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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.

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.

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.

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

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

And here it is all lit up at night.

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…

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.

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

You can read more about our mantel here.

Our family room opens right up to our kitchen.

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.

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.

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

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

Bailey also showed up for these pictures. However…

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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