Down Home Christmas
Merry Christmas everybody!
I'm so excited to be a part of The Canadian BloggersChristmas Home Tour 2015 along with eleven other talented ladies, Hosted by Christina from the thediymommy and Shannon from AKAdesign You can scroll to the bottom of this post for the entire lineup of these talented ladies.
Generations of my family come from "The Island" also known as PEI. Whenever we think or talk about the Island we refer to it as "down home"
My decorating reflects what I envision when I think of down home at Christmas.
Keeping it simple and natural suits me and my little home perfectly!
I had so many decorations to add but kept removing them as I felt that simpler was better for my small cozy space.
I've used my go- to sugar pinecones which I love for their colour and texture, birch logs and seeded eucalyptus. I've kept my cotton stems out because it reminds me of snow on branches. Adding some plaid in the cushions brings in a bit of colour and pattern as well as that down home winter lodge feel.
The pom-pom garland I made last year was placed on my ladder and the pom-pom wreath moved to the mantel.
The boxwood wreaths are placed throughout and bring that lovely shot of green that goes with everything at Christmas.
Here I've placed one on a little vintage chair I found at a local thrift store, that sits beside the fireplace.
On the mantel I used these raw wood lanterns with little twinkle lights inside each one
and some faux greenery. I added this red berry wreath at one point to add a little colour and then removed it and replaced it with the pom-pom wreath.
My brass candleholders add a little old-world charm to the rustic down home feel.
I mixed things up here on the mantel by adding this large silver Christmas ball which was a nice contrast to all the natural elements.
Beautiful scented candles add so much ambiance to a space and this white pumpkin has been one of my favourites.
When friends and family drop by during the holidays, I usually set up one of two tables buffet style, It makes for easy and casual entertaining. With the small table in the breakfast area I continued with my natural theme throughout by using wooden candleholders, wood slices and burlap.
This lovely dollar store disco ball adds that little whimsical touch which helps to break up all the natural elements I've got going on. I love the way the light reflects all over the kitchen.
Nothing was immune to the boxwood wreaths including Mr. Moose!
I carried on with my simple, natural down home theme in the dining room...
The same natural theme was carried through with a linen table runner along with more plaid in the table napkins and cushions.
I loved the feel of this room, it really felt like you were in a down home winter lodge!
Thank you so much for the visit,
I hope you've enjoyed my down home Christmas house tour! I love to decorate my home and create an atmosphere where family and friends can gather and feel comfortable, welcomed and where we can all celebrate everything this season is all about..the birth of our saviour!
Now it's time to take a tour of my Canadian blogging friends' gorgeous homes. Come back each day to see a new set of home tours from Monday to Thursday this week.
Northern Style Exposure
The DIY Mommy
The Creek Line House
The Happy Housie
Clean and Scentsible
A Pop of Pretty"