A CHRISTMAS HOME TOUR WITH DECORATING IDEAS USING THRIFT STORE ITEMS, VINTAGE TRAINS, AND CRAFTY CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS.
Merry Christmas to you and your family! It feels so good to finally say that since our house has honestly been decorated for the holidays since late October. Bloggers have to do things very early to get home tour out to you guys.
Even though we moved to this house a little over 4 years ago now, we are still slowly renovating so there isn’t a huge budget to blow on Christmas decorations every year. Our house has come such a long way thanks to a lot of DIY projects, using what we have, and a lot of elbow grease, as I call it. In fact, this year, I borrowed some sentimental finds from my Mother-In-Law to create a magical christmas atmosphere on a low budget.
So grab some coffee (or tea) and visit with us awhile!
This is one of four trees we have, (yes, really) but two are smaller trees. Our other trees include the red and nostalgic one in the living room and a treat tree upstairs. This one is my Woodland Animals themed tree. I was lucky enough to have a lot of help with this year’s front room tree. To be totally honest, other than dragging it out of the basement, I didn’t really decorate it at all – my mother in law did and I am so thankful for that!
I apparently forgot to turn the lights on when I took this photo, but the lights at night are one of my biggest joys during Christmas!
I didn’t really change any of the decorations this year, except to add the small lanterns I got on sale, but it does seem to look quite a bit different from last year.
And this year’s new addition is a vintage Christmas village set. Especially with the train running around it, this set brings the sentimental happy for me. While I didn’t have a train under our tree as a kid, the tiny train chugging along around the cute little village brings out the kid in me. I have seen these sets at thrift stores as well if you are looking for a good deal on one.
Some simple styrofoam blocks and white sheets create the snowy little town. Even the tree skirt is an bed sheet with lines that remind me of wood grain.
Every year, we host my husband’s family for Christmas. I can’t wait to see everyone’s face light up when they join us for Christmas this year seeing the train and the animated ornaments. Because, really, it’s about the family who love us and spend time with us. For us, and I hope you as well, that is the joy that this time of year brings!
Thank you so much for stopping by for a visit!
Check Out Our Previous Christmas Home Tours:
- 2017 Classic Christmas Living Room
- 2017 Dining Room and Entryway
- 2018 Vintage Living Room
- 2016 Whimsical Christmas Decorations