It’s no surprise that the holidays are my favorite time of year! When September rolls around I’m bouncing off the walls excited because the second half of the year is the best! In November I start itching to get Christmas decorations up because I love them so much! They make the house festive and so warm and cozy. Sometimes I put them up before Thanksgiving.
Yes I am that person.
When Scott and I first started living together he was taken aback by how much holiday decorations I wanted. Eventually my collection built up and each year he would haul out all five tubs of holiday decor. I would squee with delight as I unloaded the items, “Oh remember this?” “And look at this one! It’s one of my favorites!”
I put up lights where ever I can and I also put up a lot of trees. I love Christmas trees and adore the way they make my house look and feel.
Fake please, no real trees over here.
I look for sales and great deals at the end of the season on items that must get added to my collection. I’m more picky now than in the beginning when I would just buy whatever. Now I pick and choose making sure everything is perfect.
I have many trees set up throughout the house and this year I made sure to start providing themes to the trees. I decided that Scott and I need a tree that represents Us. I picked the tree that is in our front room as the Us tree. One because it’s my favorite room in the house and two, because I think this room best represents Us and our style.
Along with some pretty glass ornaments, this tree has ornaments that represent things that both of us like along with things that represent our past and background. We love owls so this tree has plenty of owls and also some globe (think like a map globe) ornaments along with that little robot there. Lots of fun little things along the tree.
Things related to food! Like this gorgeous wine bottle and you can see a wine glass peaking out in the back there. I also have some chocolates hanging up and little kitchen utensils like a whisk and spatula.
In the family room is the pretty tree! My family room colors are burgundy and yellow/gold. I know that sounds strange but it works I promise. It happens to be my very favorite color combo! I wanted the tree in there to match the color scheme so it contains all burgundy and gold ornaments.
I found some really pretty glass ornaments at Garden Ridge (best store ever!) that match the room perfectly. These pictures don’t do them justice but I’m showing them anyway.
Along with some solid color ornaments. Next year I’m going to get some more lights to help the tree pop a bit but otherwise it is totally set! And very pretty in the evening as the light reflects off of the ornaments.
I also have another tree in the entranceway hall and a few smaller trees sprinkled throughout the house. Each decorated with some random ornaments that were either picked up on sale or given to me over the years.
I love having all these trees in the house! I know some folks are minimalist when it comes to decorations but not me. The more the better because it makes the house a lot more cozy. When it’s bitter cold outside and I don’t have to go anywhere, I put all the lights on and light some candles. That’s when the house is the best.
Do you decorate a lot for the holidays? Do you have a theme for your tree? Do you put up a lot of trees like I do?