It’s time for Christmas Blogger Stylin’ Home Tours! I love when it’s Christmas tour season. There is nothing better than snuggling up on the sofa with your device to look at other people’s home’s and what they’ve done. I hope that everyone looks at it for inspiration and the pure joy of Christmas but I know that there can also be a feeling of envy of simply feeling like you aren’t good enough when you look at all these pretty homes. Believe me, I struggle with that all the time. It’s silly and ridiculous but that feeling sneaks in from time to time. So I’m wishing that this isn’t what happens to you and that you just really enjoy the different styles of decor you see with all these tours and blog hops.
I’m really thankful to be part of Lindsay’s tours again. You can start the hop on her blog “The White Buffalo Styling Company” by clicking HERE. Her home looks amazing decked out for Christmas. And I’m welcoming all the blog hoppers coming from Amber’s house at the Restless Arrow. I always love her truly unique decor. It’s natural and beautiful with amazing photos.
For our home this year I wanted to remain true to what I had done the rest of the year. Believe it or not, I did less than the other years. I just didn’t have the time or energy. I love it regardless.
I added more blue and more jeans, hey blue jeans. More silver has a come back and as every year, I made sure that I added all my German Christmas items too. They are part of my decor every year and that’s how it will be…always.
You can find the jeans wrapping idea and sources HERE.
I used some of the blue pom-poms I made (click HERE for my pom-pom tips and tricks), painted some ornaments dark blue, added some old silver ornaments I had and also bought a lot of really pretty blue and also black ball ornaments at Kmart. I would have never imagined them having so many nice ones but they did. Unfortunately they are all sold out already online but you could run to your local Kmart to see if they have some more.
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You can find my DIY Goodwill jean pillow tutorial HERE.
Do you remember the oversized wooden Pottery Barn beads I used to make my kitchen pendant? (click HERE if you missed it) Well the remainder I used as a garland in my living room and added some wooden stars to it that I found at HomeGoods when my mom was here. I love the look and they look like they were made for it. You can also find my ombre room divider tutorial HERE.
I bought the little wooden village at HomeGoods and it reminds me of Germany. I love it but haven’t found a similar one online.
I also added some real real greenery to the top of my TV cabinet. Sorry the photo is a tad bit blurry. With all the gloomy rain it was really hard to take nice photos.
Our German smoke men appear every year even though after owning them for over 16 years they are missing a couple of parts. But we love them regardless.
I brought the vintage runner from my parents house back into the hallway which you can see as a blurred out backdrop to the flocked tree. I still love the flocked tree which we got last year. My neighbor’s went and bought one right away too because they loved it so much. It’s still available HERE.
And all the snowflakes I made (click HERE for the tutorial) ended up on all my trees. So affordable and make a big impact.
snowflake tutorial HERE
And so far I’m not sick of my little horse bowl with the succulents. I still love it and am keeping it. It just shows how many times I can change it up just a tad bit.
This photo of my Christmas tree made me laugh because I didn’t notice until I was all done taking pictures, editing them and writing this post that I noticed that my big snowflake I had made as a tree topper fell off and is hanging to the right side. Well oops! I guess at some point I need to retake the photos of our tree but I didn’t have time to do it yesterday since I was working. It happens right?
Our kitties always enjoy the Christmas season too with all the snuggly layers, trees and their human family being inside of the house more.
If you missed my easy pinecone art DIY then you can click HERE to see it.
This year I used a real pine wreath filled with lights, pinecones, some of my DIYed snowflakes and some blue ornaments. If you are wondering how I hid the cable, it’s running down behind the cat on the right side and is then hidden by the ball ornaments, candle sticks and vase. You can see my post HERE about how to hide cables on a mantel.
similar pillow HERE | fur HERE | rug HERE | similar chairs HERE | leopard lumbar pillow HERE | similar pom-pom throw HERE | black candles HERE | similar candle sticks HERE | blue chinoiserie box HERE | most of the blue ornaments are from Kmart but they are sold out online
You an see more of the house decked out for Christmas by clicking HERE
There are always objects that reappear every year because I love them so much but I also like adding some new things here and there.
I hope you enjoyed this year’s decor (see last yea’s tour HERE) in our little house with more to come and Merry Christmas.
The blog hop continues tomorrow morning at Corinna’s house A Designer At Home. So make sure you stop back to see all the other beautiful homes.
(Linking to the Nester’s Christmas tour of homes.)