Welcome to The Meaningful Holiday Home Tour. I’m sharing Part 1 of my Christmas home, and will share Part 2 on Sunday. I am so excited to join several talented bloggers for this tour. After taking my tour please head on over to Heidi’s and Lindsey and Andrea’s, you will love their homes!
Today I want to share the heart of our home with you-the family room, breakfast area, and kitchen. This is where we spend the majority of our time when we’re home. So I like to make it extra cozy at Christmas time.
I switched things up this year and bought our first flocked Christmas tree, I first talked about the new tree here .
I also got a few new ornaments this year. I snatched them up at Wal Mart back in October. Wal Mart has inexpensive ornaments but if you don’t get them early all the cute ones will be gone by Thanksgiving. This is traditionally the kids tree, so I went with a woodland animal theme. Some cute skiing polarbears and sweet bushy tailed squirrels. I also found those big gold stars at Wal Mart and love the large scale and texture they give the tree.
For wrapping paper I like to stick with three coordinating papers, and then add interest with the gift tags and ribbon. I also love using yarn for ribbon, it’s so inexpensive and adds a lot of fun interest and texture under the tree.
I picked up these fun little trees this year at Target. My husband’s a great sport and help with the decorating but he doesn’t usually say to much about the aesthetics. However, he’s commented a few times about how much he likes these sweet little Charlie Brown trees. I also love this wood garland I sprinkled around and on the tree. Find it here.
I love our big cozy couch. We lounge, watch movies, football games, etc. and it’s big enough for all four of us to spread out. I’d love a lighter color but with the wear and tear this area gets this is a very practical color. However I layered on light pillows and blankets to give it a lighter feel.
Now on to the kitchen area. I love these sweet little bottle brush trees. They were all under $5 and I found them at Wal Mart and Target. I wanted to give them a little more visual presence and height so I stuck them in mercury glass votives. I grouped them all on this serving platter, and placed that on top of the table runner. It’s actually a scarf that I used as a runner, I loved the pattern and the texture of the fabric.
I shared here last week how to do these easy hanging pine-cones with succulents. They add an fun touch of Christmas whimsy to the kitchen window.
My favorite part of the holiday season is the visits from family and friends. I like to keep a drink station set up all through the holidays for gatherings and for guests that pop-in. This year I dedicated our glass cabinet in the kitchen for the drink station and filled it with hot cocoa, marshmallows, extra mugs, and lot’s more goodies.
Below you’ll find links to as many of my kitchen items as I could find.
I know this is such busy season and I can’t thank you enough for spending some time here to take the tour. The tour continues with Heidi and Andrea and Lindsey, below I’ve listed each of the bloggers and when they will be sharing. Don’t miss any of their homes, they really worked hard to make this tour happen.
From our family to yours Merry Christmas.
For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. Luke 2:11
Photo by Rhetoric Photography