Christmas Home Tour 2012

Christmas is a season for spending time with friends and family, so welcome to my home, all styled for Christmas!
Christmas Home Tour 2012
I stuck with a more simple, rustic look throughout the house, that worked well with my recent living room makeover.
A living room filled with furniture and a coffee table
I lined up some candles in mason jars for a simple, sweet Advent “non-wreath.
Candles on a table
Candles on a table
A simple green wreath and a few snowflake lights (Ikea) offer a hint of Christmas in the corner of the room.
Lamp with Christmas decor in corner of 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!)
Christmas decor sitting on top of a table
Across the room you will find my mantel, with the centerpiece being my Industrial Film Reel Wreath.
A close up of a film reel wreath
Details on the mantel here.
A living room with a Christmas tree and fireplace with stockings
 My children decorated our Christmas tree.
It’s not perfect, but they love it (and so do I).
A little girl and little boy standing next to a christmas tree
A christmas tree in a living room
Moving on just slightly to the left is the dining room.
A dining table with decor
Decorative bottles
I absolutely LOVE my “rustic glam” centerpiece.
Close up of ornaments and pinecones
A dining room table
Pinecones and branches in a basket
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.
A christmas tree in a room
Christmas cookie cutters and red Dollar Store glitter ornaments adorn this little tree.
A close up of a christmas tree
On the kitchen sideboard sits my grandmother’s nativity.
Christmas chalkboard print on a wall, vase with ornaments and a Nativity scene
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.
A close up of a decorative Santa
I tied one of the Shiny Brites to the barn star that hangs in the kitchen. Sometimes it’s the simplest things.
White barn star with a red ornament
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.
A close up of a kid\'s drawing of a stable
Thanks for stopping by today. I really hope you enjoyed this little glimpse of our home all decked out for Christmas!

Kristin Maxwell

Kristin Maxwell is the creator and main recipe developer, writer, and photographer of Yellow Bliss Road. A self-taught cook and self-appointed foodie, she specializes in easy, flavorful and approachable recipes for any home cook.

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  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. Thank you for sharing your lovely holiday home! I lve the old door with the wreath on it, it caught my eye right away!

  4. 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!

  5. You have created a lovely holiday home for your little ones. It is all pretty but I especially like the rustic glam centerpiece and your living room with that great door backdrop.

  6. 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. What a beautiful set up! I love the pops of color and your vintage bottle centerpiece. Well done! I’m now a follower.