Big news!! Today I’m participating in the Christmas edition of the Blogger Stylin’ Home Tours hosted by Lindsay of The White Buffalo Styling Co. The tours have been going on all week with some major blogging talent accounted for!! We’re talking 50+ home tours!
If your stopping over from KFD Designs, Welcome! So happy to have you!
This year I focused my main energy on decorating the side kitchen and dining areas of our home. We do have our tree up in the living room and have started the mantel but for some reason every time I set something up it ends up moved all around the house (kiddos!). In light of playful hands and the fact that I’ve had to RE-set up the kitchen and dining room more times than I care to count, I decided to hold off on finishing the decorating in the living room.
I’ve also been devoting a lot of time to the 25 Days of Christmas series I’m hosting this year!
So here’s what we do have done!
Our side kitchen:
We added shelves in this area earlier this year and it makes the perfect spot for decorating (that the kids can not reach)! Maybe we’ll just start calling this our double mantel!
The shelves boast some of our red, white, green, and silver vintage finds and hand-me-downs as well as some of our white dishes. Mixed in are a few more recent gifts and items we’ve purchased. I also added in my recently completed ribbon candy wreath and bottle garland!
Under the table you’ll find an old wood crate filled with fresh magnolia, and a fun plaid Skotch Kooler!
I’ve amassed quite the collection of aprons and haven’t been able to resist hanging new ones each season to help camouflage a phone jack. This fun striped chevron apron came from my husband’s grandmother’s estate. I LOVE it!
A few other seasonal aprons poke out from my rolling pin basket. Since this table is in the kitchen I decided to set it up like a holiday baking table. A few plaid/red towels and a copper Christmas tree cookie cutter finish off the look.
Now over to the dining room:
This year the table was set as our advent calendar! Washi tape, tea lights, and scripture verses were the perfect way to incorporate function and design. Every night we light a candle at dinner and read the scripture on the candle.
Green beaded placemats, a buffalo check tablecloth, and mustard goblets are topped with white plates and cream linen napkins. I had envisioned adding greens to the table and plates, but since many are poisonous and Mr. 2-year-old likes to taste test anything he can reach, I decided to skip that element. You’ll have to picture it in your mind instead!
Our DIY cane candle luminaries are featured in the center of the table.
Pulling in some more plaid I threw a maroon plaid throw and a blue and green plaid bag onto the bench at the end of the table.
These sweater stamped ornaments are on the tree in our living room and here’s a shot of the beginning of the mantel. We’ll see if I get it finished in time for Christmas!
I hope you enjoyed your little visit. Make sure to stop over at Sarah of Royal Marigold‘s home next!
Here’s the rest of the lovely ladies sharing today!
And in case you missed any of the tours here’s the lineup from the whole week!!