Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Holiday Home Tour - Christmas in a Cozy House

Welcome to our home!
I'm so happy you are here! I know you can't stay long as you will be carrying on your way visiting all the fabulously decorated homes on the Holiday Home Tour. However, I hope you have time for a quick look around.






I am thrilled to be a part of this Blog Hop hosted by 


Have a seat and rest a bit and I'll point out a few of my decorations around the living room.

Rather than saying we live in a small house, I like to think of it as a cozy house. And yes, there are many improvements/reno's that I wish were done especially before giving you this tour.  I find, particularly at this time of year, it is easy to get caught up in"comparing and wanting".

However, I try to remember this quote by Epicurus
Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not.
But remember, what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.

With that in mind, I'm going to be thankful for all that God has blessed me with and remember His greatest gift to us in sending his Son to be our Saviour - the reason for the season. 


Please come along as I show you how I decorated our 
cozy house for Christmas.
I know everyone is super busy getting ready for the holidays, so I'll just let you peruse the pics and will keep my chatter to a minimum.

To see more of my Christmas Fireplace & Hearth, click here.






The Living Room


















To see more pics of this nativity display, click here.





To see more of my Christmas Etagere, click here.



The Dining Room - click here to see more of my 
Canadian Lodge Christmas Tablescape.





The Kitchen




You can see more of this display, here.



The Main Bathroom








The TV Room














Thank you so much for stopping by! 
Hope you enjoyed seeing my Christmas decorations.
I'd love to have a little snack together before you leave.

Bye for now! Have fun as you continue on the 
Holiday Home Tour
  Click on the links below to see some fabulous homes all decked out for the holidays.


Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

I'll be linking this post to these wonderful blog parties:
Saturday Sparks on Pieced Pastimes
Share it One More Time at Everyday Home
A Bouquet of Talent Saturday at Life on Lakeshore Drive
Sundays at Home at Love of Home
Silver Pennies Sunday at Silver Pennies
Dishing It & Digging It at Rustic & Refined
Celebrate Your Story at Celebrate & Decorate
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
Amaze Me Mondays at Dwellings
Show & Share at Coastal Charm
The Scoop at Stone Gable
Inspire Me Tuesdays at A Stroll Thru Life
Tuesday at Our Home at Our Home Away From Home
Tutorials & Tips at Home Stories A to Z
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
Fall into Fall at DIY by Design
Creative Ways at Posed Perfection
Share Your Style at Essence of Home
Share Your Cup at Have a Daily Cup of Mrs Olson
Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch
Grace at Home at Imparting Grace
Home Matters Friday at Life with Lorelai
Inspiration Gallery at Craftberry Bush
Home Sweet Home at The Charm of Home
Foodie Friday & Everything Else at Rattlebridge Farm
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Christmas Fireplace & Hearth

While I love to decorate all areas of my home for Christmas, decorating the fireplace mantel is definitely one of my favourites.
It wasn't always that way but since Mr Delight did the stone veneer makeover on the old brick, (here) I now like the stone backdrop to any  seasonal decor I add.



I started by hanging this wreath with lights over the black framed mirror.

Some birch, faux red berries, greenery and an antler shed were arranged on the mantel.

These wooden mittens were tucked in as well.

Faux candles and their holders were embellished with burlap and red berries.

A bronze-toned reindeer rests on a birch log.

They look dapper with plaid ribbon scarves.

The stockings were hung...

...and were easily moveable ...

...with this curtain rod attached to the bottom of the mantel.

This side of the hearth was decorated with a crate, small tree and black lantern.

An urn with birch and berries and a pretty plaid package adorns the other side of the hearth.



Of course, a Christmas fireplace is best enjoyed in the evenings...

...and we have been spending lots of time right here.

Relaxing by the fire is definitely one of my favourite Christmas activities. :)

Thanks for visiting!

Be sure to mark your calendars for the 
Holiday Home Tour Blog Hop
hosted by Chloe at Celebrate & Decorate.
I'll be joining in on Wed, Dec 7th.
I'll be linking this post to these wonderful blog parties:
Saturday Sparks on Pieced Pastimes
Share it One More Time at Everyday Home
A Bouquet of Talent Saturday at Life on Lakeshore Drive
Sundays at Home at Love of Home
Silver Pennies Sunday at Silver Pennies
Dishing It & Digging It at Rustic & Refined
Celebrate Your Story at Celebrate & Decorate
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
Amaze Me Mondays at Dwellings
Show & Share at Coastal Charm
The Scoop at Stone Gable
Inspire Me Tuesdays at A Stroll Thru Life
Tuesday at Our Home at Our Home Away From Home
Tutorials & Tips at Home Stories A to Z
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
Fall into Fall at DIY by Design
Creative Ways at Posed Perfection
Share Your Style at Essence of Home
Share Your Cup at Have a Daily Cup of Mrs Olson
Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch
Grace at Home at Imparting Grace
Home Matters Friday at Life with Lorelai
Inspiration Gallery at Craftberry Bush
Home Sweet Home at The Charm of Home
Foodie Friday & Everything Else at Rattlebridge Farm
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage