Christmas Home Tour

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Christmas Tour 2013

 

Welcome to my Christmas Home Tour.  There’s something magical about Christmas.  Maybe it’s the twinkling lights on the tree late at night when all of the other lights in the house are turned off or it’s seeing your children’s face light up when they run down the stairs on Christmas morning.

Christmas Tour WreathJust maybe, it’s the idea of feeling like a kid, ALL over again! I’ve always loved traditions…doing things the same way from year to year makes Christmas magical to me! Sitting with my husband and kids while we talk about “last year” is the best.  Passing on things our families did when we were little in hopes that our children will one day pass it on to our grandchildren.

Christmas Tour Barker OrnamentDecorating for Christmas is also about tradition to me and my family.  When we were first married and our budget was very tight, my husband and I would shop the day after Christmas to buy all of our holiday decorations at 80% off.  We still use them all.  Since the kids were little we’ve made ornaments…homemade ornaments make me happy!

Christmas Tour Mantel and tree

AND the stockings, we use the same one’s every year too!  The twine wrapped monogram letters are new this year, though.  I picked them up at Target.  The gold star on the tree is also from Target.  I had always wanted one and every year my husband and I looked…finally when the kids where toddlers we found it! We have used it every year since.  The kids take turns from year to year placing it on the tree.

Christmas Tour Living Room

Christmas Tour Santa OrnamentI have a thing for Santa.  You can see this by my fun collection of Santa ornaments.  This one here is more festive.  I bought him when we lived in San Antonio, Texas and it’s special because our kids were born there.

Christmas Tour Tree and SignEach year I only change up a few things when I decorate for Christmas.  My gift wrap, ribbon colors and maybe some accessories that I sit around the house.  This year I added little miniature trees all around.  You can see this years gift wrap selections here and my wooden holiday signs I made here.

Christmas Tour Coffee TableI used the mini trees on the coffee table.

Christmas Tour Tree CloseupIn my dining room I went a little more woodlands with a touch of red! The white owl is one of my favorite little guys. I also hung my DIY wooden deer painting I made above my red dresser. AND added more little trees and the centerpiece.

Christmas Tour Trees and Owl

Christmas Tour Dining Room Red Dresser

Christmas Tour Dining Place setting

Christmas Tour Owl

Christmas Tour Dining Table

Christmas Tour Dining Room Place setting

There are so many creative and crafty projects around on Pinterest but you can never go wrong making a paper garland.  It was as easy as when I made them as a kid!

Christmas Tour Paper Garland

Christmas Tour Orange Center piece

 

Christmas Home Tour Hot Cocoa

Christmas Tour Dining Collage

I hope you have enjoyed seeing my home and have found some inspiration.  Even if my style is not your style we can still share in the magic of Christmas.  Be sure to check each day on the 12 Days of Christmas Tour to see more inspiration.

You may also like to see my other Holiday Projects:

Plastic Ornaments {Last Minute Decorating}

DIY Christmas Tree Wall Art

Holiday Decorating for teen girls

Tips for selecting Gift Wrap 

DIY Wooden Holiday Sign

Very Last Minute Gift Idea

 

Monday DEC 2nd
FIRST HOME LOVE LIFE
DIO HOME IMPROVEMENTS

Tuesday DEC 3rd
AT HOME WITH THE BARKERS
RESTORING OUR 1890 VICTORIAN

Wednesday DEC 4th
FRESH IDEA STUDIO
THE GOLDEN SYCAMORE
HOUSE ON THE WAY

Thursday DEC 5th
CURB ALERT
PETTICOAT JUNKTION

Friday DEC 6th
ARTSY CHICKS RULE
RAPPSODY IN ROOMS

Saturday DEC 7th
SIMPLY FRESH VINTAGE
COUNTRY DESIGN STYLE

Sunday DEC 8th
MRS HINES CLASS
SNAZZY LITTLE THINGS

Monday DEC 9th
JUST PAINT IT
THE RUSTIC PIG
JUST A GIRL AND HER BLOG

Tuesday DEC 10th
OUR SOUTHERN HOME
VIRGINIA SWEET PEA
MEEGAN MAKES

Wednesday DEC 11th
SOPHIAS DECOR
A LITTLE CLAIREIFICATION
GIRL IN THE GARAGE

Thursday DEC 12th
MOMMY IS COOCOO
LITTLE MISS CELEBRATION
INSPIRATION FOR MOMS

Friday DEC 13th
MY SOULFUL HOME
CONFESSIONS OF A SERIAL DIYer
LILACS AND LONGHORNS

Jade Pro Signature

Linking up to: Jennifer Rizzo

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Comments

  1. says

    Hi Sonya! Everything is just so lovely and I totally enjoyed your beautiful Christmas Tour! I love how you just change up a little every year – I do the same thing! Your dining room tablescape is so pretty (love the owl) and all of your special ornaments and decorations are filled with love and memories. Thank you so much for sharing your holiday home with us!

  2. says

    Sonya! Your home tour is beautiful! I love all your touches of Christmas, the sleigh with the fruit, your deer head sign! I also love your traditions your tree is amazing and I bet it brings back such beautiful memories when you look at all your ornaments, love the gold star too and what a fantastic idea purchasing the decorations after Christmas that is genius! You did a fantastic job!!

  3. says

    So many things to love! I especially adore the centerpiece on the dining table. And the garland on the little tree in the dining room is just the right touch. Oh, I can’t leave out the hot cocoa station….love it! I could go on and on….everything looks so festive and perfect for the holidays.

  4. says

    Love, love, love all of your Santas, Christmas trees, and the hounds tooth!! Your home is beautiful and inspiring. And to top it off…you have cocoa waiting for your friends and family.
    Thanks so much for inviting us into your home! Pinned and tweeted :)

  5. says

    Beautiful, Sonya! I love the vignette on the red chest in your dining room and your table is stunning! Thanks for the tour and the inspiration!
    XO,
    Christy

  6. says

    Your home looks so pretty all decked out for Christmas. I know your friends must compliment you like crazy when they come over to visit. Your dining room centerpiece is so pretty and I love your Christmas china. I get mine out and use it as everyday dishes during the month of December.

  7. says

    Your home looks beautiful! I love the gold star on the tree. My daughter (who is two) was so disappointed that we don’t have a star to put up on the tree. I think I am going to take your idea and go after Christmas to buy one. Also, love that hot cocoa bar! Thanks for letting us tour your home!

  8. says

    All you crafty DIY’ers put my house to shame. I can’t even decorate normally with getting pics of my family on the wall, much less a lovely home decorated for the holidays! HA! Your house looks great!

    Serena @ Thrift Diving

  9. says

    It’s all so pretty Sonya! Looks like a classic cozy Christmas. I love your dining set and your leather couch too! The photo of your living room looks exactly like my LR setup with the big window and the tree to the left… it’s got me thinking of doing a few updates to mine. 😉 I don’t have your lovely wood floors though. Thanks for sharing your home!

  10. says

    Thanks for sharing your home with us, Sonya! I love the story about when you bought clearance decorations and how you display homemade ornaments. We hardly ever buy new decorations – except for this year – I just have always had a hard time spending money on it, ya know? And I still have some of my own (and my husband’s) homemade ornaments from long ago! They certainly do have a special place in my heart! :)

  11. says

    Sonya,
    Your home is BEAUTIFUL! The wreath on the front door is so welcoming and the decorations inside … amazing! Love the addition of the lime green with the red and black. And I see Santa’s all over your tree! I’ve been putting the final touches on our tree today and I have quite an eclectic collection! So fun to go back and remember where they came from.
    Thank you for sharing your Christmas home with us. I love it!
    Hugs & Blessings …
    Lani

  12. JaneEllen says

    Sure enjoyed the tour of your home, so ready for the big day. Love how you decorate, no matter if it might not be my style, I enjoy seeing how other people decorate and live, great inspiration. Your home looks so welcoming and homey, isn’t that what counts to your family and friends. Happy week

  13. gina huffman says

    I LOVE everything!! I have a question for you….I have been looking for the perfect leather sofa….love yours….can I ask where you got it?

    thanks!

  14. says

    So festive and pretty! You’ve been busy and it’s been well worth your efforts…beautiful home! Would love for you to share at Amaze Me Monday…
    Blessings,
    Cindy

  15. says

    CUTE! CUTE! CUTE!!
    I am loving everything you’ve got going on! Especially the white owl and deer. I seem to be obsessed with those two things this Christmas season! I see I am not alone! 😉

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