I decided to decorate our new flocked tree with all homemade ornaments, hung using vintage clothes pins.
Instead of a tree skirt I opted to use my collection of picnic baskets and adorn it with some of the kiddie’s stuffed animals. Not only do they look sweet, but they add a special meaning to the tree.
There is nothing like the coziness of a Christmas tree glow to warm the home. Sitting on this old farm bench my husband had built are a French chicken wire basket I made and three fresh pomegranates that emphasize the natural Christmas feel of our living room.
There are so many homemade elements in my decor that have special meaning. The guitar in the background that our youngest son is learning to play, the homemade burlap vase with the number 9 (our house number and my husband’s favourite number) and a little glittery skate cut out of music sheets that our daughter and I made.
I adore that old wooden crate that used to belong to my late father-in-law. I smile every time I look at it.
Adjacent to our living room is our dining room, where I decided to keep the decor to a minimum. I once again incorporated just a little bit of red to make it coherent with the rest of the decor.
I decided to keep a momochromatic scheme on the tree and add just a few turquoise bulbs here and there to tie in with the decor on my mantel, which I will share with you in more detail later on this week.
In preparation for this housewalk, I took hundreds of photos, which of course cannot be shared in one post. But I will be sharing many of them in the next couple of days and would be honoured if you would come back to visit me.
In the meantime, please visit the next house – Stop #8, the amazing Sadie Olive. Once you do, you will understand why I am over the moon honoured to have been included in this housewalk.
Thank you so much for taking some time to visit our home – it has been our pleasure having you.
And remember, you can find the entire list of homes at the talented Jennifer Rizzo’s, who not only coordinates this amazing tour with such professionalism, but in a very caring manner. Thank you Jennifer.
I hope you have a beautiful and inspiring day!