I joined 14 fellow procrastinating bloggers for a little last-minute Christmas home tour series. My decor was very rustic and traditional.
Can you believe there’s only 10 days until Christmas?! I finally finished my Christmas decorations this weekend, just in time to join some of my fellow procrastinators for a little last minute home tour!
Procrastinators Christmas Home Tour
I’ve had our Christmas tree up since December 1st, every year we get a bigger tree, it’s an unspoken tradition. It’s the one thing I wasn’t slacking about this year. 😉 I always decorate our tree using sentimental ornaments that we’ve collected over the years or have had since childhood. We got this ornament when we were in Paris last year and I love seeing it on the tree and thinking back on the fun we had.
I gave our mantle a face lift a few months ago by painting it white and adding some crown molding. It definitely makes things more festive for the holidays and adds some contrast to the giant brick fireplace. It’s decorated with garland, glittery Christmas balls, candles, a white bottle with faux berries and a reindeer statue I got at Michael’s almost 3 years ago. My stocking is one I’ve had since I was little and I made Jesse’s stocking for our first Christmas.
I picked up this little Christmas fox at Target a few weeks ago. If you’ve been around my blog for a while then you know that I’ve got a special thing for foxes because of my Papa. This is my little way of including him in my holiday decorations. Speaking of being sentimental, over the television is a garland I made out of old Christmas cards. The cards are from various members of my family that have passed away, or that I don’t see very often. The holidays are all about family for me, so this is my little way of keeping family close. Next to our television I filled a large apothecary jar with ornaments and glittered pinecones, and added a poinsettia Whenever I can work live plants into my seasonal decor I go for it. I love to have live plants in the house. I even added some decor to the sofa table behind our sectional. There’s more garland, ornaments, and a framed Christmas card, but Santa Yoda is my favorite. Have a holly jolly Christmas, you will.
Next up on the tour is the dining room, aside from the living room we spend the most time in the kitchen/dining room, so it had to have a holiday makeover too. The table is decorated with two little Christmas trees I got from the Dollar Spot at Target and a branch candle holder I got at Sweet Clover a few months ago. I love the romantic glow of the candlelight when the candlesticks are lit. Garland is a Christmas theme in our house, so of course the bay window is decorated with garland and lights, and another poinsettia. In the corner on my bentwood chair, which I also picked up at Sweet Clover, you have the little snowman family I made from 4×4’s two years ago. To round out the kitchen/dining room decor there’s my little kitchen Christmas tree. I decorate the tree with mini ornaments and cookie cutters. Jesse doesn’t understand why I need a Christmas tree in the kitchen, but I can’t see our big tree from the kitchen so I needed a little one to stare at while I’m doing my Christmas baking.
I decorate our banisters upstairs with over 50 ft. of garland and 600 lights. It casts a warm glow over the living room and makes the house feel so cozy. I snuck in another tree for the loft while my husband wasn’t looking. It’s the only spot with colored lights, which is what I grew up with so they make me a little nostalgic. I made some adorable little chalkboard ornaments to decorate the tree and the tree topper is made of glittered branches from the floral department at JoAnn Fabric and Crafts. Behind the tree is a frame with a few Christmas cards I’ve received this year, and last, on display. Under the tree is a sleigh and a tree skirt I made using this knotting technique.
Check Out the Other Christmas Home Tours!
Well, thanks for stopping by for my Christmas home tour! Be sure to stop by the other blogger’s homes to check out their home tours! You can also find us at #15christmastours on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!
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