Santa’s elves have been busy at my house hustling and bustling to trim the tree and deck the halls. Well, actually it was one elf … little ole me! Today I’m participating in Jennifer Rizzo’s annual Holiday Housewalk and I’m so excited to share my Christmas home tour with you!
I took literally hundreds of pictures and it’s really hard to choose which ones to feature.
If you’re coming over from Rusty Hinge … welcome!
I’m a HUGE fan of Maria’s home and she’s a tough act to follow, but I’ll do my best.
So please come on into my holiday home. I’ve been waiting for you!
This past summer my hubby and I painted the exterior of our circa 1875 clapboard farmhouse.
I was anticipating the day when I would decorate the front porch for Christmas!
I found this Champion Sno-Liner sled at Amazing Grace Antiques, just a few blocks away.
My flocked Christmas tree from Balsam Hill is just inside the front door.
The double windows allow passers-by to see the tree lights at night.
The leather strap with jingle bells on the front door creates a joyful, holiday sound.
Candy canes await any children that come to visit (there used to be a few more in the jar).
On the desk is a white ironstone bowl filled with a collection of new and vintage ornaments.
Above the love seat, framed music sheets surround an old school penmanship poster.
A chipboard “Merry” banner provides the finishing touch on the mantel.
Lights from the Christmas tree twinkle in the background.
It’s a gorgeous new store with artful displays to inspire and make you never want to leave!
I found these pretty, turquoise glass ornaments at Carter’s Cottage, just 2 stores down from Urban Grace.
Stella takes a moment to drink in the view before terrorizing the Christmas decorations.
Do you see what’s new in this room?
It’s this gorgeous new-to-me sectional that I bought from Kris at Junk Chic Cottage!
Kris sent me an email saying she was selling her sectional and asked if I wanted it.
Um … YES!! I’ve been wanting a white sectional and the timing was perfect.
I struggled with what to hang over the new sectional, until I saw this gorgeous ceiling tin at Carter’s Cottage.
For my Christmas home tour, I added a trio of boxwood wreaths and peppermint stripe ribbon.
I used festive pillows to add cheery Christmas decor in this room. The Joy pillow is from Target.
A dough bowl provides fun color while a fun holiday pillow by my friend Lucy at Craftberry Bush adds whimsy. She created the red car with Christmas tree design herself. She’s so talented!
Like last year, I hung my holiday stars in the windows, in lieu of wreaths.
I wanted to create a mood of elegance and magic.
I’ve had this China since I was in college and it remains my favorite dinner ware.
My DIY Santa picture takes residence above my flea market dresser turned buffet.
There’s only one window in my dining room so the white helps to bounce the light around.
But it has wonderful natural light and there’s no other kitchen like it.
I found craft letters that spell JOY and painted them red.
I love this trio of windows … the light pouring in makes my kitchen a happy place on the gloomiest of days.
And it’s not Christmas without poinsettias in the decorating mix.
I love the sound they make when people come and go.
so I turned it into a Christmas Kale after bringing it indoors.
Normally I’m not a red person but I’m really enjoying the energy it adds to my farmhouse kitchen.
It’s been an honor to have you here and I hope you’ll journey onto the next holiday home!
Stop No. 15 is Finding Home, which you can tour tomorrow.
You can also visit Jennifer Rizzo’s blog to start the Holiday Housewalk at the very beginning!
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