Are you ready for Christmas? Exactly a year ago, I was recovering from the flu. It wiped me out up until Christmas Eve. So this year I feel fairly on top of things, which means my oven is going to break tomorrow. I felt like I was on auto-pilot pulling ornaments, lights, and stockings from under the basement stairs. Some of my garlands looked dull and the ornaments were not faring well in storage. But, somewhere between the first day of Hanukkah and yesterday, I found Christmas in the tiny details. Today I want to share the tiny details on my Christmas home tour!
If you recognize a few photos it’s from my Instagram Stories fiasco the other night.
Sidenote: If you follow me on Instagram (please do) I was working on my first story (I know, I know.. videos freak me out a bit) and my niece confirmed what I suspected; I had inadvertently posted a 1/2 dozen pics of our Bernese Mountain dog, Chloe.
It turns out fresh garland does more for a room than layers of artificial garland. It smells like a tree farm. And, it hides the dust. And, green pairs nicely with just about everything Christmas.
This is my favorite tiny detail. One small box of candy canes (still wrapped because I would break them if I tried to pry the plastic wrap from the cane) added more color and whimsy than any ornament. If you are living in temporary housing, a rental, dorm or a 300 square foot condo there is always room for a white dish and candy canes.
I just bought this little tree at a decor store in Lone Tree. I paid full price and it was so cute I dug through the shelves to find a matching one. This was the last one. #destiny
The photo is blurry, but I like the highlights of the needles so I kept it in the tour.
Owen was our Bernese Mountain dog rescue who passed away three and half years ago. I ordered his stocking from Pottery Barn within days of his adoption. As a member of our family, he had to have a matching stocking. He spent the first three months in our closet because he was afraid of everything. He was afraid of the toaster, the camera flash, doorbell, vacuum and all appliances. We loved him for all of his idiosyncrasies.
The front entry closet door was the perfect place to hang his stocking. #loveyouowen
And, finally! Finally, I got a picture of our farmhouse kitchen shelves. Our kitchen is on the northeast corner of the house and it is a rare day to get the light right. I snagged this Christmas tree sign while waiting to check out at HomeGoods. That checkout line gets me every time! The plates were on sale at Crate & Barrel! I call it an early Christmas present to myself.