Christmas Home Tour

 I don't share a Christmas home tour every year since we often put the same things in the same place... but not this year!  This year all of my guys helped decorate; in fact I'd say that Ian put out 85% of our decorations this year.  The guys carried up all our totes from the basement and we discovered that I had bought a tree for our basement at the after Christmas sales last year and had completely forgotten about it!

At the very last minute we decided to put the tree I had just received and put up before Thanksgiving into Alec's room but fitting a full sized tree in his room meant we had to move ALL his furniture around.  While my husband and I were doing that Ian dove into the boxes and started putting things out.  I wasn't sure at first that I liked him taking this initiative but I really did!  



I feel like I have all sorts of new decorations but really most of them were just put in new places.  I did go and buy a few (just 1 small cart! at Michael's) to "finish off" the basement but honestly I probably didn't NEED to.

Ordinarily I try to show home home tour photos starting from the front door and working our way through each room but my photos are all wonky on my computer right now and they uploaded in a rather weird and random order so I settled for grouping them by room and area.

Enjoy!

Our Basement:

For the kitchenette area I put some garland that runs on a timer above the cabinets and created just a couple small vignettes in each corner of the countertop. 








We took a vote and decided we wanted to open and gifts and stockings in the basement this year so I ran some lighted garland on our tv console table and hung our stockings from there.  I also added 2 glittery trees that twinkle in the lights at night.


We put up a 6.5 foot tree with this adorable rustic star on top and some pretty ribbon I had bought at Michael's to make a wreath with last year. 




Ian set up my village behind the couch on our mini table and while it is kind of mess of cords below; it looks wonderful from on top! 


I added just a few little Christmas-y touches to the end tables and coffee table too.







In our kitchen we put a few decorations tucked in around our plants and on our windowsill. I bought some cute Christmas hand towels to hang off the handle on our oven too. 






Our Great Room:


I tucked a few decorations in among the plants here as well. 












Outside/ Front Entryway:


That metal wreath will get filled in with holiday cards as they arrive. 







Formal living and Dining room:












My bedroom:

My plan had been to use all snowflake, white and blue ornaments on the tree but we have so many ornaments that we used all of them from our storage boxes to fill all 4 trees!

I did buy a snowflake topper and some snowflake glittered ribbon with matching fur/snowflake glitter tree skirt.  I also framed and hung last year's diamond painting behind it and it sparkles so prettily in the lights at night. 





Alec's tree:  He picked out black glitter ribbon to wind around his tree and while I thought that was odd it really looks so good in his room!






I tried to take photos at all time of the day so you can get a feel for what the colors are really like but also see all those bright twinkling lights everywhere.  

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Comments

  1. I love all of the festive touches in your house! Very pretty. Your basement looks so good- I like the space where the stockings are hung with the lights about them. That will be a great place to open presents on Christmas. I love that your son has a full size tree in his room. My daughter Alyssa does as well. Her boyfriend decided that he wanted a full sized tree for his bedroom so they went shopping for one for him. I like how the young ones are into the prettiness and festiveness of the season!!

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    1. Aw, thank you! We are loving having full size trees in our rooms and I was trying to get his brothers to go along with it too. LOL

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  2. I always love a holiday home tour! Your house is so festive and fun. I really need to update the garland on our mantle. I love what you put in the basement. Is that a recent find? I love your light up candy cane!

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    1. Aw, thank you! I bought that garland on Amazon last year: he's the link https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EJ2DFZ2/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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  3. Your house looks amazing and its great that your boys got right into decorating too. We have scheduled this Wednesday evening to decorate our house. I’m hoping for lots of enthusiasm!!
    Ruth@playworkeatrepeat

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    1. I was surprised by how helpful and enthusiastic they were; usually they just drag up the totes and then everyone disappears until it's time to put the ornaments on the tree.

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  4. It looks beautiful! I too always love a home tour. I had planned on doing one tomorrow on my own blog! Great minds think alike. I do love that tree with the black glittery ribbon- I wouldn't have thought of that, but it does look great! You have a lovely home, my friend!

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    1. Aw, thank you! I would never have thought of black glittery ribbon either but I love how it looks.

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  5. So so pretty and I am obsessed with the view from your kitchen window!

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  6. I haven't been in the mood yet to decorate, although I put a few things here and there after removing the fall decorations. Now your post got me wanting to bring up the Christmas totes and get decorating! Each room looks so pretty and beautiful trees! Love the baby it's cold outside sign!

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    1. Oh I am so glad it inspired you! I made that sign; I took a plain chalkboard from Michael's and found a free Cricut file. I love how it turned out.

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  7. Very festive and pretty. Love the stocking hanging. The trees are lovely. You are ready for a Christmas. Happy Holidays.

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  8. Your basement is gorgeous. I see why they want to open stockings down there. I especially like how you have decorated your bedroom for Christmas!

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    1. Plus it's so warm and cozy down there with the woodstove going! I think it's going to make it hard to want to head back upstairs and make brunch Christmas morning.

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  9. Your home looks beautiful and very festive! Your little village is so cute and it looks so cosy. x

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  10. Your home is festive and welcoming. I love the trees and little village. Merry Christmas! #MMBC

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  11. Love holiday home tours! The ribbon on your main tree looks great, and love the tree in your bedroom! How cozy and festive!

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    1. Thank you! I bought that ribbon years ago and I am so pleased with how well it has held up year after year.

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  12. Good for your son. Sometimes I think a totally different perspective can make your decorations seem new and different. Maybe he could come over and decorate my house now?
    Everything looks so festive Joanne,
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. LOL! I do often loan him out for all sorts of projects but Arizona might be a bit out of his driving range.

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  13. Your touches are so warm and inviting.

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  14. Everything looks so beautiful and festive!

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  15. It all looks so good! I love everything in the basement and looks like a great space to open gifts. Y'all have really done a great job with that space!

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    1. Thank you; it was such a long process to get it there but I really do love the space.

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  16. It looks like you all will really enjoy Christmas day in the decorated basement. Everything looks beautiful and cozy!

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  17. All of your rooms look so festive and welcoming! I have serious envy of all of the space in your house! My husband didn't understand my distress at downsizing so much until he actually saw all of the totes filled with Christmas in the new garage! I've had to get rid of a tree (down to just three now) and have given several things to my kids. My daughter was overjoyed to receive my Christmas village as I just didn't have any place to put it. I love decorating my bedroom for Christmas as I spend so much time in it!

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    1. That's what I finally realized; I spend so much time in my room and yet I have never decorated it before. I am loving the decorations in there!

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  18. That looks all so very cozy! A real festive house! We start decorating this weekend, can't wait. It's such a great time, I love it.

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  19. Very festive and fills your home with Christmas joy.

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  20. Your home looks so festive and inviting -- all decked out for Christmas. I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday season. Thank you for sharing this post in the Talent-Sharing Tuesdays Link-Up 44.
    Carol
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  21. ...we are just finishing a massive home renovation, not decorations this year.

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    1. I can see why that might make it hard to decorate!

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  22. Wow! It all looks great and you have 4 trees. Awesome.

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  23. Very lovely. We won't do it til the weekend before (or a few days before as it's on a weekend.) but I do need to get the lights sorted out the front...just a little frantic at the moment so may wait another week. #WWandP

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    1. We tend to take our decorations down the day after Christmas so I like to decorate early and enjoy them... before that need to clean and organize grips me so we ring in the new year all clean and organized and ready to start fresh. LOL

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  24. Oh my goodness that is a huge effort you make - looking good!!

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  25. I just love the enthusiasm here...and I sure hope the family will help when it's time to take things down..always hard when I had kids. Your tour was a delight Jo. I miss those kinds of days and nights but knowing I have passed on traditions and memories through our kids, and grandkids makes me very happy. Thank you for sharing your post for Wednesday’s Words and Pics. It is great to have you be a part of this blogging community & there are two more Wednesdays before a little break until Wed 4 January 2023. See you next week too I hope. Denyse.

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    1. Somehow everyone seems to disappear when it's time to clean up/ dismantle. But I think I'm actually okay with that this year as I want to try a new system and just pack each room into their own tote (or 2!) and label so it might make it easier to put them out next year.

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  26. Love it all! But I especially like your glitter candles - I need some of those!

    Alexandra
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    1. I found those at Michael's; they're battery operated and remote controlled too!

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  27. Absolutely beautiful!! And so cozy and warm as well!

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  28. Wow, you certainly go all out and it's all very beautiful and very tasteful. Just lovely.

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  29. I enjoyed your home tour. I haven't taken pictures of our decor yet but hopefully will snap a few shots soon. I like to have pictures to refer to from year to year for my Snow Village especially. Makes the set up so much easier! I love your cardinal wreath.

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    1. Once I finally figure out a set up for my village that I just LOVE I'm definitely taking a variety of photos since I struggle with that so much each year... and I'm not liking it at all this year as there is a whole mess of cords on the ground that I strategically cropped out of the photo! LOL

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