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! (update: Pink Christmas Nursery is now live, see it now!)

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

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