My love for decorating my home for Christmas comes from my mom. From the time I was little she would deck our home out in beautiful and festive Christmas decor just before Thanksgiving so we could enjoy it all season long.
One of the most distinct memories I have as a child is helping my mom decorate for Christmas. One year in particular that stands out…We were listening to Natalie Cole’s Christmas song, ‘Caroling, Caroling’ and I was helping her pull out ornaments from this black and gold leather chest. I think it’s the smell that burned this moment into my memory forever. The chest and all of the decor inside smelled of a peppermint/pine needle scent and I have never been able to forget it. It’s one of my most favorite memories.
I want Isla Rose and Jackson to have similar memories so I’m carrying on the tradition and decorating my home before Thanksgiving as well! Here is a look at how this years decor turned out! I got my trees and my decorations from Tai Pan Trading and the elves at Gatehouse no. 1 came and styled everything.
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Trees and Christmas Decor: Tai Pan c/o
Decor Styling: Gatehouse No. 1
Sugar Cookies and Cake: Sweet Tooth Fairy
Dining Table: Restoration Hardware
End Chairs: Restoration Hardware
Green Velvet Pillows: McGee & Co. c/o
Book Shelves: Pottery Barn Teen
Rug, Navy Sofa, Leopard Chair, Grey Writing Desk: Gatehouse No. 1
Bar Stools: Restoration Hardware
Little Table and Chairs: Restoration Hardware
Mini Kitchen Set: Pottery Barn Kids c/o
Isla and Jackson’s PJ’s: Kickee Pants c/o
Photos by Lindsay Salazar.