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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Our Christmas Home Tour.

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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!

stairs with brown and gold garland on rail.

Coming in the front door, you'll see our foyer to the right, and…

dining room with christmas decorations on table.
lanterns, candles, ornaments on a dining room table.

…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!

lanterns, candles, ornaments on a table.
lanterns, candles, ornaments on a table.

(You can see the little bit I've blogged about the dining room so far here.)

buddy the elf coffee sign in front of a coffee maker.
Cute, free Buddy the Elf quote printable for a coffee bar/station - such a fun Christmas decor piece for a kitchen!

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!

foyer table with mirror, christmas wreath on front.
foyer table with mirror, christmas wreath on front.
foyer table with merry christmas, santa art.

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!)

playroom with christmas tree.

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!)

carnival glory gold ornament.
handmade snow globe ornament.
handmade candy cane ornament and picture ornament on a christmas tree.
mickey mouse snowman ornament on a tree.
our first christmas together ornament on a tree.
blue just married ornament on a tree.
mississippi ornament in a christmas tree.

These normally go on the tree downstairs, but the kids decided they wanted a family tree upstairs this year.

little tikes nativity scene on a side table.

I thought for about two seconds about cleaning this nativity set up for the picture, but honestly? This is how it normally looks. ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ My kids love playing with it, and I love them interacting with it!

letter sign with merry christmas ya filthy animal, stuffed animal in front.
colorful bins on white shelves, with stockings hanging.

These stockings are made for each of the grandkids in the Lambert family!

(See more of our playroom here.)

looking into a living room with a christmas tree.

Heading back downstairs, you'll see my favorite view in the whole house.

looking into a living room with a christmas tree.

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.

close up of ribbon, blue, gold, and brown ornaments in a christmas tree.
close up of ribbon and blue and brown ornaments in a christmas tree.
close up of ribbon and blue and brown ornaments in a christmas tree.
close up of ribbon and ornaments in a christmas tree.

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.

brown florals in a jar next to a fireplace screen.
brown florals in a jar next to a fireplace screen.

The floral arrangements beside the fireplace are from last year (Hobby Lobby).

mantle with garland and stockings, tv above.
mantle with 5 stockings.

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!

mantle with garland and stockings.

The garland above the stockings matches the tree.

lamp, potpourri, santa picture on an end table.

Emmie's first visit with Santa, 2012.

christmas-themed coasters on a table.

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.

apple garland candle next to a stack of books on a table.

This candle smells amazing – it's kind of a mix of apples and Christmas trees! Sounds weird, but it's such an amazing combination.

holding a container of scentsicles.

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!

santa figurine on a cabinet.
candle, coasters, nativity scene on an end table.
ornaments in glass jars, gingerbread train on a kitchen counter.

Finally, moving to the kitchen…I had two little helpers make this decoration for me last weekend. ๐Ÿ™‚

ornaments in glass jars, gingerbread train on a kitchen counter.

Apothecary jars found here, ornaments are from Walmart.

mailbox, santa figurine on a kitchen counter.

Y'all PLEASE ignore the pooping Santa. ๐Ÿ˜‚The kids love it. But isn't that note sweet?

christmas plate, snowman cookie jar.

The cookie jar (similar here) is filled with the cookies I talked about last week!

stovetop with cutting boards and a merry christmas decor tile.

Another one of my favorites. ๐Ÿ˜‰

double oven with merry christmas tea towels.

Towels are from Hobby Lobby.

wooden advent calendar on a kitchen counter.

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.

elf on a shelf in a mason jar with a pen.

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. ๐Ÿ˜‰

advent candles on a kitchen table.

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.

children\'s christmas drawings hanging on a peg board.

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.

santa claus figure hanging on a doorknob.

And last but not least, this sad little guy. ๐Ÿ˜‰ 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.)

living room with built-ins beside tv, decorated for christmas.

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!

xo, Leslie - blog post signature at the end of post.

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  1. 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!))!!