Hi friends! C’mon in and welcome to my Christmas Home Tour. Today, I’m joining some of my fellow blogger friends for a Christmas Home Tour blog hop. If this is your first visit, thank you so much for stopping by! I love having company over. If you’ve been here before and we are besties already, I’d like to invite you to visit some of my friends after we hang out today.
This post is going to have a picture overload, so grab your cup of coffee or favorite beverage and kick back and enjoy.
Christmas Home Tour 2017
We’ll enter though the foyer, but please don’t look to the left! My poor dining room (which is on the left) has become the storage room and is a hot mess right now. The nice thing about a virtual Christmas Home Tour is that I get to hide all the ugliness. Rest assured, my house is not “picture perfect.” I spend an ungodly amount of time perfecting the area that I am going to photograph while the rest of the house is very much lived in by my family. Welcome to the life of a blogger. Yep, my peeps think I’m cray-cray.
We recently installed shiplap in our foyer and gave it a complete make over. It was so much fun decorating this area for Christmas. I love changing out the decor on my coat rack for the different seasons.
This cute little truck came from a local antique store and I filled it with snow flakes and added the trees. I love using vintage items in my decor. The old sled and church pew where also antique store finds.
The Living Room
The foyer leads into the living room. This is another room that we are in the process of renovating. The majority is done, but we still have a few items left on our punch list for completion. I did my best to hide those in the pics though. 😉 Below is the view you first see when you walk from our foyer into the living room.
We just installed these curtains this weekend and I have another detail that I want to add to them and can’t wait to share with you all soon.
Go ahead and have a seat on the sofa and let’s light a fire and chit-chat. You see those cute little buckets on the fireplace? They DO NOT hold water. I picked up some Christmas tree cuttings at Home Depot and added some water to the buckets to keep them fresh. It worked like a charm at first, but a few hours later I was cleaning puddles of water up off the floor. Oops! I learn great lessons like this all the time that I get to share with you all.
This year, I really simplified our Christmas decor. I gave away all of the traditional decor that I had and decided to use more DIYs and vintage items in my decor. I’ve made so much of my Christmas decor in the last few weeks. I have so many DIYs to share with you all, but I’ve been so busy that I haven’t gotten to them yet. Promise they are coming soon!
I decided to go with naked trees this year for several different reasons. I’m loving the simple look, I have a toddler who likes to rearrange my decor, and I just wasn’t feeling my old ornaments but it wasn’t in the budget to replace them this year. I just wrapped my tree in burlap and stuck some dried eucalyptus in it. Easy peasy.
I made the JOY sign and I’ll be sharing that tutorial with you all soon.
This bench seat is probably one of my favorite areas in my home. We want to get a nice comfy cushion made for the top, then it will be the perfect place to snuggle up with a cup of coffee and a good book.
Before we head into the kitchen, let me show you my favorite DIY project. I made these Christmas hoop wreaths and knew I wanted to hang them in a collage. Then I remembered that I had an old chippy white banister rail in my storage area (aka the dining room) and I thought it would be perfect to display these wreaths on. My hubby helped me put it together and we hung it on the wall behind the sofa. I don’t ever want Christmas to be over because I don’t want to take this down. I love it so much!
Now, let’s head on over into the kitchen. First up, is my coffee bar. I wish you were actually here so we could sit and have a cup of coffee together. The Nespresso maker makes the best lattes and I have any flavor you’d like.
The vintage Tonka truck is actually for my 4 year old. It was one of his finds on a recent antiquing spree (we are training him up right). He keeps asking me why I have his truck on the shelf. I told him that mommy is just borrowing it for a little while. We’ll see how long it gets to stay there.
Our kitchen is probably my biggest “to-do” project on my list. It’s not that it’s horrible, it’s just not my style. But I think I’ll save this project for last because I know that it is a nightmare to remodel a kitchen. And it’s also very costly, even though we plan to do most of it ourselves.
This is a sitting area in our kitchen. Our kitchen is pretty big, which is one of the things I love about it. I guess this built-in is a wet bar, but it will definitely be coming out with the reno. We have no need for a wet-bar and I’m not a fan of built-ins. I’d much prefer a beautiful piece of furniture, especially if it’s vintage or antique.
Those sweet little vintage Mr. & Mrs. Clause were my grandmothers. They bring back so many wonderful memories of Christmastime at my grandparents house. That is one of the many reasons I love Christmas so much. It is a season that holds so many precious memories.
Sit-in Dining Area in Kitchen
Lastly is our sit-in dining area in the kitchen. This is why I haven’t been in a rush to clear out our formal dining room. However, my sister informed me that I am hosting Christmas this year. Yikes! That storage room may be transformed back into a dining room sooner than I had anticipated. I’ll keep you posted on that one.
These topiaries were another DIY project that I’ll be sharing soon.
I hope you have enjoyed the Christmas Home Tour. It was a pleasure inviting you into my home today. I hope you come back for a visit soon. And be sure to check out my friends below for more Christmas Home Tour decor inspiration.
Be blessed my friends and have a very Merry Christmas!
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