Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Canadian Bloggers Christmas Home Tour 2015

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.
For those of you who've come from The Creek Line House tour welcome to my home!



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.

Monday:
AKA Design
Northern Style Exposure
The DIY Mommy
Tuesday:
The Creek Line House
Restoration House
Wednesday:
Suburble
The Happy Housie
Nalle's House
Thursday:
Clean and Scentsible
Fynes Designs
Rambling Renovators 
A Pop of Pretty"

33 comments:

  1. Kim, everything looks so beautiful! Love it. The dining room table is so pretty. Love all the birch and pinecones too.

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  2. Beautiful, Kim. Just exquisite. So much talent. Greatly appreciated by folks like me who are not so gifted in this area. Just love looking at people's beautiful creations.

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    1. Ahh Thanks Donalda! You can't have all the gifts you know!😀

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  3. Absolutely beautiful! I love your table setting, and all the crisp white!

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  4. Hi Kim --
    Everything is just lovely!! I love your details and all the layering. The vintage rocker with wreath is so charming. God Jul!
    Tammy

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    1. Thanks so much Tammy for your lovely comment!😀

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  5. Mr. Moose! I love him! You've inspired me to grow my boxwood wreath collection for sure. :)

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    1. Thanks Courtenay, Mr. Moose brings joy to this Canadian girls heart!😀

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  6. So pretty! The table setting is just perfect and love all the boxwood wreaths!

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    1. Thank you Anu! Boxwood is one of my favourites to decorate with!

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  7. It is all so beautiful Kim. You said you wanted it to feel like down home and I think you've captured that feeling perfectly. It's warm, welcoming and a soothing backdrop for the holidays. So very pretty!

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  8. This is all so lovely! Could you please tell me where you picked up your plaid napkins?! Thanks!

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    1. So sorry to get back to you this late! The napkins are from Chapters/Indigo.-Kim

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  9. Kim your decorating is absolutely stunning. I kept wondering if these pics were taken in your current home as there is an appearance of so much space. Your work is equivalent to that of a pro designer (you should pursue that). You made me regret getting rid of some things recently that could have been used for this type of stuff. It's beautiful and I would take lessons from you. Wow wow!!!

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    1. Thanks Kelly, you really blessed me with your comments! -Kim

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  10. Gorgeous home and decor! Christmas blessings to you!
    Pam

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    1. Thanks for commenting Pam and blessings to you as well! -Km

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  11. I just love your down home Christmas! Such beautiful textures and colours that flow through the spaces. Thanks for sharing a tour!

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  12. It is absolutely gorgeous, Kim! I love everything from the shiplap to all the natural texture and white! Incredible job!!

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  13. Your home is just gorgeous, Kim! I love how light and airy it is, and I especially adore your rustic table setting. Beautiful!

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    1. Thanks so much Christina! And thanks for giving me the opportunity to share! -Kim

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  14. Oh my gosh, I just love, love, love how airy everything feels. Like a cloud! I wish I could master simplicity, neutrals and texture like you do - I always resort to a little colour for interest, but your home is just absolutely stunning without it. Such a beautiful home! Merry Christmas! ~Kerri

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    1. Thanks so much Kerri for your lovely comment! I do love colour, I just find neutrals in my small home much more calming. :) Merry Christmas to you and yours Kerri!-Kim

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  15. All the white! It's so beautiful! My favorite has to be the deer and the antlers on the table. Just a beautiful, subtle holiday decoration.

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  16. Wow! Your home is beautiful! I am loving your style. I wish I could convince my husband to let me add shiplap to our house.

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  17. This is my first visit to your blog. I loved your reference to down home. I'm originally from NS but living in BC and I still call it down home.
    I love your warm, winter white home. It feels fresh and homey with all the natural touches.

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  18. Hi, I'm your newest member. Just dropped in and saw your beautiful home. I can wait to explore further.

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Thank you all so much for taking the time to leave a comment! Ilove reading each and every one.
Kim

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