Hi friends! We are officially single digits days away from Christmas. Things are crazy around the SSOM household these days, which is really not that different than any other time of year. Ha. I am looking forward to next week when my whole crew will be home so we can just spend time together enjoying the season.
I have been sharing bits and pieces of my holiday home and today I thought I would wrap things up and show you the highlights from each room. Oh, there’s no place like home for the holidays! Come on in!
Let’s start in the foyer.
I kept our decor very traditional this year by carrying a tartan plaid ribbon throughout the rooms. If you know me, you know that navy is my love language, and a navy plaid ribbon may just be my favorite thing. Ever.
(I have been asked a bunch where I got the ribbon. The ribbon is actually made from fabric that I cut into strips. Sadly I can’t source the fabric…)
Actually I take that back, these little silhouettes might be my favorite thing. Ever.
This was a quick DIY project of silhouettes of the Sweets. I know I’m biased but aren’t their little profiles cute?
Here’s a glimpse of part of our Nutcracker Collection. My Mother-in-Law started this collection for my husband years before we were married and it continues every year. I love pulling them out! Of course, no southern Christmas home tour would be complete without some Magnolia leaves thrown in for good measure. I think I am going to add some to the mantel now that I am looking at this picture. 🙂
Nothing says Christmas like Hunter boots. At least if you are a blogger taking pictures of your holiday home. 🙂
Moving into the family room. Sweet Bella welcomes you! (Don’t worry she will resume her nap position soon.) This is the heart of our home so our tree is in here.
Last year, since our family was “complete”, I was excited to order matching monogrammed classic red stockings. Is it weird that stockings make my heart happy? It really is the little things!
More tartan ribbon on the tree. More nutcrackers. Hel-lllloooo black buffalo check!
Oh, and who’s ready for a Moscow Mule? #tistheseason
Of course, all of the ribbon on the tree is now shoved on the top third of the tree thanks to the little guy. And the stockings have been pulled down several times. Busy 18 month old boys do not really get this whole Christmas decor thing!
Here is a shot of the “bar”-moire ready for holiday hosting. This old TV armoire works great for a drink server. I love the vintage scarves keeping the chairs warm.
Another simple DIY project from this year. A Lindsay Letters knock-off. YAY for $6 projects!
Here is some gift wrap inspiration for you. Paint chip gift tags! Simple. Pretty. FREE!
Alright- let’s move to the dining room. We gave up our formal dining room to make a fourth bedroom, but gained a fireplace in the process. Overall, I’d say it’s a great trade off! Even a mundane weekday breakfast feels special with a fire!
I love these new topiaries from Home Decorators Collection. And the best part is that I can use them year round!
I borrowed some letters from our alphabet wall to make this fun wreath word. And I may just need to keep this up as a reminder to spread some JOY all year!
Well, that’s a wrap for this year y’all! I had big plans to share the little guys room and the kitchen… but… my elves didn’t show up again this year to clean it up and take pictures to share. Silly elves! Here’s hoping they come next year! 🙂