What’s more Christmas than Mom and Dad’s house?
My mom is just as into decorating as I am (go figure), and even though our styles differ sometimes, we love scouring antique stores together for pretty house treasures.
Mom goes all out at Christmas. Check out the house, all decked out for the family coming together in a few weeks:
The dining room is where all the good eating happens at the holidays, so it’s the logical place to start. The antique buffet is a centerpiece for decorations, with a pop of red among the lit garland.
The table is big enough to fit everyone and is dressed with a small tree (when not stuffed with yummy food).
Next up, the living room. It’s a big room, right in the center of the house. The brick and wood paneling always make it a warm room, but it’s even cozier at Christmas.
The fireplace shines with garland and graceful gold reindeer and the tree lights up the opposite corner of the room. Mom makes sure every table has a bit of Christmas on it, whether it’s a manger scene or a favorite old Christmas card.
(Ignore the foot in the third photo – boys don’t understand the importance of pretty pictures.)
In the kitchen, mom’s new sideboard is decked out with burlap trees and a little DIY project (fill a glass candle holder with cranberries and a vanilla candle, then wrap the votive with some twine). Don’t you love the Victorian Santas?
Another easy DIY – if you have a pretty Christmas card, frame it! You can use a framed photo you already have and replace it after the holiday.
So, that’s end the house tour at Mom and Dad’s. How’s your Christmas decorating coming? Who hosts Christmas in your family?