I decorated for Christmas the first weekend of November. Party time emojis! I always start early around here – I want the full enjoyment of al my Christmassy things! I also take down everything the day after Christmas, so if I waited until Nov 26th (the day after Thanksgiving), that would only give me about 30 days of Christmas. I don’t think that’s long enough! Especially with all the work that I put into it.
Here’s a peek into the living room from the corner. I re-arranged the furniture and pushed the sofa into the middle of the room, and brought the tv cabinet in from the foyer. The TV was previously on top of the shabby cabinet in front of the quilt and pushed further into the room.
The intro photo is of the quilt on the left. This Metro Rings quilt is my favorite quilt that I’ve ever made. I taught it as a class when I worked at the sewing store.
And here is this year’s main tree! I added colorful LED twinkle lights, a pom pom garland from Michaels, and the basket that usually lives on top of the fridge. I don’t like the dogs laying on top of the tree skirt (and they have plenty of dog beds) so I thought the basket was a good option.
Last year, for comparison:
Last year’s tree had a red wooden bead garland, and white and red LED lights. The tree read as very “warm.”
The multicolor LED lights this year are definitely giving “cool” vibes. I think it’s changed the whole look. I prefer the old multicolored incandescent lights (they have the pink light bulbs instead of purple), but over time, I know the LEDs are more cost effective since they use about a tenth of the energy that the incandescent bulbs use. I was also surprised at how many you can connect end to end – 45 strands. haha! I used 5 or 6 strands of the Target brand ones. I think this is a 6′ tree – it has a pretty slim profile. Some day I’d like to get a taller and wider one so I can fit more ornaments!
You might be able to see the Santa mugs in the little red shadowbox. And the little quilty stockings hanging on the chalkboard. I made those in 2020. They were super fun. There’s a green one, a blue one, and a red one.
Since the tree is further into the living room, I didn’t have room for the red armchair. It’s in the foyer with my white tree. I’m still waiting to hang up another quilt in there, so I’ll have to make a part 2.
This is the tree on top of the TV cabinet.
And here’s the dining area. We eat at the large island that’s right next to this. We also won’t have any guests this year, so I decided to put another small tree right on top. This area is still in transition as far as decor goes.
That does it for part one! I will still post my office decor and the entryway as soon as those pics are ready. Thanks for stopping by!