‘Tis the season to brush the dust off the Christmas bins and start decorating! We could not wait one. more. minute. to go pick out the perfect tree and fill the home with festive decor. There is so much joy in the air as we search through the bins, reminiscing through all of our favorite family ornaments and decorations. When it comes to decorating, I would say that I have a coastal rustic style and when decorating for Christmas I like to keep it whimsical and fun. Come take a little Christmas tour of our home and see how we celebrate the most wonderful time of the year!
I decided to go with a vintage theme on the fireplace and use some of the brass candlestick holders my grandmother had given to me. I think it looks beautiful and it also reminds me of her everytime I look at them. I used the same greenery that I used to make Mckinleys photobooth backdrop for her 4th Birthday Party. I added a little eucalyptus for contrast and I just love it! I will link that tutorial HERE so you can get an idea of how that all came together.
I went back through and added these string lights from Restoration Hardware. They are amber lights on copper wire, so they fit perfectly into that vintage feel I was going for. You can find these HERE
As you can see, they add just a touch of sparkle!
candles, candles, and more candles!
Our stockings are hung next to the fireplace (mainly because the baby will pull them down if they were on the actual fireplace). I got these from Target last year and I loooove them! I am all about faux fur, so these are right up my alley.
For my kitchen table, I like to have glass votives with candles and I fill the votives with different things throughout the month. Right now I have fresh rosemary, but cranberries, sand, and flowers are other fun options.
No room is complete in my house without a little nod to the frenchie. My french bulldog Winston Churchill, AKA my first baby, is my favorite little nugget. I could go on, and on, and on but I will spare you….here he is though, (because I know you are just DYING to see him)
Hi Winston! He loves white faux fur as well….
Little gnomes, and yes, more candles top my kitchen island.
I made this Holiday inspired Macrame wall hanging a few weeks ago and I think it adds a beautiful touch of color to our decor. You can find that tutorial HERE!
My mother-in-law got me hooked on Annalee dolls and ornaments. Ever since she bought me my first elf for the stairs, I have been collecting them ever since! I have been collecting the elves for a few years now so they are really starting to fill the staircase! I have them going up on either side of the stairs and some along the railing upstairs. The kids get such a kick out of moving them around! HERE is a link to the Annalee website!
Our tree is not perfectly decorated with tinsel and Christmas balls. It is actually a combination of ornaments from my husband’s childhood, my childhood, and now our life together with kids. It also has a mix of Annalee ornaments, and you know it, faux fur. I just can’t help myself! Our Christmas tree is looking a little Dr. Seuss-esque and tilted here but in reality it is upright!
My husband! This is my favorite one….Every year when I pull it out it makes me smile. We have known each other since middle school, so it just brings back many memories!
Brayden’s first ornament.
This one cracks me up!
Mckinleys first ornament
This is an ornament Mckinley made a few years ago. She lost all of the pieces when she was making it so it’s a little bare. Mckinley loses everything though, so it just kind of sums up her personality in a little Christmas ornament.
And here are a few of the Annalee ornaments.
I also have quite a few of these vintage reindeer that my mother-in-law gave me. I think are so adorable!
Our front door has a simple white wreath and I add some greenery and pinecones to our planter boxes. That is my other fur baby Cooper. Hey Coop!
That completes the tour! I hope you enjoyed it and maybe even found some inspiration for your home. I want to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and as always, thank you so much for stopping by!