An Old Fashioned Christmas Home Tour
In the entry, living and dining areas this year’s theme is a modern take on a traditional Dickens Christmas.
As you enter Storybook Cottage a pair of happy carolers greet you.
At the base of the figurines is my Grandma Jingles’ collection of antique Christmas cards. I love the vibrant colors and graphics.
The Living Room
The living room is decorated in a red, white and green color palette.
The bar cart has been transformed with Advent candles and a German nativity scene known as a schwibbogen.
The centerpiece on the coffee table features vintage copies of A Christmas Carol and other old-fashioned touches.
This year’s tree is a swirl of tartan plaid ribbon, candles, and hand blown ornaments all topped by Ebenezer Scrooges hat.
Faux fruit and cranberry garland nestle amongst the branches of the tree.
You can read more about Dickens/Victorian Christmas traditions and how I made the handmade ornaments HERE.
Decorative elements are repeated on the cheerful banister.
In the fireplace area layers of tartan and greenery continue the theme.
On the mantel, large pinecones and happy cardinals are mixed with berries and fruit.
This is right next to the dining area.
The Dining Area
The dining area also received a bit of old-fashioned flair.
The antique red glass candlesticks belonged to my husband’s great aunt.
Oranges were a delicacy in Victorian times and considered a special gift. Handmade place cards also feature a traditional Christmas menu on the back.
Most of the Christmas magic happens in the kitchen with is decorated in a Nutcracker theme this year.
Most of our nutcrackers and smokers were collected while we lived in Germany.
The Christmas crackers were so fun to make.
The place settings were kept simple as this is where we eat a majority of our meals.
I found the nutcracker napkin rings at World Market last year. I love the moveable legs.
The kitchen shelf also received some happy Christmas touches.
The nutcracker garland was an easy project. Paper tags were simply hung on bakers twine with tiny clothespins.
This was the first year I tried my hand at growing paperwhites. I can’t wait for them to bloom. The bulbs were planted into antique glass molds.
The Family Room
The Nutcracker theme also continued in the family room.
The doxies, Rudi and Gracie, want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas!
Next up on the tour is the delightful duo, Amy & Christy of 11 Magnolia Lane. I love how they combine gorgeous glamour with sentimental favorites.
I hope you have enjoyed the Decor To Adore Christmas Home Tour of Storybook Cottage.
Wednesday – Dec 6th
Thursday – Dec 7th
Friday – Dec 8th