Well, it’s officially of the mad dash of the holiday season, right? With the bathroom renovation working us over time, I am already feeling the pinch. But that doesn’t mean I haven’t already had my eye on some items to fill in the last must-have slots to fill our holiday decorated home. Today, I have done a lot of the work for you, and put together this list of Christmas Entertaining and Decorating must-haves. Some of these are trends I am looking forward to incorporating this year and others are creative ideas I have been able to incorporate the last few years. In the blogging world, we have to start early so that you don’t have to.
Even though I wasn’t able to do a home tour last year, this year is going to be better than ever, so keep an eye out for that right after Thanksgiving.
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The Best Garland
I was on a serious hunt last year for garland. I wanted full, fresh looking, and affordable. Something that I could throw up on the mantle and not have to decorate myself, but was also full and merry. This garland is no-kidding, the perfect garland! Very realistic, very full, and there are even a few different styles to choose from if you want a snow kissed look, a heavenly magnolia garland, or a glam metallic. Check out all the beautiful options and they are on sale. While I did get them on sale last year, they did go fast so don’t wait till after Christmas to order.
How fun is this retro letterboard? I have one just waiting to go up on the gallery wall this season. Although not specifically for christmas, add these red letters and you can make cute merry messages all season long. Makes a great Christmas Countdown for the kiddos too. They come in many shapes and sizes so you definitely check them out.
Hearth and Hand from Magnolia
This list couldn’t go without at least one mention from the new Magnolia Line at Target. The quaint plaid stockings and the House Log Holder are awesome! I’m probably going to say something I shouldn’t here, because I love Joanna’s style as much as the next person, but I wasn’t quite impressed with the options for the holiday decor. Maybe I missed the memo. For instance, I was loving the little cocoa set until I realized that they are wooden toys. And this Santa Mailbox is perfect to festive up any corner, but it seems to be sold out. Never fear, I found this wall mounted mailbox at a pretty good price and it would be easy to decorate.
Christmas Dining and Entertaining Must-Haves
I don’t have a huge budget each year for Christmas decorating so I am always stretching and building. Multi-purpose plain white plates that work year round are a good start. This year’s goal is highlighting the dining room with a few select finds like these:
- Modern Christmas Tree Wood and White Board
- Beautiful Snowflake Napkin Rings
- Crystal Ball Glimmer Strings
- Faux Silver Jackfruit Tree
The Best Trends in Christmas Decorating
Most of these items are ones I already have in my home and I love things that will coordinate with a classic, slightly nostalgic style. Of course, plaid has made a comeback in recent years and I am always loving a snowy natural scene in my foyer. Here are just a few of my favorite items from around the marketplace.
- Large Tree Farm Sign
- Customized Santa Sack
- Embroidered Pinecone Tree Skirt
- Classic Velvet Quilted Stocking with Monogram
- Retro Linen Black and White Plaid Pillow
- Tartan Neutral Plaid Pillow
- 2 Piece Decorative Bucket Set
If you are looking for some more budget-friendly crafts to decorate the home, check these out:
- Merry and Bright Christmas Sign – Free File!
- Christmas Stenciled Tea Towels
- Christmas Treat Tree
- Paper Advent Calendar
Hope you enjoyed these finds as much as I do!