Merry and Bright Christmas Home Tour – part 1 (plus giveaway!)

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Home Decorators Collection. But all opinions and decorating ideas are all own! Smile

Welcome to our home!!

I have teamed up with some of my blogger friends and the folks at Home Decorators Collection to share tours of our homes and lots of Christmas decorating inspiration with you this week.  And I have been anxiously awaiting the day to share with you what I have done in my home this year for Christmas!  And don’t leave before you enter the giveaway at the very end of the post (TWO lucky people will win a $250 gift card to Home Decorators Collection!)

Merry and Bright Christmas Home Tour

I have several posts and projects I need to catch up on sharing after the holiday season is over, one of them being the addition of this antique cabinet to our entryway.  It is actually an heirloom piece passed down to me, originally owned by my husband’s grandmother, and I am so glad to have a piece of family history in my home!  It is chippy and old and cream and white and I seriously love it.    I have moved all my vintage milk glass, Pyrex dishes, and old blue mason jars in it and love finally having a place to display my collection.  I’ll give you a full tour of it in January. 

Merry and Bright Christmas Home Tour

But for Christmas I was missing my white dresser that I used as an entryway table as another flat space to decorate.  But I made this work just fine with some fresh greenery, a few simple pieces of décor, and a DIY piece of art that I made last year.

Merry and Bright Christmas Home Tour

Now let’s head into the living room…

Merry and Bright Christmas Home Tour

My mantel this year is adorned with a DIY lighted canvas and lots of pops of red.

Merry and Bright Christmas Home Tour

But I went in a completely different direction with my tree this year.  I bought a flocked tree on clearance after Christmas last year and couldn’t wait to put it up this year.  I am in officially in LOVE with flocked trees!  I went with a red and white theme with lots of natural and rustic touches.

Merry and Bright Christmas Home Tour

And of course with a new tree means some new décor and by just adding a few new pieces and pulling lots of things from my bins I have a totally new look.

Merry and Bright Christmas Home Tour

I picked out set of Nordic glass ornaments from Home Decorator’s Collection and they went perfectly with my red and white theme this year. 

Martha Stewart Living Nordic Ornaments

I completely forgot about these little red cardinals that I found in my bins thst I must have bought on after Christmas clearance one year.   They go perfect on my tree this year!

Merry and Bright Christmas Home Tour

I also loved all the deer and nature elements I am seeing this year.  I have been looking to add some to my home so I picked out this white and tan deer applique pillow from Home Decorators Collection.  Perfect to use through fall into January or maybe even year round.

Merry and Bright Christmas Home Tour

I never have really had a tree topper – I usually just do ribbon or picks or a bow.  BUT when I saw this rustic reclaimed wood star I KNEW it was the perfect fit for my home and décor.  Even my nieces and nephew were excited that I had a star to go on top of the tree! 🙂

Merry and Bright Christmas Home Tour

The tree skirt was another favorite of mine from the Home Decorators Collection – sort of a mix of a burlap look or grain sack look with a pretty red stripe.  Simple and classic that could work with so many themes.

Merry and Bright Christmas Home Tour

Finding some flocked garland is on my after-Christmas clearance list this year.   Or I might just attempt flocking this garland myself.

Merry and Bright Christmas Home Tour

I like to keep my décor fairly neutral but at Christmas I can’t resist adding pops of red. 

Merry and Bright Christmas Home Tour

I love the open floor plan of our home so let’s step into the kitchen.

Merry and Bright Christmas Home Tour

So much happens at this table – daily meals, craft projects, and so much more.  But right now it is set for some guests we will have soon. 

Merry and Bright Christmas Home Tour

I will have a full detailed tour of this room next week with sources and details on some DIY things I did in here for Christmas but here’s a quick peek.

Merry and Bright Christmas Home Tour

My kitchen underwent a very inexpensive yet huge impact makeover this past year so I couldn’t resist adding some Christmas décor in my pretty new room!

Merry and Bright Christmas Home Tour

I love my view into the living room from the sink. 

Merry and Bright Christmas Home Tour

This time of year it is actually fun to go the mailbox to find cards (and not bills!) from friends and family.  I thought I would try a festive new way to display them this year.  I will probably replace all of these with photo cards as we continue to get them in the mail – those are my favorite!

Merry and Bright Christmas Home Tour

Oh coffee… it’s a necessity but who says a coffee station can’t be festive this time of year! Winking smile

Merry and Bright Christmas Home Tour

Well that’s it for now.  I will have part 2 of my home tour along with a post completely devoted to my Christmas kitchen next week.

Merry and Bright Christmas Home Tour

But don’t run off before you visit all the other gorgeous Holiday Home Tours and inspiration shared by all the other bloggers this past week.  You can also find posts on social media with hashtag #HDCHolidayHomes.  (I love to get on Instagram and browse through hashtags like that for inspiration!)


Here’s links to all the past posts: 


DIY on the Cheap | Christina’s Adventures | Just a Girl and Her Blog | Iron & Twine


Southern State of Mind | Migonis Home |Ciburbanity


Heathered Nest | House by Hoff | Life on Virginia Street


Designer Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body | Chaotically Creative | Rain on a Tin Roof


My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia | Redhead Can Decorate | The Frugal Homemaker

And here’s something for YOU! 


TWO of our lucky readers will have the opportunity to win one of two $250 Home Decorators Collection gift cards! To enter, simply follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter widget below. The giveaway ends next Friday, December 18, at Midnight EST. Please see terms and conditions here.

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  1. Lanita Anderson says:

    Hi Christina – Loved your Christmas home tour! You always do an amazing job decorating and this time is no different! I think my favorite thing is your Christmas tree – love the flocked tree and all of the red & white ornaments that go with your theme! If I were to win the gift card, I would select things from the Martha Stewart holiday collection – I really liked the woodland themed items and the burap stockings! I would love to do a woodland theme next year…. Thanks for sharing! Looking forward to seeing more about your new antique cabinet and how you have your milk glass collection stored in it, as well as your other Christmas decor! Enjoy the weekend…..

  2. Anne Marie says:

    Your home is beautiful. If I were the lucky winner, I would purchase a new rug for my dining room. I desperately need one before the holidays.

  3. Everything is lovely! Your flocked tree is beautiful. Love your Home Decorators Collection picks too!

  4. This is just lovely! Simple, but elegant. Very welcoming!

  5. If I were to win, I would probably purchase some lanterns and a pillow. But it would be really hard to pick because there are so many beautiful things! Your home looks beautiful!

  6. Looks beautiful!! Love the flocked tree.

  7. Your home is so beautiful! There’s nothing I’d love more than all white walls but we rent so I can’t do that yet, but what a perfect canvas for Christmas decorating?! I mean seriously… What’s with the peachy yellowy wall colors all over the south, I’ll never understand, lol!

    I just love the flow of your home’s decorations, it makes me all giddy to look at your photos and dream of having my stuff together someday like you do! I’m in love with order and beauty and you seem to get it every year. One of my favorite elements is how you used the ribbons and wreaths to make your cabinets so festive and elegant, I’m totally filing that idea away in my brain for the future. Also I’m loving all the after Christmas clearance you used… That just speaks to my heart! I love love love getting clearance items after the holiday, and that tree was a great score! Anyway, I just love your home… Your decorating gives me something to aspire to!!

    If I were lucky enough to win the gift card I’d have to get some of their precious ornaments, and I loved the festive throw pillow with the sheet music and music notes. I’d also be forced to get at least one of their garlands, and absolutely a tree skirt since I’ve never had one of those before! But it wouldn’t be hard to shop there, they have lots of amazing Christmas decor and that’s my favorite thing to shop for!

  8. Everything is just beautiful, I love your new flocked tree with all the pops of red, gorgeous!

  9. As always, your house is beautiful; I hope your friends that come to visit enjoy and appreciate all your work. I know it takes a lot of effort as I decorate a lot too.

  10. Gina Herman says:

    Any of the beautiful home décor. You have a beautifully decorated home.

  11. Your house is beautiful. My house needs a lot of updating so I would just start with the basics like lamps and pillows and other accessories if I won a gift card.

  12. Your home and decorations are so beautiful! I enjoyed looking at the pictures and was inspired by the simplicity of your decorations. I loved it! Thanks for a great post and Merry Christmas!

  13. HI Christina, I especially love the wreaths on your cupboards–so pretty! And I can’t wait to get a peek into your “new” entryway cupboard. Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas!

  14. Sue Tylicki says:

    Merry Christmas….Christina…..Love all your touches of red ( me too). I have the same little white flower pillow too. <==== thats fun when we see others who like the same decor.

  15. Your home is absolutely gorgeous!

  16. Silvia Fugate says:

    I would have to go with the one step at a time wooden sign for my home gym.
    The world Globe book ends and the Dublin and London wooden signs as I have been to both and have a few souvenirs from there in my decor.

  17. Your home is lovely! I like all the small details with the greenery in places like the coffee station. 🙂

  18. Very pretty. The curtains you painted seem to go with everything! If I won, I would get a nightstand or a storage bench.

  19. Enjoyed seeing your beautiful decorations. Have a wonderful Christmas.

  20. Just beautiful. If I won I would purchase a new rug for our family room.

  21. Julie Henderson says:

    The giveaway is so nice! If I were to win, I’d probably choose something in the fabric/ textiles category. Thanks for the chance to win and a Merry Christmas to all!! 🙂

  22. I love the wreaths on your kitchen cabinet doors. I think I’d like to get the fold down laundry drying rack. (plus a dozen other things….) Merry Christmas!!!

  23. Kendra Nay says:

    Love the closet organizer products. Your decorations are wonderful.

  24. Your home is beautifully decorated and inspiring! I especially loved the cookie cutters hanging off the canister. What a cute touch!

    I Love the colby Wall Mirror from Home Decorators. It’s definitely a splurge item!

  25. We moved to a log cabin from the suburbs so I can use any and all decor items! I’m thinking something with a deer head 🙂

  26. Jennifer A. says:

    I have never heard of Home decorators, but they have a lot of cute stuff. I would probably get a new console table. You did a great job on your home tour. Everything looked beautiful.

  27. I love your mantel! I also love all the pillows. I would probably order the pillows if I won the gc.

  28. I actually really like the giant tote bags! thx

  29. Kim Henrichs says:

    I really love he Manhattan cutting board!

  30. Love Home Decorators! Have used them in the past and their items are just like they say and are very high quality. Love your blog! Merry Christmas!

  31. Michelle Molitor says:

    I would buy the Cheshire Rug from the Baby & Kids section for my new baby girls nursery!

  32. If I were to win, I would purchase new lamps for the bedroom. That would be great. Thanks!

  33. I really like the selection at Home Decorators. I would probably choose a wall clock. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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