Thanks for stopping back, folks for part 2 of my Christmas tour. Last week I shared my living room, and today I’ll show you just a few snippets of the entry, kitchen/dining area, and mudroom. Let get to it!
This shot was actually in my tour from last week, but felt like I needed to add it here so you’d get a sense of what the following close-ups are about!
Candy canes are a sweet treat for holiday visitors.
Even though my Christmas decorating this year used mostly reds, fresh greens, and whites, I always include my nativity set in my holiday decor. This year I paired it up with the Joy to the World sign my daughter made for me last year. Seems fitting! I placed it in my entry to remind me of the centrality of Christ’s birth to all of our Christmas celebrations.
And then, of course, I had to add a few little pops of red to tie things together.
I couldn’t resist added some shiny red apples to my whites cupboard. And even though the wooden chicken and egg isn’t really Christmas-y, it fits right in. A wreath tied up with plaid ribbon finishes off the cupboard.
These little nutcrackers belong to my (grown) kids. One of these days I’ll actually give them back to them to add to their own Christmas decorating. But for this year, they found a place in my holiday decorating. These shelves line my stairwell in the entry.
I didn’t feel like the kitchen needed much in the way of decorating, so I just added a few pops of red so it wouldn’t feel left out.
My dining area is open to the kitchen and living rooms, so all it needed were some white dishes, red plaid ribbon, and some polka-dot treat cups.
This little sparkly white church sits in a forest of flocked tress, and it even has a little red visitor (courtesy of the dollar store)!
I love how this petite white tree adds coziness to a corner of the dining area. Our backyard is practically a deer preserve, so I thought it was appropriate that I decorate the tree with woodland creatures (deer, cardinals, and some gingerbread moose).
I loved the fresh holiday greenery at Trader Joe’s this year. Two bunches of their holiday greens found a home in the hall bath.
And last, but not least, the mudroom got decked out for the holidays as well.
Now that the house is decorated, and presents are bought and wrapped, I feel like I’m ready to relax and enjoy family and friends from now until the big day!