Today I am opening my doors and sharing my holiday home decor with you as part of the Holiday Home Tour hosted by The Avery Grace! I am one of eighteen bloggers and businesses asked to join and and I am so thrilled! I absolutely love decorating for Christmas. Growing up I couldn’t wait for the season to start, and I was the usually the one bringing out the bins from the attic and putting out the decor. Christmas has such warm memories for me, and part of my decorating is not only to celebrate the season, but also to hopefully create those same warm memories for my own children. Much of what I have is something we use over and over; ornaments and decor that we’ve used year after year. I love the traditions that the season brings, and the meaning that those traditions bring. So welcome to our home, and come on in!
|Fresh greens mixed with preserved boxwood wreaths|
|Welcome! Trumeau mirror in the entry is a French antique. Fresh cedar garland and a Restoration Hardware wreath.|
|I love mercury glass ornaments and use them in my Christmas decor a lot. Here are gold and green ones piled in a vintage silver pedestal bowl.|
|This is the main living room and the only fireplace in the house (I wish I had another!) Fresh and artificial garland decorate the mantel with another RH wreath. Candlesticks, urns, and artwork are all antiques.|
|I added pine cones to the mantelscape and mini pinecones are in the antique urn.|
|The large basket on the right of the fireplace is full of Christmas books. I give my children one every year so there are already quite a lot! The kids still take them out and read them every year which I love.|
|The bottle brush trees are a new love (read my post here) and are a mix of vintage and new from Home Goods and TJ Maxx. Silver tray is an antique.|
|Reproduction Santas meant to look vintage, but I love them anyway! More mercury glass ornaments in a vintage silver plate bowl.|
My home is not professionally decorated and unlike some of the paid tours I’ve gone on, I don’t have Christmas decor on every surface or in every room. With the exception of our new Advent calendar (you will see that in the second part of the tour in my next post) and the stockings, the only things I purchased were the fresh greens. I do try to add some live greens every year as they add such a beautiful smell and ambience. There is truly nothing like that fresh pine smell! To be perfectly honest, it’s a little nerve-wracking to have to decorate for a tour as I’ve seen some of the gorgeous houses out there. But I’ve reminded myself that this holiday is not about having the perfect home, or the perfect presents; it’s about sharing, and giving, and spreading love and good cheer. So I hope that you have found some inspiration for the season, or at least enjoyed looking around. Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy Holidays!
If you want to see some of the other homes featured in the tour, all of the hosts and their links are included below!
Also, linking to the amazing Jennifer Rizzo Designs and her link party for next year’s Holiday House walk!