Friends, I cannot tell you how excited I am for this post! With all of the craziness of moving, I intentionally skipped fall decorating and blog posts so I could focus on getting our family organized and settled. Do you know what that means?
I haven’t done any seasonal decorating in a really long time. And I have missed it!!!
So when I had the opportunity to participate in Balsam Hill’s Tastemakers 10th Anniversary Housewalk with some absolutely amazing bloggers, I couldn’t say “yes” fast enough!
Sure, it was a bit earlier than usual, but I was so excited to bring our tree up from the basement! Last year was the first year we had ever done an artificial tree, and I have to say, I am completely hooked. We have Balsam Hill’s Pinehurst Spruce Instant Evergreen tree, and I love that it looks so authentic while being super simple to set up and maintain.
Also, I won’t be finding stray pine needles in every nook in cranny for the next year, so that’s a plus. 😉
I threw around a bunch of different theme and color scheme ideas for our first Christmas in our new house, and I ultimately settled on classic red, white, and silver with some black and white buffalo check accents thrown into the mix.
Normally I’m not really a red girl, but at Christmas, I can’t seem to get enough of it!
Balsam Hill’s Nordic Frost Ornament Set exactly matched the vision I had for our Christmas decor this year, so those ornaments became the centerpieces for the rest of the tree.
Can you spy my cute Winter Pinecone Picks nestled in there too? I don’t know that I’ve used picks on my Christmas tree before, but I love how they add an extra layer of dimension and interest and really complete the look.
Also, my poor boys. It’s the beginning of November, and there are already wrapped gifts sitting in the living room that they aren’t allowed to open for several weeks yet! Oops. #meanmommy 😉
They keep walking up and picking them up and shaking them, trying to guess what may be inside.
They haven’t been right about anything yet, but don’t tell them I told you. 🙂
The pickup truck was definitely a hit with them, though! It certainly doesn’t stay in its little spot for long when they are around.
Now, I love the tree during the day, but nothing beats sitting in the living room at night with all of the lights off except for the tree, with its warm glow lighting up the rest of the room just enough.
For a few years now, I have been keeping an eye out for a runner sled that I could add to my Christmas decor, and this year I finally got one!
We don’t have much on our walls yet since we are still deciding where things should go, so it was the perfect thing to help fill our space. (And the jingle bell ribbon makes it even more fun!)
It’s been so fun getting to deck out our tree, and I can’t wait to share the rest of our Christmas decor with you as well– it’s coming soon!
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And be sure to pop around and visit my oh-so-talented bloggy friends and their beautifully decorated trees as well!
Courtney, French Country Cottage
Maryann, Domestically Speaking
Jamie, So Much Better with Age
Abby, Just a Girl and Her Blog (Hey, that’s me! 😉 )
Sarah, The Yellow Cape Cod
Amy, The Idea Room
Kristin, My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Melanie, My Sweet Savannah
Kristin, Bliss at Home
Are you going with a certain theme or color scheme for your holiday decor this year? I’d love to hear about it in the comments!
Have a wonderful week!