Greetings! I’m joining 26 other bloggers this week sharing My Home Style: Christmas Tree Edition. Our lovely hostess is my talented friend Stephanie from Casa Watkins Living. If you are coming from Southern State of Mind, a special hello!! Up to Date Interiors is an interior decorating blog featuring renter friendly DIYs, decorating tips, and the Love Your Space challenge (which is now in book form!).
My before picture is from a short two weeks ago. If you are new here, we are a USMC family stationed abroad in Japan. We just moved into a traditional Japanese rental on mainland from Okinawa.
It’s such a little house that it only took a couple of days to unpack and a weekend to get everything set up. (If you are curious about my decorating process, sign up for my free 5 day email decorating course!) We are downsizing a bit so I decided to downsize our tree too. This year we are only using the top 2 thirds of our seven foot tree which you can see in last year’s My Home Style: Christmas Tree Edition.
I incorporated some of my DIY ornaments and added in a growing collection of oriental fans.
Some of them were purchased at the local “dollar” store and a couple of them were gifts. Instead of using garland, I filled in the gaps with flowers and pine tree sprigs I had on hand.
I found a darling wood rocking horse at an antique store in NC for $5 a few years back. He’s saving a spot for presents under the tree.
I hope you enjoyed our tree! If you want to recreate the look I found resources for some of the key pieces (if it’s not exact, it’s similar).
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Next on the tour is Lovely Ect. I’ll meet you over there!