Christmas Home Tour

Happy Friday!  Can you believe that Christmas is this coming Monday?  Where did the time go?  I have so much to do, and I know I’m not alone when I say that.  Anyways, I thought I would give you a little Christmas Home Tour of my home before the holiday ends. Now, I am not a decorator and I don’t claim to be one, but Christmas is my favorite time of year and I love decorating for the holiday.  I would like to say that my Christmas decor style is traditional. I like the traditional red and green colors that are associated with Christmas, and I love using them in my home decor.  Lets begin with my living room.

Our Christmas tree is an artificial pre-lit tree (Yes I know!! Why don’t I have a real tree? …Santa is shedding a tear, etc.) that’s about ten years old.  Anyway, this year half the lights were not working anymore so I decided to take them off.  BIG mistake! Did you know that those lights are clamped on the branches with about a million plastic clamps that took over 2 hours to take off.  Yeah lesson learned, next time I’ll just add lights onto the existing ones.  Also, all that tearing off of the clamps and lights made the tree lose about a quarter of it’s needles (it was like having a real tree shedding) and now the tree has huge gaps in it.  It was so frustrating I wanted to throw it out the door, but I didn’t because the hubs said “No New Tree”.  LOL!!  But seriously, trees are so expensive nowadays I don’t know if I want a new one that badly.

As you can see my DIY lamp [here] has been very versatile in decorating for the different seasons this year.  I added green and red ornaments (balls) to it and I think it looks really nice. Don’t you agree? The Santa and Mrs. Claus were a Kmart find many years ago.  They match the stockings.  By the way can you spot the elves in this picture? Those elves are always popping up everywhere:)

I have a little obsession with red vintage trucks and try to use them as much as I can get away with in my Christmas decor.  Also, anything “BELIEVE” themed is a decor trend in my home as well.  Even though, my daughter is a teenager that now knows the truth about Santa we are still a family that believes in the magic and spirit of Christmas. Oh and don’t get me started on how my daughter loves anything with an elf related theme.

I have to admit that of all the decorated spaces (besides my village) my favorite is the entryway. I just love that little flocked tree from Walmart, along with the garland. The fabric Christmas trees are from Marshalls, as is that cute little gnome and the sled. Finally, what is any Christmas space with out a vintage red truck, so here is another one.

In my dining room you will find the buffet where I have my Christmas Village which is my all time favorite decorative item in my home. But don’t forget the popular tiered tray that is a staple in any farmhouse home decorating. It’s all decorated with Christmas and Rae Dunn.

Furthermore, my little hutch with some of my Rae Dunn Collection which you have seen before on previous posts. Along with some sneaky elves in the mix….

Lastly, here is my kitchen.  Now I don’t have a lot of decorations in the kitchen (even though my husband would disagree) I believe it’s not about over doing it, but more about what you love and what makes you happy. I love Christmas time and I love decorating and buying decor that I love and know I will use for a long time. It is not easy seeing all those decked out beautiful homes on social media and wanting to do the same in yours. Believe me friends, I see all those gorgeous homes decorated in white or neutral tones and they are really amazing and beautiful, but truth is that’s not me.  I know I wish I had the money and talent to make my home look like a magazine cover, but I’m also realistic and like to sit on my sofa, eat at my table and cook in my kitchen (bahaha, the husband does the cooking here, but you know what I mean). Now don’t get me wrong I love looking at those beautifully styled homes and they are a great inspiration for decor newbies like me. I am just saying it’s OK not being perfect and there is nothing wrong with that either. Because truth be told I am far from perfect and I’m doing pretty good. Well I think so anyway..

I hope you  enjoyed this Christmas Home Tour of mine it’s nothing fancy, but it’s my cozy little home. Thank you for stopping by the blog today it really means the world to me that you take the time out of your busy day to visit. Have yourselves a Merry Christmas with your lovely families and I will see you again next week on the blog. Merry Christmas from our home to yours!!!

xoxo,

Maritza

 

 

 

 

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