11.17.2014

Christmas Home Tour

I know that I'm a little ahead of the game on the decorating home front and that people get all huffy puffy when you put your tree up before you eat your turkey, but you see...I've never been one to follow too many rules. Decorating for Christmas is absolutely always one of the best days of the year, so if I want the best day of the year to fall on November 15th, that's when it is going to fall dang it. I am suspecting the saddest day of the year will happen around April 12th when it all has to come down.

Because this was my first time decorating this house, I thought it would be fun to show it off a little bit. You know when you look at a house for the first time and you make all of those little comments to anybody who is listening about how fun it would be to decorate the mantle for Christmas, or how you can't wait to smell the real wood burning in the fireplace this Winter, etc etc and then all of a sudden you are living in that house and oh my gosh, it is even better to decorate/smell than you would have ever imagined? It's pretty fun when those once thoughts in your head become a reality and it's really all just as magical as you would have hoped it to be.

Long story short, we are decorated for Christmas whether anybody likes it or not and I am one happy little elf. 

Welcome to our Christmas home...come in. 

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sign from house of belonging [I want every single one in her shop]



In the kitchen we don't have a lot of decor, however I managed to fill up every possible area with signs of red, white, and silver.


We have two trees up this year -- the first one resides in our dining room. Saturday as I was hanging the ornaments on it, I put this comment on Instagram 

"Every Christmas since as early as I can remember, my aunt gave me an ornament that was representative from that years events. As I hang every one this morning I can't help but be filled with gratitude that she started this tradition and never stopped - I see the fire trucks in remembrance of Shawn's dad, the soccer ball from my middle school years, coffee mugs from my later years obsession of caffeine, and the latest addition - the John Deere tractor in honor of my grandfather who passed away a year ago this week. It's a tree full of memories and I cherish every one, excited to keep gathering these ornaments as life continues to happen. Thank you Aunt Rebecca for the best Christmas gift ever."


Next up is our "outdoor room" so I call it. I have yet to reveal that room in its entirety yet so stay tuned for more on that, but for now here is how parts of it are decorated. 


And last but not least, my favorite room -- the living room. The place with the mantle, stockings, wood burning fireplace, comfy couch, and numerous windows to watch the snow fall outside. Remember how last week I mentioned something about wanting to sell my house? I was an idiot then. I officially never want to leave thanks to Winter and all of it's cozy qualities. 


And that concludes today's Christmas home tour. If I don't show up around here for awhile, it's because I am sleeping under the tree and don't want to come out. 

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42 comments:

  1. WOW! obsessed with all of your decor!! absolutely beautiful!!!

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  2. So gorgeous!! You've done a lovely job!

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  3. EVERYTHING looks so cute and festive - I'm so not there yet but I love it all. I think your outside decor screams more WINTER IS HERE vs. just Christmas so tell the neighbors to get over it ;) hehe

    PS I have the same light fixture above my dining room table - we love it (although ours needs to be moved slightly to one side and lifted a bit, otherwise you'll be blinded eating there.

    Your new home is SO inviting.

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  4. well... this is gorgeous. seriously love.

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  5. Your decor is too cute. I love the story behind the Christmas ornaments from your aunt!

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  6. Beautiful job! It DOES seem like the most cozy house in all of the land :)

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  7. awww how super cute! it looks so cozy and i love that sign about not wasting today-may have to get my hands on one. glad you're enjoying your home!

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  8. You have a beautiful home! Looks so inviting & cozy!

    Jenny
    from the desk of j

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  9. I haven't commented in a really long time but this one got me. The trees and decor look amazing! And the tradition your aunt started is really special.

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  10. I love it!!! My stuff went up this weekend too :-)

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  11. I so love Christmas and although here in Aus we don't have a white holiday season (rather a red, hot scorching one!) I love filling the house with snow men, snowflakes and anything remotely traditionally Christmas-y... until this year. This is the third year in a row that I'll be on my own for the holiday due to my partner's work and man, its really hard to get myself into the spirit at home!
    HOWEVER... I love seeing what everyone else is doing and as I type this from my desk at work I'm surrounded by tinsel, ribbons and hanging decorations and I love it.
    To add - your vintage decorations from your aunt are so beautiful!

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  12. Love all the pretty details and the purple front door! Your tree is gorgeous! I almost bought those same stockings. Did you buy them from Kohl's?

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  13. Wow!! Your decor is amazing!! We put our tree up on Friday but haven't done the other decorations yet. I still have some shopping to do, haha :)

    -Sarah www.thefrugalmillionaireblog.com

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  14. Love your aunt's ornament tradition - so, so special and meaningful!

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  15. BEAUTIFUL! Merry November 15th :)

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  16. So cute! I love all of it! I can't wait to decorate!!!

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  17. I bet the Twisted Peppermint candle smells AMAZING! I love Christmas but cannot decide if I want to decorate this year

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  18. This makes me all Buddy the Elf levels of happy. It's perfect.

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  19. SO beautiful! My husband and I have a tradition where the day after Thanksgiving we spend the entire day in our PJs, ordering in food (or eating leftovers), watching Elf and other Christmas movies, and spend the whole day decorating. I love our tradition, but I totally want to put up our decorations NOW! :)

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  20. I love that you want yours up early too! We can't wait any longer! Where did you also get your adorable stockings?

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    1. Those are from Kohls - just got them last week!

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  21. LOVE this pink plates! WHERE do they come from?!

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    1. Those are from Target, last year I believe :)

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  22. so pretty!! would you like to come help me decorate my apartment? :)

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  23. I love it all!! I can only imagine how fun it was decorating a completely new space!!

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  24. eeeek we put our stuff out last week too! Makes me so excited :)

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  25. your home looks gorgeous!!!!!! you have a serious knack for decorating...totally jealous ;) but seriously, i love it all. i bet looking out your living room windows as it snows it the most magical thing ever :)

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  26. Looks stunning - and it's never too early for Christmas!!! x

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  27. Did you ever announce the winner of the Nook giveaway?

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  28. I have those same stockings! I didn't know there was one for a pet though--- going to have to lookout for that!

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  29. Ahhhh your house and decor are absolutely beautiful!!!! I had full intentions of decorating our house Sunday but it rained all day and our tree hangs out in a box in our garage and well....I couldn't pull the tree out in the drive way for a spider check before bringing it in so it was a no go!

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  30. Your place looks so amazing and festive! It's so exciting to decorate a new home for the first time, looks like you nailed it! :) XO, D

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  31. your house looks great Erin and thank you, I have the same wooden tray from Target so when I put the pumpkins away I know am inspired to keep it out for the holidays filled with balls

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  32. Your new house is absolutely beautiful and I love the ornaments that have meaning. Our tree has a lot of personal ornaments and they are my favorite.

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  33. Love it! Everything looks perfect! I totally want to come over and cuddle up on your couch while a fire burns in the fireplace. Hope that's not too weird :)

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  34. Beautiful! And you've inspired me not to care about rules! I'm putting my tree up this weekend, I don't even care :)!

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  35. Oh my goodness, it is so freaking pretty and your house came out so well!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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  36. So flippin' cute! I hope we have our decorations all done today!!

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I read and appreciate every one of your comments. Thanks for stopping by my space and sharing a piece of yourself on this huge ole internet. I meant that in the least creepy way possible. I'm just good at making everything awkward. Anyhow, thank you for your comments. They make me smile :)