Decorating our home for Christmas is always my favourite kind of decorating. I love the festive colours, and the fact that you can away with using glitter and glitz where you’d like. Come one, and I’ll take you on a tour of our home this year!
Outside, I put up the gold ball wreath that I made a few years ago (you can tell that this photo is from last year, because you can see the broken mini blinds that I turned into a roman shade!)
I decorated this tree with some of my handmade Gingerbread Men Ornaments and white snow glass balls. The tree is sitting on a quilted Christmas placemat that my Great Aunt Irene made me. Garrett and I have been using the rest of the set every night at dinner.
In our living room, I transformed the bookshelf into a makeshift mantel. I made Fabric Scrap Garland and added pine cones and berries, with a variety of lanterns and candleholders.
On our dining room table I made a burlap table runner with Snowdrift Candles (including a tutorial on how to etch glass) and more pine cones and berries to tie into the mantel.
For the living room couch, I whipped up some new Holly Jolly Pillows using canvas and felt letters. I was so lucky to find the perfect shade of “raspberry red” felt to match the microsuede cover that I put on the couch for winter.
This year we stuck to a silver, red and green colour scheme, with little rustic handmade ornaments, and my favourite star topper made with twigs.
I always have to hang up mistletoe in the kitchen doorway, just like my mother always hung it up in our house growing up. Whiskey usually gets a nightly smooch in here while I’m cooking dinner.
This year, the Maltese Falcon is hanging out with the Advent Calendar Cookie Jar on the dining room cabinet. He got his usual holiday treatment, with a cute Santa hat in his size.
I do it every year…
Inside the cookie jar is a new tradition that we’ve started this year. I made an Advent Calendar using the cookie jar and sewn paper pouches full of chocolate treats. We try to remember to check every day!
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Susan Maclean says
Delighted by your cookie jar Advent calendar…..I am sure lots of Moms will take this one on board!
Love the Holly and Jolly pillows (even pinned them to Pinterest for later!). Your home looks very cheerful, and I love that Advent idea. I even have that cookie jar, so that might just work! 🙂 Popping by from the Nester’s party – Merry Christmas!
DIY Show Off says
Beautiful home for the holidays! I love every detail! Merry Christmas! 🙂