With Emmett on the move, I didn’t get too crazy with the Christmas decorations in our entryway. But I did decorate the table just inside our front door and my vintage dresser.
When it came to the entryway table, I decided to work with the blue-gray color of the table and go with gray and white Christmas decorations.
I’ve been collecting these silver and white cone trees for years. I like how they don’t take up much space when stacked and stored away. They’re also pretty timeless, in my opinion. I feel the same way about the white ceramic houses from Target. I moved our wedding photo to the bottom shelf on the table and added some feather-covered trees I’ve had for years.
To light up the houses, I used a strand of battery-operated fairy lights. I stuck some lights in each house so they can glow at night. The battery pack is hidden under the silver tree on the left. I’m also hiding a reed diffuser in the white tree on the right. Sneaky, sneaky.
I kept my vintage dresser (my mom and her twin sister shared it as kids) pretty simple. The dresser is the prime spot for my ceramic Christmas tree my late aunt Pat made for my grandparents in 1980. I displayed our Christmas cards on this star-shaped holder in the same spot as last year. I’m starting to get concerned people didn’t update our new address, even though I put it front and center on last year’s Christmas card and included a blurb on the back that we built a house and moved, because we haven’t gotten our usual amount of cards this year.
I love this tree for two reasons. The first being that my Aunt Pat, my dad’s older sister who passed away when I was 10, made it. When she wasn’t working as a nurse at a boarding school, she was painting ceramics. She made my brother and I our own ceramic trees that my mom would put in our bedrooms every Christmas. And secondly, because it reminds me of my Grandma June’s and Grandpa Bob’s (although he was just “Grandpa” to me) house at Christmastime. Grandma June would always display it in their living room. So to me, it’s not just a tree– it’s remembering special people.
Here’s the white tree with blue bulbs Aunt Pat made for me.
One of the cool things about having a family of your own is starting traditions, which is why I bought this plate a couple years ago. I wanted a special plate the kids could set out for Santa’s cookies. This will be our first year using it because Owen finally gets the whole Santa thing. And since we never have milk in our house, I guess we’ll have to leave him some bottled water or something.