This post is presented in partnership with MacKenzie-Childs
I have a confession… I’m a Big. Huge. Utter. Thanksgiving decor skipper. I said it. I am sorry but once it’s November, I am ready for Christmas. Thanksgiving is nice and all - I love seeing my family and who doesn’t love good ole American Thanksgiving food!? You’d have to be crazy. But as long as I can remember, I love enjoying some turkey and pumpkin roll next to a twinkling tree. They really go together like peanut butter and jelly so November 1st, the tree is up and I have no shame.
So here I am sharing a little early Christmas love on the blog and I hope you love it! I was inspired when I visited the MacKenzie-Childs headquarters last March and I toured the farmhouse. They had just remodeled the front living room and I fell in love with it. The colors, the mixed patterns, the softness - it was just beautiful. I spotted the Patisserie Stripe Pillow and I knew right then I wanted to incorporate the colors into my home this year. I thought Christmas would be the perfect time!
Funny how one small pillow can inspire an entire holiday season of decor around here, but that is just how my brain works. I started thinking about how it had a Parisian look and feel and wanted to build from there. I began pulling together all the tones: aqua, pink, gold, and black and white of course.
I began with these beautiful ornaments from the Silver Lining Collection by MacKenzie-Childs that paired perfect with this year’s theme:
You can find all my tree trimmings here:
A slight change that made a big impact on this room was moving my gold window-pane mirrors to the window seat. To fill the corner, I used this beautiful Blushing Vase from MacKenzie-Childs with just a few flocked branches.
Mini trees are the simplest way to fill in holes in your room, I placed these mini trees in the new MacKenzie-Childs Silvered Check Glass Hurricane vases. I’ve moved these around a few times - they are so versatile and look gorgeous with twinkling lights or a large candle in them too!
Moving across the room, this is MY corner. I love to sit here in between the twinkling tree and the warm fire with maybe a little one on my lap and a warm drink nearby. Finding those moments to sit by the fireplace and just enjoy this season is crucial in getting through a Pacific Northwest winter (brrrr).
Of all the fireplaces I’ve decorated over the years in my home, this is my favorite mantel I think I’ve ever done. My actual mantel and fireplace (sans decor) is quite plain and simple. So when Christmas comes around, I love to fill it all up with the prettiest trimmings and details.
If you remember last year’s Christmas, my classic red and green stockings just weren’t going to do the job this year so I went fancy with these gorgeous hand-beaded Silver Lining Stockings from MacKenzie-Childs. The beads reflect the tree lights and just sparkle beautifully. Another new addition is the gorgeous Silver Lining Wreath. The entire Silver Lining Collection is just stunning and a collection that any one of us can incorporate into any color scheme.
Another little detail I love to add in corners of the home are bowls full of baubles and twinkling lights. Below I used one of my favorite pieces, the MacKenzie-Childs Cabbage Rose Serving Bowl with some mercury glass ornaments and lights. I think Lewis likes the ambiance too ;)
I hope you have enjoyed taking a mini tour around my home today. I love this season if you can’t tell already and just want to share a little bit of my passion with you. I’m wishing you all a beautiful holiday season this year with lots of blessings and luck in the new year too!