Winter whites, steely blues and tarnished silver adorn my home this holiday season. Follow along with 22 bloggers as we welcome you into our rooms this year.
It has been so much fun decorating our new to us home this year.
But a new home can sometimes be a tricky thing, too. So where do you put the tree? And where’s the outlet for the lights? What about stockings? It took a bit of time, but we finally found what worked for us this year and I’m so excited to share it all with you!
But before we get started, if you are coming from Tammie’s stunning vintage filled Christmas home, Our Prairie Farmhouse, welcome to my home! As a matter of fact, today is such a fun day that I look forward to each season. It’s a Christmas Tour of Homes, where gobs of fun bloggers gather together and share our homes across the web with all of you. It’s like a parade of homes without having to leave the comfort of your couch! And it certainly is always filled with inspiration, chances to find new friends or new accounts to follow, and I’m honored to be a part of such a fabulous group of ladies.
I am overjoyed to have you visit me and certainly hope you make yourself comfy. So let me know that you are new to my blog by saying hello in the comments below.
Since we have had a bit of a crazy year, I’ve been searching for simplicity in my life – and that includes our home. So this Christmas, I approached it with budget in mind – reusing items from last year. But creating a new look in a new home has been a blast!
Let’s start in our Living Room.
Cozy blankets adorn my couch beckoning for a quiet day, a good book and a hot cup of coffee. It’s especially what I need as we enter this winter season.
So I know blues aren’t the typical holiday color, but I find it so soothing. As soon as I found these pillows that remind me of snowflakes, I had to have them. Even though I used these last year, they were a perfect fit for our new home.
I’ve nicknamed this blanket the “Cookie Monster” blanket. It’s as if they’ve taken his fur and turned it into a cozy coverlet. And hey – I’m down for a cookie anytime, so it’s also a perfect ‘comfy’ fit.
The one thing that is new this year is also the thing I am most excited about. I have been eyeing my dreamy, flocked tree for years! In fact, I shared this dream tree earlier this summer. It’s made by King of Christmas and it’s so very perfect for this year’s decor.
Additionally, between the snowy branches, I added flocked poinsettia blooms and blue ornaments. I just adore the way the blue pops against that white!
And just look at it lit up!
Under the tree are brown paper packages tied up with blue ribbon. In fact, a trick to add whimsy to your packages is to tie an ornament with coordinating ribbon.
Next to the tree sits our fireplace. I didn’t want it to be an exact match of the flocked tree, so I opted for touches of lambs ear and more flocked poinsettias to tie it all together.
While wanting depth and texture, I varied regular greenery along with the flocked.
My signature tobacco basket fire screen sits on the hearth, flanked by wooden boxes and linen stockings.
My deconstructed chair – my most favorite chair of all time – sits next to the fire. Since placing a simple Currier and Ives bowl filled cinnamon scented pinecones, my morning coffee spot is now pure perfection!
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Even Ollie loves the new tree!
On either side of my fireplace, there’s an entrance to our sunroom. It’s such a nice, bright way to allow light into our home.
It’s my reading spot. Or my instagram video room – or a quiet place to chat with my husband.
Above all, our sunroom is slowly becoming a place we love to hang out.
Last but not least is our kitchen and dining room. Surprisingly, it’s the small touches that can make the room seem perfect for Christmas.
Like these wreaths over my kitchen sink.
While they aren’t spectacular, they give me a hint of holiday. And a simple sprig of greenery on our kitchen island is equally a nice touch.
Moving on from our kitchen, the last stop on this Christmas Tour of Homes is our Dining Room.
It’s obviously a bit more dolled up than the rest of the house, but toned down to keep it simple.
Instead of a plain chandelier, I added greenery and ornaments to it. And isn’t it just lovely?
While the table is nothing special, it’s one of my favorites. In fact, it’s meant to be casually elegant.
Old sheet music, tarnished silver, and sprigs of greenery make something forgotten look stunning.
I’ll be sharing a bit more of our dining room later this week along with a tutorial on how to make your own tarnished ornaments. So be sure to follow along so you don’t miss the post!
So, that’s a wee bit of our home this holiday season.
While it’s not grandiose, or lavish, it’s comfy and cozy and welcomes the feeling of family togetherness.
It’s certainly what I was hoping to achieve with this year’s decor.
So now it’s time for the fun stuff! The Christmas Tour of Homes. As a matter of fact, next on the hop is Carol’s gorgeous home over at the Red Painted Cottage. Carol inspires me each year with her stunning decor and certainly this year is no exception! After that, you can visit each blogger linked below to see their homes this season.
Christmas Tour of Homes