I was a little torn in posting this;
I LOVE my home.
I love it in all it’s messiness and chaos – as far as I’m concerned this is my ‘forever home’…
but it’s not to the calibre of the images I see of other bloggers’ homes. At the very least, my photographic skills (while I am working on them) are not to the calibre of my favourite bloggers, so I feel self-conscious in showing this Holiday Home Tour to you.
On the other hand – I love Christmas – and capturing these images for both you and I, makes me smile and gives me a page to reflect back on through the years.
So here goes – in all it’s “this is me, and that’s okay”-ness.
Holiday Home Tour 2016
Our home doesn’t have a living room – we wanted it that way. I always remember the living room as being a formal room with fancy furniture that you were never allowed to go into for fear of death. All of our living is done in our open-concept family room.
This is a new tree I bought this year. It’s a narrow 7 footer, but with the size of the furniture in the room, it was the only thing that would fit and still allow us to use the room. The tree is set up on top of my blanket box which is covered with a fluffy throw to make it look wintry.
This is the tree that holds our advent calendar ornaments and the rest is decorated in silver and champaign. Fairies, snowflakes and a few floating words fill out our “little man”.
I’ve been pining for a white Christmas village since last year, but the price tag on the ones I was looking at was a little exorbitant, so instead I picked up a few ceramic houses from Michael’s and then spray painted them in a gloss white. The little snowman in front is the first Christmas gift Hubby ever gave me and he now sits proudly out in front.
When the snow falls and the lights are low, this room really is magical. The village and tree light up, and we snuggle in with the cozy fireplace and the faux fur pillows.
My favourite blogger, Ms Craftberry Bush, created this adorable pillow – you have probably seen it everywhere on the web, and I am no exception. My little VW is both rustic and whimsical and perfect for my style.
In the centre of our oversized coffee table I have a small reindeer vignette. Here you see him standing amongst pine branches and cones, but he is now snuggled in with my faux mercury glass votives (created since this photo).