Friday, January 02, 2015

Christmas decor Home tour

I LOVE decorating for Christmas. 
My goal is to have my house feeling like you stepped into Santa's house.
I love the vintage feel of Christmas and the red and green rustic colors.
Over the years I have tried to eliminate and add in things that stick close to that feel. 
I still have a long way to go but I am enjoying my pursuit to get the perfect Christmas feel in our home.
It leave my decor up well into January because I just want to keep the feeling for as long as I can.

I want to give you a tour of the upstairs of our house all decorated for Christmas.

I will let the pictures do most of the talking.

My husband got me a piece of this nativity every year until it was complete... or at least as complete as I wanted it. 

I love having such a fun area to sit and do my work.

(ignore the cord by the cabinet, it decided that it did not want to hide anymore.)

I have a slight obsession with pillows and of course Christmas ones are no exception.
My husband makes fun of me all the time and says that I need some help with my "problem", I have no idea what he is talking about.

Of course football is on at our house 24/7 during the Fall/Winter time.
Roll tide! 

Our upstairs is just one giant space. I love it, so far, hopefully that love keeps up.
There are windows all around except for in the living area itself, so it tends to be a bit darker in there, and there are no lights in the back area so we have lots of lamps.

I love to read and I love books. 
I don't love the Kindle/digital kind.
I love to hold books in my hand and turn the pages. 
I love the look of well loved books and I love to see my bookshelf full of books.
I need to get another shelf, this one is filling up quickly, in fact my sweet husband finished filling it up this holiday with all the books he bought me.

The kids have a tree in the dining area.

The table was covered in Lego goodness when I took the rest of the pictures, so this table picture is taken with my phone, at night, so forgive the dark quality.

I love to decorate the buffet in the dining room. Its such a fun piece to decorate.

I also have an obsession with flower arrangements. I love to change out my different bases for different holiday arrangements. Maybe I was a florist in another life.... hahahaha probably not.

My favorite part about having a big open space upstairs is that I can see the tree from every room in the upstairs.

I am really not ready to take down the tree.

I love this green blanket from Target.. I plan on putting it in our family room after the holiday decor is put away. (you can read about my plans for that room here)

I also love garland.
I love the little peeks of red from the Holly Berries sticking out.

My Christmas village is something I treasure.
My grandma had one and I loved to look at it every year when I visited her.
When she passed away years ago I was so heart broken because she was one of my best friends. I was lucky enough to have inherited her Christmas village that I have now mixed in with the pieces that I have. I love to tell the kids all about her every year when we look at the village.

I also took a tour one evening with my phone.
A friend and I did a "cool kids Christmas club" where we shared out decor with each other daily.

Go here to see the post about our Christmas Tree and all the wonderful memories it holds.

I really do love this time of year.
Eventually the decor will come down and I will dream of it all till next year.
I hope you all had a wonderfully joyous Christmas.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from our home to yours.

1 comment:

Sue AtTheLittleShack said...

Hi Aurie! So many lovely photos of your home! Thank you for sharing them. I found you on the #WeekendBloggyReading party!