Welcome to our 2020 home tour blog hop!
I’m so excited to be joining a group of bloggers for a Christmas Home Tour Blog Hop today. If this is your first visit to my blog, welcome!
I would like to thank Tana from Your Marketing BFF for organizing this tour. I’m honored to be included in this talented group! Some of my favorite home decor bloggers are a part of this so be sure to check their blog links below.
With 2020 being such a crazy year, I decorated with family in mind and really focused on sentimental things. You’ll notice my Grandma’s Christmas dinnerware, family vintage items, and Eric’s traditional blue “Christmas” chair that came out of storage (more on that later!).
We recently welcomed our fourth baby so our house is rarely “pinterest ready”. It was fun to move over the baby gear for a bit and put away the toys to get our home holiday ready. Some toys may have snuck in if you look closely… I found googly eyes in the reindeer moss while I was taking photos! I also found a mask hung on the tree. There’s always surprises with these kiddos.
So, come on in!
“Candy Cane” Room
As soon as we switched the top on our ruggable rug (it’s a two piece rug), the girls renamed our sunroom “the candy cane room”. A rug is usually a big thing to swap out but since these are machine washable, we are used to rolling them up and putting them back down. This red and white rug is perfect for the holidays.
We also hung curtain lights on the windows which make the entire room sparkle at night.
I tried something new this year and hung the garland under the mantel. I love that it frees up the top still and adds a pretty backdrop to the stockings. We ran out of stocking holders so I hung a couple with push pins which worked like a charm.
I love adding real flowers to our tree and since we have a baby this year, baby’s breath was a perfect addition (baby’s breath also dries beautifully).
The star lights were my favorite thing to add to the tree. At night, the tree glows so bright!! I plan to hang the lights in the girls bedroom too after the holidays 🙂
Eric’s blue chair comes out of storage every year for Christmastime. It was “his chair” from his home growing up and he loves bringing it out for the holidays. One day it will get a makeover. I have my eye on this almost indestructible fabric 🙂
I added a little reindeer moss to our orchid (which makes faux florals it look more realistic).
The bows on our kitchen stools were a last minute addition and I love how they turned out! I couldn’t find the “perfect” bow but thankfully a local mom, Made by Michele, was kind enough to make these beautiful bows for us with leftover ribbon from our tree.
The counter stools were my favorite purchase of 2020. It was an easy update to give our entire kitchen a fresh look.
Right off the kitchen, we have our dining room. I love that when I’m cooking or washing dishes I have a view of our “sweet tree”. The kids loved decorating it with me. It’s filled with dried lemons, limes and oranges. We even tried hanging dried dragonfruit for ornaments!
Our office doubles as my first graders classroom during the day. There are french doors so she has her own space yet I can keep an eye on her 🙂 I’m also homeschooling my 4 year old and 2 year old and thankfully we have plenty of built-in cabinets that house all the school supplies.
My 4 year old started reading last week which was a very proud moment for me as a mom, and her teacher!!
Our dining room is like my achilles heel for our house. We took down the wallpaper earlier this year and I have yet to find something I love for the walls. I’m okay with blank walls for a bit because it highlights our new light fixture. I am in the mindset now of waiting until we find something that we really love vs just hanging up decor just to have something on the walls.
I love bringing out my Grandma’s Christmas plates every year. The champagne bucket that holds the flowers was also my grandparents. It was their “silver” gift for their 25th wedding anniversary. Another nod to my grandparents is the Andes mints which were one of their favorites.
Almost all the candle holders on our table were from our wedding 7 years ago. The scalloped placemats are new. They are waterproof and easy to wash 🙂
And that’s a wrap!
Thank you for joining us today and happy holidays all ~
And be sure to check out all the other Christmas Home Tours below!