Colorado Christmas

Christmas is our favorite time of year, and we love to decorate for it, but this year we simplified things a bit and I must say we're going to keep it simple from here on out!

 

Our cookie plate from Anthropologie is one of my all time faves! Paired with a little deer in the snow vignette on a cupcake holder that I picked up on my trip to the Magnolia silos in Waco. And are those not the cutest Christmas tree drink stirs you've ever seen?!

Our cookie plate from Anthropologie is one of my all time faves! Paired with a little deer in the snow vignette on a cupcake holder that I picked up on my trip to the Magnolia silos in Waco. And are those not the cutest Christmas tree drink stirs you've ever seen?!

I LOVE the cream stockings I got on sale at Pottery Barn last year! I used fresh cedar garland {that I got at Home Depot} with cream felt ball garland, and white lights to make the mantel simple but festive.

I LOVE the cream stockings I got on sale at Pottery Barn last year! I used fresh cedar garland {that I got at Home Depot} with cream felt ball garland, and white lights to make the mantel simple but festive.

This little tree has the same felt ball garland as the mantel with mercury glass balls and I popped it in this floppy seagrass basket that I scored at Home Goods, I think it is just adorable!

This little tree has the same felt ball garland as the mantel with mercury glass balls and I popped it in this floppy seagrass basket that I scored at Home Goods, I think it is just adorable!

For me the wrapped gifts are part of the decor, I try to get presents in advance so I can get them wrapped and under the tree when we decorate for Christmas just after Thanksgiving.

For me the wrapped gifts are part of the decor, I try to get presents in advance so I can get them wrapped and under the tree when we decorate for Christmas just after Thanksgiving.

Vintage ball jars are the perfect containers for my little vignettes, I absolutely love the aqua glass! Thankfully my mom loves to shop estate sales and always scoops up good finds for me like these tiny gold deer and the vintage ball jars at a fraction of the cost that you would find them in the stores.

Vintage ball jars are the perfect containers for my little vignettes, I absolutely love the aqua glass! Thankfully my mom loves to shop estate sales and always scoops up good finds for me like these tiny gold deer and the vintage ball jars at a fraction of the cost that you would find them in the stores.

This year we bought a new artificial tree from IKEA, it's sparse which I think looks a little more realistic. I put it in a huge basket that I bought at a flea market a few years ago and it just makes the whole look. The "merry and bright" garland is one that I cut out of silver glitter scrapbook paper and it's been donned on the tree every year since. I kept the rest of the room our usual neutral and just let the tree be the spotlight.

This year we bought a new artificial tree from IKEA, it's sparse which I think looks a little more realistic. I put it in a huge basket that I bought at a flea market a few years ago and it just makes the whole look. The "merry and bright" garland is one that I cut out of silver glitter scrapbook paper and it's been donned on the tree every year since. I kept the rest of the room our usual neutral and just let the tree be the spotlight.