Monday, December 5, 2016

Christmas Home Tour

For once we had a quiet weekend in December - it was great! We watched Penn State win the Big Ten Championship (!!!), made a trip to the Christmas tree lot, picked up our angel tree names at church, had a Christmas shopping day date and watched plenty of Christmas movies. 

Now, onto our Christmas decor.  When our house is decorated for Christmas, it's my favorite time to be home.  We wanted a few new items this year but are holding off until our first Christmas in the new house next year - we also got rid of some of our old ones and kept things simple and classic this year.


I love displaying our Christmas cards from years past - they are always such fun to look back on and make for an easy decoration - for now I have them on the bookshelf but next year I'd like to do an accent table full of them.  


I don't think I'll ever get sick of holiday tartan.  Our breakfast knock has an easy and classic feel and the placemats can easily transition into January.


It's nice to have our holiday glasses out for easy access - we can only use them for a month so I like to get as much use out of them as we can.


Our dining room is where we get our gold and neutral decorations in.  It's also where I "store" our Spode Christmas set for the season.  It dresses up the table by adding an extra holiday touch and the dishes are right there for us to grab before dinner.  This is also our "reindeer" room - plenty of them throughout the room.


I'm excited to have a fireplace next year to hang our stockings but for now this little nook will do.  We love turning out the lights at night to watch a movie and have just the lights on the two little trees by the door and the big tree on.


We only decorate the first floor but we do throw up a couple decoration items at the bar since that's where we do a good bit of hosting.  My favorite items are our family Christmas drink recipe that's framed and our pictures with Santa - one with Stella and one our first year married.


Thanks for stopping by! xx 

24 comments:

  1. Looks so beautiful! I love all of your decorations. The trees by your front door are so fun.

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  2. I love your tree topper and the cute glasses on that tray!! Super festive! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  3. I love all your Christmas decor! You've got such great decorating taste and those reindeers are such a great touch! Tis the season!

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  4. I love looking at Christmas decor and your is so pretty! The living room is so classic and I am obsessed with those tartan napkins! I am definitely with you are turning out the lights and just enjoying a movie by the light of the trees! Such a fun idea to have two at the door! You can never have too many Christmas trees!

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  5. It's all so cute! As always, I just love your Spode. And what a great idea to keep the glasses out on display!

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  6. I love the idea of framing previous years' Christmas cards - now I definitely want to do the same :) Your home just looks wonderful!

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

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  7. Your tree looks beautiful! I have the same little "Don't get your tinsel in a tangle" sign...love that😊

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  8. Your Christmas decorations are beautiful! I like the idea of displaying past year's Christmas cards.

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  9. Beautiful! Do you mind sharing your Christmas Cheer recipe sometime soon?

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  10. Love your decorations! Your house look great and full of Christmas spirit!

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  11. You have a ton of awesome decor! I love the table-scape that you have going on too!

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  12. I love your idea of using Christmas cards from years past as Christmas decorations! I think that I need to go and find some of our old ones and try and do something similar!

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  13. Everything looks great, Christina! I'm co-hosting a Holiday Home Tour link-up tomorrow and we would love for you to come link up with us!

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  14. LOVE your Christmas decorations!!! Your weekend sounds so wonderful!

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  15. ah as usual, you're knocking it out of the park with decor! loving those christmas glasses. so cute. and the gold table - just classic! the trees by the door are a fun touch too!

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  16. Love all of it, the dining room is so nice, I love the gold accents. Enjoy the last holiday in this home!

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  17. This is so incredibly beautiful!!! It brings tears to my eyes with Christmas joy!

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  18. I love the trees by your front door! Such a cute touch that I would have never thought to add! Everything looks great!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  19. I love your Christmas house tour. Everything looks perfect and beautiful!

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  20. Everything looks beautiful, Christina! Can't wait to see progress pics on the house too, always exciting:) And one of these days you'll share your Christmas Cheer recipe....wink wink

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  21. everything looks so classic and beautiful!! I absolutely love Christmas decorations, they put me in the best mood!

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  22. Everything looks great! I don't blame you for waiting on new decor until you're in your new house. It will be so fun to find new items for your decorations next year! We collect the Spode Christmas collection too and I just love it!
    Kelsey
    www.thepeacockroost.com

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  23. I don't even know how to pick my favorite thing about your decor tour! Everything looks so effortlessly put together!

    www.withlovefromgablog.blogspot.com

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