I completely understand if you are on Christmas home tour overload by this point. I’m sure there has been a slew of holiday decorating coming your way this week and probably last week too.
If you’re fed up with it by now, I totally get it. I’ll be the first to say that I’m pretty glad this is the last Christmas decorating post I’m doing this year. I’m ready to sit back, drink a few cheap beers and just enjoy the holidays.
I’m hoping I can still reel you in though for one last Christmas home tour today – a very colorful one.
So if you’re hopping over from Laura at Duke Manor Farms as part of the Christmas Home Tour that the wonderful Marty from A Stroll Thru Life hosts every year, welcome. I will try my best to live up to the rest of the gorgeous holiday decorating that the other folks on the tour have shared. However, if Laura included her donkey in her Christmas home tour, then I can already tell you I won’t be able to top that. I love that damn donkey and I’ve never even met him.
What I can offer you is a Christmas home tour that isn’t trendy, the tree would never win a prize for the most beautifully decorated and there will also be a Gone with the Wind reference featuring James the Elf.
The Living Room
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I fell a little more in love with our living room when I decorated it for Christmas this year. For those of you who are new here, this is our first Christmas in this house. The way all the colorful decorations just popped off the black walls won me over.
To decorate our house for Christmas, I like to use lots and lots of colorful vintage ball ornaments, preferably in clusters, and drape them anywhere I can. Also, I’m a fan of tinsel, especially gold tinsel, which I realize some may consider tacky. That’s never stopped me before though.
I guess our leopard print wrapping paper may be considered trendy, but if you take a deeper dive into my home, then you’ll know that leopard print paper was meant for me. However, my bow making abilities, or lack thereof, don’t necessarily do justice to the wrapping paper.
I’ve rarely met a vintage piece of Christmas decor that I didn’t like, especially Santas.
Our Santa rides a unicorn though. He’s hip like that.
The Circus also prefers to wrap her Uncle Nicky’s gifts in the leopard print paper complete with a bright pink bow. We can’t wait for him to see that.
Malachite Paper / Chrome & Black Bench
A new addition to my living room is this malachite wall, brass floor lamp and bench.
The bench, which Harper Blvd. sent me, helped to add some extra seating space for parties and of course, brought in some sexy with the curves of the base and the reptile upholstery.
My most favorite decoration we have though is our tree.
It’s not filled with matching, color-coordinated ornaments and it will never make its way into an issue of Better Homes and Gardens.
But it always sinks its branches into our hearts with the memories it holds.
Like a dinosaur painted garland made by a two-year-old.
Multiple Barbies and Care Bears.
And J.R. from Dallas of course.
And most importantly with little stuffed animals that once graced my Grannie’s tree.
Our tree is filled with memories – you can see more of it here.
Our kitchen remodel is not 100% complete just yet, so you’ll have to overlook any little unfinished details.
In here, I brought a little bit more of the leopard touch in with the small wrapped gifts on the cabinet doors.
And of course, another little vintage touch with the Elf wreath.
Obviously, I’m a Barefoot Contessa fan.
While this ceramic Christmas tree isn’t my Grannie’s, it’s one that is similar to the one she put out at her house every year. Every time I look at it, I think of her.
James, our elf seems to abide by the same motto myself and Rhett Butler do. 😉
Conway, Loretta, Johnny and June oversee the gift wrapping festivities.
Judging from the end of that gold wrapped gift, I should also opt for more clear tape. #failingatChristmas
Did you hear that? I think there’s cheap beer and good country music calling my name somewhere.
I’m off, but you can see the first part of my Christmas Home Tour here if I didn’t scare you away with this one. And If you haven’t made it through all of today’s tours yet, you can also visit Chelsea from Making Home Base. She always creates a cozy home for the holidays.
Disclosure: Harper Blvd provided me with the living room bench. However, all opinions are 100% mine.
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