Good Morning Friends~
Hello! Are you looking forward to the weekend, or do you still have lots to do today? I thought it would be fun to give you a bit of a look into our Holiday decorations and some of the Christmas fashionables looks throughout the years.
I love to dress up when going out, and especially on this Special Holiday. I will also dress the doggies in Santa Suits and “Ugly Christmas Sweaters.” So let’s take a look at some of the Holiday outfits on the blog, and share what I love about holiday dressing. So you have seen some of the looks I have worn this year- here they are with a few of the others I have shared on the blog.
Green Velvet Dress post
Not the traditional Christmas colors, but the length and the velvet material gives it a fancy, luxe look for the Holidays.
This LOFT dress I ve had for years. I made it unique by adding a beaded collar white button down ( Ann Taylor) to a strapless jacquard dress.
Don’t be afraid to experiment! read POST
One of my favorite skirts from Ann Taylor, this cream lace skirt is about 5 years old and has gold threading throughout. The velvet mustard blazer works with off whites and added gold jewelry. As I mentioned, consider fabrics ones that you can wear for the Holidays. Velvet, lace, cashmere, silk are some that look special.
Post Velvet and Lace
Faux fur is a great touch for the Holidays, be it a jacket, vest or stole ( like here) it elevates a look. Here I am wearing a burgundy Karina dress with faux fur stole. Read POST here.
“Dressing the Tree” and More
Mom gave us these lit trees for outside. I have to put up the Holiday wreath.
When it comes to “dressing up” the tree, I love it! The act of taking out ornaments that are memories of your travels, your students, your hobbies and love in life. Our tree is artificial, and we do really need a larger, fuller tree for all of the ornaments my hubby and I have collected over the years. He has ornaments from his childhood, the “Partridge in a Pear Tree” is orange, green and brown, from the 70s.
He has a wooden train that is very delicate and placed on the tree branches.
We both have pewter ornaments we received from his mother and our “New House” ornament from my mother. It really is a tree of memories!
We popped into this Christmas wonderland in Asheville when we visited one year, and bought our first woodland creature. a Wooden deer made of sticks and wood would be perfect for our love of hiking, nature and the creatures outdoors. From then on, we collected woodland creatures and our house became decorated in a woodland style for Christmas. We have a family of owls, bears, deer, dogs, fox, squirrel, birds and more! I love our tree!
I love putting up the garland and adding the berries to the banister.
New decor added to the mantel, the garland is from Target, and I love the pinecones in it. The reindeer and sign are all new this year from At Home.
Stockings- Gibby and Truffles are new from Home Goods this year 🙂
One of my students in Kindergarten gave me this “Teachers Rule”. Can you say Mrs. Jannenga?
For awhile, I collected Boyd bears. I have bear ornaments on the tree, and remember my K student giving me this ornament!
We bought this dog ornament this year- love the wooden ornament with plaid decor “woof” showing my love for dogs on our tree!
The copper leaves were from my brother from the Smithsonian, where he works. I bought the white ceremic leaf in Asheville, when we were visiting. These remind us of our love of nature, camping, hiking and The Blue Mountains.
Picked up this Zebra last year- as a reminder of my EDS and how I enjoy the Holidays regardless.
Another gift from my brother, knowing we collect animals for our tree. Why not have a musical animal? ( two of my loves)
Lots of musical ornaments on this tree, being a former guitar and music teacher! I love this golden Treble,the guitars ( electric and acoustic- as I play both) and musical notes. Several of the ornaments were given to me by my guitar students.
My Santa table this year. I received all of these as gifts. This Woodland Santa is perfect with our decor and made by American Folk Artist Jim Shore.
My nativity set by Willow Tree. I can’t remember where I got my first Willow Tree figure but started collecting them about 5 years ago. I have more in my guest room that I didn’t show here.
Have a wonderful weekend! Only 12 days until Christmas!