It's Christmas home tour time and I'm so happy to be joining the Canadian Bloggers Christmas Home Tours again this year. Each year my Christmas decor seems to get more and more simple and I would have to say that this year is no exception. I tend to decorate using mostly natural greenery, decorations I have made and a few carefully selected pieces that I really love. This year my decor has a lot of pastels again, but you'll see some more traditional red making an appearance in my entry and office which was not intentional at all, but I'll get into that more in the tour below!
Let's start in the entry and work our way around the main living spaces.
The entry has just a couple of decorations. I made a wreath from a pre-lit, faux birch twig garland and some fir branches. It hangs simply from one of the Muuto dot coat hooks. I also hung a jingle bell star from the door handle that I picked up after Christmas last year. A pine cone and a single pine branch add a little Christmas to the top of the shoe cabinets.
Before I turn the camera the other direction, I thought I'd share this little corner with the piano and my favourite vintage ceramic tree. Nalle is clearly impressed with my decorating. Ha!
This year we managed to get our tree just in time for these pictures. I wanted a fluffy tree and my boys helped me cut down this white pine. I also let them decorate the tree entirely by themselves and when they decided they were done I let it be. It's missing a bunch of the ornaments and it's definitely not perfect, but I love that it was their own not so little project.
The fireplace is decorated with some greenery, a plywood star that Hubby cut for me and one of the beaded snowflake ornaments I made last year. The print on the mantel is one I picked up when we visited Estonia last summer. My mom knit those stockings for me quite a few years ago.
I like how the pink bottle brush tree works with the giant Birds of Paradise plant in the corner opposite the Christmas tree. Somehow a pink tree feels like it could go with a tropical plant.
The last space I'm going to share is our kitchen. Christmas tree advent candle holders and some of the boys' toy deer house on a pink tray make another simple vignette that easily can be moved out of the way when I'm baking our cooking on the island. My little kitchen shelf also got a little Christmas tree decor.
In this last picture you've come full circle since this is the view of our kitchen that you would have as you walk in the front door. I drew the chalkboard tree with the boys help (they mostly coloured in the christmas lights) based on some I had found on Pinterest. Oh, and I always prefer to right December ("Joulukuu") in Finnish since it means "Christmas month"!
I hope you've enjoyed my Christmas tour and make sure to check out all these other tours happening this week as well!: