We’ve decked our halls with simple and elegant touches throughout. We’re thrilled to share a classic Christmas home tour with you this holiday season!
Today is one of my favorite days of the year. It’s the start to the holiday season here on the blog, which means it’s time for the annual Christmas home tour. I’m thrilled to be joining such a talented group of friends for the Holiday Homes Tour hosted by my sweet friends at 11 Magnolia Lane and Evolution of Style. If you’re coming over from Annie’s at Most Lovely Things, hello! I couldn’t be more excited for us to walk through together, so grab your coffee and get cozy!
A big thank you to Lynch Creek Farm for sponsoring this home tour.
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It wouldn’t be the Christmas season in our home without a little fresh garland. We like to keep our foyer simple and clutter-free. Some cedar garland and satin ribbon is all that’s needed to add a holiday touch to this room. You guys all know my love of mercury glass. I found this beautiful glass ball garland this year and it has been the perfect extra touch to our staircase. Who doesn’t like a little sparkle?
Over the summer I found that sweet little hanging basket at an antique market and it’s been holding keys, hats, etc. since. I thought it would be such a cute spot for a mini tree.
Our family room is all dressed in natural greens, browns, gold and silver. Our wreaths, Nativity scene and ornaments were the only decor items I took down from our attic this year. I absolutely love this time of the year but I wasn’t feeling all of the stuff. I donated quite a few items last year and this year will not be any different. I really like to keep our seasonal decor to be simple and subtle.
Our warmer blankets all made their way out of the linen closets. There are few things that I like more than a pretty knitted throw! I recently found this over-sized vintage basket at one of my favorite antique stores. I’m a sucker for a good basket. This one was perfect for our upholstered coffee table. (You can find my tutorial for the ticking stripe ottoman cover here.)
I made these pillow covers recently from these cotton napkins sold by Jenny Steffens Hobick and cream ticking stripe fabric. I love the natural colors and the block pattern is simple yet elegant. They’ll take us right into winter and then spring. Gotta love those items that are useful for multiple seasons!
Our tree is decorated simply with mercury glass and vintage style ornaments that I’ve been collecting over the last 12 years Josh and I have been married. Last year I added some antique candle holders that I purchased from a woman in Germany. Although we don’t light the candles, I love the vintage touch they add. You can see where I’ve use the same clip-on candle holders here.
A fresh boxwood wreath and satin ribbon is a easy and elegant touch to the mantel. I usually dress the mantel with garland. This year I wanted to do something a little different. The live wreath is in keeping with our traditional home and balances the glam of the glass balls perfectly.
Just into our kitchen we hung some cedar garland and pinned it with some faux vintage post cards, holiday cards and old family recipes. They add some color to the door way and a little history.
I added cedar clippings to our open shelving. It was simple and quick and looks mighty pretty with the white china and copper. I also incorporated more glass ball ornaments throughout our kitchen and breakfast nook.
I like to keep the counter tops clear and free of too many non-essentials. A scented candle, small tree and wreath is all our kitchen needed to make it feel like Christmas. I can just picture my future French range with a wreath hanging above, sigh. It will be a beautiful sight, friends.
Each wooden chair got a small wreath with a satin bow, simple and classic.
I added cedar garland to our breakfast nook shelves as well. I love the contrast between the warm white walls, copper and the rich green clippings!
I had the honor of partnering with our friends at Lynch Creek Farm again this year for a beautiful and natural centerpiece for our holiday table. In the past I’ve always ordered a wreath from them but this year I decided to check out their live centerpieces and I’m so glad I did. This Hunters’ Hollow centerpiece is so pretty and I love the natural feel it adds to our room. I can’t wait to entertain this holiday season! I know you’ll love it as much as I do. Be sure to check out my Instagram later today. Lynch Creek Farm and I will be hosting a giveaway to give one lucky follower their own fresh wreath or centerpiece!
Next week I’ll be sharing our bedroom all dressed up for Christmas, so be sure to stop by. Next in the tour is Sara from Sincerely, Sara D. Her home is stunning! I just know you’re going to love every square inch. I hope you’ll hop in and say hello. There is so much inspiration in this group of ladies! I wish you all a wonderful holiday season and happy decorating!