If you’re hopping over from Honey We’re Home, then virtual high five, pull up a seat and help yourself to some hot cocoa! I have a tray of it all ready for you. (Cyber entertaining is the best!) Thanksgiving’s over and Christmas is in T-minus 24 days (Hanukkah’s in 15 days so you’re down to the wire!). Do you ease into these holidays or go for broke and set up 12 trees in one weekend with a light display set up to the Messiah chorus?
I’m an easer-inner. With the kids, it’s nice to introduce things bit by bit, so Bee’s Welcome To the Season tour is perfect for me! We used to have a big giant robust foyer, but ever since our addition last summer, we have a daintier (cozier) space. Meaning… I don’t have too much space for holiday bells and whistles.
This season, I’ve been big into greenery as an anchor to my holiday vignettes. For my foyer arrangement, I found these Norfolk Island pines at Home Depot for $4 or something. I had the larger green planter, but found the fun oversized coffee mug for the smaller one at Homegoods. Some moss tucked around the base of the plant makes it much softer and prettier in my opinion. That wreath was from Ikea and I love the sweet lights it provides (although they call it a window display so don’t search for “wreath” over at Ikea).
These mushrooms are from Terrain (although mine were sold individually) and the sweet woodland squirrel was with the holiday ornaments at TJMaxx.
I collect Santas like this and the log cabin was plucked from our ornament stash.
One thing I always have on hand during the holidays are scented candles. This one on the foyer table creates a warm ambiance the minute someone walks in the door. And that cloche was another Homegoods score.
This whole vignette is just a little hint of Christmas to greet visitors when they step into our typically chaotic home. I made the mistake of hanging these flea market bells from this door and the kids get their jingle on regularly.
Head over to the ever amazing Dena at Hearts and Sharts to see what she’s done to welcome folks into her casa. And then go visit all the other amazing entryways:
Windgate Lane/ Desert Domicile/ At Home With The Barkers/ Gourley Girl and Guy/ Our Southern Home/ Hi Sugarplum/ Thrifty Decor Chick
Tune in next week for a full peek at our holiday decor…
Michele @ The Joyful Home says
Hi, Charlotte! I came over from Honey We’re Home and am so glad I did. I love your entry vignette and will be hunting for those Norfolk pines at Home Depot today 🙂
Oh yay!!! So glad to meet you, Michele, and YES… go get the pines!!! They’re like $4!! And such a fun holiday touch!
Christy @ Our Southern Home says
I absolutely love your foyer! It is so calming. I love how you continued the neutral Christmas theme. That skiing Santa is precious. I need to make a trip to Home Depot for the trees. Merry Christmas! ~Christy
Thanks, Christy! I’ll trade my foyer for your porch!! 🙂 I’m tempted to get more of those trees…. $4, baby!
Sonya~At Home with The Barkers says
Such a lovely entryway! The hint of the holidays there is perfect and I love those little trees. ~Sonya
Thanks, Sonya! With such a small space, I had to keep it simple. 🙂
Love it! I love that you surrounded the tree with that Ikea wreath- so pretty! and your chandy in there is gorgeous! xoxo
Ikea makes everything more cozy… it seemed only fitting!
Caitlin @ Desert Domicile says
Oh, I love those bells! I have a feeling our dogs would have a field day with them though haha
HAHA! Enough to drive you crazy! Thankfully the kids race by them 9 times out of 10!
I want to come over. That is not exclusive to this post, but the Christmas vibe just increases my longings to hang out with you. <3
ROAD TRIP!!! The Gourley bedroom is already to go!!
Jennifer Ely says
I likes the use of your greenery. It was so elegant.
Thanks, Jennifer! I love trying to keep plants alive around the house… 🙂
Gorgeous! Love the bells!
I know! I’d been looking for some at the flea market for ages… some are stupid expensive!