Christmas Home Tour

DSC_0023This year I took a different approach to my holiday decorations.  The last few months, between painting the house and purging, I have been wanting to have less around the house.  I sent three boxes worth of Christmas decorations to my mom for another yard sale in the Spring and have about 2 boxes worth of decorations I did not put out but was not ready to part with.  Though over half of my decorations from previous years are not out, the house still feels filled and cheery, without all the clutter and nick knacks.  The Nester wrote a wonderful post on a similar topic that really hit how I was feeling this year. DSC_0272I added just a few things this year, to make the house feel more snowy and fluffy…doilies and coffee filters. DSC_0274I framed a ton of our wedding photos last year to use as decoration on my “mantel” but this year they are hanging from wreaths.  DSC_0011A music sheet Noel banner…coffee filter snowball…and our stockings…DSC_0028 The bird and reindeer are just a few little friends I decided to keep…they matched well with the new grey room adding a little pop of color…DSC_0040 Frames still not filled…any ideas???DSC_0061 One of my favorite projects I did this year…an ornament wreathDSC_0068 I could not part with the extra ornaments (that I hogged from every Target in the area) so I filled my bird cage with them…DSC_0073 My colorful white tree…same as last year…I am considering changing it to more shabby whites, beiges, blues, and silvers for next year…DSC_0076 DSC_0081 DSC_0085The bathroom sports one of my favorite wreaths…the red looks glorious against the new paint color…you just have to crouch down to see yourself in the mirror!DSC_0094 A kitchen tree…filled with kitchen utensils and cookie cutters…DSC_0091Snowy doilies hanging in the window…DSC_0255 I put the excess lights from the garland on the window sill into my kitchen aid…it has a lovely stainless steel glow…DSC_0265

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This year on Thanksgiving eve, instead of trying to make an elaborate meal for the two of us, I decided to just make a turkey and spend the evening putting up our tree and getting in the Christmas spirit.  Turkey sandwiches, Martinelli’s, and Fred Claus was the start of a fun new tradition…and really gave me a head start to getting everything up before we started hosting holiday festivities.DSC_0436 DSC_0451 DSC_0456Happy holiday decorating!

Linking up with:

Thrifty Decor Chick’s Christmas Tree Party

Hooked on Houses Home Tour

The Nester’s Tour of Homes



28 comments:

  1. Wow! Your home looks so completely gorgeous and festive, I love it :)

    Lindsey

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  2. Looks wonderful! I love all the pops of color.

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  3. Love that last shot. Cute! Your home is GORGEOUS!!!!!

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  4. I Love ur xmas decor!! Love it!

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  5. Just so fun! Not only does your home look beautiful and festive but you can tell you enJOY the process and that is really all that matters. Happy Holidays Ashley!

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  6. Your holiday decor is darling! I love it all!

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  7. pretty house. I love the picture of you sitting on the wall decorating the tee. Ha

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  8. I think your home looks super festive and warm and inviting! I had an idea for your empty frames. You could cut out the letters for NOEL in a coordinating color! At least for the season it might look cute!

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  9. Everything looks great! I really like your couch, was that a thrift store find?

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  10. See, I think your home looks amazing. I did read the post from the Nester and I didn't like it one bit. She said the decorating for Christmas was bothering her. It got me sad because I feel people no longer appreciates what they have but that's my own humble opinion. I love the colors on your decor!

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  11. OOO LA LA! I love your trees and all your gorgeous Christmas decorating! The colors on your white tree are just amazing, I too am considering a different look for next year, or maybe even this year! Ha! :)

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  12. I love it all. Especially that last photo of you- that's too cute. I think you still have a lot of stuff but it's very tastefully done. I need to step up my game around here man! Maybe I'll start with the doily garland idea. I have a ton of those around here and I would have never thought to string them together!

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  13. Fantastic pictures! I love the birdcage with the ornaments and the cookie cutter tree. Everything looks beautiful!

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  14. oh! It's all just SO lovely. I am inspired by your doily banner/garland...I have some paper doilies too--I'm gonna make one.

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  15. your holiday style is great! very homey and still very chic!

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  16. okay, LOVE the ice skates, kitchen tree (may have to copy that sometime) and especially the garland on it (is that pom pom ball on wire "ribbon" stuff?) and you look adorable up on that ledge and the last photo is absolutely priceless!!! Kelly

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  17. okay, LOVE the ice skates, kitchen tree (may have to copy that sometime) and especially the garland on it (is that pom pom ball on wire "ribbon" stuff?) and you look adorable up on that ledge and the last photo is absolutely priceless!!! Kelly

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  18. cute! cute! cute! I LOVE your gray walls-im soooo into gray right now-its so chic. AND love your little white tree.
    Merry Christmas!

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  19. that last photo is darling!!!

    found you via the nester's partay...beautiful decor. so FESTIVE FUN & DIFFERENT! love it.

    happy holidays.
    kellie

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  20. Love the pics of you decorating the tree!

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  21. Love all your birdcages! So cute!

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  22. I love your Christmas decor, it's lovely, very festive! Great job.

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  23. Wow everything looks fantastic! I love the detail with the ice skates and that ornament wreath really makes a beautiful pop of color. Happy Holidays!

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