Today I’m sharing my favorite items that I use in my Christmas decorating displays. I love, love, love nutcrackers. I started collecting them years ago, and I use them in every nook and cranky that I can find. I did scale back this year, but many found their way out of storage.
These little fellows found a place on my dining room table. I’m not hosting a formal dinner this Christmas, I’ll be serving a buffet style gathering after Christmas, so I decided to do a simple center display using the nutcrackers, over sized ornaments, and a simple table runner.
I added additional nutcrackers on my coffee and end tables. As you can see I also love adding ornaments to my displays. The vintage glass bowl is a gift from one of my aunts who passed away this April. I put a together a cook-book in her honor that I will be giving as a Christmas gift to her siblings. Stay tuned for that post.
I did bring out a set of my informal Christmas dishes that I use in my breakfast room. I like for my rooms to feel festive during the holidays. I picked up the miniature stockings to house the utensils at Walmart. Great price, 4 for a $1.00. I thought they added a festive touch. I gathered some greenery from the backyard to add to the centerpiece, I love how the greenery smells in the house. I added a few sprays of berry pics that I picked up at Michael’s for $.99 each. The pine cones were picked up on a trip to North Carolina when we were scouting colleges for my daughter, and the dish is a vintage milk glass cake plate. I like to use it with the Christmas dishes. I love how the white makes the red pop.
My artificial tree. Yes, I finally purchased one after struggling with the idea for several years. I softened the blow of not having a live tree by purchasing new ornaments. I love the color, I went with chocolate and gold this year. The tree is starting to grow on me. I have to say that I was completely lost when it came to shaping the tree, but once I got the hang of it I moved pretty quickly. If only I had room to store it put together, lol.
Now, I want your honest opinion. Which do you like, the artificial or the live tree at the bottom. I may revert back to the live tree next year. Do you have a live or artificial tree? What are your favorite decorating items, and do you use a color combination on your tree. Please leave me a comment, I love them.
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