After the splendor of fall and the grandeur that is our home at Christmas, winter is a time for me to simplify and just let my house breathe. We do so much decorating for Christmas that my home sometimes seems bare after we take it all down. I do like to keep some of our wintergreens and red berries out for winter, and fill in the gaps with other things (and by other things I mean snowmen). We do very simple decorating for winter and I’m very happy with the results this year.
I may just have a snowman problem. Who wouldn’t? They’re cute, they’re wintery, and we live in NC, so we rarely get to build one. And there are worse things to love than snowmen 🙂
I know it isn’t quite fall yet; it won’t be fall until the 22nd. However, after the year we have had, I am into doing whatever brings me joy these days. Fall decorating brings me joy- our home is the most beautiful to me when it’s decorated for fall and Christmas. So I decided to decorate early…and I am so glad I did it.
I’m not going to show you every single room in our home, nor am I going to show you every fall decor item. Consider this our highlight reel.
Our living room is one of my favorite rooms to decorate, now that we built the fireplace. I love the orange pillows against the navy plaid chairs. We topped our mantle off with a fall garland, pumpkins, simple white candlesticks and candles, and a fall wreath from my family.
We also have fall pillows and a throw made from my dad’s T-shirts on our family room sofa.
Our two bathrooms have these pipe shelves, and we have decorated both of them for fall.
Our kitchen, which is under renovation, has a tiny bit of fall decor as well. This pitcher belonged to my great grandmother and I bet she’d love to know I am using it.
Lastly, our dining room is particularly lovely this time of year. My favorite things in the room are this fall runner I bought last year and a set of pretty placemats my grandmother gave me.
I hope you have a blessed day, and I will see you again this Friday for a post from a special guest.
I debated on even posting my spring tour this year. As is the case with many of you, we are self quarantining for our own safety. Typically, I’d decorate for spring and run out and buy whatever I thought I needed to complete the home tour. This year I’ve had to get creative since we can’t pop into Hobby Lobby and grab whatever. My spring tour isn’t nearly as elaborate or well executed as usual, but because I want to be real with my readers, I’m sharing it anyway.
Welcome to our front porch! Come on in- notice that pretty wreath in our door and the little round sign hanging on the right. They were both made by sweet friends at church. The planter is actually a window box from Lowe’s and it’s planted with red geraniums that haven’t bloomed yet. The door mats are from Urban Outfitters and the Welcome sign was a Hobby Lobby find.
This sofa table sits inside our front door. We kept it simple with this spring vignette.
Our fireplace mantle is simple and spring like with potted moss topiaries and white wooden candlesticks. I added a boxwood wreath and another nest. The coffee table got a small vignette as well.
Next, we have this simple table centerpiece in our dining room and this scale and nest on our sideboard.
And lastly, our two bathrooms got a little spring treatment on the shelves.
Well, I hope you enjoyed our spring home tour, even if it is a bit subpar this year. Have a wonderful week, and we will see you again Saturday for a really cool kids’ craft.
It’s that time again…Thanksgiving came late this year and Christmas is coming early…or so it seems. I feel like I have scrambled to get our home decorated for Christmas this year, and as a result, there are some things I did rather quickly and not as well as I’d like.
This is our home from the outside- we typically do candles in the windows and wreaths on the outside of the windows. We did that again this year. I’ll show you our Christmas porches later this week.
This lovely vignette is on our entry table, right inside the front door.
The faux fireplace is new to our home this year, as my husband and I built it last fall. I was so excited to be able to decorate it for Christmas. I absolutely love how the decor turned out. We’ve got a lantern, tiny zinc houses with LED lights in them, red berry stems and bottle brush trees.
I’m in love with this mantle. I just stare at it sometimes. Those needlepoint stockings are from LL Bean and we’ve had them for years. See those poinsettia pillows in the chairs? I made them from placemats.
Our main tree, which is decked out in red and gold, also lives in the living room.
We also have these super cute Christmas pillows.
On our sewing table, there are more red berry stems, more bottle brush trees, and the yo-yo Christmas tree picture my grandmother made for me.
In our dining room, we have the music tree. This tree features music themed ornaments, and some of them were used by my parents on our childhood Christmas tree. It has sentimental value and I love it.
Our table features a simple red plaid table cloth and a long wood box with candles and Christmas balls. The serving window features a candelabra with Christmas tapers. See if you can spot Santa in the middle.
A matching candelabra can be found on our side hutch. A Christmas tree tea light holder, a Christmas sleigh photo and a bowl of ornaments are also present.
The family room was an office up until a few weeks ago. We never used it, so we decided to make it a space we can all enjoy. Our family Christmas tree is in here- it has personal ornaments and souvenir ornaments from our family vacations on it.
Also, on our piano, you will find the manger my grandfather built for me and the nativity set my grandmother gave me. We also display an LED house and a Lenox serving plate here as well.
We decorated the tv stand with more candles and these empty chair ornaments. I ordered the empty chairs in honor of my dad and grandpa from a good friend of mine.
Our pipe shelves in our hall bath got a little holiday treatment as well.
As did the pipe shelves in our master bath.
And you can’t forget the snowmen in our kitchen.
While I was in the kitchen, I spotted our daughters’ elves on the shelf having a coffee date. Those silly elves!
We have this cute little tabletop tree in our master bedroom.
Our youngest daughter has her own little pink and white themed tree.
My oldest daughter has her own tree as well.
Aaaaaand that’s a wrap! Until next year, here’s my beautiful mantle signing off.
I kid, I kid. But, in all seriousness. I hope you have enjoyed our Christmas home tour. Tune in later this week for a Christmas craft and a look at our Christmas table scape. Have a wonderful week.