Thursday, November 19, 2015

Holiday Decor Haul

This will be our first Christmas in our new house and I am so excited to decorate! I haven't purchased any new decorations in a few years, so I am doing a little updating this year.

A few years ago a blogger I follow posted a picture of her tree and it had Peace, Faith, and Love paper garland from Pottery Barn. By the time I got online to order them they were sold out, so I have been searching for something similar ever since. I was so excited when I opened my PB catalog last month and saw this garland! I'll post a picture when we put our tree up (I may have started listening to Christmas music on November 1, but the tree won't go up until after Thanksgiving).

Glitter Script Paper Garland

I have always been a sucker for things with my name/monogram/initial (probably because growing up Heidi was never on anything!), so I was super excited when I discovered that Ballard Designs has alphabet wreaths! I actually considered ordering the letters to spell out "JOY" or "NOEL," but I think the initial is more unique. It's not prelit, so I'm debating about whether or not to add lights to it before hanging it.

Spruce Alphabet Wreath

I found a Luke 2:11 sign on Pinterest a few years ago, but they are incredibly popular and I was never able to order one from her Etsy shop (AmandaGdesigns) before they sold out. I thought that they were sold out again (I couldn't find one when I went directly to her shop site), but when I searched "Luke 2:11" on Etsy one somehow appeared! It's in transit right now - I can't wait for it to arrive!

Luke 2:11

I also picked up a few cute things at the Hallmark Holiday Open House. I received a really cute snowman cookie jar, ornament, pot holder, and recipe cards just for showing up!

 I also received a light up wooden JOY sign for spending over a certain amount. I love snowmen, so I of course had to buy three cards to get a deal (half price!) on this year's animated version.

Time for Cookies

Every year buy some new ornaments for Sophia and Carter to open up as a part of their advent calendar of activities (more on that in another post). Here are the ornaments I picked up this year:

Gingerbread House Personalized Ornament

God's Love

Fancy Nancy Merry Fancy Christmas

Disney's The Sorcerer's Apprentice Mickey Mouse

Right now we only have one tree, but I'm thinking this year I may add a second tree for Sophia and Carter's ornaments. We'll see.

I'll share pictures after Thanksgiving!



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