Beneath My Heart’s Christmas Home Tour {Part Two}

December 13, 2013 AT 12:53 am 28 Comments

Happy Friday, friends!

And welcome to Day Two of my Christmas Home Tour!

Today, I am joining another wonderful tour hosted by Lindsay from The White Buffalo Styling Co.

BSHT Christmas Graphic copy

You may be stopping by from Perfectly Imperfect.  Wasn’t Shaunna’s home gorgeous?!  I love that girl!  Everything she does is beautiful. Smile

Yesterday, I shared Part One of my Christmas Home Tour.  If you missed it, you can see it HERE.

For Part Two of my Christmas Home Tour, I would like to share my Christmas tablescape.

Christmas Tablescape

Every year on Christmas morning, I try to have our kitchen table decorate for our Christmas breakfast.  It’s just me and my boys for breakfast, so it isn’t anything fancy.  But I do like to decorate the table to make a simple meal feel more festive.

This year, I was so excited to set a tablescape on my new galvanized table.  You can see how I made this table HERE.Christmas Tablescape

I love decorating with natural elements, so I bought some wood slices from Michael’s {with my 40% coupons} and painted them with chalkboard paint to make some chargers for my table.

Christmas Tablescape

Then I used a piece of chalk to write some words on each charger that remind me of Christmas.

I bought a roll of burlap from Hobby Lobby {again, with a 40% off coupon} and placed three strips of it across my table.

Christmas Tablescape

For the table runner, I got a red and white striped scarf from Walmart for about 6 bucks and cut it in half.  Then I laid it down the middle of my table on top of the burlap strips.

Christmas Tablescape

I love the color RED.  Especially at Christmastime.  It’s just not Christmas without red, to me. Smile

Christmas Tablescape

Then I stained a small piece of wood from Lowe’s with Annie Sloan Dark Wax and placed it on top of the scarf/table runner.  Add a bunch of white candles, and Voila!  Easy Peasy!

I placed a pine cone and fresh greenery in my small red bowls.

Christmas Tablescape

And tied my silverware up in a white napkin with a red bow.

Christmas Tablescape

Then a red striped straw does the trick!

Christmas Tablescape

See my green table in the background?  That’s our Hot Chocolate Bar. My boys are so excited that I finally got it set up!

Christmas Tablescape

We did this for the first time last year and instantly decided that it need to become a tradition.  SmileI usually just add some marshmallows and candy canes to stir the hot chocolate with.

Christmas Tablescape

It is so much fun to make a cup of hot chocolate while watching a good movie or when coming inside from playing in the snow.

Christmas Tablescape

As much as I love decorating my home for Christmas, this is what I love most….

Christmas Tablescape

Sweet Eli, still wet-headed from bath time, chowing down on a Happy Meal on our Christmas tablescape! Smile

Isn’t it true that no matter how pretty our Christmas decorations may

be, it is really the people we share them

with that make them so special?!

I am wishing you and yours a Very Merry Christmas!

If you are on the tour, your next stop is to Jen from The Chronicles of Home.

Have fun on the tour!

 
Monday:
 
Roeshel – DIY Showoff
Jess and Monica – East Coast Creative
Laura – Finding Home
Jesse – Scout & Nimble
Sarah – Sarah M. Dorsey
Angela – Number Fifty-Three
Gwen – The Makerista
Brittany – Brittany Makes
 
Tuesday:
 
Ashley – The Handmade Home
Anneke – This, That, & Life
Caitlin – Desert Domicile
Sarah – The Thriftress
Carolyn – Sweet Chaos Home
Shavonda – A Home Full of Color
 
Wednesday:
 
Jamie – C.R.A.F.T.
Lucy – Craftberry Bush
Michelle – Decor and the Dog
Whitney – The Curtis Casa
Kristin – Bliss at Home
Summer – Simple Stylings
 Kelly – View Along the Way 
 
Thursday:
 
Jenna – SAS Interiors
Chris – Just a Girl 
Michelle – Iron and Twine
Amanda – Our Humble Abode
Julia – Cuckoo 4 Design
Bethany – Dwellings by Devore
Lindsay – Makely Home
Jennifer – Dimples and Tangles
 
Friday:
Traci – Beneath My Heart
Kristin – Hunted Interior
Eileen – A Creative Day
Gabbi – Retro Ranch Reno
Kristen – KFD Designs 
Jessica – Dear Emmeline
Sarah – Royal Marigold
Carmel – Our Fifth House

 






Comments

  1. Oh Traci, your home is beautiful! Love your decorating style and your clever ways you use natural elements. So warm and cozy. Merry Christmas!

  2. So gorgeous. I love the color combo of turquoise and red. You just don’t see that much! And it looks stunning together in your beautiful home.
    I totally agree that it is the people who you share your home with that make it special and I love it when I see my kids faces when they look at the Christmas decorations.
    Julia@Cuckoo4Design recently posted..Fixing a problem

  3. Beautiful! I just found you. Wow, your home is heavenly. Love this table scape. Clever idea painting the wood pieces with chalkboard paint. Headed to Michaels this morning. I am a vendor for Michaels and I see the wood rounds almost everyday. Now, I totally have to have them.

  4. That scarf looks amazing on the table! I’ve perused the Walmart scarf aisle probably 10 times this season and haven’t seen that one! Darn! Love it!
    Jessica @ Dear Emmeline recently posted..Blogger Stylin’ Home Tour- Christmas 2013

  5. Traci, this is so beautiful! I love those chalkboard chargers. So creative and awesome!
    Lindsay at The White Buffalo Styling Co. recently posted..Christmas Blogger Stylin’ Home Tours Day 3

  6. Beth Moore says:

    Love the layers & natural elements! How fun & festive!

  7. Loving the real-ness of your home. Honestly, that’s what keeps me reading your blog. Thanks for sharing this creative and lovely table scape!

  8. Love your dining table, place setting and the greenery on your light fixture. Lovely!

  9. Traci, it’s beautiful! So honored to be on the tour with you girls…i especially love your chargers and your hot cocoa station….sweet!
    xo,
    shaunna
    Shaunna recently posted..Perfectly Imperfect 2013 Christmas Tour

  10. Girl! I think we have the same tastes! Love all the Christmas red!

  11. So rustic and beautiful!
    Gabbi @ Retro Ranch Reno recently posted..Our Home Tour…The Christmas Edition!

  12. Traci…it is so pretty! I love love love those chalkboard chargers and the two different set of table runners running different directions. That is such a great idea! ;) Jesse
    Jesse @ Scout & Nimble recently posted..Blogger Stylin’ Home Tours: Scout & Nimble’s Holiday Home Tour

  13. Your table looks wonderful! What a great idea to paint the wood slices–and cutting that scarf in half?? Genius!!
    Richella @ Imparting Grace recently posted..Christmas Home Tour

  14. It all looks great Traci!! Where did you find the red and
    White straws ?

  15. As always it looks beautiful. I so enjoy all of the things that you come up with. You are such a beautiful inside and out. I hope you and yours have a blessed Christmas.
    God Bless!

  16. This is gorgeous! So fun being on this tour with you! Sharing on my FB page today ;)
    Hugs,
    Jamie @ somuchbetterwithage.com

  17. The thing that I love about your decorating…. Is that you make it attainable. Have a ‘retry Christmas!

  18. love it all…especially the chalkboard wood cuts! So creative! Thanks so much for sharing your space! Been a fun week!

  19. It is absolutely true! My family is the reason that I decorate…I know that my efforts contribute to warm family memories and traditions…. and decorating for Christmas, for me, is an outward expression of the joy of the season.

    Your table looks so pretty! Love how resourceful you are.
    Sharon recently posted..decorator tricks: decorating with artificial greenery

  20. Lovely and so welcoming, Traci! Blessings to you!
    Xo Heidi
    Heidi @ Decor & More recently posted..Christmas Mantel 2013

  21. Lisa~A Cottage To Me says:

    Beautiful table! Love all of it!

  22. Shannon Spakes says:

    I love it! Great ideas and the simplicity makes it so beautiful! Your little guy is just precious…I miss those days.

  23. Your Christmas Decor is so beautiful! I love your tablescape! I’ve pinned, pinned, pinned!
    Happy Holidays!
    Leslie
    Leslie @ House on the Way recently posted..Santa Claus Command Center

  24. Your home is very warm and welcoming………beautiful

  25. Hi Traci! You have made really beautiful arrangement. I love the colours, so traditional and original at the same time. I am really impressed. Very, very beautiful! Happy holidays!

  26. Gorgeous tablescape! Inspiring as always!

  27. So much cuteness! I love those chalkboard plate chargers!!! xo

  28. Eli shirtless picture reminded me of my father, who would not admit any of my brothers to sit at the table without being properly dressed. Times have changed…

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