Friday, December 2, 2011

Christmas Home Tour

I love the holidays!!! The amateur decorator in me loves any excuse to change the decor around, even if only for one month. Pulling the boxes down each year is so exciting. I love seeing the good 'ole special items and maybe the few that I didn't remember bringing home last year. It has been so fun to see the joy in Mia's eyes too as she discovers each Christmas item in our home. She was a huge help in picking out and decorating our tree this year too! Here is a little tour of our home at Christmas.



The Mantel. Simple this year with our Restoration Hardware Advent as the star. It was a special gift several years ago and one of my favorite Christmas decorations!



Fireplace...Mia's stocking is missing in this picture, but it will be in place soon. The small trees are covered in picture frame ornaments.


Fireplace at night. We don't really need fireplaces here to warm up the house, but I just love how it makes the room feel!



Mia hanging up ornaments on the tree.




A REAL Tree! This is the first time we have ever had a real tree and I love it! It is a Frazier Fir and smells amazing! It is petite, but perfect for its little window spot in the dining room. We did make the mistake of buying LED lights that are "cool" instead of "warm." It looks a little like a spaceship at night. Lesson learned!



We did silver and gold ornaments with a burlap bow. 




Clean up duty! Start 'em early right??? She loves vacuuming and I am okay with that!!!





Latest DIY project - A snowflake wreath. It was one of the Lowe's creative ideas projects in the store. Richard completed it in less than an hour. It is made from 12 36" square dowels and some good math!





Dining Room Chandy with some ornament embellishments.



Dining Room Christmas Table Setting.



I used a white tablecloth, red square charger, silver round charger. The star plates are from Ikea and the dessert plates are from Kohl's.



Dining Room Buffet. 


These vases are on either side of the TV.  A little Santa flair to show that we don't take things too seriously!
 Merry Christmas everyone! I hope you all have a beautiful holiday season celebrating Christ's birth! I can't think of a better reason to celebrate!

4 comments:

  1. I love your geometric wreath, and the fact that you used a real tree! Your house looks great!

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  2. Wow! You are a Christmas crafting genius! So glad I found your project via Centsational Girl.

    Please stop by for a visit to my blog. I am currently in the midst of a Gifts to Make series.

    Be Merry and Bright!

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  3. I'm loving that snowflake wreath! So modern and elegant!

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  4. All of your decorations look gorgeous. I especially love that wreath, so simple, but very striking.

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