Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Christmas Home Tour

I'm finally happy with my Christmas decorations, so I snapped a few pics to share with you. I ordered some ivory burlap from Hobby Lobby online, and it came in today. So, after a quick styling, I'm ready to share the results. :) Welcome to my house!

I went for a natural look this year. Because my twins are 2, I also had to make everything very kid-friendly. There are no glass ornaments on my tree, and nothing breakable was set out where little fingers could reach. I also hung ornaments that didn't "match" but were meaningful to our family.

Most of the ornaments on the tree were made by me or my kids. The tree "skirt" is just ivory burlap. I fell in love with the pretty gold star at Target. 

The tree is enormous -- 11 1/2 feet! My papaw works for a landscape company. The day we were going to get a tree, he called and offered us one. What a blessing! I can promise you, the tree we would have bought would not have been this nice. 

Last year, my mom bought me the stockings from Pottery Barn. I took a chance and hung them (with command hooks) by our never-used fireplace, and so far, the boys haven't pulled them down.

I kept the mantel pretty simple with a white poinsettia, ornaments in a glass dish, silver frame and black candlesticks. I added a pretty metal nativity set in one of the cubbies by my fireplace. Everything else stayed the same. 

And a beauty shot...

Here's a view of the living room. I'm going to share a tutorial for the poinsettia pillow soon. 

This is one of my favorite decorations... it's a Little People nativity. We've had fun acting out the Christmas story with the characters. It's also from Target. :)

Finally, here's the foyer. I hung the acorn wreath over the mirror for a natural holiday look. I also added an ivory burlap table runner, ornaments, metal trees and framed our Santa picture from this year.

So there you have it. Thanks for stopping by!

I'm also linking up to The Inspired Room's Christmas Home Tour here.

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