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A Very Alexander Christmas

I have been excited to decorate for Christmas since we were still house hunting. Every house we looked out, I would try to figure out where the Christmas tree would go, how we would hang stockings – if the house didn’t have a fireplace, and where Drew and I would eat Christmas breakfast.

 

I’m so excited that I could stop dreaming about Christmas and start decorating!

It’s no secret that I love burlap. What you may not know is that I also love plaid. Drew can’t stand plaid, so the plaid usually stays in my wardrobe, instead of around the house. To me, burlap and plaid are the epitome of a rustic Christmas, which is what I wanted to create in my home. Because of this, Drew decided to just live with some plaid for a month and a half. I did limit myself to plaid on our stockings, tree skirt, and napkins.

Burlap & Plaid Christmas Stockings
Stockings from Ballard Designs (similar here and here)

(Side Note:After adding the garland to our mantle, I decided that I want a garland on the mantle year-round! I’m currently debating between magnolia leaves or boxwood.)

I’m a firm believer that you should decorate your tree with sentimental ornaments because of this, almost all of our ornaments having some meaning. Some commemorate special moments and some were handmade when my in-laws were first married. The holidays are such a special time to spend with your friends and family, that I love that our tree can remember other special moments.
First Christmas as Mr. & Mrs.

While most of our decorations are in the living room, I’m so excited about how I decorated our dining room table! Drew and I are hosting a “Friendmas” on December 21, and I can’t wait to sit around this table, laughing and enjoying delicious food.

Christmas Tablescape
Similar Centerpiece here|Upholstered Chairs here| Similar Napkins here

So much of the holidays revolves around spending time with loved ones and making new memories, and I want my home to reflect that as much as possible!

What’s your favorite part of decorating for Christmas?

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