I’m so happy you’re here to see my home decorated for the 2018 Christmas Season. I can’t wait to show you all what I did this year.
For the most part this year I kept some things the same but with a little bit of a twist. Come on inside of my home as I tour you around our foyer, living room and kitchen.
Since I love to decorate for Christmas I am always trying to find new ways to either change my decorations or add to them in some way. This year I added this little tree to our foyer that I picked up at Menard’s. The tree wasn’t flocked when I bought it so I flocked it with that canned snow. I’m thinking next year I will have to try something different, the “snow” comes off when touched.
I have always liked the idea of bows on a Christmas tree and have always wanted to do one as a topper. I made this one myself using three types of ribbon, I love the long tails and having them curled.
My Wooden Christmas Coke Crate is what set the theme to our foyer, so this tree is an all rustic Christmas theme. I found a lot of my ornaments at our local all in one shop store or at Hobby Lobby. My favorite ornaments are the glass bulbs with the red truck on them and the Santa’s pants. Oh and I love that red and cream garland, I found that at the end of last season at Hobby Lobby.
You may have seen this Noel sign before, I blogged about it in Christmas Decorations on a Budget. This is as you enter our foyer. The candle on the table and ladder that is in the corner are normally in the foyer. To change things up a bit I added a bow to the candle and to the ladder I added the lantern that is normally in our living room along with some Christmas picks from Hobby Lobby.
Christmas Living Room Decorating Ideas
I wanted to make a slight change to our tree this year. Being that our family is Catholic, I wanted to represent Mary in my tree somehow. I found this beautiful blue ribbon that I made into bows and the blue glass ornaments add the perfect touch to our tree.
We also decided to change the location of our tree. The only problem with doing this is it took away from some of my village space.
While everyone was out black Friday shopping I was home setting up our tree and the village, it only took me 6.5 hours to do so. The next few days were dedicated to setting up the rest of the house.
This is a better look at my snow village when it’s all lite up.
Christmas Kitchen Decor
For our kitchen and dining room, I kept the decorations simple. Last spring we had the kitchen painted a grey color, I have been using red as an accent color to decorate. Really like the red as an accent color, I thought I would do this for Christmas as well.
One of my favorite things about my kitchen is that I can decorate the tops of my cupboards. Christmas lights added to the garland gives a nice glow to the kitchen at night. The garland and lights have been a must to the cupboards even at the old house.
The tops of the cupboards give me the perfect place to display my cookie jars.
Along with the garland and lights I placed three red bulbs at the tops of the cupboards. My Elf (daughter) put together each of the bulb sets on a pipe cleaner. This helped to hold them together and also to tie to the garland so they stay in place. Under the garland, I used scraps of wood to keep it in place.
This year I did scale back on my cookie jar display but this Santa had to stay.
Christmas Dining Room
Not wanting to go overboard in the dining room, I keep the decoration simple.
I made the swag that is on top of this lantern. The red ribbon ties into the red that is in the kitchen. The red truck ribbon is also the ribbon I used in the bow that is on the tree in the foyer.
The table centerpiece is kept simple with white mesh and three types of ribbons. A couple of candlesticks nestled into the mesh add a nice charm to the centerpiece.
Thank you for stopping by My Creative Manner, I really enjoyed taking you on a tour of my Christmas home. Merry Christmas to you all~Jenny
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