Christmas Home Tour 2016

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and I am so excited to partner with a group of bloggers for a fun holiday home tour. If you got here from Taylor’s blog, welcome!


Well, to begin, let me share a little secret with you: It’s 2 weeks before Christmas and I have not purchased any gifts yet. Not one! but don’t worry, I am on top of things! Next week, shopping for Christmas gifts will be my life’s work. In the meantime, grab a cup of tea, or a cup of hot cocoa and pretend like you are taking a walk with me through my house. We will begin in the living room!




Like a lot of you, we have a tradition of driving to a Christmas tree farm and getting our tree the day after thanksgiving! So, on the day after thanksgiving, we went to the farm and picked out the tree of our dream only for me to get home and realize that I hated it!



It was not full at all, did not have a great shape, and had holes all over the place. What to do! What to do! Well, I took some shears to it, shaped it and that helped so much but there were still holes in it so what’s a girl to do but to add some fake snow, some ribbon, some large ornaments and call it perfect.



And Let’s be honest, can you really go wrong with how you decorate a Christmas tree? maybe its because I’ve been watching way too many hallmark movies here lately but the fact is, all that is needed for a tree to be perfect is love for the one that you decorate it with.

That….and a second Christmas tree! Our bedroom totally has space for a Christmas tree and I tend to turn into quite the romantic at Christmas time… hence the hallmark movie sentiment above!

Christmas tree in bedroom, bedroom Christmas decor


So, when we heard that some local high school students had ordered way too many Christmas trees for their fundraiser and was selling for a fraction of the price, I braved the cold and drove a whopping 2 miles to go get us a tree and this time, i was going to get it right.

bedroom Christmas decor, Christmas tree in bedroom


bedroom Christmas decor, Christmas tree in bedroom


Christmas tree in bedroom, bedroom Christmas decor


bedroom Christmas decor, Christmas tree in bedroom


bedroom Christmas decor, Christmas tree in bedroom


There is something about laying in bed and looking over at your Christmas tree while a soft Christmas carol plays softly in the background.

The dining room has seen quite a bit of use this season! I am a big fan of this time of the year and I love that most people are too. I love the parties, the eggnog, the movies (hallmark), the dinners, and light. I love it all. because of that, I knew that this dining room was going to have to be festive.

Christmas Dining room decor


It wasn’t much but it was festive. The baby scale is one of my very favorite possessions. I change the face of it every now and a again to reflect the season.

dining room Christmas decor


dining room Christmas decor


dining room Christmas decor


And finally, the kitchen! The heart of the home! The dining room would just be a pretty face if the kitchen did not put up all the effort. it was kept simple and clean. No extravagance, no lights! just 2 little tree in a tray on the island! That’s all it needed!

Kitchen Christmas decor


Kitchen Christmas decor


Kitchen Christmas decor


I adore this season you guys! It is so much much work, so much fun but such a blessed time because most of us become as close to unified as we’ll ever be! We unite around the lights, and the music, the food and the trees. Some others of us unite even more around Jesus and his birth. We serve the people that we love and some that we don’t even know very well in our homes and it is a joyous time.

So, as you are getting to the end of your hot drink, think about this, how are you perfectly loving your little home by loving the people in it? Thanks for hanging with me you guys!


Next on the tour is Audrey! Make sure you head over to see her gorgeous joy filled home!


Homes for the holidays bloggers!

Noting Grace

A Cottage Girl

Vanessa’s Modern Vintage Home

Farmhouse on Elder Hill

The Homemaking Momma

Uniquely Taylor Made

The Auburn Fox

This Rustic Cottage

The Tattered Pew

The Rustic Pig

Delightfully Noted

The Clementine Colonial

Many blessings,


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  1. Bree

    Loved this little tour! You have a beautiful home Vanessa! So glad to be a part of this hop with you!

  2. Cindy Harvey

    Oh your tree is perfection! But I totally know what you mean about getting one home and hating it…been there done that! Annnnd, I haven’t bought any presents either! Let’s hear it for the procrastinators!

  3. Jordan

    Everything is so gorgeous! I would’ve never known it was hole-y because it looks stunning now!

  4. Leigh

    I loved your living room tour! And your tree is perfect! Merry Christmas!

  5. Krysta

    These photos are so gorgeous – everything is so beautiful! My house is so tiny, so I can’t really decorate for the holidays. I’m hoping in the next few years my boyfriend and I will be able to buy a bigger space and then I can decorate to my hearts content 🙂

  6. Taylor

    Simple, classic, and beautiful my friend. So glad I got to do this hop with you. Your living room is seriously amazing.

  7. Jennifer

    Your living room looks so nice and cozy! Love your bright and white built-ins. Enjoyed being on this tour with you.

  8. Jen @ Noting Grace

    Vanessa – your home is so lovely and gorgeous! I adore your Christmas Coffee pillow – where’d you get it? I also love the ‘snow’ added to your tree – such a great idea in lieu of flocking!

    This is a beautiful tour and I’m honored to be a part of this with you!

  9. Kelly

    Vanessa I love what you did with your tree! It turned out beautiful! I also loved peeking in to your lovely home. You have such a gift for bringing it all together. Loved it!


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