It’s time for our Christmas home tour 2015! 2015 was good to us! We are traditional Christmas people! We love celebrating little baby Jesus! We love Celebrating the incarnation of God. We have a traditional and colorful nativity! We go and cut down a tree the day after thanksgiving! Husbs has a village from the eighties that we have under our tree. We go caroling with friends, have “It’s a wonderful life” Christmas parties, go to “Messiah” sing alongs, and go look at Christmas lights! To keep up with tradition, we also use lots and lots of red in our decor!
I have husbs to thank for converting me to his Christmas celebration ways. Normally, our house has a fairly neutral palette and although no one could accuse me of having a highly gaudy home this Christmas, i think that currently my home is as adventurous as it was ever going to be this year. Look at the red and gold balls and my little red grain sack lines in the pillows!
You can find more on the Christmas grain sack throw pillows on the post i did right before this one.
We love it! Husbs loves it which makes me happy! This is only our second Christmas together, and this year, our house is more festive then it was the year before and i suspect that should we be entrusted with kids someday, it will only get more festive from here. Husbs lets me do whatever i want to do to the house throughout the year and in light of that, Christmas is the time when i especially consider his desires and gladly lest him help me decorate.
You can see more of the advent calendar in the pottery barn inspired advent calendar post i did a little while ago.
I am sure that a tree decorated with blue and silver balls, a small white nativity, and a very neutral Christmas decor palette would look a lot daintier and in-style but then i have to remember that this is a home and not a studio(though my house does, at times, double as a studio). Real lives are lived here. Real people are entertained here! Real memories are made here. I want to have a home that is pretty and clean,yet extremely cozy and laid back for me and my people to take refuge. I do not want a home that constantly feels staged so that children can’t play, people can’t put their feet up, messes can’t be made and true comfort can’t be experienced.
Because of that, I strive to take his likes and loves into consideration. I do, however, still insist that we have white and not colored lights on the tree! Everything else is fair game!
Make sure to celebrate the birth of the King of Kings!