Today I’m sharing my Christmas tour with classic and simple touches!
Happy December 1st! I’m excited to share my Christmas tour with you today. For the first time since I started blogging, I’m not in a tour with my blogger friends and instead of breaking up the tour in a number of posts, I’m doing it all in one big post.
This year has been something, hasn’t it? With so much going on in the world and adding a new interior design business this year, I wanted to keep things simple and I wasn’t sure if I was even going to get a Christmas tour done for you but I did and I’m excited to share it with you.
Every year I make it my challenge to decorate for Christmas in a little different way using the same decorations. Some years I add a couple new things (like all the plaid a couple of years ago) but this year I’m proud to say I didn’t add anything new except some stocking holders (which are awesome, by the way. I’ll link them below!).
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Mantel and Living Room
For my mantel, I used the same garland I used last year from Canadian Tire and the stockings I made in 2016.
My Christmas tree hasn’t changed much this year.
But here is the stocking hook! It’s the easiest thing to hang up your stockings with.
I used the crown again that I’ve used for the past few years. I added wire to the bottom of it so it can sit upon the tree. You can see the image below from my plaid dining room.
I used my knitted garland (4 of them) that I bought from Crate and Barrel a couple of years. They no longer sell them but here is a source I found on Etsy.
I’ve had these Paris snow globe ornaments for years and I love them so much.
There are only two types of ornaments on this tree, those globes and these chandeliers. I got them at The Cross two yeas ago but I haven’t seen sell them since.
It doesn’t look like there are only two types of ornaments on my tree and I think it’s because of the flocking. You can read more about flocked trees here.
A set of three vintage looking bells sit on the mantel with the lighted garland.
I got the Christmas tree collar from Crate and Barrel two years ago now and I just checked and it’s sold out again this year. Here is a similar tree collar.
In the kitchen, I hung garland from the Dollar Store above the large windows.
I popped this Ikea Christmas tree into my large crock and added bottle brush trees to a baguette basket.
I’ve had this twig wreath for as long as I can remember! I love its simplicity.
For my kitchen island centrepiece, I added large bottle brush trees to my vintage dough bowl. I bought the super large ones at Home Sense last year and I can’t find ones that large online.
You can see my previous kitchen island centrepieces here:
Shop Dough Bowls
I added more bells to the opening shelving in the kitchen and my favorite Christmas mugs that I bought years ago from Pottery Barn (they no longer sell the collection).
Shop Christmas Plates & Mugs
I’ve also had this driftwood tree for years and years. I believe I got it at Home Sense. The maple syrup candle smells exactly like maple syrup and these plates go with my Christmas mug collection.
Shop Candle and Tree
Here is a close-up of the bottle brush trees in a vintage baguette basket.
Shop Baguette Basket
I finally added artwork to the dining room! I picked from the big list of downloadable vintage artwork that I shared recently.
I’m going to share soon how I painted these frames gold.
I’ve had this collection of brass candlesticks for years too that I collected from thrift stores.
My DIY rosemary garland looks really pretty on the table.
I really hope you enjoyed my classic, simple