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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Where do I Store all my Christmas Decor

Where do you store all your Christmas decor?.......that is a question I get all the time!    I like to store tree ornaments in decorative storage boxes.    I stack them in the Christmas area in the back part of the studio.
When I took all the ornaments out of these pretty storage boxes,   I filled my empty boxes with "everyday" decor until after Christmas.

What can I do with all those boxes that are now heavy with 'everyday' decor....two choices....tote them back out to the studio.    Or, a better choice,  stack them to make a unique Christmas tree.

I stacked them on and around the three tiered Duncan Phyfe table that was already sitting in front of the window in the family dining room.

The tree topper for my decorative box tree is a free standing metal Christmas tree.    The tag that is clipped to my metal tree came from the currant Christmas edition of Daphne's Diary. 

I created mini vignettes on the lids of some of my decorative boxes.     

My reindeer is pulling a sled with an ombre tree on it.....

I named this vignette....."Elk and Bambi"

I tucked glittery greenery under....on.....and around my boxes

I added Christmas prints to some of my boxes.....(you can find this one on my Pinterest board.....Print it)

I named this vignette.....Mama and baby 

Most of my deer came from Hobby Lobby and I didn't find them in the Christmas section!    They are in an isle back kinda  by the framing area.   There are also lots of other animals there....cows....dogs.....pigs....all kinds!

I have a few Santa's scattered around and on my tree......

This Santa dressed in pink is one of my favorites.....

The other two Santa's are dressed in white.....

Santa surrounded by flowers.....

I bought the pale green glittered fern at Michaels a couple of years ago....wish they still carried it!   

 I named this vignette  .....Santa and his Moose

I have been wrapping presents on the family dining room table.....looks pretty bare without even a Christmas centerpiece on it!   
To carry on my Reindeer themed Decorative box Christmas tree,   I placed a pillow in the nearby chair with a reindeer on it.

Have I need to find a pillow with a print of  Rudolph on it!

If you have any secrets about how to store holiday decor....please share with a comment!


  1. Leave it to me to change the subject. The apron in the corner. Oh my goodness. What a beauty!!!! Could you post a better pix of just that? Pretty please?
    Penny, everything you post is so simply elegant. I'm sure I am not alone when I say you are extremely talented and such an inspiration to those of us who are not! Thank you for sharing.

  2. Lindas inspirações de natal.
    Tenha um ótimo dia.

  3. This is so incredibly creative. I love how the reindeer is pulling the sled with the tree. The pink Santa is so cute. Thank you for all your photos.

  4. I love all your vintage decorations and how you use them.

  5. What a wonderful and unique way to get more storage. I love how you made the tree.

  6. So pretty.... I just love looking at your creations! Love your storage idea!

  7. It's amazing and You are amazing!
    Love everything
    Hugs Alessandra

  8. Penny,
    This is another fantastic idea!!! I have my regular things packed in all my Christmas tubs. Your boxes are so pretty!! I do store some thing in my boxes but I do not have nearly as much as you do!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

  9. Great idea on Christmas decor storage. It is about to get the best of me. Thank you for sharing at Snickerdoodle.

  10. Completely beautifiul Penny! Thank you for celebrating your hard work with Create and Celebrate!

  11. I love your clever storage tips--I do something similar in my craft room. Thank you for sharing at Vintage Charm!

  12. Penny what a clever idea, and looking at your hat storage boxes and it has given me an idea to cover some to stack as well. I love the manikin, the dress is wonderful!!
    Thank you for sharing on #omhgww this week.
    Wishing you a great week and wonderful plans for Christmas!

  13. Wow. Even your storage is beautiful.

  14. What a beautiful and clever 'tree!' Love the way you decorated your boxes - and storage boxes have never been displayed so elegantly! Thanks so much for sharing!

  15. The storage boxes are so pretty, Penny! What a fabulous way to store decor! It all looks so beautiful. I wish I was that organised! Thank you so much for sharing, and for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party. I hope you are having a lovely week, and enjoying getting ready for Christmas!

  16. Ah yes, the storing of it all is the conundrum isn't it? Good luck with that! :)

  17. WHERE did you get that "Cupid" reindeer pillow? Did you find that someplace, or is it a iron-on transfer that you did yourself? That is the most darling thing I've ever seen in my 'fill-in-blank' years of existence!!!!!

    Decorative boxes are one of my greatest weaknesses. In my old house I had a little walk-in closet and funnily enough that was one of my favorite places. lol! I loved it because it, too, was decorated and always clean because it gave me a space to store all my beautiful boxes. (Filled with books). I really, really miss it. This house I'm in now is so small that nothing like that can really be displayed anymore.

  18. Penny, you never cease to amaze me with your creativity. I love this practical and beautiful idea. Thank you for linking up at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week. I'm delighted to be featuring your 'Christmas tree' at tonight's party.
    Merry Christmas to you both x

  19. It's all beautiful and enchanting. And, very creative and practical storage.

    Happy Pink Saturday, Penny. Thank you for joining us, and for always making Pink Saturdays special. This post is being featured on my Pink Saturday this week as "the one with the most clicks".♥

  20. This is a very creative post Penny, I love how you are double utilizing everything. And, your little vignettes are adorable on your boxes.

  21. I love your towel of boxes, Penny. They look like a magical castle of delights.


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