Welcome to the Fogue Abode, Christmas style.
Christmas is my most favorite time of the year. Like most of us new home owners, growing our décor collection takes a frustrating long time. But I tend to spend just a little bit more time on growing my Christmas collection each year then Chris probably would like.
So here is our third year, work in progress, home.
Right now, 75% of our Christmas decorating resides in our upstairs living room. Since it is home to our fire place and Santa needs a nice and lovely landing spot.
I have really tried to keep this room in a Rustic Vintage Christmas theme.
Our tree is decorated with burlap, wooden beads and popcorn strings. In sticking with the vintage theme, I wanted to keep the colors central to Christmas, so we have a lot of green, red and golds.
Moving on to our second tree, I scored this $10 tree last year on an online Swap Shop which officially took our house from a one tree-er to a two tree-er. It’s perfect for our family room. Instead of using a traditional tree skirt, I stuck it in this galvanized bucket for a fun twist on vintage. This is more of our family tree and has all of our fun family ornaments. And a top hat to boot. If you’ll notice the bottom half is already looking bare, we are currently 3 ornaments short from what we started with thanks to an un-named little girl that roams the halls.
Last year, I also got this Merry Mail sign which holds all of our Christmas Cards we collect through the season. This is one tradition I try very hard to keep alive in our home. It’s so lovely to get cards from those near and far during the season.
And over to my little corner nook, I have these cute little cardboard reindeer cut outs I found at Hobby Lobby. I figured Aspen couldn’t do too much damage to these.
And here is my dining shelf slash work in progress. I found this Merry Christmas cut out at a vendor event last month. But after a spill and a repair, he’s not standing on his own very well. I wanted to add some cedar behind him and now I’m just trying to figure out how to keep it standing. This may be a project for next year.
Also in the dining room, I moved our coffee bar over to the butcher block. I found this shelf in our attic, it makes a perfect Rae Dunn mug hanger for our Hot Chocolate Bar. This is pretty much a family must now. We love sharing homemade hot chocolate with visitors during the holidays.
That rounds out our growing Holiday House Tour. I have succumb to the fact that lighting will just be crumby for the rest of the year since its forever dark when I’m home, therefore pictures are less than stellar. I love everything about this time of year except for the time change.