Hi friends…and welcome to those of you coming over from the lovely Julie Blanner’s blog, as part of The White Buffalo Styling Co’s annual Christmas Home Tour! How was your first weekend of the holiday season? We packed ours with quite a bit of festive…starting with our town’s Dickens on the Square, the Mix & Mingle Event I hosted at J.Crew Mercantile (thank you, thank you to those of you who came out!!), our son’s Winter orchestra concert, and finally, a holiday art walk featuring local artists and musicians! I need a weekend from our weekend!
But while it may have been jam-packed, it did the job of whipping us into a Christmas frenzy, and we’re all super excited for the season ahead. Not that we weren’t already, considering our tree has been up for almost two weeks already! #gasp #thehorror
It’s the first time we’ve ever put it up before Thanksgiving, but it just felt right this year for some reason. And I’m so glad we did…starting early has slowed the pace of Christmas, and (so far) there’s been less madness. Plus, who doesn’t want an extra week of evenings staring at a lit Christmas tree?!
With this being only our second Christmas in this house (see last year’s Home Tour here), we had every intention of trying the tree in a new spot this year, but the draw of the new Dining Room was too strong. Plus, I was dying to see how Christmas decor would fit with the new space! #challengeaccepted
Pink and gold were already accent colors in the room, so I stuck with mostly pinks, reds, and metallics on the tree. Then to tone down the other colors in the room, I swapped the purple lamps and navy blue captain’s chairs with more neutral ones from elsewhere in the house. I love how such a quick change transformed the room, and I’m crazy for the new combo!
I found the large paper stars on clearance from Target last year, and I’m obsessed with how they look on the tree! Our tree is nine-feet, and that takes a lot of ornaments…so I love not only the impact the large stars make, but how much they fill out the tree. We filled in the rest with beaded garland, mirror balls, flocked pinecones, and a few sentimental ornaments.
With a 15 and 10-year-old, we’re pretty much at the tail-end of Santa, so I’m savoring every second of this holiday while Little Miss still clings to the magic of Christmas. Although, I think we’ll always go on pretending. #santaswatching At least I know we’ll always be fans of holiday pajamas…we’re all pretty serious about our loungewear around here!
I hope you enjoyed the first peeks of our home this Christmas…I can’t wait to share more with you! Are you decking the halls!? Find more Christmas projects and past Christmas Home Tours, including the popular DIY Kate Spade-inspired ornaments, in my Holidays Tab. See you back here tomorrow for the much-requested tutorial on tying scarves!
But first, make sure you checked out Julie Blanner’s gorgeous Christmas decor, then hop to my gal-crush Shauna’s blog, The House of Silver Lining. She always hits a holiday homerun! Thanks to Lindsay for putting together such an awesome week of Christmas inspiration, and including me!