It is so hot outside that it’s hard to think about Christmas. Today I’m joining a group of my favorite bloggers, who are all sharing Christmas Inspiration and ideas hosted by Rachel from the Ponds FarmHouse.
If you are joining me from, Chas, I’m so glad you stopped by. She has so many creative ideas, and they are things I actually feel like I could make. I loved the idea of ornaments for the porch. Be sure to join all the participants by clicking at the end of this post.
Before you know it Christmas will be here, so take a look and see if anything gives you some ideas for this year. If it’s too soon for you, it’s still something you can do in the coolness of the indoors.
Three Things I Decorate
I am not the kind of person who decorates all the rooms in my house. I don’t have the space to store a lot of decorations so I like to limit my Christmas decorations to the Christmas tree, the mantel and my dining room.
Getting these three things done each year makes the house feel like it’s the holidays. Limiting my decorations allows me to choose a different theme each year, which helps make each one a little more memorable.
Here’s a look at a few of the themes from my Christmas Past plus a taste of what I’m thinking about doing this year. This year involves the pets in our life.
Past Christmas Themes
For my tree I have tried a few different themes. These are a few from the last few years. This tree is mostly decorated with ornaments from my childhood.
This is the year Star Wars was big in our house, so I made a bunch of Star Wars ornaments to go with it.
Another year I had a simple tree with just ribbons and a salt dough star garland. I had just discovered that salt dough ornaments could be reused every year.
My favorite mantel from the past was the year that I made a magnolia garland. I really wanted to buy one, but they are so expensive. And I love to use this Christmas card holder every year (an easy DIY project)
Past Christmas Tables
The tables are challenging because I don’t have a lot of dishes, so it’s harder to do a different theme every time. My most recent one was the most different, it was a dark moody Christmas table.
I’ve also done the opposite, using mostly white for Christmas dining.
I hope you enjoyed all of these Christmas decorations from the past. This year I’ll be trying a new theme. Here’s a hint (it’s full of dog ornaments).
Join the Christmas In July Blog Hop for more holiday inspiration. To follow along, click the highlighted blog name. Next up is Kelly at The Tattered Pew. You are going to love seeing her gorgeous home in Colorado.