A Christmas home tour with classic reds and whites, a flocked tree decorated with mercury glass, greenery, twinkle lights, cozy candlelight, and touches of vintage old world charm.
It’s here! The Holiday Housewalk! And I am so excited to be participating again this year! It is one of my very favorite blog posts of the whole year as I welcome you into my home during the magical Christmas season. If you are coming over from Annie’s beautiful tour at Zevy Joy, welcome! I’m so glad you’re here! If you would like to start from the very beginning, you can head of to our host, Jennifer Rizzo’s blog and get all caught up.
Welcome to our home for Christmas! I hope you leave feeling the magic of the holiday season.
Decorating for Christmas, to me, means the soft glow of twinkle lights and candles, accents of red, greenery, nostalgic vintage santas, and a flocked tree decorated with my mercury glass ornament collection. Above all, it means adding touches of coziness and Christmas magic to our home for our family to enjoy throughout the season.
With four littles, our family room sees a lot of snuggles, reading books, laughing, talking, and playing. It is always so fun to add our Christmas decorations to this room because of the amount of time we spend in here. They make it feel more special than normal. I am still looking for a nativity for this table behind the sectional, but I haven’t found one that I love yet. In the meantime, I did a little cloche forest with my bottlebrush tree collection. I love the nostalgic Christmas feel- with old world vintage Santas. I will share this as a printable soon.
One of my yearly traditions is to go pick out my fresh boxwood wreaths and hang them in places around our home. My favorite place is right here in these dining room windows.
In the kitchen, I draped a faux garland and grass bells over my jar shelves.We use these jars multiple times a day, so I really should hang the garlands up on the wall above the shelves. You can download these free printable vintage Christmas botanicals HERE.
One of our favorite things to do as a family during the holiday seasons is to bake together. All of my littles line up at the counter with their aprons on to help me and we make all of our traditional recipes- gingerbread cookies, sugar cookies, fudge, toffee, and this year, our new favorite gingerbread cakes. You can grab the recipe HERE.
This year I had decided that I was going to go neutral with our Christmas decorations, with just little pops of red here and there. Instead, I ended up doing a lot more red than I had originally intended! I guess I am a sucker for those traditional Christmas colors! Our Christmas tree is a mix of my mercury glass collection, rusty bells, floral picks and branches, berries, pinecones, vintage book page ornaments and ribbon. I usually have a big 9 ft. tree in this room, but my baby is jetting around in her little walker now and she is my first one to tear my tree apart! I set to work in the garage to build a box to keep it up and away from her, and I put a smaller Christmas tree (which is the favorite one I own- find it HERE) inside. I love the way it looks! You can grab the DIY box tutorial HERE.
You can read more about my Christmas tree and mantel HERE.
I have been collecting mercury glass for many years, and it is always so fun to pull it out each year for Christmas. I also added these pillows this year. They are so soft and festive!
One of the very best things about Christmas is the twinkle lights! I added some haphazardly to our entryway just for fun.
I will be sharing my kids’ Christmas bedrooms tomorrow, but here is a little sneak peek. They love decorating their rooms for Christmas!
These ornaments are ones that we will have forever. My hubby’s grandma made them and she loved my Ella so much, so it is only fitting that they go on her tree.
My boys’ room.
And one more peek at our upstairs toy tree in our family room/play room. I will also be sharing this space later this week on Thursday!
That’s it for now! Thank you so much for visiting! Nina Hendrick’s beautiful home is next on the tour and I know you will love it!
Merry Christmas everyone! You can find the sources linked here- just click on the picture below.