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2022 Christmas Home Tour – Snowflakes and Fair Isle Decorating Ideas

Welcome friends!  I’m so happy you stopped by today!  If you’re looking for Christmas decorating inspiration, we have a treat for you.  Today, I’ve joined a group of talented bloggers for our 2022 Christmas home tours hosted by Marty of A Stroll Thru Life.  There are 26 homes on the tour with tons of holiday decorating ideas!  For my 2022 Christmas home tour, I’m sharing my kitchen and family room…featuring snowflakes and fair isle decorating ideas!

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Christmas Home Tours 2022:

Front Door and 2022 Christmas Home Tour dates

Before we begin, I want to welcome those of you who are arriving from Whispering Pines Homestead.  Anita always decorates in rich colors that are so cozy this time of year.  I’m sure you enjoyed her tour!

When you’re finished here, please be sure to visit the links at the end of this post to see all the beautiful Christmas home tours!

Welcome to my home!

Even though we rarely use our front door, I always like to decorate it every season.  In the past, I would buy a fresh wreath each year but ever since I found this artificial one, I’ve been done with the fresh.  Who needs all those messy needles dropping anyway?  

Black front door with Christmas wreath and a fair isle bow - 2022 Christmas home tour

So, now I just fluff up my artificial wreath, change the bow and maybe add some accessories like the red berries.  Since I’m decorating with snowflakes and Fair Isle designs inside my home, I was happy to find this red ribbon to coordinate.

2022 Christmas Home Tour – The Kitchen:

Let’s continue the tour in my kitchen.  From this angle, you can probably tell that we have an open concept kitchen-family room.  Each year, I like to coordinate my holiday decor so the two spaces work together.  This year, you will see touches of red mixed with fair isle and snowflake decorations.  Some years, I’ve switched my blue and white curtain panels to red curtains for the holiday season.  Although, I considered doing it again this year, I decided to leave the blue and not go too crazy with the red.

Entrance to kitchen - 2022 Christmas home tour

In a bright white kitchen, a little red goes a long way.  Each year, I hang the mini wreaths on my cabinets.  Usually, I use a red gingham ribbon but this year I switched the ribbon to a red fair isle style to go with my theme.  Changing ribbons is an inexpensive way to change a look from year to year. 

White kitchen with wood floors and stained wood island - 2022 christmas home tour

To dress up the candles on my stove mantel, I simply wrapped them with another fair isle ribbon.  Since I had the wood candlesticks, I used them along with a wooden star from local store.  I love how the wood adds a rustic touch – and also coordinates with my round wood tray on the island.  

Recently, I shared the details of my winter tray decor.

White kitchen decorated for 2022 Christmas Home tour

Here’s a close up of the wooden star and candlesticks above the stove.  Since this spot is such a focal point in my kitchen, I think it’s important to coordinate these items with the rest of the decorations. 

Wooden snowflake and candlesticks on white stove mantel

In the back corner of the counter, I added some more red and white.  The skiing dish towel kind of works with the snowflake theme as well…

Kitchen counter decorated for Christmas with candle, Santa and Christmas tree plate

mercury glass candle

From the angle in the photo below, you can see how all red accessories work together.  Somewhere in my basement bins, I do have a red Christmas rug but I just left the blue one for now.  Plus, it goes with the curtains and the family room rug so I guess it makes sense to leave it.

White kitchen with wood floors - 2022 Christmas home tour

This year, I kept my kitchen decor simple with just some subtle pops of red and green.

White cabinets and kitchen stove decorated for 2022 christmas home tour

While searching for Fair Isle pieces, I found these tea towels.  I love the way the pattern includes the traditional snowflake along with reindeer.  After all, I decorated with reindeer on each of my countertop trays.

Red and White fair isle kitchen towel hanging on stove

fair isle tea towel

To the right of the stove, I created a Christmas coffee station and just shared those ideas on the blog last week.

Christmas coffee station in kitchen corner

As you can see, here are a couple of the reindeer I mentioned, along with some Fair Isle mugs.

Red fair isle mugs with tiered tray and coffee machine

silver reindeersimilar mugs

Before we head into the family room, let’s stop at my kitchen table where I continued the snowflakes and Fair Isle theme…

White kitchen decorated for Christmas

For this year’s Christmas table, I bought some new Fair Isle patterned salad plates to layer over my white dishes.  If you want to change the look of your dishes without buying a whole new set, this is an easy and inexpensive way to do it.  (FYI – my plates have been discontinued at World Market but these dishes have a similar vibe).

Christmas table setting with red striped runner and red fair isle snowflake plates

similar snowflake platessimilar napkin rings

To complement the dishes, I brought out my red striped table runner.  Then to keep the red from becoming too overpowering, I used mostly white and silver accessories for the rest of the table.

Overhead view of red and white table setting

Since I was decorating with a snowflake theme, all the white made sense – white chairs, candles, napkins, placemats… By the way, those cute little craft paper wrapped presents were leftovers from a farmhouse Christmas table I decorated a few years ago.  

Red and white Christmas tablescape

similar table runneranother similar runnersimilar mini trees

And you might notice the little snowflakes scattered down the center of the table.  While shopping in the dollar bins at Michael’s, I found those.  Basically, they were unfinished wood “DIY wood tags” and came in packages of 24 for around $2.99 each.  All I did was paint them white…how crafty of me.  Haha.  

Red and white Christmas table setting - 2022 home tour

Not only did I buy the snowflake tags, but I bought a bunch of little house tags as well.  Once again, I painted them white and then I hung them on my little tree with red baker’s twine.  If you read my blog, you know that I just love decorating with little white houses!  I never seem to have enough!  Then to finish my simple tree, I added some Fair Isle ribbon to continue with the theme.  

Wood shelves and small Christmas tree with red and white decor

4 foot pre-lit treemini house ornaments  / fluffy faux white sheepskin 

If you like little white houses at Christmas, you might also like gingerbread houses!  For an easy craft, read DIY Gingerbread House Ornaments!

On my console table shelves, I continued with red and white.  To dress up the baskets where I keep my napkins, I tied on some cute snowflake ornaments.

snowflake decor on seagrass basket

large snowflake ornamentseagrass baskets

From here, we’re practically in the family room.  Let’s continue the 2022 Christmas home tour in there for some more snowflakes and Fair Isle decor!  (If you’re looking for Fair Isle items for your home, here are some more Fair Isle shopping finds!)

2022 Christmas Home Tour – Family Room:

Like I said, when you have an open concept kitchen/family room, it makes sense to coordinate the holiday decor!

Christmas table and family room open concept

With all the bright light in this room, the splashes of red really stand out.  

Family room with stone fireplace and plantation shutters decorated for 2022 Christmas home tour

Since Fair Isle patterns look great with plaid, I displayed some of my plaid pillows.

Family room with plantation shutters and fireplace decorated for Christmas - 2022 home tour

And for more color, I added my red plaid table runner to the coffee table.  The runner makes a great base for the tray and helps to pull all the colors together.

Coffee table with red runner and christmas decorations on tray - 2022 tour

similar Merry pillowsimilar table runnersimilar rattan tray

As you can see, I added more of those wooden snowflakes to the dough bowl.  For cheap dollar bin items, I really got my moneys worth with those things!

Christmas decorations on rattan tray on coffee table - 2022 home tour

A red “Merry” pillow…a merry bowl of Hershey’s kisses…

Merry Candy dish on rattan tray - 2022 Christmas home tour

And a big “Merry” Fair Isle sign for the fireplace!  Yes, I guess I’m feeling very merry this Christmas!

Stone fireplace and chair decorated for Christmas

At some point, I’ll hang our stockings but I’m liking the way the mantel looks without them for now.  And yes, there are more of those little snowflakes in the garland above the mirror.  Isn’t it great when you can find several uses for items?  And it’s even better when those items are super-cheap!

Stone fireplace decorated for Christmas with red and green

Those were actually the only things I bought for the mantel this year.  Last year, I bought the red Merry sign from Homegoods but couldn’t decide where to display it.  And I’ve used the mirror before, though last time I displayed it horizontally. To see more Christmas mantel ideas, read – Stone Fireplace Christmas Decorations.

Red star and Merry sign with Christmas greenery

similar red star

At Christmas time, the red fabric covered star always makes an appearance.  Among other places, I’ve displayed it on my kitchen stove mantel, and in my younger son’s bedroom.  Gee, I wonder where I’ll use it next Christmas… *Update – see my 2023 home tour!

Stone fireplace with mantel decorated with red and green Christmas decor

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed my 2022 Christmas home tour!  Wishing you a very Merry Christmas season!

Once again, thank you to Marty from A Stroll Thru Life for hosting!  Her beautiful home is the first one on the tour. Also, please visit the rest of the participants on the blog hop from the list below. 

If you’re following along in order, White Arrows Home is next!  I know you’re going to love Kristin’s beautiful decor…her home is amazing!

Here is the full list of all the homes on the tour:

Monday December 5th

A Stroll Thru Life StoneGableThrifty and ChicSouthern Home and HospitalityWorthing Court

Tuesday December 6th

Our Southern HomeThis is our BlissThe Stonybrook HouseA Pretty Life In The SuburbsUp To Date Interiors Shiplap and Shells

Wednesday December 7th

Whispering Pines HomesteadCalypso in the CountryWhite Arrows Home Designing VibesDecor to AdoreClean and Scentsible.

Thursday December 8th

CitrineLiving Pasha is Home County Road 407 Simply2MomsSouthern State of MindChalking Up Success

Friday December 9th

Hymns and VersesEleanor Rose HomeDimples and Tangles


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    1. Thanks so much, Laura! Sometimes I think I’ll go neutral for the holidays but the red always comes out at some point! Looking forward to your tour!

  1. I love your home, and I love the flow with the family room and kitchen combined. So inviting and such a great space for all the family to gather. Adding the red is small touches is so perfect, it makes the whole space just sing Christmas. You are way too clever with those little snow flakes and little houses too, I love them both. Thanks so much for joining the tour again this season, your home is always such a delight to visit.

    1. Thank you so much, Marty! With the open space, I feel like I need to decorate them together. And you gotta love those simple DIYs! Thanks again for hosting this wonderful blog tour!

  2. Shelley you are so incredibly talented! I am in love with the pops of red and all things snowflakes! And that vintage Christmas tree plate in your kitchen is really special. Of course, I was teary eyed not seeing sweet Rosie in the pics —big hugs!

    1. Thank you, Diane. You always say the sweetest things…I had fun with my snowflake theme this year. Yes, I’m really missing my darling Rosie a lot these days. She loved all the holiday excitement and we always gave her presents to open on Christmas morning. It definitely won’t be the same this year. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful holiday season!

    1. Thanks Jenn! Yes, I always called it a snowflake pattern but then I thought of Fair Isle sweaters and it all made sense. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Your home looks so beautiful and inviting, Shelley. I am so embarrassed to admit this, but before your tour, I never knew that print was called “Fair Isle”. Thank you for schooling me! haha! It looks amazing with your holiday decorating scheme.

    1. Thanks Erica! I guess I just knew it from the sweaters! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the holiday season!

    1. Thank you so much Kim! I do love decorating with red this time of year. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

    1. Thanks Jo-Anna! It’s such a fun time of year for decorating! Wishing you a wonderful holiday season!

    1. Thanks so much, Heidi! It can be such a fine line between “pretty” Fair Isle and “ugly sweater” Fair Isle! Enjoy your weekend!

    1. Thanks Kate! Yes, a cozy Christmas sweater is definitely a vibe I was going for…as long as it doesn’t cross over into the “ugly sweater” look…which sometimes happens with Fair Isle! Haha! Thanks for stopping by and have a Merry Christmas!

  4. So very pretty, Shelley!! I really enjoyed taking your tour! You have a lovely home! And…I learned what Fair Isle decor was! hahaha(p.s. I’m Julie from My Wee Abode’s lil sis) 🙂

  5. Your home is beautiful for Christmas!! I especially love your mantel. The little snowflakes around the garland are adorable!! It all feels so cohesive and lovely. Thanks so much for sharing at Home Imagined this week! Happy Christmas!

    1. Thanks so much, Rachel! I had fun playing around with ideas…glad you liked it. Have a Merry Christmas!

  6. Shelley, What a beautiful Christmas Home tour. I looks so festive and cosy at the same time. I must say I am in love with the style of your kitchen. I plan on updating my kitchen next year and I really like your cabinets and the shelf above your stove. Thanks for joining us at the Home Imagined party.

    1. Thanks so much, Meagan! I’m so happy you like my kitchen – we remodeled it about 7 years ago and I wanted it to look timeless. Thanks for hosting the link party!

    1. Thank you Lori! Glad you like the wreaths…I’ve been hanging them every year for the past few. Have a Merry Christmas!

  7. Beautiful Christmas home, Shelley! I love all of your creative decor ideas. I am excited to feature your post at this week’s Tuesday Turn About link party. Thank you for sharing. Merry Christmas!!

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