It’s beginning…

…to look a lot like Christmas!  Our home is completely decorated for the holidays, and I love it so much 🙂  With all the lights and garland and wreaths and of course, the tree, the house feels so warm and cozy. I wish I could keep these decorations up all year round.  But then again, I guess it wouldn’t feel as special doing it that way.

Each year I try to arrange things a little bit different (if I can), just to mix things up a little.  Obviously, the tree will always go in the same spot.  And since we don’t have a fireplace with a mantle, I make do using the media stand.  Oh how I wish we had a fireplace and a mantle!

Anyways, let’s do a little Christmas home tour 2012!

These are some of the newest ornaments on our tree this year.  The first 2 are from our anniversary trip to Charleston.  Then I got one for each of the dogs, Lily, Jack and Sophie.

This one I got on our Disney trip in January 2012 (it was exactly 1 year after we had gotten engaged on our Disney trip 2011).  So, I got this ornament and had it engraved to say “Engaged” and “01-08-2011” on either side of the middle pendant.

And these little jingle bell ornaments came from my Nana’s house.  I love the little things I have of hers 🙂

I asked my mom if I could have a few items from her Christmas decorations that I remember being in our house growing up.  She and I both know there’s no way she can put all her decorations out that she has collected over the years.  So, she let me have a few memorable pieces…and I love seeing them around our own house now!

But I think my favorite thing this year is the display of vintage Christmas prints I printed and framed for the dining room.  The botanicals that normally hang there just didn’t seem to fit for the holiday season.  So I found some vintage prints online, cropped and edited them to fit in the dining room frames, and I think they look GREAT in the dining room!  There’s an elegance to them that fits perfectly with the holiday decor.

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