Deck The Halls Home Tour

Now that we're in the thick of the holiday season, I'm excited to give you a glimpse into my holiday home decor! If you're joining us from the Deck the Halls Holiday Home Tour sponsored by Salt and Life Blog, we're glad to have you! 

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Jay and I moved into our new house about three weeks ago, and we've been working around the clock to finish renovations and get it put together. While there are still lots of little things to do, we're finally feeling a little more settled. Since we've been moving, unpacking, and painting, I wasn't sure if we'd put up many Christmas decorations this year. However, we hosted a holiday gathering for family on Saturday, and while we didn't put up tons of decorations, we added several festive touches around the house. 

My taste in Christmas decor is pretty classic, but I do like a little more sparkle and bling for the holidays. I like to start with a base of gold, silver, and winter white, and then I add pops of red from there. I also try to purchase decorations that I know I can use year after year, and many of our holiday decorations have been passed down to us from family.

Other than our real tree, the only things I purchased this year were four basic wreaths to hang from our front windows and some ribbon to make bows for them. I looked several different places for outdoor ribbon, and the best selection was at Michael's for 70% off.

I found these Pottery Barn lookalike trees at Hobby Lobby a couple of years ago, and I previously used them on a mantle in our old house. Now I use them for our cabinet in our dining room, which leaves plenty of room to serve dessert, appetizers, or drinks if we're entertaining. 

The antique marble top washstand in our living room is the perfect spot for a hot chocolate station or a bourbon bar. I love these hot cocoa mugs that have the built-in spoon. They're perfect for stirring in marshmallows or peppermint!

We're still working to put together our coffee table, but you can't really go wrong with a plate of treats for Santa (or yourself) while catching up on your favorite magazines or latest Netflix binge. We've sung the praises of Louisville Stoneware on the blog before, but this Santa Clause plate would be a perfect gift for your friend or relative who has everything or for kids to leave cookies for Santa Clause. 

I appreciate a festive hand towel that is actually absorbent and doesn't require ironing, and this one fits the bill. Add some holiday soap and a classic three-wick Bath and Body Works candle, and you can quickly spruce up the bathroom for the holidays.

Thanks for joining us on the Deck the Halls Holiday Home Tour! We hope you continue on the tour by heading to Holly's blog, Just Bake! Holly is a fellow dog mom, and in addition to checking out her home tour, you can find lots of great recipes and craft ideas.