Christmas Decorating 2011 vs. 2012 - The Kim Six Fix

Christmas Decorating 2011 vs. 2012

I know I already posted my home tour for Christmas this year, but bear with me on this post.  I was looking at my photos (which I have never posted here) and realized just how different the same decorations could look from year to year.  Last Christmas we had only been in the house about 3 months and were still in the process of moving in so the decor is much more low key.. I thought it was fun to compare and contrast how everything looks then and now. (Forgive the old photos, I was using my old point and shoot camera back then)

The living room in 2012:

 2011:
They look really similar.  Last year I went with red, green and gold.   But this year I went red and silver.  It is most obvious when you compare the mantlescapes:

2012:

2011:
 
I personally prefer my current mantle, but I do like the clusters of poinsettias from 2011.  And you can definitely see I like to use cheap plastic dollar store ornaments as vase filler.. I guess that never gets old.

2011:

2012:

Last year I only decorated one mantle (my formal living room) and so the stockings were hung there:

But this year I decorated both of my fireplaces, so the stockings were relegated to the kids' playroom:

The tree itself never changes.  I put on every ornament in my stash every year.  They hold so many memories and pulling them out, one by one, is a tradition that never gets old:

The dining room is pretty different this year.  I admit, although I like the chandelier more this year, overall I like the 2011 version better.  I think the gold and green against the gold walls is washed out.  The green and red (especially around the mirror) is a nice pop of color.

2012:

2011:

I was delighted with my 99 cent poinsettias both this year and last, but  I had to skimp out on my stairs since I used half of them around my fireplace last year. I still love the look:

2012:

2011:

And no matter how the rooms are decorated, there is NOTHING more beautiful than seeing my kids rush down the stairs on Christmas morning.  Here is my (then) 2 year old coming down for the first time. It makes me nostalgic to think she is going to be 3 when she walks down the stairs a few mornings from now.

Wow! How time flies!
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Christmas Decorating 2011 vs. 2012 Reviewed by TheKimSix Fix on 11:00 AM Rating: 5 I know I already posted my home tour for Christmas this year, but bear with me on this post.  I was...