It’s Snowberry’s first Christmas!
I’ve was so excited to deck the halls and today I’m sharing Snowberry in all her holiday glory.
Before you get the idea I went too crazy, I definitely stuck to my less-is-more-in-holiday-decor philosophy.
I surprised myself by embracing traditional red and green … and it worked!
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Front Porch & Window Boxes
Our window boxes and decorative corbels were the first things I bought for the house. I’m not sure why it took me so long to get them planted. Better late than never. I found these cute, fresh wreaths at our local Orchard Nursery. They have the most wonderful holiday greenery and decorations.
Our entry bench is from Restoration Hardware. It’s always draped with a throw. This one, from Serena and Lily, is no longer available, but I linked similar options below. The plaid, tassel pillow is a new purchase and the little green and gold pillow was my mom’s.
My mom left me her collection of Waechtersbach Christmas dishes.
My grandmother gifted her, and my sister and I, from the collection every Christmas.
You can see how I set our Christmas Morning Breakfast Table here.
I love a cranberry cone tree and I found this one at Target. I set it in the bottom of a lidded basket.
I also picked up this cute stack of faux books … it’s embarrassing how much I love it.
The holiday season is whooshing by … I feel like Thanksgiving got short shrift this year as many of us were anxious to get into the holiday spirit by decorating for Christmas early. I had our decorations up before Thanksgiving. It was really nice to bask in the glow of the Christmas tree while enjoying Thanksgiving dinner. This might be our new tradition.
Our pre-lit, flip tree from Frontgate is about nine or ten years old. It’s been in storage for the past five years. I was worried what kind of shape it would be in, but it turns out its a very resilient tree.
A well timed blog post from Danielle at Faith and Farmhouse ,all about Christmas tree collars, got me thinking. Because our tree is slim I didn’t think a tree collar would work. But, after reading Danielle’s blog post and doing some research I decided to give it a try. I ended up purchasing a woven collar from Balsam Hill in the small size. It’s 28′ in diameter and 11″ tall. There are so many cute options out there.
Decorating our mantle presented a bit of a challenge.
The doors to the TV cabinet are almost always open so putting anything taller than the garland would interfere with the screen.
QuelIe horreur … says Jim.
Next year I think I’ll add larger pinecones nestled in the greenery.
Pippa and Maggie got new stockings by Hearth and Hand.
The hutch in our great room is one of my favorite finds. After scouring antique stores all over the Bay Area with zero success, an Arhaus catalogue landed in our mailbox and there it was … the perfect piece … the Toulon Hutch and Buffet
I hung two sentimental on the cabinet doors … and ornament that was my mom’s and Jim’s childhood Christmas stocking.
Great Room Beverage Bar
Here’s a sneak peek at another perfect holiday cocktail … I’ll share later this week.
Last week I made Cranberry-Tequila Punch.
Christmas isn’t cancelled and neither is delicious food and festive drinks.
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There you have it … Snowberry decked out for her first Christmas.
I hope you enjoyed the tour.
Have you finished your Christmas shopping? I just started and I’ve ordered quite a few things from my own first-ever holiday gift guide!
As always, I appreciate your visit and would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.
Cheers from Snowberry!
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Unless otherwise noted, all photographs in this post taken by Monica Vargas Photography.