Craftberry Bush · Dec 2, 2015

Christmas House Tour Part 2

Hello friends. I hope you’ve been enjoying the fabulous home tours. Did you get to see the beautiful home of Paige Knudsen? Wow right?
I think every home gets more and more beautiful each year.

I”m so honoured to be joining Jennifer Rizzo’s Holiday Housewalk again this year.
I am so grateful to Jennifer for having believed in me two years ago when she first asked me to join and though this is my third year, I still get super nervous and
excited and I’m just as grateful for the opportunity today as I was then. This year is extra especial as we have partnered with Joss & Main and Goodhouse Keeping Magazine.

If you are new to Craftberry Bush, I want to give you a warm welcome. I hope that within these photos you will find a little inspiration and perhaps even some ideas that you can incorporate into your own home.

On Monday I shared Part 1 of my home dressed for Christmas and wrote a little piece of my heart and the emotions that these home tours evoke in me.
You can read more about that HERE.

I typically like to decorate with neutrals and a lot of white, but lately I have been stepping out of my comfort zone and have been including color in my decor.
I debated whether or not I would use the trending neutrals again this year, but decided against it last minute because I knew that the kiddies were going to love
having color in our home for Christmas.

I’m going to do very little talking. It’s my hope that these photos convey a feeling of warmth and make you feel welcome.

Let’s start in our mudroom, this little place gets a lot of use each day, as it’s where the kiddies drop their school bags, shoes, jackets etc.

I made this cute blanket carrier this fall. You can read the tutorial HERE.

Our doors open directly onto our living room and dining room which I shared on Monday.

This here is my favourite Christmas tree. I love the way the garland looks like cascading snow. You can read more about the garland HERE

A quick look at our dining room and the chandelier that just happens to be from Joss & Main

Let’s head on over to the family room shall we?

We painted our stairs this past summer and I’ve waiting for the moment to dress them up for Christmas ever since then.

This garland from Joss & Main, comes prelit and it has a the prettiest frosted shimmering tip.

One of my favourite tricks is to add real greenery to faux garlands. It makes them look fuller and adds a sweet scent of pine.

Even though I’m probably the world’s worse wrapper , I like using wrapped gifts as part of my Christmas decor. You can read more about that HERE

Have you met Brody before? He’s always near me so he makes it into a lot of the photos in the blog. He started posing for photos since he was a pup so he’s very good at it.
He thinks that he’s going to get cheese after every ‘click’ of the camera. ha.
Let’s go around the corner…

This is our family room and probably one of the coziest room in our home. As you can see I used lots of red and plaids.

I often get asked how I keep our couches so clean with a dog, truth is, that they’re usually covered with throws which I wash regularly.

I don’t think I’ve ever shared a picture of Stella our hedgehog here on the blog, but I thought it’s fitting since she’s pretending to be an ornament…ha

They are very intrigued by each other, and sometimes Stella will climb on Brody and he gets extremely nervous.

But I digress, let’s take a look at the mantel…The mantel this year reminds me of a little scene from a winter forest…

These amazing skis are from Joss & Main as well. They’re a great accent for a wall.

Here’s the pompom garland Bella and I made..

I know I’m biased but he’s so handsome…:)

There is always something magical about the glow of a Christmas tree and a roaring fire.

Here’s the tree in the dining room in the evening.

That’s it for now, I hope you can come back tomorrow for the the last part of my Christmas tour.

I want to thank you so much for stopping by today. I truly hope that you found inspiration but most importantly, I hope that as you travel through these home tours,
you are reminded that home is about the people who you do life with. The laughter, love and joy and the memories you make within those walls.

God bless my sweet friends and Merry Christmas!

For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Next stop the very talented Maria from The Rusty Hinge, you don’t want to miss this one…:)

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