hellooo! i am finally decorating for christmas and i am learning some things about myself: 1) i never ever ever want to wait until after thanksgiving to decorate ever again. 2) i like to take my time to decorate. i do not like to be rushed.
i like to keep somethings the same year after year with my christmas decorates, but i also like to try new things.
like these photo shelves in our dining room. i wanted to make them new and christmasy and fun.
last year i changed my decor from super bright and colorful to a luxe lodge look: plaids and fur with some sparkle.
this was my inspiration board from last year.
i snagged the “joy” marquee letters from target way back in october, when i was verbally scoffing at them for having christmas decor out so early, but secretly so glad to get these letters that i knew would sell out ;)
last year emily sent me a handful of christmas prints that she and some friends put together and they were the perfect addition to my shelves.
the floating shelves are from ikea. they’ve been the perfect shelves for just blending in and are nice and deep to hold lots of frames.
i added a little bit of green with these adorable mini trees and stuck my teeny vintage glittered deer i found last year at the thrift store.
this is my favorite of emily’s christmas prints.
i backed it with some $1 wrapping paper from target – a quick and easy sort of matting.
and just because i like to keep it real, my house is an absolute disaster right now. to be honest, these shelves are the only thing in my house that are finished. i have opened boxes and piles of ornaments all over every surface. plus our normal every day piles. and then some. sheesh, i need a maid. and a personal assistant. time to go add these brilliant ideas to my christmas list…