I cannot believe it's Christmas Eve Eve! I wasn't sure this post would actually happen, but I realized I wanted to do two things before Christmas actually arrives. First, I want to say a big heart-felt thank you for following along with what I've been sharing for the past four months! I wasn't sure what to expect when I got back into blogging, but so far so good. I love having a creative space in my own tiny little corner of the universe. And I've loved interacting with so many fun people!
Second, I wanted to share just a little bit of the rest of our Christmas home. I like having a record of what I've done from year to year, so this will remind me when I start planning for next year, what worked and what didn't. Also, I hope you might get an idea or two that you'll want to tuck away for another year!
This Christmas season, I've already shared a couple of DIY's, a full dining room tour, a front porch tour, and a full fireplace and mantel area tour. I wanted to throw in a little of the rest of our living room, and then the other areas that are decorated.
At the top of the stairway you can see a window frame with vases and tree clippings, and also my painted printers tray filled with bottle brush trees. It's a whimsical sight as you're walking up to the second floor.
These blueberry crates are a permanent fixture on our living room wall and the décor changes 5-6 times a year. I have to say, I really did love going with all the traditional reds and greens in the living room this year!
The kitchen was a lot more understated than usual. I LOVED it though. I'll let you take your own tour here...
I couldn't resist putting a little tree in the pantry. Blues and greens together make my heart happy!
I had way too much fun sprucing up the guest room, especially knowing we'd actually have a guest for Christmas! My mom is flying in this morning and I know she'll appreciate all the vintage Christmas.
The little tree is decorated with mini vintage Santa mugs. I smile every time I look at them.
And yes, even the bathroom got a little spruce!
Last but not least, the hallway. These It's a Wonderful Life prints have been hanging here for 5 months. My original plan was to make a gallery wall for one of our family's favorite movies, but I realized after living with it, that the bottom two prints need to go somewhere else and the big print needs to move down. I'll play around with it after Christmas. But I love that a touch of Christmas stays with us year round!
And these crates at the end of the hallway hold all our Christmas books. Now these do NOT stay year round, but it sure was great having easy access to them all season.
I hope you enjoyed seeing a few other nooks and crannies of our Christmas home. I'm excited for the new year, and ideas are swirling for this little blog!
So with that, I wish you a Merry Christmas, from my village home to your city, suburban, village, or country home! See you soon!