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Christmas Home Tour // 2017

November 18, 2017


Erin Schrader

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!

Hearth & Hand with Magnolia Artificial Lamb Ear and White Berry Wreath (24″) // Threshold Red Medallion Kitchen Rug // Hunter boots Merry + Bright SignMay Our Walls Know Joy Sign 

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!

BAR lightup sign // Threshold Snowman PillowWondershop 9” Large Metal Decorative Camper // Enamel Mug Candle – Fireside Golden GingersnapTinsel Trees

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!

Let’s Stay In Sign // Bar Cart // Moscow Mule Mugfound in dollar spot – TargetOh what fun rug // ugg slippers

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

Thanks again for stopping by, come again soon!

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photos by tina herschberger photography

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  1. Courtney says:


  2. Cori says:

    Beautiful! Thanks for sharing. I’m in the mood now to put mine up.

  3. Stacey says:

    Beautiful decor! I wish you could decorate my house.

  4. Debbie says:

    Beautiful! Where is your sweater from?

  5. Marianne Gammon says:

    Please enter me in this oh so generous give away! Love your style!

  6. Andrea says:

    Love it!

  7. Cindi Moore says:

    So festive!

  8. Malloru says:

    So pretty! Do you mind me asking what color you have on your walls? I love it!

  9. Crystal says:

    Simply Gorgeous! Love it all!

  10. Brooke says:

    I think I will buy all of this. ???? Can you tel me where you got the cute oars hanging in your entry?

  11. Cindy says:

    I love your house. You have a really good eye for design. Happy Thanksgiving Erin!

  12. Stephanie Moore says:

    Love it! Thank you for sharing!

  13. Leslie Proper says:

    Very festive! Love the cuddle sign amd cozy throw!

  14. Doris Russo says:

    You truly are an amazing lady!
    Whether dressing yourself or your Home, it is always SPECTACULAR!!
    You bring SUNSHINE to everything you touch.
    THANK YOU for sharing your gift. A vision to the end.
    Happy Holidays & Merry Christmas!!

    • erin says:

      Aww well thank YOU so much for your kind words and following along! It is people like you that make all of this so much fun! xo

  15. April Crouse says:

    Love it! Beautiful style! Love that sweater. Hopefully it will be available again.

  16. Kristen says:

    Simply beautiful

  17. Annmarie says:

    Beautiful! Can you post the link for your fireplace screen?

  18. Megan says:

    So beautiful. Where did you find that cone tree 9n the buffet in the dining table?

  19. Bev Moshier says:

    Where did you get the hanging ice skate on the wall?

  20. Thank you for taking us on a tour of your beautiful home! Your Christmas decorating is so pretty! I can’t wait to get to my nearby Target tomorrow. Most of what I want is in stock!!
    I’m really enjoying LIY and have shopped many of your finds this fall. Your fashion sense is so fantastic and your LIY team must be great to work with!
    Thanks again for the tour anf for the chance to win such a great a gift! ❤️????????????❤️

    • erin says:

      Thank you so much for stopping by and following along! This comment was so sweet and made my morning!

  21. Erin, I forgot to tell you that I’d be thrilled to win the “Cuddle” sign!
    Also, I shared the post.
    Thanks again for letting us tour your home! Janet Coleman

  22. Kee says:

    Love it, thanks for sharing. Making me excited for Christmas.

  23. Jennifer says:

    Love the hearth and hand lanterns. It’s all beautiful!

  24. Erica says:

    Thank you for the inspiration!
    I just came back from Target with a few bag fulls.

  25. Jeanelle S says:

    Thanks for the tour! Your home is lovely. So beautiful, warm and inviting and festive!

  26. Robbi says:

    Looks great!

  27. Mireille says:

    Very pretty! Love it all! Our house is on the market so no decor is up yet. Hoping to decorate once it is under contract. I may have to add a couple things to my decor as inspired by you!

  28. Sara says:

    Love it! Do you remember where you got the red ornament wreath that’s on your bar cart?

  29. Oh my goodness your home is gorgeous! I love absolutely everything!

  30. Leandra Gilmour says:

    LOVE love love this!

  31. Love love love all of your decor, especially the kitchen and dining room! So festive and beautiful.

  32. Would love to win anything.

  33. Thank you for the tour of your 2017 Christmas home! I️ love everything and I️ have ordered several things from Target since I️ viewed you home!

  34. Thanks again for the home tour, I️ would love the flocked Christmas tree or anything from Target they have the coolest Christmas decor!

  35. September kandels says:

    Oh Erin, your style is beyond beautiful. I’m currently in the market for furnishing my sitting room and must knka Andre you got your loveseat and couch. How are they holding up and would you recommend them? My husband is already prepared for everything I want to biu after announcing your home tour was up 🙂

  36. September kandels says:

    Good grief… the typos! Typing on my tiny phone, sorry! Correction above is: “knka Andre” is “know where”

  37. Andrea says:

    so pretty!!!

  38. Jennifer says:

    Love the Christmas house tour! I also love the color of the inside of your front door!! What color is that?

  39. Glenda says:


  40. Kelly says:

    Love everything! So so cute!! Where did you get the sleigh that says The Most Wonderful Time of the Year?!!

  41. Christine Bird says:

    You have beautiful taste and a beautiful home. Thanks for sharing

  42. Mendy says:

    Super cute! I wish a I could put my Christmas decor up but my daughter’s birthday is November 25th and I make it a point to wait until after her birthday to put it up. I don’t want Christmas decorations in her birthday photos, I know that is my little bit of OCD but it is what it is. November 26th will be the day though!

  43. Sara Mendoza says:

    I love that your front door ‘inside’ is painted, how clever! Can you come to Chicago and decorate my house:) Also, LOVE the sweater and your earrings…. My hair stylist told me about you and I immediately started following, love your style and your house is so adorable, I try to have nice things but my two hellions (my boys) destroy it all!

  44. Christine says:

    Love your style! Full of color, festivity and function!!

  45. Dori says:

    BEAUTIFUL!!!! Do you remember where you purchased the candle holders next to the cute wooden dear? So cute!!!

  46. Leanne Poole (Jones) says:

    Ummmm….. I’m going to show this to my hauband so he knows it is officially okay to have more than one tree up!! Hahahahaa… Looks so cozy and warm in there! Good job! ????????❤️

  47. Michelle S. says:

    Thank you for the tour of your beautiful home! This might be a silly question, but what do you use to hang up the decor on your walls? The “believe” sign for example. Thanks again and happy Thanksgiving!

  48. Victoria Lington says:

    So pretty! Inspired for decorating with some new things this year…where did you get that really tall white vase that is on the floor next to your fireplace? It is amazing!!

  49. Brooke says:

    Please come decorate our home 🙂 lol
    Your home is beautiful! Have an amazing holiday season watching the Hallmark Channel, drinking coffee, and snuggled around your Christmas-loving home 🙂

  50. Victoria says:

    I love this! It’s inspired me to get some new decorations. So excited! Wondering, though, where that tall white vase is from? It’s on the floor by your fireplace, next to the cuddle sign and chunky throw? I have been looking for one that size. It’s perfect!

  51. You have a gorgeous home. LOVE your gallery wall! And I think I need one of your sister’s signs☺

  52. April says:

    Your house is so beautiful and cozy. Do you remember where the metal JOY sign is from?
    Thank you

  53. Mandi S says:

    I’m sure you are hoping nobody else asks you where something in your house came from BUT here I am. Where did your curtains come from that are on both sides of your bar cart? Thanks in advance

  54. Jennifer says:

    Just beautiful! Would you please share where you found your blue sofa & love seat? They are exactly what I’ve been looking for. Thank you!

  55. Beth says:

    Love your dining room table! Where is it from?

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