Meaningful Holiday Home Tour
This is part 2 of my home tour, and I’m so happy to be a part of the Meaningful Holiday Home Tour. It’s such a busy season and I’m so honored you’d make time to pop in over here for the tour. I hope you’ll find some ideas for your home and you will want to make sure you make it to the very end of the post, there are 11 other ladies opening up their homes on this tour and I know you’ll be blown away by them. After the tour today head over and visit Rachel Elizabeth Creates.
I shared part 1 of our home HERE, if you want to catch up. I shared my front porch in both tours because it doesn’t seem right to invite you over and not greet you at the door 🙂 Besides, I really love these pink poinsettias and flocked Charlie Brown trees.
Just inside the front door I set up this festive holiday scene. I LOVE this wreath, I partnered with Lynch Creek Farm and this is their fresh three cedar wreath. They carry fresh cut garland and centerpieces too. See their amazing selections HERE. Anything they carry would make a great gift, you can order online and ship right to them.
Just past our entry you step into the dining and living room. Four years ago, at Christmas time, we switched the two rooms, so we could make more room around the dining table. We found the lay out more functional and inviting and we never switched it back.
I used a classic black and white runner as the base for our table, and then layered on some greenery. I love the green vases, I think the color is just beautiful.
If you’re here on the tour then I know you love your own home and to decorate, so you will totally understand this! I’m not sure about the dining room table decor…. It’s still a work in progress, I like the direction it’s going but I don’t think it’s quite right YET! That’s what decorating is all about, trial and error until you love it-that’s really the fun part, so I guess with this table it’s still in the middle of the fun stage.
In the living room it’s all about the cozy layers. This room is where I like to start my mornings, have a cup of coffee, and read a devotional, before the hustle and bustle of the day begins. With that in mind, I found the softest ruby red blanket at Home Goods. Last year my holiday decor was all neutral, but this year I added a ruby/with a hint of pink/red to a few areas, and I love the warmth it adds. I also found that tasseled pillow at Home Goods.
There it is, that little corner of the couch is the best coffee sipping, reading spot in the house.
The white faux fur rug adds a bit of whimsy and sets a pretty scene on top of the coffee table.
Now lets show you the tree. It took searching two Christmas tree lots to find-let’s just say by the end of the night it wasn’t the sweet Christmas memory making night I had planned. Everyone was a little irritated and dear ole’ mom. I wasn’t looking for perfection, I just didn’t want it to be too big or too small and the first lot didn’t have just the right size we needed. You guys understand, don’t you?!?
This has never happened to me before, but I decorated our tree and then I took almost everything off (including two strings of bigger bulbed lights) and started over. Life feels really full and busy right now, and I’m wanting to simplify whenever and wherever I can.
That’s our simplified tree and garland. The tree is mostly Christmas balls, a black and white plaid ribbon, and I tucked in fresh eucalyptus. The garland is just white lights, and fresh eucalyptus. I’ll keep you posted but I think it will look pretty even when the eucalyptus dries.
Here’s a room by room list of sources
*afillate links used
At the bottom of our stairs we have this little table and I love this space all dressed up for the holidays. I just used decor that I’ve gathered through out the years. It all came together and my favorite part is the deer and string of lights he’s wearing.
Thank you for coming over today! Now, heat up your tea or coffee and head over to my unbelieveably talented friend, Rachel Elizabeth’s tour. She is amazing at styling and editing and photography, I promise you won’t be disappointed.
PS-This years tour looks remarkably different then last year. Fun to look back and see what difference some wainscoting and fresh paint makes! GO HERE to see last years tour.