Monday, December 7, 2015

{Christmas Home Tour 2015}

 
Christmas is without a doubt my most favorite time of the year!  There is nothing more magical than the glow of Christmas lights at night. {this would be why I decorate the first weekend in November...I want to enjoy it as long as I can!}
 
I like to change things up & my Christmas decor is no exception.  No, I don't go out & buy all new decorations every year - I just mix & match it differently.  I have done red, black & white before but this year I combined it with buffalo check & went a little more "rustic".  I absolutely LOVE it!  I think this year is by far my favorite.  And for the record, I decided on this "theme" long before the buffalo check craze hit instagram & blogland. Just sayin. =)

Let the tour begin!
 
I kept the outside fairly simple.  I would have loved to have added lights all along the driveway & road, but no money in the decorating budget this year prevented that from happening.  There's always next year!  I purchased the white deer from a friend for $6 and moved my JOY sign that I used on my mantle last year to my front door. Gotta love Command Hooks!
 
I was a little worried that I would have to "puppy proof" my inside decorations this year, but knock on wood - Nola has yet to bother any of it.  My living room/dining room/kitchen is by far my favorite. I absolutely LOVE how it turned out.  
 
My tree.  I love, love, LOVE my tree.  I had all of the red, black & white ornaments with the exception of the reindeer.  Those are actually gift tags from the dollar spot at Target.  The tree topper was an unfinished wood star I bought at Wal-Mart for $1.25 & spray painted black.  The Happy Holidays "ribbon" is actually a craft paper banner that I cut apart.  I had a hard time finding a reasonably priced buffalo check tree skirt so the solution?  A table cloth!  I ordered it online from a restaurant supply place for less than $10!
Right off the living room is my dining room/breakfast room.  Since it's all open concept - it has to coordinate with the living room.  I purchased the runner on Etsy & the little buffalo check plates at the dollar spot in Target.  I never "set" my table, but love the special look for the holidays.
 
 
I added a few Christmas touches here & there around the kitchen.  And of course it wouldn't be complete without a mini hot chocolate bar...my niece & nephew's favorite spot when they come to visit. =)
 
 
 
 
There's a little hint of Christmas throughout the rest of the house, including the guestrooms & utility room.
 
In my guestroom/office - I have my "memory tree".  Whenever I travel or have a special event happen in my life, I try to find a glass ornament to remember the occasion by.  My newest purchase is my Old World yellow lab...in honor of Nola! =)
There you have it...the grand tour!  It makes me sad just thinking about having to take it all down in a few short weeks.  =(   But until that time comes, I'm going to sit on my couch, hot chocolate in hand - staring at my Christmas tree while watching a Hallmark Christmas movie that I've seen at least 25 times.

Merry Christmas!
 

26 comments:

  1. I just love the JOY sign on your door and the dining room tablescape!

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  2. Everything looks so pretty!! And that front door....just gorgeous!!

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  3. Very nice and I especially like the outside of your home.

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  4. So pretty! You are really talented at decorating and making use of practical items. I found you through Momfessionals. Have a blessed Holiday season! God bless.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by & Merry Christmas!

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  5. I love how homey all your decorations are!!! Love what you've done with your home!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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    1. Thank you very much! Merry Christmas!

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  6. Everything is so beautiful! I love the joy sign on the front door! So unique!

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    1. Thanks! I have to say that's one of my favorite things are well. =) Merry Christmas!

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  7. WOW! I love all of your decorations! They looks so cute and everything looks very cozy. Obsessed with your Christmas tablescape! Seriously, it looks great! I also, really love your white fireplace! We have a white fireplace at our apartment and I love decorating it each season!

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    1. Thank you very much! I LOVE my tablescape as well...makes we want to "set" it & keep it decorated year round. Merry Christmas!

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  8. I love everything about your decorations! And the red plaid check just makes it pop even more! :)

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  9. Everything is so pretty and festive at your house! I'm always excited to find another Texan. :)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by & Merry Christmas!

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  10. You have a beautiful home and all your touches are perfect. Merry Christmas.

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  11. I also like to mix things up every year. Everything is so lovely and the buffalo tablecloth was a genius idea!

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    1. Mixing it up keeps it fun! =) Thanks for shopping by & Merry Christmas!

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  12. Love the ribbon in the tree! & your front door decorations are beautiful!

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  13. OMG!!! We could be twinkles! Ditto everything you said about decorating for the holidays. The only thing I do different is I start in October so I can enjoy it longer. And yes, I watch all of the Hallmark movies over and over and over while watching the lights. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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    1. Well...I have actually started in October before. =) But this year I waited until after Halloween because I was having people over. It's way too much work & takes way too much time to only enjoy for a few weeks.
      Merry Christmas to you & you family as well!

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