As the holiday season approaches, there’s an excitement in the air. It’s that time of year when homes are adorned with twinkling lights, festive decorations, and the warmth of family gatherings.
Each year I pick a new theme to transform our living space. I’m so excited to take you on a tour of our home decked out in this year’s white Christmas theme.
Today is the Blogger’s Home Tour hosted by Kelly from The Tattered Pew. As a special treat, you will be getting a sneak peek into more holiday delight of almost 30 amazing bloggers’ homes every day this week. At the bottom of this post, you find all the homes, including those that are open today.
If you came from Libbie at A Life Unfolding, I’m sure that you enjoyed her beautiful home.
Thank you Kelly for choosing me to share my home with all of these talented ladies.
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Welcome to my White Christmas Through the Front Door
The front porch has some good old-fashioned Christmas charm. A vintage bench welcomes guests with a plaid blanket and Christmas pillow. It’s the only place that you will find red in my house. A fresh greenery wreath adorned with jingle bells hangs proudly, setting the tone for the festive decor within. We’ve added white Christmas lights to the front porch, creating a warm and inviting glow that beckons visitors to step inside.
Moving into the home, our entryway table and entry cabinet are adorned with an eclectic mix of holiday elements. From ironstone pieces enhanced with vintage ornaments, each piece contributes to the overall theme. The small slim tree glowing with white lights and white birds hanging on the branches add a touch of magic, setting the stage for what’s to come in the rest of the house.
The entryway is just steps away from our great room, the heart of our home. This open space encompasses our kitchen, living area, and dining space. I’m so anxious to share my Christmas House Tour with you.
Decorating the Living Space of our Great Room
This space is where we come together to create lasting memories during the Christmas season. We have a great room concept in our small house so our family room, dining room, and kitchen are all open to each other.
To set the stage, I opted for a winter-inspired color scheme, embracing shades of white, silver, and gold. The centerpiece of our living room transformation is the stunning 7′ King Noble flocked tree, gifted to me by King of Christmas. It’s adorned with white ornaments, a little sparkle from glass icicles, my signature white snowflakes, and a tree topper that adds the perfect finishing touch. My ceiling is high so I was able to make the tree appear much taller by placing it on a wooden box that “Handy” made for the tree. Once covered with a tree skirt you would never know the box was there and it actually provides more space for presents to be tucked under the tree.
The fireplace mantle garland is the focal point of our space and I bought a beautiful white flocked garland from Nell Hills when I was passing through Kansas City on a recent trip to Texas. It’s the only major new thing that I purchased this year. It is definitely my statement piece that inspired the rest of the house. The garland was only the length of the mantel so I used flocked faux greenery picks that I already had in stock to make the garland cascade over the sides. I also added some to create more fullness to the display. I added two brass candle holders to each side along with cascading white ribbons.
The Frame TV above the fireplace mantel has a white-themed piece of art with just a little bit of color to create the perfect winter wonderland look.
On my coffee table, I kept it really simple by putting a Santa, Christmas tree, faux snow, and twinkly lights into a glass cloche on top of a pedestal which is one of my favorite vintage finds. I wanted to have space for guests to set their holiday cheer as we are hosting a few holiday events.
Having white furniture allows me to change the pillow cover on all the pillows each season. This year the white pillow covers I already had in stock were perfect for this simple color palette.
Decorating the Dining Space of our Great Room
In the dining room, our table is a vision of holiday elegance. A simple garland made of faux greenery runs down the center, adorned with a white ironstone bowl filled with white roses. The dining room table is not only a place for festive meals but also a canvas for expressing our love for the season.
For the first time, I put a Christmas tree in the dining room. It’s the artificial tree that my family lovingly refers to as my “Charlie Brown” tree and possibly my favorite tree. I spray-painted some wood ornaments white and added those to the tree along with simple white balls, my signature white snowflakes, and another first, I draped the tips of the branches with silver tinsel.
Decorating the Kitchen
My kitchen is a space that gets used three times a day so I keep the decorating to a minimum. I put a faux greenery garland with lights on my stove vent hood. Small faux wreaths are hanging on my upper cabinets that have glass insert fronts.
I have a small flocked Christmas tree in a crock in the corner of my kitchen and that’s pretty much. Keeping my countertops clutter-free makes holiday entertaining easier. We use the uncluttered space for serving drinks and appetizers.
Decorating the Office/Den/Guest Room
Last fall we renovated this room during the One Room Challenge. I put a 7.5′ Yorkshire Fir Slim Artificial Christmas tree from King of Christmas in the space and this tree while adorned with my white snowflakes and white flocked greenery picks, also has blue ornaments and ribbon to go with the French Country Cottage theme of the room.
When I was at the Round Top Texas Antique Fair this fall, I purchased a large dough ball. I filled it with faux snow and then sprinkled it with bottle brush trees. I placed it on my grandmother’s trunk and it made this space even more festive.
Decorating the Primary Bedroom
Last year I put a Christmas Tree on the balcony outside our primary bedroom and I liked it so much, that I repeated that placement again this year.
When we painted our wood floors this summer, we also moved our faux fireplace. The new spot in a cozy corner allowed me to try something new with the mantel. I added a rose gold string of lights to a faux pinecone and green garland. This string of lights is simply magical.
The Magic of Christmas Trees and Family Traditions
In our home, the Christmas tree holds a special place in our hearts. Each year, I pick a theme that reflects the season of our family’s life and the spirit of the season. Loving Christmas trees is why I have 5 of them decorated in our small house. No matter which room you are in, you can enjoy the magic of a Christmas tree. I even have a tree in my greenhouse outside.
While some people have the same Christmas tree decor every year and that is part of their Christmas traditions, the idea of changing my trees every year is my tradition. My trees were up and glowing when we made our family’s traditional potato sausage last weekend. This is a tradition that has been passed down through the generations on my parent’s side. While we shared the event with my youngest brother and his family, my other siblings carried on the same tradition with their families in other parts of the country.
Wrapping Up the Tour
As I reach the end of this post, I want to express my gratitude for the joy that the holiday season brings. Decorating our home for the holidays brings such joy to my heart and I have so much fun sharing it with all of you. From the cozy living room to the elegant dining area, every corner of our home reflects the magic and wonder of this special time.
As we wrap up our Christmas home tour, we hope you’ve found inspiration in the little things that make the holiday season so special. Whether it’s the sparkle of white lights, the warmth of hot cocoa by the fireplace, or the joy of decorating gingerbread houses with loved ones, these moments create a very merry Christmas.
Wishing you and your family a happy holiday season filled with love, laughter, and the magic of a White Christmas! Until next year, when we embark on new decorating adventures, may your days be merry and bright.
The next home on the tour today is Jennifer’s from Cottage On Bunker Hill. Prepared to be amazed.
Peace and Love,
Bloggers’ Best Holiday Home Tours
This week I am joining some of my blogging friends for the Bloggers’ Best 2023 Holiday Home Tours. Thirty talented and creative women will be opening their homes up for you to tour all week long. You can visit each home tour by clicking the links below. Enjoy!
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