December 8, 2015

Countdown to Christmas {Linkup} || Home Decor ||

Morning, friends. I hope y'all are doing well, I am after my COWBOYS stomped those deadskins, woohoo!Hopefully y'all have your Christmas posts ready to linkup for Countdown to Christmas with Katie, Sara and myself. I know I dropped the ball on reminding you yesterday, bad Pinky, but hopefully y'all were better than me and remembered anyway. #promisetobebetternextweek #tistheseasonforlinkups #comeandjointheparty
Today I'm showcasing our Christmas decor. We live in a two bedroom apartment so I can't do EVERYTHING I'd like because of the lack of space, but I think I do a pretty good job of making it festive. Things have changed a lil since last year and I'm quite happy with how everything turned out.

First up is our beautiful tree. This tree is actually my parent's FIRST tree and this year I added their tree skirt to my ensemble. So, yes, this tree is over 35 years old, crazy right? I wish we were allowed to have real trees in our apartment but we aren't so we make do with this lovely piece.


 Our ornaments are a compilation of Le Husband's, ornaments we've bought throughout our travels and ornaments my mother gave me every year. I am so grateful she started that tradition, because we have so much history on our tree and never had to endure a sad first married tree of no special ornaments.






If you remember from previous years, the buffet and our high top were in different places before we decided to change everything around. I have LOVED the change, but it made decorating a bit tricky this year. I think I managed to display everything I wanted well and LOVE the advent calendar my MIL made for me.

How adorable is Le Husband's Charlie Brown tree?

There are only a few other pieces in the kitchen but we have quite a few Christmas themed towels that I put on a weekly rotation during the season. This one is my favorite because I love the beautiful poinsettia prints.

On the island Le Husband built I've put my FABULOUS pink tree. Y'all this tree is one of my favorite Christmas pieces, Mama B did such a good job finding it for me. It was special to me in college and always makes smile when I set it up.

Moving into the living are you'll find both of our nativities. I love nativity and manger decorations and always try to find the best place in our home to display them. Le Husband has his Peanut's gang on a bookshelf and this year I put a Christmas book behind it for a lil bit of a back drop. Isn't this set adorable? I can totally see it being a favorite once kids come into the picture. #peanutschristmas #didijustsaykids

One year instead of an ornament my mother gave us each a nativity and I am so thankful she did. I love how classy and elegant this set is and that it isn't toooooo big. Normally I try to have the wise-men and shepherds farther away from the stable, to keep with the Christmas story, but we just didn't have the space this year. Baby Jesus is in hiding though, until Christmas Eve when he'll make is magical appearance. #rightnowitsjustabarn #gimmeallthenativities

You'll recall my love of WREATHS from last week's post. I wish I could post wreaths on every door and throughout the home, but we only have the wall space for one wreath and behold everything pink and glittery. When we spent Thanksgiving in Kentucky a few years ago, all the cousins went to Michaels and then we created our own holiday wreaths. It was a fun time and I'm really happy how well mine has held up. #clearlyiembracedmycolor

Decorating our high top was a bit of a challenge this year since we actually use it for dinner every night. I brought out our Christmas placemats, changed our flowers to Christmas flowers and have my beautiful Christmas napkins displayed [thank you, Babyspice].  Confession, we use paper napkins because I don't want to ruin our pretty ones.


One quick turn from the table you'll find our sofa and our fun and festive pillows. #thankyoutarget

This year I grabbed some free evergreens from the Christmas tree lot and displayed it throughout the home. I love the festive flair it adds to our television stand and the two Peanuts characters add the perfect lil touch.

My mom bought these for Le Husband the past two Christmases and it's a fun new family tradition.


To round out the apartment here is our bookshelf right by the front door. I decorated the top shelf candles, evergreens, one of my favorite lil trees and the bears both got a Santa hat or stocking.

Well, there you have it, casa de Pinky all jazzed up for the Christmas season. I'm extremely happy with the look and find I can't help but smile when I'm home and the tree is lit. There is something special about this time of year and I plan to soak it all up as much as possible. What are your favorite decorations in your home?

Also linking up here & here today!
Okay, now is your chance to link up your holiday festive fun!

43 comments:

Pamela {Sequins and Sea Breezes} said...

So jealous of how Christmas-y your house is! I really need to get some more Christmas decorations! Love your ornaments too! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

Veronica-VeroSays! said...

Oh man..! My favorite is definitely the Charlie Brown tree! So stinkin' cute!

BLovedBoston said...

I can't get over that tree - 35 years that's pretty incredible! We've had ours for 5 years for the same reason...no real treas allowed! I love all your beautiful ornaments!! Thanks for hosting the link up! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

Andrea Nine said...

So so pretty!! What amazing ornaments and Hello....Pink Tree..YES!!!!! Love it!!

Sarita @ it's my girls' world said...

Love the pink tree!!! Your house is so very festive!!

Ashley Greenwell said...

So special that this was your parents first tree!

Cara (Kindly Unspoken) said...

Your home looks so warm and inviting! I love your all's first christmas snowman ornament! It's always fun to get out all of the ornaments each year and sort of reflect on the memories behind them. Have a great day!

Caitlin Elizabeth said...

So crazy that you have your parents first tree! Your decorations are so pretty!

Sara Elizabeth said...

Your tree is 35 years old?! How cool is that!!!! I love it!! The Charlie Brown tree definitely made me smile!! Love that!!

Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders said...

One of my favorite parts about decorating the Christmas tree is reliving moments from our lives! It's amazing how an ornament can take you back to a trip you went on together or a moment from your childhood. I love that your mom gave you a nativity scene! That was one of the first things I asked for after Chris and I got married. I knew that I needed one for Christmas!

Jessica (The Newly) said...

I think you did a GREAT job "Christmas-ifying" your home!:) Looks very merry and bright - just like you, my sweet friend! Especially love your nativity - B and I have been talking about getting one, but they are so expensive. Have to save up! Thanks for linking up today! I'll be sure to return the favor:) Love you!

kerri @ cheshire kat said...

you put my apartment decorations to shame! what lovely touches of christmas all around. so many details. and i love anything peanuts - so cute!

xoxo cheshire kat

Elle Sees said...

love how you decorated. i'm guessing real trees are a fire hazard? that's lovely you have their tree though! the pink one is adorable. i'm a charlie brown fan (my dog's name, and my nickname was Bird after Woodstock) so I love your collection!

Linsley Schneider said...

We have a Charlie Brown tree too... well, my hubby does! Too funny! HAHA! Great job decorating! It looks awesome!

LMW said...

Love it all. I have a small purple tree that I normally have in my office, but I have not brought it up yet. I need to this week. I love all your special ornaments and your nativities. We are trying to find the perfect one for our family. But I admit the animals look all, hey what are we doing here stating at this empty manger?

Melanie said...

I just love your lil Peanuts character nativity!!! So cute!! =)

Have a wonderful day!

Melanie | Blog: Toots + Dill

Katie @ Champagne and Suitcases said...

My Mom did the same thing with us so I have a ton of ornaments for the tree, not as many as I would like, but I love gifting them as well to my friends.

Stang & Co. said...

loving everything, but of course the PINK TREE is my absolute favorite- love love love it!

Rebecca Jo said...

OK - a tree that old - is it one that you have to put in each branch one at a time? :)

LOVE all the Charlie Brown things!!! Especially the nativity set!

Nikki @ makeupHER said...

Love all your little areas of holiday decor! My sister and I started the tradition of buying ourselves one special ornament each year and I love going through them when assembling my tree and I can't wait to add many more :)!

Meghan @ Me as Meghan said...

Love all of your decor! I like the idea of buying ornaments while traveling, its such a good way to have a reminder of all the fun trips taken over the years together. Also, the advent calendar your MIL made you is so cool!

Amanda Elizabeth - Meet @ the Barre said...

Love seeing all your Christmas decor! That pink tree is everything!!! I totally want one for my office now!

Kristina (Ms.Modify) said...

I can't believe your tree is 35 years old, it looks great still! I get it about wanting to decorate more but living in a small apartment! Next week I'll link up and show our decorations in our 800 sq ft apartment! Lol

Kelsey @ The Peacock Roost said...

Love all your d├ęcor! I'm looking for a very classic nativity set like that for our house and it's hard to find one! We're Cowboys fans too and were very happy with the end of the game last night :)
Kelsey
www.thepeacockroost.com

alyssa said...

So festive and beautiful, I love your tree! Well, all of them, but the big one is so sweet and pretty. I have a small apartment and literally no room for a tree at all...except maybe I could make a Charlie Brown tree like that work :)

Brianne said...

That Charlie Brown tree is so cute! Your real one looks amazing as well.

Meg Taylor said...

That Charlie Brown nativity is so sweet! Your tree looks fantastic, as does your whole home :)

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

Loving all of your beautiful ornaments and that you have an actual Charlie Brown Christmas tree! So much awesomeness <3

Green Fashionista

Laura Marie Keenan said...

I just love that you have your parent's first tree; how sentimental. And it is looking good for how old it is!

Monica L said...

I love your decorations, why can't you have a real tree??

Kait said...

It does not even seem possible that Christmas is so close!

Shayna @ The Fancy Yancey said...

Love all of your fun decorations!! So awesome that your tree is 35+ years old!!! So cool!! And don't feel bad, we can't have a real tree because of Matt's Asthma!! Bahumbug! LOL!

Emily said...

I totally missed the memo for this link up lol. You have so many pieces....love the throw pillows and your tree!

Kristen @ See You In A Porridge said...

your parents first tree? that is so awesome! i love all your ornaments, and just love all the decor all around your place. so festive! i legit have nothing up, oops!

Kelli @ A Deeper Joy said...

Love your Christmas tree! Especially the little ice cream cone ornament :)

Jen said...

I absolutely love your tree, it's so beautiful! :)

Life with Lolo said...

Oh my gosh I love the Peanuts Nativity scene! Your home is decorated beautifully. I just love the feeling of coming home to my house all decked out for the holidays!

Katie Elizabeth said...

I love that you have your parents tree - that's so special! Your place looks awesome and so festive!! :)

Candace Shiflet said...

Awhhh you are so ready for Christmas!!! I love the peanuts nativity haha so cute! I've been working on decorating more for Christmas because this is our second Christmas together! Hobby lobby is my favorite place to get Christmas decor!

Jessi @ Jessi's Design said...

Love love love! Especially the Lancer one! :)

Amy said...

I just love trees lit up at night! So pretty!

emily @ a little bit of emily said...

I love all the decorations! Your nativity scene is absolutely GORGEOUS! I have been wanting one this year...I am definitely going to check out any after Christmas sales. Merry Christmas!

Amanda - Voyage of the MeeMee said...

We aren't allowed to have real trees either... must be an apartment thing?? Although right now I don't have any tree up at all, lol There's no room - so I just brought our tree to work and put it up there instead! :) lol