It’s that time of year again, friends! Time where we can all gather around our media devices with a hot beverage (or glass of wine), and gawk at all the amazing blogger holiday home tours. I don’t know about you, but I look forward to holiday home tours almost as much as my kids look forward to Christmas morning! Well guys, I’m proud to say I’ve joined the Winter Eclectic Home Tour again, and am excited to share #the1878 all decked out for the holidays with you!
If you’re visiting from Jessica’s (House Homeade) tour, welcome! If not, be sure to go back and visit, she is so creative and has the best diys! I’m first going to preface this post with a warning, that there is still lots to be done in our little abode, so we’ve worked with the current status of our renovation, because what can distract you more than Christmas decor? I won’t do too much yapping and will let you enjoy the tour—so let’s begin at the front door, shall we?
I draped a simple pine needle garland above the door and let it swag over the light fixtures.
Our front door was easily jazzed up with a simple grapevine wreath wrapped with layered dollar store scarves. (This trick was inspired by friend Abbie at The Gray Cottage) I tucked some greenery into the scarf here and there to make it feel more festive.
|Check out my front door post, and how it was updated with hardware from Signature Hardware|
I tucked some greenery in some black urns to create a simple and classic look to flank the doorway.
A simple velvet ribbon and some fairy lights wrapped around the stair post and banister complete the look.
|Our mail slot is also from Signature Hardware, I love its contrast with the wooden door.|
|Since we are without a fireplace/mantle, I had no idea what I was going to do with our stockings.|
Then as I was taking pics I realized that I had a sad little empy coat hook screaming for attention. It is the perfect spot for our stockings!
A little known fact about me is that I used to own a consignment and resale boutique, and recently one of my favorite customers reached out to me to tell me that she had a vintage dresser that she knew I’d love. How sweet i that of her to think of me? She was right I did love it and it now holds our tv in the living room. When I had gone to pick it up, she offered me this vintage mirror tray that belonged to her mom. ( Thank You Kathy ).
I’ve really been into stacked wall decor lately, and figured this would be the perfect spot for that tray, along with a little thrift store print I picked up the other day.
|Gracie’s grown quite a bit since last Christmas, she’s a year old now 🙂|
My new sofa makes a statement with its dark hue and smooth texture. I added some velvety pillows in burgundy and folded a plaid tablecloth, (yes, tablecloth) over my normal striped throw on the arm of the sofa, for an interesting layered look.
|A sweet moment with my two youngest kiddos. Cayden helping Kyle put his shoes on to go play outside 🙂|
I played around with the idea of hanging a garland over the windows, but decided instead to hang a wreath right in the center, (maybe I was just being lazy).
So I have a confession. I don’t know what It is, but I am not a big tree decorator. I’ve seen some amazing and over the top trees, but I just don’t have a knack for it.
But, I added some burgundy ribbon and some jewel toned ball ornaments with my normal glittery gold ornaments and lights and called it a day. I think once a tree has lights on it, it’s instantly magical.
On the other side of the room, I put up our chalkboard advent calendar stacked with a thrifted hand painted tray and a small vintage looking mirror on top. I like this arrangement a lot, it makes me happy.
Love the juxtaposition of new/modern calendar and something a little kitschy, like the tray.
|This is the dresser from my sweet friend Kathy|
This is the view when you walk into the dining room/kitchen area. I think I want to swap out my chairs soon for something warmer/wooden. But for now the table is topped with a simple vase stuffed with Christmas tree trimmings and sticks from the yard.
The fauxdenza is topped with a garland and my brass candle stick collection. I recently had a conversation with my friend about how I wanted to find a “thing” to start collecting.
She then made me realize I was already off to a good start with my brass candle stick holders. So I guess that’ll be it! I really love all things brass.
Love that warm glow!
On my butler’s cabinet, I placed some dollar store nutcrackers in the center and then flanked them with two large white bowls filled with scented pine cones.
Would you believe me if so told you this is my first year purchasing twinkle lights? And let me tell you I am hooked! They give off such a soft light, but make every decorating moment seem special.
On the bottom shelf, I placed a small little abstract art piece made by my little Kyle. It looks so very special in this shiny frame.
I didn’t get around to taking pics of the kitchen, because I just couldn’t beat the sun setting, so hopefully I’ll get around to it in another post.
I hope you all enjoyed my tour! Let me know what your favorite parts are, I think mine is my baby boy’s art piece, and the black velvet bow on my stair post .
Next up on the tour is At Home with Ashley, stop on over and tell her I sent you 🙂 and make sure to visit the other tours along this hop!