Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Christmas Home Tour

There is no time I love being at home more than during the holidays - I love having the lights on the trees, having the fire going and watching Christmas movies.  This is our first Christmas in the new house and it was so much fun to decorate.  I didn't pull out all of my decorations because... Tatum and I got a couple little new ones - we also have the real tree this year in addition to the trees we usually have! 

We hardly ever use our kitchen table - especially right now with dinners being so iffy - that's why it's always set for guests.

table runner / napkins / chargers / place mats (similar

Not too much going on in the kitchen - a few little touches on the counter tops that aren't shown and the main reason I wanted that white credenza was to be able to decorate for the holidays.

sleigh / plates / tree / napkins
santa claus sign - home goods 
florals - michaels 
mittens - pottery barn 
sleigh and fillings - target $$ section
little signs - hobby lobby

Each of the nutcrackers we've gotten each year when we go to see the ballet.  We'll add another one to the collection this year.

The dining room is our "gold decorations" room - the wreath used to be a centerpiece but I didn't want it to go to waste so just grabbed a wreath hanger and hung it up.

manger - family item
nutcracker and signers - home goods 
wreath - target
tables cape items - home goods
place settings - spode (here)
placemats & table runner - etsy 

In our old house we didn't have a fireplace so I'm thrilled to have somewhere to hang our stockings.  The poinsettias are from a local farm and the trees to each side we used to use in the foyer of our old house.

All of the little signs are a mix of home goods and a local shop... 

Similarly, all of these bookshelf decorations are a combo of gifts we've been given, home goods, a local shop.  

The living room was already becoming my favorite room but even more so now that the tree lights are on and it's cozy.  The ornaments are new this year so I went with a navy/red theme to match the room - we needed all of our usual ornaments for the real tree.

With how much time we spend in the playroom, I couldn't help but add a few decorations and tie a bow on the giraffe.  Derek and I have been hiding the elf for eachother Tatum a few nights a week.

gingerbread items - hobby lobby
mini tree - home goods
ornaments - target

Have a good day! xx 


  1. All the festive touches are just perfect and I absolutely love your entrance and how grand the tree is there!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  2. Can you come decorate my place?! Seriously you are so talented and your place looks so cozy & festive! It is perfect for celebrating the holiday season!

  3. Beautiful decorations! Christmas time is my favorite time to be a homebody because like you, I love the lights on and a fire going while watching Christmas movies! Love that y'all are hiding the elf for Tatum haha!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

  4. It's all so beautiful! I love being at home and sitting in the living room to the glow of the Christmas tree. :)

  5. ok you are putting my decorations to shame! in the best way! haha. seriously you have such good taste and attention to detail - right down to that bow on the giraffe. love it girly!

    xoxo cheshire kat

  6. Your house was made to be decorated for the holidays - just so gorgeous! Your entryway is stunning! And I love the touches you have all over. The little sled with plates in the kitchen is an adorable touch, and I love all the decorations around your fireplace!

  7. Your home is stunning!!! I love how you decorated for the holidays.

  8. Your house looks even more beautiful and festive! :-)

  9. So cute! I love the pops of red everywhere. I’m sure it was so fun to decorate the new house!

  10. Absolutely beautiful! I'm loving the sleigh on your kitchen island. Merry Christmas!

  11. Everything looks gorgeous and so festive! Love love love those Christmas tree glasses, and that you pick up a Nutcracker every year at the ballet <3
    Green Fashionista

  12. Your house looks so beautiful! We don’t use our dining room very often so I love having it set with festive plates too! This year though we haven’t decorated fully because things are hectic with the girls!

  13. Your decorations are so beautiful!! Christmas is so cozy and wonderful :) Where did you get that JOY yard sign? Stephen is dying for a nativity scene for the front yard

  14. Your tree is stunning!! I'm in love with your entire home, especially all those pillows. The nutcracker tradition is great, too!

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

  15. Beautiful decor and your house is gorgeous! I love the positioning of the tree between the staircases. You guys really went all out! Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis

  16. Girl I am so impressed you have done all this with a new baby! It looks so gorgeous!

  17. Beyond being obsessed with your staircase, I love your living room. It always looks straight out of a magazine and Christmas is no exception! I ordered a couple new Waterford glasses for our table setting this year, and I want them to come in NOW thanks to you! lol