I’m so excited about today’s post! I’m sharing my Christmas Home tour today!
29 Bloggers and myself are opening our doors all week to show you some Christmas decorating inspiration! How fun!
Christmas is my hands-down-favourite holiday of the year…maybe it’s because I can fill every room with sparkle and shine!…maybe it’s because I love to see the joy on my boys faces as they open up their Christmas presents…….maybe it’s because I can catch my handsome hubby standing under the mistletoe!….maybe it’s because I love to cuddle on the sofa with my family, a cup of hot chocolate in hand, listening to Bing Crosby’s “I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas’ (my favorite Christmas song ever!!) playing softly in the background, admiring our Christmas tree together…
…but one of the most favourite reasons I love Christmas is to open my house to friends and show them some welcoming hospitality, have a few good laughs and make some festive memories!
…so welcome friends to my Christmas Home Tour!
…..As a way of saying “Merry Christmas” to all of our readers there is also a fun giveaway from One King’s Lane for a $200 gift card (and other amazing gift packages too) at the end of the post so be sure to enter after you take my Christmas Home tour!
…now let’s go inside!
Sit down and take your boots off! I’ll take your coat and make us a cup of hot chocolate!
I cozied up my entryway with a plaid wool throw on the bench and added a couple of white pillows. Under the bench I added a wine crate filled with birch logs. I love decorating with birch and it’s colors- silvery grays, soft whites and black!
Remember when Instagramed about having our stairs refinished? Well they are done – that nasty beige carpeting is gone and I’m in love with the results!
I love adding an elegant festive garland to my railing at Christmas! I added silver sparkly pears, silver pinecones, vintage hand-blown glass birds, silver beads and pressed Oak leaves tucked here and there to give the garland more fullness!
When the lights are plugged in this garland gives such a beautiful soft sparkle and shine! This year I changed up my indoor holiday colors from traditional red and white to blue so I added two large peacock feathers to the garland to bring in some rich blue and teal tones!
This little area of our home is the perfect spot for a console table. I created a holiday vignette by adding a single large white branch to a Jonathan Adler vase and decorating it with DIY Christmas Ornaments I made myself. If you’d like to make these you can find the tutorials here:
DIY Gold Dot Ornament (tutorial coming soon!)
This piece of abstract art is one that my son made a while back – just a white painted canvas with black paint smooshed on it!
A stack of books topped with white Jonathan Adler candle votives and a vintage reindeer complete the wintery look!
I showed you back in the fall how I refinished this ‘antiqued’ wooden dough bowl; I love decorating with it for the seasons.
I added these pretty frosty blue pinecones (they are actually ornaments you can hang on your tree – but they are also great bowl fillers!).
A turquoise blue ornament tops a stack of books on my end tables. Just a simple easy vignette that you can create anywhere in your home!
Here’s my Blue Christmas Dining Room: (See all the ways I created this pretty blue Holiday tablescape in that post!)
Now onto the living room!
I love to give my mantel interest and texture by using accessories with different heights and positioning some elements to the back and some to the front.
I used my husband’s military pewter mug filled with fresh boxwood clippings from our yard, crystal votives and birch candles on mercury glass candlesticks for a mix of materials and finishes. Faux pine branches and pheasant feathers add a rustic touch.The blue and brown holiday ornaments, pick up the same colors I used for my Christmas tree…
….and here’s my ‘I’ll have a Blue Christmas’ holiday tree!
I’m so happy with my switch from traditional red and white colors that I’ve decorated my tree with in the past! The blues and browns look so pretty together.
My inspiration for this tree came from Diane at In My Own Style! I was lucky enough to meet Diane at Haven this past August- she is so incredibly sweet! We sat at the same table in the Annie Sloan Paint Workshop – we had so much fun! I was a total newbie with Chalk Paint but Diane is a pro!
Did you see her Michaels Dream Tree? It’s so stunning! She used these fun sparkly Holiday picks as a tree topper, sparkly blue yarn for garland and blue ornaments. Her tree completely wowed me and I ran out immediately to buy the yarn and the holiday picks! Thanks Diane for the inspiration!
Light blue, turquoise and brown Christmas balls are mixed with brown antler ornaments, white DIY Feather and Jewel Ornaments and white icicles to give a lovely winter wonderland look! I wrapped the blue sparkly yarn around my tree for another pop of color and texture…I love how the sequins in the yarn twinkle and catch the lights at night.
Now let’s head outside!
We really love using our hot tub! Jump in and relax for a while! The tiki torch is lit… it’s Christmas party time! I added a cheery red plaid throw and a holiday candle to give our hot tub a festive look! I even made a little snowman on the edge of the hot tub to keep us company!
I really hope you enjoyed my Christmas Home tour!
Thanks for visiting and check out the Santa’s Swag bag giveaway sponsored by One Kings Lane and other’s below!
I’m so excited to be joining 29 other bloggers for a fun blog hop this week– Home for the Holidays!
Lots of holiday inspiration and festive decor!
Here’s the schedule – be sure to visit each of my friend’s homes to drool over tons of holiday decor ideas!
Enter the Rafflecopter here! Good luck!
…. and don’t forget to enter to win the fun ‘Tis the Season for Cheer Giveaway!
The giveaway opens this Sunday Dec 1 at midnight!
You could win a $600 Visa gift card that will be mailed 2-day priority!
…and I also have an amazing Custom Table Linens Giveaway going on right now! Wouldn’t you love new linens to dress your Christmas Table? Or give as a gift?
Thanks for visiting! Wishing you and your family a Happy Holiday!!
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