December is finally upon us, and with that comes a busier schedule and lots of “to dos” to check off your list! One great thing about the Holiday season is that you (sometimes) get a chance to take a minute to yourself, and think about all that is wonderful, warm, and cozy about this time of year. I had a chance to do that today, grab a cup of eggnog, and sit down to enjoy my Christmas decor with some relaxing Holiday music playing. After that, I took a stroll down the road and got to check out the city’s Parade of Lights, which was another fun way to get into the spirit of the season. So, to further that Christmas feeling, I thought I would share with you some of my favourite Holiday bits from my home. This is my first Christmas tour, so bear with me, but I hope you enjoy what I have put together. I hope to work on my outdoor decor soon, so maybe I will do another post on that!
First off, we’ll come in the front entryway, and take a look at my refinished deacon’s bench that greets you at the door. I have another antique church pew in my front hall, but it wasn’t cooperating for photos, so you’ll have to make do with this one, I guess! (Wreath and pillow- Winners, Bench -given to me by my Mom, Paint and gilding on bench – Fusion Mineral Paint from Crackle and Teal)
If you take a peek into the Living Room you will see my mantle with its lit up garland, cute Tree Farm sign, and my magnolia wreath with my little deer friend! (Magnolia Wreath and lit garland- Canadian Tire, Metal deer head – The Urban Nest, Mercury glass candle holders and wood angel – Winners, Tree Farm sign – made via Crackle and Teal class)
Also in the corner of the Living Room is my new (artificial!) tree that I won from the Hospice Miramichi Home for the Holiday’s tree auction this year. I would call this tree’s theme “rustic woodland” and it fit perfectly with my existing ornaments, which I added in when I got the tree home. I find this tree looks pretty real, and is beautifully lit, and I don’t have to clean oodles of pine needles off the floors, which is worth it to me!
If we pop back to the Kitchen, you can check out my cute little Gingerbread tree (ornament how-to here) and if you were actually here, you could grab some coffee or tea! (Burlap buntings come from Michael’s quite awhile ago, and the Snowflake ornaments come from Canadian Tire)
Finally, we can check out my pretty navy blue tree in the Master Bedroom. I really really wanted to take a photo of the tree with some pretty candles and the mini-lights I strung on top of my old-door headboard, but I couldn’t get a good shot of it, so I’ll leave that out of this post and maybe try again another day! (All ornaments – Canadian Tire)
Thanks so much for stopping in and doing a little mini-tour of my finished Christmas decor. I’m gradually picking away at my Christmas to-dos, and I hope to share more Christmas goodies with you in the coming weeks. As always, let me know if you’d like me to cover a topic, and share with me if any of my ideas inspire you in your own home! Have a wonderful weekend 🙂