Holiday Home Tour {Dining & Kitchen}

Welcome to the start of our holiday home tour!  Today I'm joining a lovely bunch of bloggers for a holiday home tour blog hop.  The Blogger Stylin' Home Tour organized by Lindsay {The White Buffalo Styling Co.} to be exact.  Be sure to stop by Craftberry Bush to see Lucy's beautiful home!

I'm going to share our holiday house tour in two parts.  I put so much time into decorating that it seems like a lot for only one post. (I also have focus issues and there were just way too many photos for one post.)  Today you can check out our dining room and kitchen.   You can then rest up and check out our living room tomorrow!

Holiday Home Tour- {decor and the dog}

Our dining room is sporting some red and plaid this holiday season.  I've been embracing the world of color since adding the yellow chairs to our farmhouse table.  I have to keep telling myself, "Color good."  It's been an adjustment but I love how the dining room is looking lately.

We have two trees that we put up each year.  We were worried there wouldn't be enough room for the tree we usually place in the dining room beings our new table is much larger than our old table.  The tree still fits in here snugly! 

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Our dining cart is sporting a little hot cocoa station up top along with my vintage Christmas tree.  The lower shelves hold my darling Pyrex and our wedding china.  The "antiques" sign is a recent addition.  More on that soon!

Holiday Home Tour- {decor and the dog}

You may remember my VW van with bottle brush tree place cards.  And the time I hosted a fake dinner party.  I mean, our Christmas tablescape.

Holiday Home Tour- Dinner Party

Moving onto the kitchen.  I like to keep things simple in the kitchen.  I'm a tidy person.  Our kitchen gets abused during the holidays and I don't need a bunch of extra junk in my way. 

Holiday Home Tour {decor and the dog}
Holiday Home Tour- Kitchen

I always add a poinsettia in the kitchen.  It's one of the few items that remains consistent in our holiday decor.  This year I slapped it into a metal bucket.  Classed the joint right up.

Holiday Home Tour {decor and the dog}

There are a few other pops of Christmas cheer.  My Santa cookie jar makes me happy. He's so jolly.   I make him guard my Kitchen Aid.  Like Santa isn't busy enough this time of year.  I have a berry tree hidden in the corner.  Color good.

Holiday Home Tour Kitchen

I love the view of our dining room from the kitchen.  My farmhouse-but-not-cheesy-farmhouse dreams are coming to life!

holiday home tour {decor and the dog}
Holiday Home Tour {decor and the dog}.  Lots of simple holiday decorating ideas!

***Update: Finish our home tour here!***

Head on over to The Curtis Casa to continue the blog hop!  I also recommend stopping by the whole big ol' list of fabulous homes!  Tons of great holiday inspiration!

Blogger Stylin' Home Tours Christmas 2013


Lindsay - The White Buffalo Styling Co.

Roeshel - DIY Showoff

Jess and Monica - East Coast Creative

Laura - Finding Home

Jesse - Scout and Nimble

Sarah - Sarah M. Dorsey Designs

Angela - Number Fifty-three

Gwen - The Makerista

Brittany - Brittany Makes



Ashley - The Handmade Home

Anneke - This, That, & Life

Gina - Shabby Creek Cottage

Cassie - Primitive & Proper

Caitlin - Desert Domicile

Jenna - Rain on a Tin Roof

Sarah - The Thriftress

Carolyn - Sweet Chaos Home

Jamie - So Much Better with Age

Shavonda - A Home Full of Color



Emily - Jones Design Company

Jamie - C.R.A.F.T.

Lucy - Craftberry Bush

Michelle - Decor and the Dog

Whitney - The Curtis Casa

Kristin - Bliss at Home

Summer - Simple Stylings

Sarah - Lacquer and Linen

Kelly - View Along the Way




Kennesha – Restoration House Interiors

Jenna - SAS Interiors

Chris - Just a Girl

Kelly - Eclectically Vintage

Michelle - Iron and Twine

Amanda - Our Humble Abode

Julia - Cuckoo 4 Design

Bethany - Dwellings by Devore

Lindsay - Makely Home

Jennifer - Dimples & Tangles



Shauna - Perfectly Imperfect

Traci - Beneath My Heart

Jen - The Chronicles of Home

Jennifer - Tatertots and Jello

Kristin - Hunted Interior

Eileen - A Creative Day

Gabbi - Retro Ranch Reno

Shannon - Shannon Berry Design

Lakeitha - Lakeitha Duncan

Kristen - KFD Designs

Jessica - Dear Emmeline

Sarah - Royal Marigold

Carmel - Our Fifth House


Also, don't forget to link up your handmade gift idea in the Dare to Give Handmade link up!

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