Our Christmas Home Tour
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!
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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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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?
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!
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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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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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.
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!
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!
Just to the left of this dresser is our family room and the spot where our tree is!
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?
I’m sure you noticed that plaid and patterns have made their way to our tree as well. I adore it!
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!
The Tattered Pew // My Thrift Store Addiction // Simply 2 Moms
Worthing Court // Bricks N’ Blooms // Open Doors Open Hearts
Lora B Create and Ponder // This Is Simplicite
Shiplap and Shells // The Ponds Farmhouse //
Stone Gable // Midwest Life And Style // Follow The Yellow Brick Home
Noting Grace // My Wee Abode // The Farmhouse Life
Aratari At Home // Caitlin Marie Design // Sweet Pea
Fiddle Leaf Blog // First Day Of Home // White Arrows Home
Cottage On Bunker Hill // The Aspiring Home // Lantern Lane Designs
DIY Beautify // Cassie Bustamante // The Flowering Farmhouse
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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
Thank you Stacy! I am saving my tree to share for your blog hop! So thankful you could join the tour!
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
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!
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!
Thank you Anne for your kind compliments! I’m so glad you could join the tour! Merry Christmas!
Oh Kelly your house is simply stunning! I love how you’ve decorated for the holidays!
Thank you Jennifer! It’s my favorite time to decorate!
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!
Thank you Suzy! That means so much coming from you…I am always inspired by your home and decor. Have a very Merry Christmas!
I love every little detail Kelly! Your Christmas decor is all so beautiful. I especially love your hot cocoa bar and how your mom helps you decorate. I’ve definitely gotten some great inspiration!
Thank you Kim! Merry Christmas!
Everything is lovely, Kelly! So bright and happy! Love the green and red together, and your printers cabinet is my fave! Pinned!
Thank you Julie! I appreciate you pinning it too! Merry Christmas and blessings to you!
Ahhhh so so beautiful, Kelly! Love your cabinet with all of the plaid wrapped gifts!
Thank you Cassie! I love that cabinet too!
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
Yes I have and I couldn’t have done it all without my mom! Merry Christmas to you too my friend!
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
Thank you Cecilia! I pray you have a joyous and blessed Christmas too!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
Aww thanks Lora! How special that you now decorate for your mom…I bet she loves every minute! Such a special bond we all share! Merry Christmas my friend!
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!!
Thank you Lynne! I am so lucky to have her! I hope you have a very merry Christmas too!
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!
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!
Truly enchanting! I adore all of the classic touches and pops of red.
Thank you SO much Laura! Merry Christmas!
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.
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!
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!
Shawna thank you! I had a lot of fun decorating for Christmas!
I love the classic Christmas look with reds and greens. Beautifully styled Kelly!
Thank you Mansa!
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!!
Well goodness I should have left it up for him…that would have been perfect!!!!
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!
Yes BJ that is what CHRISTmas is ALL about! Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting. I hope you will pop over again. Merry Christmas!
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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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!
Kelly! Your home is so gorgeous! I can feel the festive vibes through the screen. So magical!!!! Thanks for hosting this fun hop! XO
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!
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.
Thank you Cindy you are always so kind. I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!
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!
Thank you Crissy! Hopefully you can decorate with your mom this year! I loved your tour and so thankful you could join this year! Merry Christmas!
Kelly absolutely everything is decorated to perfection!
Thank you so much Ana! Merry Christmas!
Everything in your holiday home is just spectacular, Kelly! The touches of red throughout make it feel so festive and welcoming. Great job!
Thank you so much Jenn! I have loved seeing all of your Christmas decor too!
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!
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!
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!
Thank you Jenna! I loved your home too and hope you have a very Merry Christmas!
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.
Love the tile I. Your entryway.
Thank you…it adds a bit of a unique aspect to our builder grade home that I love!
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.
hank you Martha! Isn’t that a fun container and tree?! I love it too!
Your home is absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing it. I just love the green dresser and your large cupboard. I feel inspired!!
Oh Sally that makes me so happy to hear! I appreciate you taking the tour!
Your home is very warm and inviting!
Thank you Carla! Merry Christmas!
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!
Thank you so much Janice! I appreciate you stopping by!
You and your mom make a great decorating duo! Your home is just beautiful!
Thank you Rebkah!
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!
Of course I too am always searching for great garland. It even feels real too! I’m glad it was helpful…thanks for stopping by and commenting!
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.
Donna thank you so much! I love those as well!
The red plaid contrasted with the bench as one enters the home is so welcoming. The red plaid to me says warmth.
Maureen, thank you! I agree… I love decorating that area!
Kelly, your home is so charming with little vignettes set out perfectly
Thank you Sandy!
Love it! You must have so much fun decorating with your Mom. You are so fortunate.
Thank you and yes, I am SO very blessed to have her as my mom and decorating partner!
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!
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!
The use of textiles and pattern is great. Also love the vintage ornaments! And greenery!
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! 🌲
Hi Margie! I am so glad you are here and got some ideas from my post! Merry Christmas to you and yours in Georgia!
Oh my goodness Kelly, it all looks beautiful. Love the pops of green and red. And that nativity is perfect!
Thank you so much Corine! I am loving the pops of color too!
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.
Hi Vicky! Thank you so much…I appreciate you stopping by and leaving such kind comments! Merry Christmas!
What a perfect color for that dresser! Amazing shade of green!!
Thank you Stacy! It’s my favorite dresser!
love the pops of red!;
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.
Thank you Deborah! Isn’t Christmas just the best?! Thank you for your kind comments and for stopping by today. Merry Christmas!
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.
Hi Rachel and welcome… I am so thankful you stopped by! Debb is one of my favorites. Merry Christmas!
Your home is lovely. Thanks for sharing and inspiring me. I will be decorating things a little different then past years. Thank you.
Thank you for stopping by Linda! Merry Christmas!
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!
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!
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!
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!
I love your HOME mosaic! And your Nativity:)
Thank you so much!
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!
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!
Your decorations are beautiful! They look so fresh and not overly busy.
Thank you Tammie that means a lot, such a nice compliment! Merry Christmas!
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!
Thank you so much Janice!
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.
Thank you Sonya! Plaid is my favorite…I think you will fall in love with it.
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