Friday, December 23, 2016

Holiday House Tour 2016


This is our second year to deck the halls of this house for Christmas, but our first to decorate as a family of 3. This time last year we were waiting for the arrival of Croix who at the time we didn't even know was a boy! It's crazy how much can change in a year. There have been so many firsts this year, and now maybe the most exciting first of all....Christmas!

It's been a whirlwind month for sure, with several out of town trips, work and two different trades coming in to install some exciting new items to our home, but we have our priorities in order and Christmas decor was on the top of that list! My mom helped us get off to a good start last year with wreaths and candles for for the windows and a flocked tree in the dining room so this year we took what we had and added a few more fun touches.

Let me show you around...

Den:


We always go for a real tree  in the living room, so the whole house smells like Christmas all season long.

I added some mini-Christmas trees to the succulent wall:


And a cozy fleece blanket for the pouf:




Growing up I had my own tree in my room. Each Christmas the "Christmas Fairy" would leave a new ornament and a little poem the 12 days leading up to Christmas. Each new ornament would go on my tree. Last year my parents brought my little tree and box of ornaments to my house so we decided to give Croix his own tree in his room. Brent vetoed most of the ornaments saying they were too girly, and generously gave Croix some of the superhero ornaments we had on the main tree. 


Dining Room:

The dining room is still in a transition phase right now, but we were so excited by the progress we had made (marble hearth!!) that we couldn't resist throwing some garland on top of this regal beauty! 


I also cut some holly and magnolia leaves to fancy Brenta up....


The JuJu wall even got a little holiday love. 


A house never feels as alive and charming as it does at Christmas. 

Family has started trickling into town, and so far we have 8 people and 5 dogs running around getting ready for the big day. This is the first year Santa will be visiting our house and I'm not sure who is more excited the grown-ups or the baby....HA! Oh and speaking of the baby.......


:)

 From our family to yours Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! 


All photos are my own.

2 Appreciated Comments :

mothertabear said...

Merry Christmas! Thank you for the tour. The last picture is the best!!

Unknown said...

What a beautiful post! Wishing you and yours comfort, peace, and joy now and all year. With that cute baby Santa in the house, how could it NOT have joy? Hugs.

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