Because I finally decided to decorate this year…
My faux mantle
Faux Christmas garland
Since I don’t have an actual fireplace, I made my TV cabinet my faux “mantle.” I found this 9-foot faux Christmas garland (with lights!) on Amazon and I absolutely LOVE it. The quality is amazing and it runs on batteries, which is great since I don’t have an accessible outlet.
My DIY Christmas candy house jar
I posted this DIY a few days ago and, my god, I just love it so much! All the info (and similar vintage houses) can be found in my blog post here.
Vintage brass reindeer candlestick holders
I fell in love when I saw these on eBay; they’re just so cute and I love that you can take off the Christmas ribbon and use them year-round.
Custom Christmas stockings
I got these stockings maybe 9/10 years ago on Etsy and I just love them! I can’t seem to find the exact seller that I got these from, but I found a seller here who has very similar fabrics and styles.
Memorial heart ornament
This was a new addition and it really is just the best if you’ve lost someone. The holidays can be a really tough time when you’re grieving, and I enlisted this Etsy shop to make a custom heart ornament using two of my late sister’s shirts and her handwriting. You just send them the shirts and a jpeg or PDF of the person’s handwriting (I used a birthday card that she gave me) and they make a beautiful memorial ornament.
I ordered this greenery last year from Michael’s and, my god, the drama lol. Long story short- If you’re going to shop for this kind of item from a store like Michael’s, I definitely recommend buying IN STORE versus their website to avoid any drama (and them trying to charge you for a return when THEY send you the wrong item). That said, I do love this greenery.
A Christmas tree-scented candle
I just love everything that Phlur makes, and this Wild Balsam candle is no exception. It REALLY DOES smell like a Christmas tree.
Top: Fresh Bergamot, Green Pine Needle, Silver Fir
Heart: Wild Balsam, Fresh Juniper, Amber, Rosemary
Base: White Birch, Cedarwood, Musk
A vintage Santa trinket dish
My mom gave me this little dish a few years ago from her collection; it’s actually a vintage spoon rest, but I love it on my coffee table next to my Phlur candle.