Friends, IT’S DECEMBER!!!!!!!
This year sure went by a lot faster than the last. Sigh.
Every year, I try to kick off the season by opening my door and letting you come inside for a little holiday home tour! Last year, we were still finishing up our house after you know…it rained inside and we had to rip everything out and start again. This year, we have FULLY ENJOYED being home in our new-again house this holiday season.
Each year, for over a decade now, I have shared with you our festive holiday house as part of my blog content. Nothing really changes from year to year, but that’s kind of the charm, right? I say this every single year, but if you were here in person, I’d hand you a cup of coffee, you’d smell the pine candles burning and there’s a 99% chance The Carpenter’s Christmas album would be playing in the background. I would be thrilled to have you over 🙂 .
Just like always, it’s a lot of pics today and few words. I have added the new addition to our home tour (my office, the upstairs family room, etc) and this year, I tried to include more pics of our house and some of the rooms at night (since everything is cozier at night!). This is just a bit of holiday happiness from my home to yours.
Thank you for stopping by!
Now, some of the most common questions I get each year after this post are:
1. WHERE DO YOU STORE ALL OF THIS? Well, we were storing them in plastic bins in my attic. Nothing fancy, just big bins. Andrew was hauling them up and down the attic ladder each year, but last year after Christmas, we decided to take them to our storage unit (that we had to have to hold our furniture while the house was being gutted). We have decided that is MUCH easier for us! We load them on Andrew’s trailer and take them there and then haul them back the following year.
2. WHEN DO YOU DECORATE/TAKE DOWN? I typically take Halloween/fall down the first week of November and put up Christmas. We take everything down on the December 26th and get the house back together before we head out of town.
3. HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE YOU TO PUT IT OUT? One full day for both of us and then I typically do the upstairs in a few hours the day before or after.
4. WHERE DID YOU BUY____? I’ve had this stuff for years and years! Some of it, over 17 years! I would say that my go-to places for holiday decorations outside of specialty stores are Pottery Barn, Frontgate and Hobby Lobby. My friends Amanda and Amy make all of my holiday signs that you’ll see and then my friend Lori decorates all of the plates and platters with my kids’ hand prints on them.
I’m always so thankful that you come and visit my little holiday home tour!
Also, don’t forget that we’ve updated so many rooms in our house! If you’re looking for specific sources from specific rooms, these posts here will be the best bet for you to find that information:
Have a wonderful start to your December!!! I’ll see you tomorrow! xx