Hi there friend, thanks for coming by to check out my very first Christmas home tour. The same group of gals from the fall tour of homes invited me back for their "Deck the Blogs" Christmas tour. They all somehow deal with my craziness and last minute picture submissions. But be sure you make it to the end of my home tour, BECAUSE each one of these lovely ladies home tours are linked at the end of this post, that way you can keep right on touring for Christmas inspiration.
Last time I shared my home I was pretty much living in an indoor pumpkin patch. But it saddens me to say, that all my pumpkin have since been removed, and taken to their finally resting place... a.k.a the woods behind my house. But they have happily been replaced with pine trees, pine cones, cedar garland, gingerbread houses, and all things Christmas!
So grab yourself a giant cup of hot coco, a cozy blanket, turn on some Christmas music, and come on in! Welcome to our "Deck the Blogs" Christmas Home Tour!
I've pretty much been Buddy the Elf for the past two days pulling this all together. We went to bed with a fall home and woke up to my version of a forest/ Christmas gingerbread house. Well as long as you don't go in the dinning room, because thats where all the fall decor is hiding, until I find the time to put it away. (It will probably still be there next fall). So I'm sorry to say the dinning room will not be part of this tour.
Well here we go! Bella welcomes you to the first stop on this virtual tour- the LIVING ROOM and our tiny entryway, where I simply hung some garland on the stair railing. I may or may not have fed Bella 8 Chick-fil-a nuggets to get this shot of her.
This is actually the first year I've decorated our entire living room. The past couple of years I simply hung stockings on the fireplace- since our main tree goes in the family room, just off of the living room.
On the fireplace I changed out my arched window frame for a round mirror, and added some fresh cedar garland, a bow, and some bells. I wanted to keep it real simple since I layered fresh cedar garland, fake snow, and a village of white houses along the mantel. My favorite part about this scene is the live cedar garland, and how it has the tiniest little pinecones.
I know, I know, this is a gas fireplace. So the wood is just for decoration. My husband thinks I'm crazy. But I love the texture and color it adds to the fireplace. I also swapped out my two floor lamps for some pre-lit skinny flocked trees. Which I decided to leave un-decorated, because I love the simplistic natural look. And I couldn't forget stockings- even though I almost killed myself digging for these in the attic. I love these simple white stockings with their heavy texture and loose knit design.
But just like my fall living room decor I kept to my normal colors and decor design. I do this with every season/holiday. You simply build your decor around the things you already have and love.
Next up on this virtual Christmas tour of ours is my BREAKFAST NOOK.
One of my favorite little spots in our house. I kept it really simple in here with a layered gingerbread house center piece on my antique milk glass cake stands.
The smell of gingerbread will always remind me of Christmas. When I was little, my sister and I, decorated gingerbread houses during the days leading up to Christmas. I would spend hours decorating mine. Putting so much thought into where I icing glued each little piece of candy. Last night I sat at this little table and decorated 9 gingerbread houses for my breakfast nook and kitchen decor. Pretty sure I was the only person in the world decorating gingerbread houses at midnight. But it took me back to my childhood. For those few hours I was surrounded by the magical feeling of Christmas.
And the last stop on this Christmas virtual home tour is my KITCHEN. Which if you are a regular here on the blog, you know it just underwent a makeover. Seeing pictures of this room makes me so happy now.
I will add, I finally put the outlet covers back on since the redo and added a new light fixture. Because these items were missing in my fall home tour. AND I finally started my "Painted Kitchen Cabinet" series - CLICK HERE if you want to learn how I painted my kitchen cabinets.
There's nothing like the smells of Christmas. Pine, cookies, and all the yummy baking. So I decided to make my Christmas kitchen all about the smells of Christmas. I used cedar garland, gingerbread houses, gingerbread men cookies, and coffee. If you come over now there may be some cookies left- and I'll make a fresh batch of coffee.
Out of all the cookies I made, these three are the only ones that don't look like deformed/ oversized gingerbread misfits. They look a little unique to put it nicely. Those are the ones I snacked on while taking photos. Yelling "off with your head" every time I bit off a head.
And that my friend is the end of my Christmas Home Tour. I have loved having you in my home. I just wish I could have you all over and we could bake cookies and listen to Christmas music- or watch Elf.
So sad you have to go! But this doesn't have to be the end, check out all my friend Christmas Home Tour too- all linked at the bottom.
As always thank you so much for stopping by today and reading my blog. I hope you guys enjoyed my Decking the Blogs- Christmas Home Tour. I hope you found some inspiration for your home.
I want to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas! I will continue to share more of my Christmas decorations here on the blog and my other social media accounts- So be sure to follow me over on FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM for more behind the scenes of this little business I call life. OHH and PINTEREST for even more Christmas inspo. (P.S. I have three more trees to put up so there will be more)
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Now here’s some more amazing Christmas inspiration from the other ladies who so kindly let me join them again for this Christmas Deck the Blog hop.
Refill your coco and enjoy!
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