I almost nixed my plans for a Christmas House Tour. There are so many house tours out there that are so much more beautiful than mine. It’s easy to fall into feeling like it’s not worth posting because mine will never measure up. And the weather was NOT cooperating this year. We’ve had almost no sunshine lately and not even cloudy days that were still bright enough to make indoor photography look good. And I’ve been so busy making pillows to get shipped out I really haven’t had time to do all the stuff I wanted to my house. Like paint the walls and the piano and the kitchen cupboards … and on and on. But then I decided that I was being silly and I needed to just share anyway. If nothing else I can share with you all that you can create a cozy space that you love to live in even if it doesn’t measure up to the bigger, better homes out there.
So. Welcome to our humble abode – all decked out for Christmas.
The wreath on our front door, and all the fresh greens I use, came from my friend who has a florist business, Consider the Lilies.
Small pumpkin candle I found after Thanksgiving at Target on the clearance shelf. I thought it worked in nicely with Christmas with the gold stalk.
From the dining room we can see into the living room and get a peek at all the lights and the tree.
Our tree is loaded down with vintage ornaments and my blown glass ornaments.
Across the room in the cupboard in the corner I struck lights through and added a few Christmas pieces and ornaments to what was already there.
My wooden horse is new and is my new favorite. I love how he looks in front of the lit cupboard.
I just bought the cowhide rug at IKEA. I’ve looked at them for years and wanted one for even longer! I’ve seen $400 all white cowhides that I dearly wanted to bring home from flea markets. But since that wasn’t in the budget I refrained. And at IKEA I never had found one that begged me to take it home. This time one did. And my teenager was with me and she loved it too and insisted I should get it. And it was on sale. And my teenager folded it up and put it in the cart – and it wouldn’t budge till we go to the register. So I paid for it and brought it home. And I don’t regret it!
I love my pillow from Lucy at Craftberry Bush. I just ordered another one from her and it’s adorable too – can’t wait to get it.
I added a couple bleached bottle brush trees to my metal cabinet side table to make it festive.
My husbands old toy truck was used to haul in a Christmas tree this year! 🙂
Through the other side of the dining room you can go into our kitchen and my work room. The lockers in my work room hold the girls school work. I added a bay garland and some magnolia leaves to the top.
My kitchen windowsill holds vintage funnel ‘trees’ and a vintage nativity.
My open shelving was straightened and Christmas decor added to the top.
I added an urn with a branch of bay leaves to the top of the refrigerator. Simple but it makes it a bit festive.
I’ll share more later – my table centerpiece, more photos of my wood horse, and the tree.
Thanks for coming by and I hope you enjoyed the tour!