Our 2018 Christmas Home Tour
This 2018 Christmas Home Tour has decor ideas for a brown/blue color scheme, using a mix of vintage and traditional pieces in the foyer, kitchen, dining room, living room, and more!
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Welcome to our holiday home!
I love this house year-round, but there's just something special about it during the holidays. We moved in in late October of s year, so our holiday decorations went up almost immediately after we moved. I've honestly missed them ever since!
Coming in the front door, you'll see our foyer to the right, and…
…the dining room to the right. We still have a lot of work to do in this room, but at least the table is pretty!
(You can see the little bit I've blogged about the dining room so far here.)
Past that, you'll find our butler's pantry/coffee bar. I made this little printable after I couldn't find anything like it online – you can click here to grab my copy for free!
Heading back the other way out of the dining room, you'll see our foyer table (sigh – I've been working on a new table for this space for months, but just haven't had the time to finish it. Hopefully soon!) I've had those signs for years and years – they're from Kirklands, and the bottle brush Christmas trees are Target (the little one was actually in the Dollar Spot!)
Upstairs, we have our family tree with our cute, homemade, personal ornaments. (And yes, for those wondering, my little homemade tree topper from a few years ago is still going strong!)
These normally go on the tree downstairs, but the kids decided they wanted a family tree upstairs this year.
I thought for about two seconds about cleaning this nativity set up for the picture, but honestly? This is how it normally looks. 🤷🏻♀️ My kids love playing with it, and I love them interacting with it!
These stockings are made for each of the grandkids in the Lambert family!
(See more of our playroom here.)
Heading back downstairs, you'll see my favorite view in the whole house.
This tree is new this year (the old one went upstairs). We had to get one a little taller for the ceilings in this living room.
We updated the ornament color scheme a little this year. You guys know I have a bunch of blue accents throughout the living areas of the house, so I thought it was only natural to add a little bit of deep blue into the tree this year.
The floral arrangements beside the fireplace are from last year (Hobby Lobby).
And above that you'll find by far, no question my favorite decorations in the whole house. I hand cross-stitched these, starting about 10 years ago. Everybody has a few things they'd grab in a fire – these are a few of mine!
The garland above the stockings matches the tree.
Emmie's first visit with Santa, 2012.
And Emmie and I worked together to make these coasters a few months ago! Just ceramic tiles from a home improvement store with scrapbook paper Mod Podged on and sealed with a polyurethane. It was a fun afternoon project.
This candle smells amazing – it's kind of a mix of apples and Christmas trees! Sounds weird, but it's such an amazing combination.
Speaking of smells, if you have an artificial tree, you have to try these – they smell exactly like a Christmas tree and last forever. I bought one pack a month ago and they're still strong!
Finally, moving to the kitchen…I had two little helpers make this decoration for me last weekend. 🙂
Apothecary jars found here, ornaments are from Walmart.
Y'all PLEASE ignore the pooping Santa. 😂The kids love it. But isn't that note sweet?
The cookie jar (similar here) is filled with the cookies I talked about last week!
Another one of my favorites. 😉
Towels are from Hobby Lobby.
The kids love the little advent calendar treats each morning. (I have no clue where we got the actual drawers from.) I printed these little advent printables and they read them every day. We're also displaying them like we did last year.
And yes friends, of course Eddie is back. This particular day, he noticed that Emmie had written his name and put it in the blessing jar and was apparently feeling kind of full of himself. 😉
We normally have a bowl full of seasonal trinkets in the middle of the kitchen table, but we made this cute little advent wreath craft at church a few weeks ago. I thought it was much more meaningful (and was so pretty), so it landed in the middle of the table this year.
Right next to the table, we have our pin board that displays the kids artwork year-round, so of course it has their holiday artwork right now.
And last but not least, this sad little guy. 😉 He's on his last leg, but he's been in all of our homes (and my classroom when I taught) and I can't part with him. The kids love playing with him – I need to do something about that beard though!
(Click here to see more of our kitchen.)
There you have it, friends! The decor has evolved a little bit since last year, but still kept the same memories and charm. I hope you're able to surround yourself with just as many family memories this holiday!
Your home is so beautiful! I love all the touches of new and sentimental – wouldn’t it be great if we could leave all the twinkle lights up year round??
Merry Christmas from Minnesota (where it is definitely too cold to leave pumpkins out until December!))!!