No Christmas tree? No Christmas tree! Jolly remix for Christmas.

The Christmas tree has been part of the Christmas tradition for a long time. Though traditional, we don’t have to decorate with it every year.

Welcome to my home – this is the first Christmas we will be celebrating since downsizing to a patio home. Since storage is at a premium, – in choosing special, holiday keepsakes, I opted for a few unique statement pieces versus traditional Christmas ornaments.

Following my personal love of nutcrackers and elves; this year, I used an oversized nutcracker as the feature decoration for my home and skipped the tree altogether! I wanted to draw attention to the ceiling beams.

I set the giant nutcracker, that has been part of my children’s Christmas for many years, on top of a round table for additional height. He is the first thing you see as you enter the home.

The table is draped with a decorative table cover to make it more dramatic and give weight and presence to it. A large wreath at the nutcracker’s feet was added for filler and decorated with greenery to cover the table top.

Finishing touches: I added festive apple-green, and traditional red & gold ball ornaments along with some cherry branches for texture and another pop of Christmas color.

-The table with the nutcracker looks like a giant cupcake in the room- I love it.

An open floor plan means Christmas decorations can spill over into other rooms – deciding on a theme and a color scheme helps unite your look.

The dinning area and kitchen were decorated with some bowls filled with ornaments and greenery.

You can find Christmas wreaths everywhere and in any theme. For the exterior I wanted mine to be special to me, so I made my own.

I layered two twig wreaths for bulk and added 3 different ribbons, greenery & cherry branches and finished it off with a nutcracker as the centerpiece of the wreath. I love how it turned out.

I hope you are inspired to make your own personalized wreath and give some of the traditions a twist this year. Merry Christmas,

As always, remember to have fun and make it beautiful!

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