Saturday, December 12, 2020

Christmas Tablescape 2020


Who’s ready for Christmas? It’s under 2 weeks away, can you believe it?! I hope you have been able to relax a bit and enjoy the holiday season with your loved ones. 

One of my favorite things about the holidays is getting together with our family to talk and eat together. I hope we will be able to get together this year. 

Tablescapes are one of my favorite things to put together, they make the holidays extra special.

Candles are always a good idea when you want that cozy feeling at the table
I love this candle tapper holder, unfortunately it's sold out, but I've been watching for when it comes back in stock 

Here's a little tip for you, If your candles don't stand up straight take some plastic wrap and wrap around the bottom of the tapper candle so it sits snug in the candle holder!! brilliant isn't it!

I recently purchased these gray stone ware dinner set. I'm usually a white kind of girl but these are so beautiful. such good quality too

These cute bubble lights add a fun whimsical look on the table woven thru the greenery and tall white candles

I had to add these frosted gingerbread cookies for the kids from Trader Joe’s that’s I’m hooked on.

The glasses are from my mom they moved a few years a ago and she was giving things away to downsize so I snagged these glasses every time I use them they remind me of her.

I tried to use things I already had around the house for this tablescape. The rattan chargers and napkins I’ve had for years. The cedar garland is from Hobby Lobby also a few years old it had red berries on it and I removed them for a more neutral look. These cute bubble lights were an inexpensive find this year from Target, 

Hope you are enjoying the holiday season. Stay safe out there 
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Thanks for being here!

Friday, December 11, 2020

King of Christmas tree

 Today I'm sharing my new King of Christmas tree with you guys! I’ve seen these beautiful trees all over Instagram and knew I wanted one for my bedroom. I love how realistic it is. 
I got the 7’ un-lit King Nobel Fir. This tree is so realistic and natural looking, I just adore it!

These are the ornaments Ill be using on this tree. I kept the colors neutral, cohesive ans simple
paper mache stars and matte bronze ball ornaments from Hobby Lobby, some scalloped ornaments from Joann's, my hand drawn frosted ball ornaments and my Dried flowers glass ornaments. The bead garland is from Hearth and Hands line from Target

I get a lot of boxes from Amazon and other stores, I mean a lot of boxes!! hahaha sorry honey!
 I keep them and wrap the empty boxes it's an easy and inexpensive decor hack for ya

Brown paper packages tied up with string these are a few of my favorite things.

Sources are linked HERE

Oh you know just over here decorating my new King of Chritsmas tree!

Thanks for being here and for your support! When you come here to my blog and purchase thru my liketoknowit it helps support my family and I really appreciate you!

xoxo, Lindsay

Monday, December 7, 2020

Christmas Home Tour 2020

Click HERE to head over to Jennifer Rizzos 2020 Holiday house walk You'll be inspired by some really amazing homes all decked out for Christmas! 

Welcome to my 2020 Christmas Home Tour 

Decorating for Christmas this year has brought me so much joy. 2020 has been a really crazy year. But we can still find joy and peace in our homes. Last year i sent all out with red and white and this year I kept my colors more neutral and calm. That's one of my favorite things about Christmas decorating, you can switch it up each year depending on our mood. 

Thanks for coming and I hope you enjoy the tour!

This year I decided to make a lot of the ornaments for my tree. Here are some of the frosted hand painted ornaments I made this year.

I also made some dried flower glass ornaments  that add so much texture and interest to my tree. I really loved how there ornaments turned out.

A few months ago I made this wood TV frame so I could add some inexpensive digital art and make it look like a large picture. 
Pretty rad huh!

Logs by the warm fire make this feel so inviting and cozy

Of course there need to be treats for Santa! 
We'll leave out some yummy chocolate milk and frosted Gingerbread cookies

Knit stockings with handmade name tags hang by the fire with layered cedar and wood and bell garlands

I love decorating my DIY open shelving in my dining area. These wood houses from Target are so fun and simple. I also added some faux cedar and bottle brush trees along with some ornaments and gingerbread houses.

I love creating tablescapes for the holidays. 
I kept this years pretty simple and classic with some beautiful gray stoneware, a long cedar garland and some bubble twinkle lights with tall white tapper candles for a clean classic cozy feel

One of my favorite tips for a tablescape is adding layers, either with a table runner, a throw blanket or tablecloth. Then add a charger, then layer your plates and napkins

its so easy to bring some Christmas cheer into your kitchen with items like garland and small wreaths tied to the back of chairs

Every night this garland around my kitchen window comes on while I'm cooking dinner I just love it!

Christmas in my bedroom
I didnt go super crays in my room this year only a few Chrsitmas items and of course a Christmas tree from King of Christmas!

I like to keep my nightstand/ dresser clutter free so i added a few wood trees and a cedar and white berry flower arrangement

I made this hoop wreath last week! It was so easy and inexpensive, its perfect over my bed

I put a Christmas tree in my bedroom a few years ago and have had to have one ever since. I love having the twinkling lights while I lay in bed and read at night

Even this little corner in my laundry room got a little Christmas cheer!

I have been collecting gold bells for years. they are the perfect Christmas decor item. I love to hang them from wreaths, hooks or set them on a coffee table

My little front porch also got Christmasified trees, twinkle lights and metal lanterns filled with gild bells and candles.

Thank you so much for joining my Christmas Home Tour this year. Be sure to head over to Jennifer Rizzos Home tour!
Merry Christmas

Saturday, December 5, 2020

Oh Christmas tree, Oh Christmas tree

 Merry Christmas!!! Can you believe it’s December? The past few months have been going to fast. I finally had some time to get my home clean and all ready for blog pictures. I’m so excited to share my Christmas tree with you.

This year is a little different than years past. I kept with neutrals and I’m really loving it. It’s so fun to change up the style and theme of Christmas decor. It doesn’t take much to switch it up. I keep my ornaments Misty Mercury glass and they go with all colors and styles. Then I can switch out ribbon, garland and wrapping papers. And these items are fairly inexpensive.

I purchased this flocked tree a few years ago from Wayfair and I still love it! It’s very heavy flocked and has wispy branches. I have a good amount of ornaments on it and it’s holding strong. This exact tree is not sold any more but I have a similar one linked in my liketoknowit HERE

I also added some new handmade ornaments. That’s I’ll share with you. I love creating new and original ornaments.

I recently made a DIY frame for my large TV. Add some inexpensive digital art to your phone and screen mirror it to your tv and you have a beautiful piece of art.

I added some wood bead garland and this beautiful velvet ribbon and love the detail, depth and interest it adds to my tree. Instead of draping and tucking the ribbon thru my tree I opted to just tie a 10-12 inch strip right to the branches and let it hang down. I love this little ribbon tip, such a fun change.

I always use my collection of mercury glass ornaments on my tree. They seriously go with any color or style of decor. I also added some gray, bronze & white matte ball ornaments

I added some cardboard gingerbread houses and some chalk painted ornaments. Remember that you don’t have to buy new ornaments every year. Paint is a great way to change things with out having to buy new.

I love wrapping gifts and I think they make the tree look complete. No there aren't real gifts, the are just empty boxes. Cozy logs by the fire make this space fell so warm and cozy. 

Happy Holidays friends!
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