disclosure: This post is sponsored by Walmart.
Remember this dining room from Christmas last year?
It’s always such a challenge to deck these halls.
There’s a whole lot of blue.
And a whole lot of color.
One year I went red. One year I went blue. One year I went all the colors.
But this year?
This year I HAVE THE BEST IDEA and I ordered everything yesterday (partly because of the entire supply chain challenge and partly because I was worried they were going to sell out) and couldn’t WAIT to show you. I know it’s fall and the leaves are barely off the trees, but please indulge me in a little Christmas planning.
The entire design started because I found bubble lights.
Have you ever seen bubble lights before? My mother used them on our tree every year at Christmas. She’d pull them out and put them on the tree and plug them in and we’d all watch them bubble in all their colorful splendor. I thought bubble lights were gone. I thought no one ever used them any more. I haven’t seen bubble lights in years (my mothers’ lights finally stopped working).
I FOUND THEM.
And they inspired the entire design for Christmas for this room this year. I’m calling it Retro Vintage Colorful Christmas.
Here’s a sneak peek at the design and what I ordered for the room.
Here’s what the room looked like last year.
I’m keeping some of the vintage elements in the space, but I’m going bolder with the color.
I think I’m using the same tree with some of the same ornaments, but I’m adding so many new things to my collection. I found them all at Walmart. There’s an amazing new lookbook with beautiful, wonderful, colorful retro design ideas. It has the brightest and the merriest and the happiest retro decor I’ve ever seen. I knew my dining room needed it as soon as I saw it.
You can see the entire lookbook here.
And here’s what I ordered for Santa to bring a little early to my house this year.
Aren’t these amazing?
They are super oversized and I ordered 10 of them for the tree.
It’s so hard to find oversized ornaments and these were so affordable.
Then look at this set.
These are the colors I’m going with.
I thought these ornaments were the cutest and I’m adding gold accents (and spray painting some of my older ornaments gold to match).
And look at this trim that I found.
It comes in two different garlands. This one has colored ornaments with tassels.
You can see it here.
I also ordered this string garland that looks like mini jewels.
Then I found this amazingly colorful ornament wreath.
I’m going to hang it in the center of the mirror with brilliantly colored ribbon.
You can see it here.
They had me at those antlers. They come in a set of two and if you click on the link you can see the writing on the top of them. I’m going to add them to the sidebar with spray-painted Christmas branches.
You can see the reindeer here.
I also ordered this set of blocks.
I’m going to add eye hooks to the top of them and make a garland out of them with ribbon.
You can see the block set here.
Here are the trees that are going to make up the centerpiece on the table.
They come in different colors and sizes.
You can see the pink trees here and the blue trees here and the white trees here.
And here’s the tree skirt that I ordered.
Those tassels in all the colors have my heart.
You can see the tree skirt here.
And of course.
Here are the bubble lights that started it all.
My mother is going to be so happy when I tell her I found them.
I have so many DIY plans for the room, too.
Some of my vintage finds are making it into the Christmas displays and I’m reworking a garland and painting a train set and making my own ribbon.
It’s all going to come together in one giant colorful retro Christmas display.
And I can’t wait to share it all with you when Thanksgiving has left the building.
But for now?
I’ll wait for my packages and dream about all the decorating that’s just around the corner.
Happy extra-early Christmas. 🙂
disclosure: This post was sponsored by Walmart.
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