I’m excited about this blog post!
This is the first year I have shared my holiday home decor all in one post.
In case you didn’t know, you are visiting Narnia today.
I kid. I kid. I just call where I live Narnia.
You are in Anchorage, Alaska- where for most of the year it is winter.
This Christmas porch is a nice change from the usual white lights, garland,
and some variation of a wreath that it usually wears during the holidays.
I like to keep the porch area more in line with my preference for French Country and Cottage style decor.
The yard is a playground …it’s a little wild out there. We feed our inner child while entertaining the neighborhood children and even the adults too.
Let’s take a quick look at the white tree in the entry.
Usually, I’m more about lighter colors but I’ve been on a kick with using red the past two years.
So I decidd the entry is a nice space for hosting my love of soft shabby Christmas decor.
Let’s head upstairs.
Initially, I was going to stick with flocked garland, white vintage ornaments,
and a few sparkly crystal piece.
Than I ran across the vintage red apples that my grandmother
gave to me a long time ago and I had to use them.
I remember trying to eat one of those apples when I was a little child. Yup. I was that kid.
When I first began thinking about using the apples,
I phoned a friend to ask for opinions on this use of apples from the 80’s.
Ya’ll know I like to affectionately poke fun at the 80’s.
I had a little chat about that in the Farmhouse Table post.
Maybe the apples are 70’s Christmas decor?!
This tree is from Balsam Hill. It’s called a Brewer Spruce.
This year’s gift wrap theme is white with red ribbons and a pretty printed paper with holly berries.
This pattern reminds me of my grandmothers home. I miss her.
Oh, you love the painted finish on my coffee table?
It was given a post of its own where I share a little about my personal decorating style
and the paint finish- My Gustavian Style , otherwise known as French Nordic.
Here are a few details of my living room…
I am fond of my Christmas fireplace and mantel style this year.
It is draped with red cedar garland, which I’m severely allergic too.
Once it was locked into place I didn’t have too many issues with sneezing and sniffles.
Mottled brass candlesticks made an appearance again.
I used those last year for an altogether different French Country look.
If you want to take a peek at that one, head over to French Mantel.
We are going to step into my kitchen…
This year I added sprigs of pine greenery to the tops of the cabinets and a few small faux trees.
I use the twinkle lights as a night light.
You know… the whole it’s dark in Alaska thing makes Christmas lights welcome
from mid-September through the first part of February.
Honestly, I love white twinkle lights year round!
Sorry for the weirdish cast in these photos.
The photos prior to the kitchen were taken before we started having the gray days with little light.
The pantry door was dressed up a little with snazzy red bow and a few sprigs of fresh greenery.
The dining space has simple decorations-
two wreaths incorporating more touches of red and a small tree in the corner strung with a few extra strands of lights.
Despite the grainy nature of this photo, this area is simply beautiful.
I have set the table and prepared a post involving a tablescape and place settings, too!
The little tree has been moved and decorated with a very special theme.
You will see that towards the end of this post.
This little shelving area is an area I will be talking more about in another post.
A small collection of ironstone decked with fresh sprigs of pine and a few ornaments are perfect.
Recently I added this vintage and romantic touch to the fireplace.
This vignette does a good job at disguising the charred bricks inside of it too!
Seriously- I can’t even tell you how much I just love this little vignette.
It is so me- except for the fact that I do not drink Pepsi.
I do love the vintage typographic lettering and the faded blue color.
Ta-da! This is my sweet boys tree! He knows it his tree too!
It is decorated with all things Black Lab and any other ornament that I happen to find which fits his color palette.
My Sebastian usually wears a red collar so any Lab ornament in red works for me.
I purchased the red top hat just for his tree topper.
One of the wrapped boxes is upside down.
He didn’t like that I was moving “his” stuff around when I decided to move the tree
The crazy face wash licking and stepping between me and the tree curtailed any more arranging.
I had all of five minutes of daylight to work with… dark, blizzard, 20 foot snowman blow-up flying through the yard.
Sebastian loves Christmas. I swear he thinks I have brought the dog park home.
Well, my friends, we are nearing the conclusion of my blogger Christmas home tour for 2015.
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I had a few other areas, but it’s just too dark to get quality photos that are not excessively grainy.
There’s always next year and I’m already planning for it.
I am happy to have been able to share many areas of my home and I thank you for joining
me in my first ever, holiday home tour. I hope you gained a few ideas for your holiday home.
Sebastian says thanks for visiting, too! He is secretly happy I’m done moving things around.
On your way back down the stairs, this mixed pine wreath tied with a simple bow is what you will see.
May your season be blessed no matter the holiday you celebrate.
I wish each of you a Merry Christmas.
I am linking my Christmas Home Tour with each of these ladies and their inspirational parties.