We spend most of our days in the den and kitchen and I pull out all the stops to make these two rooms as fun and festive as possible!!
The tree in our family room holds all of our favorite ornaments. From little snowmen crafted by tiny hands to ornaments carried home from special vacations, this tree is loaded with memories. It is always a joy to unbox them at the start of each Christmas season!
The stockings are collected from Ballard Designs over the years. I love that they have carried this line for so long so that we could add on as our family grew! I think Elsa’s fifth stocking completed everything.
The tartan pillows were from Home Goods. I keep a stack of Christmas books right by the fire all season long.
The wood monograms on the stockings are from Scrappin Plus.
The coffee table gets a festive flower arrangement and a bowl of mints. You can see here that I’ve swapped out all of my frames with Santa pictures. I keep them in the frame year round… just behind the regular picture so it’s really easy to do. I have finished out the den already so I think this year’s pic will be framed on my bedside table. Get all of my tips and tricks for arranging flowers in THIS VIDEO!
I add greenery everywhere I can think of. I also use pheasant feathers in the den and entry.
Just like at Halloween, the banquette gets a puzzle for Christmas too! This one is from the Disney Store. I’ve been burning my Christmas Belle candle from Anthology Candles all month and it is DELIGHTFUL!
The monogrammed tartan mugs are from the Dixie Delights Shop.
You wouldn’t think of my everyday color scheme as one that would look good at Christmas, but I think all of the red seamlessly layers in!
Now, moving into the kitchen I continue with the traditional Christmas colors.
I swap out off of our Blue Willow with the quintessential Spode Christmas Tree china! This was on our wedding registry and we started out with all the basics. Each year, Mother and Daddy-O usually add a few specialty pieces to our collection.
I collected mini Spode ornaments at Home Goods for a few years. Long enough to fill up this mini tree (that I forgot to turn on in this pic!).
All those treats make them thirsty, so I set up a hot chocolate, apple cider and coffee bar with my Keurig. These mugs are available in the Dixie Delights Shop.
Over in the breakfast room side of the kitchen, I swag greenery from the chandelier and sconces and continue with the tartan.
I like to keep the centerpiece on the kitchen table simple and portable. We use this table for dining, games and more all season so being able to move the runner and large platter easily out of the way is a must.
Last but not least, Elsa got festive tartan bowls for the season.
There’s not much I love more than having our home decorated for the holidays! The next stop on the tour will be the living room and dining room!
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