Our Christmas Home Tour

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year and I am beyond excited to be welcoming you in to our home all decked out for Christmas! Today I am sharing Our Christmas Home Tour and hoping it brings you just as much joy as it is bringing us. Get ready because I may have gone a bit crazy with how many pictures I took. You can never have too many pictures, right? Just like you can never have too many Christmas trees!

This year I am linking our Christmas Home Tour up to Jennifer Rizzo’s Holiday Houeswalk 2020 linky party!

Come take a peek at our Christmas home tour!

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Bloggers Best Holiday Home Tour 2020

Today is day one of the Bloggers Best Holiday Home Tour! If you are hopping over from Aliya of Open Doors Open Hearts gorgeous tour, welcome! I’m Kelly and I live in beautiful Colorado with my awesome family and two dogs. I am a kindergarten teacher by day and decorating diva by night. But really, I’m just a hot mess mama who needs Jesus, coffee and good wine.

Want to come in and see how I decorated for Christmas?!

Our Christmas Home Tour

This year’s Christmas decor is all about the plaids, patterns and of course pops of red and green. A bit different from last year’s blues!

I was blessed to have my amazingly talented mom help me decorate our home again this year. Each year she lovingly hauls over a bunch of her decor to share with me and I bring mine up from the basement and we get to scheming. It’s something I look forward to every year! We are a great team.

The Entry 

I always like to start our Christmas home tour off in our entry because that’s what guests see as they enter our home. It holds my precious little pew and is such a fun spot to decorate!

Welcome to our Christmas home tour!

My mantra for Christmas decor this year was… bring on the greenery and garland! I was basically a crazy lady searching on-line and in person for real and realistic looking garland. My mom scored me some gorgeous faux garland at Costco that you will see when you head into our kitchen. This garland above the pew is from Cozy Cottage (a local shop) and I found it at their after Christmas sale last year.

a ix of greens, reds, berries and plaids for Christmas this year!

The black and white deer pillows on and below the pew are from H & M Home. They were only $5 for the covers but sadly I think they sold out. But I highly recommend their pillow covers for price, quality and style! You just have to remember to shop for them early!

Our vintage pew is so much fun to decorate for Christmas.

pillows and plaids make this Christmas decor cozy and collected.

All About Jesus

For our family Christmas is all about Jesus! (Check out my Advent post if you want more details about how we celebrate!) One of our favorite traditions is not putting the baby Jesus into the manger until Christmas morning. He is in there now just for the pictures…and that reminds me, I need to go take him out! 

Our family nativity hold so many special memories!

This is my favorite nativity of ours and the same one I had growing up as a child. I have so many  fond memories of playing with it every Christmas with my sister. Now I love seeing my own children play with it!

Vintage books wrapped in green velvet ribbon grace our pew for Christmas.

I had fun adding special little Christmas touches around our home like these vintage books tied up with green velvet ribbon. They give a slight nod to the velvet curtains just behind my pew in our dining room.

Welcome to our Christmas home tour!

The huge dark hutch/printers cabinet you see as you enter was one of my most favorite consignment shop finds! It is originally from Restoration Hardware and is always so much fun to decorate.

The Dining Room

For the cabinet my mom and I pooled our plaid wrapping paper and ribbon together and had fun mixing and matching the patterns! We were inspired by a picture over on Pinterest from designer Nora Murphy Country House. Once we saw the fabulous mix we knew we had to add plaid throws as well. Every time I walk by this printers cabinet it makes me smile.

Plaid presents in our printers cabinet make for lovely holiday decor.

I love mixing old and new decor for Christmas!

The small tree next to the printers cabinet I recently scored from Facebook Marketplace for only $50. It was in an unopened box and is the perfect size for our dining room. I nestled it in an old basket I found at Mag Pies here in town and softened it up with a chenille pom pom quilt at the base. 

Our Christmas home tour!

Across from the cabinet is our dining table. Did you notice my new green velvet curtains? I love their dark green color and how they bring warmth to the room and all white shiplap wall. Contrast makes me happy!

Our dining room is jazzed up for Christmas with pops of red and new velvet green curtains.

Facebook Marketplace Finds

As I look around our dining room it’s fun to see all of the items I found on FB Marketplace. These captains chairs at the end of the table were also found on Facebook as well as the candle holder on the middle of our table. However, I have noticed lately that FB marketplace has turned into more ads than things for sale and it’s been driving me nuts. Anyone else notice that?

Christmas decor in the dining room.

The dark green Merry Christmas pillow is another H & M Home pillow cover I got this year. I love changing up my pillows each season. 

The wreaths I found at Walmart for only $13! They are really well made and so pretty. I was so  excited that I found them. There is one on each size of the window which offers symmetry and contrast!

A Christmas centerpiece with moss and candles gives life to our dining room table.

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The Kitchen Nook

Come on in through the dining room and you will see our kitchen on the right and our kitchen nook straight ahead. We recently had our cabinets refinished and painted so this space feels brand new! I had so much fun decorating in here. Do you spot the garland from Costco? It’s above the cabinets!

Christmas in the kitchen!

My favorite little hot cocoa bar is in the nook. I shared all about it in my 5 tips for creating a family friendly hot cocoa bar post! It truly brings our family JOY and that makes me happy!

I love our little kitchen nook and mug rack all decked out for Christmas!

Our hot cocoa bar is all about JOY this year!

This sweet little table looks so pretty with all the touches of red and white. The light the streams in here is always so beautiful especially in the mornings.

Our Christmas home tour is full of pops of red and green!

The Kitchen

Connected to our nook is our kitchen. This space gets a lot of love so I kept it simple and just added a few fun touches. Plus it looks out to our tree and she is so fun to look at as we cook or do the dishes.

Our Christmas Home Tour 2020

A little vignette sits in the corner of our counter and is a mix of old and new. The cloth cocktail napkins are from Hearth and Hand Magnolia line at Target, the trees are from Rod Works Colorado, and the plates are from Home Goods. The spoons are vintage and so is the tray. My favorite thing to do is mix old and new!

A simple Christmas vignette that mixes old and new!

Our kitchen garland contrasts perfectly against our newly painted cabinets!

On the counter this fun little display came together when my mom placed the berry wreath on my bread board and then set the jar of vintage ornaments in it. We both instantly loved it! Simple yet stunning!

Christmas touches in the kitchen.

Here is another view of it.

Each year this beautiful sign from Treasured Pearl Handmade makes it’s way somewhere in the mix. It features one of my favorite songs!

My favorite O Holy Night sign.

Ok and looking back into the dining room you may notice that letter board on the wall. Well funny story…it has had happy birthday on it since last May when we celebrated our son’s birthday.

So my husband suggested I might want to change it up.

We love Home Alone so I tried to do a quote from the movie. Well sadly I ran out of the letter “a” so I had to settle with the word you, instead of ya. It still works and makes me giggle! But now I’m thinking I should have left it since it’s actually Jesus’s birthday we are celebrating! 

Merry Christmas you filthy animal!

Swinging back around you may notice my favorite boxwood green dresser! She is half in the kitchen  and half in the family room. Because of her green has now become my favorite color to decorate with in our home.

My favorite Christmas view of our home!

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The Family Room

This dresser has been a favorite of mine from the moment I placed it here. It too was a Facebook Marketplace find that I painted with milk paint. Each season I have fun decorating her and featuring it here on the blog as well as over on Instagram.

My boxwood green beauty all dressed up for Christmas!

This year I borrowed this metal checked oval tin from my mom and placed this tree in it. But the best part is that this tree is holding some very special family ornaments. These shiny brite vintage ornaments were my husband’s granny’s ornaments and ones his mom used too. My sister in-law kindly dug them out of storage for me. She uses them on her tree and I have always admired them. I am so excited to use them in my Christmas decor this year!

Vintage shiny brite ornaments!

Beautiful, right? 

Our Christmas home tour featuring family heirloom shiny brite ornaments.

Our Christmas hoem tour!

There are a few more of her ornaments on this side table. There are so many fun ways to display them! You may notice I used the trick from the kitchen and placed this owl of ornaments in this small wreath. I have a feeling this might be my new go to!

Vintage touches make our Christmas home tour sentimental and cozy!

Advent devotions and Christmas Crafts for Families

Just to the left of this dresser is our family room and the spot where our tree is!

Come on over to our Christmas home tour!

See all of the details of our tree in this post. Plus, I have already shared way too many pictures and I want you to come back! Isn’t the doll house a fun touch?


Our tree is full of red ribbon , mercury glass ornaments and pops of plaid!

 I’m sure you noticed that plaid and patterns have made their way to our tree as well. I adore it!

We believe...come visit our Christmas home tour!

And the last area on our Christmas home tour is our fireplace and mantel. I hung some more garland here that I just love as well as our stockings. I purchased the garland new this year from Alforal.com and love it’s realistic look! It’s sold out but I found it here! It’s called the Norfolk Pine real touch garland and it’s on sale!

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Our Christmas Home Tour

Well friends if you made this far you I owe you some coffee! That was a long one. I plan to share more of the porch and upstairs in the coming weeks so I would love it if you subscribed! I also love sharing over on Instagram, Pinterest,  and Facebook too if you want to join me!

Next on the tour is my friend Cecilia At My Thrift Store Addiction and her beautiful home! The rest of my friends can be found by visiting the links listed below. Thanks again for stopping by and please let me know if you have any questions!



Monday’s Tours

The Tattered Pew // My Thrift Store Addiction // Simply 2 Moms

Worthing Court // Bricks N’ Blooms // Open Doors Open Hearts

Tuesday’s Tours

Lora B Create and Ponder // This Is Simplicite

Shiplap and Shells // The Ponds Farmhouse //

Wednesday Tour’s

Stone Gable // Midwest Life And Style // Follow The Yellow Brick Home 

Noting Grace // My Wee Abode // The Farmhouse Life

Thursday’s Tours

Aratari At Home // Caitlin Marie Design // Sweet Pea

Fiddle Leaf Blog // First Day Of Home // White Arrows Home

Friday’s Tours

Cottage On Bunker Hill // The Aspiring Home // Lantern Lane Designs 

DIY Beautify // Cassie Bustamante // The Flowering Farmhouse


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  1. Your home looks beautiful Kelly! I love all the bright crisp Christmas colors! And your tree lookx amazing!!! Thank you for hosting such a great blog hop! I am really excited to be a part of it! xoxo

  2. Kelly!! I love your Christmas Home Tour!! My absolute favorite is that cabinet, but I also love the way you styled your dining room table with candles and books AND YOUR TREE!!! PS I need to find a nativity that the girls can play with. Currently, our options are a very precious snow globe, glass nativity, or their little people nativity haha Thanks for hosting this and inviting me to be apart of it! XoXo Aliya

    1. Aliya you are so sweet! Thank you for making my day with your kind words. I appreciate you joining me this week. My advice is to head to a flea market and look for a Fontanini set. That’s what mine is! Beautiful yet so easy to play with. Merry Christmas my beautiful friend!

  3. As always, every little detail in your home is perfection, Kelly! And your new white cabinets in the kitchen make your Christmas details pop! Thanks so much for including us!

  4. I love the traditional vibe of your Christmas decor mixed with all of your amazing vintage pieces! I especially love the way that you styled the cubbies in your cabinet!

  5. Wow, you’ve been busy! Everything looks so colorful and happy yet peaceful. Would love to hang in your Christmas home. Hope you have a wonderful Jesus filled season. Merry Christmas

  6. Kelly, I love every detail of your Christmas decor, but your kitchen and dining area is absolutely charming! Thanks for co-hosting and I hope you have a joyous Christmas season! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  7. I love all of this decor, especially the greenery! When my kids were younger they always wanted to put up our old, tacky Christmas decorations. Now that most of them are moved out of the house, I can decorate how I want, and I think it will make decorating a less overwhelming task. My favorite part of decorating during the holiday season is getting my upholstery cleaned, fluffing up the holiday pillows on the couch, and taking a nap after all of the decorating is complete!

  8. Your home is absolutely stunning, Kelly. It is so special that you have this tradition of decorating with your mom. It was a pleasure to meet her last year…and I’m so glad you decided to snag that garland during our after-Christmas shopping expedition.😘 Can’t wait to visit again soon!

    1. Ha ha! I forgot you were with me when I got that garland! That was a fun morning indeed and I love that you have met my mom. SHe is a special lady and I am so lucky to have her help! Thanks for stopping by today…I look forward to seeing your tour!

  9. Your home is absolutely lovely; you have done a wondrous job. I started married life in ’73 with an inexpensive plastic Nativity set. I’d buy more sheep after Christmas at Woolworth’s for 40 cents. One year the neighbor’s kids came to visit; I was busy in the kitchen and turned around to find them having each Nativity figure kiss Baby Jesus. If I’d had an expensive ceramic set, no one would have had a nose left! It was such a precious moment that I have never forgotten it. Now, with my warped sense of humor and a move to Maine, I have a flocked moose tucked in with the camels–and no one ever notices!

    1. Oh Kathy it’s precious moment and memories like that that make Christmas so special! And I like your sense of humor. I might have to try hiding a few new animals in our stable! Merry Christmas and thank you for your kinds words. SO thankful!

  10. Kelly – I always adore seeing how you decorate your home for the holidays! And I am in love with all the plaid in your home. And I seriously swooned when I saw those ribbon wrapped books – such a beautiful idea! Pinned and inspired, my beautiful friend!

    1. Thanks Jen! Each year I keep saying I’m going to keep it simple and each year it somehow seems my decor doubles! Ha! Decorating problems. Thanks for pinning and stopping by. Thankful for you!

  11. I love that you and your mom can share the joy of decorating together:) My mom passed that love to my sister and I, too. I’ve been decorating for my mom the last couple of years; she still enjoys it, just can’t do it herself. She loves watching me do it! Love your home tour, especially your black piece, all decked out with Christmas beauty. So excited to be on this tour; such a fun week!

  12. Kelly, you and your mom are a fabulous decorating team! Your home is gorgeous…so festive and welcoming! I love every detail and how you mix new and old. Merry Christmas!!

  13. I have been looking forward to seeing your home decorated for Christmas and you did not disappoint! I love how you decorated your printer’s cabinet with plaids and then carried the plaids into the rest of your decor. The plaid bucket that your tree is in on your green dresser is so cute and the red, white, and green look so festive for Christmas. I also love your idea to wrap a book in plaid paper to go with your theme. You and your mom did a fabulous job decorating! I loved it all!

    1. Paula your comment made me so happy! You noticed and appreciated all the little details like the wrapped books! My mom and I make a great team. Thanks for your kind words and Merry Christmas!

  14. Kelly,
    Oh my gosh! Your tour is so stunning! I love the reds and greens and that it’s all about Jesus. I have so much to learn about blogging. You are such an inspiration and I appreciate you for including me here.

    1. Rachel you are so kind! Thank you! Jesus is the reason for the season! You are an amazing blogger…just remember blogging is a journey, not a sprint! SO excited to see your tour too! Merry Christmas!

  15. Your home looks incredible Kelly! So many details I love- the vintage books, the tree in the basket, the styling of the large dark cabinet. Love it all!

  16. Everything is simply beautiful!! So happy to see some red. I thought you were gonna say you had left the Happy Birthday up for Jesus ☺️ Love it all!!

  17. You have a gorgeous home! How refreshing to see your Nativity scene displayed. Isn’t that what CHRISTmas is all about? So many posts display multiple decorated trees in their homes, but no mention of celebrating the birth of Jesus. Thank you!

  18. What a lovely home you have and I have fallen in love with your sweet little pew! How perfect it is! I even had to look it up in your blog to see how you got it! Love how you found it! Then, I saw the green milk painted dresser! Had to go look read the story on it too! Love your doll house too, and your vintage crèche and nativity! Had to pin all these pics and more! Thank you so much for sharing your lovely Christmas home with us! I really enjoyed your tour!


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    1. Tiffany thank you so much for stopping by and pinning and visiting other posts! That makes me so happy. Your kind words mean a lot. I hope you will stop by again soon. Have a very Merry Christmas!

  19. Kelly! Your home is so gorgeous! I can feel the festive vibes through the screen. So magical!!!! Thanks for hosting this fun hop! XO

    1. Well thank you so much Lindsay! I sure do appreciate your kind words and I am so thankful you could join the hop! Merry Christmas to you and your sweet family!

  20. Hi Kelly,

    Loved your tour and that you could fo this with your mom. Cherished moments.

    I miss doing things with my mom in our home.

    How great to have those ornaments in the family. Even better they are shared. Perfect on the little tree.

    Your plaid throw is pretty and the oew always looks pretty.

    Enjoy the Christmas season.


  21. Kelly, your tour is so delightful and packed with holiday goodness! I love that you and your mom got together to decorate. I wanted to do that with my mom this year, but it just didn’t happen in time. I am also loving the plaid theme this year. Your bench photo with the nativity is one of my faves! Thanks for organizing a great tour, my friend!

  22. Everything in your holiday home is just spectacular, Kelly! The touches of red throughout make it feel so festive and welcoming. Great job!

  23. Hi Kelly, Your home is joyful! And how fun to share and make memories with your Mom! I can see the love and care and FUN in your Christmas decor. You have such a darling way of adding and mixing loved family Christmas treasures and your own.
    Your green FB Marketplace dresser is perfect for Christmas. That gorgeous pop of green makes it such a lovely focal point!
    Thank you so much for inviting me to join in this FABULOUS tour. What a blessing to have gotten to know you through Haven! Merry Christmas!

    1. Yvonne you are such a blessing to me! SO thankful to have become friends through Haven and blogging. I pray you have a very Merry Christmas and I am so thankful to have had you share on this tour! Hugs!

  24. Your home is so beautiful and festive, Kelly! I love the traditional colors and how you pulled it all together. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

  25. Congratulations on 100 posts for Welcome Sunday and what a special way to celebrate! Everyone can use the extra cash this holiday! Fingers crossed here! Lol.

  26. Your home is amazing from the entryway and beyond. I especially love the little tree displayed in the red checked container on the green chest.

  27. Your home is absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing it. I just love the green dresser and your large cupboard. I feel inspired!!

  28. Your certainly do have a talent for mixing the old and new. I love the fabric on the black and white print pillow. Everything is fabulous!

  29. Thanks so much for the artificial greens sources – finding realistic ones is the key and yours are stunning in the way you have used them. Your mini bench is so delightfully decorated!

  30. I could choose many things for my favorites but love the black/white deer pillows mixed with plaid accents. And the nativity and the berry wreath in the kitchen.

  31. The red plaid contrasted with the bench as one enters the home is so welcoming. The red plaid to me says warmth.

  32. I loved your Christmas tour, but was especially touched by the mental image of you and your mother decorating together. Not sure how it happened that I love decor so much since my mother had little interest, and I can’t get my young adult daughter excited about it either!

    1. Thank you Rebecca! It is such a special time we spend together and I treasure it dearly. I bet your daughter will eventually enjoy it if she gets to be with you! Merry Christmas and thanks for stopping by!

  33. Oh my! Just love your home so much at Christmas time! I really have gotten some ideas just from touring your home! Want to give you a big “Thank You ” for sharing your it specially here at Christmas time! From a small town of Bainbridge , Georgia I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas! 🌲

  34. Kelly, your house is adorable and I love the family tradition of putting baby Jesus in the manger Christmas day. Thank you for sharing your lovely home. Also your floors are gorgeous.

  35. I love your use of trees and pops of color everywhere. The colors, red and green, pop against the while walls and cabinets. I love your dining room cabinet, the small green drawers and the hot cocoa corner. What a great idea! The vintage ornaments take me back to some similar ones from my past. Thanks for sharing.

  36. Hello from PA. Deb from Seeking Lavender Land sent me your way and I’m so glad she did! Your home is so inviting and cheerful. Thank you for sharing. I am smitten with the toile pillows in the entry way. I’ve always loved the pattern but haven’t found a favorite way to decorate with it.

  37. Your home is lovely. Thanks for sharing and inspiring me. I will be decorating things a little different then past years. Thank you.

  38. WOW! I really enjoyed your post, I’m visiting here from Noting Grace. What a joy to be able to decorate with your Mom and to have similar tastes. One thing you didn’t mention, but caught my eye was the JOY garland—loved it. And I really like the Silent Night sign, may have to get one of the ladies in our church to make me one, she has a business making similar signs. Merry Christmas!

    1. Hi Tina! I’m so glad you stopped over from Noting Grace…I just adore Jen! My mom and I even look alike! Yes the JOY garland is mini boxwood wreaths. I linked something similar in my post about our hot cocoa bar! You should have her make you the silent night sign…I bring mine out every year! Thank you so much for stopping by, Merry Christmas!

  39. Love your festive holiday books tied with velvet ribbon. I had pulled all my red and green books, but the velvet ribbon takes it to the next level. Thank you for the inspiration!

    1. Thank you Jane! It kind of just happened because I had extra ribbon and I thought it was a fun touch! So easy! Thanks for stopping by the tour! Merry Christmas!

  40. I am late to the tour but it was worth the wait….wow! I just LOVE everything! You know how much I love green and green velvet! Swoon!

    I was ready to buy those deer toile pillows then I read that they had sold out! I could use them for my Christmas musical pillows games! Ha!

    Loving all the tourches of plaid, the bits of vintage and homey feel. You are defintiely headed toward a big holiday magazine feature one day, I can just see it!

    Thank you so much for hosting the tour. Merry Christmas!

    1. Oh Amber your comment has me grinning form ear to ear! Those kind words coming from you mean so much! Your tour was beautiful and I am so thankful for your inspiration and our friendship!
      Merry Christmas!

  41. Everything is so lovely and cheerful! I love your painted furniture and pops of red, green and even blue! You have such a lovely home!

  42. Your home is so beautiful down to every detail. I love that you added plaid, I have always love it but never used it. You have inspired me for next holiday season.

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