Hello, friends! I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving break. It’s finally time to switch gears into Christmas mode! The super sweet Carrie from Lovely Etc. invited me to participate in the Very Merry Christmas Home Tour. I’ve been ready to decorate for Christmas since the day after Halloween, so I’m really excited about sharing some of my Christmas decor with you.
Also, in the spirit of Christmas giving, the other blog hop participants an I are holding a $500 PayPal cash giveaway!! Be sure to read all about it at the end of the tour.
Now, let’s get to the 2015 Christmas Home Tour goodness!
This was my first year decorating the mudroom for Christmas and boy did I have fun! I’m feeling really traditional this year so I went with a red and white color scheme. This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.
I added a real mini Christmas tree, wrapped in burlap, and placed it in an old Coca-Cola crate.
I tied a red and white striped ribbon in a bow and pinned it to my boxwood wreath. I love the contrast of the red against the rich green. I hung a lantern that houses a battery powered candle from one of the hooks.
Can’t leave the house without a warm jacket, fuzzy hat and boots (similar).
I whipped up this little pillow with some red ticking stripe fabric I bought from JoAnn’s.
I decided to go with a flocked tree this year and I don’t know why I didn’t try it before. It’s gorgeous! My husband did an amazing job flocking it. We followed this tutorial from Lovely Etc.
The tree is trimmed with sprigs of red berries mixed with red and white bulbs, striped ribbons, red poinsettias, a few pinecones and giant snowflakes for good measure. I draped my excess ticking fabric around the base of the tree as a skirt.
The kept the mantel simple with lighted garland and two potted poinsettias that I wrapped in burlap. The stockings were made from drop cloths. You can find the tutorial here.
Here is the tree and mantel all lit up at night. I love that glow and wish I could keep it up all year round.
The coffee table vignette got a little makeover too. I tied a boxwood round to this vintage photo display and added a wooden bird and my salvaged corbels stacked on top a vintage book.
More red ticking stripe pillows and a red throw round out the living room decor.
Thanks for stopping by to check out the tour! For even more Christmas goodness check out Part Two of my Christmas Home Tour here.
Don’t forget to visit the rest of the homes on the tour – there are some amazing homes here! Catch a sneak peak from the photos below and follow the links to see everyone’s homes.
The Tale of an Ugly House
A House Full of Sunshine
View from the Fridge