Rose Home Holiday Tour
It has been a while… Time to give this blogging thing another shot. I enjoy writing, so why not? What is holding me back? Time? Commitment? Priorities? Likely all of the above, but the truth is I have the time. I certainly have more time than the average blogger has to write- mad respect for those ladies and gents who write blogs almost daily. That is an insane amount of work. For now, I will attempt to do a few a month. Starting now! We are well into December, my Christmas spirit is in full swing, and I want to share my holiday décor tips and some photos! Consider it a ‘mini holiday home tour’ of our ‘not officially mini because it is around 1k square foot but still feels super tiny’ home.
Team real? Team fake? I am team real but fake is easier so I bought a fake tree. Yep. This is actually Jordan and I’s first tree together! We have always traveled for the holidays and just didn’t ‘bother’ with it. I was determined to spread Christmas cheer around the house this year, so I had to have a tree! Since our house is pretty small, and we have a small living room + entry combo, I had to find a skinny tree. I lucked out at TJMaxx with a three foot diameter by seven foot tall, pre-lit (epitome of lazy) tree for $100, find similar HERE.
Yes, our tree is our own version of the leaning tower of Rose. Tree skirt is actually a vintage Turkish rug that had damage, so I repurposed!
I wanted to go mostly neutral with the tree décor, so I stuck with golds and creams and a few gray ornaments in different textures (most from HomeGoods, Target, or TjMaxx). Some glass, some faux fur, some glittery gold faux pinecones, and a few ‘meaningful’ pieces. One of the most meaningful ornaments is the heart ornament. It was handmade by a patient for me- I will keep this treasure forever! The macramé snowflake is also a lovely addition, handmade by Katie of Loops&Petals (shop her Etsy store here)! She is the sweetest and can whip up anything you want out of macramé. Anything. The little wooden and yarn sheep (from Target- similar here) is for my niece, I plan on wood-burning her name into the backside of it. The wooden bead garland is sold out at Target, but find similar here.
Obviously I would love and prefer real greenery, but I will admit I went with fake on this too. Found some beautiful flocked garland with pinecones and twinkle lights at TjMaxx (similar here). I also snagged some beautiful eucalyptus style garland at TjMaxx (similar here and here). The rest of the garland is vintage- from my grandmother. She decided she wasn’t going to do as much decorating this year and let me have some of her extra garland!
The macramé dream catcher (by Bonfire Heart Co- shop her Etsy here) in the guest bedroom that I added greenery to may be my favorite. I love the texture, and it fills the space beside the bed nicely (in my opinion).
Vintage floral art from Wicker and Wonder- if you’re hunting for any vintage objects or brass candlesticks she is your girl (Etsy shop here)!
To add the scent of Christmas and all things wonderful and jolly, I found several candles- my favorites is the Winter Pine scent by OkCollective! Check out their shop here. The rest are from TjMaxx as well!
How cute is this candle by OkCollective? Damn cute. Mini persian rug coasters are from my girl Katie at Loops and Petals, sourced from World Market (find here)!
That wraps up my quick holiday tour, I hope you enjoyed it and thanks for stopping by!
Let me know what your favorite holiday décor item is for your own home!