Have you seen the Geico commercial where Europe is performing The Final Countdown?
It’s a fantastic commercial.
Well, I kind of feel like I should be doing a parody of Europe’s song with this post.
It’s the final Christmas tour.
This finale is filled with really simple holiday decor ideas, a few memories (because it wouldn’t be one of my Christmas home tours without them) and of course – some quirk.
I’m also teaming up with more bloggers and Home Decorators Collection on this finale tour to give you loads more of holiday inspiration if you didn’t already have enough. Be sure to visit the other tours and enter the giveaway at the end!
Let’s start in the kitchen…
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Normally, I do nothing in the kitchen in terms of holiday decorating. This year though, I didn’t have a place to put my little elf wreath so I thought, why not hang him over the stove? So I did.
And that’s when I fell down the rabbit hole.
My next move was to go outside and get some boxwood clippings…
…Which I promptly hot glued into bundles and then hung over the cabinets.
In this girl’s opinion, that classic red and green Christmas combination never gets old.
And then I turned my sights on the open shelving.
I scattered some ornaments around the shelves and threw in the two little deer that were my sweet next-door neighbor’s before she passed.
And right now, as I sit here and write this post, I’m kicking myself for not hanging ornaments from the antlers.
Also, I just found it ironic that I have a vintage plastic deer right beside antlers from an actual used-to-be-alive deer.
Of course, the shelf wouldn’t be complete without the mohawk candy holder topped off with vibrantly colored candy canes.
Below the shelf, I placed a framed magazine page that Mama saved for me. I love this little gal. We are kindred spirits. Both of us are wondering when the heck the madness will end.
The ceramic Christmas tree reminds me of my Grannie. Her ceramic Christmas tree is one of my fondest memories from childhood Christmases. This one isn’t hers, but is similar.
Also, I think she would relate with the woman in the frame as well.
And then there’s the dining room…
Not too much going on it here either – but just enough.
I did add two new holiday decor additions to my stash this year, which is rare for me. I really have to love something to decorate with it during Christmastime. There are two things that I am usually a sucker for – tinsel and bottle brush decor items.
I hung it off-centered on the mirror and used my Silhouette to cut out “jolly” to hang on the other side.
You’ve already seen this shot of the lamp with the small ornament clusters around it, but it’s one of my favorite decorations so I couldn’t resist sharing it again.
My favorite part of the dining room though is…
…the sled corner.
Yes, I did move the sled from beside the tree and over here. We actually had to make more room for seating during our holiday party, so I had to bring up a chair and move the sled. I topped the sled off with my record player and some of my favorite holiday albums – Alabama Christmas and Alvin and Chipmunks Christmas. The Circus loves this little spot too – she’s learned how to work the record player by herself and turns on Alvin anytime she pleases.
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Home Decorators Collection and part of the #HDCholidayhomes tour, however all opinions are 100% mine.