Welcome Home Christmas Tour – My Home Tour Part 1

I think I am the world’s slowest holiday decorator.  I started putting a few Christmas decorations up the week before Thanksgiving and I just made my indoor finishing touches today.  Or, maybe not.  That’s kind of the way I am.  I put 90 percent of it out and then slowly tweak and craft my way to the end.   I just can’t seem to stop fussing with everything.  Are you that way, too?

Fortunately, I finished my entry first so my home looked all decked out in it’s holiday best before I was actually done.

Today, I’m excited to show you what I’ve done just in time for the final day of Welcome Home Christmas Tour.

welcome home


I’m joining over 20 other bloggers who have been sharing their foyers, front porches and other decor all around their homes all week long.  I’ll have a complete list of all the blogs at the end of this post, so be sure to spend some time visiting them to see all of their beautiful decorations!


Come on in!

front door open


My little dog, Boomer, is always the first one to greet everyone.  He kept photo bombing me today.

See his moppy little self?  Poor Boomer is in desperate need of a visit to the groomer.  

Oh and I just noticed the star on top of the tree needs to be rescued.  It looks like we’ll be catching a falling star soon.  What’s going on in this crazy house?  

An explosion of red and green…that’s what’s going on!

foyer table



I always admire the neutral palettes of other blogger homes but when I start decorating I just can’t seem to live without my beloved red and green. 

The pops of red just make me happy.

Christmas wreath




boots and foyer table



I added more natural greens and plants than ever this year.  Not too many dropping needles so far…


I love it that this little table top tree next to my advent calendar gives off a hint of pine every time I walk by. 

advent calendar



Because it’s so low to the ground, I kept it very simply and decorated using only ribbon and wooden ornaments.  Our cats have already played with the ornaments and our big dog, Bella’s tail has taken a few out as well, but nothing here is breakable so no harm is done!

tree topper



And, here’s Boomer again.  Look at those ears!




I wasn’t sure what to do with my functional little chair I keep in the foyer for sitting and putting on shoes.  I just moved it over here by the stairs and discovered I kind of like it this way!



I am so crushing on the real evergreen garland on the stairway that I bought at Home Depot.  It was only $5!  I decided that even if it becomes dry and crumbly in a couple of days it will surely give me $5 worth of enjoyment.  The smell is wonderful!


By the way, can you tell I have a slight thing for plaid?

bow and garland



I went a little crazy with plaid this year.   Do you love plaid as much as I do?


Be sure to come back on Monday for Part 2 of my holiday home tour .  

Until then, please visit the other blogs on the Welcome Home Christmas Tour this week.  You will have so much fun seeing what everyone is sharing.

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All Things Heart and Home , Restoration Redoux , Sweet Pea


Girl in the Garage , Setting for Four , What Meegan Makes , Cedar Hill Farmhouse , Simply Fresh Vintage


Confession of a Serial DIYer , Shabby Art Boutique , Mrs. Hines’ Class , Our Southern Home


White Lace Cottage , Artsy Chicks Rule , Fresh Idea Studio, Post Cards From the Ridge , Petticoat Junktion


Beyond the Picket Fence , House on the Way, Lilacs and Longhorns, Serendipity



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26 Responses to Welcome Home Christmas Tour – My Home Tour Part 1

  1. Kim says:

    Julie, I am just like you tweaking until the end. I am glad someone else has to have red in their decor like me. Your home is looking quite festive. Can’t wait to see more.

  2. I am the same way….it takes me a while to decorate. . . I create, tweak, tweak again then a couple of days later I change it!…Your foyer is amazing!…from the time you open the door and are greeted with that wonderful basket to the warmth of the glow of the tree. I look forward to seeing more of your beautiful home decorated for the holidays!!!

  3. Your home is absolutely gorgeous! I LOVE your basket on your front door and your advent calendar is beautiful!
    Have a good weekend,

  4. Heidi says:

    I love your home! You always decorate so nicely. I too love red and green for Christmas. And I too am constantly tweaking. I love the basket on your front door, and the view looking in is absolutely inviting. I can’t wait to see the rest of your tour.

  5. Lauren says:

    I love how you decorated your door and foyer, its all so beautiful! From the gorgeous basket, to the all the plaid, the fresh greenery, I could go on and on. Can’t wait to see part 2 and hope Boomer will be photo bombing again, he is such a cutie!

  6. Robin says:

    Ohhhh Julie! I absolutely LOVE your home all dressed up for Christmas! The greenery and your advent calendar are just perfection! Thank you for inspiring me sweet friend ox

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  8. Becky says:

    So pretty–I love all of the natural touches and that advent calendar is awesome!

  9. It’s all so warm and cozy with the red and green. I also find myself tweaking constantly. And I love neutral in other homes but also have to have pops of color in ours. Your home is beautiful! Can’t wait to see the rest!

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  11. Meegan says:

    Oh Julie! I am loving all the details of your lovely Christmas home and entryway. I thought I was the only slow one around. 🙂
    Make it a wonderful Christmas, friend!

  12. Vanessa says:

    Julie everything looks so beautiful and I’m just loving all of your traditional touches and that plaid is fantastic!

  13. Beautiful, Julie! Your entry is so inviting and festive. I also love you stairs and the pretty oak piece in your foyer.

  14. Anne says:

    Your home is so beautiful! LOVE your beautiful holiday inspired home…….my favorite…your Advent calendar! Beautiful photos…so enjoyed this!

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  16. Your entry is absolutely beautiful, Julie! You’ve decorated it so lovely with all the fresh greenery and I love the advent calendar! XOXO

  17. Just lovely, Julie! You really scored on those fresh greens this year! I am going nuts with plaid this year as well. I love your ribbon. Merry Christmas!

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  21. Julie, it all looks absolutely fabulous. Geat tour!!

  22. Christine says:

    Beautiful tour! Love the garland on your stairs also…Great job!

  23. Oh Julie your home is beautiful!! It is indeed very welcoming. 🙂


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