2015 Christmas Home Tour

Welcome to my Christmas home tour!  A big thank you to Jennifer Rizzo for hosting the Holiday Housework again this year!  I am so honored to be a part of such an amazing tour with such talented bloggers!  And a big shout out to Joss & Main for sponsoring our tour this year!  I love all the beautiful decor items they provided!  If you’re stopping over from East Coast Creative, welcome!  Monica is super talented and her Christmas decor doesn’t disappoint!  (If you haven’t checked it out yet, be sure to take a look – here.) Holiday house walk East Coast Creative 22 Do you ever decorate when no one is home just so that you can actually enjoy it for a few minutes before your little ones rip it apart?  No?  ‘Cause that’s totally my life right now with a 2.5 & 5 year old!  Oh, and two cats and a dog!  Haha!  I had most of my Christmas decor up for about a week now, but before I put the finishing touches on it, I waited till at least one of the kids was out of the house.  I wasn’t risking anything being pulled out of place before I snapped some pictures.  My youngest just followed me around while I finished up.  Just wait…you’ll see her! Okay, so before anything falls out of place…here we go! Vintage, rustic, cozy Christmas decor I kind of recycled some of my decor from last year and just added some new pieces to freshen it up.  These cute embroidery hoops were a project that took me for.ev.er to make last year, but they were so worth every last stitch!  I actually kept them up all year and just moved them for Christmastime! Embroidered Christmas tree hoop art And before we get too much farther…here’s my little photobomber herself!  She really was so good the whole time I took pictures!  She did great! My silly photobomber! These stockings have a major cozy factor, don’t they.  They’re so darn cuddly! Cozy plaid Christmas stockings Faux Christmas mantel with stockings, garland, and evergreen tree embroidery hoops Christmas tree embroidery hoop art Moving across the living room…this is probably my favorite part of the tour!  I loved setting this area up.  I was going going for kind of a cozy lodge feel this year.  The last couple years I’ve done very little with red, so this year, I went all out.  I really do think the red just adds that pop of Christmas.  And how cute are those little toy sleighs under the secretary from Joss & Main?  They’re so whimsical and festive!  I love them! Vintage, cozy, lodge Christmas decor These faux wood stools are so cool, too!  They’re super lightweight so even the kids can move them around if they want to use them as a seat!  I love the rustic touch they add to our home!  And my hubby’s boots made a little cameo!  They were on the floor and I had friends coming over one night, so I just plopped them on a stool.  They looked so good I kept them there! Vintage lodge Christmas decor I included a bit of my nativity scene this year (the most important parts!).  Since moving here a few years ago, I’ve never found a good place to put it, but have always wanted it displayed.  This year, I was determined to find the perfect spot for it and I think I finally did!  We don’t have a lot of large, flat surfaces in our home, but the secretary worked perfectly for both displaying and keeping it safe from the kiddos!  I’m so glad I got to put it up, too, because as the pastor said at church this week, it’s not just the Christmas season, it’s “Jesus’ birthday season”!  Really, would we have a reason for all this celebration and decorating without the true meaning of Christmas?  (Oh, and don’t worry, Joseph is hiding behind Mary…I didn’t forget about him!) Vintage Christmas decor I really love that I got to incorporate my DIY Christmas tree sign this year, too!  It’s one of my absolute favorite DIY projects I’ve ever done and it fits just right with this year’s rustic theme! Fresh Cut Christmas Trees sign decor Red skis in vintage, rustic Christmas decor Vintage, cozy, lodge Christmas decor I shared most of my dining room with you the other day when I showed off my new curtains from Prospect + Vine!  These curtains have made such an impact in this room!  I love how cozy, yet dressy they make the room feel now.  You can check out more details about them here. Christmas dining room decor Rustic Christmas decor Christmas swag decor Before we head back into the living room I wanted to share our “new” pantry door with you!  We just got it done a couple weeks ago and couldn’t be happier with it!  It was just a plain, flat, white door before, but the hubby and I added trim and paint to give it a much more dramatic look.  I love the depth it adds the room.  You can see more about how we’ve been updating the doors in our house here.  It is really one of the best house decisions we’ve made so far! Dark grey painted doors & cotton Christmas wreath And now on to the tree!  I went super simple with our tree this year.  I wanted it to have a cozy feeling, so I knitted this “scarf garland” which only took me about 3 months!  Well, not really, but it certainly felt that way!  It started reminding me of my evergreen embroidery hoops that I made last year.  I don’t know why I choose knitting/embroidery projects this time of year.  Must be a cozy thing!  Either way, I love the warmth the “scarf” gives the tree!  Makes me want to take it off and wrap it around my own neck!  I’m sure the kids want to, too! Cozy red and white Christmas tree with tree stand box Red & white Christmas tree with knitted scarf garland Red and white Christmas decor I tucked one of our (insanely awesome) sleeping bags in our tree stand box this year.  The inside of the sleeping bag is red & black buffalo check, so I just unzipped it, turned it inside out, and stuffed it in the box.  I still love having the box over a tree skirt.  For some reason our cats are attracted to tree skirts and love to ruin them.  They never touch anything we have in the box, though, so it works much better for us!  And it’s much more, you guessed it, cozy! Red and black buffalo check Christmas tree skirt blanket Okay, well, since I’m on cozy overload now, I’m just going to grab a seat on my couch and snuggle up with this gorgeous new grain sack inspired pillow from Joss & Main.  It looks pretty cozy, right?! Pretty red grain sack pillow But you have more touring to do, so hop to it!  Next stop on our holiday house walk is Jen Wagner!  I love her simplistic style and can’t wait to check out her beautiful Christmas decor! Holiday housewalk Jennifer Wagner 2015   Be sure to check out Good Housekeeping and our Good Housekeeping Pinterest board for lots more holiday decor inspiration!  And check out my previous Christmas home tours below. Beautiful big wreath on rustic barn wood

Christmas Home Tour 2014

Faux Christmas mantel

Christmas Home Tour 2013

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    • Allison @ The Golden Sycamore says

      Yep! They’re from Michael’s! They’re so cute and cuddly! You should definitely go pick some up! :) Thanks for stopping by!

    • Allison @ The Golden Sycamore says

      Thanks, Lisa! It was seriously one of my favorite design choices! I love the depth it adds to the room! I say go for it! :)

  1. Kristin says

    The long knit “scarf” on the tree and the sleeping bag are my favorite parts!!!!!! Your embroidery hoops are also so sweet.

  2. says

    Wow! Your tour is absolute perfection! The perfect combo of festive but not to done up! I so appreciate that! I have a 5 and almost two year old so I also have a lot of help in the rearranging Christmas decor department;)

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