I‘m happy to be sharing this post @ Jennifer Rizzo’s holiday house walk. so much inspiration and holiday cheer to get everyone in the holiday spirit.
I got my Christmas front door wreath done! Happy dance.
Now the decorations in the front of the house are officially complete.
When I showed you the outside of the house here, I was sad I didn’t have it done yet.
Now our guests get the proper Christmastime welcome when they come over.
I got my inspiration for it here and I added my own Christmas twist.
Welcome, and please come on in.
As you step thru the front door your’re greeted with the room divider | coat rack on the left.
This use to be my grandmothers. She was an esthetician and worked out of her home so my mom bought her the coat rack so her clients could hang their bags & coats when they walked through the door.
I’ve considered painting it but I also love the richness of the wood. I love having a piece of her & think about her often when i look at it.
The advent calendar hangs on the coat closet door. A friend from my old mother’s group made this & I love it. I’ve had it for close to a decade now.
Next to it is my monogram gallery wall with some Christmas magic sprinkled in.
My husband’s & my name start with M as does our last name.
So I had accumulated many Ms through the years and I decided to use them all together on a wall when we moved into this house.
My latest acquisition is the ornament from Pottery Barn; couldn’t resist when I saw it. Love the font!
Across the way is the opening to the living room which I’ll show you next week. I love my Merry Christmas banner I bought last year.
Next to that is our bombe chest with some Christmas vignettes.
My vintage green bottles have faux christmas greenery. I love dressing these bottles up throughout the year for all the seasons and for all sorts of occasions.
On the other side sits a bowl full of ornaments and some shiny christmas trees.
If you keep walking through the foyer you walk into the dining room.
Greenery, glitz & glam with a bit of rust & patina.
On the dining room table sit my cast iron urns with mercury glass ornaments.
I also have me parent’s silver candelabras and a whole bunch of mercury glass with real greenery and votive candles.
See this cute little guy? He’ll be part of something fun I’ll show you next week.
On one wall a glittery merry christmas sign with some faux greenery.
The glass makes it hard to photograph so I took a picture of each side with the door open.
I added christmas baubles inbetween our china, crystal & silver.
I made this tree a few years ago. super easy.
Over the last year or so I started my small collection obsession of brown transferware.
On the sliding doors I hung our wallace silver jingle bells.
For our first 9 years of marriage my mother in law gifted us the annual Wallace jingle bell.
My parents had a random one in their Christmas collection too. So now i have an even # & love the music they make when they move.
The sideboard is also all decked out.
I always remember my mom would put nuts out in our home when I was growing up. I love keeping the tradition going.
I love teaching my kids my & my husband’s traditions as well as making our own family traditions. Welcome to our Christmas home.