Christmas Home Tour 2012

Christmas is a season for spending time with friends and family, so welcome to my home, all styled for Christmas!
I stuck with a more simple, rustic look throughout the house, that worked well with my recent living room makeover.
I lined up some candles in mason jars for a simple, sweet Advent “non-wreath.
A simple green wreath and a few snowflake lights (Ikea) offer a hint of Christmas in the corner of the room.
The side table vignette consists of an Ikea faux plant, a few pinecones and a sweet little birdie. The printable can be downloaded for free, here. (It comes in color too!)
Across the room you will find my mantel, with the centerpiece being my Industrial Film Reel Wreath.
Details on the mantel here.
 My children decorated our Christmas tree.
It’s not perfect, but they love it (and so do I).
Moving on just slightly to the left is the dining room.
I absolutely LOVE my “rustic glam” centerpiece.
I don’t usually decorate in the kitchen, but our sweet little Elf “Buddy” (no relation to Buddy from the movie Elf) thought we needed a little tree in there.
Christmas cookie cutters and red Dollar Store glitter ornaments adorn this little tree.
On the kitchen sideboard sits my grandmother’s nativity.
I purchased the Shiny Brites (not vintage) at Marshalls on clearance for $4 a box last year.
One of my favorite decorations by far, is this little handmade Santa. It was passed down from my grandmother, and I’m pretty sure she’s the one who made it many, many years ago. It’s made of felt glued to a Brandy glass.
I tied one of the Shiny Brites to the barn star that hangs in the kitchen. Sometimes it’s the simplest things.
Finally, I had to share this drawing my son brought home for me from school. He just loves to draw, and it’s been so fun to watch that develop over the years. Here is his nativity. It’s actually his version of the Nativity on display at his preschool.
Thanks for stopping by today. I really hope you enjoyed this little glimpse of our home all decked out for Christmas!
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  1. says

    I think my very favorite picture of them all is the drawing by your son. I have a special place in my heart for art that is done with little hands!

    Take care,

  2. Anonymous says

    Love all your Home and Christmas decor.Beautiful. Enjoy all your Ideas and thanks for sharing.Such a Beautiful family

    God Bless.
    Betty Holbrook

  3. says

    Kristin, you’ve given me so many great ideas, I guess for next year! Love your advent candles and the Coca Cola crate on your table. Fun time of the year for your sweet children!
    Mary Alice

  4. says

    LOVE!!! I love how subtle everything is. I cannot stand to decorate (My husband think I am a total humbug), but I bet I could replicate some of your decorations and feel like I did something really pretty. And I love your son’s picture. Sean loves to draw too, but no nativity yet. Lots of Mario and Luigi drawings though 😉

  5. says

    oh, you have a great eye! can’t believe i haven’t been following!

    your newest follower & i do hope you’ll swing by if you haven’t already and want to follow me back and enter the giveaway.

    smiles to you.


    your kitchen cabinets are to die for.

  6. says

    Dear Kristin
    What joy it leaves in my heart to see how beautiful and lovely you have made your home. You have truly put all of your special touches that spell “love” everywhere I look. Even though I get to see it in person its just a beautiful in the photos. Cooper’s art work is by far so precious!!! You have out done yourself!!! Love Kate xoxo

  7. says

    What a beautiful home! I love the idea of hanging ornaments in front of the cabinets and having a little in the kitchen. I’ve been on the hunt for some fun holiday kitchen ideas and I’m definitely going to have to keep in mind putting an entire tree in there next year. Thanks for sharing such great inspiration!

  8. Cheryl says

    I happened upon your site and have enjoyed it. I especially appreciate your outlook on life. It can be amazing without being expensive, our children are especially precious, our homes are continually messy, and we as moms are often exhausted! And that is how it is supposed to be! Thanks for sharing.

  9. anne says

    Going to use the mason jar candle idea this year. what did you use inthe bottom of the mason jar around the votives? Merry Christmas

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