Christmas In July

Do you love Christmas? I look forward to it all year long. The smell of Christmas trees and holiday baking. The twinkling lights and fresh fallen snow. And the decorations! I absolutely love decorating for the holidays. I love transforming my home into a cozy winter wonderland. Last year I went with a rustic, vintage Christmas theme and it was so beautiful. I decorated my tree with burlap, pine cones, berries and wooden ornaments and stars.

I had the rocking horse made for my niece and nephew for Christmas by a local gentleman. And it fit in so perfectly with my Christmas theme that I left it out as part of the decor. I used a crate that I already had to put my tree in. I love the rustic look it added as opposed to using a tree skirt. And my tree from King of Christmas fit so beautifully inside of it. And of course no Christmas tree is complete without a star on top. I made my star from old barn wood that my brother gave me from a fence that he tore down.

My theme throughout my living room was rustic with lots of woods and whites and of course greenery. I added in mercury glass trees and reindeer from Pottery Barn for my coffee table decor. Which I changed a few times because I’m a serial decorator that loves to rearrange things. I can’t be the only one. 😉

For my mantle and the shelf above our TV, I displayed items that reminded of Christmas’ from long ago, or at least what I imagine they were like. Simple childhood toys like vintage sleds, rocking horses and wooden blocks. On my mantle, a vintage portrait of the man we all love, Santa Clause. And antique brass candlesticks rounded it all out. In my kitchen I went with a simpler style, but still reminiscent of the past.

Woods and whites with hints of orange. These dried oranges slices were so simple to do and were actually inspired by a faux cake I was sent from my dear Instagram friend Dawn @everythingdawn. Her faux bakery items are incredibly beautiful. Doesn’t that cake look good enough to eat? I loved the dried orange slices on it so much, they became the star of the Christmas decor in my kitchen. I’m not sure yet if I’ll stick with this theme this year but I loved it all so much that I’m sure I’ll be recreating some of these looks. But until then…Merry Christmas (in July!) And don’t forget to sign up below for email updates so you don’t miss out on my future posts.