We’re excited to kick off our holiday home tour with our Mad for Plaid Christmas Entry along with some of our favorite bloggers. A big thank you to our friends, 2 Bees in a Pod, for hosting this Come Home for Christmas series.
It’s good to be back with you guys after enjoying a long holiday break with our families over Thanksgiving. I hope you guys had fun celebrating too. If you’re new here, welcome, we’re so glad you’re here!
Our home is an open concept home so we almost always pick one color palette each season and repeat it throughout the entire house. This year, I happened upon this black, white and red plaid at Joann Fabrics one day while out shopping for clients and totally fell in love with it. I’ll share how we used this fabric in other areas of the house as we go through the week but today I want to share with you how we used this plaid to decorate for Christmas in the entry.
This fabric is pretty soft so it seemed like the perfect choice for the bench seat in the entry. When this bench isn’t piled with pillows and presents we use it to make the mornings and afternoons run as smoothly as possible.
My mom found this vintage sleigh bell wreath at a yard sale a few years ago. I know! She’s always finding fun stuff. We love how the sleigh bells have aged over time so it’s one of those holiday pieces we try to use each year.
We usually have the wreath paired with a pretty bow but this year I decided to pair it with a swag from the same collection of greenery we’ve used in the adjacent dining room, living room and on the front door too.
Have you guys started shopping for presents yet? We use this gift list printable to help keep us on track with gift giving. We’ll be celebrating Christmas in multiple cities this year and some of the gifts will be shipped and others will be personally delivered.
We usually choose a few different wrapping papers and give each city a specific color or pattern which really makes packing and shipping so much easier.
We’ve been using this planter to hold seasonal flowers in our coffee bar area but it was the perfect size to hold this burlap wrapped tree we found on sale at Michaels. These mini poinsettias are super cute to include in gift baskets for teachers and neighbors. They were around $3 each. It was SO hard not to put fresh greenery all over the house this year but since we’ll be traveling for the holidays we decided to embrace a mix of fresh and faux.
With most of the rooms in the house already decorated, I’m hoping to get the porches finished this week. It’s always fun to hang out sipping hot chocolate relaxing at the end of a long day on our wicker couches. The hustle and bustle will be here before we know it, you guys.
I’m getting so excited about the holidays and I hope you are too!
I’ll share how we’re decorating the dining room this Christmas with you tomorrow and don’t forget to check out how these fabulous ladies are celebrating the holidays in their homes all week as well…