I don’t know if it’s the kid’s ages, or just being in the new house, but I haven’t been this excited about Christmas in a long time. Don’t get me wrong, I’m excited every year, but this one seems to be a whole new level of festive, warm fuzzies.
Is it weird that as soon as we moved in, my first thought was of where we’d put the Christmas tree? The kids wanted it in the main family room (otherwise known as next to the TV), and Mr. SP and I thought it’d be gorgeous in the new Living Room. Okay, gorgeous was my word, not his. But he nodded in agreement. But can’t you just picture it between the windows?! #sigh
In the end, I think we came to a great compromise…placing it near the new Living Room, but also so it could be seen from the main family lounging spot. Come on in and see for yourself!
There was nothing wrong with our old 7-foot tree, but I couldn’t pass up the chance to show off the taller ceilings in this house, so we replaced it with this beautiful 9-foot Addison Slim Spruce care of Treetopia. I chose it not only for it’s height, but realistic looking needles, and slender shape. (See where our old tree ended up here!)
Our last few Christmases have been really colorful, with bright, color-blocked trees, but for some reason, this new house has me feeling traditional. With a touch of glam, of course. So we adorned the tree with grapevine garland, disco balls, striped bows, and sentimental ornaments. No real theme, other than to make it special to us.
But I’m pretty smitten with the fair isle reindeer my son stuck on top, too. So smitten, in fact, you’ll notice members of his whole family in all my Christmas posts this month!
I’m savoring every second of this holiday with Little Miss, while she still believes in the magic of Christmas.
I hope you enjoyed the first peeks of our home this Christmas…I can’t wait to share more with you! Are you decking the halls!? Do you have a favorite ornament that makes you pause every time you pull it out? Find more Christmas projects and past Christmas Home Tours, including last year’s popular DIY Kate Spade-inspired ornaments, in my Holidays Tab.
*Thank you, Mary Summers, for the special photos!