Christmas Home Tour 2014

Hey everyone, welcome to my Christmas home tour! Pull up a chair, grab yourself a cup of hot cocoa and enjoy the photos. I’m going to try and keep the chit chat to a minimum (although that’s not the easiest thing for me to do!). This Christmas I’ve gone a little bit glam and a little bit rustic and a little bit classic. Enjoy the tour!

UPDATE – See the 2015 Tour HERE!

Beautiful Christmas home decor

Each year I stare at my dining room table and before long I have an epiphany. It never seems to pan out though and I’m stuck playing around with it and making all kinds of changes over and over. This year wasn’t like that – I had a vision, and I managed to pull it off just as I pictured it. It’s super simple and I’m loving it.

Juniper Cranberry and Epsom Salt centerpiece

The centerpieces are my favorite – So simple, just using fresh elements like cranberries and fresh cut juniper branches from my yard. The bottom layer is just Epsom Salt, which, if you’ve seen other Christmas posts from the past few years, you know I use a lot. It’s looks so festive with them all lined up in a row!

Cranberry Juniper and Epsom Salt Centerpieces

In between the cranberry jars are smaller jars with Epsom Salt and candles. I purposely bought the tan ones to offer a contrast against the white. It just looks so beautiful all lit up in the evening.

tablescape christmas

I bought the table runner a couple of years ago at Target. I love the little bit of glam added by the gold foil snowflakes, and the rustic touch of the neutral toned plaid. The sparkly gold tablecloth is new from Target this year.

christmas tablescape

The rattan chargers are from World Market last year, and the Santa plates that I pined over for a month before finally taking the plunge and purchasing them, are from Pottery Barn. I love the juxtaposition of the rustic chargers with the classic vintage look of the plates.

Christmas table setting 2

Simple twine was wrapped around the rolled up ticking stripe napkins, also from World Market. I stuck some juniper in there as well, to tie in with the centerpieces.

Christmas table setting

pretty christmas table setting

dining room christmas

 

I love to add seasonal decor to my chalk painted hutch. The hutch was my grandmother’s and I painted it several years ago because I love it so much (just wasn’t loving the icky brown color!). I place my seasonal dishes and mugs, and create a few vignettes with statues and random pieces that I’ve collected over the years. Faux pine branches line the shelves, and ornaments add a pop of color.

 

christmas dining room

 

I am in love with the red striped pillow from H & M. I can’t believe it took my until now to discover they have an online home store!

christmas hutch decor 2

christmas hutch decor

Adjacent to the dining room is the living room, the gathering place, where we have our family movie nights and play board games on the floor.

christmas table

Christmas decor living room

See more about my Christmas tree (that I absolutely LOVE – HERE).

I created a chalkboard print with one of our favorite Christmas stories. I decided not to offer it as a free printable because of the potential copyright issues.

Twas the Night Before Christmas Chalkboard

My cozy wicker Ikea chair got a little cozier with the addition of my favorite gray blanket (a Goodwill Target find!) and a new pillow from H & M.

Ikea ratan chair

Cozy Fireplace seat

Brown paper packages tied up with string

Santa's cookie plate

Around the fireplace I added a pop of color with one of my faux poinsettias. Santa’s Mug and Plate wait patiently to be filled with milk and cookies on Christmas Eve.

More fun pillow covers from H & M. Ornaments in the copper strainer are from the Martha Stewart line at Home Depot.

bowl of christmas ornaments

christmas living room at twilight

twilight christmas tree

christmas decor in the dining room

I shared my kitchen the other day, and you can see the whole post HERE. But here are just a few glimpses…

Christmas Kitchen and breakfast nook

Above you can see the table all set up to welcome back our Elf on the Shelf, Buddy. He visits each year right after Thanksgiving and brings all sorts of goodies.

Christmas kitchen around the sink

 

I added simple touches all around to make the space look festive.

Christmas Kitchen Decor Wooden Spoons

 

I think my cozy little snowman in the sleigh might be one of the cutest things in my kitchen. (From Pier One).

Hot Chocolate Station in the kitchen

Well, that’s the tour! I hope you enjoyed your stay.

I’m joining in the fun over at Jen Rizzo’s Holiday Housewalk!

For more Christmas decor posts, be sure to check these out:

Christmas for the Dining Room and Tree in Classic Reds and Rustic Plaids

Christmas 2015 Tour is Now Live!

Rustic Glam Christmas Decor

Rustic Glam Christmas Tree and Mantel

Social media image of Christmas Home Tour 2012

Christmas Home Tour 2012

floral centerpiece for christmas

Christmas 2013 Dining Room 

Simple Christmas Mantel 2

2013 Christmas Mantel and a Free Printable

For all Christmas posts, go HERE.

Christmas Dining Room Decor and Tablescape

Christmas Home Tour 2014 at Yellow Bliss Road

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. I LOVE the epson salt, cranberries & juniper centerpieces but wondered if you can leave out on table all season or the cranberries eventually look/smell bad?
    I guess is this a last minute decoration that doesn’t last long or can it survive the season?
    Thanks so much!

    1. I have used these for up to 3 weeks. You want to check the cranberries and remove any that have turned bad, or change them out completely after a week or so.

    1. This was a while ago, but I want to say they lasted about a month. You do want to make sure to use fresh cranberries, and check daily for spoiled ones.

  2. I know this is an old post, but I just have to say how beautiful your home is…you have a talent for decorating! I’m definitely inspired by your dining room table decor and buying mason jars pronto 🙂

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