Monday, December 10, 2018

My Magical Forest Christmas

It's the most wonderful time of the year!

I have always been a big fan of twinkling lights, so Christmas has always been my favorite holiday. 

This year I decided to keep the decorating fairly simple compared to past years, and just focus on the twinkle lights. 

I carried 4 large plastic bins of decorations up from the garage, and carried 3 full bins back down again! 

I can't believe it's taken me this long to share my decor with you - it's not like I haven't taken a million pictures of it or anything!

But here it is, in all its simplicity - my magical forest Christmas. 


My main tree is in the living room, right next to the fireplace. It's a slim tree, perfect for my small space. I covered the sunflower bench with a red cable throw, and put a cute reindeer pillow on it. My mom bought me this nice poinsettia pillow after the holidays last year, so it had to get a place of honor this year. 


This is the only ornament I have from our family tree, from my childhood. I don't know what happened to the rest of the ornaments, but this sweet angel always gets prime placement right at the front of the tree. 


I love the way the lights on the tree reflect in the wood stove insert. This is my beautiful view when I am relaxing in my favorite chair in the evenings. 


I kept the mantel simple, leaving the lanterns and twinkle lights that are always there, and adding these red trees and wreath. I love the pops of red in the living room at this time of year. 


The dining room table holds my bottle-brush trees, and the bar in the corner has its own lush tree. 


I just love this little tree, it's so perfect in the corner of the dining room. 


In the opposite corner of the dining room, this twig tree sits on top of my wine bar. 

Seriously, I can't get enough of twinkle lights - I'm like a 12 year old girl on the inside!


In the kitchen, another small lit tree sits next to the kitchen sink. I have battery operated candles in all the windows, as well - I bought these ones last Christmas and they are fantastic! They even came with the batteries, which are still working this year - imagine that! 


On the opposite side of the kitchen, I have a few little bits of Christmas decor, but my true love is the string of twinkle lights I put above the cabinets earlier this year. Love, love, love!


Heading down the hallway towards the guest room, guest bath, and master suite is another sweet lit tree. It's pretty tough to get a decent picture since the hallway is so narrow, but I just love the warm glow and the way the lights reflect off the wood floors. 


In the corner of the guest bathroom is another lit tree, along with a festive candle, holiday hand towel, and holiday guest towels. 


They are joined by this happy little snowman, and a seasonal box of tissues. It's impossible to tell in photos, but this sweet snowman and little girl are covered in micro glitter that looks like freshly fallen snow!


Last but not least is the tree in my master suite. I've had this tree for a few years, it's a Martha Stewart tree that runs on batteries. 


Just the right amount of sparkle to send me off to visions of sugarplums each night!

There are two more trees downstairs in the lower level - a tiny flocked battery operated tree in my daughter's room and a larger plug in tree on top of her electric fireplace heater in the family room. It's a cozy room and we're so lucky to have our own separate spaces in this house!

I had a vision in my head of a magical forest Christmas, and I think I pulled it off this year - what do you think?

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36 comments:

  1. It definitely is a magical forest Christmas. I love all of your trees, so beautiful. I need to add more, you have such pretty ones that add so much sparkle and cheer to every room.

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    1. I've been adding to my collection of trees each year, Marty - I think it's finally complete!

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  2. What a lovely collection of trees with lights. I really like the one next to the 'tree' of liquor, LOL!!

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    1. That one is new this year, Carole - it's so soft and has so many lights, I love it!

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  3. I've loved your home for a long time. So beautiful and welcoming and delightful!

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  4. Definitely! I love it...simple is best and your trees are stand outs! Love the light and the cozy vibe of your home nestled in the mountains at Christmas. Merry, merry!

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    1. Thanks, Kim!! I will miss all those sparkling lights after the holidays!

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  5. Hi Debbie! I think you hit the nail on the head with your Christmasing! Every looks so warm and inviting! Love your trees and your main tree is so beautiful! Merry Christmas to you!
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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    1. My main tree takes a good amount of time to put up and decorate, Shelia, with all those millions of ornaments so I did all the other smaller trees first, a little each day - it really helped!!

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  6. I love it!--your home is so festive and warm and all "twinkly"!! You did a great job. I love that ice skate on the wall too. You decorated so many rooms, wow, alot of work went into that, I don't decorate that much anymore. Love all the pretty trees, they are definetly sparkly and magical! Hope your holidays are going well. I've been so busy and I'm sure you have been too. We sure got alot of COLD COLD RAIN this weekend, but up north, looks to be alot of snow!

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    1. We've got sunshine here today, but it's bitter cold Debbi. Yes I did decorate a lot of rooms but I did it a little at a time so it didn't feel overwhelming at all this year!

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  7. Love your decor!!! The lights are so elegant!

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    1. Thanks, Ellen - I seriously cannot get enough twinkle lights, it's ridiculous!!

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  8. I love your Christmas d├ęcor! It truly looks like a magical forest!

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    1. I love when I sit in my cozy chair and see lit trees all over the house, Penny!

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  9. Just beautiful! You’ve made your home a peaceful, warm and welcoming haven. I can never have enough twinkle lights throughout the winter!

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    1. We are obviously kindred spirits, Kimberly Marie! Some of the twinkle lights stay up year round....and I'll miss the others when I take them down after the holidays!

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  10. Debbie, I love your Christmas decorations! Everything looks so lovely. Your trees are gorgeous! I think it is so wonderful that you have an ornament from your childhood. I can't even remember ornaments that were on our tree when we were growing up nor do I know what happened to them all! Have a great day! Love and hugs!

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    1. Thanks, Benita!! I wish I had more of the ornaments off our family tree...my mom always made Christmas so special for us as kids, somehow even when times were very tough us kids never knew it! I have wonderful memories of our childhood Christmases, and I always tried to do the same for my kids.

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  11. Hi Deb,
    It all looks enchanting and pretty. I love that at least the one angel ornament from your family tree made it and is on your tree now. I lost a whole box of family ornaments in my last move. So sad. Have a great week as we slide on down to the big day. This time of year goes way too fast.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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    1. That's so sad, Kris! I remember when the girls were very small I was in the kitchen cooking and they crawled under the tree and knocked it over....I lost a lot of ornaments that year, but at least the girls were unhurt! Scared, but fine!

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  12. It looks beautiful at your place, Deb! I still love those curtains too.
    Brenda

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    1. Thanks, Brenda! Ivy would have a field day at my house knocking over trees!!

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  13. I love it all and you created a beautiful forest. Such a great treasure you have from your childhood. The red pops against your fireplace.

    I think we are all children at Christmas. Enjoy your forest

    Cindy

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    1. I think you're right, Cindy - we are all like children at Christmas! I even made my daughter watch The Grinch with me earlier in the season!!

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  14. Thank you for the Christmas tour of your house. It is so pretty. Your house is always so pretty no matter what the season! Merry Christmas! Nancy

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    1. Awwww, thank you Nancy! I kept the decor pretty simple but it's still lovely and festive!!

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  15. Your house looks so festive with all the twinkle lights! I love twinkle lights as well-- they really do make everything look magical. By the way I love your fireplace!

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    1. Thank you, Melissa! I fell in love with that stone fireplace the second I walked into the house....but the wood stove insert that was in it at the time was a disaster and had to be replaced!

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  16. It is absolutely a magical forest Christmas...so many beautiful trees. Makes me feel like taking everything down here and starting over. :) Your decorating is simple and beautiful, and simply beautiful!

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    1. Thank you Henny! Isn't that funny, I feel the same way when I bounce around blogland....I want to take everything down and start over! But then I sit in my chair by the fire and look around at all my twinkling trees and all is well in my world!

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  17. Beautiful tour of your home! I love all the twinkle lights and especially the ornament from your childhood. Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas!

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    1. And the very same to you, Pam! Thanks for your visit!!

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  18. Debbie, how perfect, and yes, it's definitely a magical forest Christmas! So smart to use only one tub - my hero! I really wanted to scale back, but failed miserably. But I definitely agree that the little lights can absolutely be the magic touch to any space, any season, but especially the dark days of late fall and winter. Your tree is beautiful in the family room, and the little trees and views of them from one room to the next are truly all that's needed.
    Have yourself a magical Christmas, Debbie!

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    1. The older I get the less I can stand clutter, Rita....plus since I work full time, do I really need to add all that extra work to my plate? The trees were easy, I put one up a night for a week which took only minutes a night, and the big one on the day after Thanksgiving. Easy peasy!

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