Decorating my home for Christmas is one of my most favorite things to do. I take a few days to do it, decorating a little a time, fixing things here and there. It is my play time. I like to make little vignettes around the house so there is something different to discover in each room. Please join me as I show you the favorite Christmas places in my home.
This is the sideboard in my dining room. Usually there are papers, and all sorts of chaos all over it. I try and keep it as clean as possible to highlight the decor. I love to change things up on the shelves above each season. I am loving my little red truck and tractor and bottle trees.
Christmas cookies are always a delight to eat, so I try and have some available after school for the kids.
Santa has been welcoming guests to our home for 14 seasons! He sings and dances and wished everyone a Merry Christmas. We have watched the kids go from being half his height to being several inches taller than Santa. He makes a great dancing partner and is also dressed up to be the inn-keeper when we re-enact the Christmas story on Christmas Eve.
Carolers grace the music room.
The family room is the spot for the family tree. It is always a live tree and I enjoy how every year each tree is different, but always beautiful. This year we have had fun wrapping our presents in homemade wrapping paper. I am really loving the look.
Lots of cozy pillows and a warm, cuddly plaid throw make the family room feel like home. I made the Christmas tree pillow cover from an old sweater and the Santa a Mrs. Claus were treasures I found at the thrift store.
These jingle bells always hung on the back of my Grandma’s front door. I loved going in and out of her house at Christmas time. Now my kids get to enjoy the same magical sound and have a connection with their great grandmother.
My daughter served a mission for our church in the Dominican Republic. I asked her to find a nativity set while she was there. She looked and looked and she finally found this one on her very last day. I love it.
My son drew this fantastic Santa Claus in Kindergarten. I loved it so much I framed it to display every year. The snowmen I painted years ago. The sitting down snowman I painted in Elementary school. We had a mom who did ceramics that would come in every year and have us paint something. One year it was this snowman.
A cross-stitch I finished after working on it off and on for two year! And a fun little vintage Christmas tree.
The lamps even get a little decoration. I hang Santa heads from them. My kids think it is a little creepy. I say it is fun.
My bedroom even gets a little Christmas cheer. I keep it simple so it doesn’t feel overwhelming. This year I added a wreath on the mirror and this fun pillow I made from a tea towel.
I hope you enjoyed this little tour of my home. Have a Merry Christmas!