Welcome to my Christmas Home Tour!
I’m so happy to have you here for a bit of holiday cheer! Every year I look forward to Jennifer Rizzo’s Holiday House Walk and I’m so honored my Christmas home is part of it. Each day this week there are several stunning homes on virtual display. Rusty Hinge is on the schedule just before me so if you’re visiting from Maria’s … welcome to my humble home!
Take the chill off and step inside my Christmas entryway! We’ve already had our first snowfall of the season which helped put me in the holiday decorating mood. I like to play a few Christmas carols to keep the inspiration going, along with a flavorful cup of coffee to keep me energized!
This year I let hubby help me with some of the decorating. I’ve noticed little things he does to the decor (quite inadvertently, I might add), and they look cute and whimsical so I decided to tap into his creativity a bit.
Like this branch in my blue glass vase. He stuck it in there. I had it laying around thinking I might use it for something, and then the cats knocked it to the ground and started batting it about the floor.
Here’s a very important decorating tip … the stick wouldn’t stay upright in the jar so I wedged a wine cork in there to keep it secure. I do that a lot actually … use wine corks to prop flowers up. I never throw out my wine corks. Do you know they charge $10 at craft stores for a bag full of them? Ridiculous!
Every Christmas, I have to include poinsettias in my holiday decorating. This year I chose beautiful creamy white flowers. Well, technically hubby picked them out (without me in tow), but I instructed him on the color. He did a good job.
Christmas Living Room
Adjacent to the entryway is our living room. I’ve done a slight bit of rearranging in here. I get bored with the house and it’s better to move things around than buy new furniture. My little lamb adornment still hangs from the door jam between the living and dining rooms. My daughter still can’t figure out why he’s there, but sometimes those are the best additions to home decor … the ones that don’t always make sense.
I did add a cozy new throw from Joss and Main for the holiday. It’s so soft and perfect for the Christmas season. The script pillows are also new finds from Joss and Main.
On the vintage coffee table is a collection of bottle brush trees. I’ve been crushing on these trees for many years now. I’ve made some of my own to save on the cost, because I just can’t get enough of them. Some women collect shoes … I collect bottle brush trees.
On the other side of the room is my new flying reindeer from Joss and Main. I was looking for something unique on this wall above the barn board shelf, and Rudolph was the perfect solution!
Christmas Dining Room
I’m lovin’ a touch of glitz and glam this Christmas. Last year my holiday home tour focused on more colorful vintage pieces. I can’t decide which look I like best.
A couple of small Christmas trees keep the green and white theme going in this space. I’m so ready to do some holiday baking! The past couple of years I’ve been too busy to bake cookies but this year is going to be different. I also have a recipe for an awesome cake I want to make … I’ll be sure to share it here on my blog!
I love drinking coffee out of different mugs in the morning. Hubby and I enjoy trying different flavored coffees and creamers. Honestly, I prefer a cup of home-brewed coffee over one at a coffee shop.
My kitchen sideboard is fairly simple this year too. Whenever I hang garland from this shelf, we end up knocking it down anytime we grab one of the coffee mugs. And we use those all the time … for coffee, soup, even oatmeal!
Our kitchen has an old fashioned Christmas tree this year. I found this faux fir at Joss and Main and fell in love with its shape. It’s a pre-lit tree but I have the lights off during the day. When it arrived at the front door I had hubby prop it up in my 3-gallon stone crock.
Hubby wanted to drape the silver beads on the tree so I let him have at it and I didn’t change anything! Did you notice how he draped a strand over the star on top? I love that haphazard touch he added to the tree.
Christmas Family Room
Our main Christmas tree is in the family room. Last year it was set up in the living room, but I like to move it around from time to time. I went with a different look for our tree this year. Last year I had colorful vintage ornaments hanging from the branches.
A vintage paper chain garland encircles the Christmas tree.
Now that the house is decorated, I can hopefully focus on doing a little baking and shopping for Christmas gifts. Since hubby was a good helper this year, I’m going to get him something extra special.
Thanks so much for visiting my Christmas home today! The next house on the Holiday House Walk is Laura’s at Duke Manor Farms. I love her home and know you will too! Laura and I have the same Christmas decoration in our homes this year. Let’s see if you can spy what it is!!
Remember … you can access the very start of the tour at Jennifer Rizzo’s blog.
Jennifer wrote a wonderful Christmas book last year … Creatively Christmas that you can order. I’m honored to say my home appears in the book!
Enjoy the Holiday House Walk!