Our Christmas Home Tour 2013

Jennifer Rizzo's holiday housewalk link party. Link up your home for a chance to be in next years house walk.

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Like most of all of you, I love decorating my home for Christmas.
And this year I have a new home to decorate, since we moved in last February.
I always try to make our home feel warm and cheery for the holidays.
We got a big snow storm come in over the weekend,  so now it feels even more festive around here.


So come on in and make yourselves at home.

When you first walk in you are greeted into our living areas. The dining room is to the left and the living room is to the right. 
 ( I plan to paint this room after Christmas, I'm leaning towards the color around the french doors. I wish I had gotten it finished before I started decorating.  So try to picture it all in that nice fresh color). 

The Living room has old french doors that lead you into our office/sun room.

As you can see I brought in my vintage skis, which were from my lovely grandmothers house when she past.  They are special to me and I bring them out every Christmas.

 Now back into the living room, this is where I have done most of the decorating.  This year I wanted to go with a Nordic theme.

My mother in law knitted us the adorable red and green sweater pillow.  I'm in LOVE with it.
She also knitted us a long white chain that goes around our tree. I had attempted it myself, but it turned into a knotted mess, so I had her take over.....  she just whipped it right out, she's good!


Here is our Christmas tree.
I shared how to make the tree skirt HERE


Around the tree is the knitted chain as well as a red and white checkered ribbon, that feels very Nordic to me.
And here are a few new ornaments I picked up half off at Hobby Lobby.

 I also framed a few of my favorite winter pictures of the boys.

The boy's hung their favorite ornaments on the tree,  Angry birds!

I always have fun decorating the mantel for Christmas.

It all started with this village I made.  I found a kit at a yard sale over the summer and knew I wanted to created a Christmas scene with it.  So I have been busy building, gluing and painting the little houses.  I can see how it could be a fun hobby for some,  but for me I found it too time consuming and tedious. I do not have patients for these kinds of things. But in the end, I think they look adorable.

I then added a few wreaths, a strand of snowflakes on the same red and white checkered ribbon, some book page tree's and a few other Christmas decorations.

It's nice to have an outlet on the fireplace wall, perfect for hanging up our lighted wreath.  I can turn it on and off with a switch. 


A crate of pine cones sits in front of the fireplace as well as a box of wood.  One of these days we will have a fire in that fireplace, we're just a little bit weary of doing it for the first time.

I put together a quick table setting using some of our nutcrackers.

And then in the kitchen I set up a hot cocoa stations, which is getting lots of use by my boys. They need their hot cocoa every time when coming in from playing in the snow.

I also decorated my bedroom for Christmas, you can see more of it in this post HERE 

And that is about it for my Christmas decorating. 

Today I am linking up to Jennifer Rizzo's Holiday Housewalk, which I enjoy every year. So many beautiful homes decorated for the Holiday's. Did you all have a chance to see them all?  If not you can catch up HERE.

Come join in on the fun, and share your home in the Holiday House Walk Linky Party. 

Jennifer Rizzo's holiday housewalk link party. Link up your home for a chance to be in next years house walk.

Happy Holidays!


  1. Holidays are more exciting since we're given the chance to redesign our homes! Your white paint is actually perfect for the season since it can be associated with the snow. Hehe! You've done a great job on the decorations, Emily! Happy holidays!

  2. It looks so lovely and festive, I love your little village! I'm very jealous of your snow, can't wait to take the kids out for a play :)
    Hope you all have a lovely Christmas xx

  3. It looks beautiful Emily. I love the vintage skis. I'm so jealous you've got snow! We've just got rain!

  4. Your home looks wonderful! Love the sweater pillows your MIL made! I also love the chalkboard near your tree!

  5. Your home looks so pretty and ready for the holidays. Love the red and white Nordic theme and the cosy knit pieces. The skis are even more special because of the memories that go with them. Thanks for sharing the tour and Merry Christmas.

  6. What a pretty home! Love the vintage skis. And the pooch is cute, too!

  7. I like your home decorations for Christmas. Thanks for your wonderful post.

  8. I love every detail! You have so much talent! Absolutely gorgeous. And I am so impressed you built that village!

  9. The mantel is fantastic! Thanks for sharing your home!

  10. Love Love Love it all!! Your mantel is great and I love the hits of red, the paperstacked trees are awesome....great job!

  11. I love every bit of your Christmas decor. It's so pretty and cozy and perfect. Thanks for sharing and inspiring me.

  12. Wow Emily!!! So beautiful!!! I love your home, the light is stunning & your decorating is stunning, love all of your touches!!! the ski's-awesome!! Happy Holidays Friend!!!

  13. Thank you for this home tour. You have beautiful house. It's feel like I'm visiting your house right now.

    Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for a Happy New Year!
    Bring you Good wishes of happiness.

    Sorry for greeting you earlier,, just don't want miss saying this.
    By the way, I'm Clotee. It's my first time visiting your blog. I am blogger too, and now try my best luck to open an e-shop. Nice to know you.


  14. Your home is so wonderful!!! I love how you have decorated it - just so warm, welcoming and cozy!! Happy Holidays!!!

  15. Your beautiful home looks so pretty decked for the holidays, you've done a lovely job!

  16. What a beautiful home you have! It's just my style. :)
    Okay, I know this is going to sound strange - but in the photo of your dog laying down I first thought he was a walrus (his ears would be the eyes and his eyes the nostrils) Strange optical illusion, but if you can see it I wanted to share! haha

  17. Emily I so enjoyed this tour. Your home is so pretty, festive and playful all at the same time. You have done a wonderful job. There is so much that I love but I have to say the mantel display as a whole and the white glitter houses steal the show for me. It's perfection!

  18. 🎅Me encantan las fotografías, trasmiten, son geniales. Ha estado un regalo el visitar tu bloc, te invito visitar el mio y si te gusta espero que te hagas seguidora.🎁

  19. Loved your Christmas décor! I'm a fan of red and white Nordic style myself. I love how you styled your mantel and the ribbon you used on your tree. So many good ideas!

  20. Your living room is my idea of a perfectly decorated Christmas room!

  21. I love love love your home! I can see why you love your grandma's skis so much. How special to bring them out once a year, like you do.... :)
    xox, Crystelle

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