Home Stories A to Z Christmas Home Tour

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.

christmas home tour

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 :).

christmas dining room

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.

christmas dining room

christmas dining room

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.

christmas dining room

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.

owl christmas tree

christmas tree owls

Fresh garland hangs on the bannister with white grosgrain bows. I wanted to keep the decorations clean and simple this year.

living room

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 :).

typewriter vignette

christmas living room

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.

living room christmas

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 :).

christmas mantle

All of my light fixtures look so pretty Christmasified.

lighting

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!

christmas kitchen

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!

 

 

 

 

 

christmas house tour


Comments

  1. says

    Stunning Beth! The pictures turned out so pretty! And I see you found dad’s typewriter in the attic?? Take good care of it, all my school reports were written on that ancient thing!!! I’ll be pinning like crazy from this post!

  2. Wendy says

    Hey, just love the pics especially the porch…wish I could do something like that here in the u.k. Our stormy weather would soon see the baubles smashed to smithereens:(

  3. says

    Beth!
    Your house is always perfection – and your Christmas house is dazzling! Love all the white – those wings are fabulous – and your rustic touches like those wood slices!

    Of course, I love any decorating done with an old typewriter too!

    So glad to be on the House Walk with you – cheers!
    Kelly

  4. says

    I am in LOVE with your home. Love all the Christmasification. :) Those wings are gorgeous. Have you seen the show Nashville? I feel like I saw some similar ones on there!! So many great details. Definitely has me in the holiday mood. :)

  5. says

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful home Beth! I enjoyed the tour.LOVE all of your Christmas deco and you tree is beautiful too!
    xx
    Anne

  6. says

    Oh I just love your row home! My house is 3 stories and like yours, very narrow and deep. I love it! You have inspired me to do some more decorating….
    Happy Holidays!
    Elyse

  7. April Smith says

    This is absolute perfection…love everything! Can’t wait to see the full kitchen reveal, re-doing mine soon and I need some ideas….April

    • Beth says

      It IS different isn’t it? It initially took some getting used to, but I now love the fun character and charm row homes offer. Although, if you offered me a Victorian farm house I would gladly take it and leave the city ;P!

    • Beth says

      Thanks Jennifer! I made the tree skirt last year and you can find the no sew tutorial under my project gallery tab. It’s super easy to make but time consuming.

  8. says

    Beth,

    Your home is beautiful all decked out for the holidays! I have that same Royal typewriter and case – it was my mother’s first typewriter! She was a school teacher and taught typing and shorthand!

    Blessings,

    Doreen

  9. says

    I love it! Love all the white with fresh greenery. I have a white Christmas theme going on this year too. I have the same Pottery Barn slipcovers as you too! Your home exudes so much charm with that wonderful exposed brick wall. Love the wings over your fireplace and your kitchen looks fantastic. I’m sure you are enjoying it now that it’s done just in time for the holidays! I really enjoyed the tour. Btw, tell your 6 yr old he did good to suggest those owl ornaments. They really MAKE the tree!

  10. Dawn C. says

    Absolutely gorgeous!!!!!! I am envious of the exposed brink, the front porch looks fantastic and I LOVE those little owl “ornaments” on your tree!!!!

  11. Susan Bush says

    Hi Beth …Been a while since we talked ,just want to say were so much a like as far as colors and scheme goes… Well I love those owls they make the tree…Do you mind sharing where you found them….also love your angel wings my daughter would love them for her room …Ever since her grandparents have passed (now to sets) she always said she would love to put angel wings on her wall so they would always be looking over her….Would love to find some !!! any idea where I could find them….Well your home is beautiful once again a job well done…Hope you and yours as a safe a wonderful Holiday Season…. Merry Christmas….&
    God Bless…Enjoy and treasure every moment…<3…Susan

    • Beth says

      Thanks so much Susan! The fuzzy owl ornaments came from a random store online. The feathery owl ornaments came from Kmart. The wings were purchased from Marshall’s and then painted. I did a tutorial on them a few posts back if you’re interested. Thanks again for visiting and sorry to hear about the loss of your daughter’s grandparents.

  12. Tori says

    Your home is lovely and so festive with its natural, and fresh greenery. Would love to know how to make the wax paper “capiz shell” garlands! I’m feeling a tutorial forthcoming. ; ) Merry Christmas!

    • Beth says

      Thanks Tori! I made the capiz shell garland two years ago. You can find a tutorial for it in my project gallery. This is the 3rd Christmas I’ve used it and I still love it!

  13. Stephanie says

    First of all, your home looks absolutely beautiful all decked out for Christmas! I love everything!!! But the one thing that jumped right out and got my attention most is completely crazy! Where in the world did you get the adorable white tea pot tea maker? I HAVE to have one!!! It is so precious. Thanks a bunch. Merry Christmas!

    • Beth says

      Lol!!! That is a “Mrs. Tea”. Mr. Coffee’s wife. Or perhaps ex-wife or estranged wife because they stopped making her just a few years after she was created. My husband had to scour ebay for me to purchase one and that was at least 7 years ago. We use it all winter long and it makes a full pot of tea off of one teabag without it being too weak. LOVE my Mrs. Tea!

  14. says

    So, so beautiful, Beth! I love it all! I’ve been stopping over here at your blog home almost daily since I first discovered it, but this is the first “home tour” that I remember. I really enjoyed “peeking in” where you live. You’ve put everything together to make it feel so warm and welcoming (and yes, beautiful, too!). Thanks for sharing all these great Christmas decor ideas…and I’m anticipating some more details on that kitchen and mantel!

    • Beth says

      I haven’t done a home tour in forever so this post is long overdue! So glad you enjoyed it Rita! Thanks for visiting and taking the time to leave me a sweet comment.

  15. says

    Beautiful! I can’t imagine your neighbors door is more welcoming that yours is, and those little snow owls on the tree – TDC – too darn cute! I also pinned the mason jar lights.

    Bliss

    • Beth says

      Ha! TDC! I love that and I’ll have to use it. Thanks for spelling it out for me because I would have had no idea what it stood for :). Thanks for visiting me!

  16. says

    THe house is just beautiful Beth! I am such a fan of exposed brick, it’s gorgeous mixed with the white. You have done a fabulous job. Have a great week
    XO
    Kristin

  17. says

    Beth,

    That brick wall is amazing. I love the whites and creams against the texture of the brick! And don’t even get me started on that mantel…..with those logs and the wings!

    Can’t wait to see the full post on it!

    blessings,
    karianne

    • Beth says

      Thanks Karianne!! Your home is so beautiful that I have to recite “thou shalt not covet” every time I visit your blog :). LOVE!!!

  18. Kathy :) says

    Hi Beth,

    Your home looks just LOVELY………………and those owls are too cute, your little helper has a keen eye :)

    All the best,
    Kathy :)

  19. says

    Beth, it looks fantastic. Just the right amount of Christmas sparkle and shine! It’s very natural and calm. A nice trend this season for Christmas, I think!

  20. Tricia says

    I am seriously in love with your home! I had a peek of your angel wings on Instagram the other day and I can’t wait for the tutorial!

  21. says

    Your home is absolutely beautiful! I was wondering where you found your beautiful snowflakes on your tree…. I’ve been looking for some new ones. Thank you!

  22. says

    Beth,
    Your Christmas home is beautiful this year! I love the impact of white with green! Your kitchen window is wonderful. I know that myself and the world is in love with your dining room!
    May I ask where you purchased your the slip covers for your couches, or did you make them!
    The best of blessings to you and your family!
    ~Lynne
    w/L.

  23. says

    So pretty.. I’m sitting here with with my cup of coffee in hand, thoroughly enjoying very room! I love the brick wall as well and that Capiz shell garland is so cute! Wonder if I still have time to make it?

  24. says

    Your home is a “Christmas Spectacular”….just gorgeous….
    We have some things in common with the decorating…My hubby just hung the ornaments on our porch last weekend….and I love decorating with those same owls….
    Thank you for the incredible tour!!…

  25. Grey says

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful home. I agree with all the ooooh’s and ahhhh’s before me–Enjoy your Christmas!

  26. says

    I love your home. The front door really caught my eye and then it just got better from there. The exposed brick wall is a real treasure, along with the board and batten. Lots of great details and wonderful touches of Christmas. Thanks for opening your home to us!

  27. says

    I love the brick wall in your home. Was that always there, or did you add that? Also — I liked taking a look at your living room. We have a long, narrow living room in our home like yours (that leads from the front door to the kitchen), and we still haven’t put any furniture there — I am not sure how to decorate it without messing up the traffic pattern!

    • Beth says

      Thanks Lauren. When our house was “flipped” 5 years ago we had them chip off the plaster on the interior wall of the home to expose the brick. And yes, row homes are notorious for the long skinny space which makes decorating a real challenge. The traffic flows just fine on both sides of the coffee table. I’m actually going to get a smaller oval shaped coffee table (hopefully the one in my Ballard Designs post!) to replace our current one. I think that will provide a better flow through.

  28. Julie says

    Last year I bought those same fluffy owl ornaments. I thought they were adorable too! I kept one for my tree and gave the rest as an add on to the gifts.

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