Homes with lights galore and oversized Santa’s in the front yard are awesome. Homes with garlands and ornaments hanging from staircases are beautiful. And homes with kitsch holiday display towels in kitchens and bathrooms make me super happy. However, I’m not one of these people.
I’m not a scrooge, but I can only handle so much holiday decor in my house for so long before I get an OCD flare up. I minimally decorate a few key zones and I’m good to go.
A wreath on the front gate of course.
Another wreath and small vignette outside the front door. These shiny wreaths are my favorite.
The entry way. I found this simple tin tree at Walmart and I think it’s kind of perfect.
Some tartan flower napkin holders as decor.
My dining table centerpieces. This first pic is my normal centerpiece. What makes it holiday is the items I choose to feel the teak bowl with. This season it’s pomegranates and pomanders.
Here’s the downstairs table centerpiece. I wanted this to be bigger with 3 berry wreaths and more reindeer, but money constraints prevented it. It will be next year purchases for sure.
Another recent purchase is this reindeer. I’m still working out where his best location in the house will be.
And yet another, smaller, shiny wreath along with a light up JOY sign on the bar…very appropriate.
A poinsettia or two strategically placed at the front door and inside the house. (Any comments about the plant in the head? I can’t decide if I like it or not…)
Last, but not least, a tree. This year it’s lights only and I love the way it looks.
Most Mexicans leave their Christmas decor/lights up through January 6th, Dia de Reyes (Day of the Kings). I might live in Mexico, but I’m still a “It all comes down the day after Christmas” type of gal.