Good morning! I am excited to share my living and dining rooms today as part of the annual A Stroll Thru Life Christmas Home Tour. If you are joining me from Follow the Yellow Brick Home, Welcome, Y’all!!
I’m a wife and mom to two awesome boys and I work as a travel agent specializing in Disney destinations. I hope you will continue to follow along as I decorate, travel, create and celebrate all the little moments in life.
For now, it’s on with the show!
Today wraps up the downstairs on my holiday home tour! I’m a huge fan of a collected tree over a styled tree, but every tree has a time and place, right?! In our home, the living room tree has a color scheme – silver, gold and aqua. I do it here because we don’t spend a lot of time in this room and I wanted a tree that could be seen from the street and the foyer, but that didn’t require finding new things for it every year.
On the antique secretary, I keep a collection of my boy’s Santa pics from through the years. I always use them in my den and kitchen, but now that we are on year 15, I needed more space to show them all!
I also have my Grandma-O’s Christmas music box displayed here. I remember this in her home when I was really little and am honored to proudly display it in my home now.
My mom, sister and I made the nativity canvas out of oyster shells last Christmas. You can see it here!
Outside of the tree, I haven’t done much in the living room in Christmases past. Just some greenery on the sconces, really.
I also keep my beloved Christmas pyramid from my Adventures by Disney Germany trip in the living room. I bought this in the charming town of Rothenburg and love it as much here at home as I did abroad. I cleared the usual items off of the coffee table and just did stacks of Christmas books for another change.
Now, we will head in to the dining room!
Moving along to the dining room, it is back to traditional Christmas colors! I collected the plaid runner and napkins from Homegoods over the course of a few years. I sprinkled a little snow down the center of the table as well.
I used the soup tureen from my china for the centerpiece, and just added flowers and Christmas greenery. I’ve had the silver reindeer for eons and use champagne collars for their fur stoles.
I don’t keep the table set like that in perpetuity, but I know readers like to see table settings for ideas. So do I!! After we’ve used the table for Sunday Supper or what not, I leave the runners, centerpiece and reindeer. It is just as festive! When the flowers die, I usually replace them with a rosemary tree that I can plant outside later or a poinsettia in the tureen.
I picked up satin finish red ornaments at Michael’s this year, and used a gold sharpie to add each family member’s name. We used these at our family Thanksgiving and my mom took them home to reuse again at her house on Christmas. After that, everyone can take their ornament for their tree!
I love a candlelight dinner and wanted to show you how everything glitters ask night starts to fall!
My favorite in this room is the nativity. It’s one of the very first Christmas decorations I ever purchased, over 20 years ago. It is so beautifully detailed and the manger has a small light that I love turning on in the evenings.
The next stop on the tour is bound to be colorful and fabulous… hop on over to Hymns & Verses!
A Stroll Thru Life Holiday Home Tour
Monday December 9th
Tuesday December 10th
Wednesday December 11
Thank you so very much for joining me today!
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