Christmas Tour 2016 Part 1

Christmas Tour 2016 Part 1



I really fought the urge to put up my trees on November 1st…It was just too soon. A week later, I couldn’t make myself get into it. Everything has to be JUST right. The weather. My mood. The magic has to be in the air…or I just can’t do it. Christmas decorating is serious. So finally about a week ago (mid November) it BIT me. Of course, I woke up with the worlds worst migraine, but I was ready to tackle it. Naturally, there’s no stopping me once it hits so I drugged myself up and went to work! (legal drugs people….)

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This year I wanted to add another tree to the mix! Last year (which you can see here) I did two full size trees and a smaller 4 footer. I wanted to amp it up this year and do 3 full size trees with multiple smaller ones. Why am I telling you this? You don’t care….let’s just take the tour shall we?

Today we’ll look into my Family Room/Kitchen. Tomorrow we’ll do the Living Room, Dining Room & Office. Then Wednesday we’ll finish in our Master. Woot!

Last year my Family Room threw up plaid. Like. Everywhere. I loved it. But not enough to do it again this year. 🙂 I wanted something softer this year….and just less. Less of everything.

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I just realized I never blogged the Brick addition! We added this Antique Mantle to the Family Room in August….it was great but something was missing. A few weeks ago, I added some Brick Paneling (you can pick this up at Home Depot) and then I used the German Schmear technique that Sawdust to Stitches did! You can see her tutorial here!

This Brick was EVERYTHING this room has been missing…and more! A total transformation!



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I’m really obsessed with these Pillows from Gable Lane.  Love the texture and warmth they add!

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I made a bunch of these Christmas Planter boxes last year to sell…..and then after Christmas I turned mine into an ottoman for my bedroom. Resourceful, yes. But it left me without a Tree box for this year. My husband was sweet enough to make me a new one for this year! Love love love love.

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Loving the simplicity of everything in this room this year. Unstated is sometimes best.

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The kitchen is also super simple compared to last year. I’ve always hung small wreaths on the cabinet doors and exploded Christmas all over the counters.

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I simply added some green transferware plates to my open shelves and a couple of faux pine trees.

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We REALLY love our Christmas mugs in this house….we have plenty of them. You can’t drink hot cocoa out of anything other than a Santa mug at Christmas time.

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Although, everything is simple this year I’m really loving it! And in case you think that keeping things simple saves a lot of time. It doesn’t. I spent just as much time, if not more, decorating this year. Hmph.

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Sources:

  • Family Rug, Tall Floor Lamp – Ikea
  • Crocheted Pillows, Two Tiered Tray, Galvanized Metal Tray and all Garland – Gable Lane
  • Candles – 1820 House Candles (the worlds MOST AMAZING candles)

 

Thanks for stopping!! Check back tomorrow for Part 2!


1 thought on “Christmas Tour 2016 Part 1”

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    Denise on November 29, 2016 Reply

    This is beautiful!!! I love it!!!

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