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Maison Meredith at Home | Lifestyle | Christmas Decorating 2015.

December 22, 2015

Today’s post is a super fun one!!! … I get to share how we decorated the condo for Christmas this year!! It was really fun to have a new space to fill with holiday cheer!! I seriously LOVE when the fireplace is going + the Christmas tree is all lit up at nighttime : ) It is SO cozy + joyful in our little space … I’m really thankful for it!! It’s also really hard to photograph that time of day, however, so you are getting everything during the day : ) hehe! 

I’m going to work our way through the condo, starting with the outside … which is just our front door ; ) I love this little enamel pail that I got for $10 at an antique store in Minnesota! The greens were in a pack for $4.99 at Trader Joe’s!

You know I had to sneak her in here somewhere!!! ; )

This is our entryway … the shape of the space makes it REALLY hard to photograph! Sorry! I did my best! : )

I just added this sparkly twig piece from HomeGoods (bottom left) to the top of our mirror with twine for some holiday festive-ness! The canteen is from a local antique store (I think it was $14?) + the cinnamon stick bundle that smells amazing was $6 from HomeGoods!

We started a new tradition this year … cutting down our own Christmas Tree! We did this growing up every year with my family, + I can’t wait to continue it with our own!!

Caleb’s grandma gave us this “Family Christmas Book” for Christmas last year + honestly, I love it!! Every year you fill it out — there is a space for your Christmas card, a recent family photo, + then places to write big events or memories from the past year + who you celebrated Christmas with that year!!

I’m pretty sure everything Christmas-related on this mantle is from Hobby Lobby!

This little “Merry Christmas” sign is also from Hobby Lobby!

These gold twig pieces are from Pottery Barn … I think!?!

All I’m going to say about Christmas Cards is that I LOVE getting them. I seriously watch + wait for the mail lady to come every day so I can see if we got any more Christmas Cards! We try to thank God + pray for every family when we get their card in the mail : ) It’s an easy system + a good reminder!

Easy centerpiece + napkin detail with more of that greens bundle from Trader Joe’s!! I got the whole $4.99’s worth, that’s for sure!! : )


  1. Kelsey Kersting

    December 22nd, 2015 at 1:55 pm

    I love everything about this, Maison! I love Christmas decorations and your photography…so I guess when the two are paired you really can’t beat it 🙂 One of the best parts is that adorable wrapping paper! Where did you find that? Have a merry Christmas, Engel family!

  2. Maison Engel

    December 22nd, 2015 at 7:10 pm

    You are too sweet, Kelsey! Thank you!! And the paper is from HomeGoods! That was a Caleb find 😉

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