It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas

I have been looking forward to Christmas since July.  Seriously…I was looking at ideas and saving them on my phone  while I was still painting our deck rails this summer.  This will be our second Christmas in this house, but this year was going to be totally different than last.

Danny and I got married five years ago in December.  He will be the first to tell you that my “style” has changed A LOT since we first made a home together.  I’ve never been a “decorator” and I couldn’t define my “style” if my life depended on it, but our first home looked something like a futuristic art gallery/science museum where everything was multicolored and blindingly bright.  Our home now is in the transition to this old, country, rustic, industrial, neutral (I’m working on that part), farmhouse (?? I think….) thing.  Who even knows….

That being said, ever since we got married, our Christmas tree looked like a giant peacock that didn’t match ANYTHING ELSE IN THE WHOLE HOUSE.


And as much as I LOVED those tree decorations and the bright shiny deco mesh and glitter ornaments, I needed a change….something that would actually match the rest of the house.

This year we went a little traditional and a little rustic and I don’t know what else you would call it.  But when I put up the tree and got it decorated, Danny’s response was that he thought it looked like we were at the mountains and we needed a big bear beside the tree.  Thanks dear….I’m not sure how to take that.

Because the rest of the house hasn’t been “remodeled” yet, I mainly focused on decorating the foyer, living room, and kitchen.  So without further blabbering, here is our first Christmas “rustic style.”

Isn’t Danny adorable?  He asked me if he could put his tree up in the kitchen this year since we have room now (we didn’t before we remodeled) and of course I said yes.  I added the tree skirt and the “gifts.”

He is staring at it while he eats oatmeal in his old man sweater.  He’s my favorite 🙂



















So, what do you think of our “homemade Christmas” style this year?  While I was adding pics, I decided that’s what I would call it this year…homemade Christmas.  Fake wrapped presents, homemade sleigh, simple homemade wreaths everywhere, homemade ornaments, burlap sack tree skirts.  I’m cheap…can you tell?

I promise all of this will change 50 billion times between now and Christmas day…I can’t ever decide where to put stuff.  But I was so excited about it that I had to go ahead and show it off!  I think this matches the rest of our house better and feels more like me.  Of course, “me” could change again next year and want my peacock tree back, who knows!  HAHA

So from us to you, Happy Thanksgiving!!! Got ya! No, seriously.  Happy Thanksgiving in like three days.  THEN…AFTER THAT…Merry Christmas 🙂

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3 Comment

  1. Re-Fabbed
    November 23, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    VERY VERY cute, Shara! You did an AWESOME job! I definitely think this goes with the feel of your house so much better!

  2. Katie
    March 20, 2016 at 10:45 pm

    I love your Christmas decor! But ESPECIALLY the Charlie Brown tree on your twisty table!

    1. Shara, Chasing A Dream
      March 21, 2016 at 8:39 am

      Thank you! I have had that little tree for several years and it’s one of my favorite Christmas decorations 🙂

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