Decorating my Parents’ House for Christmas – 2022

Hi friends, welcome back! While my apartment is still a work in progress, I’ll take you on a tour of my parents’ house. In mid-November I flew to Michigan to continue my tradition of decorating thier house for Christmas. I can’t quite remember when I took over the decorating, but it’s something I look forward to every year. I like to make it look the same each year and now that I have my blog posts to reference, I can be very efficient. I don’t have much new to say this year, so come on in for a holly jolly tour 🙂

One of my favorite parts of the decorations is the garland up the stairs. It looks so pretty and festive at night. Hopefully my future house will have stairs I can decorate!

In the living room my dad decorates this tree with the fancier ornaments.

Above the kitchen sink features the adorable collection of snowmen.

The more garland the merrier!

The Santas are my favorite part of decorating and you’ll see my growing collection when I share my holiday apartment tour.

As you can see, I’ve always loved Christmas 🙂

You may remember last year I almost accidentally killed Jon while decorating and the same ornament fell from the railing this year. I don’t think I’ll hang it there next year because I’m not sure if the saying “third times a charm” means it will stay, or it will make contact with someone. Don’t need any Christmas casualties 😉

Last but not least, this giant tree! Decorating the tree is actually my least favorite part of decorating. Maybe because it takes the longest? The tediousness is worth it because the tree always looks so beautiful when it’s done.

I hope you enjoyed this tour! Have you finished decking your halls?

30 thoughts on “Decorating my Parents’ House for Christmas – 2022

  1. Always good to have someone to decorate who loves the job. While we are not Bah, Humbug about it all, it does take a while to get into the spirit with the kids in homes of their own. All that being said, it is a nice trip down memory lane when we unpack all the decorations and recall their history. As to Jon, maybe buy him a Christmas hardhat to keep him safe. 😁 Happy Monday Lyssy. Allan

    1. You are right, it is a labor of love to decorate! I imagine it’s a lot different having kids grown and out of the house, there’s nothing like the unbridled joy of a child at Christmas. Jon does need a hard hat to stay safe in that spot 🙂

      1. My pleasure dear friend Lyssy! By the way I also have my blog page so please do visit that also and share your reviews so that I can also improve myself!💕🤗✌🙏

  2. The Santa collection is impressive! I wonder how many people can claim as large a collection. Not many, I suspect. When the day comes my wife and I no longer can (or care to) decorate, I hope one of our kids steps up the way you do, Lyssy. What an awesome gesture to your parents. Also, had to ask, is the framed silhouettes piece in the hallway of you and your siblings? Pretty cool (as is the word “silouhette” 🙂

    1. My aunt has the most amazing collection that is 5x as many, but she decorates so tastefully that it doesn’t feel like a lot. A lot are antiques so they’re really cool. That would be nice if they came and decorated your house, it makes it so much merrier. It is my sisters and I, I think we went to a department store to do that, I vaguely remember having to sit very still 🙂

    1. Thank you!! It is a labor of love, that’s why I like decorating early, so I can enjoy it more 🙂

  3. I like my Christmas decorations to be almost the same each year with everything in their usual places. Our fresh trees are now indoors and decorated and the house now has a fragrant spruce aroma which I like. It’s just as well that the decoration missed Jon and probably best just to hang something soft there next time! Your parents house looks so nice. Did you grow up there?

    1. It’s comforting to have things in their spots I think. A real tree makes the house smell amazing, the candle I have just doesn’t compare. Now they make some shatter-proof ornaments that are very light, might have to pick one of those to hang. Thank you, I did grow up there in Michigan and moved to NYC about 4.5 years ago 🙂

    1. Thank you! The garland really makes the house feel festive, it feels so bare when it’s gone.

  4. It looks lovely. I think that’s so sweet that you go decorate your parents’ house every year. I wish someone would come and organise mine so lovely, oh, and take them all down too at the end ha.

    1. Thank you!! It is a lot of work! I should figure out how to start a business decorating and taking it down haha.

  5. Lovely!! This is the first year I didn’t have garland on our stairs; ours was looking awful last year and I must have tossed it out and I was much too lazy to go buy some. I’m on the hunt for a nice thick light up garland that I love though because I do like having those lights going up the stairs.

    1. Thank you!! My parents got that one two years ago from Bed Bath & Beyond and it’s very good quality and pre-lit so super easy. I have some cheap, Target garland and it’s not quite the same, but it’s ok for an apartment.

    1. Thank you!! It’s funny because I am only good at decorating for holidays, regular decorations I just don’t have the knack for haha. But maybe one day I can make a little side hustle decorating 🙂

  6. Wow, everything looks amazing! I also really love the garland up the stairs and all the fairy lights in general! I’ve never fully decorated a house for Christmas but now that I’ll really have my own place next year I can’t wait to make it festive for the holiday season! You did an amazing job with the house of your parents!

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