Welcome to my Country Style Christmas Home Tour! It’s Holiday Housewalk week with different bloggers sharing their festive homes each day. I’m truly honored to once again participate in this tour of festive homes organized by Jennifer Rizzo. (This post contains affiliate links.)
My Christmas Tree
My Christmas tree is a little different each year. In 2016 it was pink, this time I opted for mixed metallic tones. The tree itself is new; it has a heavier flocking than last year’s Christmas tree. I gave my other tree to my daughter – along with my pink ornaments because she’s been yearning for a pink tree.
My Christmas tree is entirely inspired by an adorable vintage Santa ribbon I found at a local boutique that’s been in business longer than I’ve been alive. Ladies from all over Chicagoland journey to The Little Traveler for weekend shopping sprees. It’s a huge store housed inside an historic mansion.
Once I settled on the ribbon, which the sales associates had to remove from the display tree for me, decorating was just a matter of matching the gold and bronze tones of the ribbon. I love to weave the ribbon in and out of the tree so it looks like it’s billowing in spots.
Rather than a tree skirt which ends up getting covered in presents, I opted for a much larger furry area rug under the tree which can still be seen after presents are strewn about.
Little birds with French crowns are new to this year’s Christmas tree. Mimi, my grandmother, always had birds on her tree.
My Christmas Dining Room
The first room on my country style Christmas home tour is the dining room. Last year this area served as a living room. I swapped the living and dining rooms to create more space for dining when friends and family are over.
When not in use, I keep my new dining table along the wall to allow for better traffic flow in the room. A soft and fuzzy table runner creates a cozy base for gold candle holders.
Bella decided she liked the warmth of the knitted winter throw draped over the dining chair. My kitties are always photo-bombing my pictures. Bella needs a pretty red ribbon around her neck for the holidays.
My dining table gets moved to the center of the dining room when in use. My gold and crystal holiday table is set for six people, but the table expands to eleven feet to seat 12 to 14 people comfortably. Hubby recently hung the new chandelier that I found at Wayfair.
A wooden rocking reindeer cried out from the shelves of HomeGoods for me to take him home. He has just the right touch of gold leaf on his saddle, antlers, and hooves.
Stoneware crocks at the end of the dining room overflow with various greens and creamy poinsettias. Traditional poinsettias are a must in my home at Christmas.
My country style Christmas home tour wouldn’t be complete without some remembrance of the true meaning of Christmas; the birth of Jesus, Lord and Savior. If you believe Jesus is the Son of God, the holiday carries an amazingly life-changing message for you and the world!
Simple ornaments beneath the sign wear festive white motifs.
Remember the bird with the French crown dangling from a snowy branch of the Christmas tree? I have a few more placed about the house.
A little Christmas village nestles atop a snowy runner on the dining buffet.
Wooden Christmas trees intermingle with bottle brush trees to create a cozy scene.
My Christmas Sitting Room
Next up on my country style Christmas home tour is the sitting room. This is the room that previously served as the dining room. Its small size lends itself perfectly for cozy conversation. The country canvas scene is new to the space.
A snowflake pillow can be used after Christmas has come and gone – at least until the snow stops flying.
Large glass ornaments fill the wooden pedestal bowl.
Sprays of Christmas greens and berries fill a birch bark vase.
Another French-crowned bird graces the sitting room.
Just a touch of red is sprinkled into the room with a cozy throw and deer pillow.
And glorious poinsettias!
Puddy looks guilty sitting on the script chair. We have four indoor kitties – all strays that we rescued. We also feed three outdoor feral cats that stay warm in our shed during the winter.
Puddy likes to look out the window at the squirrels gathering nuts from our black walnut tree.
My cozy Christmas mantel in the sitting room features a rustic bark wreath with an elegant gold bow.
The golden glow of the Christmas spirit lives in our old historic home.
I’ve always loved the special magic of Christmas. On Saturday I’ll show how I created a special spot to relish the joy and wonder of the holiday. And on Tuesday and Thursday next week, I’ll show more of my home decorated for the holidays.
I hope you found some peace and inspiration from my country style Christmas home tour. Next up is the lovely Laura from Duke Manor Farm. I truly love her home and think you will too!