Today is the last day of the Merry and Bright 2017 Holiday Home Tour.
If you’re coming over from Chic on a Shoestring, welcome! Isn’t Kate’s home just so lovely? The last couple of weeks of the Merry and Bright Holiday Home Tour have been so much fun as we’ve all shared with you parts of our home decorated for Christmas. I have a deep love for decorating but it’s always been more about creating a place that feels safe, inviting and cozy for everyone who walks into our home. It’s about creating memories for my children and making traditions in our family that will hopefully pass onto the next generation.
We actually had a winter wonderland this past weekend when we shockingly, received quite a bit of snow here in Atlanta. It’s unusual for us to get snow like this so it was truly a treat for our kids. They played in it all weekend and were overjoyed to actually experience a real snowfall.
The houses all looked prettier with the snow. It sure was cold though! This southern girl is a wimp when it comes to cold weather. The front of our home looked so pretty and I had to snap a quick pic before heading out early to our CPR class.
Last week in another blogger tour, I shared our kitchen. We have a pencil tree in here and I love how it fits perfectly in the little nook next to the patio doors.
I sewed some new curtains for the windows and the garland adds a little Christmas cheer to this space where I spend so much of my time prepping and washing. For these curtains, I purchased a normal panel and sewed two curtains out of them. I am a lazy sewer so I only had to sew two edges for each panel!
I used some leftover fabric and tied it around the kitchen wreath above the stove. I used the rest on the bottom of the pencil tree.
The kitchen is rarely this clean so when it is, I have to document it! Over the years since we moved in, we’ve painted the cabinets ourselves, changed out the hardware, replaced the stools, painted the walls and added hanging pendants. It takes a lot of time to make things the way you want it especially if it’s all DIY but it’s totally worth it.
You can find the foraged arrangement youtube video here. It lasted a good couple of weeks!
Here’s a recap of our flocked tree in the family room. I love how this tree turned out this year with all the pops of pink. This tree was sent to us by King of Christmas and it’s the 8ft prince flocked tree. It’s even more gorgeous in person.
The stockings were custom made by my friends at Smith Honig and the fabric is just beautiful.
I noticed my outfit matched the tree and the decor after our family photos! Naturally, I had to take a picture since Prince Flock and I were twinning. 😀
I shared a couple of tablescapes last week from Part 2 of the tour.
The advent calendar, floral plates, and wooden bowl were sent to me from Amara Living.
I also finished up the additional guest room that will serve as a room for our future foster children. You can read about our progress here. I added a wreath to add a touch of Christmas to this room. I’m really happy with how it turned out and am praying for whoever rests their head in this bed. I used things I already had in the house to redecorate this bedroom. Our last home study is tomorrow!
- Confetti Style
- Positively Southern
- M Jones Style
- Rover at Home
- Chic on a Shoestring
- Love Your Abode
- Green with Decor
Have a wonderful day, friends!
Let all that you do be done in love. 1 Corinthians 16:14