It's looking a LOT like Christmas!

Normally, the saying goes "It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas," but clearly, it's been looking like Christmas around here for a while!
I started decorating the day after Thanksgiving, but between finals, chronic migraines (every other stinking day) and life, I was slow to get everything up! But, it has finally happened.
This table is always my favorite to decorate. My BFF's boyfriend made this for us, and it has definitely become one of my favorite pieces in our home! I stole the apothecary jars idea from none other than Pinterest of course. 
I found a giant bag of beaded, red necklaces one day at my local resale shop.They came fastened with little lobsters on them, but as you can see in my tallest vase, the lobsters were no more. The remainder of the apothecary jars were filled with jingle bells, fluffy show, bright red ornaments and of course a sparkly red candle!
I love this glass plate my mom gifted me last year.
Last Christmas was my "last" Christmas living at home, so it was certainly an emotional one. This along with a few other Christmas-themed gifts were a special treat last year. I'm so thankful for the love of Christmas that my mother instilled in me.
When Fall rolled around, I posted my DIY Framed Chalkboard Tutorial, which was a perfect brown and yellow color combo, but that chalkboard just didn't cut it for Christmas. I turned this baby from shitty to chic and made it just right for The Most Wonderful Time Of Year!  
Just under my favorite little table is my favorite little snowman. Unfortunately, I am really not happy with Bath and Body Works scent bulbs this year. They just aren't doing it for me.
Originally, I had planned on decorating our entire apartment in Rustic Christmas Decor, but that changed as I fell in love more and more with the combo of bright red and green.

This Santa has been in my life for as long as I can remember. It was my Grandmothers, and it will one day be my grand children's. I'm thankful to still have my grandmother be such a prominent figure in my life, and I'm even more thankful that she has passed on a strong willed sense of being to me! 

Unfortunately, we don't have a fireplace, which really really breaks my heart, so I had to get creative with our stockings.
Originally our tree was a little fuller, but after realizing the tree needed the weight distributed a little more evenly, we were forced to spread things out a little. Regardless, I love how it looks all together

These two ornaments were both purchased on one of the first river trips we ever took together

This Snow day candle from Bath and Body works really does smell how you'd think a snow day would smell! Not too sweet and perfectly light, I love it.

Scored these last year at Kohl's for $3 when the season was over! They're so cute!
Yet another end of the season find from last year purchased at Hobby Lobby.

Christmas is most definitely my favorite holiday all around. I plan on finishing our front porch tomorrow so I will finally be able to share that as well! I hope everyone is having a wonderful start to what really is the most wonderful time of the year!

1 comment:

  1. Ahh so pretty!! Love all your decorations! I need to do a post on my Christmas decor so I can look back on it one day. That sign is gorgeous and so is your tree!