December is here and it means we are just few weeks away from Christmas! I usually decorate right after Thanksgiving and this year is no exception! Christmas decor is my creative outlet and brings me tons of joy. I choose a theme or have a color scheme in mind when planning Christmas and hunt for clearance bargains RIGHT AFTER CHRISTMAS!
This is how I got huge stash of red berry and amaryllis florals (from Walmart) and large ornaments (from Kirklands) for 2021 Christmas trees!
All of my ornaments are sorted by color and stored in clear plastic tubs. I reuse them year after year and only use the color I need. This year I used reds and metallics!
This is our main dining room tree, red peonies and amaryllis set the theme. You can also spot small red cardinals in memory of my mom, it will be our first Christmas without her.
Topiary metal print to the right of the tree is from Facebook marketplace, it was a total steal and I got a set of 2.
Our lovely Ginger is modeling as usual. She loves to be a part of decorating as well as picture taking!
I added plywood shiplap this year to the dining room focal wall and still love the set of black arches from Hobby Lobby. I extended the shiplap to the archway opening into the kitchen as well. We have a butcher block island that we got from Home Depot and I stained it myself to save money and that is where we usually eat. Now that our oldest son is away at college we rarely eat at the table.
Look at those pretty red bows from the Dollar Tree! I attached them to our bar chairs with a zip tie, because Ginger was trying to get them off!
The wreath and sign on it are my work, I sell wreaths and put many of my garlands together as well.
Those decorative boxes on the sideboard are a DIY and here is a link below to the post on how to make them! https://mybigspoonblog.com/2021/11/13/diy-christmas-decorative-gift-boxes/
Below you can see my tree in the evening glow. It is simply my favorite time of the day before and during holiday season.
Here is our smaller tree. It is artificial as well. This year I bought metal bin at Walmart to use instead of the tree skirt.
This tree has classic Christmas red theme as the main tree and the rest of the main floor holiday decor.
Here is a living room side of the main floor, it’s a small but a functional space. Poly and Bark chairs and an end table create a cozy sitting area.
Our Crate and Barrell leaning shelf displaying lovely ceramic Putz houses and a collection of mini bottle brush trees.
Vintage storage box and our live picture frame. Because we have very small home, I try to keep decor on this shelf simple.
Now time to the kitchen! I have repainted our kitchen cabinets in the beginning of the year and love the simple white. It really brightened up the space and made kitchen look larger. I went a little overboard with our coffee station! I made those small cabinet wreaths and used holiday measuring cups to decorate this space as well as some festive mugs. This space is used every single day and small convection oven doubles as a toaster and we use it more than our large oven. Shawn wanted to have a commercial coffee maker and that’s how we ended up with our Bunn.
Here is few pictures of our coffee station up close. As you can see I keep our kitchen functional at all times.
And yes, our kitties have their own stockings for Christmas! This was original spot for our stockings and I ended up moving the ladder to another part of the room and putting small Christmas tree in it’s place.
Below are a few of my handmade wreaths that have pretty pops of red!
Very last wreath is a DIY and I wrote a post on how to make Christmas wreaths using embroidery hoops!
Link to the blog post is below!
That’s a wrap for Pretty in red Christmas home tour! Stay tuned for a part two of the tour featuring bedrooms!
Thank you for stopping by and have fun decorating for the holidays!