JOYFUL HOLIDAY HOME TOUR
Welcome, I’m so glad you’re here! My talented friend Marci of Lemons to Lovelys is hosting the JOYFUL HOLIDAY HOME TOUR, and it’s such a privileged to be included again this year. You may have just come from the amazingly talented Natalie of My Vintage Porch, how does she thinks of every little detail to make her home so special for the holidays?! This really is the most wonderful time of the year, and I’m so honored that you’d take the time to come over to tour our Christmas home .
I’m sharing Part 1 today in collaboration with nine uniquely gifted bloggers, I’ve linked to all the tours at the end of this post-trust me, you won’t want to miss a one. Next Monday I’ll be sharing Part 2, so please come back.
Our front porch always sets the tone for the holidays. This year I went with the pinky variety of poinsettias. Funny how your taste changes. I’ve always preferred the classic red but this year absolutely fell in love this color, and it really influenced my whole Christmas decor-you’ll see when you come inside 🙂
I added a lot of Christmas cheer to the kitchen. I don’t know about you, but over the holidays I spend A LOT of time in the kitchen! So with that in mind I upped my Christmas kitchen game this year.
The first thing I did was dressed up my kitchen hooks. I added THESE hooks this year and and love changing them up seasonally. When I found THIS KITCHEN TOWEL, I just had to have it. I think it would make a perfect hostess gift too!
My canisters are stocked with sugar and flour, let the holiday baking begin!
These cute rosy colored trees from the bargin section of Target were the perfect addition to my glass cupboard. For the holidays I like having this cabinet stocked with extra glasses and mugs, that way when company comes over we are always prepared.
This year I’m keeping the breakfast table simple with a sparkly grove of Christmas trees.
Simple Centerpiece Idea
I took a shallow, fluted bowl and filled it with Epsom salt (which is a great, inexpensive fake snow), then I set the trees into the “snow.” That way they don’t tip over when I have to move the bowl. Then take a set of battery operated twinkle lights and tuck it in around the trees.
Now on to the hub of the house, our family room. On our sectional I piled on the blankets and the pillows-that’s always the first step. It’s a perfect place to snuggle up and watch some holiday movies.
I love our little flocked Christmas tree, we put a large live tree in our living room, so for the sake of my family (who believe it or not thinks ONE tree is more then enough), I keep this corner tree simple. I bought it last year and its a major deal, you can read all about it HERE.
See last years tree HERE, the only thing I did differently this year was add the dark green Christmas balls, but it gave the tree a completely new look.
The fuzzy, soft, and white stockings are hung from my favorite reindeer holders. The big reindeer stocking holders are sentimental-my husband and I bought them from Pottery Barn the first Christmas we were married. Back then they were quite a splurge but I plan on keeping them forever. I personalize everyone’s stocking, with the first letter of their name, by adding a shiny letter ornament to each one.
Here’s a room by room list of sources
Thank you for stopping over, I hope this tour got you in the holiday spirit. I’ll see you back here next week for PART 2 of my tour.
PART 2 IS NOW LIVE go here to take it.
And now for even more inspiration, please visit my talented friends, listed below. If you’re following along with the tours, the creative and sweet Stephanie of Belle Amour Blog is next!