Welcome to my Christmas House Tour! I am thrilled to join a group of fabulous bloggers for The Pink Door Holiday Home Tour hosted by Annie from All Things Big and Small. I had the pleasure of meeting Annie this summer at the Haven Conference and I was honored when she asked me to be a part of her holiday home tour!
Let’s get started with my Christmas House Tour by entering through my front door!
This is our second year of having a Christmas tree in the foyer.
My foyer tree is obviously artificial but my husband insists we buy a real tree for our living room. We usually wait until about 2 weeks before Christmas to put that one up. In the meantime, it’s nice to be greeted by a tree when we open the front door. (Not that we ever actually use the front door, but it’s a nice thought!)
This year I decorated the foyer tree in red, black and white.
I used the same ribbon to make some bows for the stairs.
I thought my black rain boots made a nice accessory…
Why not put them to good use when it’s not raining!
I just happened to have a Pottery Barn pillow from last year that worked well with this year’s colors.
As you can see, I haven’t done much in my living room. Once we bring home the real tree, I will decorate more in there.
In the meantime, let’s continue the Christmas tour in the back of the house...
We enter the kitchen through this doorway every morning so it was the perfect place to hang our Santa advent calendar. My mother in law gave me this years ago. My kids still love updating the date each morning.
Welcome to my Christmas kitchen!
Last year, I went very subtle on the Christmas decor in here. We had just remodeled our kitchen at that point and I was still enjoying the newness of the space.
This year I added a few more decorative items along with more color!
Since we are constantly using the island, it can’t be too cluttered. Just a few things down the center dress it up.
This tiered tray adds some height but doesn’t take up too much space.
As you can see, I coordinated the table with the same red and black colors I used in the foyer.
A few red pieces near the sink stand out against the white kitchen.
More red and green are carried over to the corner vignette.
Here is a closer look at the topiaries by the window. I almost covered the red pot in burlap to give it a more natural look but ended up leaving the red for more color. Who am I kidding? Actually, I didn’t get a chance to buy the burlap…that’s why I never covered them!
Here is the view of my Christmas kitchen from the family room.
Recently, I picked up this Santa on sale at Michael’s Craft Store.
A skiing Santa is definitely appropriate for our family of skiers!
Last year, I thought about adding wreaths to the cabinets but never did, so this year it was one of the first things I accomplished in here!
The wreaths are from Ballard Designs a few years ago but I think they still carry them. They are about 9 inches.
Just like last year, I added fresh greens to the chandelier.
And just like last year, my hands got covered in sap. I think I was finally able to scrub it off…
As I mentioned, I continued the red and black onto my table setting.
Simple details like ribbon around the silverware add a festive touch.
This is the same gingham ribbon I used to hang the wreaths and make bows throughout the kitchen.
Adding cranberries to glass hurricanes is cheap, easy and they usually last through the holidays.
Just my kind of “craft”!
The bread and salad plates are from Homegoods. I have so many small plates that I switch out for holidays. Luckily, my white plates go with everything!
From the table, you can see into my family room.
I still have to do some more decorating in there but I usually keep it pretty simple.
So far, a wreath and stockings are the extent of my decorating in there.
(If you look very closely, you can see my favorite accessory, though – Rosie my golden retriever is on her chair!)
And that concludes my Christmas House Tour!
Thanks for stopping by! Once we buy our Christmas tree, I will give you a tour of the living room. At that point, I will also take you on a tour of the dining room, which is currently the dumping ground for all the gifts and things I haven’t put away yet…
If you want to see what my house looked like in previous years, please feel free to click on any of the links below.
- Christmas Foyer – Day and Evening
- Christmas Kitchen
- The Christmas House Tour that Never Happened
- Christmas Mantels of the Past
- Our Christmas Kitchen
- Christmas Around My House
Thanks again to Annie from All Things Big and Small for organizing this Home Tour! Be sure to stop by the other beautiful blogs listed below for more holiday inspiration!
How is your holiday decorating coming along?
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Rattlebridge Farm – Foodie Friday and Everything Else, French Country Cottage – Feathered Nest Friday, Craftberry Bush – Inspiration Gallery,Easy Peasy Pleasy – Funtastic Friday, Pieced Pastimes – Saturday Sparks, Everyday Home – Share It One More Time, Sweet Pea – Best of the Weekend, The SITS Girls Saturday Sharefest, Dwellings – Amaze Me Monday, Creatively Living – Monday Funday, The Dedicated House – Make It Pretty
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