Today it’s time for Marty of A Stroll Through Life’s annual Christmas home tours again and I’m sharing parts of my home that I haven’t shown yet in the past weeks.
Welcome to those of you coming from Thrifty and Chic. Alicia’s house is always such a treat and never disappoints for the holidays.
Not much has changed in the kitchen since last Christmas but I did have two major makeovers with car wrap vinyl which you can see in my high-end stove makeover and colored dishwasher makeover. It changes the look of the kitchen so much.
Can you also spot the new utensil holder in the above photo? The bottom photo has the old one? Which one do you like better?
I also added more paper lunch bag snowflakes to the kitchen. This is the third year I made them for the house. They are so cheap and easy to make and after Christmas I just throw them into the fire pit. I don’t save them and just make new ones the next year if I want to. Less stuff to store in the attic.
Our small round dining table has served us so well for the past couple of years. When we have guests over, I just extend it to an oval table with the leaf which I store under our bed. Did you know that you should stand a table leaf up straight and always lay it flat so it doesn’t warp?
I have had these DIYed black and white curtains since 2015 and while I still love them, I have recently started to think about getting different ones but haven’t found anything else that I’d like to replace them with.
I’ve also been thinking about replacing the chandelier. I’m kin of sick of getting poked in the head and face with the metal spikes LOL.
Every year I have the same tabletop Christmas tree in the corner of the dining room. This year I added my favorite small German wooden ornaments to the tree. I also bring them out every year somewhere in the home. I also added the faux palm leaf paper fans that I made last year and some plain white Christmas ball ornaments.
I took some cellphone photos at sunset because for some reason they are the only ones that come close to showing off the glow at night. That’s always the most special part about Christmas but is so hard to show in photos.
The pillows are always flattened at the top because the cats love sleeping on them and “hey” I forgot to straighten them out. Real life 😉
My husband bought me German wood-shaved trees (HERE) last year for Christmas. I remember them growing up when my parents always put theirs out and I loved them as a kid.
I just bought the little singer tea light holder when I was in Germany last month. The angels are a HomeGoods find from a couple of years ago. I love this little grouping so much.
To the left side of the secretary desk is our little kitchen bistro table also with a view into the living room and with my wall of cats who have passed. Yup, I’m that crazy of a cat lady! My friends who have been sticking with my blog for a long time know it already. Those are all cats that were our family members at some point. Gosh I miss them all.
That’s the view from the living room into the kitchen and the little bistro table is behind the tree. It’s a bit crowded in here for Christmas but does make it extra cozy.
I hope you enjoyed my last Christmas tour for 2021.
Next up is White Arrows Home and I always love seeing Kristin’s home decorated for the holidays.