Christmas House Tour 2013

I love getting the opportunity to peek into homes and seeing how people decorate for the holidays!  There’s just something about Christmas that makes everything feel magical!   I believe that our home should reflect the celebration that is about to take place in December.  As the song says, Christmas IS “the most wonderful time of the year!”

I spend several days decorating my home for the holidays.  Honestly, I am so disappointed when Christmas is over and I have to take down all of my pretty decorations.  Doesn’t your home feel bare and stark when it’s all gone?  I only get to enjoy it for a few weeks, then I end up taking several days to tear it all down again.  Not fun.

This year, I decided to decorate differently.  I used winter themed items as opposed to Santas and Christmas themed decor.  I really wanted to keep my decorations up for months and ENJOY them instead of packing everything away on New Years Day.  While decorating, I still used a few Christmas items, but really tried to keep it to a minimum.

I created my own decorating theme this year (and I made up the name myself)…  I called it Woodland Glitter.  I envisioned an “outdoorsy” winter wonderland with lots of snow, greenery, pine cones, and the occasional woodland animal here and there…oh, and lots and lots of SPARKLE!

I really love how everything turned out!  Everyone that comes into my home comments on how “warm” it feels.  I have to agree.  The natural elements in my decor really gives our house that cozy, warm feeling that I was trying to achieve.  I’m also extra happy that I don’t have to take it down right away!  Woohoo!

Enjoy the tour!

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WOODLAND GLITTER SHOPPING GUIDE:

Photography: E.C. Campbell Photography in Rochester Hills, Michigan

Red & White Buffalo Check Rug, glass jars, cranberries, red knit pillows, white cake stand, red flowers, greenery, white snow apple blossoms, glitter letters on tree, curtains, star tree topper, plaid pillows, glitter Merry Christmas banner – Pottery Barn

Cake pops, cupcakes, cookies, treats:  Epic Dessert & Design (Grand Blanc, Michigan)

Checked red ribbon, white deer, cream knit pillows, pine cones, ornaments, jingle bells, cranberry garland, owls, placemats, black lamp base:  Target

Deer in dome, white fluffy throws, feather tree, monogram plates/napkins, white platters: Homegoods

Greenery, coffee table, end tables, tree in dining room, white flowers in dining room:  Ballard Designs

Snowflake ornaments: walgreens

glitter initial ornaments:  Walmart

white snow in jars:  Hobby Lobby

Fresh greenery and Christmas tree:  Home Depot

Tree skirt -Meijer

Comments

  1. Abby says

    So beautiful. The natural elements make it feel so warm and inviting. The sparkle makes it you! Lovely. I love the checked ribbon everywhere. It unites the rooms.

  2. Alexis Malinowski says

    Hello… I am wondering if your multipanel mirror is the Eagan one from Pottery Barn. It is exactly what I am looking for , but here in Australia it says it has a bronze finish. Yours looks black, which I would prefer.
    By the way my 5th grade class loves the I Heart School theme!

    • SchoolgirlStyle says

      Hi Alexis!

      It is he Eagan mirror – I just bought the small one too. Yes, it definitely has a black finish to it. :)

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