Red and Green Holiday Decor
This year finds us returning to Red and Green Holiday Decor. I live in a beach cottage on a tiny island. The past several years, my Christmas decor has moved more and more toward an aqua and sand color palette. I love it for its calmness. But I wanted to return to a more traditional feel this year. So red and green it is…
When Wayfair challenged their Homemakers to share their Home for the Holidays, I thought this was a good time to jump in and flip the beachy Christmas with white lights and aqua Santas. HIMself loves the multi-colored lights he remembers from childhood. So I decided to surprise him by ordering several Christmas trees with the bright colored lights he loves. Decor for me is all about layered vignettes.
I am grooving on the downswept pine trees that I see in magazines and with my favorite farmhouse bloggers online. Although I will never be an all white decor person, I could incorporate those trees into my decor. I ordered a set of 3 Piece Natural Alpine Light Green Artificial Christmas Tree (4′, 3′, 2′) and one Natural Alpine Green Artificial Christmas Tree with Multi-Colored Lights from Wayfair.
Why So Many Trees?
Well, as you might have gotten wind of, we are downsizing. And I mean it this time. I am determined to have only two boxes of Christmas stuff at the end of the season. As much as I love decorating, I just didn’t feel like going overboard this year because we are visiting family over the holidays and won’t be home much. However, I wanted the feel of Christmas, so I thought it would be fun to arrange a set of trees on the table that we usually move to the garage to make way for the large tree.
These trees are super slim and so much fun! Plus they don’t need ornaments to look good. They fit beautifully on the table that sits in front of the window and acts as a desk most of the year. I didn’t want to move the table, so I ordered trees that would fit on top. Great idea. It makes such a beautiful vignette.
And look how great the Downswept Christmas Tree fits beside the mantle. This 5′ tree tucks in nicely in an awkward space between the fireplace and the rustic white handmade cabinet, which holds the television.
Thrifting Christmas – Red and Green Holiday Decor
The trees from Wayfair are my centerpiece and my focal point of Red and Green Holiday Decor this Christmas. The downswept trees did the trick of bringing in color and light and a little look of rustic whimsy that I embrace wholeheartedly. Yet I wanted something more. So I visited my local thrift stores and raided my closet for decor. Here are a few tips and tricks to achieve the look for less:
Thrifted Skirt Used as a Tree Skirt
I found this $3 wrap around plaid skirt with fringe and knew it would make a perfect Christmas tree skirt. I love how the fringe hangs.
Jacket as a pillow cover
This $2 felt sweater wraps a pillow beautifully to carry out the Red and Green Holiday Decor theme. The white throw was thrifted last year as was the chair.
Angel and Sign
I lucked into this beautiful Angel from Italy last year. She stays out all year long. The $4 Joy Peace and Love sign fits perfectly into the Red and Green Holiday Decor.
Christmas Stockings and Cherub Painting
I really fell in love with this $3 oversized stocking at the thrift store. Sadly, there was only one. That’s how thrifting goes. But it works so well on the table in front of the trees, doesn’t it? And the tall cherub painting was found earlier this year and adds so much to the vignette.
At another store I found these adorable Red and Green Christmas Stockings that were just $2 each. Score!
This Santa art print was a real score at just $2. It is by a regionally famous artist. Love. Love. Love that it works so well on the mantle and adds to the Red and Green Holiday Decor. I placed it in a $2 thrifted frame.
Naughty or Nice Book
I always had a Naughty or Nice Book when my children were young. I found this embossed leather book with a lock a few years ago. Now I use it each Christmas with my Grandchildren!! TEE HEE.
This vignette makes my heart sing. This hand carved Nativity Set was only $1. WOW!! The 3-tier Bavarian wooden carousel I found this Summer in Virginia for $4. It did not work. My oh-so-handy son was able to get it to turn and play the music in one afternoon.
Watching over this little niche is Rudolph. I saw a reindeer portrait on Instagram last week and I so wanted one. So I painted him this week on a $4 thrifted canvas I repurposed.
Reindeer – I love Reindeer
I collect reindeer. People give them to me and I look for them always at estate sales and thrift stores. I found this flying statue several years ago, and love him to pieces.
One Last Red and Green Vignette
My shabby red and green end table, thrifted years ago for $8, is another great place for a Red and Green Holiday Decor vignette. For me it is all about layering. Everything you see is a find except for the infant Jesus. He was a splurge item 2o some years ago and He stays on this table all year.
I added this $1 handmade paper tree to give more texture to the scene. Somebody cut all those squares of music paper to create this piece. It is just so awesome.
The glow of these trees makes the entire space feel so warm and inviting. I hope I have encouraged you to shop for Christmas trees and Red and Green Holiday Decor at Wayfair, and perhaps try your hand at thrifting. Wishing you a Happy Christmas Season and a Blessed New Year!