Merry Christmas, y’all! I really wish I could reach through this screen right now, hand you a mug of hot cocoa, and play “Silent Night” on repeat, so we can just hang out in the candlelight together for this post.
This is my second year joining in with my amazing friend Rachel from Maison de Pax for her annual Christmas Nights Tour. If you’re visiting from Shannon’s tour at Fox Hollow Cottage, I’m so glad to have you here! (If you haven’t seen her home before, you don’t want to miss it.)
One of my favorite things about Christmas is the quiet anticipation, those cozy, calm nights when the entire house is glowing.
In this time of year when traffic is everywhere, schedules are chaotic, and the to-do lists are a mile long, it’s the calm evenings by the twinkle lights that are my own little retreat. After Olivia is tucked into her bed and Robert and I are watching our favorite holiday movies, that’s when I can really breathe and feel thankful for the things that matter most- family.
It’s so easy in seeing all of these home tours to compare your own home to the ones in blogland. (I hid all of the toys and dirty dishes just for you… trust me, they’re still there behind the camera lens.) But I truly want you to feel the peaceful spirit of Christmas in this tour as we celebrate the true light of the world.
I’ll stop talking so you can enjoy the quiet as this tour is meant to be. (I’ve included affiliate links after each of the rooms since y’all sometimes ask for sources.)
(Living Room Sources: Stockings | Burlap Net Ribbon | Cranberry Garland | Plaid Pillows | Basket | DIY Noel Sign | Buffalo Check Wrapping Paper | Nordic Wrapping Paper | Barrel Tree Planter | Jute Rug )
(Bedroom Sources: Faux Fur Blanket | White Cable Knit Pillow | Faux Fur Pillows | Flocked Garland | Deer Head | Scarf | Twig Trees | Mercury Glass Votives | Mercury Glass Candleholders | Mirror | Metallic Magnolia Wreath | “Oh Holy Night” Printable )
In these last few days leading up to Christmas Day, I hope you soak up every last drop of anticipation, that you hold your loved ones close and cling tight to all of the little magical moments. I won’t be posting on the blog for a little while as I’ll be spending as much time as possible with my family.
But as you leave, I hope most of all that you’ll take the spirit of Christmas with you. It’s never about how grand your decorations are or how expensive your presents are under the tree, it’s about the most perfect gift of all.
Next stop on the Christmas Nights Tour is Lory from Designthusiasm whose home is always so filled with inspiration.
If you missed any of the other Christmas tours and projects in our home this month, you can see them all here.