I begin my Colorful Christmas Tour by first wishing all of you a very Merry Christmas and thanking you for stopping in! I hope these holiday tours inspire you and provide some new ideas to consider implementing in your own home. Just to let you in on a little secret, these home tours can be very stressful and sometimes I find myself playing the comparison game. I don’t want to be insecure, and I don’t want to let anyone down, I just want to speak from the heart and truly thank each of you for taking the time to tour my home. I know this pressure and stress is self imposed, but sometimes (lately) it gets to me. So I’ll just keep reminding myself of the joy that the holidays bring into my home and why I decorate. I decorate my home for my family, to create a warm and cozy atmosphere where we can focus on the meaning of this Christmas Season. So without anymore stammering, I bring you my colorful Christmas tour!
If your coming from Brynne over at Paint the World White then welcome. Isn’t her home so charming! And if your new to my blog, you’ll quickly learn that I love texture, color, and a good DIY project!
This year, I decided to embrace the pops of blue in my home and carry it into my christmas decor. Last year I stuck with just metallics, but bringing in the blue and red really makes my heart happy. As you enter my home through the garage you’re greeted with a mini flocked tree and some seasonal layers. These boots get used a lot while shoveling our snowy driveway!
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The kitchen is where we spend the majority of our time, especially, during the Christmas season. My kids and I love to bake all kinds of goodies to give away to neighbors, friends, and co-workers. This year we made some Christmas ornaments for the tree! I’ll be sharing the recipe and fun next week on the blog!
These mini wreaths (HERE) I have flanking my kitchen hood are actually candle rings! They are the perfect size for cabinet decorations though! I hung them using 2 different ribbons which are mirrored in my tree. I displayed a tarnished silver serving platter and a wood log platter on my kitchen hood. Utility items become decorations just by adding a few peasant feathers and a couple colorful ornaments!
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The smell of fresh apple bundt cake is overwhelming! Cinnamon, vanilla, apple… all holiday aromas that bring back memories. You can find the recipe for this delicious cake HERE. Oh, and the first peek at my tree!
I simply folded a table cloth in half to create a runner and topped it with 3 beaded placemats. Similar placemats found HERE. The food does the talkin’ at my house! The apple cake is the centerpiece displayed atop a beautiful crystal cake stand (HERE). I filled these giant stemmed hurricane glasses (HERE) with fresh cranberries and white faux branches. The copper wire lights add the perfect twinkle. You can find them HERE.
I rolled up the napkins and tied them off with some glittery ribbon and a sprig of greenery. Don’t they look like little roses from this angle? Stack your plates on a log platter and you have yourself a self-serve tablescape!
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The colorful Christmas tour does not stop at the kitchen. The beautiful long needle flocked Christmas tree stands perfectly between the kitchen and living room. It can be viewed from every room in the house! This gorgeous flocked tree along with most of my tree decor was purchased at my favorite local holiday shop Tai Pan Trading Co.
I wove a double sided velvety ribbon and a printed burlap ribbon through the white branches. A few sprigs of dried eucalyptus peak out from top to bottom. Gold, silver, blue, and red colorful bulbs adorn my tree. Leopard print fabric is layered over a velvety tree skirt just to add something unexpected!
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I am reminded of the reason we (my family) celebrates this wonderful holiday as we enter the living room. The mantel displays a wooden sign my sister in law made me a few years back. I placed a couple decorative trees on top of some old books and hung Mom and Dad’s stocking (found HERE) from the frosted cranberries.
The gold version of rudolf looks over the side table. I placed a few faux pine branches in my glass vase and decorative pine cone ball on a makeshift cake stand. I bought this gold branch candle holder last year and I’m still in love with it. You can find a similar version HERE.
I didn’t switch my fall pillows this year as they go right along with my colorful Christmas story. My ottoman is dressed with a cozy blanket and topped with a mini tree and a bowl full of christmas bulbs, pinecones, and wooden fruit.
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The staircase is decked out with a lightly flocked garland. I carefully drooped some beaded streamers to match the arch of the the garland. At each tie I added a frosted peony, a giant pinecone(HERE), and some matching ribbon. The kids stockings(HERE) were too big for the mantel so they found their home on the staircase railing.
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I could play you a simple carol of “We wish You a Merry Christmas” as you leave my colorful Christmas home. Believe it or not, I chopped down this branch last Christmas and hung our stockings from it. I knew It would come in handy again! It frames the arch perfectly and adds the perfect amount of whimsy!
So there it is, my Colorful Christmas Tour. I sure hope you enjoyed it and were able to find some inspiration along the way. Don’t forget to head on over to my sweet friend Taryn’s house at Design Dining Diapers. I’m sure she has loads of inspiration too. Thank you so much for stopping by today and enjoy this wonderful Christmas season!
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