Hello barbies and welcome to the BDH's 2013 Christmas Home Tour! It's our first Christmas in our first home - what could be more exciting than that?! We'll also include some (good and very bad) outtakes from our Christmas card photo session and will feature some yummy Christmas food photos!
Our house contains 26 Christmas trees total, each of which was highlighted and revealed in the BDH's Christmas Tree Reveal Mini Series posts here:
The tour starts outside our front doors, where we have large deco mesh wreaths that I made, red and white lights that hubby custom engineered last year and hung himself and white lights in several of our permanent and seasonal trees.
In our foyer is our largest tree, a 14 ft artificial tree with all solid red ornaments, nestled into our spiral staircase. The gifts underneath are wrapped in red and white houndstooth wrapping paper. I made the two red, burlap and pine cone swags for the ends of the banister yesterday in about 20 minutes with some spare ribbon and garland I had upstairs. We didn't want to clutter the foyer with garland right behind the huge tree, so the swags are just enough.
To the right of our foyer is our pink striped formal living room and also our library:
Then we cross the foyer again and head into our formal dining room, which has glittery white and burlap accents and 3 Christmas trees. A full post about the dining room's Christmas decor can be found here.
Then we head into the kitchen, which I decided to do in traditional green and read. I put garland and glittery red and green ornaments into our chandelier and used red and green decor throughout the room.
On our upstairs hallway, we have 3 identical 6 ft trees with all gold reindeer ornaments and gold balls.
We also recently had a small Christmas party for our close family members and neighbors! Here are some of the photos from the Christmas goodies hubby and I made for our guests, including peppermint cupcakes, a teenie weenie wreath, kale salad and other yummy goodies!
The best photos from this post were all taken by my Aunt, Lisa Warren, who is a professional photographer! She's amazing! If you would like more information about her business, please private message me or comment on this post and I can connect you to her.