Welcome to our holiday home!
Can you believe Thanksgiving is behind us and now it’s Christmastime? It seems that everyone is starting early this year, which I happen to love. Twinkle lights and candles make everything seem magical. Lynch Creek Farm is sponsoring the home tour again and has graciously offered to do a giveaway. They supplied each of the participating bloggers with wreaths, garlands, or a beautiful centerpiece of their choice. And you can win a wreath like mine! Keep reading for more details. The entire home tour featuring 27 bloggers is organized each year by the girls at Eleven Magnolia Lane and Jenny of Evolution of Style. Christy & Amy have it so together that they actually have a 2018 Holiday Planner that you can download. I’m for sure downloading it for next year, because I have to be honest here…my photos are a little dark and that’s because I waited until the last day to finish decorating and take photos…and it’s a rainy day. Our new house has the best light on a sunny day. But it sure is cozy on a rainy or snowy day. Ahhh, if only that rain would turn to snow! If you are visiting from Abby, Just a Girl and her Blog, welcome!
A holiday front door
A holiday home tour must start at the beginning…the front door. Decorated with the beautiful wreath from Lynch Creek Farm and of course my white Sharpie water-based paint pen! Because we recently moved and we can’t quite find all of our holiday decorations, Madeline and I made gingerbread cookies in the shapes of houses for ornaments. We sliced some oranges and baked them to dry out so we could make a garland for the kitchen and add a few to the tree as well. I purchased a few things like metal houses, a tray, some very inexpensive silver ornaments, tiny evergreens and, of course, candles. My theme this year is a Scandinavian Christmas. Because after all, it is the most hygge time of the year. We may be in a new home, but that’s all the more reason to invite friends and family to celebrate. A little added pressure this year because of the festive neighborhood we moved into does caroling through the streets. Most of the homes are decorated inside and out in the anticipation of this event.
The Frame TV using our favorite Christmas card photo from 2001
For Christmas art we used a favorite photo from our 2001 Christmas card. It was Thanksgiving weekend and when the snow started falling I quickly thought this could be our chance to get our Christmas card photo. We dressed the kids and sent them out the door and naturally they started catching snowflakes! I used the entire roll of film and of course, the best photo was the very first one. Now 17 years later and we can upload it to our Samsung Frame TV.
A simple dining room in shades of black & white for a Scandinavian Christmas
When Madeline and I went to Copenhagen, we loved that they used candles in the restaurants and coffee shops all day and night. Many of the cafes had shelves stocked full of pillars. Why hide them? Without candles, there’s no hygge. According to The Little Book of Hygge: Danish Secrets to Happy Living, Denmark burns more candles per person than anywhere else in Europe. Each person burns around 13 pounds of candle wax every year! I think we must be part Danish.I love these trays by Habit + Form from Terrain. I use them all over my house and in the kitchen. This one holds branches I cut from a large hydrangea tree in the back yard, a simple scalloped pot with a tiny evergreen also from Terrain and of course candles. I stock up on candles at Ikea.This is one Christmas decoration that will always find a spot in our Christmas house. Brent bought this years ago in Germany and we enjoy it every year. This one is pretty cute too!
May your holidays be filled with candlelight and twinkle lights!
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