I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We had a great time with family eating all the yummy food and dessert. Afterwards we headed out for a little bit of Black Friday shopping. We took the kids along with us this year which wasn’t as bad as I thought it was going to be. We headed out around 6pm so there were no long lines since the stores had started their deals earlier in the day. The only downside was that once we were done shopping we were all hungry again but all the restaurants and fast food were closed because of the holiday! I definitely need to bring snacks next year!
Now that the Thanksgiving feast is over it is time to decorate for Christmas!
One of the first places that I like to decorate for each season is the entrance way. It is the first thing people see when they come into our home plus it has my favorite farmhouse entrance way table in it.
This table is so long and big that it takes a bit of planning and rearranging until I reach the final look. When I saw that several stores were carrying these galvanized houses this year I was so excited! I have saved several images on Pinterest of these beautiful Scandinavian homes decorated for Christmas with these pretty metal houses. I just love the way that they looked.
I had one little galvanized house that I picked up a few years ago but that was all that I could find at the time. Pottery Barn has some I know, but to create a Galvanized house Christmas village like I had envisioned would have used up all of my budget! It would have been a very small village too!
I got the two large Galvanized houses on the ends from Walmart. They were under $15 each! One side opens so that you can place a candle inside. The medium sized metal houses also came from Walmart. Those were $5 each. I found the houses in two different locations in my Walmart. One was in the candle section and one was back in the Christmas section over by the garlands and seasonal door hangers.
The smaller tin houses in the middle I bought from Target. Target also has some larger houses like this one and this one. I had already bought the other houses from Walmart so I passed on those and bought the little houses instead. I want to say that the tall skinny houses were $5 and the short little ones were $3.
To give the smaller houses some height so they weren’t being blocked by the Christmas Garland I placed them up on a long skinny vintage wood box that I had. It blends right in with the decor and isn’t very noticeable. I also needed to prop up the medium sized houses near the ends so I wrapped up two small Christmas light boxes in this pretty birch wrapping paper to make them blend in as well.
Our Entryway bench got some Christmas pillows to freshen it up for the holiday. I have had these big chunky knit red pillows for a couple of years. I love pulling them out each Christmas, they always end up somewhere new each year. The Night before Christmas pillow I picked up from Michael’s this year. I love its classic Christmas look.
After putting up the Christmas decorations in the entryway I am getting the urge to repaint our bench a bit more of a neutral color. It was suppose to be a darker grey color but it came out a bit blue. We shall see what happens with it!
Thanks for checking out my Galvanized Christmas Village! I hope you enjoyed it!
Red Stripped Pillows | Grey Deer-Michaels a few years ago | Bead Garland – Hobby Lobby