Christmas Home Tour {part two}

Merry Christmas!

I am so glad you are here!  You know you are welcome any time at my ol’ Kentucky home! :)

Today, I am sharing a little more of my Christmas decor around the house as part of the Blogger Stylin’ Christmas Home Tours hosted by Lindsay from The White Buffalo Styling Co.

If you are on the tour, then you just left my friend Melissa’s home at  The Inspired Room. Wasn’t it beautiful?  She has a beautiful home, but I also love her beautiful heart.  :)

On Tuesday, I shared my Christmas kitchen, and today I am going to share a few more spaces in my home.  Let’s start with my den…


My main goal every year is to add lots of green and red to make my home feel Christmasey.  For this space, just some red pillows and some fresh greenery does the trick!

I am the mother of four wonderful boys, so I just had to get that pillow that said, “Santa, Leave Presents, Take Brother” when I saw it at Steinmart a couple of months ago.  I’ve been storing it in my office until now.  :)

I’ve also been dying for some red knit pillows.  These can get pretty pricey in the stores, but I finally found a good deal on some at Marshalls. 

I’ve decided to start a snow globe collection.  Snow globes and I have a long standing love affair with each other.  There is something so absolutely magical about them, and if they play music, well that’s the icing on the cake!  Watching the snow twirl round in a snow globe just reaches the child-like part of my heart that makes me smile.  

See the snow globe in the back with the church in it.  I just bought that last week at Hobby Lobby in memory of my mom.  She used to love to take pictures of churches from all around, especially their steeples.  If she could buy me a snow globe, I am sure she would have bought me this one.  It plays “Oh Holy Night” and when I shake it and watch the snow fall inside, I am reminded of all of the precious childhood memories I had growing up in church, especially at Christmas.  I always loved playing an angel in the Christmas play.  :)



This wood crate usually stands bare, but it was the perfect spot for my little Santa.  I added some fresh greenery, a red gingham bow, and some faux snow to make it all Christmasey. 

I love this fake snow.  I picked it up on sale at JoAnn Fabrics.  It is the coolest stuff. 

 I even sprinkled some in my ribbon and greenery.

I think the snow make my little Santa feel right at home.

I didn’t want to stress or make a fuss over decorating our fireplace mantel, so I just added some fresh greenery, lights, and the boys’ stockings and called it a day.  It’s simple, but I like it.

But my FAVORITE part of my Christmas mantle was the note I found that my seven year old, Eli, had written and taped up there.  It says, “Dear Santa, I like all of your rangers! They are cool! Please flip it over. I like your pufy gluvs! Well and I like your soot. Could you write me a note? Love Eli”



Melts my heart.

I also used some of my faux snow in my glass lantern.  I added one of my favorite church ornaments and a couple of 75 cent trees from Walmart.  It looks just perfect on the cable knit table runner that I found at HomeGoods.

I am all about the knits right now, can you tell! :)  That red pillow is the most comfortable pillow!! I love taking naps with it.  (Yes, I take naps.)  However, it does leave a wicked pattern across your face when you wake up.  Don’t plan on going out anytime soon if you take a nap on that pillow!


Because we do not really have a good space in this room for a large tree, I decided to purchase 3 small live trees at Lowe’s, and decorate them instead.

They sit in front of the wall that is right beside our stairs.

I hot glued some clothespins on the back of the chalkboards so I could attach them to the tops of the trees.

Wanna see my favorite thing in our den?

Our two new Morkie puppies, Boomer and Biscuit! :)

Now, I know you are probably thinking that we got these for our boys for Christmas, but you would be wrong.

Cy and I got these for us!  Not kidding! :)  Boomer is Cy’s, and Biscuit is mine.   Although we do share them with our boys occasionally.  {wink}

Seriously, y’all!  Is there anything cuter?!  Me and Biscuit, we are like peas and carrots.  

Okay, let’s regroup.  

Back to the home tour.  Let’s take a quick stop in our master bedroom.  I tend not to do a lot of decorating in the bedrooms.  I just throw my red poinsettia wreath on the wall, add the boys’ red quilt to the bottom of the bed, and put out a couple of decorations on the bedside table.

The thing that I love about those little decorations though, is who they remind me of. 

This little greenery and red bow was my mom’s.  She always attached it to one of her lamps at Christmastime.  What I love about this little piece when I get it out every year is that my mom’s sweet hands made that red bow and attached it to the greenery.  For some crazy reason, it makes me feel so loved, like she made that bow especially for me.

Thank you, Mom.

And this little Christmas tree used to belong to my husband’s grandmother.  It plays, “Oh Christmas Tree” when you wind it up on the bottom.  I never got to meet my husband’s grandmother, but I love having one of her Christmas decorations to remember her by.  

The “Merry Everything” sign was a find at Gordman’s.  Nothing sentimental about that one. :)


Now to my favorite room on the tour…the boys’ bathroom!

Yep, I decorated their bathroom and had so much fun doing it!

But before we go on, I have to apologize for my pictures.  They did not turn out well.  I dropped my dslr camera a while back ago, and I have had trouble ever since.  The settings aren’t working right.  {Did you hear that, Santa?}

Their bathroom is soooo much cuter in real life!  I am so in love with these red vanities that my husband built.  The corner shower is to the left when you walk in the bathroom, and the toilet is on the right (but I figured you didn’t really care to see the toilet.)

I sort of went with a “woodsy” theme in the bathroom.  Not on purpose.  It just kind of happened.

I pulled the red lantern off of Luke’s bedroom shelf and used it in the bathroom.

The chalkboard wood tray is from last year’s Christmas tablescape.  I added some real holly, and pine cone, and an antler to finish it off.  How can  you go wrong with an antler, right?

On the other side of the shower, I placed this cute Christmas sign from Hobby Lobby above their wire baskets that hold their washcloths and toilet paper and such.

Some more fresh greenery and a pine cone, and we are finished with this space!

One the other vanity, I added this chalkboard print with a quote from one of our favorite Christmas movies, Elf.


I found the car snow globe at Lowe’s this year!  I knew I had to buy it when I saw it!  Too cute.


I really wish you could see the banner I made for their window, but I could not get a good shot of it.

So I took a picture with my flash on so you could see what it says…

I got that banner kit at Michael’s half off.  You can make a much longer banner if you wanted.

I about died when I found these little lanterns at Walmart for $1.99!  

And Walmart had these cute little antler ornaments for $1.99 too!

The “Merry Christmas” ribbon was found in the gift wrapping section at Walmart.  It made a great garland for their little tree.  

That “wraps” it up!  :)

Thank you so much for stopping by!  I loved sharing my heart and home with you.  

Merry Christmas
Next on the tour is the beautiful home of my friend Roshel, from the DIY Show Off.  Be sure to tell her I said, “hi!”


And if you missed my Christmas Kitchen tour, you can see that too by clicking the button below.   Have a blessed Christmas, y’all!!

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  1. You are so talented ! I enjoy all your ideas and have an off topic question. Do your cream cheese sugar cookies hold their shape or do you get a good bit of spread ?

  2. You never disappoint me with your decorating style. It is tasteful, pretty ,full of original ideas ,easy and aery , just what I like. I love it! I would like to hide somewhere in your house so I could see how you do all this. (of course I would tell you where I’m hiding).

  3. Your Christmas decor is beautiful but I really love your Morkies. My husband gave me an empty nest Morkie puppy earlier in the fall. Maggie is the sweetest puppy I’ve ever had – so much fun. We think we’ll have to get one for my husband as well though!

  4. Love everything ! Looks great Traci! We have two dogs too. But my daughter wants us to get a morkie once Lucy or Riky passes….They are adorable!!
    God bless. Merry Christmas!

  5. Traci, your home is amazing….love all the sweet, sentimental touches. The boys’ bathroom is magazine worthy, and Boomer and Biscuit take cuteness to a whole new level! What fun you are going to have with those two fur babies!

  6. I am in love with your tour this year; simple, but perfect. I think you could fit a nice tree to the left of your fireplace tucked into the corner. It’s just asking for one! your neww little darling are adorable.

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