Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Cozy Christmas Home Tour 2016

Christmas home decor is such a personal and unique experience.  Because of this, I like to have a homes tour that gets everyone excited about their own home and the way YOU decorate for Christmas.  Yes, every year someone comes out with a darling "theme" that is the must way to decorate (little red truck with the Christmas tree in the back ring a bell?) but truly, at Christmas, it is all about what makes you and your family the happiest!



I have gotten together with other like minded bloggers to share our homes with you.  In each tour you will see at least three rooms.  When I was a young woman, my grandmother told me to put a bit of Christmas cheer in every room!  I have taken that advice to heart.

Come on in, and let's get started on our tour!




Here is our living room, with our tree lit up and the room darkened.  See the candles in the windows? I have to have candles.  I am so grateful for the dusk to dawn ones!  It is so beautiful to see them lit up at night!


The stockings are hung... with the cozy fireplace.  The bookshelves are filled with nutcrackers.  


Wilson loves sleeping by the fireplace!  You can see more nutcrackers by the side of the fireplace and an old Santa (58 years old, to be exact!)  He's been a part of my entire life!


Couldn't leave Truman out, he loves the Christmas tree.  Here's a better angle of the nutcracker collection,  plus Mr. and Mrs. Claus, made for me by a very dear friend!


Our kitchen and dining room are a favorite hang out of our guests.  It's where the food and drink is, but also the largest space on the main floor.  With a breakfast bar that seats four,  an island that seats two and a table that seats eight, it is where our parties flourish!



I love our new dining room chairs!  The tree in the center was hand-crafted by a neighbor (he does sell them in his shop!!) and the table is set for a Christmas lunch gathering!

This set of stairs heads up to the upper story which has an office, my daughter's guest room and a loft.


The last room I am sharing is my daughter's bedroom.  We call it the guest room, but she decorated it and helped us pick all the colors for the room when the house was being built.  So...


The candles in the windows are so beautiful in her room.  The tree has a beach feel to it with the starfish and silver ornaments.  


This Santa was hand painted by my mother-in-law.  It has special meaning to us as our daughter was an ice skater while growing up.


I hoped you enjoyed my "Cozy Christmas Home" and that you will take some time to go and visit all the other homes on the tour!  Leave a link to your home tour in the comments and we will come and visit!










24 comments:

  1. I wish my house was decorated better so that I could participate in a home tour. I need to stock up on clearance decorations this year and really go all out next year.

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  2. I love the pie plate hot chocolate station and the plaid Merry Christmas banner! I bought a plain red & white Xmas banner at the dollar store, but I could probably recreate the plaid one above with scrap book paper for about the same price! Thanks for all of the holiday decor inspiration:)

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  3. I love your Charlie Brown Christmas plates. That's one of my favorite Christmas movies to watch.

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  4. This is really beautiful! I love seeing how elegant everyone's home is. I am happy to have decorations up too.

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  5. What a rather lovely and cozy fireplace. My foster mum used to have a proper one but now she has an electric one because of my sister in case she gets hurt xx

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  6. I love your front door! I always forget to decorate the outside of my door! Also the fact that you have a tree in the guest room is so awesome!

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  7. I adore this! Christmas is my favorite holiday and seeing all of these gorgeous decorations makes me love it more!

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  8. I love love love the lights on the tree, they are so pretty and it is so magical!

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  9. You decorated so nicely! I love everything especially all the trees everywhere! I need to buy a new one ASAP for next year!

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  10. Beautiful home! I love your front door - the color is just beautiful!!!! You can just see your christmas spirit coming through in your home!

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  11. Your home looks absolutely stunning! I love your tree so much, its decorated beautifully. I can't wait to sit down and check out the other homes.

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  12. Your decorations are so nice. I really like the nutcrackers by the fireplace!

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  13. Lovely decorations in there! Your dogs are certainly enjoying it :) thanks for sharing your beautiful home and giving me decoration inspiration!

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  14. What a beautiful home for Christmas! Your front porch is just gorgeous and I love the idea of using real candles in the windows. Your kitchen is def. festive and all of the food looks delicious!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  15. I wish my house was this well decorated - we haven't put up our Christmas tree yet :( I love yours though!

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  16. Everything looks great! I love seeing different holiday decor, it warms my heart.

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  17. Oh I love your home! You have done a beautiful job decorating for Christmas! I also am completely in love with the colors that you've chosen for your walls!!

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  18. Oh wow, what a lovely home!! I love how you decorate it for Christmas! So beautiful, festive, and cozy!!

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  19. Wow! I love all of the decorations! I always count down the days until I get to decorate my house with the family. This year I got a ton of fake snow. Maybe a little too much but I dont care!

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  20. Wow. Truly festive and uniquely so. Love the creativity, colors, glitters, and the grandeur. You've hand-picked every decor and it shows!

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  21. Your home is so beautifully decorated for Christmas. I bet your guests don't want to leave with every room looking so inviting and festive!

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  22. Omg loving all of the decor!!!!!! Christmas is my favorite holiday to decorate for. Makes me sad that the Christmas season isn't longer so we can enjoy the decor longer

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  23. Catching up on all of your wonderful Christmas goodness! Your home is completely enchanting! May all the blessings of the season be yours.

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  24. Awesome tour - thanks for taking us along!

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