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Christmas decor 2012

Popping in to say hello and share some pics of our Christmas decor this year.  I starting working on this post on Christmas Eve while Kenny, Kole and my dad were all taking Christmas Eve naps.  :)  But then the girls and I turned on It’s a Wonderful Life and the house smelled so good (combination of my candle and my mom’s cooking) that I was forced to close my computer and savor the day.  And now I’m posting Christmas decor pics after Christmas.  But I can live with that.  Hope you can too.  :)
I didn’t have a lot of time to be creative this month so my Christmas decor is very similar to last years.
Stockings were hung on my hutch again.  Safely out of my little buddy’s reach.  :)


  I just tossed up white pitchers and some greenery – things I had on hand.
I also added some of my glass bottles and jugs.


The only new purchase was this fun little reindeer I found for a steal at Home Goods.
I think he is simply charming and the two of us have become fast friends.


Love seeing my kiddos’ stockings all lined up.
The girls left the sweetest little notes in each of them for Santa and Mrs. Claus.  :)
Last year I decided to try out a more winter-y look with my mantel and stuck with a silver and aqua theme.  But I didn’t love the greenery with the blue and I felt like it was missing something.  RED.
So this year I switched things around a bit and added a red wreath.  I found this wreath at Michaels for 4 bucks!  It adds the perfect pop of red I was looking for.  I love inexpensive wreaths like this because then I don’t feel guilty buying a new one each year.  It’s so fun to mix things up!

After I hung my wreath I asked Kenny if it would look better with a red ribbon holding it up instead of a silver ribbon and without even looking up from his laptop he answered “that’s out of my skill set.”
My babe.  What would I do without him.

I tossed a few red, aqua and silver ornaments in my apothecary jars.

And added a little bling to reindeer #2 I picked up at Home Goods.  Because I was having too much fun with the reindeer on my hutch to stop there.

I think he looks regal.
He is so happy in his new home.

I had a few leftover ornaments so I tossed them in mason jars and added them to a few random spots around the house.
Same winter-y frames from last year.  (Scrapbook paper project here.)
And I hung the same silver/aqua ornaments from our dining room light fixture.


 (decor from 2010)
You’ll notice I had things on the floor and on low counters and tables.
A sure sign of the “pre-Kole era” as we like to call it.  :)
This year tables stayed wiped clean.  I also swapped out my Merry Christmas quote for my red bird.
Because change is a good thing.
And then I called it a day and my 2012 Christmas decor was complete!
Oh!  Except for my pantry door holding all of our past pics on Santa’s lap.  So fun to see how much my babies have grown each year.  This year there was hardly room on Santa’s lap!
But I will keep taking them to sit on Santa’s lap.
As long as I possibly can.
xoxo, Erin
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13 thoughts on “Christmas decor 2012

  1. You and your husband are both so funny! Your husband sounds just like mine when asked his opinion on which earrings he likes best. Blank stares are about all I get from him. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  2. I love the reindeer bling! haha and the red pop on your mantle is perfect! I laughed aloud to Kenny’s response: That’s out of my skill set. I especially love the elf shaped stockings! How cute.

  3. Erin, you have such great taste in mixing colors and textures, and I love it! I especially love the red and turquoise Christmas balls in the apothecary jars and Mason jars! It is so much fun to see your decor change with the seasons, and I get so many great ideas from you!

  4. Stumbled across your blog last week and have enjoyed reading some of your posts. Your home is beautiful and most inspiring. I must say my favorite posts are the ones about your “FAVORITES”. Please keep those coming. I am trying to talk my friend into hosting a “Favorites Party” next fall. What a fun idea. Thanks for sharing.


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