A Very Carrie Christmas

Since we’re only a few days away from Christmas, I thought I’d share my holiday décor with you! I’m really happy with the festive way our little carriage house turned out for the occasion! To see the living room-dining room before the holidays, check out my last post here.

Last year, we were in the middle of renovations over Christmas and didn’t decorate, but this year, we made up for it! First of all, I ordered the tallest tree I could find on Bôsapin.com – I discovered them through a friend’s Instagram Stories.

I couldn’t believe how affordable it was compared to getting a tree at one of the Christmas tree stands in Montreal (two years ago, we spent about $90 on an 8-foot tree from the one in front of the Mont Royal metro station). This year’s tree was over 9 feet tall and only $40 for the second-best quality balsam fir tree (I actually prefer them when they’re not perfectly full) – and that includes delivery by guys dressed up as nutcracker men!

Since I saved on the tree, I also ordered a wreath for $13 and a bundle of Fraser pine branches for about $9. The tree was delivered on a Saturday when I had my best friend’s daughters over for a sleepover. Luckily, these little elves were there to help me trim the tree! We had to wait until the next morning, so the tree had time to fluff up. I made a video of the whole process, including the nutcracker delivery guys!

To turn our living room into a holiday haven, I made a few trips to Winners, Marshalls and HomeSense. I have a real weakness for throw pillows and those are the best and most affordable places to find quality cushions. I purchased a package of two jewel-green velvet cushions with a pine tree fabric on the front, but I prefer the green so used them on my sofa with the green side facing out. And how cute is the little Christmas tree cushion with a plaid back? It even has little bells that jingle, sewn on the tree.

Winners and Marshalls had sent me a gift card after I purchased the pillows, so I returned to get the large silver glass decorations that you see on the tree. I think they were about $15 for a box of 6 and I got three boxes (and some Christmas cards) with my gift card. The smaller silver ornaments are vintage glass ornaments from Germany that I found at a second-hand store years ago. After the girls and I had decorated the tree, I returned one evening to buy one more box of decorations from Marshalls because I felt like it needed a little more sparkle!

The LED star at the top is from ZONE (I bought it two years ago, but they still have it here). I used the package of pine branches from Bôsapin to decorate the banister going up the stairs and on the antique French mirror in the dining room and the bar in the living room. My Mom gave me the battery-operated fairy lights for the banister and the mirror and bar. They are even on a timer so they shut off by themselves.

I think the house has a very Victorian Christmas vibe that I love and I feel very fortunate to have a home to decorate at all!

Let me know what you think of my Christmas décor in the comments and I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

Tree, Wreath and Pine boughs: Bôsapin.com
Fairy lights: a gift from my Mom
LED Star: ZoneMaison.com
Christmas decorations and cushions: Marshalls, Winners and HomeSense
Arm chairs, rugs and blanket used as tree skirt, all gifts from UrbanBarn.com
Antique bar: an estate sale find
Antique bird cage: an antique store in Vermont

This article is not sponsored, although 3 boxes of ornaments were purchased with a gift card from Winners.