I am so happy to be a part of this Christmas Tour of Homes where a group of bloggers are showing you how we decorate our homes for Christmas. We hope that when you visit all of these homes, you will find some inspiration to use in your home.
This home tour is hosted my dearest blogging friends. We connected at the Haven Conference in Atlanta in 2016 and 2017 and have become true friends that I love dearly. Now on to the Christmas home tour!
Merry Christmas and welcome to our home! I think my home has mostly traditional Christmas decor.
My front porch decor is simple this year. I can’t decorate outside very much because my dog thinks the decor is for her to drag around the yard so I can only put out heavy stuff that she can’t move. We use to put up a lot of outside decorations but the dog shut that Christmas tradition down. The sled and the skates are a thrift store find. Christmas wreath is a DIY project that I made a few years ago.
For me, it is always traditional red, green, and white colors in my home. These are the Christmas colors that I am drawn to.
We purchased a new tree and it is from King of Christmas. I saw the Christmas tree on Instagram and knew that it was the perfect tree for us. It is almost effortless to put together. The limbs are to each other and the flocking is beautiful. These trees barely shed the flocking when they are put together.
For years, our tree had all of the Christmas ornaments that we had collected over the years plus all the ornaments that my kids make. I always say that I do not want my tree to look like a decorated tree at the mall. The tree needs to hold all of the Christmas memories that were dear to me. Now that my kids are grown, I have changed things up and I really am enjoying decorating the tree differently.
The red and white striped ribbon are the first thing I purchase this year and I decorate my tree with mostly bright red and white ornaments.
I have been purchasing Santa ornaments for a few years and these ornaments make great fillers for the gaps in the trees.
All the knitted and homemade ornaments that I am seeing everywhere this year make me smile so I knitted some Christmas Trees to go on my tree. You can view the Knitted Christmas Tree Banner for the tutorial.
The focal point for my Christmas Mantel is my new Santa Clause canvas. I do not think my family will ever get tired of him. Speaking of being drawn to things, I am always drawn to decor with Santas.
Shiny balls in lanterns are one of my favorite ways to decorate.
I love to use a few pieces of Christmas decor every single year and these vintage mice from Home Interiors has made the cut. These mice were probably the first piece of Christmas decor that I purchased as a newlywed in the early 80’s. These mice along with the ceramic Christmas tree are on a table every year.
Bright colored Santas that I purchased from a thrift store a few years ago are on a side table.
Moving on to the kitchen!
I received a set of woodsy Christmas dishes from my late father-in-law years ago and I use a piece of the set on my Christmas table every single year.
This year I used the salad plates and pair them with some plaid dinner plates. Gold chargers that I have had for years are on the table.
I made a DIY Table Runner with an old plaid runner and the fringe from a thrifted poncho.
All of the small wreaths on the back of the kitchen chairs are made from one dollar store garland and some ribbon that I had. Pretty cheap decor.
Usually, I set up a hot chocolate and coffee bar right off my kitchen so that we can whip up some hot chocolate while we watch cheesy Hallmark Christmas moves. Every single night.
I love something about red Christmas pillows on white bedding. The red just pops! Christmas is spread throughout the house.
I hope you enjoyed my Christmas Home Tour and I hope you will visit all of the other blogger’s homes. I know that you will be blown away with their decor.