I'm excited to join in with Lindsay of The White Buffalo Stylin Co for her Blogger Stylin' Home Tours/ Christmas Edition. This week is filled with incredible tours by talented bloggers and I'm honored to be a part. If you are coming over from Dwellings by DeVore, welcome! Wasn't Bethany's tour gorgeous?
This year is our first Christmas in our new house and I was so excited to be able to decorate, I've been thinking about what I wanted to do since October. But I restrained myself from doing anything until the week of Thanksgiving, which was hard! We have a big front porch on a cottage style house so I knew I wanted to pull in a lot of traditional elements with lots of greenery, plaid and burlap. I found this fun monogram wreath and the perfect plaid ribbon to attach it and the wreaths in all the windows. Rowan (our golden) was so excited and stayed outside with us the whole time we were working so I had to get her sweet face in a picture.
Our tree is pretty personal and traditional. Most of our ornaments have a story behind them, from ornaments that were mine when I was little, to an ornament we bought on our honeymoon, and now the twins have started a collection. Its so fun to see all the memories behind each one.
Target had the cutest pom pom garland in the dollar section which I snatched up. We had an issue this year with little hands grabbing at all the glass ornaments they could find so we moved them up higher and were left with a big hole on the bottom of the tree. At Target I bought some sets of paper gift tags (the deer and the merry and bright) and used them as ornaments on the bottom of the tree.The twins can grab but I'm not worried if they rip one off. Win win.
My favorite nativity set is an olive wood one that my dear friends brought back for me from Israel. We love having it out so we can talk with the twins about the real reason of Christmas.
I've never had an open staircase like this and I love having the stockings hung here. Cypress garland is my new favorite as well.
I kept things simple in the kitchen with a $6 wreath from Trader Joes and fresh apples out on the counter.
Oh and isn't hot chocolate even more fun with whipped cream and donuts on straws?
Thanks so much for stopping by to see our Christmas tour! December is such a magical month and I'm grateful to be in our new home and settled this year to enjoy the season. Make sure to head over to my sweet friend Amber at Restless Arrow, she is so talented and her tour is gorgeous. For all the tours check out Lindsay's blog at The White Buffalo Stylin Co!