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.
I kept my front porch decor rather 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. I did score the sled and the skates at a thrift store and as I drove it around in the buggy, everyone that saw it was so sad that they didn’t get to it first. The Christmas wreath is a DIY project that I made a few years ago.
I love all of the rose gold and metallic Christmas decor that is so popular but for me, it will always be traditional red, green, and white colors used in my home. Those are the Christmas colors that I am drawn to. Those are the colors that always catch my eye in the stores.
Our 14 year old tree died last year so 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. I love how tight the limbs are to each other and the flocking is beautiful. The tree barely shed the flocking when we put it 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 had made. I always said that I didn’t want my tree to look like a decorated tree at the mall. I wanted my tree 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 diferently.
The red and white striped ribbon was the first thing I purchased this year and I decorated 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.
I am loving all the knitted and homemade ornaments that I am seeing everywhere this year 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 Mantle is my new Santa Clause canvas. I rarely make a purchase like this but I am so glad that I purchased this Santa. 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. I have set these mice along with the ceramic Christmas tree on a table every year.
I love these Santas that I purchased from a thrift store a few years ago. The colors are so bright and vibrant.
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 paired them with some plaid dinner plates. I also used some gold chargers that I have had for years.
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.
I usually 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! I use to not decorate my bedroom but I have started putting out a few pillows and it makes me smile every time I walk into the room. I like to have Christmas 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.