut wine glass from last years work Christmas party paired with a small wreath and a some pine branches with gold accents from the dollar store gave it a nice winter feel. To fill the bottom of the mason jar and give it a little depth I rolled up small stripes of an old hymnal page that had fallen out.
While my decorations for inside were rather limited I was glad that we were all on board for some outside decorations, however what started out as just a few classy lights on the back porch soon turned into a “friendly” neighborly rivalry. below is a picture of the back porch all lite up for Christmas, thanks to my friend Monya for helping me hang all those lights!
Pardon the blurriness and the boxes!
Overall it has been an adventure and at the end of the day, though my house sure doesn’t look like the Biltmore at Christmas…or even something slightly pinterest worthy it has been fun to decorate and reflect on the real reason for Christmas, the birth of our Saviour, Jesus Christ.
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