Home for the Holidays Tour

Hi and welcome to Emily’s home! Come on in!

PicMonkey Collage EJD XMAS

This is the decor of our entryway. I’m a pretty simple gal, so my decorating tends to reflect that.

Entryway holiday home tour

Christmas Home Tour Entryway

One night, I was having the hardest time going to sleep. I decided to do a little chalkboard doodling in our playroom and was extremely pleased with this tree I drew.

Chalktree home for the holidays tour

In our Kitchen/Dining Room area I have hung my DIY Advent calendar. This has been a huge hit in our house. Saying my boys love it, is probably an understatement.

DIY advent calendar home tour

I am still keeping things simple here with my wood shim Christmas Tree.

Wood Shim Christmas Tree

Some of my favorite ways to decorate is with touches of nature found right in my very own backyard.

Buffet Table Xmas home tour

Styling this fireplace and mantle brought me so much joy, that I felt the need to spell it out for everyone to see. Do you like our dollar store stockings hung by the chimney with care? I think they add a nice pop of color to our very neutral Great-room.

mantel EJD Xmas home tour

Take a real good look at this pic. My two boys in the same photo! This almost never happens!

Home for the Holidays Home Tour

These two Santas are very special to me. Our grandpa had mad wood working skills and had cut these bad good boys out. Our mom painted the one on the left and the 10-year-old version of me painted the one on the right. (I know what your thinking, that I was a real prodigy, huh?) Our mother passed away when I 12 and these little guys became mine. When I was in my 20’s and moving all around the country, so did these Santas. I make sure they make my holiday decor cut every year.

Christmas Home Tour Santas

I found that this antique bassinet is a great way to keep our wrapped gifts safe from curious little fingers.

Home tour antique bassenett

Christmas decor bassenett

My oldest son keeps telling me we NEED more Christmas decoration. To keep his holiday spirit up, together we added little festive touches to his room. His favorite part is that he got his very own tree.

Christmas decor home tour

>Ornament holiday tour

Well, that’s it for the tour. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Holidays to you!

20 thoughts on “Home for the Holidays Tour

  1. Naomi

    Emily, I love all your sweet Christmas crafts! And that wood shim tree…. genius! :) All the meaningful items you have in your decor inspire me to make some Christmas traditions this year..

    1. Emily Post author

      Thanks Naomi! You are so sweet. That wood shim tree was really simple to make and I just love it. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Bre @ Average But Inspired

    Oh Emily you have such beautiful and meaningful Christmas decor! That wood santa story brought a little tear to my eye; so sweet. I think it’s wonderful that you have such special memories associated with your decor. Merry Christmas! xo

    1. Emily Post author

      Thanks Bre! I am hoping some year I can get my dad to cut out a couple more of those santas for my boys to paint. Merry Christmas to you too!

    1. Emily Post author

      Thanks Emily for organizing this hop and inviting us to join. So glad you like my Santa. I am pretty fond of him too.

    1. Emily Post author

      Thanks Michelle! So glad you like the tree. I am not much of an artist when it comes to drawing, but I am pretty proud of how this one turned out. Thanks for visiting!

  3. Shannon Churchill

    Emily, I love all of your festive touches and especially what you’ve done with your mantle and what I’m assuming used to be a closet! Merry Christmas to you and yours. Looking forward to seeing more of your posts.:)

    1. Emily Post author

      Thanks Erica. You are so right. Sentimental decor is the best for this time of year. It just wouldn’t be Christmas for me without those Santas. Thanks for visiting!


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