I’ve Gone Stocking Crazy!

I finally have CURRENT Christmas decor to share with you.

The only things that are new this year are the Happy Holidays banner I bought at Pottery Barn Outlet last summer {for really cheap} and the beautiful garland that was given to me as a Christmas gift last year {Thank you, Angie, I LOVE it!}  Otherwise, everything is from the attic. 😉

So this is not our normal size Christmas tree.  We have a bigger one, as a matter of fact, it is too big. {Anyone want to trade for a tall skinny tree?}  Anyway, we will be traveling during the holidays and I just didn’t want to put up the big one.  The kids were disappointed, but they are used to it now.  It was either this or nothing.

DH’s stocking has gone missing since our last 2 moves.  Until we find it, he has the smaller one on the left.

I did buy the ‘joy’ ornaments to add this year.  The rest of the ornaments are just a few of our very favorites.

The twig wreath is over 10 years old.  It looked identical to the tiny tree on the left side of the mantel with eucalyptus & berries.  It was beginning to look ragged so I decided to do a ‘downgrade’…I took the eucalyptus & berries off.  I like the simple look.  I kept debating on whether to add a bow, but decided to go all natural.  What do you think?

  I repainted the stocking holder frames with my Chalk Paint to match my barn door shutters I made {read more about that project here.}

I got the stocking fever this year…stockings every where, including my front door!  No wreath this year.

Here is my Santa and grapevine tree on the front porch.

I hope everyone is enJOYing the holiday season.  We are headed to a Church Christmas party tonight…”Christmas in Bethlehem.”  I’ll have to post photos of us all dressed in our ‘Bible Attire’ which is basically us in our robes. He he he…it will be pretty funny.

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  1. Your post turned out very nice. Thank you for decorating our home. Love you, DH

  2. It all looks so pretty. I really like the little tree and especially the new JOY ornaments and the JOY sign. Did you make it? The writing is adorable. Happy Partying!!
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    • Thank you! The sign is my chalkboard that I change whenever I feel like it. I wrote the word JOY on there with my Chalk markers. You are too kind to say you thought the writing was “adorable.” Enjoyed “visiting” your home all decorated up on your blog. It is beautiful! Left you a message on there as well. 🙂

  3. Great decorating and great photography, too! I know who to hire next year — 🙂

    • Dana, it means more than you know for you to mention the photography. I spent way too long on my photo shoot yesterday instead of working on finishing up last minute gifts & laundry. I’m still trying to get the hang of this digital photography in manual mode. I think they turned out well except for the 10th one that features the “JOY” chalkboard. It is a little too bright. The lighting issue always stumps me for indoor photos.

  4. Cheryl Beaty says

    I really like the new garland. Very wise of you to not do the big tree too, this year. Love, Mom

  5. Such lovely decor. My favorites are the grapevine garland around the Christmas tree and the Happy Holidays banner.
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