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  • Writer's pictureDonna w/ Decorating Boutique LLC

It Feels Like Christmas!!

Updated: Nov 16, 2022

I was going to write a "How to Decorate for Christmas" blog. But, I realized I do not follow many guidelines when decorating for the holidays. I use decorations I have collected over the years and run with what ever my artistic inspiration is telling me that day. I just cannot duplicate the same decor each year! If I walk through the room and say "I love that!" then it stays. If it has crystals, glitters and sparkles, bring it on! Join me for a holiday tour of my Historic Southern Home. I will add a few "How To" tips along the way...

White poinsettia

My home has the nostalgia of my family's Christmas traditions and memories. However, you can incorporate any of these ideas and tips into your classic contemporary or modern farmhouse decor.

Christmas Decorations

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Nativity Scene

This Historic Southern Home has many fireplaces. You will see a few decorated for the Christmas season in the photos below. You may jump to the Brunch photos here, Dining photos here, and the Christmas tree photos here.

Christmas mantle decor

I use what I have and add natural pine sprigs, magnolia leaves, holly leaves and pinecones to bring the smell of Christmas into my home.

Christmas mantle decorations

I start with garland on the mantle. Then add stems and ornaments.

Cocktail table Christmas decor

Easy decor....beautiful mirrored trays with colorful ornaments. Designer books can be found here (#ad).

Double hang wreaths on the outside and inside if you have a glass door. Designer Wreaths and Adjustable Metal Wreath Hangers can be found here.

Nativity scene for Christmas

The reason for the season.

Christmas fireplace mantle decor

This is the time of year to sparkle and shine! Bring out the silver and crystal. Create a magical decor for yourself, family and friends.

Christmas mantle decorations

Notice the crystals ornaments hanging from the candle holders above. The Metallic Gold Magnolia Stems can be found here (#ad). The Fountain Glitter Spray can be found here (#ad).

Fireplace mantle with Christmas decorations

Swarovski crystals hang from the mantle garland. Similar Faceted Crystal Drop Ornaments can be found here (#ad).

Christmas angle

Hang crystal ornaments from the base of a candle to make your crystal candleholders more dramatic!

Versace Prestige Gala fine china for Christmas

Ok, I know... This year's crush is Versace Prestige Gala fine china. Easy Holiday update by adding burgundy napkins and crystal napkin rings. Decorative Glass Platter with accent color in Christmas ornaments. The center piece platter and gold service/charger plates are hand painted with gold leaf on the edges. They are part of the Vietri Rufolo collection found here (#ad).

Mirrored serving tray

Elegant mirrored trays for the season....

Christmas staircase

wise men Christmas decoration

How to decorate for Christmas

Noel Bleu 40-piece Christmas Tree Ornament Collection can be found here (#ad).

Christmas tree topper

Cut tree stems with wire cutters and insert individual pieces for easy application for tree topper.

Christmas tree ornaments

Noel Bleu 40-piece Christmas Tree Ornament Collection can be found here (#ad).

Blue and white Christmas tree ornaments

Fountain Glitter Spray, ribbon and ornaments can be found here (#ad).

Santa and red poinsettia decoration

The Red amaryllis in Ginger Pot can be found here (#ad).

red poinsettia in cache pot

Brunch anyone?

Christmas plates with burgundy placemats and napkins

Christmas kitchen brunch

Christmas table centerpiece

Aromatique Smell of Christmas Scented Jar Candles can be found here (#ad).

DIY gifting idea

We had an abundance of pecans this year! Be creative with your gift giving. Read "Easy DIY Christmas Gifting Ideas".

My favorite gift! Go to your local Humane Society and give a companion animal as a gift this season!

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Check out all of our Gift Suggestions here. Oprah's Favorite Things List here (#ad). Join me for "Silver and Gold Christmas Decor" and "Easy DIY Gifting Ideas".

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