Decorating Our New Home for the Holidays

Soon after moving into this house in July, we started talking about how we want to decorate for Christmas. We had gotten into a bit of a rut with decorating the old house because once I figure out how I like things, I tend to do them the same way year after year. This year our space is totally new to us, and we’re having a blast making our new house festive for the holidays.

I’m excited to give you a holiday house tour today. Welcome!

I got rid of a lot of our old Christmas decorations when we moved, and my girls confiscated most of what was left to use in their bedrooms, so I’m sort of starting over from scratch.

I got the wreath and garland (above) from a local florist, and then I set out to see what else I could find to jazz up our new space, and I stumbled upon the Macy’s holiday home department.

Their Martha Stewart collection is totally my style, and I may have gone a little bit crazy with the online ordering. Fortunately their Friends & Family Sale is in full swing, and I was able to save an extra 30% on their already reduced prices.

I’ve been collecting the Spode Christmas Tree dishes for years, and I was thrilled to see they were part of the sale. I picked up an extra set of dinner plates and wine glasses as well as this festive runner.

I’ve never been one to leave my dining room table set all the time when it’s not being used, but now that it’s visible from my front door, I thought it be fun to set the table for the season.

Of course, that meant that I needed a centerpiece. I ordered this garland and a few candle holders to intersperse. I love the mercury glass and frosted greenery together.

The dining room isn’t the only room we’ve been working on. I also ordered new fingertip towels and hand towels for the powder room. Incidentally, these would make nice hostess gifts.

I also ordered this 3 candle centerpiece, not sure if I was going to like it or the garland better for my dining room table. It’s on the small side for the dining room so I placed it on my living room coffee table.

I love how it all came together. I finished my holiday decorating just in time to host a tea for the ladies in our church on Saturday, and everything was so festive and beautiful.

If you’re looking to update or add to your home decor for the Christmas season, be sure to check out Macy’s Holiday Lane. They have tons of decor items, dishes and table linens, and bed & bath items — pretty much anything you could possibly need, and best of all, you can save an extra 30% off throughout the store with code FRIEND.

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photo credit: Alison Cornell

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