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Christmas Home Tour with Blues and Metallics

Hello friends! I'm excited to be back with the second part of our Christmas home tour. In case you were doing something way more fun than me yesterday (which would of been pretty much anything), you can catch up by visiting our holiday entryway and kitchen here. As I mentioned in yesterday's post, I gave the traditional Christmas color red the boot this year (well, actually I used it in our living room but that space will not be appearing anytime soon on this blog!) and am really enjoying our new color scheme of blues and metallics, especially in our family room, where we'll kick off today's tour!

gold and silver christmas tree

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This is another in-progress space, so it's rarely been shared. Our plan has been to add board and batten, similar to our dining room in here, but having a baby kind of put a brake on house projects this year. Needless to say I've been holding off on decorating the room but decided I wanted to drag up our old faux Christmas tree, and an unfinished family room seemed like the perfect place for it!

Christmas tree ideas

This tree has seen better days, it was the first one my hubby and I ever purchased together but I wanted a tree I could play "decorator" on. Our family tree, a ten and half footer, sits in our two story living room and displays all of our family and handmade ornaments. This tree was ALL mine and I had a blast trying a few new things; like adding the "snow" and clustering some of the ornaments into groups of three (all ideas inspired by Craftberry Bush)

Christmas tree decor gold

I had a few questions about how I did the snow when I shared our tree on my Instagram stories and it was really quiet simple! I used buffalo snow and basically adorned the tree as if I was making garland out of it. I LOVE how it turned out, especially at night with the twinkling of the Christmas lights. I'm not a HUGE fan of snow but I admit the moments right after a good snowfall, when there's that calming silence, and the limbs of the trees look like they've been coated in fluffy white icing....sigh, that's my favorite! That's exactly the feeling this tree gives me. The addition of the gold and silver ornament just ups the magic even more!

adding snow to your christmas tree

brown christmas tree decorations

So enough about the tree, let's talk about these blue Christmas stockings! These were what inspired me to change up my Christmas colors! I spotted them at Michaels and was immediately drawn to them, mostly because they were the same color as the card catalog dresser.

The bells were from Hobby Lobby. I could of bought a million of these and styled them all around our home. Not sure why but bells are one of my favorite symbols of Christmas!

blue knitted Christmas stockings

Not much more to see in this room other than our the little coffee table vignette. Isn't that little pail so cute? That was also from Michaels. The mini boxes of Shiny Brites were from Jen of Jen's Fresh Vintage. She contacted me as soon as she saw my plans to use blue in my holiday decor to see if I would be interested in them? Umm, heck, yes!

Christmas vinatage shiny brites ornaments

Let's head over to the dining room, shall we? I think this room is my favorite this season, mostly because I was able to create a budget-friendly tablescape out of items from the Dollar Tree!

Christmas dining room table decor

dollar store Christmas table ideas

christmas table candle holders

I think I discovered the key to creating tablescapes is to just throw down a mix of random stuff and some how it will all come together! I used a snip of pine garland down the middle of the table, scattered an assortment of ornaments through out it, and then added the various candle holders (which we're all dollar store finds! Yep, even those fun gold-dip dyed candlesticks!)

Holiday table settings dollar stores

I haven't found a way to display these but shortly after I scooped up the blue knitted stockings I found  blue Christmas transferware at Goodwill. I figured that was a sign that using a blue holiday color scheme was meant to be! These plates just make my heart go pitter-patter! The only sad thing was they only had 4. I'm thinking of hanging them on a wall somewhere.

christmas transferware blue

For our dining room hutch, I kept it simple with a small wreath on the door and then draped some pine garland out of the vintage tool box on top. I love how it's rustic yet slightly elegant at the same time. Oddly enough it reminds me of how I use to style my bangs in the 90's, minus the two cans of hair spray. Butterfly bangs, anyone? Please sweet baby Jesus, never let those come back in style again!

hutch christmas decorating ideas

hutch christmas decor holidays

hutch christmas

holiday table decorations in the dining room

It makes me sad to think all of this will be coming down in just a few short weeks! We'll actually be hosting my side of the family this weekend for an early Christmas celebration and although my house is decked out and ready for guests (mostly ready), it's the memories we'll be making I'm looking forward to the most! Oh, and Moscow Mules. Mama is always looking forward to the liquor.

Have a delightful weekend everyone AND thanks for stopping by!
Don't forget, if you missed it, you can catch the first part of our holiday home tour here. Stay tuned for a Christmas nursery next week!

Home Sources (if it's not listed than it most likely is an old purchase, a hand-me-down, or thrifted):

Small flocked tree- Walmart
Buffalo snow- Amazon
Blue buffalo check throw| Joy Pillow-TJ Maxx
Ornaments|hutch wreath|blue Christmas stockings|North Pole pail-Michaels
Build A Longer Table Sign-Hobby Lobby
Blue and gold wrapping paper-Target

My Blue, Silver, and Gold Christmas Home Tour

Geez, I'm only about a month behind in the blog world and about 6 months behind in Hobby Lobby's world but it's finally here; my holiday home tour! I was beginning to wonder if my halls would ever be decked but alas I've hung the last wreath and am ready to welcome you all inside (just make sure to step around all the baby crap!) Today's tour is the first of three, so let's get started!

In years past I've always stuck with traditional red when it came to decorating my house for the holidays (see last year's home tour), but this year I was feeling an urge to change things up a bit. So this Christmas I opted for a blue, silver, and gold color scheme, with hints of green. I was really nervous that I wouldn't be able to pull it off or that it wouldn't look holiday-ish enough, but despite this unconventional color route, I really feel like the golds and silvers that I incorporated still convey Christmas! What do you all think?

Christmas foyer table decorations

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Christmas foyer table ideas

Long time friends of Delightfully Noted will recognize that I always love to change things up in our front entry way. If Martha Stewart held a glue gun to my head and told me I could only decorate one space in my house EVER, hands down, no questions asked (well, besides why Martha Stewart was threatening me with a glue gun?), I would pick this little room (I can call a foyer a room, right?)

One of the hardest things about changing up your holiday color scheme is to not break the bank buying all new stuff! After years of collecting red Christmas decor, I admit it was a bit challenging but I managed to stay with in a reasonable budget by shopping local thrift stores (that's where I found the cute vintage sugar dish!) and using coupons that stacked on top of store sales. Oh! And you'll be amazed what you can find in your house when you shop your own decor!

farmhouse advent calendar

blue, silver, and gold Christmas decor

Honestly, I was in a major creative rut when I went to decorate our entry way and it was actually one of the last spaces to come together. My creative juices really started to flow though once I changed out the greenery for ornaments on my old wreath and saw how lovely the gold popped against the winter whites and teal blue! The reindeer and advent calendar were purchases from years past. It's hard to tell, but the vintage sugar bowl serves as the perfect home for my collection of mini bottle brush trees. The crackled blue tree "vase" is actually the top of a large candle holder.

Christmas foyer decor ideas

 Let's head on back to our kitchen! The eat-in area is my new favorite space to decorate since adding the new white shelves and Windsor-style kitchen chairs.

christmas tree candle

You can almost always find me burning a holiday scented candle this time of year! I particularly love  to support small candle businesses and am a huge fan of One Love candles. All of the scents I have ever purchased smell so divine!

Christmas decorating ideas for the kitchen

I'm so happy with how our Christmas shelves turned out! I've mentioned a time or two that styling shelves is not my forte (along with tablescapes) but this time everything just seem to flow for me (thank you decor Gods!) The "Noel" letters I've had for a few years. The "O" was actually wrapped in red and white twine but I wanted to incorporate some wood tones and thought the little wooden star was the perfect replacement.

The "Let's Stay Home" sign which is pretty much my mantra ALWAYS but especially during the cold Chicago winters, is from Smallwood Home (they're constantly running great sales!)

christmas shelf decor

The hammered candle holders and small gold bowls that are housing my white bottle brush trees were thrifted from our local Salvation Army. They're probably one of my most favorite recent finds!
The "Believe" sign was a recent purchase from T.J. Maxx. I certainly don't want underwear for Christmas, so you can bet we're believers in this household!

Christmas shelf decoration ideas

ideas for decorating a shelf for christmas

The small touches of gold and wood seems to help cozy up the space, don't you think?

decoration ideas for christmas kitchen

And now onto our last stop of the day, our back entry way, the board and batten hallway!
Another favorite spot of mine to change up for the different seasons, mostly because it takes a whole two seconds to decorate and I'm all about fast and simple these days.

blogger's christmas home tour

I simply plopped a tree in the vintage crock, switched out the greenery in my hanging basket, and hung a sign. Done and done!

christmas tree in an antique crock

farmhouse christmas decorations

I was obsessed with this metal hanging sign and stalked it all season at Micahels last year. I finally snagged it during their after-Christmas sale and was so excited to hang it up this year.

fixer upper style christmas decor

christmas basket decor ideas

Hope you enjoyed today's tour of our holiday home! Next up, our living and dining room, so stay tuned! Psssst....you can see sneak peeks of it over on Instagram.

Home Decor Sources Below (if it's not listed then it most likely was a hand-me-down, an old purchase, or was thrifted)

"Home is Where Our Story Begins" Sign: Penelopes Lace
"Let's Stay Home" Sign: Smallwood Home
Blue Buffalo Check Pillow: Twisted Bobbins Designs

10 Creative Christmas Card Display Ideas

Sigh....the exchanging of Christmas cards, it's one of my favorite holiday traditions! I know what you're thinking. We're seeing less and less cards every year too. Dang social media! Or maybe I'm just becoming increasingly unpopular over the years? Needless to say, I thoroughly enjoy the handful of greeting cards we do receive and love finding different ways to display them through out the holiday season.  I've been gathering inspiration over on Pinterest and thought it would be fun to share all the different creative Christmas card display ideas I've come across.

different ways to display christmas cards

Check out these fun ways to display your Christmas 
greetings through out your home this holiday season!

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