Christmas Home Tour

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 2013
Christmas Tour Wreath

Just 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 Ornament

Decorating 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 Ornament

I 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 Sign

Each 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 Table

I used the mini trees on the coffee table.

Christmas Tour Tree Closeup

In 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. 

You may also like to see my other Holiday Projects:


  1. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. Thanks Abby, you are so sweet! The day after Christmas is the best, especially at places like Dillard’s and Macy’s!

  4. Sonya, your home is stunning! I absolutely love your style! And I so want to raid the after Christmas sales for decor now if it will make my house look as beautiful as yours! Wonderful, wonderful job!

    ~Abby =)

  5. 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!

  6. 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 🙂

  7. The hot cocoa station is fun…did you know they sell that Starbucks Hot Cocoa in those packets at Walmart?? YAY! Thanks for stopping by Sharon! ~Sonya

  8. 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.

  9. 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!!

  10. 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!

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