1. Absolutely stunning, Julia! So warm and inviting…and the kitty omg…such a cutie!

  2. Hi Julia – Your gingerbreadified paper bag snowflakes are just AMAZING – the detail you added to each looks so pretty and so unique. They look good enough to eat. I always enjoy seeing how you decorate each Christmas and seeing your German decorations. XO

    1. Thanks Diane, I had fun making them.

  3. You are so talented, those snowflakes and the gingerbreads are just beautiful. I tried making the snowflakes about a week ago, it didn’t go over too well. lol Always love seeing your gorgeous home!
    XO Kristin

  4. Julia, every year, you create something more wonderful than the last. You have outdone yourself this year. My favorite of all the houses I’ve seen on my many holiday tours!

    1. Awww, thank you so much, Nancy! I really appreciate it. Happy Holidays!

  5. I love everything!! Of all the holiday home tours in all the blogs and magazines, yours is the one I could picture myself relaxing and laughing with friends and family. It’s perfect. ❄️🎄🍷🤍

    1. Thanks Annie! You have to come over so we can have that wine, relax and laugh. Miss you!

  6. A lovely fresh take on Christmas decor. Your gingerbread accents and ornaments add the perfect complement to the wooden pieces. We have quite a few German Christmas pieces as well including smokers, pyramids and ornaments. They always feature prominently in our decorating.

    Merry Christmas

    1. Thank you Susan. The German Christmas decor is very special to me and I hope I will pass that on to my kids. Merry Christmas to you too.

  7. Julia!
    You took those paper bag stars up 10 notches with the puffy paint and I love that you used your cardboard gingerbreads as tree and gift toppers! I am in love with your smokers (I had one in my room when I was a kid). As usual, you created a warm and welcoming home that Santa will never want to leave!

    1. Thanks Kelly! My fingers still hurt from squeezing that puffy paint bottle LOL but that might also be a good thing or I wouldn’t have stopped making more.

  8. The neutral and warm colors make your home look so cozy. And I adore your beautiful German decorations!

  9. It’s beautiful Julia, love the combination of the brown paper and pampas with your macrame.

    1. Vielen Dank Maggie 😉 I hope macrame won’t go out of style any time soon because I love making it. Merry Christmas

  10. Cassandra says:

    The house looks amazing! I love the gingerbread accents, and how accessible it is. The oranges everywhere are also such a fresh touch.
    I hope you’ll laugh to know that I pinned your Schweboggen (sp) maybe 5 years ago, and I go to your post to look at it every year. I’ve tried to find it, have bought and given away several similar, but that is the ONE. I really hope to come across it some day.
    Thanks so much for sharing your great ideas and cozy home.

    1. Oh I hope you find one like mine! I know I look for the same one all the time and haven’t found one since. Happy Holidays Cassandra!

  11. Love.It.All. Tired of the giant snow flakes? NEVER! and yours are the prettiest I’ve seen. I think I’m gonna add your gingerbread designs to my to do list. I might even move them to the top of the list!

    1. Haha, glad you aren’t tired of them yet. You should definitely make them too.

  12. Julia – your home tour made me so happy! I love all of your gingerbread ideas and the way you painted them and the snowflakes is magical. I also love your nutcrackers. I pinned your home to my holiday board to share. Love it!


  13. Your home looks so lovely! I love seeing your German treasures at Christmas time! Thought of you this past weekend, we went down to Würzburg to the Christmas market. Have a wonderful Christmas!

    1. Oh I’m jealous. My sister-in-law was there last weekend too in Würzburg 🙁 Thank you and Merry Christmas to you too.

  14. Merry Christmas, Julia, I so enjoyed seeing your home decorated for the holidays. I always love your pampas grass trees – they are spectacular!!! I love that you and your hubby made the gingerbread ornaments – adorable, and that sweet macrame tree is lovely. Adore the green velvet curtains in your dining room too. Hope you have a wonderful holiday!

    1. Thanks and Merry Christmas to you and yours too Danielle!

  15. Christine says:

    WOW Julia, I am checking out your new snowflake pics and you readlly did an amazing job. Mine look like a 3 year olds next to yours….LOL . Oh well, next year I try harder to copy you. Greetings from WA State und FROHES NEUES JAHR!!!!!
    Christine from Little Brags

    1. Vielen Dank und ebenfalls ein frohes neues Jahr.

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