It’s Christmas Home Tour season and it’s my favorite time of the year. I’m thankful to Marty of A Stroll Thru Life for hosting her annual blog hop again. Please start the blog hop with her tour and continue every day with another line-up. I’m a huge fan of Brooke of Nesting With Grace and hello to everyone coming from her blog. She is always a tough one to follow behind in a hop because she is just such a gifted decorator.
I feel like this year I went more back to my roots to remind me of how my mom decorated when I was gorging up in Germany. The fact that I haven’t been home for Christmas in almost 20 years has certainly added to the fact that I just want to feel a little more like being home.
German-Influenced Christmas Home Tour
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Growing up we always had an advent wreath and this year I decided for the first time to have one too. It looks so pretty on our new table. The wood bead garland moved to the fireplace. I wrote a post last week HERE where I explain how you could make a similar big one.
Which is completely different from last year:
chairs HERE or HERE | rug HERE | gold table HERE and HERE | silver end tables HERE | pouf HERE (I added the tassels in this tutorial HERE | similar throw HERE and HERE | lamp HERE | noel candle HERE | plaid pillows HERE | similar candle holders HERE and black candles HERE
Seriously, little Willy is such a little poser. He really loves it.
See more of our tree by clicking HERE.
Across from the fireplace things aren’t all that different but I did change things up a little bit.
Living Room Area
I remembered that my parents had several different straw stars on their tree and I ordered some for us too HERE and HERE. Originally I had planned on crafting some but it would have been so expensive to order the supplies from Germany that it was much cheaper to just buy them. For some reason you can’t buy the crafting straw and forms here in the US. Maybe on our next trip home I will buy the supplies and bring them.
This year I hung up my vintage German Rosenthal Björn Wiinblad Christmas plates in the living room and I really like them in that spot. My parents have a huge collection of them and this definitely makes me think of home. You can find these vintage plates on Etsy. For example HERE, HERE and HERE.
Remember my DIY fabric and wool tassels (click HERE for tutorial). They are hanging on the lamp now.
For Christmas we used to sit by our real wood fireplace and crack nuts with my parents.
The miner and angel made their annual appearance again too.
Did you notice Maya’s ears? Her ear troubles continue and because of it her ears are droopy at the top which is so cute.
throw HERE | black and white fringe pillows HERE and similar ones HERE| fur HERE | similar jeans pillows HEREand HERE | similar table HERE | candle HERE | disco ball HERE | rug HERE | star burst HERE | similar mirror HERE | similar pouf HERE | similar coffee tables HERE | similar sofas HERE | similar lamps HERE and HERE | similar black lamp shades HERE | my curtain tutorial HERE and similar curtains HERE | miner and angel HERE or HERE | small tree HERE | blue ornaments HERE
The pinecone art I made last year is hanging over the secretary’s desk this year. I moved the desk for the first time into the kitchen hallway to make room for the Christmas tree.
Now please check out Tammy’s beautiful tour at Pink Peppermint Design to continue with the blog hop.