It’s the most wonderful time of the year…
Really. I love Christmas time. If I could live every day (and night) by twinkly Christmas lights, I would.
If you’re here from the Christmas tour, welcome.
In case you’re new, my name is Rachel, and I live deep in the heart of Texas with my amazing husband, two boys, and baby girl. I feel so very blessed. It may still be a sultry 75° down here, but that doesn’t stop us from some serious Christmas celebration!
We have lived in our 75 year old colonial for about 2 1/2 years, and we’ve been nursing it back to health, if you will, since we moved in. You can see a full before and after tour here if you wish. But for now, come on in!
A poinsettia and greenery with white lights finishes it off.
The room where we spend the most time as a family is our living room.
Can you tell how much I like white twinkling lights? And reflective surfaces to multiply them? Seriously, I don’t think I’ve turned on a real light in my house since the day after Thanksgiving… Christmas lights are plenty for me.
In fact, if you like Christmas lights as much as I do, you’ll have to come back the week of Christmas; I’m planning something special: a Christmas Night Light Tour. But for today, decoration inspiration. Like our cuddle chair (that’s what I’ve dubbed it, anyway) with the diy antler pillow.
Hanging from the diy curtain rod. And topped with my favorite reminder for this season.
I finished everything off with mercury glass accents…
And some beautiful gifts.
The living room opens into the sunroom, which we use as a play room. Naturally, I couldn’t resist a few twinkling lights in here, too. This little tree was decorated entirely by my two year old. Just the perfect touch, isn’t it?
The dining room is where we eat every meal, so I kept it very simple this year.
A little rosemary tree (tutorial coming soon) and some pinecones atop my diy burlap table runner adorn the table.
Seriously, how cute is this little rosemary tree? And it smells soooo good.
I have more details on my dining room to share soon… plus, I decked
the hall the library, too. Here’s a little sneak peek:
Come back Wednesday to see it in its glory. And in the meantime, thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you stay warm, safe, and blessed this holiday season.
And don’t forget to visit all the other homes throughout the week for more inspiration!
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