Hey there!! After all of the Christmas creating around here last week, I’m so excited to invite you in today and give you the grand Christmas Home Tour! First, a big shout out to Lindsay from White Buffalo Styling Co. for hosting another AMAZING Blogger Stylin’ Home Tour. Be sure to head over to White Buffalo and start from the beginning because the awesomeness abounds on this tour! If you’re coming over from Eclectically Vintage, a big hi and WELCOME–to all of my friends, old and new! I’m so excited that you’re here.
I can tend to get a little cray about Christmas, and by the end of December, I’m feeling sort of buried in Christmas cheer, so I tried to pare it down and keep it simple this year–keyword being tried. Mission (sort of) accomplished. Don’t ask my husband though, he’d mark that mission a big, fat failure He thinks I’m certifiable every year for the whole month of December. Anyway, simple, vintagey, a little kitschy/retro, a little rustic and colorful were the name of the game for this year. So I guess we’ll just call the theme “A Little of Everything Jenn Loves.” So let’s start the tour, shall we?
I have this amazing embroidery from my Grandma in my entryway, and I wanted to let it sort of have the spotlight so I put a few small things on the table–yes I painted those antlers PINK. I added lots of bottle brush trees, ornaments, and bells to the printer’s tray that stays here all year, and then added simple “MERRY” banner (just painted chipboard letters from Hobby Lobby hot glued to some gold ribbon) and Boxwood Wreath to keep it all simple and cheery.
Sadly, there’s no fireplace to be found in our house, so our stockings hang on the banister with some cedar garlands and a Giant Yarn Pom Pom Garland. I found a paper mache deer head at Hobby Lobby and painted it white and gold. He’s festively guarding the candy in the Advent Calendar.
I say this every year after I put the tree up, but I am SO in love with this tree. I love all of the bright, shiny color! I used lots of inexpensive, plastic balls, mixed with vintage ornaments from my mom and Grandma, and some of our own favorites we’ve collected over the years.
My favorite this year, HANDS FREAKING DOWN, is this glittery unicorn from World Market. We bought it for Adelie’s tree, but I didn’t object when she wanted to put it front and center on the family tree. Because seriously, every tree should have a glittery, purple unicorn.
I realized as I pulled out my decorations this year, that apparently trees are my Christmas jam, because I have a lot of them, and I just keep adding more. So, I grouped some of my favorites together on the coffee table in the crate that lives there year round, filled the rest of the crate with cotton balls, and then topped it off with vintage and new ornaments. Little tip: cotton balls are one of my favorite Christmas tools. They make great filler for just about anything and look like snowballs when you string them together for a garland.
In our little hallway, one of my favorite Christmas quotes of all time from none other than Clark Griswold (edited a little). You can find it here in my shop.
Another vintage treasure from my Grandma: I think these kissing angels are the sweetest little things!
The Nativity got it’s usual spot on the shelf in the dining room and it might just be my favorite spot this year. In the spirit of keeping things simple, I just hung some embroidery hoops with my Grandma’s doilies, and a print of the lyrics to “Oh Holy Night.” I could listen to that song on repeat all day long. If I had to pick a favorite Christmas song, that would be it. To hang the print, I just attached some boxwood clippings and a yarn pom pom to a pants hanger and clipped it in.
Every year when I talk about this Nativity, I get questions about where to get one, and after searching high and low, I’ve sadly come up empty handed except for a few on ebay (it’s an Avon set from the 80’s).
For the kitchen table, I scattered lots of candles, ornaments, and deer and then filled a little colander from World Market with more cotton balls, ornaments, and bells. (I’m OBSESSED with these rose gold bells I found at Hobby Lobby!)
Last, but sooo not least: I got this old mail sorter a few months ago from my friend (who’s a thrifting goddess), and we use it in our garage entryway as sort of a catch all for shoes, backpacks, craft supplies I use regularly (and am too lazy to run back and forth to my office to get), and books. THEN, I realized it was the perfect spot to hold all of my Christmas paper too. Now everything is readily available, but neatly put away. I know I’ve said the word favorite like 530 times in this post, but this is one of my favorite pieces of furniture I own.
And that my friends, is the grand tour! Thank you so much for stopping by today! I’m so glad you came by and I hope you enjoyed it and are leaving with a little inspiration for your holiday home. And now, I’m so excited to send you over to the next stop on the tour, Scout & Nimble! I promise, you won’t want to miss it!!
And if you want to stick around a bit, you can find last year’s Christmas Home tour here!
And here’s the schedule for the entire week of tours so you won’t miss any of it!!
Tuesday, December 9th
Wednesday, December 10th:
Thursday, December 11th:
Friday, December 12th: