Hello and welcome to our home!

I am so very excited to share our Christmas home tour today as part of the lovely Jennifer Rizzo’s Holiday Homewalk 2012.

We are the final stop following the lovely Paige Knudsen.

If you are following along the tour and this is your first time here – welcome!

I want to thank Jennifer so much for including our home and allowing me to share it all with you and “invite you in”!

I hope you have enjoyed all of the homes and we are all so thankful that you have followed along with us. It is quite an honor to be part of such a beautiful group of homes for this year’s Housewalk.

Finding Home Holiday Housewalk Front EntryJennifer Rizzo's Holiday House Tour Stop 21

If you have never been here before, I am Laura and I live with my sweet and handsome Hubby and my two lovable girls, Sunshine and Peanut in the Hudson Valley of New York.

family photo in color Now lets get to the tour!

At our entry, I decided to go a little non-traditional and put my endless collection of galvanized buckets to use.

Finding Home Holiday Housewalk Galvanized Tree

And I applied the same principal to my stack of toolboxes that I have a love affair with.

Finding Home Holiday Housewalk Toolbox Tree

Our dining room is set for a casual and comfortable meal with candles and boxwood greens…

Finding Home Holiday Housewalk Dining Room to Hall

Finding Home Dining Table Finding Home Holiday Housewalk Dining Hutch

Our little tree, is artificial, but I filled it in with boxwood cuttings and set in in a galvanized container. The “ornaments” are actually place setting cards.

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Finding Home Holiday Housewalk Dining Room into Living Room

Our living room is one of my favorite spaces and where we open our presents and relax on Christmas morning.

Finding Home Holiday Housewalk Living Room

Finding Home Holiday Housewalk Toleware Noel Tray

There is nothing prettier in my book than a room lit by Christmas tree lights and candles, or...

Finding Home Holiday Housewalk Living Room at Night

the warmth of a fire in our family room.

Finding Home Holiday Housewalk Family Room at Night Finding Home Holiday Housewalk Family Room

Finding Home Holiday Housewalk Family Room from above

Our mantel also serves as our Advent countdown to Christmas.

Finding Home Holiday Housewalk Christmas Mantel

Finding Home Holiday Housewalk Advent Calendar

I used a mixture of artificial and real evergreens, but my favorite are the two lemon Cyprus trees I placed in some vintage crocks.

Finding Home Holiday Housewalk Family Room Sidetable

My quirky sense of humor shows up on our coffee table with my '”cow-deer”.

Finding Home Holiday Housewalk Coffee Table Cowdeer

A few years ago, I planned to meet my husband in Paris for the weekend – he was already there, hotel was booked by his company, we had the miles to fly me over and the babysitter was all lined up.

Except I never made it…

That was the weekend the volcano exploded and all of the airports were shut down. If you were in Newark airport that night – I was the girl crying at the Paris gate when they officially shut the Paris airport down.

Hubby, all by himself went to the flea market I wanted to go to and brought me back these postcards – they are some of my favorite things. But don't worry too much, we went back the following year when he was traveling for business again - and he took he to three flea markets!

Finding Home Holiday Housewalk Coffee Table Photos

I finally found the perfect spot for our nativity and I mixed it with a gold, silver and rustic woods.

Finding Home Housewalk Nativity Finding Home Housewalk Angels

This is the console across from out kitchen table. I keep craft supplies, paper, crayons, etc. for my girls. It seemed the perfect spot for a Christmas barn full of animals.

Finding Home Holiday Housewalk Christmas Farm

I don’t put a lot of decor in the kitchen to keep things functional – but I still wanted to bring in some bright touches.

Finding Home Holiday Housewalk Christmas Kitchen

Finding Home Holiday Housewalk Kitchen Island

Finding Home Housewalk Kitchen Shelf

Finding Home Holiday Housewalk Christmas Kitchen Window

Holiday Housewalk Hot Chocolate Station

On our kitchen table my husband’s truck from when he was a boy – filled with greenery and vintage ornaments.

The table was made by my father-in-law the year we bought our house – you can still the imprint on the table where my older daughter was learning to write the letter Z.

Finding Home Holiday Housewalk Vintage Truck and Ornaments copy

We take turns each year with the white tree in terms of who’s room it goes in. This year, with a Joy to the World theme, it is my younger daughter’s room.

Finding Home Holiday Housewalk Joy to the World Christmas Tree

My super talented friend Erin Witkowski of Eve's Wish Photography took these photos (except for the outdoor and kitchen ones - that is whey they aren't as good!)

And that concludes the tour to my home and the Housewalk for 2012!

But no worries, if you missed anything (or you want to see anything again!), you can start right at the beginning.

Thank you so much for following along!

P.S. I am also sharing over at The Inspired Room and The Cottage Magpie