Throwback Thursday ~ Christmas Tour 2013

Throwback Thursday ~ Christmas Tour 2013

I am linked up at The Nesting Place 2013 Christmas Tour of Homes so for anyone joining me from there, Welcome!

It’s that time of year again, Christmas home tour time!

I’ll be honest and say this is not a Perfect home tour in fact its anything but, (moving six people into a smaller house takes awhile to get things Perfect ) Good thing I’m not striving for perfection! And like one of my favorite bloggers, the Nester, always says, It doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful.

 So without further adieu, here is the tour!
Our tree was incredibly easy to find this year, we actually found it in our back yard! It is set up right in the middle of our great room so it can be seen from the kitchen, living room and dining room.
Christmas Home Tour 2013
 Notice the string holding the tree to the wall near the top? Well let’s just say a couple of cats have been having a heyday with our tree. Coincidentally, that is why there are no presents under the tree as I found out our kitties like to play with tear apart anything under there (including the tree skirt which I usually find in some random spot around the house!)
Christmas Home Tour ~ 2013

See what I mean? They are little trouble makers! It’s good thing they are still cute…

Anyways, beside the tree is this cabinet which I decked out in a bunch of our Christmassy stuff,

Christmas Home Tour ~ 2013

The tree painting was done by my sister (the one who lives with us) a few years ago and I love it. I also love the cute tiny silver reindeer and the mercury glass candle holder.

Christmas Home Tour 2013

On the middle shelf is our nativity and a past Christmas photo of the kids and a sweet angel decoration made by Nyla.

Christmas Tour ~ 2013
Christmas Tour ~ 2013

the dining area,

Christmas Tour ~ 2013

Our little Christmas village by day,

Christmas Tour ~ 2013

and by night,                                      Christmas Tour ~ 2013

The other night, just before I went to bed and was walking around shutting all the lights off, I was struck by how pretty everything looked with just these little village lights and our tree lights on so I grabbed my camera and had to try and capture some of the magic .
Christmas Tour ~ 2013

love this cute barn and I LOVE that picture of Cadence in the background (boy does nine years go by fast!)

Christmas Tour ~ 2013

Christmas Tour ~ 2013

some of my favorite night time ornaments (some of these look kind of plasticy and lame by day but in the twinkle of the Christmas lights they magically transform 🙂

This bead garland and grapevine wreath are over top of my desk, I tore off the ugly ribbon previously bedecking the wreath and liked the natural look of it so much I decided to leave it as is. My decorating plan this year has been keeping it simple and easy so that’s what I’ve done. KISS Keep It Simple Sam.

Christmas Tour ~ 2013

This wall is at the opposite end of the living room than the last picture and it has been tweaked so many times already! One of these days I will share a post on a couple different looks this side has gone through in the last couple months. This wall is a constant work in progress as I’m slowly adding things to the gallery wall which has actually been quite fun! Most of the things on this wall were on our previous gallery wall.

Christmas Tour ~ 2013

And since we don’t have a mantle or a staircase or something like that to hang our stockings on, I figured this is a good place for them 🙂 The red bin to the right of the t.v has all our Christmas movies in it for nice easy access. The red bead garland was long enough to go around our whole living room so that is what I did.

Christmas Tour ~ 2013

And finally, we have this little reading corner with our basket of Christmas Books and a few cozy places to sit and read and enjoy a hot beverage 🙂

Christmas Tour ~ 2013
And now I leave you with one last picture of our perfectly imperfect tree, to go along with our perfectly imperfect Christmas 🙂
Christmas Tour ~ 2013

Whew! That was a lot of pictures! If you make it through all that, you deserve a medal or something (or maybe just go grab a Christmas cookie? shhhh I won’t tell)

Thank you for stopping by for my 2013 Christmas Home Tour!

Related: Throwback Thursday ~ Our Christmas Home Tour 2014



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