My Christmas Home: Entryway
Y’all I’m so excited to kick off the first of several blog hops I’m taking part in. There is so much awesome Christmas inspiration coming your way! You ready?
I was thrilled when Jennifer and Vicki from 2 Bees In A Pod contacted me about showing one of my Christmas rooms as part of their Come Home For Christmas hop. I adore blog hops because as a reader myself, I love to see what people are doing in their homes and it makes it so convenient to click from one to the next. A lot of times, that’s how I find new blogs I love.
So…if you hopped over from another blog, welcome! I’m Nancy. I’ve been slowly turning our Florida Island home into our own French Country Coastal cottage.
I’m using non-traditional colors in my decor this year, so you’ll be greeted by some frosty pink hydrangeas mixed with other Christmas greenery. I also love the darker brass and gold tones this year. I’ve used touches of this color combo throughout my home.
We have a narrow long entryway to our home so I always have a mirror in this space to bounce the light and make it feel a little larger.
I’m a big believer in using a lot of your decor that you already own and making it a little “Christmasy” rather than packing away everything you own to bring out all the Christmas stuff. All of these items except the deer and the Christmas tree normally live in this space. I added bows and a few ornaments to bring in the Christmas vibe.
I’m also having a bit of an obsession with double-faced satin ribbon this year. I ordered a bunch of it and have been adding bits of it throughout my home and on packages.
This jardiniere is worth its weight in gold. Just last week it held little pumpkins and acorns and now it is filled with Christmas decor. Almost every item in this space came from an estate sale of thrift store. I found this sweet jardiniere stacked with some silver platters at my local thrift and practically ran to the check out with it like a football under my arm. 🙂
I really love the mix of refined looking things and old palette wood. I added this pallet wood top to this entryway piece and have loved the rustic quality it brings to the space.
I have our Christmas card holder all set to start receiving cards in the mail. I love opening the mail in December and finding letters and notes from all our friends and family.
I hope you enjoyed this first look at my Christmas home. I have been on a quest to keep it simple this year and get it done. I have made an oath to myself that I am going to enjoy the season and not spend hours and hours decorating and shopping when I should be watching Christmas movies with the kids, baking cookies, and experiencing Christmas. I’m off to a good start with most of the house decorated and most of the Christmas presents purchased. :). How did Black Friday go for you? Did you get it all done?
Please make sure to visit the other bloggers I am hopping with today. They have some great spaces to see! Plus make sure to come back to see the posts from the different rooms all through the week!