Deck The Halls

My house is sort of a disaster right now. There’s a two foot tall turkey made from a paper bag left over from Thanksgiving that I can’t throw away because Caroline is in love with it. There’s a bright orange toddler slide the kids keep dragging in from the porch. There’s a broken camera in five pieces on the kitchen island. And the dining room (a.k.a. Party Central) looks like a winter candy cane forest wonderland threw up on it.

But Mandy posted some adorable pictures of her adorable home decorated for Christmas and I wanted to play along. I love seeing people’s decorations in real life versus the ones in the Pottery Barn catalog, which basically just makes me want to give up on life.  My decor this year is a mix of stuff I put up every Christmas and stuff that’s already up for Caroline’s birthday. The party stuff will probably be up until February because I hate putting so much effort into decorating for just ONE DAY. I realize the solution to that problem is to just not put so much effort into decorating, but I am not entirely rational when it comes to holidays/birthdays.

This is Mr. Bear. I won him one year when I worked at Target for getting the most customer compliment cards. I used to think he was hideous and tacky but I sort of love him now.

What do you think? Are my halls thoroughly decked?

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9 Responses to “Deck The Halls”

  1. Shari says:

    Everything looks so lovely — like your own winter wonderland come to life! :)
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  2. Leah says:

    I don’t need Pottery Barn to make me feel inadequate. I have you.

    Seriously, this all looks awesome. I love the chandelier.
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  3. aw, everything looks so fun and festive! and also? love that that’s the print you picked for your large canvas. the kids just ooze love and happiness in it!
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  4. Audrey says:

    Cute! I’ve been meaning to do one of these but I feel under-decorated compared to you! lol! I keep thinking I should put something else up but I’ve been too busy sewing presents.
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  5. Brigid Keely says:

    Your decorations are lovely! We haven’t put anything up except for an advent calender (Niko’s “counting chocolates”).

  6. Amy says:

    I love the chandelier! Your whole house is so festive!
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  7. merin says:

    Your house looks great! We didn’t even bother with a real tree-I picked one up at Target for $50 along with some shatterproof ornaments and it turns out it was the best decision EVER because both girls are pummeling it. Oh, and we have some red bows on the front porch. So basically, your house is a magical winter/Christmas wonderland compared to ours!!

    Can’t wait for the festivities on Saturday!

  8. londonmum says:

    damn, I am really going to have to up my game ;) Your house looks beautiful. Am also loving the fact that your stocking is the biggest one ha ha.x
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