Oh Christmas time.
I have to say I love everything the holiday season brings… even the chaos. It is by far my favorite time of year to decorate my home. The only sad thing is it comes and goes so quickly and come January when most of it gets taken down… it feels so empty.
I haven’t had the opportunity to blog lately about my home… so I am excited to bring to you 5 days of the Bowley’s Holiday Home Tour.
Day 1 – Our Dining Room
Our dining room is one of my favorite rooms in our home… mainly because it delivers me a hot cup of coffee, every morning! <3 Here are some shots of our dining room spruced up (get it?) for the holiday season.
I decided to do a combo of rustic meets vintage for our table scape this year. These gold candlestick holders are being borrowed from my previous boss, Lindsey. I created two runners from the 4 plaid cloth napkins I used last year. I also layered two different kinds of chargers and simply wrapped the napkins I used this fall with $1 ornaments I scored from Target. Lindsey decorated Arlynn’s birthday party in September with the boxwood garland and gifted it to us. So this whole table scape cost me $8.00 (for the white candles & 4 ornaments used on the napkins)
Moving on to my coffee bar. My sister in law Sarah helped me create the silent night poster several years ago… It might be the last year for it & I’ll redo it with a new song next year. (The paper is ripping) The first picture is before I added lights… but all I did to the coffee bar this year was simply add fresh pine and lights. (As well as a touch of red in the cranberry jar with fresh pine by the Keurig.) The last touch was trading out the solid white mugs for the 4 Christmas mugs.
Ah the buffet. I teetered on what today with my botanical prints located above the buffet. They are my favorite wall in our home and after many ideas… I decided to take them down for just the Christmas season. I replaced them with prints of some of my favorite Christmas carols and some fresh pine & berries.
I added touches of fresh pine again in the mason jar along with cranberries and white rocks to give it a layered affect. But one of my favorite finds (2 summers ago) was the rustic red truck I scored at a yard sale for $2. Lastly, my friend Kaysee sent the perfect Holiday card last year of a Golden Retriever that was too cute not to frame & display. <3
Tune in soon – the next spot will be showcasing our front porch! <3