Christmas Home Tour 2018

Today I am sharing what may be my favorite post of the entire year - my Christmas home tour.  This year is even more special, because it's my first Christmas in my condo.

Welcome!  I was so excited to put candles in the windows, a wreath on the door, and put my grandma's $3 sled find to good use!


Come on in!

First up, is the dining room.  This may be my favorite area in the house.  It was (and still is) the one room that came together so quickly after I first moved, and so easily.  The buffet is the perfect place to decorate, and I love adding a festive pillow to the bench.  And you all know I love my Christmas plates!  The little tree with ornaments used to be in my bedroom, but I got a new tree for that area, so my mom and I found a new home for this one.










Moving along to the living room.  I wasn't sure where to put the tree, but I love having it by the window / door.  I can see it perfectly from the couch while I am enjoying a Christmas movie, or reading a Christmas book.  A few more touches here and there on the end tables, and a simple cluster of mercury glass votives, greens and berries, which may be my favorite coffee table decor thus far, all add some Christmas cheer.  And last but not least, is the mantle.  I was so excited to have a mantle to decorate this year, and I think it turned out so pretty!









Some other odds and ends, here and there...

One of my favorite Christmas crafts adds a little something to the inside of the door.

And we couldn't leave out the half bath!

I found out during the fall that hangings don't do very well on my backdoor, so instead, I add a little something to the door going down to the basement!

Another little craft (post here) my mom and I did in years past gives the pantry door just a little something something. 

Moving upstairs, the loft/office area got some of the more nostalgic decorations.  The tiny tree and snow globe that was in my room growing up, a cloche of vintage bulbs I picked up at an antique store, one of my favorite Santas, and wooden blocks my mom made!


I think my absolute favorite thing, though, has to be my Shiny Brite tree.  I have developed a bit of an obsession with vintage Shiny Brite ornaments, and have collected them throughout the year, with the thought of having a small tree in my room, full of them.  It's just the prettiest thing - both lit and unlit.  All of the ornaments have been found at antique stores, or handed down (like the ones from my grandma and grandpa's first married Christmas).  My mom had the idea of adding in the tinsel garland, and it adds some additional shine to the tree.  


Thanks for stopping by! 

Past Christmas Home Tours:
Christmas 2015 


Linking up with ShellyLindsay and Jessi. 

19 comments

  1. Oh everything looks so nice love your style! And the outside of your condo is so cute and homey. Merry Christmas!

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  2. I really like your mantle and buffet decorations! Everything looks so pretty and hope you enjoy your holidays in your new home!

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  3. Beautiful and welcoming decor! Love everything! Enjoy your first year in your new home!

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  4. Loved your tour! The bottle brush trees + mercury glass is so cute and I love the mantel, too! Enjoy your festive Christmas home! :)

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  5. I love everything! It looks so good. I was going to start going on about my favorites but I think I would ended up listing everyone in your condo! Love your style and everything looks amazing!

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  6. I love your table decorations. I keep saying I want to have a pretty Christmas layout for our dining room table but never follow through on finding something I love.

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  7. Your home is BEAUTIFUL, love it!

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  8. So pretty! Your decorations are adorable and classy. Love it and great job!

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  9. Your house is so beautiful. I love your Christmas tree and you have everything wrapped. You are on top of it!

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  10. I'm obsessed with your decorations, it looks Pinterest perfect!

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  11. I love love love the candles in the windows. If that's not classic then I don't know what is. My mom always put them in our windows when I was little and I can remember feeling so warm and cozy by the glow of the candles as I was trying to fall asleep each night. I also sometimes used that little light to sneak a book in bed. Hahahaha.

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  12. I love it and I loved getting a little peek into your home! It's always decorated so cute!
    Sarah @ MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  13. I love it! It all looks so great!

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  14. Loveall the beautiful festive touches! So merry and fun!

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  15. Emily it looks amazing! All the little touches are so warm and inviting but not overdone. So, so proud for you with this new little home!

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  16. Your home looks beautiful at Christmas! I'm not sure that I can pick a favorite spot - your mantle, your dining room or that tree full of vintage ornaments!?! It all looks so pretty and everything is perfectly placed. Great job!

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  17. It's all so pretty and festive. I especially like the dinner plates.

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