Every year I try to develop some type of holiday theme so that my decorations are fresh and different. My mother always festooned our home the same way year after year. To be honest, I found that comforting because each of us kids had our favorite ornaments or decorations that we liked to help display.
After several decades of primping the house for the holidays, my mother’s approach to sameness is becoming more appealing to me. With that in mind, I’m going to use most of what I have on hand already; I’ll just use it in a different way. You can expect to see ornaments from one of last year’s trees throughout my home this year, but in a new way.
This year I’ll resurrect my wooden ball garland, which is now on sale at West Elm. It has a Scandinavian vibe but can be used with almost any type of holiday styling.
Even though I said I wasn’t going to buy a lot of new Christmas décor this year, I did purchase this sweet little partridge from West Elm for the top of my tree. Some of my tree toppers are so heavy and difficult to balance. I hope this one is lighter and easier to work with.
When I was a kid, we never had an advent calendar in the house. I was really disappointed when I found out about them from friends who enjoyed their little surprise each day leading up to Christmas. Sigh. I don’t know why my parents never used one. Anywho, I think this wooden tree advent calendar is pretty sweet.
Not all Christmas decor is on sale at West Elm, but I’m only showcasing items that are on sale for a limited time, like this pretty magnolia wreath and garland. Also, there’s more options than what you’ll find here today.
Christmas Decor from West Elm:
Click or tap on any of the images below for buying information. You can view all their holiday decorations here.