Home for Christmas Tour 2020
Today is all about the home. It’s the Bloggers Best Holiday Home Tour and I chose the theme, Home for Christmas.
Hello and Welcome to the 2020 Bloggers Best Holiday Home Tour! I am so very happy you are here and I am thrilled to be a part of such a special event. I can’t wait to show you my tour this year – it’s a little different – I’ve chosen different rooms this year and we are in a new home! This is officially our first Christmas and it has been fun reimagining the Christmas decor for my Home for Christmas feel this year.
We have all dubbed 2020 as the year that shouldn’t have, but it did. We all have stories of crazy happenings and deep losses this year. Big changes and small changes have caused us all to become more flexible, to embrace the good, and let the drama GO. Unless it’s beautiful dramatic Christmas decor, we can keep that! Speaking of beautiful decor – didn’t you love Jennifer of Cottage On Bunker Hill’s home? Love her style!
I am so looking forward to having my little family home for Christmas. We have a few traditions that I am itching to do, everything from the gingerbread house building contest to creating the ultimate hot chocolate bar to Christmas Eve service (even if our service may be in our home).
Let’s tour, shall we?
New this year – I decided to decorate our guestroom. We are in a new season of life, where our children are grown or almost grown. So, the guestroom is just a little more special now and I am excited to our younger daughter home from college for Christmas.
Part of preparing this room was making the bed. A couple of years ago, I sewed the bedspread out of simple painter’s dropcloths – it has held up very well. Pillows were on hand just hanging out in the upstairs closet. I love a pretty bed but add comfort to the mix and you’ve got a little piece of heaven. To bring in the comfy factor, I started with beautiful sumptuous Boll & Branch sheets. Our weather is crazy so for those warmer winter nights, these cool, crisp percale sheets (that’s the official name!) are perfect but when temps drop – I’ve got a uber soft velvety throw within reach at the foot of the bed.
-The Living Room-
Our new home has an open concept feel and I decided to position our main tree to be visible from multiple areas. Another “new this year spot” is the kitchen. I rarely photograph the kitchen for home tours but this year felt like the time was right.
We are still unboxing things and moving stuff around and around, HA! A few items have seen better days and I will be on the hunt soon for reasonable replacements. Doesn’t that always seem to be the thing?
The weather has been winterish and it makes for extra cozy feelings for the season. Our fireplace is full of Christmas cheer and waiting on the stockings to be hung with care. I am looking for just the right ones – we happily added a wonderful son-in-law this year and we now need 6 stockings! In the meantime, I donned the mantel with words perfect for this time.
Merry Christmas dear friends and thank you for stopping by.
Next up on our tour today is Lantern Lane Designs. I can’t wait to see her take on decking the halls!
Catch up with my wonderful friends’ gorgeous homes!
The Tattered Pew // My Thrift Store Addiction // Simply 2 Moms
Worthing Court // Bricks N’ Blooms // Open Doors Open Hearts
Lora B Create and Ponder // This Is Simplicite
Shiplap and Shells // The Ponds Farmhouse //
Stone Gable // Midwest Life And Style // Follow The Yellow Brick Home
Noting Grace // My Wee Abode // The Farmhouse Life
Aratari At Home // Caitlin Marie Design // Sweet Pea
Fiddle Leaf Blog // First Day Of Home // White Arrows Home
Cottage On Bunker Hill // The Aspiring Home // Lantern Lane Designs
DIY Beautify // Cassie Bustamante // The Flowering Farmhouse
The first Christmas in a new home is always so special. You have decorated it beautifully!
Your home is so beautiful! And congrats on the New Home! That’s aways fun decorate for the first time. Your fireplace is just dreamy!
So fun to decorate a new home and you’ve made it so beautiful for the holidays!
I love the vignette with the deer and books and tree- SO so pretty!
Joy! I love your Guest Bedroom!! It reminds me of Mary Poppins Returns with the Burgundy and Navy Blue! That movie has been on repeat over here so I’m seeing Mary Poppins everywhere haha!! Your Christmas Home Tour was stunning!! XoXo
Your house looks gorgeous decorated for the holidays! Merry Christmas
Your Christmas theme is so sweet and apropos for this year! Thanks for sharing your home with us, Joy! Oh, and here’s to empty-nesting, too! BIG HUGS!
Joy your Christmas decor is just lovely! How fun to decorate and celebrate Christmas for the first time in your new home. Hugs as you venture into being an empty nester. SO thankful to call you friend. Merry Christmas!
Ooh, your tree is so lovely! Pinning! Have a joyous Christmas season! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction
Congratulations on your new home! It must have been challenging but fun to decorate for Christmas in rooms that you haven’t decorated in the past. I love that your guest room is decorated for your daughter. She’s going to love having a Christmas tree in her room.
Congrats on your new home! How fun to decorate a new space for Christmas! Love the openness and high ceilings. Enjoy your family for the holidays!
Congratulations on your new home! How fun to be decorating it for the first time. I love your gingerbread sign! Welcome to the empty nesters club!
So much fun decorating a new home! Everything looks beautiful!
I loved touring your home for Christmas. So glad to have been on this tour together.
Joy, I love your contemporary Christmas vibe. The guest room and living room look lovely. I know you’ve had such a big year of change. Congrats on your expanding family and needing more stockings on the fireplace. Merry Christmas, my friend!
Beautiful tour. Love that mantel to the moon and back. ~~Susie from Chelsea Project