Welcome! I am so excited to be a part of Jennifer Rizzo's Holiday House Walk again this year. I love getting to have a virtual tour through so many beautiful homes each year all decked out for Christmas. I can't wait to see what everyone has done this year.
If you haven't already done so make sure to head on over to Liz Marie's historic North Carolina home. (They actually just moved to Michigan this weekend but she decorated their previous home before they left and it's beautiful!)
Last Christmas we were midway through making over pretty much every room in our house so honestly decorating for Christmas was more stressful than usual. Now that we've done the majority of work in most of the rooms it was a lot more fun to add all the holiday trimmings to the house. We kept things pretty simple by just adding some greenery and paperwhites and a few other wintery touches throughout the house. I wanted to avoid that cluttered feeling this year that I have felt in years past when we've tried to add a few too many things.
We'll start with the room we spend the majority of our time in which is one long space that makes up our kitchen and family room. I'll try to give the sources for all of our Christmas decor here in this post and then you can find detailed source list and paint color info for all of the rooms here.
In this room we added a cedar wreath and garland from Savvy Home and Garden and all of the paperwhites you see throughout our house are from there as well. They are faux ones that I have been slowly acquiring for the the last 6 years so I now have a decent little collection of them. They are quite realistic looking though and have held up so well I can't resist. I made the stockings several years ago. I wanted to switch those out for some white cable knit ones once I find what I have in my head. =) The lights on the mantel are from World Market and the wreath on the mantel and antler pillows are both from Birch Lane. The cable knit pillows (which are my favorite addition this year!) and pom pom throw are from Soft Surroundings. The plaid throw is from HomeGoods. Info on pretty much the rest of the items in the room can be found here.
The snowshoes were an early Christmas gift from my mom from an antique shop in NH. I've been wanting a pair for the last few years so I am quite excited about them!
The mini boxwood wreaths are from Soft Surroundings and the amaryllis plant is from Savvy.
Here's the fireplace without a fire going and the lights off.
We found the little mitten garland at Target. We've used our hot cocoa station a decent amount every year that we've made one but this year we have used it every single day several times a day. Seriously - haha! I think we've refilled the cocoa jars 3 or maybe even 4 times now. I make a mocha one to two times a day and the rest of our family uses it daily as well (although don't worry, the girls just have cocoa, not coffee - ha!)
One of our favorite projects this year was making these snowballs. We used this tutorial from Lucy at Craftberry Bush.
This little pine wreath is from Savvy.
This is what the little mercury glass lights on the mantel look like close up.
And a close-up of the cable-knit pillow and throw from Soft Surroundings.
This Mary and Joseph figurine is one of my favorite items and was a gift from my mom last Christmas from Savvy.
And here are a few images of our dining room. I will probably do some kind of Christmas table setting in the next week or two but for now this is what it look like. The wreath and paperwhites are from Savvy, the Birch candles and mini cable knit pillows are from Soft Surroundings, the skates were mine as a child and mercury glass ornaments were from Target years ago.
We made this sign and it's available in our shop (although it's currently sold out but we will be listing another batch later this week).
We got this driftwood nativity at HomeGoods.
Here's a little peek at our den. We'll have more pictures of this room and this lovely tree from our sponsor Balsam Hill next week!
The girls love these knit skate ornaments from Soft Surroundings. In fact, almost every time I walk into this room I discover they've been moved to another spot on the tree.
Next we have our back porch. Here's one little corner. And today (Dec. 1st) as a thank you we have marked all of our chalkboard downloads down and they are half off! (No discount code needed - they've already been reduced. This is just for today).
And here's our table on the porch. We used the same mix of trees we used on this table in our last house a couple of years ago. You can find our tutorial for the yarn trees here. We also made the sign above the table which you can find in our shop here.
The Christmas tree with the star in the center of the table was a gift from my mother-in-law 7 or so years ago and the wreaths on the chairs are from Savvy about six years ago. The greenery on the table is from the yard.
Then upstairs we added some mini boxwood wreaths from Soft Surroundings to the mirrors in the hall bathroom.
And here's a little peek at one of the bedroom. I'll share more images once I finish going through them. The stocking I made years ago and the pillow in the chair is from HomeGoods.
The HUGE boxwood wreath just came from the Painted Fox a couple of days ago and it is beautiful! I am so happy with it! All the decorative pillows on the bed are from HomeGoods. I'll share more images of this room soon.
I actually haven't finished this room yet, but here's how I quickly set it up to take some product shots of our Silent Night download a couple of weeks ago. Once I do get it decorated I'll share those on here as well.
Here are a few updated photos of this room:
And here are a few images of our master bedroom. The bottle brush trees on the nightstand are from Target.
We made the Silent Night sign and it's available here. The tall gold tree is from HomeGoods and the angel wing is from Hobby Lobby years and years ago.
The Joy pillow is from Target.
And then in our hallway we added this Wooden Advent Calendar. You can find the tutorial for it here.
Here are a few photos of the girls' room:
And then the last room is the playroom. We kept the house really neutral and simple this year but then we went BRIGHT with lots of pink and gold in the playroom! As I have mentioned before, I was not thrilled with the idea of doing an all pink playroom when we made it over earlier this year, but once we finished it I had to admit I was more happy with it than I anticipated and decorating it for Christmas was a lot more fun than I expected too. And of course the girls got quite excited about it.
The white tree was from our sponsor Balsam Hill. The girls were so excited to have a white tree and 4.5 foot one was the perfect size for in here. The bright pink balls are from Michael's, the eiffel towers and star are from World Market and the rest of the ornaments are from HomeGoods. The polka dot burlap fabric just kind of thrown around the base of the tree was leftover from some projects earlier this year and was from Joann's. The gold striped candles are from World Market and the little sleds were decorative ones we've had for years and years that we painted white and gold.
The bottlebrush trees are from Target and the nutcracker was from HomeGoods last year.
The girls convinced me to paint this deer head from Michael's bright glittery pink and I have to say it was kind of a DIY gone wrong. It is sooo shiny and looks pretty awful in real life. They really were quite cute before we painted them. The girls, of course, think they look fabulous (there's one in their playroom and the other one is on their bedroom door). The feather boa wreath is from HomeGoods.
We found this playhouse for such a great deal at an antique shop last Christmas and had fun adding some pink lights to it this yerar.
Well, that's it for our house. Now it's time to head over to Courtney's house from French Country Cottage. Her home is always stunning and her photography is always a work of art!
I hope you all have a lovely Monday! Thank you so much for stopping by!