Our Holiday Decor
Looking for some holiday decor you saw used in my home? It’s all here! This is a simple list of sources and photos of everything we use.
This post includes new photos and older photos; as long as holiday items are in stock they will be included.
Our 4 Full Size Christmas Trees
We have had 4 different faux trees, listed below.
Our New 2021 Tree
I bought this 9ft tree this week. I was comparing it to trees from Balsam Hill. But this tree has 150+ five start reviews, plenty of photos where it looks beautiful, and most importantly 1500 lights. I’ll share more in November when we have it set up!
Our Previous Living Room Tree
We went faux for our main Christmas tree in our living room a few years ago. Cleaning up the mess of real trees was not worth it for me. WE LOVE OUR TREE. The value for a full and lifelike tree under $300 cannot be beat!
Our ceilings are 9 ft here.
This beautiful tree is prelit and has several sizes/options. (As a guide, you want between a foot and a foot and a half between your tree and ceiling so you can fit a topper without looking squished). We love this tree – it’s full and the branches are realistic. The price is awesome!
IT DOES REQUIRE FLUFFING! Devote time to fluffing each branch alllll the way out, one by one.
Here it is in 2020:
The blueberry picks are here from Amazon – I love navy on a Christmas tree. The Merry and Bright sign is from Target but not listed online. Maybe you can find that in store.
I used these battery operated candles on them. They clip onto branches and have a remote that turns them all off/on.
I also hang these Christmas tree fragrance sticks – they smell like a tree.
Our Second, Smaller Tree
The white fur skirt is no longer sold – but here is one just like it.
This 6 ft tree is a Noble Fir from King of Christmas – a skinny, trendy tree. The smaller tree in the foyer makes for a welcoming, festive entrance for guests.
If I are to buy this tree again though, I would actually like these trees better; a similar style but they have longer branches and a more interesting shape:
Our Flocked Tree
In our bedroom we have our flocked Christmas tree from King of Christmas. The flocking does a fairly ok job of staying in place. It is a narrow tree but if you puff out the branches you can mostly hide the trunk.
You can see where the flocking has fallen off – it’s a few years old.
ANOTHER flocked tree that is an AMAZING (better?!?) alternative (and I was so tempted to buy this year – even though I was told 3 trees was enough!) is this long needle green pine tree. I love the long natural needles on this one! I wish wish wish I had a place for this!
Three other beautiful trees to consider:
Outdoor Mini Trees
The small prelit trees I have in the blue pots are perfect for a porch! They are made by Nearly Natural and available on Amazon, and those beautiful blue planters are what I have them in. I absolutely love them and the little white lights. Another good Amazon tree that I just ordered for my side porch is this guy. I’ll be putting him in this basket here.
These faux wreaths are from our 2020 Holiday Porch- scroll down to see more and all my wreaths. These are my favorites though, they are huge and lovely! The owner of the Etsy shop allows you to choose your ribbon if you care to customize it (I did). The code CHRISSY will give you a discount on her shop.
The mat is no longer sold from McGee, it looks like it was replaced with this one.
Christmas Tree Collar / Skirt
We use this pretty woven collar on our big tree- this guy does sell out every year in late November. Trust me, I had to drive an hour away to a store to grab the last one two years ago! (Pottery Barn has an even prettier version, and Target has a cheaper alternative but it doesn’t ship.)
If you are looking for a faux garland read this post about the best garlands– along with images of how they look in real people’s homes.
This year I am using everyone’s favorite garland year after year, the Faux Cedar Garland. Cedar hangs really beautifully – you can’t beat that natural look! It can be moved around to fluff itself out but honestly I prefer layering it to bulk it up – I used 3 of the 6ft garland in this photo for the extra full look below.
You an also lay it asymmetrically – this might work if you don’t have quite enough to make it look full.
Shop garland here:
I did create a massive garland last year out of several pieces of garland attached together, and hung it over the fireplace. You can read the DIY Tutorial here.
High Quality Garlands:
All our wreaths – indoor and outdoor below.
Our Indoor Wreaths
It actually came with a red felt (see below!).
Beautiful boxwood wreaths inside windows bring the magic inside.
To hang wreaths on the windows, I just stuck are 3-5lb command hooks on the center of windows, pressed them in for 30 seconds, and left them alone for an hour. Later, come back and hang your wreath.
Ours are no longer made sadly but below are similar.
This was our porch the previous year of 2019 – our wreaths are no longer sold.
I added those oversized cow bells to my wreath, (they come in brass here), with a velvet ribbon. You can use a velvet ribbon in lots of places in your home during the holidays (bows on garlands, gifts, the back of chairs, tied on Christmas tree branches, etc.).
The little trees are no longer sold. The pretty birch logs are from Target.
Below are some cute wreaths – don’t settle for the cheaply made ones! Here are some favorites:
Ornaments and Decor
Our large white washed wood beaded garland.
More Favorite Tree Ornament Pieces:
These cream stockings are a nice break from all the green and red. They are great quality, soft and thick!
I accentuated the stockings with this pretty gold leaf ornament, no longer sold. Here is similar. I leave the cream stockings up until a few days before Christmas and then let the kids grab their “fun” stockings.
The kids would obviously rather pull out their PBK Quilted Stockings. We chose not to monogram them because the kids like to trade off.
A Splurgable Stocking:
If you are looking for something really special, you might like these velvet quilted stockings from Frontgate. Gorgeous.
Other Favorite Stockings:
Grab a whole set at one: