A Look at Christmas Time in Our New Home!
Hello you all, I can’t believe that is actually December and my favorite time of year alreay! I am thrilled be sharing our new to us home all decorated for Christmas as part of Jennifer Rizzo’s Holiday Housewalk! It is also a pinch me moment to share with you as part of this amazing tradition that she has set up year after year. She is incredibly talented and I love the “why” behind this whole tour. Make sure to head to her page for Day 1 of the tour as well!
This is Day 5 on the tour and a big welcome to those of you who are heading over from Stephanie Watkins from Casa Watkins. Stephanie’s home is so lovely; she made it warm, inviting and beautiful for Christmas. If you haven’t already, make sure to check it out too!
Our Christmas Home in the Holiday Housewalk 2021!
I wanted to show you some areas in the house that we have been working hard on and that you haven’t seen a whole lot of! You may notice that the fireplace got a makeover and a mantel =). That meant it was the perfect time to decorate it up with garland and stockings!
This room of Christmas decor is also full of sentimental and favorite pieces.
I found this tree candleholder a couple years ago thrifting and I think it is just the sweetest!
I pulled out the jingle bells that I made last year and hung them on the garland.
You will notice the same thing that I have been sharing in my earlier posts… I chose to not buy any new decor except ribbons and berries.
Which really worked out perfectly! I hung our sweetest family ornaments (most of them). For example, baby’s first Christmas, handmade angels and so many that we have bought over the years to remind us of memories or trips, etc… I wanted to have the coastal feel as well so I used pops of blue throughout. But then rustic at the same time with branches of magnolia leaves here and there.
Here you can see our bunny ornament that we got shortly after seeing The Velveteen Rabbit play.
Across from our family room is the casual dining room off of the kitchen.
Everything flows together and is pretty open so it is fun to enjoy all the decorations from every spot.
This table was a second hand find as well. It gets lots of the everyday use… Homework, meals and puzzles/games.
I used a simple arrangement with evergreens and wow do they smell amazing!
I highly recommend using real Christmas greens if you have faux trees. It makes up for the lack of having that real Christmas tree smell.
Right in front of the dining area is our newly renovated kitchen.
I am really ready to get started on all of our holiday baking in the kitchen now and I just can’t wait!
As you enter through the kitchen and come out the other side, you will find yourself in our formal dining room.
It is very simply set and decorated for the day-to-day. Although the addition of candlesticks makes it a little more dressy from time to time.
Then you will turn and see this view into the living room. My mom recently gifted me this beautiful heart that has the prettiest patina to it. You can put a little tea light inside.
And that is the view into each of the Christmas spaces of our home…
I couldn’t resist sticking one more tree in the entrance where we have our stairway. Next year we will begin working on the stairs… I can’t wait to hang garland down this area as well. I am hoping to shop clearance sales for more garland to save for then.
I need to find something to use as a skirt on this newly added tree (maybe a tablecloth that I have lying around, ha)!
Thank you so much for visiting with me here as I share all these special spaces with you. It meant so much this year to decorate as we are so grateful to be here. I got sentimental taking these pictures and was teary eyed making my floral arrangements.
Make sure to head on over to Courtney at French Country Cottage as she is the next stop on the tour. Courtney is amazing and her home is magical! Truly the way she decorates and captures the joy in her home, captures the beauty of the season.
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend ahead!