A Tina’s Chic Christmas

Christmas starts early in our home.  It’s tradition for us to get our tree on the weekend immediately after Thanksgiving.  My husband strings the lights on the tree and I decorate it with the ornaments.  Don’t you love my husband’s game ornaments next to elegant ones?  😉

It takes me most of the day to decorate the tree.  Every ornament has its spot.  I’m kinda finicky that way.  Which now that I think of it, may be why my husband doesn’t want to help.


We host lots of holiday dinner parties.  It’s our thing.  This year I used red accents for the dinner table.  I love the look of fresh white flowers and cranberries.  It’s simple and classic.  Some might say chic.  😉


Aren’t my reindeer plates so much fun?!


Coordinating fancy red cocktails are a must, like this Pomegranate Mojito.

10Pomegrante Mojito

I always give out cookies to friends and family… a lot of cookies.  These pretties made it into everyone’s baskets.

Toffee Crackle Cookies 10

I carried the red and white theme into the kitchen.  I love using food as decor items in the kitchen, like cinnamon sticks, marshmallows, cherries and candy.  I even ran lights all over the counter and used branches that had to get cut off of the Christmas tree to get it into the stand.


I decorated the mantel with a winter-y touch, using mercury glass, pine cones, glitter and candles.  Sort of a silver and brown and white explosion of winter wonderlandiness.


There can never be enough glitter.  Ever.


I added touches of red in the family room too.  The red candles will stay out until Valentine’s Day.  I’m always thinking ahead and this time I got free decorating for a different holiday.  😉


From our home to yours, may this holiday season fill your homes with love, peace, and joy!!



  1. Baby June says:

    What lovely photos! The reindeer plates are absolutely adorable, and I love the pomegranate martinis, very pretty 🙂 Looks like you’ll be having a great Christmas! 😀

    1. Tina says:

      Thank you so much! Christmas was wonderful and as usual it went by too fast (especially considering all the prep time…). I hope you had a wonderful holidays!! 🙂

  2. Victoria Cooke says:

    Tina, you decorate with real class and elegance. I wish you and your husband the very best in 2015.

    1. Tina says:

      You are so sweet! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  3. So festive and gorgeous. I wish I lived closer to share a glass of holiday cheer with you. Wishing you and your family a safe and happy holiday. Take care

    1. Tina says:

      I wish that we lived closer too!!! You are such a lovely person and friend. 🙂 I hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your family! 🙂

  4. Josefine says:

    A, everything is so pretty! I love your centerpieces with the cranberries 🙂
    Merry Christmas sweetie!

    1. Tina says:

      Thanks so much Josefine! I hope you had a beautiful holidays, my friend. 🙂 xoxo

  5. You are an amazing hostess! Everything looks so festive and wonderful. Merry Christmas! 🙂

    1. Tina says:

      That’s so kind of you to say. 🙂 I hope you had the most perfect holidays!!

  6. Tina your house is gorgeous!! I love love LOVE those centerpieces too. I’m glad someone else agrees there can never be too much glitter 😉 Hope you had a great Christmas!

    1. Tina says:

      You are so sweet! Glitter rules. 🙂

  7. Ashley says:

    It sounds like a very wonderful christmas season at your house! I love all your decorations! Especially those pops of the red mixed in with the whites! Hope you had a great holiday!

    1. Tina says:

      Thanks Ashley! Christmas was lovely. I hope you had a nice Christmas too. 🙂

  8. Kelly says:

    Love all the pretty and elegant decorations! Those reindeer plates are so so adorable too! Hope you and your family had a wonderful holiday and all the best for 2015 🙂

    1. Tina says:

      Thanks Kelly! Happy new year!!

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