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Christmas Home Tour 2016

Welcome friends!

I’m so excited to be sharing my home all decked out for Christmas with you today!  I’m even more excited to be joining 11 other bloggers today for our Homes for the Holidays Tour.  If you’ve landed here from Cindy’s, A Cottage Girl, beautiful tour, then welcome!  After you finish your stop here, be sure to visit the next blog on the tour, which will be listed at the bottom of this post.

Homes for the Holidays

Grab a cup of coffee or hot chocolate, cozy up by the fire and enjoy my Christmas Home Tour…

When you first walk into our home, you are greeted by the stairs to the left and our formal dining room to the right. We haven’t had a home with stairs in over 5 years, and so when it came time to decorate for Christmas, my boys had only one request…

Decorate the stairs.

The Rustic Pig: Christmas Home Tour 2016

 

My boys love being able to come down the stairs early, way too early, on Christmas morning and have the stairs all lit up as they make their way downstairs to their presents.

Since it was the one thing they were looking forward to, I made sure to do it while they were in school so it would be a surprise when they got home.

The Rustic Pig: Christmas Home Tour 2016

When they walked in from school that day, their eyes lit up and my oldest said, “Wow!  I love it!  THIS is why I love having stairs!”

It’s the little things ya’ll.

The Rustic Pig: Christmas Home Tour 2016

My farmhouse console got a Christmas makeover as well.  Just little touches of Christmas here and there.

The Rustic Pig: Christmas Home Tour 2016

The tree at the base of the stairs is for all of the ornaments the kids have made or I’ve collected over the years.  It’s like a memory tree.  There are pics of the kids when they were little, ornaments from past students when I was teaching and ornaments to remember our boys’ first Christmases.

The Rustic Pig: Christmas Home Tour 2016

From the foyer, you walk into the living room, and this is the first view of Christmas in this area.

The Rustic Pig: Christmas Home Tour

I was so excited to decorate our fireplace this year, but I have to be honest, I’ve seriously gone back and forth with this fireplace.  I’m just not completely in love with the decor just yet, and I honestly can’t put my finger on what it is that I don’t love about it, but for now, it will do.

I think my favorite part of our fireplace decor is the antique sled I picked up this year.  My boys are praying for snow so they can use it… oh goodness!  Please.. no snow!

Across the room, in the corner, is our big tree..

The Rustic Pig: Christmas

This tree ya’ll.. we’ve had this tree for five years now, and this year, all but one of the strands of lights worked, so I had to string all new lights on it!  Let me tell you.. it was NOT fun!  I was ready to throw this tree outside and light it up and watch it burn, baby, burn!!

The Rustic Pig: Christmas

Now that it’s done though, I’m loving it!

For my birthday this year, I got to go to Magnolia in Waco, TX (blog post coming soon) and I picked up this farmhouse scale.  I have absolutely loved getting to decorate it for Christmas.

The Rustic Pig: Christmas

I’ve also picked up a few beautiful Christmas pillows, that you’ll see in the next few pics, from one of my favorite Etsy shops, Porter Lane Home.

The Rustic Pig: Christmas

This Oh Deer pillow is just the cutest and I love it on our chair that sits next to our tree.

The Rustic Pig: Christmas Home Tour

Here’s a view of our kitchen, from our living room, all decked out for Christmas.  I don’t decorate this space as much because the kitchen has a way of getting cluttered all on its own and it doesn’t need any extra help from me by adding Christmas decor to it.

I love small, simple touches in the kitchen.. things like a wreath on the cabinets, and fresh red roses.

The Rustic Pig: Christmas Home Tour

Even our coffee station got into the Christmas spirit.

The Rustic Pig: Christmas Home Tour

And finally, one of my favorite spaces that I decorated this year is our master bedroom..

The Rustic Pig: Christmas Home Tour

Decorating our master bedroom is a first for me.

I mean.. who does this?

(Obviously I do! Lol!)

The Rustic Pig: Christmas Home Tour

This room has quickly become one of my favorite rooms to walk into now!  We have loved how this pallet wall has changed the feel of this room. You can see how we did the pallet wall here.

Just by adding lights and garland to our headboard has made this room feel magical.

I encourage every one of you to do the same in your bedroom.  It’s just amazing!

Well, that concludes the tour for me, but be sure to check out the Homes for the Holidays Tour with some of my favorite bloggers below, and be sure to come back here later this week as I share my dining room all decked out for the holidays.  I’ll also be sharing one of my favorite Instagram homes with you on Tuesday.  It’s a showstopper friends!

Next on the tour, head on over to Jen’s, Noting Grace, tour…

 

Homes for the Holidays

Homes for the Holidays Bloggers:

Noting Grace

A Cottage Girl

Vanessa’s Modern Vintage Home

Farmhouse on Elder Hill

The Homemaking Momma

Uniquely Taylor Made

The Auburn Fox

This Rustic Cottage

The Tattered Pew

The Rustic Pig

Delightfully Noted

The Clementine Colonial

Claire

My name is Claire and I am behind the blog... The Rustic Pig. I am a wife, a mother to 2 boys, and I just might be addicted to Craigslist. I love to buy antiques, paint them, and give them a chance to be loved again! Please feel free to pull up a chair and stay for a while. If you ask a question or leave a comment, I will be sure to get back to you as soon as possible!

      

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Texas gal, wife, mother to 2 boys, author behind the blog The Rustic Pig, business owner, antique lover, and Christ follower!
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Comments

  1. Love your home, everything looks great!

  2. Ok, your staircase is amazeballs! Love all your Christmas farmhouse touches!

  3. Claire, This is stunning! And I love that your kiddos were so excited about the stairs being decorated! So sweet to build those Christmas memories!

    • Aww! Thanks Leigh! It’s so funny what my boys get excited about. They are not looking forward to the Christmas decor coming down after Christmas this year! Thanks for your sweet comment! Hugs! Claire

  4. Your home is gorgeous and all of your Christmas touches are just stunning!
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  5. So many beautiful details Claire!! Love it all!

  6. Your Home is Beautiful! Thanks for sharing! Love Love the Memory tree idea!

  7. Love, love, love it all!!

  8. Your home is so bright, white, and airy. I love it so much. Your staircase is to die for and your bedroom.. seriously I wouldn’t leave it. Girl you totally rocked this home tour. Beautiful.

  9. Such a gorgeous home, Claire! Your stairwell turned out amazing and your tree looks like a department store tree. So stunning!

  10. Oh Claire! Your home is simply stunning! I just love all the pops of red and your entryway is gorgeous! What an honor to be a part of this tour with you!

  11. stunning Claire! love all the little touches that make your home look so cozy for the holidays. especially lovin your bedroom!

  12. Claire I love your home and I love how you decorated your stairs! The boys are right…it is so special! You have a gift my friend and I so enjoyed stopping by!

  13. Amei a decoração de natal.
    Tudo lindo e inspirador. Tua casa é linda.
    Felicidades.
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  14. One word, gorgeous!
    I am back. Happy Holidays!
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  15. I love everything about your beautiful home! So pretty and cozy looking. Great job.

    Merry Christmas Blessings…
    Sherri

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