Now, onto our Christmas decor. When our house is decorated for Christmas, it's my favorite time to be home. We wanted a few new items this year but are holding off until our first Christmas in the new house next year - we also got rid of some of our old ones and kept things simple and classic this year.
I love displaying our Christmas cards from years past - they are always such fun to look back on and make for an easy decoration - for now I have them on the bookshelf but next year I'd like to do an accent table full of them.
I don't think I'll ever get sick of holiday tartan. Our breakfast knock has an easy and classic feel and the placemats can easily transition into January.
It's nice to have our holiday glasses out for easy access - we can only use them for a month so I like to get as much use out of them as we can.
Our dining room is where we get our gold and neutral decorations in. It's also where I "store" our Spode Christmas set for the season. It dresses up the table by adding an extra holiday touch and the dishes are right there for us to grab before dinner. This is also our "reindeer" room - plenty of them throughout the room.
I'm excited to have a fireplace next year to hang our stockings but for now this little nook will do. We love turning out the lights at night to watch a movie and have just the lights on the two little trees by the door and the big tree on.
We only decorate the first floor but we do throw up a couple decoration items at the bar since that's where we do a good bit of hosting. My favorite items are our family Christmas drink recipe that's framed and our pictures with Santa - one with Stella and one our first year married.