I am so happy to present to you my Christmas home tour for 2021.
This is my first home tour for Christmas.
I have to be honest, it’s exciting and nerve racking all wrapped in one.
But as I was reminiscing of how this home has been a sanctuary to our family.
Through the ups and downs of life, throughout the years.
It brought tears to my eyes.
I’m grateful for my home that has sheltered my family with beauty and warmth.
Maybe you can relate.
It’s been a home sweet home for my children as they grew up within these walls.
Now, they are leading their own lives, and come back home for the holidays.
So, that is why I’ve taken great care in creating that old fashioned Christmas feel to welcome my grown children on Christmas day.
And today you get to see it all put together in this Christmas home tour.
This year, our home has become a cat zone.
We brought home a long awaited kitten, Winston, from a Maine Coon breeder 4 months ago.
He has filled our home with his whimsical and curious ways.
We are enamored with him, as you can imagine.
But this Christmas ended up being different.
No ornaments on the tree.
Or anything within his reach that he can break.
It became apparent after he climbed our 7 foot faux Christmas tree that this year would be different.
There was no hope that our tree would survive.
And it didn’t.
I hung simple twinkling lights and those old fashioned candle lights that has a clip to attach to the branches.
Winston made his way through the string lighted branches with his large paws and broke them with his weight.
We had to chuckle at how determined he is to be in everything.
The good news is the tree was my $20 find at Walmart during their big sale after New Years.
I’m going to make sure I buy one again for next year.
On top of the tree I placed a huge $10 silver star tree topper I found at Hobby Lobby.
It is super simple.
Now onto my Christmas Home Tour.
In my breakfast nook area I place my beloved ornaments on a small sage green tinsel tree on top of the round dining table.
I had put some of my favorite photos of my family in these 4×4 white frames.
It was a DIY from a few years ago where I took some twine, cut it to 4 inches. I hot glued it on the back of the frame and made a loop to hang on the tree.
I love how it personalizes my little Christmas tree.
Some years back I found some white porcelain birds from a seller on Ebay.
It came in a pack of 30.
What’s amazing about them are they have a claw like clip they sit on. So they look like they are nestled on the tree.
Those were an amazing find for Christmas.
In my kitchen I place a DIY Christmas swag on the window above my sink.
Here’s a recent YouTube tutorial how to make a Christmas wreath, here.
My husband hung this rustic worn barn piece of wood over the kitchen window with some hooks.
It was a Pinterest idea I had seen.
I bought these long sheer curtains with tabs that hang across each other.
It actually turned out better than I imagined.
The extra Christmas ornaments I had were a perfect addition to hang on the hooks.
I took a sheet of Christmas music and made a cone shape to put flowers in.
To hang it, I taped some twine on each side of the inside of the cone.
The flowers and frosted evergreen branches are so light, it was easy to put it up there on a hook.
Stringing white Christmas lights around the entire kitchen above the cabinets was an easy way to give it that magical feel.
I bought an amazing Christmas kitchen towel set, here.
I love that they are nostalgic and have that old farmhouse look.
This wicker basket has some of my daily dishes I use everyday.
The red teacup, saucers and teapot have an old English look I love.
I added a simple Dollar Tree Santa mug.
In a pitcher I placed white spring flowers mixed with faux evergreen branches and some red berries.
Now we move to my Fireplace room.
I wanted a traditional classic Christmas with reds and greens.
The floral needepoint pillow adds a different pattern that I think looks really cool.
I share how it is ok to mix patterns in this post.
This is an example of how to mix patterns. I share a secret how to do it. You should check it out!
There are a couple areas in this room I placed some ironstone plates that have a red pattern.
I love how placing seasonal colors in an area gives it the look of the season.
But check out this antique sofa!
It is my most watched YouTube video ever! I will link the video here.
I took some chalk paint and painted the fabric to give it a rustic look.
My home décor is Rustic Victorian. And this antique sofa fits it to a tee.
The black and white Merry Christmas pillow brings calm to the busy plaid pattern.
Another key I share in decorating.
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On the fireplace mantle I placed some old vintage needlepoint stockings.
One of them has a jointed teddy bear tucked inside.
There is so many things to tell you about each detail.
But if I go through it all, we will never get to the end at a reasonable time.
So let’s move on to the next room.
My next room is the guest bathroom.
On top of my mahogany English art I placed a “Christ is Born” plaque on top.
I took one of the stocking holders and put this white stocking on the side of the bar.
Stringing white Christmas lights is so simple.
I did that in here, too!
Now on to the main part of my house.
The living room.
I put some nostalgic Santa prints in the frames.
In another post I share some other prints I put inside them.
But for around $3 each it was easy to change out for these more vintage Christmas prints of Santa.
I love them.
Especially this one of the little girl reading to her teddy bear, dolly and stuffed animals.
I added a small Christmas pillow to my blue velvet Victorian chair.
There is so much more to share.
But I will have to do another post to continue this Christmas home tour.
Thank you for coming by Victorian Lane Farms.
I love sharing my home with you.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Here is a Christmas Home Tour YouTube video.