Wednesday, December 16, 2015

My Christmas Home

I love everything about Christmas:
the songs, twinkling lights on trees, the daily reminders of the birth of our Saviour,
the pile of gifts, the cookies and of course, the decorations!
Come on in for a tour of my Christmas home!

In the dining room:
Magnolia leaves are a favorite of mine, so I was excited to find some at a cousin's house!
I love the texture they add to traditional winter greens.

Copper, gold and brass give so much warmth to spaces in your home!
I had fun pulling a collection of antiques {platter, gold tipped vase + deer candle holder} and mixing them with the new: copper mug from Home Goods and mirrored frame from Hobby Lobby.

My sister-in-law hosted a wreath making party, and mine hangs on the wall above the desk.
And this year, I attempted a garland above the doorway.
Clearly, I'm not an expert! But I love the warmth that greens give a room.

We started a gingerbread-house-making tradition this year,
and it was fun,
even if it meant more candies got eaten than got glued on!
A friend and I dug up these mini trees.
They're such a great addition to my Christmas decor!

On the table, I used a striped Ikea hand towel for a runner and my small collection of bottle trees.

In my living room:
This pillow - a watercolor from Craftberry Bush - is a favorite of mine!
You can order them here.

I used all white and gold ornaments on the tree this year.
This one was handmade from a friend at church and I love its simplicity!

For the first time ever, I have all four stockings hung on the mantle!
The first and third were from Target last year, and the second and fourth ones came from Home Goods (I am obsessed with that store).
Don't tell the kiddos, but I already stuffed their stockings! Eeek.

I love the sweet whimsy of this garland I found at New Creation!
The skis were in the dollar bins at Target,
and the deer was a piece I had that got a fresh coat of gold paint. 
On Black Friday, I bought this print from Lindsay Letters. I adore her art!
I added some magnolia leaves and pine cones to the evergreen to finish off the mantle.

This is my $10 Walmart tree that I pulled out for the kids to decorate.
It was just their size, 
and they had a blast hanging ornaments on it!
{Confession: I'm OCD about the placement of ornaments,
so I may or may not have rearranged a few.}

For the first time ever, I actually decorated my front porch! 
{Unless hanging a wreath on the door qualifies}
It came together much more easily than I envisioned, and I now I don't know why I waited so many years to do it!

We filled this old milk can with greens and berries,
and I love the finishing touch it gives the porch,
along with the Noel sign I painted!

I need to give credit to my adorable assistant,
who was by side through so much of the fun, "helping" me decorate!

Thanks for stopping by for a tour of our home!
And don't forget to savor every minute of this special Christmas season.

xoxo, Ruby

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