This weekend, in between playing with my kiddos, I decorated for Christmas (with the help of my mom). Last week Thrifty Decor Chick had the beautiful post about her dining room Christmas vignette. Please go check it out! I loved that it was so simple to do and looked beautiful. She also talked about how cheap it was for her to do it. She got most of the stuff at Wal-mart. Awesome. Well, I'm a little poor these days so I had to use what I had. This is what I came up with.
Here is it all lit up and fancy like. Here is with the lights on.
The clear vase was a wedding present (2 years ago) and the pine cones my mom had brought over. The snowman I bought from Avon a few years ago. The pretty red vase, full of lights, is from my hubby. He sent me 3 dozen roses in it at work the day he proposed. He is romantic every now and then.
The JOY words I bought from some kids fund raiser a few years back and the cake dome is another wedding present (this is the first time I used it). My mom had brought over two bags of different ornaments.
These two vases are just random vases around. One is filled with garland that I've had for years and the other one has ornaments in them. The snowman is a gift from a friend a few years ago and the large nutcracker was a table center piece we won from my hubby's company Christmas party several years ago.
We don't use our fireplace. So I added a few candles and my mom put in the Christmas swag and Ta-da!
A few Christmas splashes here.
This is the little tree in Alexys' room. It is purple with green lights. The bulbs we got out of the dollar bin at Target. See the picture to the right of it. That's Devon. Alexys loves her brother!
Here is another vase with ornaments and lights for Alexys' room.
While I know my mantel is nothing special to most...my Grandma painted the sleigh and reindeer and she is no longer with us. I love it. I didn't have any fake snow. My mom asked if I had tissue paper, I did but it said Macy's all over it, owell, it worked.
It's not done yet. If you count, we only have 4 stockings. Since Blake was born in January I guess he needs one too, haha! I need to go see if Target still carries them and then get it embroidered.
Sitting here doing the post I realize...I didn't take a pic of my tree. I'll work on that. Hope everyone has a wonderful day.