I had so much fun with our Fall Blog Hop that I couldn’t wait to team up with my friends to bring you a festive Christmas Hop. If you are coming over from Harper Home Designs welcome! We have a lot going on at The Abode. So don’t mind the mess and enjoy our Rustic Minimalist Christmas.
I’m finally getting around to that Christmas post I’ve been putting off. With the whirlwind of the change in our season of life, you can read all about that change here, I’ll admit that Christmas isn’t as grand as it once was. But I’m not hating that in the least. In fact, I’ve embraced the philosophy and have gone with a very simple Rustic Minimalist Christmas. So this year’s decor was kept to a minimum. Check out our very rustic minimalist Christmas below as our last big event in our first home. (tear)
Our tree is a 7 foot flocked beauty from King of Christmas. I actually saved money and went with an unlit tree. I would get so frustrated in the past when the lights start to go out and you’re left with bald spots on your tree. So I decided to just add the Christmas lights myself. A trick for adding lights is to wrap your tree in lights and then go back through and tuck them into the branches as you fluff the tree.
We used only rustic and red ornaments I already had on hand, making sure the tree itself was the star. And speaking of star, I decided against any sort of tree-topper this year. I love the little curly-que wisp at the top. It’s very Who!
I believe your gifts make just as equal of a statement to your Christmas tree. I love changing this up every year. I was digging buffalo checks for Christmas. Since I was on a minimalist approach, I incorporated this texture into our gift wrapping. My paper always comes from Hobby Lobby, I love the grid on the back for OCD people like me.
My tree this year stands on top of a large galvanized bucket and I’ve used a few of my favorite vintage pieces beneath the tree. Some wooden crates, a wooden ladder, and a vintage sled.
My mantle is my favorite to date. I’ve used this beautiful flocked garland I found at Wal-Mart for merely $12. For the stockings I’ve used these beautiful wooden name tags from Carpenter Farmhouse. Above the mantle is a wall of candlelit hoops I created and strung from the ceiling with command hooks. The warmth and glow it provides on winter nights is my favorite. My photography does not do it any justice.
On the other side, I’ve created a very simple piano using a green garland, amber bottles and my brass candlesticks. I felt the natural elements complimented the yellow piano well.
And that wraps up my Christmas. We kept it lite and simple to accommodate the busyness of listing our house. But I couldn’t not have Christmas of some sort. I know our Christmas may be lite, but head over to my friend Fiddle Leaf Interiors. I know she will have a beautiful display this season. Then check out a few of my friends below who have some amazing things happening in their homes this holiday season too.