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December 2014

It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas

Written by Lindsay Ropella

Today I’m sharing some of my Christmas holiday decor because, well…why not? I love looking at how other people have decorated their homes on all my different social media platforms and getting some inspiration for my home for the following years.

Our holiday decor certainly isn’t worthy of the first page of #christmasdecor on Instagram (or the 10th page for the matter), but we really enjoy it and love having that holiday spirit represented in our household. As newlyweds, we can’t (and don’t want to) spend a lot of money on beautiful expensive decor, but we do like to have more unique and pretty pieces. Everything you see here was either gifted, thrifted, or purchased on clearance the week after Christmas from stores like Kirkland’s and Hobby Lobby for less than $3 a piece.

So if you’d like to see what our newlywed home looks like all spruced up for the holidays, then keep on reading!

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas here at the newlyweds! See our holiday decor for less, and how we stay decked out for Christmas on a budget!

My wonderful aunt gave me this adorable sign at the end of last Christmas, and so I was so excited to display it front and center this year, right on top of our 3 stockings.

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas here at the newlyweds! See our holiday decor for less, and how we stay decked out for Christmas on a budget!

I would like to think our tree looks much better than this in person….but maybe not. This tree was a hand-me-down from my parents the first Christmas Eric and I were married. This used to be their “basement tree” until all the kids were out of the house and they just stuck with the one on the main level. It’s worked well for us for the past 3 years, but we are hoping to find a nice one on Christmas clearance sales this year!

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas here at the newlyweds! See our holiday decor for less, and how we stay decked out for Christmas on a budget!

This was an ornament we received on our very first Christmas as newlyweds, and one of my favorites.

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas here at the newlyweds! See our holiday decor for less, and how we stay decked out for Christmas on a budget!

I purchased this fun sign at Kirkland’s a few days after Christmas last year. It was originally $10.00 but I was able to scoop it up for just 97 cents! We typically have a picture frame hanging hear the rest of the year, but when the tree goes up it has to come down (it’s kind of massive). Putting this sign on the rogue nail was a perfect fix!

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas here at the newlyweds! See our holiday decor for less, and how we stay decked out for Christmas on a budget!

I love having a fireplace to hang our stockings over this year. Last year we just had them hanging on a bookshelf, and that was L-A-M-E. Even if it is fake, I still love the look of it and the warmth for the winter!

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas here at the newlyweds! See our holiday decor for less, and how we stay decked out for Christmas on a budget!

This was another crazy Kirkland’s find. I think this sign was priced at $14.99, but I was able to get it for just $2.97 the day after Christmas!

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas here at the newlyweds! See our holiday decor for less, and how we stay decked out for Christmas on a budget!


Even our dining room got some holiday love…


 
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas here at the newlyweds! See our holiday decor for less, and how we stay decked out for Christmas on a budget!
 
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas here at the newlyweds! See our holiday decor for less, and how we stay decked out for Christmas on a budget!
 
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas here at the newlyweds! See our holiday decor for less, and how we stay decked out for Christmas on a budget!
 

So tell me – what is your favorite holiday decoration you own? Does it have any history to it, or is it a new item you are loving on?! Let me know in the comments below!
 

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  • http://www.thenewwifestyle.com/ chelsea

    it looks so festive, lindsay! i also love how thrifty you are with scoring many things the day and week after christmas! smart lady.

    • http://www.thenewlywednotebook.com/ Lindsay Ropella

      lol Thanks. :) When you don’t have a lot of extra money to spend on things like decorations, you have to get creative. ;)

  • http://www.elizabeth-loves.com/ Elizabeth T

    I love how thrifty you are, Lindsay!! We scored quite a few great Christmas deals on Black Friday but I can’t wait to scour the shelves after Christmas too….oh, and make it back to the mainland for some serious Hobby Lobby shopping!

    • http://www.thenewlywednotebook.com/ Lindsay Ropella

      Why is Hobby Lobby so amazing? I’m pretty sure I will always be obsessed. :) Black Friday is a great idea too! I haven’t really ever shopping for decor on BF, but I will have to think of it next year! Let me know if you find any fun things after Christmas!

  • Sarah K.

    LOVE! Your house looks beautiful for the holidays and I am so glad I got to see it in person! I think your pieces are very unique and great finds. We got our new tree last year the day after Christmas at Kohl’s…marked down to $49.00 from $250.00. Prelit and awesome so there is an idea for you! I adore Stella’s stocking!!

    • http://www.thenewlywednotebook.com/ Lindsay Ropella

      Thank you! And thanks for the tip – we will definitely have to check them out after Christmas this year! I love Stella’s stocking too…she definitely has the best one!

  • http://prettyinteriorblog.blogspot.com Jeanette Foss

    It looks really pretty:)

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    • http://www.thenewlywednotebook.com/ Lindsay Ropella

      Thank you! :)

  • http://www.walkingdotphotography.com/ Walking Dot Photography

    We definitely only have a tiny tree and a few vases of pinecones/ornaments scattered around, but I love how it’s made our small apartment more festive and am looking forward to slowly picking up some nice decorations in the years to come!
    xox
    giedre

    • http://www.thenewlywednotebook.com/ Lindsay Ropella

      I totally think just even a few decorations can make such a difference!! Even just a bit can really get you into the holiday spirit and change your whole mood! It’s nice to slowly incorporate things as you find them, but simple things make such a difference as well!

  • Paige Gunter

    Lindsay, I love this! Your home looks so warm and Christmasy! That ornament is amazing. What a wonderful gift to have received. Is that a Baby’s Christmas ornament on the tree (the panda bear with the candy cane)? I have the exact same one! My mother let me have mine last year when Justin and I got married. :)

    • http://www.thenewlywednotebook.com/ Lindsay Ropella

      LOL YES!! I think it was maybe my first or second Christmas ornament? Crazy that I still have it! It’s so fun to unpack old ornaments and the memories that go along with them. :)

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