If you follow us on Instagram, you may have noticed that we put our Christmas tree up last week! Well now it's decorated too.
What's that you say?
It's a bit early?
Well we sort of like Christmas around here. It's definitely our family's favorite season.
So why not stretch it out? Enjoy it a little more?
I love everything about Christmas…decorating, shopping, cooking, eating and celebrating.
Typically we start the whole season off on the right foot by putting up the living room tree.
You know, the one that Mommy decorates. The one that looks really pretty.
(Later in the season we add another tree in the family room. That's the one that everyone decorates, so not to worry about traditions and collected ornaments. They've got a home too!)
This year we started with plain a 7 foot pre-lit tree. And then we added wide burlap ribbon, curly black and white checkered ribbon, a couple of feather boas, a plethora of gold glittery ornaments, black chalkboard balls, a few raw wood ornaments like reindeer and snowflakes and black framed silhouettes of our family (including the puppy and the hamster!).
Oh and did you notice we rearranged the entire living room? It happens.
Sitting in our living room right now is so relaxing and peaceful. The fireplace is only electric, but it really adds a cozy feeling to the room.
I sure wish you could come over for coffee.
I hope we've inspired you to start decorating your own tree. (Whenever you're ready, of course!)
Make sure you visit Michaels’ blog, The Glue String, to see the other 49 Michaels Makers’ dream holiday trees that were created this year. And from now until November 14, you can get FREE shipping on all Christmas trees that are 6ft or taller on Michaels.com! If you’re just getting started on your holiday decor, you can also check out some of the ornament projects and tutorials available on Michaels.com.
Living Room Source List:
- Wall Color – Sherwin Williams Bungalow Beige
- Flooring – Sandy Hills Hickory “Handscraped” Laminate from Lumber Liquidators
- Area Rug – Moroccan Trellis in Tan from Rugs USA
- Couches – Second Hand
- Grey Plaid Throw – similar here
- Large Square Coffee Table – DIY Brickmaker’s Coffee Table found here
- Large Square Tray – Homesense
- Electric Fireplace – Canadian Tire
- Industrial Shelves – DIY found here
- Stag Head – Home Hardware
- Wreath – Homesense
- Mantel Shelf – DIY found here
(Our source list contains affiliate links. That just means that we make a few pennies at no extra cost to you, should you purchase anything via one of the links. Thank you for helping to make this site possible! xo, Shannon)