Welcome friends, I'm so glad to have you here today! I'm am always thrilled to participate in each installment of Blogger Stylin' Home Tours, it's one of the best blog tours around!
A million thanks to Lindsay of The White Buffalo Styling Company for organizing the tour and keeping the 40+ bloggers that participate informed and in line...that's no minor task! If you're joining me from Beth's at Home Stories A to Z, thanks for coming over! And if you missed Beth's tour, head over right away to check out her amazing Christmas kitchen. I have a soft spot in my heart for kitchens right now (I just completed a kitchen refresh makeover).
My approach to decorating is to use what I love, find unique treasures (mostly from thrift shops, yard sales, and Craigslist), not be afraid to make something my own, always include bright pops of color, and just have fun with it and everything usually works out in the end. If not, we just go back to the drawing board!
This year I went over the top with the red and green color palette. Most everything I used was things I already had from Christmases past, or accessories I use throughout the year but gave them a little twist for Christmas. I love how the Entry turned out so fun and festive!
In the Dining Room I corralled a collection of brass candlesticks on a large tray, layered it on a strip of fabric (just fold the edges under!), and topped it off with some fresh cut greenery and a few ornaments.
The strong dose of red and green continues in the Living Room. I used feather boas on my tree many years ago, and came across them again as I was pulling out my decorations. I thought this was the perfect year to bring them back! This is our main tree, so it's a hodge podge of sentimental, hand made, and collected ornaments and sets. The DIY silver tray photo frame ornaments that I made last year really stand out on the tree.
Anything around the house that was red or green was fair game! I swiped the euro pillows off of my son's bed and a couple of old Southern Living cookbooks with festive spines.
I used these chalkboards last year, and they kept perfectly throughout the year. I just sprayed them with a light coat of aerosol hairspray to keep the chalk from smudging, then replaced the regular picture that goes in the frames for the remainder of the year, storing the chalkboards in an out of the way spot.
My son has been crazy about trains lately. He begs for us to take him to the tracks to watch for one to come by, and keeps track of everything he sees in a notebook that is with him at all times. ;) I happily agreed to his train circling the base of the tree.
Thanks again for coming today, I hope you enjoyed the tour! I'd love for you to check out some of my other Blogger Stylin' Home Tours posts:
Next on the tour is Summer from Simple Stylings! I've already had a peek at her Christmas dining table, and oh my! It was yummy. Can't wait to see the rest of her house!
Here's this week's complete tour line-up. You won't be disappointed with any of these fabulous homes!