Christmas Home Tour | 2016

Hello lovelies! Can you believe its almost Christmas? Like how fast did this season go? I am finally here today to share a little Christmas home tour with you. I’m especially excited this year because it is officially my first time hosting a family holiday at our house.  My parents are in the middle of building a new house and are living in a small apartment, so their place was not an option for our large family gathering.  I happily volunteered to host it at our house and I’m so excited, a bit stressed, but still excited to have everyone over.  I wanted to share with you all a little bit of how I decorated this year. Grab a cup of coffee or your favorite drink and enjoy! 

Christmas Home Tour  
Christmas Home Tour

Christmas Home Tour

Christmas Home Tour

We got a fake tree this year, that I actually bought from my sister. I like how big and full it is, but I definitely missed having a real tree.  Next year I think I’m going to attempt to flock it myself because I just love the look of flocked trees, but not the price. My favorite thing on my tree is the JOY banner that I made a few years ago. I try to incorporate it somewhere every year and this year it fit nicely on our tree.  

Christmas Home Tour

Christmas Home Tour

 

Christmas Home Tour

 

Christmas Home Tour

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I made this skinny “fresh cut trees” sign by hand the other day.  It’s just a skinny scrap board that I painted white with a green border and then I stenciled the letters with some stencils that I had. I hand drew the trees on each side too.  I think it turned out pretty cute, for being a quick handmade project.  I added some strands of berry to my natural wreath to dress it up a little bit. 

Christmas Home Tour
Christmas Home Tour

You can check out this post to see my shelves all decked out for Christmas but there is a little peak here too.  I just added some white and red garland to the mantle along with the stockings. I really want to have all matching stockings but I’m going to wait until after Christmas to hopefully find a good sale. 

So I didn’t get too crazy this year. Just a few touches here and there in the living room and dining room, which are our main living spaces.  I have been really attracted to white and gold and red this year as you can see.  I repurposed a lot of my same decor because it can get pretty expensive buying new stuff each year.  I try to go right after Christmas when a lot of stores discount their stuff way down. 

Well thats a small little update I have for you today. I’m off to planning for the busy weekend ahead! 

Check out some Christmas home tours from a few years ago herehere & here. It’s actually kind of funny looking back that far when I first started blogging. 

 

xoxo

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A Touch of Fall

Hello! Just thought I would drop in and share a little fall tour of our house.  Over the past year or two I have tried to keep things simple around here when it comes to fall decorating and decorating for the seasons.  I like to try and incorporate things here and there that mix well with my year round decor and since its pretty neutral, thats not too hard to do.  Not to mention, it can be hard decorating around an almost two year old and all the toys.  My goodness, the toys, who knew someone so small would require so much stuff? And truthfully, she would be fine just playing with the remote control if thats all we had. But what kind of parent would I be if I didn’t have toys for her?   Anyway, lets get to the fall decor.
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I love decorating that little shelf for different seasons.  Like I said, I don’t go too crazy with the fall decor but just a touch here and there. I might not be able to control myself when it comes to Christmas though.

xoxo

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Christmas Home Tour 2013

Happy Monday Friends! I hope you all had a wonderful relaxing weekend. Patrick and I spent our weekend at a conference in the Dells.  He was nominated for an award for being a young achieving farmer.  One of the many reason I love him so much is because he is such a dedicated and driven person. He is always thinking and dreaming, which is something I really admire him for.  We had a great time and it was nice to have a little mini getaway before all the stress, hustle and bustle that the holidays sometimes bring.

Today I’m here to share a little tour of our home decorated for the holidays.  There are so many home tours being given around the blogsphere and I love it every year because there is just so much inspiration and there are so many talented people. Well, I will stop talking and let you take a look around.  Enjoy!

 

{FOYER}

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One of the many perks to marrying a farmer is that he brings me random finds from the barns or old houses they buy. He recently found me this antique picnic basket, so I thought it would be cute to add some birch logs and lights to it. Its super cute at night when its glowing, it adds the perfect amount of  ambiance to the entryway.

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No Christmas season would be complete without some mistletoe.  I strategically placed it by the front door so all guest can be greeted properly.

{DINING ROOM}

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I bought this antique sled at a show this fall and thought it would look perfect on our dining table.  I added a few ornaments to the dough bough along with some red beads and its totally festive! I could leave this up all winter long.  Which for us is usually until April!

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Christmas chalkboard collage

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Last year I came up with this super simple display for Christmas cards. So far we have only received one, but I’m sure more are coming.  Its basically a piece of ribbon that I hang on the cabinet with some 3M hooks and clothespin the cards to it. Super simple!  And again I had to change up my chalkboard wall.

{Living Room}

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I brought in some natural greenery from the bushes outside and stuck it in some old milk glasses. I love free decor! piesafe_3

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Here is a great bokeh shot of our tree. I plan to have a whole post about our tree because I’m pretty much obsessed with it.

2013 Christmas home tour

And that’s a wrap! Thanks for stopping by our 2013 Christmas home tour.

You can check out last years tour here. 

Have a great week!

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