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


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