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Friday, December 22, 2023

2023 CHRISTMAS HOME TOUR || CHRISTMAS TREE AND LIVING ROOM


Hello friends, welcome to Part 3 of this year's Christmas home tour- my Christmas Tree and Living Room! (Click here for Part 1 and Part 2 if you missed them.)  I continued to concentrate on red, pink and green accents where I could, but I can't help but have lots of other colors in the mix as well.  I know I'm coming in under the wire sharing these tours with you so late this year but I've had personal commitments that have put this on the back burner.  So, I hope you'll enjoy just soaking it in this year even though it's too late to give you any ideas for your decorations this year, but considering pinning and saving what you might want to remember for next year! 


I'm not going to comment much, there are a lot of photos so just enjoy scrolling!  


I brought the green mirror back in that I haven't used in the past few years-  It actually paired with an old dresser that we bought years ago at a yard sale but after painting it green I've always liked using it on the mantel.   


Fluffy satin table runner bows mixed in with my regular satin and gingham ribbon anchor the flocked garland, adorned with ornament clusters and small bead garlands I've collected over the past few years.  


You might remember the vintage choir boys from last year's tour.  A friend who made them passed them along to me knowing that I would like them and gave me her blessing to repaint them.  Also... added a mirrored ball to the center of the garland! 




Here's the tree!  I bought a new tree (currently already 1/2 price!) this year and we are really enjoying it.  The branches/needles are much shorter than my previous tree so it's so much easier to hang things on them.  I hung some of my paper stars along the curtain rod to frame the tree- a little hard to see but you get the idea! (Some pics are a little off on colors- it was SO cloudy and gloomy for days when I was ready for photograph, I had to do the best I could with lighting.  Planning to reshoot a few if we get some sun but I didn't want to wait any longer to show you photos!)




I try to have one larger "accent" ornament or decoration on my tree every year.  This year I bought some larger mirror balls at Hobby Lobby (I've also heard Five Below might have some, or find them here).  They don't photograph well, especially on the flocked tree (the colorful bows tied on help a little with that), but I love the sparkle they add in real life- and when the sun hits the ones I hung in the back or sides we have quite a light show in the living room!  


I also really love the felt poinsettias that I added this year.  They have such a vintage feel, especially mixed with my Shiny Brites and vintage style ornaments.  More satin table runners used here for gorgeous gift bows- they are an incredible bang for your buck bought in bulk, coming in around $2 each.  Can't beat that compared to ribbon prices!






Sweet little kissing angels- from the same friend that gave me the choir boys.  πŸ’™  I used a milk glass cake plate and dome I had that fits it to make them extra special!  Pink poinsettias are my fave- last year I veered off and got white but missed the pink so much!  Always pink from now on!  Here's a tip I shared on Instagram with using them in larger bowls or planters (tap the right arrow until you get to the video about the poinsettias, you have to scroll through a few other tips first).


Mixed a few lanterns with yummy smelling candles, bows and ornament embellishments on the coffee table.


My first group of vintage ornaments from a yard sale years ago...




My fave artwork that my daughter did ca. kindergarten... she told me the other day if she had known I would always feature it so prominently she would have worked a little harder on it... ha!  Of course I think it's perfectly charming exactly how it is!  It's in a simple frame, but for the larger frame I wrapped a piece of wrapping paper around the backer board and then used little little drops of hot glue in the corners of the elf frame to secure it to the larger frame.  Comes right off after Christmas.  


Apothecary collection as usual on the console table- just don't eat the ribbon candy or gumdrops if you come visit.  I save them in ziplocs every year to display at Christmas so you might break a tooth if you try one.... ha!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚









Thanks for visiting today!  I'm trying to get out the door to wrap up a bit of last minute shopping with my girl, I'll add sources later on today.  If there's something specific you'd like to know about, ask in the comments and I'll add it to the post when I'm editing so be sure to stop back by. 

I hope you all have the best weekend as we approach Christmas Day!

See the rest of this year's Christmas Tour here- 







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  1. Holiday Greetings Jen! Once again your holiday decorating is a 'home run' of colorfulness beauty! I so look forward to your decorating because of this. From a far you are definitely a decorating mentor of mine! Enjoy your holidays however spent! ox

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  2. Looks amazing! I love how you integrate so much color into each Christmas! Keep it up!

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  3. That tree is stunning! Merry Christmas, Jennifer.

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  4. I love it that you use the same candy year after year-That Christmas candy is very expensive! I love everything that you do Jennifer! Merry Christmas πŸŽ„ and a happy new year to you and yours!

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    1. Ha! You're so right... no one ever actually ate it anyway, so I figured why not??

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  5. Despite having a difficult year, you have once again brought so much cheer to others by your beautiful decorations. I feel like I am in a candy store. For someone who is just getting ready to decorate you provide a lot of inspiration. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas with your family and wishing you the best in the new year.

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  6. WHAT A GREAT IDEA TO USE SATIN TABLE RUNNERS FOR THE FLUFFY BOWS!! WE HAVE BEEN TRAVELING AND I MAY HAVE MISSED AN EARLIER POST IN WHICH YOU ANSWERED MY QUESTION, BUT ARE THE RIBBON BOWS ON THE PACKAGES FROM THE SAME 12” WIDE RUNNERS?

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    1. Yes, the bigger bows on a few of the packages are the save runners😁

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  7. Jennifer, I have said before, you are the most talented decorator on insta! And more talented than most professionals!! V. Thank you for sharing!

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  8. I save my candy every year, too! I love your home. It’s like living in the middle of a beautiful bowl of that ribbon candy! Merry Christmas!

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  9. Everything is gorgeous as usual! I just love your decorating style. You are always an inspiration to me. :) I love studying each photo and all the details. One question - where are the beautiful hot pink lamps from? I don't remember them in any other posts. Thanks so much and Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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  10. I always look forward to seeing your creations and truly appreciate the time it must take to share it with all of us online. Thank you for sharing and Merry Christmas!

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  11. I always say, your home is just complete eye candy! I try to keep my home very neutral, but I love to visit yours for all the color! Thank you for continuing with the blog - I just can't get excited about Instagram, so I'm happy reading and seeing it all on here. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family.

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  12. Truly inspirational I love the green magi pillow on couch. Could you share source

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  13. Love every inch of your beautiful colorful home! Thank you for sharing with us. God bless you and Merry Christmas to you and your family. πŸŽ„

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  14. Wow, so fun and happy! Love all the colors and so nicely put together! Your tree is amazing! I love pink at Christmas but red and plaid always win out in my house. Did pink one year and it was beautiful! Happy New Year and lovely family portrait too!!

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  15. Yes, please, to sources for the magi sofa pillow and the pink lamps! Your home is such a treat to the eyes - too much to take it with just one time through your post! Thank you for your stunning and colorful decor and for sharing. Know this Christmas will be different for you, prayers for your family. Thanks! Paula

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