You guys, do you know how hard it was to put together our cozy Christmas decor this year?
Seriously, it was so bizarre.
At the end of October (after Canadian Thanksgiving) I was super excited to get decorating. But then the whole family was sick and we had three large projects in progress – which meant the house was a mess.
And then we were waiting for this great tree from Tree Classics to arrive.
I had no idea how much the tree sets the mood for me – it's usually the first piece of Christmas decor to go up.
But the new tree was totally worth the wait! Isn't it GORGEOUS!?!
So aside from the lack of sunlight (boo daylights savings) making me temporarily panic about taking photos for you, now that the tree is here I'm all excited and in the Christmas spirit again!
And the inside of the house is FINALLY all decorated for the Holidays.
Which is good because today begins three days of Canadian Bloggers Home Tour – Christmas Edition which I'm thrilled to host with my friend Christina of The DIY Mommy! Yay! After enjoying our home tour be sure to scroll down and see who else is participating and also how you could be part of our next Canadian Blogger Home Tour!
So our house is all decorated. Including the new-to-us piano.
The canvas over the piano is waiting for a fun painting, but for now it's literally a “blank canvas” back drop to some Target snowflakes I purchased last year.
I may or may not paint the piano itself one day.
For now I think it's pretty as is.
Especially with Christmas decorations on top, like these little cloches.
(The adorable church cloche I picked up on sale at Target this week and the dome clock to cloche I made over a little while ago.)
And these sheet music Christmas trees paired with faux greenery and a pip berry tree that I've had for years.
(The JOY marquee letters have moved around the house several times already – you'll see them in the kitchen later too.)
I went with red, plaid and rustic woodland looking decorations in the living and dining rooms and kitchen again this year. I also incorporated our NEW Art Prints and some old angel decorations.
Once you find a style you like, you should go with it for awhile, yes?
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I tend to like to add a LOT of Christmas to the main floor areas with real and fake greenery, throw pillows, blankets and art.
And just a wee bit of cheerful decor to the other areas of the house too, like the bathroom.
As well as in our bedroom.
I'll be sharing a whole Christmas kitchen post next week, but for now here's a little sneak peek at what its shaping up to look like.
The basement family room will get a little Christmas decorating too, but it's not at all finished yet.
Okay I haven't started it…I did mention we got a puppy a week ago, right?
Here's what the family room looked like last year.
So that's about it for our tour…BUT if you'd like to see some more Canadian Christmas Home Tours check out these GORGEOUS homes.
1. AKA Design
7. This Little Estate
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