My apartment, being old and a tad bit shabby, doesn’t really inspire me to decorate. But my significant other got me into the spirit, and thanks to Menards, we found almost everything in one stop. They have a great selection of Christmas trees, lights, inside and outside decor, stockings, wrapping paper, ornaments, wreaths, bows and more. I was really surprised at how much they had!
Though we only really decorated the living room, I think it looks really cozy and festive! I think it’s super easy to overdo it when decorating for the holidays and you want to buy everything in sight (I totally wanted to), but I think the items we have are just enough for this little place without being gaudy.
My favorite decoration is this little ceramic tree, which my parents gave to me after I begged them not to get rid of it. I’m not sure if it’s because I remember seeing it as a child, or the fact you don’t see many of these anymore, but this piece holds a sentimental place in my heart. It’s old-timey and has a special charm about it.
I began loving serving trays this year and couldn’t believe my luck when I found this beauty for under $10. I love the snowflake pattern and mirror surface, and it’s the perfect winter accent for my coffee table for my ornament-filled vase, a candle and mug of tea or cocoa!
I had to add that last photo, taken by Justin of my fur baby, Callie. I love it. She’s so cute!
Once I have a house in the future, I’d love to have two Christmas trees — maybe one real and one fake — if plausible. I grew up having a real tree each year and do miss the smell and feeling of pine, but the convenience of a fake tree is really nice, too. Do you prefer real or fake trees? If you like real trees, which type of tree is your favorite?
For me, Christmas is a time for giving, peace and to celebrate the birth of Christ. I remember God sent his Son into this world to save us all from eternal damnation in a tiny, humble package. Without this ultimate gift, there truly would be no hope. Love came down at Christmas time.
Feel free to share your Christmas decorations with me! Find my page on Facebook and post your own photos!
Lastly, Justin and I want to wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!