It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here and I couldn’t be more thrilled. This year, I’m teaming up with 19 bloggers to bring you some Christmas cheer and hopefully some inspiration. This fabulous blog hop we’ve dubbed It’s a Wonderful House Christmas Hop is hosted by the very talented Olivia from Reinvented Collection.
I’m so glad you’re here and if you’re hopping over for the first time from Rebeca’s blog Lincluden Cottage Life, then welcome. Rebeca’s home tour is certainly a tough act to follow. I mean, my goodness! Her show-stopping home decorated for the holidays is absolutely stunning, and I love all her vintage finds.
We’re going to kick off my Christmas Home Tour on the front porch, where I used some plaids and buffalo check to set the stage.
For my Christmas decor, I typically like to stick to neutrals. I love to use white paired with fresh cedar garland. This year, I decided to do something a little different though and added in pops of red. I’m totally not into the colour red, but I went with my gut and added in a few bits here and there to liven it up.
This is the first Christmas we will be celebrating since the completion of my fireplace wall. I always wanted to have a white fireplace that I could dress up with the seasons/holidays, and since this wall was begging for it, I decided to build my own using an electric fireplace and Ikea upper cabinets.
I went really simple this year with my Christmas decor and dressed up my coffee table using coordinating ornaments in apothecary jars.
I like to try to purchase a few things every year for my Christmas decor, so that I can mix and match and switch things up down the road. These fun pillow covers were my splurge this year and I love them.
I’m so glad that this year I was able to use my antique snowshoes as the focal point of my mantel. I picked up these about 10 years ago for a song, and I still like to bust them out every Christmas. They totally work for Winter decor too once all the Christmas decor comes down.
This year, I decided to finally use my tree flocking kit and I am in love with how this tree turned out all dressed up in calming neutrals.
These fun little snowballs and bucket are from the dollar store, and as we left the store, my husband says “I just knew you were going to buy those snowballs. As soon as I saw them on the shelf amongst all the other Christmas stuff, I just knew it.”
The man knows me well.
Right off the living room is my dining room. It’s tiny, but it gets the job done, and I was thrilled to find this slim 7 ft. tree on my local buy&sell app.
This is probably one of the simplest and easiest tablescapes I’ve ever done. I wanted it to look elegant and understated. I started out with this champagne chiller I picked up at a thrift store and let that guide the whole look.
I also flocked this tree, but it’s a much more subtle flocking than the one in my living room. I can’t decide which type I like more.
Off the dining room is the kitchen where the grey and cream theme continues. As soon as the kids saw the week’s menu, they were so excited.. Lol.. Then I broke the news that this was just for fun.
My kitchen is a space I rarely show on my blog, since I don’t feel like it’s ‘finished’ and I have so many future plans for it; but I was SO happy to find some small wreaths at the dollar store to dress up my upper cabinets.
Please make sure to head on over to Wanda’s blog: From House to Home to see her stunning home. I can’t get over that amazing blue garland. Thank you so much and I’ll see you next time,