Ah! It is finally time for a holiday home tour! I swear, decorating for Christmas is one of the things I was most excited about in our new house. Nothing breaks in a home and makes it feel cozier than the twinkle of Christmas lights. I continue to build on our collection every year, especially since deciding on a bit of a theme recently! I also realized once I started decorating that we have ZERO table space in our new house! No entryway table, no living room accent tables, no sofa tables, nothing. I mean, dressers and dining room tables do take priority when moving 😉 So, some of my décor sadly just does not have a place to go this year. An entryway table is next on my list for furniture, but unfortunately I probably won’t have that before the holidays. Check back in 2017 to see my Christmas village in action 😉
The entryway. I would love to have the stockings by the fireplace, but little hands are iffy. I just don’t trust stocking holdings and a toddler yet 😉 But they fit perfectly on our railing off of the entryway!
I bought Michael and myself basic stockings and wrote our names on with gold glitter our first year together, and they just stuck for me. These stockings were like $2 a piece, but I kind of love them. Maybe one day when I know the family is 100% complete I will buy some fancier ones, but I kind of love handwriting the names on my babies stockings.
This was the entryway originally. That snowman was affectionately named ‘Daddy Snowman’ by Jackson, and is now resting peacefully in the garbage after taking a little bit too much abuse from Jackson 🙁 Poor boy has been walking around whimpering ‘Daddy Snowman’ ever since we tossed him. I actually just bought a replacement that is slightly less breakable so hopefully that does the trick!
I am in love with our mantle! Both the banner and garland are Target finds this year. I have a Fesh Balsam candle nestled in the garland so our house smells like a Christmas tree even though we have an artificial 🙂
I knew I needed the pillow with the first letter of our last name the second I saw it. I am also obsessed with our plaid throw.
Ok so my parents dropped the ball on Elf on the Shelf. We had three elves that moved and got into trouble while we were sleeping as kids before it was even a ‘thing’. So instead of getting the mainstream elf, I went online and found an identical copy of the ones my parents have. It is so special to me to carry on the ‘original elves’ that I grew up with!
I love my countdown house. Jackson caught on quickly and happily repeats ‘candy door!’ whenever I tell him it is time to open one up for a Rolo 😉
I am obsessed with these mugs from Hobby Lobby! They have an entire matching dinnerware set actually..I am debating going back for the rest!
The candy cane holder is passed onto me from my mom. I love having little pieces from my childhood!
I love having a fun candy dish in the kitchen. Especially now that I can fill it with all the fun Christmas themed treats!
Our garland. We kind of did a sad job of hanging it, but it sure looks pretty lit up at
The tree 🙂
The view from upstairs. All the heart eyes!
And one more view, because I can’t get enough!