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Christmas Home Tour 2016: Living Room

Welcome to my Christmas Home Tour! I’m so grateful for the opportunity that I have to create, decorate, and share ideas with my friends and family. I’ve only been in my new home a few months so I am still unpacking and tweaking things–but this is what I have so far. Everyone that walks in our home loves the warm cozy feel of Christmas. Pull up a chair and stay a while. I have added links to DIY’s and where I purchased my goodies too.

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“A Thrill of Hope, the Weary World Rejoices” is hand-written on a beautiful distressed chalk board by the lovely Sabryna Michelle. The village homes are made by Dimensional Paperworks from gorgeous paper which folds flat and stores with little to no weight and space. My village of tree’s are made from bottle brush trees and I took several bases off and added wooden spools from my Grandmother’s collection. The wooden JOY shutter sign was a DIY I created from an old shutter, same with the Noel. The large glittered snowflakes were purchased from the Dollar Tree.

Village Homes Here / Chalk Board Here / Calligraphy Here / JOY DIY Here / Bottle Brush Trees Here & Here                      Wooden Spools Here

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I originally purchased this lovely media stand for my master bedroom. But since I didn’t have anything for this nook it now has found a home until I paint and refinish the floors and buy furniture for this space once it is remodeled. The NOEL shutter sign was a DIY I did last year. The star which says O Holy Night was purchased and I hand painted the words onto it. My little trees which are nestled inside of urns were hand flocked by me to update their look. I set my white nativity upon a cake plate to give it some height. The little wooden deer were purchased from Hobby Lobby, as well as the wooden noel sign. The old window I found at a barn sale in Dallas Texas. Hanging from it is a sign I painted on cut burlap grain sack that says “Christmas”. I used my Cricut and made a stencil for that project. Snowball garlands were hand strung by me as well.

Mirella Mirrored 54″ TV Stand / DIY Pom Pom Garland Here / Tree Similar Here/ Nativity Similar Here

Wooden Star Here / Cricut Here

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For an updated look to for your tree try standing it inside a large wooden box, crate, or basket. I had every intention of making my wooden box, but when I went to Target I found the perfect solution and so purchased it instead. I always wrap my tree with extra lights because in my opinion a tree can never have enough of them. Adding twinkle lights to the center of the tree is a favorite too.

Wooden Tree Crate Here / White Christmas Lights / Christmas Star Similar Here / Twinkle Lights Here

Curtain Lights Similar Here & Here

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When decorating this year I eliminated eight huge crates full of Christmas decorations which I have used the past twenty years. It was hard letting go but one of the best feelings to finally downsize and simplify. This snow globe was one of the older decorations that I saved. There is something about a snow globe when looking inside it which transforms me back to when I was a little girl. I used to look inside at the scenes so beautifully encapsulated within and pretend I was there. Snow globes make Christmas even more magical. The wooden box with metal bow was purchased at Home Goods. The funky wire tree was purchased at Hallmark years ago. I love how it is covered with musical paper. I would love to DIY this little gem some day.

Snow Globe Similar Here

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Stocking & Wreath Holder DIY Here

Can you tell which photos are taken at night and which are taken during the day? I love how my room transforms into a warm cozy glow in the evening while stays bright and white during the day.

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Marble deer with gold antlers purchased at Home Goods. The wreath was made using a grapevine wreath and some frosted bayberry garland, secured with wire. I am including a link at the bottom to my favorite piece of furniture. It is easy to make decorations look amazing on gorgeous furniture. Investing in good “bones” always makes a difference.

Thank you for stopping in and letting me share my home with you. I will be adding more photos as the week goes by and other areas of my home become complete. Namely finishing decorating the tree…this is why I always begin decorating before Thanksgiving. There never is enough time to get everything complete by December. I think there may be a few all-nighters in my future along with Christmas Music and some hot cocoa with marsh mellows!

Mirella Mirrored 54 Mirella Mirrored 54″ TV Stand

White. 54″W x 17″D x 34.50″H. Fir wood, engineered wood, glass. Has cutout for cord management. Max TV size: 55″; max weight: 110 lbs. Clean with a soft, dry cloth – Modern lines mix with a vintage-inspired design to create our striking TV stand. Mirrored doors add to the dramatic and elegant style while the soft, whitewash finish is the final touch. It�??s so pretty you might even forget to watch TV and admire your lovely cabinet instead.










12/9 Update: My Tree and Staircase are finally finished. Thanks for stopping by!

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