Welcome Home | A Christmas Entry

First up, thank you so much for your comments on yesterday’s Date Night Style post! I’m thrilled you loved the dress and sentiments behind New Years Eve for us. Remembering that night kind of makes me want to plan something special for this year. Any ideas?

Today I’m excited to be participating in Just A Girl’s Welcome Home Blog Tour, sharing a little of our front porch and entry way for the holiday. Chris is one of my very favorite people and my sarcastic soul sister, so I’m always game for whatever she has planned! I’m also paired up with some really phenomenal bloggers, so welcome to those of you hopping over from Rhoda’s!

I kept things pretty simple on the porch this year, with some pre-lit trees and a door wreath. Two things that are life-savers this time of year…pre-lit anything and timers!

Sugarplum Tip: Use hot glue to adhere cords to the brick or siding of your house. It helps conceal them, and pulls right off!

Our Foyer opens directly to the Dining Room and Living Room, so we don’t have a traditional entrance hall with a landing zone. Instead, we use a nearby partial wall that connects the entrance area to the Family Room and Kitchen. It’s the perfect spot for a long console table, and one of my favorite places to add holiday decor.

Sugarplum Tip: Clear Command hooks attach well to furniture (and remove easily with no damage), and are great for hanging wreaths and stockings!

I cut back on the number of ornaments this year (see our Christmas tree here), so I used the leftovers to fill vases and hurricanes all over the house. So simple and easy, but so festive!

This gorgeous canvas print from Lindsay Letters Studio is my favorite addition this year. She offers stunning holiday pieces, but I couldn’t bear the thought of not having her art on display year-round, so I chose this graphic abstract. The black kind of reminds me of a nutcracker soldier, so it’s still Christmasy! 😉 (Use code Sugarplums10 for 10% off her pieces, and order by the 15th to ensure they arrive by Christmas!!)

My friend Kristin got me hooked on vintage ice buckets found at thrift stores, and now I use them for everything from vases to utensil holders. 

I used to display the fun Christmas cards that arrived in the mail, but found we all like to sit and look through them frequently, so now they live in a pretty wood bowl.

Between this entry area, the tree in the Dining Room, and the mantel (more on that next week), it’s a pretty festive corner of the house! And truthfully, where I put the majority of the holiday decor. (See more styling ideas in this One Console | Three Ways post.)
Thanks so much for popping over…next time I’ll be sure to offer you something toasty! See you back here tomorrow for some more Cute & Cozy looks for all your casual holiday get-togethers.
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Now head over to Stefanie’s for more holiday inspiration that’s sure to blow your mind! And keep up with the Welcome Home blog tour all week with these amazing and talented bloggers.
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  1. Oh Cassie, your entry gives me all the happy feels! I just want to plop down on that leopard rug with coffee and a book and stay awhile.

    Posted 12.13.16 Reply
  2. So festive!!!! Love the pepper berry wreath and the small tree in that brass urn!

    Posted 12.13.16 Reply
  3. Christina wrote:

    All very pretty! 1. I love the blue on the door 2. That leopard rug 😍 3. The art work- yep, I see a nutcracker, too and 4. Great hot glue tip!

    Posted 12.13.16 Reply
  4. Chris wrote:

    Stop. This is so perfect! I want to frame the picture of you against that gorgeous black door and put it on my nightstand. I love everything! Thanks for joining. 🙂

    Posted 12.13.16 Reply
  5. Erin Spain wrote:

    Your entryway looks gorgeous! I love how you styled your console table. So pretty!

    Posted 12.13.16 Reply
  6. You entry looks wonderful just like you! Such a beautiful welcome. And that striped ribbon is my #1 favorite of all time!

    Posted 12.13.16 Reply
  7. It's all so pretty, Cassie! Happy and sparkly, which fits in so well in your house. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

    Posted 12.13.16 Reply
  8. Everything is so pretty! I love the Sugarplum Tips b/c those are the areas I struggle with… the little details like hiding cords and how to hang things temporarily without adding nails to my walls. 🙂

    Posted 12.13.16 Reply
  9. I love how you styled your console table! I think I need some vintage vases in my life!

    Posted 12.13.16 Reply
  10. That berry wreath and hexagon mirror!! So lovely, Cassie! Merry Christmas ♥

    Posted 12.15.16 Reply
  11. Lovely! Your foyer has my heart all atwitter! Beautiful job!

    Posted 12.16.16 Reply
  12. Gin wrote:

    Would you share the blue paint color on your door? It’s beautiful!

    Posted 10.27.17 Reply
  13. Ivory wrote:

    I love everything you post, so it’s no surprise to me that I adore your entranceway, and your fabulous Christmas front porch. Happy Holidays

    Posted 12.14.17 Reply