I am so excited to be joining Jennifer Rizzo for her annual Holiday House Walk with 30 talented bloggers. I have already been so inspired since the start of the tour on Monday….more like blown away! You can start the tour HERE. Hopefully you walk away with a little excitement to decorate your home if you haven’t already. Aren’t home tours the best? They make you want to just move things around and look at your home in a new light. If you are taking the walk and came over from Shades of Blue Interiors welcome, she is the DIY Queen, I am so impressed with everything she makes herself!
If you are new to my blog, I am so happy to have you! We are a family of 5 living in an 1100 square foot house in Connecticut, about an hour outside of New York City and a half a mile to the nearest beach. We have lived in this home for almost two years! So crazy to be writing that, we moved all the way from Utah. We made some renovations to the the home right when we moved in and have really enjoyed the home and the charm of it. That being said I have been slowly eliminating a lot of extra Christmas and seasonal decor, in a smaller home there isn’t a lot of room for a lot of extra things. I love to decorate with fresh plants, garlands and wreaths. Come take a look at the main floor of our 1950’s Cape.
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I shared on Instagram how these gold drum tables went from my front room out to the front porch. I have pops of gold and navy throughout our home and love it out here too- a little nautical nod to the beach community we live in.
Our painted piano is right off of our front door. This year I added fresh garland to the banister from our sponsor Wayfair, you can find it HERE. It smells so great and looks beautiful even when it dries.
My girls have been taking piano lessons, I took them as a child too. I love that my oldest can play a couple of Christmas songs. This time of year always inspires me to play- I have taken time to practice and we have been singing some Christmas songs at night. THESE stools are holding Christmas music from when I was a child.
I added the new sign “For unto you is born this day, a Savior who is Christ the Lord.” You can find it HERE. I love that it is in the center of our home, such a great reminder of the reason for the season. I also added the new art from Lindsay Letters, I love the white mountain scene, it reminded me of the mountains in Utah. You can find it HERE (use code Nesting10 for 10% off!).
Two new pink stockings from Target and one gold for our little man- it will be his first Christmas!
We don’t have a fireplace so this tall sideboard gets decorated like one. These two mini flocked trees got jammed with my favorite ornaments that I have collected over the years. I found the two nut crackers- one at Home Goods the other at Good Will. They remind me of my Grandma- she has an amazing collection- I wonder if she will notice if one goes missing this year? hmmmm. I wanted to start collecting them but didn’t find one to add this year.
We don’t have room for a full size tree on our main floor (I did add a full size one upstairs and will share that next week). I kept THESE small flocked trees pretty simple in our bookcase with just some yarn and ribbon wrapped around them with a little touch of pink in this room.
A simple collection of my favorite ornaments in THIS basket on my new ottoman. I moved my other ottoman upstairs- we needed more room on the floor for our 7 month old baby to do baby things all over the place.
I had some extra wallpaper from the ceiling in our master bedroom. I decided to put it on the back of our built in bookcase for a little character and depth. I love how it turned out. I also used some of the leftover wallpaper from our entry wall as wrapping paper this year.
One of my favorite ways to wrap gifts is with yarn strung around over and over with a little fresh pine stuck underneath.
I am really liking tapper candles lately. I remember as a child my mom had candle holders that hung on the wall and held tappers- wax dripped everywhere and left burn marks on the walls…funny memory. Anyways I kept it safe and grouped them all in a white pitcher.
Moving onto our hard-working little eat-in kitchen. I added some more fresh garland from Wayfair HERE this one had some real dried oranges that smelt so good. I added some twinkling lights to it.
The start of our Trader Joe’s Gingerbread house- you should see it today- covered in candy.
I shared my seasonal dishcloth HERE. I might have a little dishcloth obsession. My mother-in-law brought me some dishtowels from her trip- that’s how you know that you are hoarding something when people see it and think of you.
Added THIS cute deer plate with a touch of gold to my plate wall for Christmas- it will probably stay up well into March. I hung a bundle of pine clippings on our door- just wrapped ribbon around the top to create a natural looking swag.
You can find more details on my kitchen HERE.
We are starting our countdown today! December 1st, the girls are so thrilled. You can read what we put inside and sources for everything HERE.
Our master bedroom did get a few little Christmas/ Winter touches. I love to add the lights on our headboard. I did this last year too- but I used fresh garland and pine needles were not too fun in our bed. I found this real looking garland from Wayfair HERE, I like the little white berries mixed in.
Isn’t that pillow the sweetest? The birds on the pine branches really pulled it all together- sometimes that is all you need- one key item. You can find the pillow HERE.
I tried out the pillow on this chair- it is reversible. I can’t decide what way I like it more!
Finn’s nursery even got a little festive touch. The little tree art reminds me of the Grinch (find it HERE). I added some fresh green picks above his Love you art, some Christmas books and a little tiny white tree…simple.
Twinkling lights add so much to a room and can instantly make it feel festive and like Christmas. I moved them over by his changing table for Christmas and they just might stay.
I will be sharing the rest of our home next week, including our daughters shared bedroom and family room. Thank you for stopping by. I wish you the happiest and merriest Christmas- hope it is spent with those you hold dear.
You can follow along the tour by going to Number Fifty Three! I just took her tour and it was so fun, love how she made her own Christmas Wreaths with greens from her yard.