Christmas Home Tour {Part One}

Merry Christmas, y’all!  I am so excited to be participating in Just a Girl’s Holiday Home Tours this week!

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If you are coming over from my buddy Cheryl’s blog, Tidy Mom, welcome!!

I’m participating in two home tours this week, so today I am showing you some decorating I have done in my kitchen.

Since RED is my favorite color all year long, I always enjoy adding red to my decor around Christmas.  My philosophy in making your house feel Christmasey…just add green and red.  :)  This year, I used a lot of fresh greenery in my decorating.  I’ve always wanted to use fresh greenery, and I am so glad I did. 

This is our new eating area in the kitchen.  

I made these little boxwood wreaths for the backs of my chairs, and I love them!  I have NEVER made my own wreath with real greenery.  It was seriously so easy and so fun!  I just sat on the couch and watched “The Grinch” with my boys while I made them.  

I attached the wreaths to the chairs with some red and white gingham ribbon.

So far, these wreaths have survived the little hands of my four boys (knock on wood.)  I’ll let you know how that goes. :)

But for now, I am enjoying my little wreaths.

For my tabletop, I just added a red and white table runner and some fresh holly branches in little bottles.

For my wall, I just added some Christmas touches to what was already there.  To see what my shelf looked like before, click here.

Some red dishes, pinecones, and greenery in my pitchers does the trick!

I love my big red plate.  It is such a good reminder of the real reason we celebrate Christmas.

Underneath my shelf, I added a Christmas print to my frame.  Merry Christmas, y’all!!

And I switched my bird plate out for this “Eat, Drink, and Be Merry!” plate I found at Home Goods.

Our eating area is now all set for Christmas fun!  I can’t wait to make buckeyes with my boys here!

A couple of years ago, I started a “Hot Chocolate Bar” in our kitchen, and it has become an instant tradition.  My boys LOVE it!

Marshmallows and candy canes to stir with are a must!  I put the little candy canes in Santa’s boot.  That little boot used to belong to my mom.  I love using it each year.

I also added a little tag to the hot chocolate to remind my boys how much they should get.  They are guilty of making some reeeeeally chocolately hot chocolate!

I also put out some chocolate chips to add to your cup. Yum!

We love to drink hot chocolate while we color in our Christmas coloring books!  :)

Well, I had some more pictures of the rest of my kitchen, but they didn’t turn out.  :(  The lighting was a mess, and I didn’t have time to fix them because the boys had two away basketball games last night.  If I get a chance to take some new pics today, I will add them to my post later. 

But I want to thank you for stopping by!

As you continue on the tour and view all of the beautifully decorated homes, I pray that you don’t see “picture perfect” homes, but homes that are all decked out to celebrate this special season.  Sometimes we go overboard on decor, sometimes we don’t.  However you may celebrate Christmas in your home, I pray that your heart will be touched by the true meaning of this season, the birth of our Savior, Jesus. 

I am the last house on the tour today, but tomorrow you can check out Sand and Sisal’s Christmas tour.  I love Kim, and I can’t wait to see her home!


Have a blessed day, friends!

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  1. It’s beautiful without being too much! I love it! Be very proud!
    Happy Holidays to you and your family!
    Thank you for your generous opportunity!

  2. I love that the touches you added don’t take away from your own style. I have been in homes (mine included) that look totally different than they do during the year. I’d rather let my style shine through my decorating instead of the other way around!

  3. Beautiful Traci! I love every detail. I’ve never made my own wreaths either but there are some boxwood bushes next to our house so maybe I should try it!

    Anna :)

  4. It looks so sweet and festive. I love it.
    Is the buffet that holds the hot chocolate station the same one that used to be turquoise/teal?

  5. I enjoyed your tour (parts 1 & 2). You have such a flair for decorating. I loved the part about your Mom’s bow. Merry Christmas and blessings to you and your family.
    Love and shalom,

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