Brrrrrr. It’s chilly in Austin. And I kind of love it! It helps me get into the Christmas spirit. And I really miss Chicago this time of year so when it’s a bit chilly, I feel like I’m at home. Plus my new winter jacket arrived and I’m excited to wear it!
I’m hosting a little Holiday get together this weekend for some blogger babes and a few gals I’ve met through Junior League and I can’t wait! It will be the first time many of them see my place so I’m super pumped to have out all our Christmas decorations! I get so giddy when I pull these out of the closet every year. And my collection is always growing! From pillows, to ornaments, to festive nicknacks around the house, I’m always finding more things I love.
Today I’m giving you a little insight to our home and telling you five ways I love to deck the halls!
1.Candles!… I have this thing for candles… I can’t stop collecting them! My favorite fragrance for the season is Nest Birchwood Pine and my favorite decorative candle is Fir & Firwood from Anthropologie. Candles are such a simple way to make a home feel more festive! And their smell… c’mon. Isn’t scent one of the strongest memory triggers? My candles make me happy. Nest also has a Holiday one I have yet to try but I’m already positive it’s amazing. Every scent I have ever tried from them is delicious. And worth it.
2. Wreaths and Trees– Nothing says ‘Tis the Season like a wreath on the door and Christmas tree lights! We have a regular Christmas tree but also a miniature one for our bar cart. I love having some smaller ones around the house, especially for different rooms! Growing up, we often had a little tree in the front of our house that would be visible to neighbors! I loved it. You can get a smaller faux tree at a variety of places including Target, Pottery Barn, and Amazon. Or if you love the real deal, Christmas tree farms always have little ones too. As well as gorgeous wreaths!
3. Pillows & Throws– Oh do I love my Christmas pillows! I have a gorgeous Santa Sleigh Bell pillow and a beautiful Fa La La La La one that’s currently under $30 :) They are the perfect accents to my couch! Honestly, I just love all the options at Pottery Barn and am swooning over this North Pole pillow! Too cute!
4. Figurines– we have a few reindeer figurines on our sidebar that I adore. They are simple and you can actually get them at a really fair price at the Pottery Barn *outlet*. These figurines are metal and would match just about any other Christmas decor you have! I also love little Christmas trees made of various materials such as wax candles, wood, metal, etc. Target has some fun collections including this modern white set.
5. Presents and Ornaments– The easiest way to decorate for Christmas is with ornaments and presents! Sometimes I enjoy getting my shopping done just so I can wrap presents and have them under the tree. It’s such a nice touch and I love picking out wrapping paper. When it comes to ornaments, I have too many collections. I started picking them up as mementos of special trips and now I have a growing collection of Cowboy Boot ornaments. My favorite place to find new pieces is from Old World Christmas. Something about the sparkly glass just makes me happy.
What’s your favorite way to decorate?