Christmas In Our New Home (Part 1)

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Are you ready for some Christmas inspiration today? Today is day one of the Bloggers’ Best Holiday Home Tours and I am so excited to be hosting 28 of my blogging friends sharing their beautiful holiday homes! So grab a warm drink and a cozy spot and get ready to be inspired. You can find each of their posts linked at the bottom of mine.

Come your 29 fabulous homes all decorated for  Christmas as part of the Bleggers' Best Holiday home tour!

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But first come on in and check out Christmas in our new home!

If you are popping over from Libbie of A Life Unfolding, welcome! Wasn’t her neutral Christmas décor just lovely? If you are a new friend or an old friend visiting my blog today, I am so grateful you chose to spend some time with me here.

I’m Kelly, a December baby wo loves all things Christmas and all things Jesus!

Welcome tour Christmas in our new home!

Today I am sharing Christmas in our new home part 1, featuring our entry, family room and office. If you want to see part 2 you can visit THIS POST!

Decorating our home for Christmas this year was a slow process. I’m still getting to know spaces plus I wanted to savor it and live with things for a bit. My mom came over and helped me out a lot and I am always grateful for her eye for design and detail. I’m sure I will continue to tweak things here or there but for now, she is all dolled up for Christmas and I am loving it!

A look at Christmas in our new home.
Did you notice the hole in our ceiling? Ugh we had a bit of a leak and now we need to patch it up. Just keeping it real!

Christmas In Our Entry

Our entry is such a cozy little spot in our home and when it comes to decorating for Christmas I love using a lot of greenery in the form of trees and garland and wreaths.

Our entry all decorated for Christmas!

I knew I wanted one of my trees in this space I just wasn’t sure where. So at first we tried the tree by the closet doors and that was a disaster. Between not being able to open the closet doors and having no plug near the tree it just wasn’t a good spot. My awesome husband suggested I try it at the base of the stairs and he was right. It works in this spot perfectly! (this tree was a Facebook Marketplace find from last year)

Garland and a tree at the base of our stairs.

Do you have a stair banister to decorate? This is my first one!

I couldn’t wait to add garland and ribbon to this beauty. I have had this garland for years and I love it. It’s from a local store called Cozy Cottage here in Colorado.

I simply attached the garland using floral wire. I kept the ribbon simple with some black and white patterned ribbon from Hobby Lobby and a skinny red velvet ribbon (also found on our tree) from Home Goods. And the bells add a fun touch too!

You will also start to notice little mercury glass votives and plaid throughout my Christmas décor this year. No real theme just an eclectic mix of what I love!

My Favorite Little Dresser

Just around the corner from our stairs, and still in our entry area, is my favorite little pine dresser. I found this beauty on Facebook Marketplace last year for $40! I had fun decorating her for Christmas. For a focal point I leaned against the wall an old window and my gorgeous new sign from Between You and Me Designs.

I love the sconce above the sign but I’m thinking of changing out the plain white to a fun pattern? Maybe a DIY to share here on the blog!

Chirstmas in our new home.. a thrill of hop sign!

I folded a plaid blanket and used it as a runner across the top of the dresser. This was the perfect spot to display my growing paperwhites! The moss adds a lovely organic feel too! I have been collecting mercury glass pieces for awhile now and these are some of my favorites.

Paperwhites, moss and plaid for Christmas

These pictures are from about 5 days ago and now the paperwhites are so tall and I can’t wait for them to bloom! If you are curious about how to grow them I wrote a post all about how easy they are to grow. The rest of my Christmas greenery is all faux though.

Paperwhites in mercury glass containers surrounded by moss.

Give Me All The Plaid

Just across the way from my favorite dresser is my new favorite basket that sits next to my favorite pew and my favorite nativity set.

Plaid blankets on top of an old basket.

I know what you must be thinking. This lady has a lot of favorites!

And yes, yes I do. But don’t worry, I rotate them so none of them get jealous! ha I recently found this basket at Magpies, a local shop, and the plaid blankets are all from flea markets. I love mixing and matching patterns and textures and that’s what this corner is all about!

A fun stack of vintage plaid blankets for Christmas.

The nativity set is mine from childhood. I have a lot of fond memories of playing with it. I have it down low so my kids will play with it too! We have a fun tradition where we hide baby Jesus until Christmas morning. Looks like I still need to take him out!

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Nativity set on pew

Christmas In Our Family Room

Come on in to where we spend 95% of our time. Here in our family room is our main Christmas tree! This year we had to get a new tree from Home Depot because our favorite Balsam Hill tree was too tall for the new ceilings. I was pretty sad when I figured that out. But we are loving our new flocked tree!

Our new flocked tree from Home Depot!

I shared our Christmas mantel décor last week if you want to visit that post you can click here!

Christmas mantel decor

Our Tree Decor

Is your tree up yet?

I love how our tree is right next to our mantel. For the tree skirt I used an old bedspread and on it I scattered some books and demijohns. The packages are fake, but I do have a lot of my shopping already done. This is a first for me!

The Star Of the Tree

Did you notice the beautiful stars all over my tree ? These are handmade by myself and my mom. I worked on these beauties for a project with Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint and there is a full tutorial on their site if you want to check it out! (JUST CLICK HERE )

I can’t wait for you to check it out. MMS milk paint is my favorite and I feel so lucky to work with them. I picked the color Mustard Seed Yellow to go with our yellow velvet curtains from IKEA.

Christmas in our new home!

My Favorite Boxwood Green Dresser

My boxwood green dresser compliments our Christmas tree.

More Plaid Decor

Across the room from our tree is a table I covered with a plaid tablecloth and a fun assortment of books.

Christmas plaid décor

The deer head on the back of our blue plaid chair is actually a dish towel! I loved it so much I wanted to have it in a visible spot because it was so pretty. Weird or cool?

Our Office Decorated For Christmas

The final stop on our Christmas home tour is the office…or what we lovingly refer to it as the “moffice” or man office. I’m just sharing a peek in here today because we are still getting steeled in this space. I added my favorite Walmart wreaths to the two french doors that lead in. Plus I added my favorite 6 ft tree from Walmart as well!

Walmart wreaths for the win this Christmas.

Aren’t the blue built-ins just amazing?

Christmas in our office

My husband loves to sit in here and watch sports. I like to curl up in the chair next to him and work on the blog. It’s such a cozy space and the lights from the tree make it even cozier!

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Christmas In Our New Home (Part 1)

Well friends that’s it for the tour today. I hope you found some inspiration! Please stop by part 2 where I will share our kitchen, mudroom and master bedroom. If you have any questions or just want to chat, leave me a comment below! I wish you many blessings this Christmas season.

Now make sure to head over to Cecilia’s blog, My Thrift Store Addiction for her vintage Christmas home tour! Then come back each day this week to see all the new tours added via the links below.



Bloggers’ Best Holiday Home Tours

This week my friends and I are sharing our homes all dressed up for the holidays. We hope you will have fun visiting each of the tours below!

Monday’s Tours

Monday's Tours

The Tattered Pew

My Thrift Store Addiction

Bricks n’ Blooms

Midwest Life and Style

A Life Unfolding

Tuesday’s Tours

Tuesday's Tours


She Gave It A Go

Willow Bloom Home Blog

Shiplap and Shells

Sand Dollar Lane

Fiddle Leaf Blog

Wednesday’s Tours

Wednesday's Tours

Cottage On Bunker Hill

Open Doors Open Hearts

Thistle Key Lane

Cloches and Lavender

Pasha Is Home

A Blue Nest

Thursday’s Tours

Thursday's Tours

Noting Grace

County Road 407

Sweet Pea


Robyn’s French Nest

The Ponds Farmhouse

Friday’s Tours

Friday Tours

Lora Bloomquist Create and Ponder

Follow The Yellow Brick Home

Dabbling and Decorating

My Family Thyme

Cottage In The Mitten

The Aspiring Home

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  1. Kelly I love your new home!! And it looks beautiful all decorated for the holdiays! I can’t wait to see Part 2!!! Since I’m moving midway I’m doing last Christmas and first Christmas home tours. hahaha! Thanks for organizing another amazing home tour! xoxo

  2. Kelly!!! I always love your home tour!! Those dark blue built-ins are #goals!! My husband has wanted to turn out basement space into a library/den area since we moved in. And he dreams of dark blue built in bookcases!!! PS a dish towel on a chair isn’t weird! It’s 100% cool!! Love this and thanks for organizing it!!!

    1. Thanks Aliya! I think your husband has good vision and I can’t wait to see you guys bring it to life. Blue is so classic! And thanks for confirming that my dish towel isn’t weird. Phew! Love ya!

  3. How exciting to be decorating your new home for Christmas!
    I love the mix of mercury glass and plaid and I think the deer dish towel on the chair is very clever!

  4. Oh Kelly, your holiday decor gives me all the Christmas feels! Your garland on the railing and tree in the entry are perfection! Thanks again for hosting, Friend–pinned! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

    1. Absolutely beautiful Christmas tour. Love the pine chest with the wreath!

      Your stairs looks pretty with the garland.

      Thanks for hosting!

  5. Thank you for inviting us in. Lovely!
    Lots of questions:

    Nativity scene. IS it wood? Please advise where I might buy one today.
    Lucky you have yours to share with your children.
    What is the plaid item.holding the tree on green chest?
    What is the tree hanging? Tell me the story, please.
    Looking part 2.

    1. Hi Nan! Thank you so much for stopping by and for your kind words!

      Ok, the nativity set is by Fontanini. It is Italian. They can be pricey but I have seen them on Ebay or Amazon. The item holding my tree is a plaid tartan bucket and it is metal. I found it at a local store but I just found them online at Piper Classics. Here is that link!
      Finally, the tree hanging above the plaid blankets is from World Market! Here is that link but unfortunately I think it is sold out. Sorry! Good luck and Merry Christmas!

  6. I love everything!! Your new home is gorgeous. You know I love that boxwood green dresser!! I’m almost playing the hide Baby Jesus game up here…I opened the styrofoam box my nativity set is in and Baby J is missing…can’t find him anywhere!!!!

  7. Kelly,

    You had me at plaid! I am loving Christmas at your new house so many memories are going to be made. Happy Birthday also! xx

  8. Wow, Kelly! I love it all. The plaid, the mercury glass…and I think I remember when you got those pretty garlands on your banister. I enjoyed seeing a peek into your new home all decked out for Christmas. Can’t wait to see part two. Pinned!

  9. Your Christmas tour was so much fun to see. I love your entryway so much! The Christmas tree and greenery around the banister are so pretty. Your pine dresser looks fabulous. I really need to grow paperwhites one of these days. You’ve inspired me to try. I could use a couple of your plaid blankets, Kelly! You have quite the collection and I’m sure you wouldn’t miss one or two of them. Thank you for hosting my friend. So happy to be participating with all of these wonderful ladies.

    1. hank you Kim! I swear you could probably grow paperwhites in your sleep! They are so easy! Now I will keep a close watch on my plaid blankets! Ha! Thanks for stopping by and for joining me this week!

  10. Kelly, your Christmas tour is beautiful! I think the tree on the landing of the stairs is perfect. What a great entry to welcome your family and friends. The MMS stars are so pretty and tie in so well with your room and how fun is all that plaid?! So many pretty things…I could go on and on! Wonderfully decorated as usual! Merriest Christmas and all the blessings, friend!

  11. Kelly your new home is so charming decked out in festive holiday decorations. Of course I love all the mercury glass, plaid accents and your new yellow velvet curtains are gorgeous. The blue painted built in shelves are soooo good looking too. I’m so happy for you and hope this is a wonderful Christmas for your family! Hugs!

  12. Kelly,
    I am captivated by your gorgeous Christmas home tour! Your new home is such a beautiful backdrop to all of the holiday inspiration you shared.
    Thank you so very much for hosting this Bloggers’ best tour…big hugs!


  13. Kelly, your home looks so beautiful for the holidays. I especially love your front hall and the plaid blankets you’ve used throughout.

  14. Thanks so very much for hosting another fabulous home tour full of amazingly talented bloggers! Your Christmas home is just gorgeous! I love how you used so many different plaids throughout your spaces. Merry Christmas Kelly! Pinned!

  15. Kelly, this is my first real peek at your new home! It is so beautiful dressed for Christmas! Those blue built-ins are everything!

  16. Love it all, Kelly!! You’re on 🔥 your childhood nativity set, all the plaids, and the gold stars are my absolute favorite! Beautiful home!!!

  17. Thank you for putting together such a wonderful tour! I appreciate all the hard work you did and have loved following along this week! Your home is so beautiful, my friend!

  18. KELLY, Congratulations on your beautiful new home! I know just how you feel when you talked about wanting to get the feel of your home. We have been in our Tanglewood home for just over 2 years and it has taken that long to know what I want and how I want our home to look and feel. You are wise to give yourself time to know your home! I can’t wait to see how it evolved! Your Christmas home is lovely, my friend! Warm and inviting and full of your favorites. Just what we want our homes to look like at Christmas. BTW I love Christmas and Jesus too! May God bless you in your new home and Merry Christmas! Thanks for including me on your amazing tour! xo

  19. I knew your kitchen cabinets were blue but I didn’t realize most of your trim was blue too! How beautiful! Your wonderful style looks great in this new house and I love that you have multiple trees. And they are decorated perfectly. I can see why y’all like it in the office too. Not for the games or the blog or hanging out together but for the booze! LOLOLOL! Thanks for letting me hop with y’all. Merry Christmas!

  20. I absolutely love your new home and how you have styled it for the holidays with meaningful treasures and a mix of vintage, traditional and fresh modern farmhouse too. All that plaid is making me crazy! LOVE IT! Beautiful tour!

    Thank you so much for hosting such a wonderful tour of homes!

    Merry Christmas!

  21. I love absolutely everything you did for the season in your new home Kelly! And how exciting to finally have a banister at Christmas time to decorate!!!
    XOXO – Pasha

  22. What a beautiful holiday home, Kelly! It is so warm and welcoming! I love all of your greenery and beautiful plaids. Thank you so much for hosting this wonderful tour. Merry Christmas to you and your family! xo

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