Happy December! I cannot believe that we are in our last month of 2016. Where did the year go? There’s no better time than now to get out the ski jackets and bring up all the bins from the basement and start decorating for Christmas. Are you ready to Tour 16 of the most beautiful bloggers homes decorated for Christmas? This year we’ve added some more friends to the HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS BLOG TOUR. If you’re coming over from The Shabby Creek Cottage “Welcome”. We also have a very special gift to share with one lucky reader so read on all the way to the end. WE’RE PLAYING SANTA!
Let’s begin with my 1973 Christmas portrait wearing a red plaid smocked dress. I liked RED and PLAID then and I love it even more now! So why not take the inspiration and roll with it?
Each Christmas Eve I host my entire extended family. Close to 45 in total. We all gather in our living room for our annual gift exchange. I love to make this room festive and bright with an abundance of color and lights.
This year I purchased this light up MERRY sign from HomeGoods. The light up marquee matches my initial letter B that stays year round in the fireplace. I added a gorgeous 9 foot pre-lit flocked garland from King of Christmas and hung our whimsical patchwork plaid stockings from it. I added simple green glass bulbs to the garland. It was so easy to hang a pre lit garland. No more going back to using my own lights. Its pre-lit from here on out.
Last week on my Instagram stories you might have seen a peek at the skis that I purchased at a yard sale this summer. You should have seen the looks when I squeezed these into my car in August. These vintage skis still have the old silver bindings and leather straps. I knew for $25 that they would make a colorful addition to my colorful mantel vignette.
In keeping with the red theme I purchased red battery operated lanterns for the hearth, two wool snowflake accent pillows and the coziest polka dotted pom-pom throw blanket also from HomeGoods.
Make sure that you climb your way up to the top of Santa’s NICE LIST this year! This vintage apple picking ladder is the ideal spot to hang all our blankets during the cold NY months. When it’s movie time we get to pick from our favorites.
This year I purchased these light up mercury glass trees in a variety of shapes and sizes. At night we turn off all the lights and they shimmer from on top of the piano. The red plaid ottoman gets moved all around and is the perfect little footstool. Shop here for plaid holiday footstools.
Each year we cut our own live Christmas tree. We squeeze the tallest tree possible into the living room and load it with my collectible glass ornaments. This is one of my favorite glass Santa ornament from Christopher Radko. Start your Christopher Radko Collection today and have an amazing colorful hand painted glass ornament collection to pass on to the next generation.
TIP: Throw away the cheap and unreliable metal hangers and upgrade to green floral or pipe cleaners to hang your ornaments and rest assure that they won’t fall of the tree.
Another one of my favorites with a vintage inspired design and color scheme.
This year we decided to decorate our master bedroom for the Holidays. Why on Earth haven’t I done this before? It was the best decision. I absolutely love coming home to this beautiful tree. At night I turn off all the lights and it makes for best nightlight anyone could ever imagine. This 7.5 foot King Frasier Fir LED pre-lit slim tree from King Of Christmas fits to a “T” in my reading corner. I turn on the fireplace and I’m in Christmas Heaven. It took us under 5 minutes to assemble the entire tree.
I put my feet up on this red tartan plaid ottoman and I’m ready to wind down. We decorated the tree in a black, white, gold and red theme. I wove red wired ribbon throughout and tied bows at the end. I added a mirrored star as a tree topper.
I feel in love with this large glass bulb. It fit my color scheme and the gold glitter was the icing on the tree. I added gold glitter curly Q floral picks and crystal light up stars to the red checkered ribbon. Notice how lifelike these branches look.
I also made some changes to my bedding. I wanted the plaid and red theme to take center stage in the room so I layered large white matellase Euro pillows with natural trim fringe, snowflake sheets, and tartan plaid and velvet accent pillows from HomeGoods. The pair of bright green ginger jar lamps were purchases at my daughter’s school fundraiser for $8. each. They are the perfect compliment to the reds scattered around the room.
Above the bed I added a gold metal and white washed wood BE MERRY sign. I bought this way back in October. I knew that it would be gone if I didn’t buy it right away.
Gold and red ceramic and bottle brush trees are added to the dressers and tables.
I’ve never been so happy with our bedroom like I am now with it decorated for the Holidays. In the new year though I will be making some changes. Until then I will enjoy the colors that Christmas had brought in and our King Of Christmas tree will always have a loving home.
Heres a look back at Christmas 2015. Click here to tour our home.
If there’s a teen in your family you’ll want to stop by my last post about decorating my daughter Chloe’s teen room. It was so much fun adding pink holiday decorations to her black and white themed room.
Lastly, please go see how my friend Janine from HAPPY HAPPY NESTER has decorated her home for the Holidays. Her white and bright home is a breathe of fresh air! From the bottom our hearts we wish you the happiest of Holidays and good fortune, continuous happiness and a healthy future.
For our Home for the Holidays Blog Tour, King of Chrismas is kindly giving away one 7 foot flocked unlit tree to one lucky winner. Here is how you enter the giveaway. Each comment (one per blog) qualifies as an entry. So, the more blogs you comment on in our tour the more entries for you. Also, if you subscribe to our blogs each subscription gives you two more entries. This giveaway is for US residents and you must be at least 18 years old. This King of Christmas tree giveaway ends on December 11th at 8:00 pm Pacific Standard Time. The winner will be announced that week.
UPDATE: We’d love to congratulate Sally Puckett for winning the tree form King Of Christmas!
Here’s the 2016 HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS BLOGGER TOUR LINEUP:
- Happy Happy Nester
- Designs by Laila
- Lindsay Hill Interiors
- Maison de Cinq
- Crazy Chic Design
- The Design Twins
- Home and Fabulous
- Styled with Lace
- Too Chic for Words
- She Leaves a Little Sparkle
- I don’t know how she does it
- Oscar Bravo Home
- 2 Ladies and a Chair
- The Shabby Creek Cottage
Much love and happy decorating ,
- I have partnered with King of Christmas and received products in exchange for this post. All expressed opinions are 100% mine. Amie Freling
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