Welcome to my home for the holidays! In this post, I'm sharing a tour of my home all decorated for the holidays. This home tour is part of a blog hop that I'm participating in, so at the end of the post I hope you'll visit my fellow bloggers as they share their holiday posts.Read More
I've been slowly incorporating holiday moments into my own decor this past month and still have a little more to do before hosting my family on Christmas day. I won't be posting my own holiday home tour here on the blog, but I will share vignettes here and there on Instagram, so be sure to follow me if you aren't already so you don't miss any updates.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Best wishes to you and yours!
The red and black buffalo check and faux fur mixed with natural woods gives this scene a very Canadiana cabin vibe.
Black and white is my favourite combo, I'm loving this tabletop setting!
Glassware of all types to stock your bar. There is a glass for every type of drink you can think of.
Here are some of my favourite items from Chapters/Indigo:
|Moose Snow Globe / Round Wood & Marble Board / Woodland Animal Lowball Glasses / |
Gold Cursive Mug / Snow Covered Pine Candle / Gold Rim Vintage Coupe Glasses /
Cabin Check Throw / Cloch with Base / Luxe Cozy Throw
This snow covered pine-scented candle smells so real, it is the perfect item for anyone who has an artificial tree but wants the smell of a real tree. It burns very slowly, I'm amazed and impressed by how long it lasts.
This glass cloche with wooden base is so versatile - fill it with pinecones and battery operated twinkle lights, a colourful mix of ornaments, or cover the bottom with fake snow and set up a craft-store mini tree under the dome. You don't have to put this away when the holidays are over - it's a great piece for displaying any of your treasures year-round.
If you'll be out shopping this weekend, make sure to pop into a Chapters or an Indigo store to see the beautiful holiday items. The photos shown here are pictures I took at the holiday media preview last July, but the store set-up looks just a great. If you're doing your shopping from home, it's not too late to order online and still receive your purchase in time for Christmas (check the site though for shipping deadlines to be sure).
|image via coco+kelley|
|Christmas 2013 with my mum and brother (and my brother's dog Stan). My brother found some grey hair spray leftover from a previous Halloween and decided to give himself a Santa beard. :)|
Finally, I wanted to share a couple of photos I took of some ice-covered branches from the storm. I snapped these pics on Christmas Eve, the first sunny day after the storm, before the sun had a chance to melt the glittering ice away. I was amazed by the ability of this ice storm to bring about so much damage, causing power outages and property damage from fallen trees, and yet Mother Nature still dared to be beautiful in the face of her destruction. It was lovely to see friends and communities coming together, those with power opening up their homes to those without. That is the real and true meaning of Christmas. :)
Today is my special day, the sun is shining and life is good - I raise my glass to you all! Cheers!
I may have been too busy to produce my own blog content, but I managed to find time here and there to keep up with what other bloggers are up to. I’ve especially enjoyed viewing bloggers’ Christmas home tours. As I made my way through beautiful images of living rooms, dining rooms and entryways decked out with holiday decor, I couldn’t help but notice a trend – at least a few busts had been decorated, and I must say, I’m loving this look! Here are some of my favourites:
What are your thoughts on the decorated bust trend?
I wrote the above post during the Christmas season of 2013 and I was happy to see the decorated bust trend continue in Christmas 2014 decor. I just love this vignette created by Sherry Hart from Design Indulgence: