Welcome to a Christmas tour of our home in cold but currently not snowy Ontario, Canada.
In separate posts that I am linking to I have shared each of these areas of our home in greater detail and with more photos. (Warning- lots of photos!) The tour starts on the front porch of our home with a painted and thrifted bench, lots of fresh greenery and pinecones, a chippy paned window and ice skates. It is quite a change from last year and I am enjoying it very much.
On either side of our garage door are planters and tin sap buckets filled with fresh cedar and pine, gold balls and simple burlap. The neutrals and greenery are carried into our living room shown in two separate posts, the mercury glass, naturals and whites dresser vignette here and the tree and room here.
Another chippy window and our mirror is the backdrop to a bundle of greens, a large mercury glass ball and a mirrored star ornament.
Our living room is decorated year round in mostly neutrals with the occasional pop of blues. Our temporary coffee table holds wavy glass lanterns and two galvanized buckets filled with silver glass balls and greenery.
The vignette on the dresser includes more mercury glass balls, pinecones, ironstone, more silver balls in different sized, greenery, a footed mercury glass bowl and votive holders and some religious pieces.
I just love the mix of a bit of sparkle and rustic and natural pieces..
Our living room tree is decorated with rusty stars, large sleigh bells, small jingle bells in silver and brown, large and small balls in shades of whites and silver, crocheted bells and snowflakes and some manilla glittered deer tags I made. The tree is wrapped with burlap ribbon, linen ribbon and lots of white lights.
Our dining room is the simplest of our Christmas decor with fresh pine, pine cones, candles and mason jars.
The distressed black Mennonite cabinet is filled with white dishes, ironstone and pinecones year round and accented with fresh greenery for the holidays.
More ironstone pitchers are filled with greenery on top of the cabinet.
I added extra white pine branches to the faux berry and tin star garland on our dining light fixture.
My style is rustic and farmhouse so I decided to keep the centerpiece much simpler than last year with a white cotton moire runner I sewed, a large white platter filled with white candles wrapped in burlap and a few silver glass balls, and various new and vintage mason jars with faux snow and tealights or faux bottle brush trees.
I can guarantee that with a large extended family, teen boys and a chocolate Lab that our family room does not always look like this. I do like to wash the slipcovers for the holidays and whip off the sheets covering the sofa for the pictures though ;)
Our main family tree is decorated with a black and red buffalo check ribbon, red wood berries, and tons and tons of country styled, hand stitched, and collected family ornaments. All the way around.
Our ornaments are a very mixed bunch but really reflect our Canadian pastimes, family milestones and vacations, and our love of farm animals and country living.
The greenery, pinecones and stars on our porch, in our living room and dining room are repeated in this spot.
The kitchen has more of my white and ironstone collection with added pops of blue and red.
I painted the Christmas Tree Farm sign and the denim and linen Christmas stockings are shared here.
The turquoise mirror above our kitchen sink was given a little Christmas cheer with a white pine branch and more of the blue ornaments from the hutch.
On the table is a little John Deere truck and tractor vignette, with the faux tree so popular in blogland this year.
The kitchen shelves have more of the blue and vintage collections including my favourite aqua Crown canning jars filled with vintage Christmas light bulbs.
The breakfast counter has a jar filled with rolling pins and Christmas cookie cutters.
On the ledge leading to stairs to the basement is a thrifted wool blanket in red grey and pink and a bucket of large pink roses.
Santas and vintage wooden spools are hanging out in the window on the way up stairs.
A pine hall table I just picked up and plan to paint and an old printers drawer inspired this quick little arrangement in the upstairs hall. I would still like to do some fluffing in the basement TV room and our basement guest bedroom but I am not stressing about it. (Edited to add: I took some quick photos of our basement with guests in residence and I am adding them here.)
Thanks so much for stopping by our Christmas home tour! I wish you and your families a Merry Christmas.
I'm sharing this at the following link parties...
Jennifer Rizzo's Holiday Housewalk Party
Christmas House Tours at The Inspired Room and Cottage Magpie
The Nester's 2012 Christmas Tour of Homes
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
...and for Christmas Past at Savvy Southern Style's Wow Us Wednesday