I am so excited to be a part of the Christmas Party Tour of Homes put together by my talented friend, Krista from The Happy Housie! This tour has 24 amazing gals who have decked their halls and are just as excited as I am to share them with you, so be sure to pay them a visit when you’re tour here is over. 🙂
Let me first say, “Welcome!” I am so glad you’re here! This is actually the very first tour of my home that I’ve shared. I have a lot to show you so I will be sharing my home in two parts. Part 2 will be available next Friday.
I am a bit more traditional when it comes to my holiday decorating, but I also like a touch of whimsy. I hope you enjoy the tour!
My downstairs is about as open as it can possibly get. Let’s start in the living area with my main focal point, the mantel.
My mantel is very shallow, so it’s difficult to show depth when styling it. The garland helps add a bit of depth.
I love these little elves I found at Michaels last year.
The Santa Picture came from Kirklands a couple of years ago. I tell my kids that Santa is watching!
All lit up at night…
This tray will serve as a point of reference for you…
The little green chair was a $5 yard sale find. This is how I found it… the color makes it perfect as a Christmas prop.
This is the sectional I destroyed and rebuilt, still going strong 🙂 You can see how open my layout is…that’s my kitchen in the background.
On the other side of the living area is our tree…
As you can see, it’s jam-packed! Like most, our tree is full of sentimental ornaments we’ve collected over the years.
We always bring back an ornament from each vacation as a reminder of the fun memories we’ve made.
This is from Disney!
My nieces have been making our family ornaments for almost twenty years and of course, my kids have their handmade ornaments on the tree as well, so we have a lot of ornaments!
I made a handprint ornament for each of my babies. It’s hard to believe this tiny hand belonged to my eleven year old!
These are probably my favorites, they were on my parent’s tree when I was a little girl. There are several, about five different styles. I love them all!
I leave my tree lights lit on Christmas Eve. I love to come down the stairs to the soft glow of our tree early on Christmas morning. (Not really the “early” part, but that’s a given with two kiddies!)
In between our living area and kitchen is this little spot where I like to curl up and read.
Brennan has claimed it for now…along with my iPad…
All my pillows end up squished because he sits on them! I guess that’s better than tossing them on the floor 🙂
A few pieces of leftover Christmas tree cut-offs added to these candlesticks creates a simple, but pretty display for my island.
My dining room is all set for entertaining. I found this dining table and chairs at the thrift store for $85!
More fresh greenery and some ribbon added to this lantern make for a pretty centerpiece.
I made this little thrift store snow man family into a whimsical arrangement using a tree and a cheese box I found at a yard sale.
A couple of kissing friends stolen from my Christmas Village make a sweet vignette.
This fella is new this year. I found him at a florist’s shop of all places and just had to bring him home. He’s glittery, but it’s tough to see.
Anyone else have a rather large plush woody doll and pile of crap stashed behind their island ?! That’s how we roll around here…at least on home tour day 🙂
One more pretty picture to erase that last one from your memory…
I hope you enjoyed my Holiday Home tour!
Be sure to come back next Friday where I’ll take you upstairs!
Update: Part 2 is here! 🙂
Lucky for you this is the last day of this tour, so all of these tours are available to see now! If the link doesn’t take you to the correct post, just click “Home” when you get there to find it easily 🙂
Tuesday, December 3rd
Wednesday, December 4th
Thursday, December 5th
Friday, December 6th
Thanks so much for visiting!
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