I have been accused of “over sharing” on facebook. I am one of those people who LOVES social media and can’t get enough updates about what all my friends are up to. I love it when people include photos so I can get a visual of how they live and what they have going on in their lives. So, I naturally assume that everyone also wants to know what is going on with me and my family. (well, maybe someone out there does) So, I thought I’d show you how we decorate for Christmas at the Tuckers.
We got a late start this year because we have been so busy. (Thank you, Jesus!) We also kept most of the decorations to a minimum this year. We decided to break from the mold and try to make our decorating better fit our personal tastes this year. So here goes.
My most favorite piece in the whole house is the Depression Era buffet that we rescued from Craigslist.
Brooks painted and distressed it for my birthday last year. I have it accessorized with the blue glass items on top and this year decided to work them into the Christmas decorations, so I added some blue balls, sparkly garland and voila, it’s now a Christmas buffet.
This is how we had it decorated last year.
BORING!!! Brooks also made the new lampshade this year. There is a step by step guide to how we did it HERE.
I absolutely love these wreaths. They are made from old Christmas books. They exude the time worn charm that I can’t get enough of.
The piano. Normally, we put out all the pictures that the kids have taken with Santa over the years.
This year, I decided I wanted to work with the apothecary jars with our sea shell collection that sits there all year. So, I threw some Christmas balls around it and added a couple of candles.
How about this Santa as a centerpiece?
Isn’t he regal? I got that Santa and a ton of other stuff 2 years ago at Lee Ann Rimes’ mom’s yard sale. She lived right down the road from us. You’ve got to love Nashville. Behind the Santa is my ever versatile chalkboard.
Brooks wrote out the Christmas story from Luke 2: 8-11. On Thanksgiving, we used it to display our menu.
On the first day of school.
We really love this chalkboard!
The mantle is really just a beautiful lighted garland from Costco with some tall crystal trees I got about 8 years ago.
The tree. This was our tree last year.
I never liked it because I didn’t feel like it was “us”. It was too frilly and fancy. This year I made a trip to a local antiques mall and lucked into a few items that I incorporated into the tree. I found 12 of these handmade chenille poof balls.
I thought these would add great texture. I took some raffia and hot glued some hangers on to the balls.
I also found these little linen pouches.
I asked Brooks to stencil our monogram on the front.
Next is the area I might have gotten a little crazy with. I found these sticks of cotton and thought these would work great for some texture and visual interest at the top of the tree.
Then we mixed in some gold angels and crosses that we had on hand from years past and we were done.
I think I love the way it turned out, but I’m still getting used to the cotton. And one last gratuitous shot of my new couch and train station clock.
I think you’ve outdone yourself — you must be an incredible hostess. Seriously. It all looks so beautiful, Dana! I love the textures, the poofs, the monograms…and tell Darcy she did a wonderful job supervising!
and if YOU over share on facebook, then sweet Jesus, I have a serious problem 😉