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Christmas Home Tour – Living Room and Dining Room

Christmas is coming and today I’m sharing my Christmas living room decor along with a tour of my Christmas dining room.

For the first time in many, many years, our living room has a tree. I love how it looks and it makes our house feel extra cozy to have a tree in this room along with a lighted garland on the mantel.

2020 Christmas Home Tour

I’m sharing my Christmas home tour along with a group of blogging friends for this year’s A Very Merry Christmas Home Tour hosted by Carrie of Lovely, Etc.

If you arrived here from Chatfield Court, welcome!   You’ll find links for all of the Christmas home tours shared today at the end of this post.

Christmas in the Living Room

I love decorating our living room for Christmas. This room is on the front side of our house and is a room that I’m often in during the day.

Living room decorated for Christmas

It’s also where our dog, Sherman, spends his day lounging on his sofa or napping on the rug.

The Christmas decorating in this room started with the purchase of a flocked tree, bought especially to display my 26 Swarovski crystal snowflake ornaments.

Flocked Christmas tree decorated with a snowflake theme

You can read more about this tree and see the lovely Swarovski snowflakes that I used to decorate it in this post.

Christmas Mantel

After the tree was decorated, the mantel was next.

A flocked wreath and garland would have looked great on my mantel to coordinate with my new flocked tree, but I wanted to use a Christmas wreath that I purchased this fall in Williamsburg.

Christmas mantel with Williamsburg wreath and lighted garland on the mantel with red berries, Magnolia, and pine cones and a flocked Christmas tree decorated with snowflakes

My original plan for my living room Christmas decor was a Williamsburg theme but I got kind of sidetracked with my flocked tree choice.

Christmas mantel with Williamsburg wreath and lighted garland on the mantel with red berries, Magnolia, and pine cones.

I have always loved Williamburg style Christmas decor and when I saw this wreath in a shop in Williamburg this fall, I couldn’t resist buying it.

Christmas mantel with Williamsburg wreath and lighted garland on the mantel with red berries, Magnolia, and pine cones.

The mantel garland is faux, purchased for last year’s Christmas mantel. I added fresh Magnolia leaves to it along with pinecones.

Christmas mantel with Williamsburg wreath and lighted garland on the mantel with red berries, Magnolia, and pine cones.

Berries were added for a pop of red as well as apples to coordinate with the wreath.

Realistic faux evergreen garland embellished with faux berries, apples, and Magnolia leaves.

My great-great aunt’s music stand to the left of the fireplace is a favorite spot to decorate seasonally.

This is where every year until 2020 I have displayed my Swarovski snowflakes on a wood tree that my husband and I made. You can see how they look on the wood tree in this post.

Flocked Christmas tree beside a mantel decorated for Christma

A herd of reindeer that I crafted are displayed on the music stand.

Christmas Mantel and Sparkly Reindeer

The reindeer are enjoying frolicking in freshly fallen snow. I hope some freshly fallen snow will soon fall in my neck of the woods!

Sparkly reindeer made from styrofoam

On the other side of the room, my grandmother’s chest displays more Christmas decorations.

Antique chest of drawers with sandwich glass pulls decorated for Christmas

The birch basket is a Christmas decoration that I’ve had for a long time but still love. It is from Buffalo Springs Herb Farm which sadly is no longer in business.

Vintage Econolite motion lamp, red Blenko glass candle holder, and birch bark basket with dried natural elements and Santa bank

My mom, aunt, cousin, and I used to go to Buffalo Springs Herb Farm the day after Thanksgiving.

Birch bark basket decorated for Christmas

Over the years we all purchased handmade decor there that we still enjoy displaying.

Vintage Econolite motion lamp, red Blenko glass candle holder, and birch bark basket with dried natural elements

To the right of the basket is a vintage Econolite motion lamp that my mom bought for me.

When the light is on, the heat of the bulb makes the inside of the lamp turn which makes it look like its snowing.

Vintage Econolite motion lamp and red Blenko glass candle holder

In the past, I’ve been able to find this Econolite on Etsy or Ebay, but this year I did not. I did find this winter cabin Econolite that I would love to have to use for winter decor.

To the left of the basket is a vintage Santa bank.

Vintage Santa Bank

When the Christmas tree is not in this room, there are a pair of these chairs in front of the fireplace.

The wool blanket on the chair belonged to my grandparents.

Living room decorated for Christmas with a flocked Christmas tree

Beside the chair is a small table, big enough to hold a cup of coffee or a glass of wine.

On the table is a Santa mug that belonged to my great-great-aunt filled with peppermint sticks.

Vintage Santa mug with peppermint sticks

My grandmother passed this on to my mom who gave it to me. As a child, I always loved seeing this in my mom’s cabinet filled with candy canes at Christmas time.

Now that we’ve seen my Christmas living room decor, we’ll move on to the adjacent dining room.

Christmas in the Dining Room

We never use our dining room as a dining room because if we have guests, we always eat in our breakfast room off of our kitchen.

My husband also doesn’t like to eat in this room because it means sitting on my great-grandmother’s chairs which are not very comfortable.

Dining Room Christmas Decorations

The chest and the art above it were in my grandmother’s dining room and now they are in mine. I love decorating this spot for the season.

Decorations on a chest for Christmas including a trio of red candles in brass candle holders and an antique glass bowl filled with vintage red and gold Christmas ornament.

Displayed on the chest is one of my grandmother’s glass bowls filled with vintage red and gold Christmas balls.

Glass bowl filled with vintage red and gold Christmas ornaments in a dining room decorated for Christmas

I purchased these ball in an antique store years ago and every Christmas display them somewhere in my home.

Antique glass bowl filled with vintage red and gold Christmas ornaments

My friend gave me the three brass candle holders when she moved a few years ago.

A trio of brass candle holders with a glass bowl filled with vintage red and gold Christmas ornaments in a dining room decorated for Christmas.

I love their graduated sizes and my favorite red candles look great in them for Christmas.

A trio of brass candle holders with a glass bowl filled with vintage red and gold Christmas ornaments in a dining room decorated for Christmas.

On the table is my very first woodworking project, a recessed glass candle holder. I love how the candles look burning in the glass votives. Epsom salt anchors each candle.

White votive candles in glass votives with Epsom salt on a red handmade glass votive holder.

My oak buffet holds more candles and a bowl full of presents.

Antique oak buffet decorated for Christmas

Did you notice that Santa is staying at my house?

His hat, coat, and boots are all ready for Christmas Eve when he will take off in his sled to deliver gifts to boys and girls across the land.

A Santa suit hanging on a coat rack along with Santa's boots

I so much enjoyed sharing my Christmas decorations with you. I’ll be back tomorrow to share my Christmas porch and on Thursday I’ll share the Christmas decor in the rest of my home.

Next on the tour is Repurpose and Upcycle. Click on the links below to visit all of the bloggers who are sharing their Christmas decor today.

A Very Merry Christmas Home Tours

30 Comments

  1. So many pretties that I don’t know where to begin! I have a bowl of ornaments that always hung on our Christmas trees when I was a kid. I LOVE the woodsy arrangement. Probably my favorite is the unexpected – that Santa suit hanging on the coat rack.

    1. Thank you, Wendy! My mom once purchased the Santa suit for a family Christmas party. One year our principal at school put it on to pass out presents to the special needs kids. That suit has some great memories associated with it.

  2. I love your classic style. It feels so warm and comfortable. I love that you included your grandparents throw blanket. We also love incorporating meaningful elements into our decor.

    1. Adding meaningful elements to our decor makes it all extra special. I loved how you decorated for Christmas, Michelle.

  3. The flocked tree is so pretty against your blue curtains! Love all the vintage decor. Those oval bird pictures over the gorgeous dresser. I could go on & on! I also love that many items were passed from family 😊

  4. Your vintage decor in your Christmas living and dining room looks amazing! And I recognize that wreath! Wut a steal!!! Pinned, and can’t wait to see your other tours this week! You are busy!!

  5. Paula, I always love your Christmas tours! Your new flocked tree is stunning, and looks so beautiful in front of the fireplace! I love seeing all your vintage Christmas treasures, and am totally jealous that Santa is staying at your house until the big day πŸ˜‰πŸŽ„β€

  6. You have so many wonderful treasures – i love all the meaningful pieces you bring into your home. That’s my favorite way to decorate, too. There’s something special about a dining set from grandparents or a Santa dish that lived in your mom’s hutch growing up. And, it’s so beautiful, to boot. I can imagine it’s a wonderful spot to spend some time enjoying all your hard work. (P.S. Really love the Santa coat and boots. So clever and whimsical.)

  7. You KNOW how much I love your vintage touch and pieces throughout your Christmas tour. You have so many lovely ideas to share memories with your decorating, Paula. Thanks for inspiring me, as always.

  8. Oh, what a beautiful home!!! I love all of the vintage character and charm throughout each space and it all looks even cozier all decked out for the holidays! You’re white tree looks so lovely and I love the way that greenery on your mantel pops against the white behind it! It’s all just so beautiful!

  9. I’m a sucker for white trees and yours is simply captivating, Virginia. Love your vintage and meaningful Christmas touches throughout the house. And that hanging Santa suit adds a clever, original touch! Happy holidays!

  10. A flocked Christmas tree is on my bucket list, Paula! Yours is stunning with those crystal ornaments. I love how your incorporated all of your family heirlooms and vintage accents too. The Williamsburg inspired wreath looks like it was made just for you. I love it all! Hugs, CoCo

  11. I love the feel of your decorations! Festive and cozy. And how special that you have items passed down from family members. Thanks for sharing! Have a wonderful weekend!

  12. Of course you have a Santa suit! That is so fun! Loved your tour. Seems like it’s straight out of a Christmas card. We are featuring it over at the Farmhouse Friday Link Party tomorrow. Thanks for sharing it with us!

  13. I’d say Sherman has the best view in the house getting to admire that magnificent white tree all day. What a beauty tree β™₯
    Thank you for sharing your Christmas living room tour with us at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week. I’m delighted to be featuring your room at tonight’s party and pinning too.
    Merry Christmas,
    Kerryanne

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