My goal was to be able to have a complete Christmas home tour to share with y’all, but I ended up only getting good pictures of the living and dining rooms. Hello living with a toddler! I still wanted to show the few rooms that I’ve got completed because I feel like we’ve come such a long way with our house since this time last year and it really feels more like the home we want.
Our dining room is usually a mess since its the first room when you walk into our house besides our tiny hallway entry. I really wanted to get all of the clutter out and showcase this room for Christmas though. My dad recently gave me my great-grandparents’ table and chairs, although the chairs aren’t in these pictures. I can only imagine all of the Christmas dinners and breakfasts that took place around this table and I wanted to do that memory proud.
The Christmas dishes, chargers, and napkins all were my mom’s. She gave me the set once I got married, and I love being able to set my own table with them now. I picked up two burlap table runners in the Target dollar spot and overlapped them to create the base for the tablescape. I love how the rough texture of the burlap looks juxtaposed with the shininess of the red chargers and white plates.
I wanted to keep the centerpiece simple so it wouldn’t compete with the dishes. I used a faux evergreen wreath I already had and tucked some clippings from our live garland into it to give it a little more oomph. In the center of the wreath, I placed a small white cake stand, also from the dollar spot, and then topped it with a glass and wood cloche I got a few years ago in the clearance section of Hobby Lobby. I was struggling to find something to put inside the cloche when I stumbled on this short and stout little nutcracker in one of my Christmas boxes. I think he looks just darling in there.
The smaller of our two trees is in the dining room as well. I twisted shimmery burlap ribbon from Michael’s around it and decked it with ornaments in red, green, gold and silver. The large glitter snowflakes I bought last year at Walmart after Christmas for our daughter’s first birthday party. Since she’s completely obsessed with Frozen now, I think they might get reused for her birthday again!
Our dining room opens up into our living room through a large cased opening, so I tried to keep the same feel to the holiday decor. Lots of red, green, burlap and greenery.
This is the first year I’ve ever used real garland, and I’ll admit…. I’m a little obsessed. I got the garland at my local Kroger for $15. I only needed half for the mantle, so the rest got chopped up and used all throughout the house. To add some more interest to the greenery, I cut strips of plaid fabric from an old table cloth and wove it through the greenery. Last but certainly not least, I tucked some frosted pinecones here and there for added texture and interest.
Both our stockings and stocking holders have been collected over the past few years. Most came from Hobby Lobby or TJ Maxx.
Similarly, most of our ornaments have been collected since we got married almost 4 years ago. We started picking up ornaments yearly to kind of signify something big that happened in that year. For instance, right after we got married we moved to Florida, so for Christmas that year we picked out a surfing penguin.
I also do an ornament swap with my two best friends every year so I always get two new cute ones from them. My parents were gracious enough to let me take some of my favorite childhood ornaments with me to have for our tree after I got married. I usually try to pick up a few new ornaments, like all of the red snowflakes, during the after Christmas sales too.
When you walk into our living room from our tiny entry hallway, theres a antique dresser sitting immediately to the left. Like our dining table, this ends up being somewhat of a catchall since we don’t have a proper entry table. I couldn’t resist clearing everything off and dressing up this little spot for Christmas, though.
The wire terrarium was another clearance find at Hobby Lobby, and I’m so in love with it. I filled it with white candles and mason jars filled with small white sticks and fresh greenery.
We picked up the antique fan at an auction when we lived in Florida. The tiered wire basket is another Hobby Lobby find as well. My husband actually put all of the ornaments in there since we had a bunch left over and not much room left on either of our trees. I added in some cinnamon scented pinecones and more fresh greenery to round out the look.
The darling reindeer feed bag is from Decor Steals and is also filled with fresh clippings from our garland.
I hope y’all have enjoyed this mini tour of our Classic Christmas home. It is without a doubt my favorite time of the year and I’m so happy to be able to share this small glimpse of our home with you! Merry Christmas!!