Christmas Home Tour
I’m so happy to have you all here for another Christmas home tour. Last week I showed you the front of my home, the foyer, and half bath. The foyer and half bath are done in a rustic Christmas, which I found my inspiration from my Coke crate. My tree was my inspiration for my goal on how I wanted my living room to turn out this year.
As come in the living room from the foyer, we have this old dresser. This pink tree is special for my husband and me, it was our first tree together. The Santa’s are the start of my little collection that is displayed around the corner in the dining room.
My thought for my tree was all white, glass, silver with little touches of gold. The dollar store is a great place to find really nice looking Christmas ornaments, or I shop the clearance racks at the end of the season.
I used two different kinds of beads, the smaller beads were bought at Hobby Lobby in the Mini tree section. I think I have about 4 or 5 strands of these mini bead garlands on the tree.
The ribbon is a sheer type that I believe was found in the wedding section at the craft store. Adding bows gave me the final look that I was after.
The tree skirt, I used quilting batting and tulle to give a snowy look. This year I carried the batting and tulle over into my snow village that I have set up under and next to the tree.
About the village
Under and next to my Christmas tree, I have my Department 56 snow village. There are about 24 buildings and a ton of accessories to go along with the buildings.
This is my second year with all these pieces, I was blessed with the opportunity to buy my sister in laws collection just before we moved into the new house.
All these pieces made for a challenge of how we wanted to display the village, so this is the first year of having it under the Christmas tree.
We used boards as our base so the village wasn’t just sitting on the carpet. Knowing that I didn’t want the village just to be one level, we placed foam boards on top of the wood boards to give the village some height. The foam was also one way I was able to hide some of the wires that go into the buildings.
Once we had the height we were looking for, I covered the foam with the same batting and tulle that I used for the tree skirt. With that finished, I was able to start placing the buildings and accessories were I wanted.
Since the Christmas tree was all white and glass with touches of silver I wanted to carry that out in the living room.
Trying to working with what I had, for the most part, I was able to accomplish this. However I did buy a couple new things, this lantern was a great find at Micheals on their clearance rack.
Shopping at discount stores is also a good way of finding new things to add, take the deer at the top of the bookcase. I found him at a Goodwill store for 1.99.
These cute deer were my splurge this year, they are from World Market. But the tree that they are standing in front of is from Goodwill again only paying 1.99 for it.
This curio cabinet we bought as a wedding gift to our selves, 18 years ago. This was a great place to display all these glass figures. My favorite is the individual pieces that make up the nativity set and the angle that is standing behind it.
Using more tulle to place under the glass figures in the cabinet also ties the curio cabinet back to the Christmas tree. And this Santa will help tie into the Santa collection I was talking about earlier in the dining room.
I really hope you all enjoyed this Christmas tour of my home, be on the lookout for my final tour. ~ Jenny