Last Christmas I decided to buy some new holiday decor for my mantel. Much of what I have has been given to me....since I'm generally not a big shopper and all. Particularly for stuff that only stays up 3 weeks out of the year.
But the problem with not putting your own stamp on it is that everything is a hodgepodge and doesn't really speak to our home, the feel of it, the style of who we are. (I say this as if we have a style.)
Anyway, so here is the before. And here is the after.
When I was shopping for some Halloween decorations last month, I happened upon some really cute Christmas decorations, and I am now debating whether I want to re-do my decor for my built-in bookcases.
I am also toying with the idea of doing a themed Christmas tree upstairs...although I don't really know what the theme would be.