Hello, my dear friends! It’s Christmas Eve (already??) and I wanted to stop by and wish everyone a very Merry Christmas if that is what your family celebrates! I’m also sharing the outside of our home decorated for Christmas! If you missed the inside, you can see that HERE.
When we first moved to this house two years ago, we set up our Santa’s workshop that we built to display at our old house, in our new front yard. However, it kind of looked like a pea on a mountain in our new yard since our new yard spans the width of our house, whereas our old yard was very small and suited Santa’s workshop much better. You can see more of that at our old house HERE.
So after the first year, we dismantled the workshop. Now we keep the decor a little more traditional.
I took photos both at night and during the day so you can see both.
Let’s start with a wide view of our Christmas home in the daytime:
It looks cold to me during the day, but it really warms up at night:
Our master bedroom is the room with the lit tree in the window upstairs to the right.
Our shrubs are too small still really to add lights to, so instead, I decided to hang party lights all across the porch ceiling for a cozy warm glow.
Well, it’s cozy at night anyway!
And remember the ski arrangements I shared a couple of years ago? I found the skis in my neighbor’s curbside trash pile! (Zero shame!)
The door swag came from Michaels a couple of years ago:
One of my besties from high school was selling this vintage sleigh a couple of years ago and I snatched it up:
The porch looks so inviting…
Although we never sit out here, it’s a nice way to welcome guests! I found all the pillows and the throw a couple of years ago at HomeGoods.
And you can see what a nice warm glow the lights add at night…
They kind of remind me of lights you might see at a Christmas tree lot.
I was looking for real trees to add to my planters on either side of the bench that I could plant later, but they wanted upwards of $40 for each! Then I found these faux trees at Hobby Lobby for a fraction of that price that were perfect!
I have a covered porch, so I don’t expect to see them rust, at least they haven’t yet. It probably wouldn’t hurt to spray the metal areas with a clear sealer.
The wreaths were my Mother-in-Laws. They were brand new in the box and she was getting ready to sell them at the flea market. I claimed them real quick!
The garland is a mix of my really old garland and some new I bought the year before last, and I found the bows ready-made at Hobby Lobby…
And that’s our Christmas outdoor tour!
I hope you enjoyed it!
A great big THANK YOU for all your support and encouragement throughout the year!
From our family to yours, we wish you the happiest of holidays!
I’m going to enjoy some downtime for the next week and I’ll see y’all back here next Tuesday with my top Furniture Makeovers of the year!
UPDATE: See what your favorite furniture makeovers of 2019 were HERE!
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Lorraine Castellon-Rowe says
Absolutely stunning! I love your beautiful Christmas home. It’s elegant and stately. Thank you for sharing it with us.
Thank you so much, Lorraine! XOXO
Mary Kaiser says
The house is beautiful, but the family is divine!! I can’t believe those boys have gotten so big, what’s up with that, and so handsome! I love your blog and how you inspire me every time I read one of your post, you are simply amazing and I will look forward to more of your post in 2020. I hope you and your family enjoy your down time and have a very Merry Christmas!
Aww thank you, my friend! I love my home and my blog, but the people in those photos are my heart! And yes, it seems my boys are getting bigger by the minute! Thank you so much for all your love and encouragement this year. It is truly appreciated. I am so looking forward to seeing what we can tackle in the new year! Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!! XOXO
Janice Holt says
First I want to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Such a good-looking family. We are the ones that need to thank you for all the inspiration and joy you bring us not only once but twice a week. Your house is beautiful and my favorites (hard to pick one) is the skies and the swag on the door. I love skates and bells in an arrangement. Look forward to 2020.
Aww you are the sweetest, Janice! Thank you so much! Looking forward to a brand new year!! XOXO
Gorgeous. I love your front door. Merry Christmas to you and your family.
Thank you, Julie! Merry Christmas! XOXO
Carolyn Price says
Beautiful, Christy!! Absolutely beautiful. What a beautiful family. Wishing you all the Merriest of Christmases. May all of your dreams for 2020 come true!! <3
Thank you so much, Carolyn! A very Merry Christmas to you too!! XOXO
Lovely. Exactly as expected.
Thank you, Phyllis! XOXO
Christina in SW FL says
Merry Christmas Christy and family!
Also congratulations to Terry M!!
Your home looks so warm and welcoming. The strung lights really warm up the outside and your decorations are spot on gorgeous.
The bench outside is reminiscent of the one in the 1947 movie Life With Father. 🙂
May the joy of the season be with you and yours through out the new year as well.
Thank you, Christina! I haven’t seen that movie, but it makes me curious now lol! Merry Christmas to you and yours as well!! XOXO
Your home is beautiful and beautifully decorated. I love the way your porch wraps around to the side.
I love your blog. I look forward to all your projects in 2020.
Thank you so much, Nancy! The porch was one of my favorite things about this house when we bought it. Looking forward to a brand new year! Merry Christmas!! XOXO
Denise Cox says
My first Christmas tour with you, Christy!! Your home is lovely… as well as your family!! Merry Christmas to you and yours and enjoy your break… 😉. 🎄🤶🎁🎅☃️❄️🦌🙏
Thank you, Denise! Merry Christmas and will certainly enjoy my break! XOXO
Lyn Edington says
Lovely as always! Wishing you and your family a very merry Christmas and a crafty New Year. Looking forward to more of your inspirations.
Thank you so much, Lyn! Merry Christmas! XOXO
I love the porch – so pretty! Your house looks beautiful!
Thank you, Marty! XOXO
Beautiful….warm and inviting. Love those little trees they really do look real. Have a wonderful and Blessed Christmas!
Thank you, Candy! Wishing you a blessed Christmas as well! XOXO
Beautiful home, Did you redo that beautiful black Bench? Keep those ideas coming!
Thank you, Carmen! I bought the bench that way. 🙂 XOXO
You have a beautiful home and a beautiful family. Merry Christmas🎄
Thank you, Rosie! Merry Christmas!! XOXO
sharon austin says
You have a beautiful home; thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas!!
Thank you, Sharon! Merry Christmas!! XOXO
Sue Duffy says
So warm and inviting, Christy. Love it!
Thank you so much, Sue! XOXO
Merry Christmas, Christy! Your house looks amazing 🎄
Thank you so much, Marie! Merry Christmas, my friend!! XOXO
Merry Christmas to you and your fam! I enjoy all of your make overs!!
Thank you so much, Cheryl! Merry Christmas to you too! XOXO
Kathleen O'Grady says
Your home and family are both beautiful! I love how classy and cozy you have decorated, really perfect! Thanks for sharing! Have a Very Merry Christmas and a wonderful 2020!
Aww thank you, Kathleen! A very Merry Christmas to you as well! XOXO
LOVE IT!!!! Hubby gets a face!!! yay!!! “Oh, how the kids have grown!!!”…..sounding like a grandma!!! Jack is edging in on your height. The house looks great inside and out….as always.
Wishing YOU and the whole family a Very Merry Christmas and a
Happy Blessed New Year 2020!!!!
What kind of paint did you use for the planters? And would you use the same kind of they were not under the overhang?
Ha ha yes! That’s my hubby! And Jack is taller than me now. They are both growing up so fast! The planters were painted with spray paint and that works wonderfully outdoors as well. Thank you so much, my friend! Wishing you a wonderful Christmas as well!! XOXO
Your home is beautiful! Thank you for sharing this and all your do-it-yourself projects this last year. I’ve really enjoyed them and been inspired to try a few myself. Merry Christmas to you and your family.
Thank you so much, Angela! I love that you have been inspired to get creative as well! Merry Christmas! XOXO
Oh Christy, I love everything, especially the photos of your family. Your home looks amazing. The little faux trees are so cute. I would have never known they weren’t real. You have the KNACK of making things beautiful. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours.
Thank you, Marian! I appreciate that so much! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas! XOXO
Debbie in TX says
I love seeing your decorations and all the attention to detail. My favorite photos are the ones of your beautiful family. Your boys have gotten so big! Hope your Christmas is the merriest ever!! XOXO
Thank you, Debbie! My boys really are growing so fast! I hope you have an amazing Christmas as well!! XOXO
Beautiful and classy – so you, Christy 🙂 Your boys are growing up so fast – thanks for sharing their photos! Wishing you and your family a blessed New Year!
Thank you, Patty! My boys are growing up so quickly! I’m glad you enjoyed the photos. I hope you and yours enjoyed a blessed day and have a very happy new year!! XOXO
M. Constance Colvin says
Merry and happy Christmas to you and yours Christy!
Thank you!! I hope you enjoyed a blessed Christmas!! XOXO
Connie G Donovan says
you have a beautiful home & family!
Thank you so much, Connie! XOXO
Kathleen Wetherbee says
Just beautiful and very tasteful!
Thank you, Kathleen! XOXO
Mary K Broshear says
My favorite photo, besides the one of you and your family, is the one of the bench and your faux trees (that look real), as viewed when you’re walking to the front entrance. It’s magazine worthy and so charming!
Thank you so much, Mary!! I may just leave those trees out there until Spring! Happy New Year! XOXO