Welcome to my Christmas House Tour! I’m so glad you came by today. If you are new here, welcome! We have lived in our house for almost five years. You can read the whole crazy 6 year condensed house tale here in a new post. We recently completed a kitchen remodel and are slowly but surely making this newer house our home by adding personal touches and character. (I’m an old house lover at heart, but it’s been fun having a brand new builder house!) Feel free to follow along the journey into the new year, or search around to see what I’ve been up to so far! My regular home tour is right here.
I love a coastal rustic style with a bit of whimsy to keep things fun and festive, but I definitely am keeping our Christmas decor simple this year. I enjoy adding a little bit of Christmas here and there as the whim strikes — my decor evolves all season long so it always feels fresh to me. And if you are a regular reader, you probably know things don’t stay the same very long. I just love nesting and fluffing and puttering around with what I have to make things feel new again.
Feel free to come on in and look around and stay as long as you like! The coffee is on! :-)
Before we start the tour, in case you didn’t know … today is the first day of the Holiday House Walk, which began over at the lovely Jennifer Rizzo’s (you can click on her button below to get to her tour.).
She has the full run down of all 30 houses (!) on the tour this week, so be sure and always start each day at Jen’s for a list of each day’s tours. So fun, right? I love house tours!
I’m the stop right after Jen’s lovely home so if you want to start at the beginning, be sure to go back to visit Jen and then come by The Inspired Room and then go on to the next house. I will give you a link to where to go for the next house to visit at the bottom of this post!
I’ll have more posts coming up with Christmas decor details and tutorials I couldn’t fit into this post (including our decorated front porch and a tutorial for fun Christmas project we did!), so be sure to come back to see more!
This post is already so long and full of pictures, I’m just gonna pretty much keep quiet now and let you look! I will come back as I have time and add links to projects or related posts about a room, or where to find stuff!
Mug rack is from World Market. Silent night art – via this collection at Jones Design Co.
We made the wood chunk garland and mason jar scenes.
I put Jack & Lily out on the deck so they wouldn’t unravel the tree and jump on you while you took the tour, but of course that means they are outside digging and making a big mess. Sigh. Good thing they are cute. And, Lily looks like she is wearing mud boots! OK, back inside to the tour. I’ll bring them in for a bath later :-).
For those who have asked, the dining room lantern can be found here!
A couple of weeks after I took this picture, on a whim I added plates to my wall, so below is how it looks now!
We used a birch branch we found on a walk to hang ornaments and stockings from on our Christmas mantel this year!
Here is a post explaining how to make our rustic Starfish Christmas Wreath!
Sheet music art from this collection at Jones Design Co.
The beautiful Christmas canvas above is from Red Letter Words.
The Silent Night sheet music art on the chalkboard and the Oh Holy Night print in the kitchen are a part of this awesome Christmas collection at Jones Design Company! (thank you Emily!)
PS. If you are on Pinterest, I’d love it if you’d pin as many photos from my Christmas house as you like, including the collage above to help promote the tour to your friends (and so you can remember to come back again!). Just let your cursor hover over the image you like and you’ll see a pin it button.
Thanks for coming by! Check out my Christmas House in 2011 and how much things have changed over the past couple of years!
Here is a free gift for you! Hand drawn woodland animal gift tags you can download and print! Plus some ideas for gift wrapping using items you already have around the house!