Happy Monday Friends!
I have something super exciting to share with you today! I am so excited to announce I am hositng my first annual Holiday Home Tour! Myself and some wonderful blogging friends are opening our doors and sharing our homes with you this Christmas! So make yourself a cup of hot chocolate, a latte, coffee or whatever you’d like and get cozy!
Our home is not decorated extravagantly by any means, but it’s filled with a collection of things that we love and are special to us. It’s mostly décor that can be left up all winter… I love how cozy and warm it feels this time of year! Come on in and I’ll show you around!
We are so glad you came! It’s a snowy and cold day in our neck of the woods so come on in and warm up…
Here’s what you see when you enter our home! Our foyer is very spacious which makes it perfect when we have a bunch of company! And especially this time of year when you have to stand at the door to take off your boots, winter coat, hats, mittens, etc! The bench pictured above is one of our favorite purchases ever! Aside from the amazing lockers that my husband just built for our Laundry Room, the seat of the bench also lifts up and it’s sectioned off with winter gear for the boys or girls!
First, we need to warm up! Our Hot Chocolate Station is ready so lets go into the kitchen…
Our kids think this is thee BEST idea ever! They love coming in from the cold and loading up their hot chocolate with all these fancy goodies…
Our kitchen, dining area and living room are one big open area… which we love and this area is definitely the hub of our home!
We can’t wait to enjoy Christmas dinner around this table… After 12 years of travelling winter roads to go “home” for Christmas, we are so, so excited to have my parents, sisters and their families coming to our home for the holidays!
I love the combination of simple and rustic for our dining room table! I love anything burlap and when I saw these little burlap bags from Michael’s I knew they’d be perfect to hold the cutlery! Fresh evergreen branches make such an easy centerpiece!
I used fresh cranberries for super easy candle holders and I couldn’t help but use my little succulent plants at each place setting!
Let’s make our way into the living room and I’ll show you a few of my favorite things in here…
I couldn’t really get a full shot of the living room because if you look super close you will see our coffee table isn’t quite “finished” yet! Someone has a birthday coming up any day and all she wished for was that her amazing, wonderful husband build her a coffee table. So, here we are waiting for some paint that we ordered! I love it already and have it sitting unfinished in our living room! I snuck a Christmas house and some accessories from our little ones and I love how they look on my Chalkboard Wood Slice.
I have loved snow globes ever since I was a little girl… and here are a couple of my favorites that I’ve collected. Our son chose the red one for me last year and our daughter chose the white one pictured below.
This pretty lantern and fluffy friend adorn the base of our fireplace… love the cozy feel they bring to our living room!
Even our bedroom got a little touch of red and green! I love this yarn ball wreath and think it looks perfect against our headboard.
There’s a couple of Christmas books waiting to be read…
One more thing I’d love to show you before you run off… my Lemax Village collection. I remember as a little girl looking through the Sears Wishbook catalogue and wishing for a little village of houses and accessories. After I got married, I began receiving them as birthday gifts and they are all so special to me! The Walton’s one pictured above left has a very special meaning to me … when our son was around 18 months old, my dad took him for a walk. They stumbled upon a garage sale and he spotted this Waltons’ store. He called out “Mama!” as soon as he saw it. The house was marked $1 and Dad only had $0.75 in his pocket but the lady selling it had no problem letting it go for $0.75 after she heard that our son wanted it for Mommy! I’ll always treasure it!
Thank you so much for spending this time “in our home”! But, it doesn’t stop here! Check out the sneak peek of homes that are on this tour this week! Please hop on over and visit my blogging friends’ homes that are being shared today!
Stay warm and hope you have a very wonderful week!
– Monday –
1. Little Brags
– Tuesday –
– Wednesday –
– Thursday –
– Friday –
3. Meet the Bs
Linking to these fabulous parties:
Your Designs This Time, Time To Sparkle, On Display Thursdays, Tuesdays At Our Home, Motivational Monday, The Dedicated House, The Makers Link Party, Party In Your PJs, Hit Me With Your Best Shot, Whimsy Wednesday, Moonlight and Mason Jars, Work It Wednesday, Pin Worthy Wednesday, Wednesday Roundup, Artsy Fartsy Link Party, Inspire Me Please, Grace At Home, Creative Collection, Weekend Wind-down Party, Best of The Weekend, Super Saturday, Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop, Share It Sunday, Talented Tuesdays, Canadian Christmas Home Tour,