A new direction and a nod to my childhood, inspired our retro farmhouse Christmas living room.
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Today is a special day of sharing! My friend and fellow blogger Leen from Sand Dollar Lane, put together a “Celebrate Christmas” blog hop to showcase Christmas inspiration from various talented bloggers. If you’re coming over from Kristin’s post at White Arrows Home, hello and welcome!
I can’t believe this will be our 4th Christmas in our home! A lot has changed in that time, that it’s hard to believe it’s even the same house we fell in love with. There’s been a lot that has changed this year , so much in fact that I almost didn’t want to even put out decorations.
My girls spotted a miniature porcelain Christmas tree similar, to one my mom and grandma had when I was little. My grandma, or Nonny as I called her, made a few of them, but Lord only knows where they ended up. I loved rearranging the little plastic bulbs (even if I wasn’t supposed to touch it). Those little trees reminded me so much of my childhood that I couldn’t tell them no when they asked if we could buy one. Then we started noticing all the retro looking Christmas decor and it got me to thinking…
In my season of saying yes, I asked if they wanted to do something a little more colorful and fun from years past. Their eyes lit up and for the first time in a long time, so did mine. When we told Courtney about our plan, even he was on board with changing things up.
We bought a bigger tree, moved furniture, and tucked the tree in the best spot in our living room. One of the best things we bought last year was the smart plug that works with our Alexa. It would be super hard to get behind the tree to unplug it, but with the smart plug I can turn the tree on and off with voice command.
I added a few multicolor ornaments to our handmade and passed down ornaments. The tree quickly became a colorful array of memories.
To add even more of a touch of whimsy, I thought it only made sense to add a sparkling silver garland like I had growing up.
Switching out a picture on our wall to a repurposed gift bag of Santa, adding a couple colorful pillow covers, and a couple other retro Christmas vibes, our living room was transformed into a colorful Christmas wonderland.
I’m ok that this style probably doesn’t fall within what’s trending. What it represents to me is a family bringing back the merry and bright. I hope your family is able to also create a space that brings you happiness too.
Don’t forget to head over to Ann with Dabbling and Decorating next and make sure you check out all the other talented ladies too.