Welcome! I am so excited to be participating this year in Jennifer Rizzo’s Virtual Holiday Housewalk Tour. Yesterday was the kick-off of the home tours and with 21 homes in all you won’t want to miss a day. If you are visiting from At the Picket Fence, thanks so much for clicking over and stopping by!
I was in such a mad rush to decorate the house in time for this party and there is so much more to show you of my Christmas home, so please consider this an early foretaste of more to come. We’ll start out on the front porch. Today was in the high 60′s, so I was able to get away with placing my poinsettias outside. They will have to come in once the temps drop back down, but for now I am loving how they look out here!
I live in a row home in the city and we have four levels to our home all of which are very narrow and skinny. Our home is a “twin” so it shares a wall with our adjoining neighbors and has windows on the front, back, and side of the home. As you walk through the entryway, this is the view that greets you.
To the right is the dining room all dressed up in her Christmas best. I used fresh greens absolutely everywhere this year so my new mantra is “embrace the pine needle”. I will be embracing and vacuuming those babies from now until August :).
Everyone always ooo’s and ahhh’s over the brick wall. When our home was renovated we had them pull away the plaster on one entire side of our home to expose the 100 year old brick. Almost every room in our home has one wall of exposed brick peeking through which adds a ton of charm and character.
The centerpiece on my dining room table is whimsical and fun. Sticks, dollar store snowflake ornaments, and wax paper “capiz shell” garland create a fun focal point for the table.
And next to the dining room stands our Christmas tree. I LOVE my tree this year and will be sharing some more pictures of the tree all a’glow at night at some other time. My 6 year old begged me to get these owl ornaments, and I’m so glad he did because they are adorable.
Fresh garland hangs on the bannister with white grosgrain bows. I wanted to keep the decorations clean and simple this year.
A fun old typewriter (that my kids marvel at) creates a lovely vignette. The ribbon is too old to carry any ink but the typewriter still works great. Asher is fascinated by the fact that there isn’t a number “1″ on the keys. He’s so observant :).
My brown leather couches are hiding under their Pottery Barn slipcovers. I put the slipcovers back on yesterday to dress up the room for the holidays.
It kind of kills me to show you this next pic because I really want to do an entire post on my Christmas mantel. So just look quick because you’ll be seeing it again soon :).
All of my light fixtures look so pretty Christmasified.
And I will conclude with this picture of my Christmas kitchen sink. I know so many of you are dying to see the full kitchen reveal. I will do a post this week with some major kitchen paparazzi because it deserves it’s own post with befores and afters and the full treatment!
Thank you so much for taking the time to tour my Christmas home! I hope you’ll continue on the virtual tour and visit Kelly’s gorgeous home at Eclectically Vintage. And if you’d like to tour all the homes in the line-up, be sure to click on the button below to start at the beginning! Enjoy!