Holiday Home Tour - Part II

Thank you to everyone who stopped by the first part of my Holiday Home Tour, I really appreciate all of you taking the time to visit! The reason I split my tour into two parts is that the two parts of my house are decorated so differently, they just didn't seem to belong in the same post. If you are a regular reader, then you know that I talked about having a mostly neutral Christmas this year here, with greens and creams dominating which is what I did in the living and dining rooms and what you saw in Part I. However, my family room and kitchen have red accents already, so it just made sense to go with a predominantly red and white themed Christmas in there. The red and white reads more casual and so it really works in there, I think. I'm not quite sure what I will do when I re-do the family room (you can read about my desire to change the red accents to blue in this post), but I guess I will work that out next year! So here is my Holiday Home Tour Part II - welcome!



I love using natural elements at Christmas! Here I used pomegranates in a vintage urn.




I'm big on Advent calendars. I grew up always having one and had been using the same one I bought when I had my first child. When I saw this one this year at Home Goods, I just had to buy it! Not only does it go so well with the rest of my red and white decor, but I was finally feeling the need for a little change. In each burlap bag I put a little piece of chocolate, but I also decided to incorporate the old Advent calendar. I took the little ornaments from that one and added them to this. Now the kids get the chocolate but they also get to hang the little ornament over that date! (When they were little they would argue over these little ornaments... I miss those days!) Calendar and wood signs are from Home Goods and the little snow globe is from Anthropologie.




More bottle brush trees! These were actually the first ones I purchased and I bought them at a boutique a few years ago. Silver tray is an antique.


In the living room we always have a large live tree, but I like to have two so I have an artificial one in this room. I miss the pine scent but I do like that I get to put it out as early as I want! Usually I have about 5 foot one but with the new puppy, I opted for a table top this year!


Again, no matching ornaments, just all ones that have been gifted and collected over the years. Pillows are Pottery Barn and Home Goods.


I love to fill these apothecary jars with things from each season. Candy corn at Halloween, red and white candies at Valentine's Day, and red and green candies at Christmas. 









Thank you again for stopping by. Wishing you all a wonderful holiday season filled with joy and love. Happy Holidays!


Hosted by The Avery Grace


If you want to see some of the other homes featured in the tour, all of the hosts and their links are included below. Also, if you missed the first half of my tour and you want to see it, you can go here.


Monday
The Avery Grace
The H is For
Inspire and Instyle
Design Roots 
Etcetera Studio

Tuesday
Superfluous Fabulous
Little Branches
Call me Ang

Wednesday
Life as a Rambling Redhead
Cupcakes and Coffee Grounds
Maison de Cinq (that's me!)
Windgate Lane

Thursday
The Everyday Hostess
Oh Deery Floral
Life as the Mrs.

Friday
Happily Hayley
Steel Southern Pretty
ABS Home Styling


Also, I'm entering to be considered for next year's Holiday House Walk over at Jennifer Rizzo Designs. You should pop over to her blog and take a look at this year's participants - so many amazing and creative ladies!

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