It’s finally time to share my most favorite holiday with you! Christmas!! Eeeek!
And I’ve teamed up with some wonderfully talented blogger ladies to share what makes our homes Holly and Jolly this Christmas. Be sure to check out their amazing spaces linked at the bottom of this post.
The Hearth Room
I look forward to this every year with such anticipation I almost can’t stand it.
My theme that I went with this year is Natural Christmas…using warm colores mixed with antique pieces from my home.
I’ve always had a love for all things old..
I kept things very neutral this year with a pop of natural colors here and there (berry red and Christmas orange)…and to be honest I think this is my favorite Christmas living room to date! Also, I embraced a whole lot of snow flocking…oh my goodness it makes me OH so happy and I wonder why I didn’t do this years ago!
For my fireplace mantel I just used my old books displayed there with some inexpensive flocked garland. The additions of my tiny little antique sheep piggy bank and the oh so gorgeous corbels are a perfect use for this.
In the corner of the room I placed my new flocked King of Christmas tree. I’ve really enjoyed it!
Adorned with my DIY Christmas Oranges, berry picks, Woods and as many little antique treasures as I could find.
Since the armoire is a statement piece I wanted to cover it with a statement as well. So how about a “mantel” look to it?
I always have 3 rules that I go by to help me create a good mantel display or any kind of holiday greenery in my home:
- Use old garland
- Add something new… keep it cheap, lol! Walmart carries inexpensive garland. And hobby lobby has great sales & coupons. So that’s what I used for this. A 12 $ flocked garland and a few discounted sprays.
- Use FREE greenery from your yard (or a neighbors yard). My Christmas tree is artificial so when I added some fresh pine to this garland it brings in the smell of Christmas. (Spray it with hairspray to help it last longer). I also added dried orange slices that are inexpensive to make at home. Go here for the full tutorial on how to create my Christmas Oranges.
For the backdrop I used some empty antique picture frames, oil lamps and an old sewing machine. Don’t forget to check the backs of your old picture frames! You might find some amazing old wood to display there.
Added our homemade pillow case stockings to this area as well.
In years past I’ve placed our Christmas stockings under our Mantel but this year I tried this little hook display out and I love it! It used to be all wood but I made it over with some chalk paint and a bit of scraping with my hammer to get it nice chippy”ish”.
My sweet friend Natalie at Crafts 2 U helped me create this breadboard and my North Pole Sign. I love the green chalkboard look this has!
For the entry I kept it light and bright this year. Just a little bit of greenery and clove oranges. Added my little horse that I’ve had for a few years and called it a day! Simple but still festive.
And lastly a little peek into my Breakfast nook. Someday we would love to extend this little cozy nook to an actual dining room but that won’t be in the cards for a while. It works perfect for us right now.
These wreaths are always a favorite for me to hang up every year. This what I added some popcorn to them to bring in some white. I seriously love it and so do my kids! Lol
Here’s a little peek into the kitchen this year. There are lots of treats to be made this year ! I love This space…it’s the heart of our home!
Well my friends, that is all for this home tour…
Thank you so much for joining me!
Be sure to see my darling blogger and friends homes as well!-
Lindsay…..Country Girl Home
Katie….. Jones Sweet Homes
Cherie…. Sweet Rose & Wren