Saturday, December 20, 2014

My Christmas House

Welcome to a virtual tour of {part of} my home, dressed up for Christmas!
I don't get too fancy,
but I do have fun using what I have to make it cozy
and festive.

First up is the dining room.

I created my first wreath ever at a party a friend had,
and I had so much fun that I think it will become a yearly tradition!
You just can't go wrong with fresh greenery.

I love my bottle trees, and think they are especially cute inside a glass cloche!

I used more greenery and some antlers I robbed from my man's stash to decorate this old door.
He's got enough to supply the neighborhood! (antlers, that is)

I stuck some evergreen in an urn and then decided the berries would add some color.
The poinsetta was from my man!

 More antlers! What did I tell you?

I had the platter for years and it was originally red, but I was in the mood for some gold.
Spray paint to the rescue!

 On to the kitchen!
This room feels like Christmas year-round, with the red counters
and the darling Roman shades that my Mom made for me out of Ikea curtains!

I added a pot of greenery,
along with some cookie cutters that have been passed down from Eddie's grandmother.

The living room is where we put up our Christmas tree.
I had fun adding some gold tinsel that I found on clearance last winter!

The mantle is a collection of things I had on hand, except for the stockings!
I finally got some to hang for the kids :)
I made the tree out of a cereal box after seeing this tutorial.

I needed some art to display, so I lettered this one evening while I was watching a show.

After seeing the comments of quite a few moms whose children loved this Little People nativity set,
I decided to go ahead and get one for the kiddos when it was 50% off!
It is adorable, and perfect for little hands.

 Hadassah has had fun playing with it, 
while her brother spends more time  pushing the pieces off the table and dragging them around the house! (that's his preferred method of play in general) 

My chalkboard, with the message my heart needs this Christmas.

Thank you for "touring" my home...all three rooms!
Happy weekend, y'all :)