First, a quick confession – I am the type that gets all excited about Christmas pretty much in November. Basically, as soon as the stores start spraying holiday cheer and evergreens everywhere, I bust out the Christmas songs and seasonal everything – I love it! Especially here in Canada, it’s a perfect way to brighten up our terrible winters a little bit 🙂 So it should come as no surprise that I quickly decided to brighten up our apartment with some Christmas decor, especially since this is the first year we have room for a tree!
I started off simple, with elegant red tall candles in glass holders on our dining table. Tall candles and tapers always seem so lovely to me, and I love the bright red colour of these. (Candles, candleholders, and tray all from Ikea)
For the coffee table, I splurged a bit on a fabulous bowl, which will be perfect for all seasons, so it was more than worth it! I’ve had my eye on this bowl for over 2 years now, so I know I’ll love it for a while. To add seasonal cheer, I filled it with some bright ornaments. This look is simple, easy to pull together, and very festive!(Bowl and ornaments from Ikea)
And now for the star of our show – our very first Christmas tree! About a month ago, there was a big sale on at Canadian Tire when they rolled out their trees and holiday decor, so off we went and picked out this beautiful prelit tree! We also picked up a few ornaments there, and some more at Ikea. Here are some close-ups of our picks beyond the basic ball ornaments:
At Canadian Tire, we picked up this beautiful sparkly pink swan, silver deer’s head, and this adorable snowman! And of course, my lovely little Starbucks cup – not only for my love of their delicious concoctions, but also an ode to many sweet memories spent with friends over coffee ❤
And at Ikea, we got this sweet teddy bear and rocking horse in a 2-pack, as well as a 4-pack of silver tasselled ornaments, and a 4-pack of white ornaments with silver design. The silver star tree topper was also an Ikea purchase!
So our home has been filled with cheer since early November, with a lovely tree, ornaments, and Christmas music filling the air, though I figured I’d wait until December to post about it! How are you guys decorating for the holidays? Any earlybirds like me?