Saturday, December 23, 2017

Christmas Home Tour: 2017

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Merry Christmas Eve, Eve y'all!
This holiday season was one that I was so anxious to soak up & fully enjoy-but still it seems as though it has flown by in the blink of an eye. . .
so before it's completely gone, let's go on a little tour of my house-shall we?
 I took these photos a few weeks ago when it snowed a whopping TEN inches in Alabama and I couldn't resist using these for the home tour!
We've done a lot of improvements since getting married & I'm hopeful that by this time next year we'll be able to do a few more things to our first home.
 similar trees/similar wreaths (actual wreaths from Home Depot)
I love how the blue of our front doors looks for Christmas & looking at this, I definitely need to repaint our trees boxes (they matched the previous color of our columns!)

These are Martha Stewart wreaths from Home Depot that I picked up on Christmas Eve last year-I'm so in love with the flocking, the cranberries, and the ticking on the bows!
 This isn't the best shot ever because the lighting in our house is so terrible-but when you first come in we have lit garland draped over the rail.
I typically hang ornaments in the garland, but decided to simplify this year.
I love this little foyer area of our home because it has a bookcase that my daddy made a long time ago-I kept it pretty simple, using my favorite sign from Kirkland's and a few other knickknacks.
Also, peep the dog bones in the bag to the right-just keeping it real with y'all!
And this is my all-time favorite part of our home...our big living room!
We have started letting Forrest be a part time inside dog & I absolutely love it, he's so snuggly and cute.
Our stockings are simple burlap stockings & I embellished them with plaid initials from MudPie (gifts from my mom because she knows how impossible it is to find things with a letter U on them!)
Our stocking holders are from Target a few years back.
 Forrest was totally hamming it up while I was snapping these pictures around the house...but is it really a rustic Christmas without a lab laying around?
 Love this little cozy corner of our living room with my favorite throw ever (so warm and cozy!).
On the eclectic little rooster table I have a gift from last Christmas, an Evelyn Henson "Auburn" print that my husband gifted me.
 I might be strong, but I don't really use my bar cart as a bar but I do love to use it for decor!
The feather trees were my grandmother's & I have it sitting next to an antique chair I picked up at an estate sale.
 My all-time favorite candle scent for Christmas is Fresh Balsam from Bath & Body Works!
It smells exactly like real pine and it kind of makes up for not having a real tree in the house.
 Life is certainly never dull with that pup. 😉

 Every year since we've been married, I've included our wedding invitation on our tree.
It's such a special memory to me!
 I also include our Christmas card each year!
 And each year we add at least one new ornament to our tree; something special to us-this year I chose a red barn with our farm name: Rockin' U Farm!
Am I the only one that loves using a ton of different styles of wrapping paper and different colored bags? I love the excitement of choosing different things that don't necessarily match.
 Last year I used my cedar chest as a display piece, this year I wanted to add a little extra seating for any guests we might have & I like the way it looks for now.
 This centerpiece is totally different from anything I've ever done before but I really liked it!
I mixed up a little glam with a little rustic and I love how it all turned out.
 "Mom, when will you be done and come play with me?"
 The dining table centerpiece is another glam/rustic mashup & y'all know my hutch is another of my favorite decorating spots in the house.
 My "Merry Christmas" sign is new from Kirkland's this year, but I love how it mixed metal tones with my china.
 And the top is totally different than last year, as well!
It's a mix of glam & rustic, with additions from my Grandma's home that are so special to me.
 I keep our kitchen decor very minimal and very real, a few hand towels and a candle really add a festive vibe to the space.
 I picked up the Rae Dunn coffee canister at our TJ Maxx a few weeks ago & love how it looks with a red gingham ribbon added to it!
 My favorite tea towels of all time come from the Dollar Spot at Target-I love using them for all different seasons!

And to finish off, a little touch to our guest bathroom!

I didn't end up going too overboard this year, I left several pieces of decor in the storage boxes for the first time ever-but I love how it turned out.

Let me know below what you're favorite part is!

Until next time. . .
xoxo, 

4 comments:

  1. That is so cool you got some snow! I love your home!
    -Olivia
    www.missoliviasays.com

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  2. I love all of your decorations! Forrest was totally enjoying his photo shoot haha!

    Kristin
    stripesandsangria.blogspot.com

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