Glitter is flying everywhere, ornament boxes are strewn about the floor, and kitties are chasing errant curls of ribbon around the house. My favorite season of blogging is finally here and once again I’m honored to participate in Jennifer Rizzo’s Holiday Housewalk, sponsored by Wayfair. The past few weekends have been a little chaotic getting things ready, but it’s all been worth it. Welcome to my Christmas home tour; I’m so happy to have you here!
Are you here from Nina Hendrick’s blog? She has such an amazing home, don’t you think? Nina is stop number 14 on the housewalk, and she’s a tough act to follow.
Now onto my Christmas home tour! The first thing I tackle each year is the tree. I try to make it different each time and this year I chose to dedicate the trimming of the tree to my mother.
Her favorite color was pink … so I created what I’m calling a Pink Champagne Christmas tree in her honor … even though she was a teetotaler (except for that one time at a family reunion when I talked her into enjoying a bit of the rum punch, but that’s another story for another day).
I thought hubby might think our Pink Champagne tree is too pink but when he saw it he said it was my most beautiful tree yet. And he said this before he knew it was in memory of my mother.
Every once in a while he surprises me.
Mom would’ve loved this little quail. So would my grandmother who always put birds on her Christmas tree, but she typically opted for red cardinals.
What is it about beautiful Christmas trees that captivate the heart and create a sense of wonder? That scene from Home Alone when Kevin is gazing at the Rockefeller Center tree? I can completely relate with what he’s feeling at that very moment.
My Pink Champagne Christmas tree resides in our family room, which also wears touches of pink.
A simple wooden crate filled with pink poinsettias decorates the coffee table, which is my childhood toy chest. My father made it himself.
Mr. Heidgen from Shady Hill Gardens told me that pink poinsettias are their best seller this year.
I can easily see why. I wanted to take them all home with me.
My mercury glass ornament garland returns once again to be draped across the old ceiling tin above my sectional, but this year I added a soft green garland.
Next up on the tour is my living room. Christmas trees can be found in every room this year.
The vintage mantel in the living room features mirrors, Christmas trees, vintage aqua bottles, and my Merry banner!
My initial thought was to use just the trees on the mantel, but there was the problem of the aqua-colored mirror not fitting in. So the bottles got to stay and I adorned the mirror with a bottle brush wreath to tie it all together.
The Merry and Bright pillow from Wayfair is new this year.
The reindeer also makes his appearance flying above my desk.
The ever-popular pink poinsettias from Shady Hill Gardens grace the west side of the living room.
Vintage pink and blue ornaments fill my new reindeer bowl, which I thought was a great addition to this year’s Christmas home tour.
My stairway is also on the west end of the living room, and it’s become a tradition now to line the steps with some type of lights. I recently shared how to make the frosted mason jar votives you see marching up the steps.
A new, smaller Christmas tree from Wayfair cozies up under my wooden sheep hanging, with Mr. Cow looking on in approval. The cow canvas was created by the talented Julie Norkus who has a booth at our local flea market.
Branches on the new tree have tiny twigs entwined.
I couldn’t resist a creamy white poinsettia while making the rounds at Shady Hill’s massive greenhouse bursting with holiday blooms.
Let’s move into the dining room, where you’ll find more of the pink poinsettias.
I wanted a vintage Santa picture for the dining room, but they tend to be pricey. Fortunately, I found a Santa wall poster for $5 that I applied over an existing wall hanging.
The poinsettias are tucked in galvanized garden pots with a pretty patina. Yesterday this room featured my deer table setting for Christmas.
The corner hutch always showcases some of my white ironstone collection.
More bottle brush trees line the shelves. Because you can never have too many trees at Christmas.
This summer we scored an old window frame that perfectly frames the ceiling tin on the dining room wall. It’s new to this space.
Finally, let me move this Christmas home tour into my farmhouse kitchen with its fun touches of red. I’m ready to bake some Christmas cookies in here now that the holiday decorating is done!
Wooden stars line the kitchen windowsill.
Hubby and I both think this poinsettia topiary is pretty amazing and had to bring it home with us from the greenhouse. A friend of mine made the Christmas Peace sign.
I love paper clay figurines and the little snowman is one of my favorites.
I’d like to add more, so if you know a source where I can find them, please let me know!
The kitchen sideboard is simpler this year, with just a few holiday touches.
I’ll feature my bedroom in a future post. For now I need to get busy buying gifts and wrapping them.
Gingerbread house gift boxes make pretty packaging for presents.
Don’t you love the twinkle of lights and the glow of Christmas?
Thank you so much for joining me on my Christmas home tour!
I hope that you found a bit of inspiration and that your day is a little brighter because you visited!
Next on the Holiday Housewalk is Laura from Duke Manor Farm. I know you’ll enjoy her home as much as I do! She has the same flying reindeer as me, but I don’t know if she’s using it in her decor this year. You’ll have to visit her blog to find out!
You can start the Holiday Housewalk from Day One by going to Jennifer Rizzo’s.
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