Welcome to Hymns and Verses and my home. Over the years I’ve decorated for the holidays in many different styles. But, this year I was longing for a classic, more traditional Christmas look. My tour today is going to be focused on my living room, dining room and kitchen. I’ll be sharing more of my holiday home in the days to come.
I’m also sharing my tour at Jennifer Rizzo’s Holiday House Walk Tour Linky Party 2020. This is the 10th year for the Holiday Housewalk! Many of my good blogging friends are on this tour, and I always look forward this tour each year!
There are 30 homes on this seasonal tour hosted by Marty of A Stroll Thru Life. At the end of my tour today, you’ll find links to visit each one! If you’re here visiting from Town and Country Living, isn’t Jennifer’s Victorian home at Christmastime magical! I especially love her collection of vintage ornaments!
There have been a few changes in this space this year. We recently installed an electric firebox into my mantel and I love the ambiance it creates. And, I found this vintage mantel mirror on Facebook Marketplace recently. My original plan for the mirror was to hang it above our bed. But, once I tried it over the fireplace mantel with the cedar garland and candles, I fell in love. It’s exactly the vintage look I was going for.
The Christmas tree is decorated with neutral ornaments – glass mushrooms and pinecones, gold and white balls, dried oranges, copper bells, gold ribbons, candles and straw ornaments from Germany.
And, they look so pretty in the mirror’s reflection.
I made boxwood wreaths to hang from the two living room windows and love the traditional Christmas look they bring to the room.
Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas for me without some DIY projects! These orange pomanders are a Christmas classic. They were so fun to make while watching a Hallmark Christmas movie! And, isn’t this wood and brass reindeer bowl adorable! I found it at TJ Maxx this year!
vintage evergreen botanicals gallery wall
Opposite the Christmas tree is my vintage French sofa. I purchased the faux sheepskin rug at HomeGoods and love how cozy it makes the sofa for the winter months. And, above the sofa is a gallery wall featuring vintage evergreen botanical prints. You can get this set of eight vintage botanicals by subscribing to my email list.
I’ve had this beautiful reindeer pillow for years and I don’t think I’ll ever tire of it! It looks so good pared with the dark green velvet pillow and the larger grey faux fur pillow.
Opposite the fireplace mantel is our vintage player piano! This was another Facebook Marketplace find several years ago. We have quite a few music rolls for the piano and love playing it at Christmastime.
Finally, here’s a look at my little entryway area. I framed a black and white vintage etching of the nativity. And, I decided to hang Mark’s and my stockings here on the coat rack instead of the fireplace mantel. Just something a little different. I’m hanging all of the kids stockings in our downstairs family room this year.
I created a gallery wall with vintage artwork on the small space of wall that leads into the dining room. This was such a fun wall to pull together. All of the artwork is vintage that I found online at BFF Print Shop and Museum Quality Art. The frames are all from Goodwill and were under $3 each. I used gold leaf Rub ‘n buff to give the frames a cohesive look.
These vintage Scandinavian mittens are one of my favorite finds! I love bringing them out each year to use in my Christmas and winter decor.
I tried to keep the corner cabinet simple this year with some gold and white pieces. And, I made a new garland using brass jingle bells and ivory wool balls that I hung with a pom pom garland at the top.
On the vintage dresser I placed a new nativity set. It’s so unique, and I loved the rustic look of it
I can’t believe it’s been almost a whole year since we completed our kitchen makeover. But, this is my first time decorating this space for Christmas, So, it was especially fun! I draped a pine garland over the kitchen window and strung some orange slices and gingerbread star cookies to layer with it. And, in the corner I have a little hot cocoa station with white Santa mugs. If you missed my recipe for homemade hot chocolate, you can get it in this post.
And, here’s a look from the dining room into the kitchen counter area.
Don’t these honeycomb trees look vintage? I found the larger one at Hobby Lobby and the smaller ivory one is from West Elm. And, the partridge artwork over the range is another vintage piece that I framed.
And, here’s another look at the vintage Christmas gallery wall from a different perspective.
I’ll leave you with a look from the dining room into the living room.
Thanks for stopping by today to see my home decorated with traditional Christmas decor. I hope you saw something today that inspires you! Next up on the tour schedule is Kristi from Making it in the Mountains! I always love seeing what Kristi does in her home. She has such a romantic decorating style. You’re gonna love it! And, here is the entire Christmas Home Tour schedule for the week. Stop back tomorrow and the following days to see the homes scheduled those days!
Christmas Home Tour Schedule
Monday December 7th
Tuesday December 8th
Wednesday December 9th
Thursday December 10th
Friday December 11th