My 2014 Holiday Home Tour

After spending weeks decking the halls, I'm now ready to share our Holiday Home Tour with you and I'm so Happy that you stopped by today.

So come on inside and have a look around!
When you first walk into our 1924 cottage you are greeted into a large open living/dining space.
This wall helps to separates the two spaces.  It also acts as the entryway.
I kept the holiday decorating really simple here.  I just added a few wreaths onto the pictures with some pretty red and green plaid ribbon. And then I hung up a snowflake garland. 
Now let's have a look into the living room.
My bull skull got a little festive makeover.  And then the wicker deer on the mantel was actually a thrift store find.  I picked him up months ago knowing he would be perfect on my holiday mantel.

It was my husbands idea to add the extra greenery, and my sons idea to hang the red bulbs onto it.  I'm happy to say that this was a family effort, and not just me taking over on the holiday decorating. I always want my family to be a part in the way our home looks and feels, especially during the holidays.
The living room couch is where my boys and I cuddle in the evenings and read stories. It's been really joyful to have the Christmas tree across the  room to look at.

I love my Christmas tree this year.  I was going for a rustic cabin look. Therefore you will find Lots and Lots of pine cones, some plaid fabric ties,among a few other special ornaments.
The only new ornaments on the tree this year, is this adorable beaded peace one from Pottery barn, and my DIY arrow ornaments that I made using clothespins and bamboo skewers. 
( Instructions can be found HERE)
From the Living room, the french doors lead you into our office/sunroom.
See more of my Jingle bell magnets HERE.
Across from the living room is our dining room.
The dining room has two corner cabinets I like to play around  in.
Now let's head upstairs into our attic bedroom. Such a cozy little space.
Back down stairs, we'll head into the kitchen. 
It the kitchen I just simply added a few touches of Christmas greenery here and there.
It's a bit hard to tell, but in the window are paper snow flakes the boys and I made, as well as a strand of plastic snowflakes. They make me smile as I stand at the sink washing dishes.
 You are welcome to leave out the back door, which recently got painted blue (seen here).
 It was so much fun to have snow when I took these pictures. Wishing it wasn't all melted now.
I'm dreaming of a White Christmas.

Thank you so much for stopping by my home today.  Sorry for the Mass load of pictures, but I hope that you enjoyed them.

Wishing you and your families a Merry Christmas.



  1. It all looks so cosy and is really tastefully decorated. I love it! Very jealous you've got snow too!!

  2. no surprise but i just love your home- it's so cozy and relaxed and just perfect!

  3. Very cozy and perfect for celebrating Christmas with your family. I especially like the corner cabinet arrangements, the pretty crocheted blanket on your bed and the welcoming back porch. Thanks for the tour. I had trouble with photos in our kitchen too due to darker days. After having snow that melted last night and all today it has been snowing with about 20 cm (8 inches) and it's still falling.

  4. wunderschöne inspirationen, danke und liebe grüße von angie

  5. I love your home,,, and I think we share the same wall color...Grey Owl if I am not mistaken. Your touches are simple and in just the right places...perfect country/rustic . Those white candles with the antlers and greenery almost look like a tall glass of cold milk! Hope you will stop by the country for a visit real soon too. Take care

  6. so cute emily! love it all! beautiful photography.

  7. I enjoyed them! You have beautiful taste. I love your decor!

  8. Wow! So many beautiful details! I think everything looks absolutely dreamy!!! And I could just picture you and your boys snuggled up on the couch reading a Christmas book by the light of the tree. Sweet memories in the making for you and your beautiful little family! xoxo

  9. emily , your home is so pretty! it's a perfect backdrop to enjoy the holidays. merry christmas!

  10. Everything looks so pretty- I love your blue door!

  11. beautiful home!!! i love your style
    merry chirstmas!

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