Happy Monday, friends!
It’s my annual HOLIDAY HOME TOUR!
Honestly? I feel kind of silly sharing this again because let’s be real…things don’t change that much from year to year…BUT my grandmother would be highly disappointed if I didn’t make myself a good hostess and open the doors to welcome you all in with photos of our holiday decorations. It’s her favorite post of the year 🙂 .
If you were here in person, I would offer you a coffee or perhaps a Killarney Cocktail, my pine tree candles would be burning and The Carpenters Christmas would be playing throughout the house. Oh yes, and four kids, three dogs and one husband would be there to greet you too.
One last disclaimer, I never know when to take photos of my house with twinkle lights. Some rooms look better during the day, some look better at night. Basically, this is a hodgepodge of me trying to decide. Either way, I’m so happy you stopped by!
Come on in…
I know I share these every year, but they mean so much to me. My grandmother painted these before I was even born. They’re very special to me.
I saw these three little trees at Pottery Barn and wanted them to come home with me. I just love how they twinkle.
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? We used to store them in plastic bins in my attic, but two years ago, 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 18 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:
Don’t forget, if you missed our other recently added/renovated rooms, they’re right here…
That’s it for this Monday!
Have a wonderful start to your December!!! I’ll see you tomorrow! xx