My Holiday Home

Hello!  Welcome to my holiday home!  Come on in…

You may have already seen our outdoor trimming!  So please, come inside…

There’s no theme in here.  And not much changes from year to year…but that’s just the way we like it.  Christmas is all about tradition and recreating memories.  I think even if I wanted to completely change the look of it all, the kids just would not go for it.  There’d be a mutiny.

And besides, what would I do with all of our amazing ornaments?!  None of them match, yet they all seem to compliment each other.  We have so many that our tree is front heavy.  Two years in a row our tree has fallen over from the weight of all of them!  No kidding.  The first time we blamed it on our newly purchased tree stand.  This year we used our old stand that never failed us…except that the tree fell about 20 minutes after we finished decorating it…hmmmm…maybe not the stand?  Maybe our hundreds of ornaments and how disproportionately they were distributed?!

Here’s this years tragedy…and being the blogger that I am it went immediately onto Instagram, lol!

Ouch.  Let me tell you this sounds really really loud.  And there were a lot of tears.  And broken ornaments…but we got it back up and the damage was a lot less worse than it first appeared.  So here’s how it looks now…

Pretty.  And tied up.  A few ornaments with glued on legs and skates.  But we’ll always remember when and why they broke.  😉

Isn’t it so festive?!  We love it.

I love this little corner of our home at Christmas.  You can see and smell the tree from pretty much anywhere on our main floor.  It’s the main attraction.  And it compliments my simple Christmas mantel really nicely.

I also fill our coffee table with ornaments to tie it all together…love love this Ikea table.

So here’s how things look at night.  It’s much more pretty in real life…

And because I can’t resist the opportunity to put in a Bokeh picture of our tree…

The last thing I wanted to show you is our garland wrapped staircase.  It’s the same garland as what’s on the mantel, so everything ties together so nice.  I love these…even when I am picking up the 100th shatterproof ornament that has bounced across the floor that day.  It’s become kind of joke really…our 3 year old picks them up too and puts them all in the same spot.  On the same branch.  😉

This is how they look at night.  Love.

So that’s it.  We’re ready for Christmas!
Thank you so much for stopping by, and have a very Merry day!

Merry Linking:  Thrifty Decor Chick, My Romantic Home, My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia, Inspired Room, Under the Table and Dreaming, Between Naps on the Porch, Nesting Place


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  1. Oh you have so much patience! I’m afraid I haven’t done any decorating at all this year… I find that since we go away for the holiday it just makes me even more depressed to come home to a house which needs so much tidying, organizing, and cleaning.

    I’ll stare at your pretty pictures to get me in the spirit though, I love Christmas!

  2. Sooooo beautiful!!! I love ornament loaded sentimental beautiful trees. Your is perfect! I see some people that have the fancy type trees with matching balls and ribbon and flourishes and while they are pretty, they are just so boring. Everything looks beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  3. I absolutely adore the tree!!! We are the same way at our house, the more mixed up the merrier. A tree with a theme and matching ornaments is lovely but when I hang the ornaments on our tree every year it’s a walk down memory lane and I wouldn’t trade that tree for the most beautifully themed tree ever! There are even two ornaments on the tree that I made when I was in Brownies and since I have 2 kids in college that tells you how old those ornaments are!! I can’t imagine Christmas without them. Enjoy your beautiful tree and your family.

  4. so festive and pretty in light of day and night. The tree did hurt, funny how we can always look back on things with a smile even though it doesn’t look that way in the present.

  5. fishline … tie the gorgeous tree to the curtain rod or install a cup hook in the ceiling for the same purpose. Saves ornaments, water on the floor and the trauma of a freshly decorated tree hitting the floor. We did it for years.

  6. Oh, my goodness! This is so, SO beautiful. I love all the bright colours, it just makes me smile! And I think it’s wonderful that not everything matches, either. Makes it that much more fun and unique.

    Your home looks wonderful – do you have a house tour posted anywhere? Would love to see more! 🙂

    1. Thank you Chantelle! I agree! I love a mismatched meaningful Christmas tree!
      Oh, an no official home tour (just Christmas decorating ones)…good idea though! Maybe check back in the New Year for one!
      Happy Holidays!

  7. I absolutely love the bright colored bulbs in the garland, wreath and matel. The tree is very pretty with all the ornaments from Christmas past!! Beautifully decorated home.

  8. Woah on your stairway – that’s gorgeous! All of your holiday decorations look beautiful and you’ve done a wonderful job putting it all together. Too bad about the tree though (I would have grabbed my camera too…) Happy Holidays!

  9. What fun colours! The tree looks as good as new now. That happened to us when our boys were little. My husband and I had just cleaned up after a houseful of Christmas Eve guests and settled into bed after midnight when we heard the crash. It wasn’t tied up and simply tipped over. The worst part was the water from the base that leaked all over the wrapping and presents.

    I am enjoying looking through your blog and have added it to my sidebar list of Canadian blogs.

  10. I love the colorful ornaments on your tree! “Prissy, matchy-matchy” trees are lovely but have no heart. You tree has lots of heart and soul and the love of family traditionsshines brightly through. This is a celebration of family and memories and traditions! I absolutely love all the color and joy those colors and decorations exhude!! Glorious, glorious, happy decor–I love all of it and I am sure your kids do too!

  11. Beautiful! Much to my family’s chagrin, I would not classify myself as a fan of colored lights. Let me just say that you have made me a believer! I love how the colors are so vivid and impactful. With young kids around, I just might have to cross over to the “bright” side next year. Guess I better hit the sales the day after Christmas! Thanks for sharing your beautiful home and decorations. Merry Christmas to you and yours.