Christmas at the Smith’s Bella Nido is by far our most highly anticipated holiday of the year. I personally love the wonderful traditions that fill my heart and make this holiday all the more special. The large presence of celebratory decor that fill homes all over the world is exciting. I mean, who can’t love the tradition of planting a tree (real or faux) smack dab in the middle of your family room? This year, here at Bella Nido, we went for a somewhat minimalistic look. Nothing too fancy! No big bows or heavy gilded pieces. Just simple greenery, a little color, and lots of soft creamy textures.
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Christmas at the Smith’s Bella Nido
So, if you’re new to the blog then WELCOME to our Bella Nido. Bella Nido means “beautiful nest” in Italian. Thinking of naming your home? Read my blog How to Name Your Home for ideas on how to come up with the best name for your own sweet abode.
One sweet red berry and pine wreath hung on our stove hood took center stage in the kitchen. I added fresh pine to our Hinkley lights and placed a fresh pinkish-red poinsettia on the island.
Just off to the left of my kitchen is my dinette. I found this really great wooden tray for a fabulous price and I filled it with fresh pine and colorful ornaments.
I snipped a large pine branch and hung it across my large picture window.
My mom passed down her vintage glass ornaments many, many years ago. Aside from her hand-painted ornaments from when my brother and I were just babies, these are one of my favorites to decorate around each year. I simply secured the ornaments with fishing line to make it easier to adjust the length.
No, it’s not Rudolph, I promise! I love switching up our Pottery Barn Toulouse secretary desk every season. Vintage books are a total weekness of mine. I dream about the many stories these books could tell and the people who held each one before it made its way into my home. I also have a true love for history. You’ll see that most of my books have some historical value. This time the red and green books had a chance to shine.
Just a simple little coffee table setting with fresh pine, more vintage books and 3 flickerless candles from Pottery barn.
I draped our mantel with simple red berry and pine garland that I found here.
My most favorite Christmas decor addition this year is the chenille pom-pom garland that my daughter and I made together.
Here’s another peak at our tree trimmed with chenille garland at night!
Last, I had to share this final home decor photo with you! My house sits up on a hill that overlooks many little towns here in Upstate New York. One of my favorite moments to ending the evening is when I turn off the interior lights and watch the town lights twinkle below. It’s such a beautiful view.
Sincerest Thank YOU
I want to thank you all for your genuine support and love. More nights than not I go to bed thanking my God for all that I have been blessed with and the many who have helped me get to where I am today. Curating a blog has always been a dream of mine and I am sincerely thankful that you have chosen to take this journey with me.
From my Bella Nido to yours, the Smith family wishes you all a very Merry Christmas!
Christmas at the Smith’s Bella Nido was first seen on MyCasaDiBella.com.