Merry Christmas

The month of December I was able to slow down for once and relax. I was able to put my Christmas tree and decorations up early and enjoy them. I also had time to catch up on my DVR, as well as even watch some cheesy made-for-tv holiday specials. :) I also had time to revisit some of my old holiday DIY posts, and clean them up a little for my blog. I especially reflected on 25 Days of Crafts that I did back in 2013 with Cathie of tinsel + trim. It was so fun to go back through all our crafts…remembering all the late nights we spent working on them. :) We were so crazy trying to attempt that.

So whether you have the time off or not, I hope you all had some time to enjoy the festivities, and reflect on the season. Here is a sneak peak of my house all ready for the big day.

Merry Christmas to you and your families!

 

Modern Christmas Decor

I have historically been a little schizophrenic when it comes to my Christmas decoration themes. Here are some of the themes I’ve had in the last 20 years.

  • Shabby Chic Country – Think patchwork, torn fabric, and wooden bead garland.
  • Rustic Wrought Iron – Most of my ornaments were metal. I did however LOVE my tree topper that was wrought iron multi-spoke stars.
  • Red, Green, and White – This one is obvious.
  • Traditional – Tipping off the previous theme, but think Christopher Radko style ornaments in the previous color scheme.

My latest theme? Modern black, white, gray, and gold. We’ll see how long this one sticks. :)

So in honor of my inability to stick to one Christmas theme, here is a round-up of my favorite modern Christmas decorations this year.

 

Design Letters Black Advent Calendar – featured on Design Life Kids

 

 

Monili Christmas Tree Bauble – from Scandinavian Design Center

 

Christmas Tree Blanket – from Ferm Living

 

Line Candleholder – by Lassen Copenhagen

 

Ferm Living Brass Tree – featured on Burke Decor

 

Hanging Tealight Deco – from Ferm Living

 

Modern Artist Ornament Set – from MoMA Design Store