Hi friends and welcome to our Christmas home tour!
For those of you who don’t know, we are a little more than halfway through our 2nd annual 12 Days of Christmas Tour of Homes. If you’re following along on the tour, yesterday was Jennifer at Dimples and Tangles day on the tour. Jennifer has so many creative Christmas ideas and it was such a treat to see her home.
So on to our Christmas home tour …
For our front porch this year, we worked in lighted garland into these fun Christmas ball topiaries that we made last year with our next door neighbors. Every Christmas, we all get together and make/build something together and last year we made these fun topiaries
Our wreath is a mix of Christmas balls and beautiful Jaupon Holly that grows wild in the woods behind our home:
The candy apple velvet ribbon was something that I found a couple months ago and I was so inspired by it and have used it throughout my home this year. The color in person is so stunning and it’s been so fun working it into my Christmas decor:
I added a few touches to our porch to make it festive:
I just love the mix of this geometric chartreuse green, navy and Christmas plaid on our bench:
As we head into the house, you’ll need to stop and say hello to our girl Ava. Ava greets all of our visitors and is full of cheer all year:
In my entry way, I made a wreath monogram by doubling up on long artificial garland. I used nails at the top and bottom to form my letter and smoothed the branches downward. I then slipped in some berries:
Our entry table is full of poinsettias and my tree cones that I made last year. I’m obsessed right now with champagne buckets (which you will see) and I slipped one under my entry way table and added a poinsettia.
As we head into my dining room, I have to tell you that this is the longest running room revamp that I have ever had. We are still not quite finished with this space (we just finished the cabinet fronts about 30 minutes before I shot this picture) but we have made a lot of progress and have been working on it the last couple of months (I’ll be doing several posts in the next couple weeks on the projects we have done so far):
Last year during the Christmas tour, I did a small tree on my dining room table in a champagne bucket and I loved it so much, I recreated it on our new buffet and made it crazy tall to fill the height of the mirror:
I really wanted a pop of red on the table and added this huge poinsettia and fresh holly. I had this top hat tree topper that I wasn’t using this year and just slipped on the tray for fun:
In our kitchen, I filled this wood box with moss balls, magnolia leaves and holly (there are jars of water hidden under the balls for the fresh cuttings). I worked in this beautiful silk ribbon:
One of my favorite things to do for a place setting is to take rhinestone sticker letters and monogram pretty ornaments for guests:
I also do the same thing to smaller ornaments and attach as gift tags for presents. It’s such a fun a quick way to give something personalized.
By the way, my favorite place setting years ago was using this rich brown ornament
Next up, let’s head into my daughter’s room.
Every year, we add lots of Christmas fluff in our daughter’s room and this year, her tree is full of butterflies and bling:
Bella’s tree is filled with ornaments given to her over the years from our family and several that she has made over the years. A very sentimental tree for all of us!
We fell in love with this glittery nutcracker that we found at Hobby Lobby:
Last but not least, here is our main Christmas tree in our living room:
Our living room is currently being revamped and it’s not quite ready for pictures yet (it’s half painted). However, our tree is up and I went crazy with that gorgeous ribbon I found. If you’re curious how I did the ribbon, I shared a quick trick from my department store visual design days here last week for how to do all that fun stuff with the ribbon.
Well friends, thank you so much for stopping by our home on the 12 Days of Christmas Tour of Homes! Ava is sad to see you leave:
Next up on the tour tomorrow (Day 9) is Elizabeth from Little Black Door
Happy Holidays and Cheers!