Our Christmas Home Tour

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This is our entry…

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I have placed our Nativity here for the first time and I quite like it there.

It is our tradition to not put out Jesus until we return from Christmas Eve mass.  Our kids love running home and putting him in his place.

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Today, we have a guest appearance from Bailey Rose.  She quite insisted on posing in some of the shots.

Our entry is right next to our living room where our tree is.

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We had to do some rearranging to get the tree in.

It is not as pretty of a layout, but it makes it such that we can all sit and enjoy the tree.

This is especially important for Christmas morning.

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We knew when we added the bookcases in here, it would adjust the tree placement, but I love it in here just the same.

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My girls may be a little big for this, but I did ask them to sit by the tree for me.

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And here it is all lit up at night.

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Next, is our dining room.  You can see more of our dining room here.

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That brings us to our family room…

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This is where we spend a lot of our time.

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I found these little houses last year at TJ Maxx.  The metal “trees” are bed springs found at the property of Grandfather.  You can read more about that here.

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I added some comfortable and colorful pillows to the sofas and chair.

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You can read more about our mantel here.

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Our family room opens right up to our kitchen.

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You can read more about our casual Christmas table here.

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In our kitchen, I decided to not incorporate the reds and focus on blues and greens that work with our collection of Liberty Blue and Friendly Village Transferware.

I didn’t add a lot, just a few details to brighten things up.  You can read more about our kitchen this Christmas here.

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My vintage blue canning jars are still in the transom window, but I added some green felt ribbon (found at Michael’s) and some green stars.

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I added a mixture of potted evergreens and cut greens to my vintage ironstone pitchers.

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I added the same ribbon inside my cabinets, the green stars and some moss birds.

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Bailey also showed up for these pictures.  However…

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This is what she looked like after she broke ornaments she was sniffing at.

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Our basement family room is all decked out for Christmas as well.

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This space has a TV zone, a bar zone, a kid zone and a workout zone.

It is the best of all worlds!

This our TV area with a nice big couch for all of us to stretch out on.

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We hung cozy stocking by the bar and lots of extra blankets for keeping warm in front of the TV.

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Our vintage maple syrup sign is down here.  You can read more about that vignette here.

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The kid zone is full of craft supplies and is where Rudolph lives this time of year.

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The workout room is just that – a workout room, so I didn’t photograph that!

If you want to see more of our tree and that fun box down here, you can read here.

Last, I want to share the Christmas tree in my daughter’s room.  Last year, we put this in the basement.  And yes, I have two daughters and only put a tree in one room.  Why you ask?  The reality is at this point and time, my youngest daughter sleeps in her sister’s room every night, so this seemed like the perfect year to do this and they have really enjoyed it.

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It is adequately packed with bright and sparkly ornaments bought on clearance over the past few years.  It works perfectly with her newly bright and colorful room.

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I had something I was working on in our bedroom, if I get it done, I will be sure to add it.

If not, such as it goes.

I will be sharing at some of the parties found here and at The Shabby Creek Cottage and…

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and

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Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed the tour.

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  1. Everything is just lovely. You’re home is beautiful. I’m a new follower, as well as a new blogger. So glad I found your blog. (via pinterest)

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  2. You are never too old for a photo op by the Christmas tree! Your whole house is gorgeous. I’ve become obsessed with transferware and am on the hunt for some of my own =)

  3. It’s all so pretty Laura! I bought those same houses at TJ Maxx last year. I display them on my porch. And I have a collection of blue dishes. I especially love to use them for Thanksgiving, love the blue with the fall colors. I really love the blue mason jars in your kitchen window, I think I book marked that from last year. All of it is just so pretty!

  4. I hopped over from The Inspired Room – I enjoyed looking at your Liberty Blue dishes. I have service for 21, but you have a few things that I need to collect yet 🙂

  5. Everything is gorgeous – you have a lovely home and I love your dogs name too – as its my baby’s middle name. thank you so much for sharing it with us all . Nat

  6. The house looks beautiful Laura! Love your basement, I had never seenit before. Picture of the girls would be a great card, you have really mastered the camera! Merry Christmas to
    all!

  7. I so enjoyed your home tour. Your home is welcoming and so cozy in the family room. I would love to enjoy that roaring fire on a cold day. Gorgeous.

  8. Such a pretty house!!! I love all of it! The Sleigh Ride is really nice. 🙂 Where did you get the Maple Syrup sign??? I LOVE It! We are from New England so it brings a smile to my face.

  9. Such a beautiful home. I collect Liberty blue too 🙂 So much creativity and love of home. Thank you for sharing it was a joy to see 🙂

  10. Such a warm and inviting home. Such a wonderful family that is a blessed gift to our world. You all “light up my life!”
    Your most heartfelt follower,
    Mom

  11. What a beautiful tree and a lovely, inviting home! Your basement looks cozy as well, and I’m totally coveting your fire and fireplace right at this moment as we don’t have one (but it’s on our “someday” list) and my hands are freezing! 😉 Blessings and Merry Christmas!

  12. Oh my goodness, I love every room! The photo of your girls by the tree is amazing! I love how you have a wreath hung over the painting by your fireplace. What part of the Michaels did you find the green felt ribbon ? Is it self-stick? Did you make the table in your basement that say “Springfield New York”? What a neat Nativity tradition. You home is my favorite of all the homes I’ve seen on blogs over the years!

  13. lOVE YOUR HOME AND ALL OF THE LIGHT ! Those old mason jars are so pretty. Love the fat tree. Love the grouping of ornaments too. Pretty home!

  14. Laura,
    You had me at “Joy to the World” and that electric globe (I have one too). Your house/blog is amazing. Love your Christmas tour – those canning jars, vintage ornaments (I have a collection), that white tree (you’re putting me to shame – decorating your basement)! Love it all! I read a bit further into your blog and we have lots in common. I was also a Marketing major and I always wished I could sing (ever since the 8th grade nun told me to mouth the words)! We are neighbors – I live in NJ and am now your latest follower.
    Kelly

  15. I love your family room. I like decorating with a rustic woodsy winter theme so things dont have to be put away right after Christmas- more like winter decorations instead of Christmas. Thank for showing us your beautiful home.

  16. Your home is totally gorgeous, definitely like a dream home, and your kitchen, (drool) so so pretty! I love that cute tree in your lower level family room too!! I love your house! Merry Christmas!

  17. Wow…..what a beautiful home, Laura! LUV your big windows in your family room. It just looks so cozy in there! And sweet Bailey Rose is quite chic in her French toile scarf! 🙂

    xoxo laurie

  18. Your home and holiday decorating are just beautiful. I love how your kitchen looks so festive, even without the traditional touches of red.
    And all three of your girls are just precious.

    Thanks so much for the house tour. You really have created something very special.

  19. So strange! I came through on twitter and now I see that I came through from the nester yesterday! I love the baubles on the table and your beautiful dog.

    Your house is so full of festive joy!

  20. Love, love, love your home. It’s so welcoming and cozy….and so tastefully decorated, even your dog!

    Well done….thanks so much for sharing! :))

    Lisa

  21. you didn’t miss one single detail in decorating your home for Christmas..

    I found you from the inspired room, and I am so glad that I did.

    LOVE your home and your style…..your home is JUST beautiful.

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  23. stopped over from the inspired room your home is beautiful love the family and kitchen room. what an inspiration. may we see more possibly the mater bedroom and bath.

  24. Oh, my! Your home looks so beautiful all dressed up for Christmas!
    I’m popping over from Debbiedoos Pinning Party and I’m pinning you.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia 😉