I know, I know. It’s not even Thanksgiving yet, however, if there is ever a time for a house to shine, it’s once Christmas explodes all over it. I decided to decorate a wee bit earlier than normal this year and I gotta say, I am not one bit upset about it. This year I found my way into the aisles of Target on several occasions [all Chip and Joanna Gaines fault] which inspired me to add a few new pieces to our Christmas decor mix. On a whim, I also decided after ten years of having the same ornaments on our tree that I was sick of them and it was time to revamp our look. Our home took on more of a traditional Christmas vibe this year with all things red, gold and a few earthy colors and it has to be the best I’ve ever felt about it. Today, I thought it would be fun to invite you all on a little Christmas home tour of sorts. Come on in, make yourself comfortable and stay until the very end because I promise, it will be worth your wait 😉
We’ll start in the most logical place to start…the entry, let’s get this tour started!
First official stop, the main living room, also known as my favorite room in the winter. It’s in here that you will find our main tree, fireplace and our main seating area. Last year we bought this flocked pre-lit tree, which I still can’t figure out if I think it looks like hairy fingers or is actually pretty. We’ll go with pretty for the purposes of today’s tour. I kinda love the addition of red and gold ornaments with little touches of natural elements in all things elks and reindeer.Flocked Pre-lit Tree // Similar Faux Fur Tree Skirt
All ornaments from Hobby Lobby
As always, I found myself buying all of the new pillows out this year [what is it with women and pillows?!] which makes our couch equally inviting and equally annoying to actually sit down on. It’s a big tease really.
Stay Awhile Sign // Faux Fur Throw // Red Plaid Oversized Pillows // Threshold Deer in Chair Throw Pillow // Threshold Winter Village Oversize Lumbar Pillow // Threshold Doe Throw Pillowwood tray // faux plants from IKEA // ornaments from Hobby Lobby Lamp from IKEA // Threshold Red Snowflake Pillow // Threshold Tis The Season Throw Pillow // Threshold Wood Deer FigureThreshold Wood Deer Figure // Threshold Advent Calendar
I was probably MOST excited this year about the addition of the light up stocking holders [linked below] that are all sorts of crazy adorable as I am a big believer that if you put a light on anything it’s instantly awesome.
Similar Initial Stockings // Dog Stockings //Light Up House Stocking Wood // Light Up House Stocking White // Bottle Brush TreesLight Up House Stocking Wood // Light Up House Stocking White // Bottle Brush Treesbelieve wood cutout // Hearth & Hand with Magnolia Galvanized House Lantern Medium // Hearth & Hand Sugared Birch Pillar Candles // Threshold Chunky Chenille Throw BlanketWe should probably cuddle sign // Hearth & Hand with Magnolia Galvanized House Lantern Medium // Hearth & Hand Sugared Birch Pillar Candles // Threshold Chunky Chenille Throw Blanket
Now that we’ve made our way through the main living room, we’ll wander over to the “outdoor room” as I call it [aka second smaller living room] for a few small touches of Christmas decor!
Off to the land of where allllllll of the goodness goes down, the kitchen and dining room of course. I love that we have a spot in our dining area to house another smaller tree. It is on this tree that we put all of the Old World Ornaments that we have been given over the years [perks of having an aunt who owns an ornament shop!] It is always my favorite putting the ornaments on this tree remembering why we got each ornament for each year as they are always themed to that year’s events. I am dying to get my hands on this one asap. I also especially love this space because when standing in the kitchen you have a view of both trees and it is the most little glorious sight to my eyes.
Merry Christmas Wood Sign Glass & Metal Candle Holder // Hearth & Hand with Magnolia Unscented Taper Candle (2pk)Threshold Stoneware Tis The Season To Sparkle Mug // Glass & Metal Candle Holder // Hearth & Hand with Magnolia Unscented Taper Candle (2pk) Let it snow mug
Now that we’ve checked out the dining room portion of the kitchen, let’s draw our attention towards the very important bar cart and my favorite area – the place where all of the cooking, dancing and eating really takes place – the heart of the kitchen!
Probably my favorite find from the Hearth & Hand line at Target has to be these galvanized house candle holders [linked below!] that we have both in our living room and on our kitchen center island as well. The LIY girls assembled this little centerpiece and I couldn’t love it more. These sugared birch candles are all sorts of winter perfection.
Hearth & Hand with Magnolia Galvanized House Lantern Medium // Hearth & Hand with Magnolia Galvanized House Lantern Small // Hearth & Hand Sugared Birch Pillar Candles // Holly Garland // Runner from dollar spot – Target
And that completes our 2017 Christmas home tour! I hope you enjoyed your visit but before you go, I have a little gift for my guests 😉 To celebrate the kickoff of Christmas decor season, we thought it would be fun to give away a little cozy comfort package for your home this winter! One of you will have the chance to win this complete package – all you have to do is enter here!
Hearth & Hand with Magnolia Galvanized House Lantern Small // Hearth & Hand Sugared Birch Pillar Candles // We should probably cuddle sign // Threshold Chunky Chenille Throw Blanket // Light Up House Stocking Wood // Let it snow mug & sweater weather mug
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photos by tina herschberger photography
Founder and creator of LIY, Erin turned her dream of a hobby blog into a full-time career which she now runs alongside the LIY team! When not in front of her computer screen [with a La Croix or wine in hand] or in front of a mirror taking mirror selfies, you can find Erin spending time on the water, cuddled up with her two pups and husband most likely watching the latest Shark Tank episode, or getting lost in an easy beach read.