Christmas Mantel and Tree Tour, An Evening Tour

Welcome to my Christmas mantel and tree tour, all in my vintage style!

A vintage Christmas poster with a wooden hutch and Christmas tree decorated.

Welcome to my Vintage Christmas Tour!

 I love Christmas. My daughter is almost 2 and my son is almost 5 so it’s such a wonderful age to celebrate Christmas!

You’ll notice I have two Christmas trees ornately decorated and a lot of red. If anyone knows me, they know I don’t like red except at Christmastime!! Okay, and Valentine’s Day. But normally I don’t like red. But Christmas, to me, needs red!

I wanted to keep my decor vintage rustic and simple this year. I have all my Christmas decor from previous years but I like to change it up a little bit with each Christmas.

Stockings hung on the fireplace mantel with a red wreath above the mantel.

White fireplace mantel with red berries on it and a red wreath above it.

I’m in LOVE with these fresh rosemary topiaries I found at a local nursery. They also smell divine!

A green rosemary topiary in a white pot beside the fireplace.

I love this red jingle bell wreath I’ve had for years now. And I just stuck a birch log under some red berries for a rustic look.

A red bell wreath hanging above the fireplace.

We decorated our trees early this year but I wanted to get a head start on the chaos and enjoy our decor for awhile. So I’ve been decorating the house here and there every day and savoring the moments. Watching my kids decorate their Christmas tree was very special. Each year I collect a few different ornaments for them and let them put all the wooden and unbreakable ornaments on their little tree. There are no lights on it either so it’s safe.

A Christmas tree in a galvanized bucket in the living room.

This little tree I decorated with white bows. I love that green sap bucket! I wish I could find more with that color.

A small Christmas tree with white bows on the ottoman.
Open shelves, white ottoman with Christmas tree on it and red berries on top of mantel.
White ottoman, armchair with a gray throw and stockings that are red, green and white in living room.

My kids love their little radio flyer trike. It was my son’s, now it’s my daughter’s. She calls it her ‘bike’. My bike, my bike!

Wooden hutch, little wooden tricycle, and a decorated Christmas tree in living room.
Christmas bells on wooden hutch.

So now onto my foyer. Yep, I put my tree on a table! Crazy, I know. Our foyer is huge, if you haven’t noticed, and two stories high. I thought, why not take advantage of all that space? We’ve been decorating like this since we moved in four years ago. The 7′ tall tree goes right through the middle of the chandelier! I find it less to worry about during the holiday season. I have too many breakable ornaments! Hence, the reason for the kids’ having their own tree 😉

AA decorated Christmas tree on a small table in foyer.
Decorated Christmas tree, with presents underneath it.

That ‘merry’ banner and no-sew JOY pillow are DIY projects.

Decorated tree with a merry banner beside it.

My tree ornaments are so eclectic. I have mercury ornaments, rustic wooden snowflakes, lots of silver, red and green balls and jute webbing. I think it all works because it’s everything I love and I buy multiples of each so that it’s spread evenly throughout the tree. My new addition are the ceramic deer. Love them.

Up close picture of a deer ornament on the tree.

This year I decorated my own wrapping paper and it’s so easy! I stamped Christmas stamps on kraft paper.

Presents in a wire basket under the tree.
Christmas presents in a wire basket under the tree with a red skirt.

So there you have it! Thank you for coming to my house!

vintage luggage under a sitting bench in the foyer.

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  1. You knocked it out of the park, Jamie!! I’m loving so many of the details, like the kids’ tree. Such a great idea! I might just steal it. I was thinking today how I wanted to buy A her own ornament or two each year. I think I need a little tree for her room that she can decorate. And then the tree on the table in the foyer?? TO. DIE. FOR. Such a cleaver solution and just different. Love it!

    I’m so with you on the red at Christmas. I’ve pretty much taken red completely out of my decorating, so it just feels right this time of year. 🙂 Merry Christmas, friend!

  2. I love all the red and color added to your stunning neutral backdrop Jamie – your house looks absolutely gorgeous! The galvanized metal tree bucket and little sap bucket are two of my favourites… but everywhere you look are gorgeous characterful unique items. Love the whole thing!! So glad to be on this home tour with you:)

  3. Your home is lovely and beautifully decorated for your family and Christmas. The trike ‘bike’ is cute and no wonder she adores it. The tree on the table is a great idea and I love the ones in the buckets too. Merry Christmas!

    1. Oh I love all of your decor, so beautiful. The trike is adorabe and I love the baket for the presents. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  4. Jamie, I love your sweet vintage inspired decorations! Especially that sweet tree next to your children’s red tricycle. Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays! x

  5. Oh my gosh, Jamie, your home is something I feel mine looks up to! Every nook and cranny boasts something beautiful to be taken in. That sap bucket might be my absolute favorite element! Where did you find such a treasure? And your mantel is a thing to behold. Plus, I love that you have your huge tree up on a table. I can only imagine how breathtaking it all looks in person. Sigh. So so cool! Now, I’ll be sharing THIS on my Facebook page tomorrow! (Better late than never, right?)

  6. Your home looks so beautiful all dressed up for Christmas! I love how you used all the red against the neutrals and all of the handmade and vintage touches are gorgeous!

  7. I’m sure your house is gorgeous but I couldn’t really tell with all the insane amount of pop up ads. I don’t know if you had any idea how much it is, so I thought i’d let you know. Its awful on a ipad.

    1. Oh no! Thanks for letting me know. I thought I had fixed that problem. I can’t see it on my computer. I’ll work at getting them removed. I find them really annoying too!

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