The tree that is in our living room was given to me by some good friends (Jen and Craig). Before them it was passed down from Sue (thanks, Sue! :D) It's a nice tree, and certainly fills our needs!
But, I'm sadden to say that it may the last year for this tree. It's not fluffing as it should and many of the needles have fallen off. But, you know, these trees don't last forever!!
We decided to put the tree in front of the slider this year rather than by the kitchen, because it gives more living room space. We need all the space we can get in this room! Especially next weekend when Mom and Dave come to visit! YAY!
This little boy is both excited for them and Santa to come! :D Aren't we all?
I've done some decorating around the apartment, as much as I can without overloading! I try not to do too much to avoid it looking cluttered!
Started with the tree! Definitely love the soft glow of the lights in the dark!
Most of the ornaments are new. They were a must have purchase from IKEA! If you remember, we went there for the kitchen shelves? Well during that trip I fell in love with these ornaments. Thought about them constantly. So, much that I went online to purchase them, but they weren't available for shipping online.
Soooo....you can imagine how excited Shane was to go back and get them with me! :) That's love I tell you!
I filled in the areas surrounding the boxes and stars with some plain red balls, silver bells (which I didn't take a picture of on the tree), hearts that came with the IKEA set, and of course this little guy!
LOVE my smooshy boy!!! Can't believe how big he is getting! Get to see him and his beautiful sister in 2 weeks! YIPPEEEEE!
The rest of the decorations I just randomly sprinkled around the living room.
I bought a snowflake table runner for our coffee table. I wanted to keep the decorations as neutral as possible, as to not overload the Christmas theme, but rather play up winter so I can keep them up longer and get the most use out of them!
This bowl is filled with the silver bells I mentioned that are on the tree, and some gold balls. I took the paper shreds from the box the IKEA ornaments came in and used that as filler :)
I love the look of this in the glass bowl!
Couldn't forget to give the bar/bakers rack a little festival appeal! I think the garland is simple enough without over doing it!
Our DVD rack (which by the way, is completely filled! We need to come up with an additional movie storage solution, quick!) Just a little sparkle and jazz!
Without going too crazy on the pictures, because I know that posts can get very long with those, here are just a few more together to give you the idea :)
I have a beautiful table cloth that I bought from Home Goods last week, and some fun ideas for the dining table. So, stay tuned!!
Hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend! See ya soon! <3