I cannot believe that Christmas Eve is in two days! This has been my first full year of blogging and I have had a blast. One of the side effects of being a blogger is that you usually have to do so much planning and prep ahead of time that you typically wrap things up really early.
Accordingly, decorating for Christmas started shockingly early around here so it is crazy that I am getting my Christmas Home Tour out later than I anticipated. I guess I just had so many other projects to share with you this month. Smiley face!
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The Christmas season is my absolute favorite time of the year! Snow comes along, there is crispness in the air, my kiddos are out of school, the hubby takes time off. We absolutely love hanging out with friends and family and entertaining. Happily, we also enjoy sharing other holiday parties in our friend’s homes throughout the season!
To begin, I am starting the tour in our dining room as this is where we do most of our entertaining
For this area, I started with creating this Silver and Gold Glam Christmas Centerpiece for our buffet. I have had so many compliments on it and it was super easy to put together.
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This centerpiece is what inspired my Mixed Metallic Christmas Tree! Keeping a neutral palette made it easy for me to change up my Christmas table settings in this room.
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For this season, I put together two table settings in this room. I created this table setting (along with two others) for two seated dinner parties we are hosting for Christmas for 20+ guests each evening. You can read about the inspiration for this Gold and Silver Snowflake Christmas Table Setting in my previous post.
The first table setting I did for this room was a fun, casual Woodland and Pinecone Christmas Table Setting for a meeting I hosted early in the season. Clearly, I especially love using all the pine cones from my yard as they are so plentiful here around here.
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Here is one more shot in my dining room. Fortunately, I had quite a bit of natural garland left from my centerpiece above so I just wound it around this tray for a quick, inexpensive and festive look.
In this area, I don’t really have room for a tree (so I put one in my entry hall instead…coming up!). Therefore, I just brought in some elements from the other areas to tie everything together. Using the natural garland was a perfect way to accomplish this. Plus, since I don’t have a mantel, this was a great way to bring in some Christmas greenery into the room.
This is a simple little vignette I put together with one of my favorite Santas. I love using magnolia leaves because they remind me of Texas.
I couldn’t resist showing you this little shot of my babies. They are 16 and 17 years old now, so time flies! It seems like this was yesterday! Our big news this week is that our son got
To keep with my Winter Wonderland theme, I created this Winter White and Green Christmas Tree for our entry hall (this original front door is about to be replaced…so YAY!). Again, I used a bunch of pine cones for this tree to coordinate with other Christmas decorations throughout our home.
I kept the Winter Wonderland and Snowflake theme throughout our kitchen area. We have two eating areas on this side of our main floor (our house is a 1972 “fixer-upper” two-story with a basement). I designed this on purpose because we entertain large groups so often.
For our 16 foot island, I put this simple Winter White Christmas Centerpiece together.
Next, I created this cute, tiny centerpiece to work with what I have going on for the island. You can find all of the details for both of these centerpieces HERE. This little vignette would be great for small spaces.
We are hosting two big seated Christmas dinner parties this season so this is one of the table settings for our functions. Being me, I also went with a winter wonderland theme and featured the snowflake theme again here for this
I am bummed that I did not have the time to shoot and post our Family Christmas tree and the Christmas decorations I designed for our basement. However, I have a fun plan to post at least the tree after Christmas before I break it down to share with you some little tidbits about our family. This will include sharing the meaning behind some of our most cherished ornaments that are featured on that tree.
The greatest gift of Christmas came from our Lord and Savior when he blessed us all with the birth of his Son here on earth. This is ultimately what and why we celebrate here in our home. From our home to yours, we wish you the merriest of Christmas times with you and yours.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
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