Dec 19, 2015

Christmas Home Tour 2015

Happy holidays, everyone!

I've been battling a bad cold since before Thanksgiving, and the past few days I have finally been feeling chipper enough to decorate for Christmas and take some photos. So, before Saint Nick comes to visit next week, here's our Christmas home tour!

My holiday Chalkboard was inspired by this Elli Party Invitation

I have almost all of my Christmas gifts purchased and delivered to our home thanks to internet shopping, and I've even been making some felt ornaments while sitting bundled up in my chair with a box of kleenex close at hand. My husband has been taking such good care of me while I'm under the weather! We're super excited to have our family from California coming next week to spend Christmas with us (safe travels, you guys) and I'm so thankful just to be feeling better and for their impending visit that I couldn't ask for anything more for Christmas. 

I have so much to catch up on in preparation for our Christmas and New Years celebrations that I probably won't have a chance to post on my blog again, so today I'm wishing all my dear followers and blog friends a very, very


May all your Christmas dreams come true! 

{See our 2014 Christmas Home Tour here.}

Note: I've received many questions about the woody pillow and red truck pictured here on our Christmas Home Tour. The "woody car crewel embroidered lumbar pillow" was a birthday gift last year from Pottery Barn, and the "red metal truck" was purchased at Hobby Lobby online.

How about a Christmas party? Join me at

Between Naps on the Porch
Cozy Little House
Rooted in Thyme
Our Home Away from Home
A Stroll Through Life


  1. Your home is absolutely charming and I adore the way you have decorated for Christmas!! Merry Christmas, Laurel!

  2. Your cottage is looking so cheerful and festive Laurel! Just love all the decor you choose. Glad to hear you are feeling better and will be able to enjoy the holidays with your family. Merry Christmas and my best to you in 2016!

  3. absolutely perfect Laurel! Not too much, not too little - just the right touch and so festive and beautiful, too! I love your old toy truck!!!!! I had that same cold, UGH! Glad you're feeling better now.


  4. Your home looks gorgeous, Laurel! I love the chalkboard and the way the red truck and other decorations look against the black hutch! I am sure your family and other guests will feel so welcome coming into your festive home! Merry Christmas to you and I am glad to hear you are starting to feel better!
    xxoo Shelley

  5. I pinned this to my 2015 Holiday Blog Tour Pinterest board. Love it all! Where did you get the cow?

  6. I enjoyed the tour of your house and marveled at the wonderful changes you have done over the years.

    My favorites were the chalkboard sign, your black hutch all decorated and the centerpiece of a box filled with trees.

    Have a Happy Christmas!

  7. Laurel, your home tour is one of my favorites this year! I love your clean uncluttered style, and your photography skills are so impressive, too! You've restored your home and decorated it to perfection and I love it all! I want your chalkboard!

    Thank you so much for sharing your holiday home and Merry Christmas!

  8. Love it all and I'm glad you are feeling better. I was sick with a cold for about eight days. I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

  9. Sigo seu blog do Brazil, adoro ver sua casa esta tudo maravilhoso Feliz Natal abraços

  10. Your home is just beautiful! Thank you for sharing and inspiring! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  11. Your home is beautiful!!! May I ask where you got the pillow on the couch with the car bringing home the Christmas tree???

  12. I'm glad you're feeling better! Your house looks cozy! Love the plate with the barn and the red truck with pinecones!
    Merry Christmas to you as well!

  13. Beautiful job you have done Laurel!! Your home looks so inviting and truly in the spirit of Christmas! Wish you a wonderful Christmas time and a New Year full of happiness and good health!
    (P.S. I am ignoring my blog for now but will get back to it one of these days.)

  14. Laurel, your home looks lovely for Christmas. It looks like a magazine spread, in fact!

    I hope you have a great time with your family and enjoy every moment.

    hugs to you,

  15. Laurel, Merry Christmas! Thank you so much for sharing your Christmas Home Tour at Simple & Sweet Fridays. Your home is decorated so festive! Wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday!!

  16. Merry Christmas Laurel! I love all the pretty, festive touches you've added to your home.

  17. Laurel,
    Sorry to hear about your "cold", dear one!!!
    Hope you were able to enjoy Christmas with your family!!!
    The wooden box on the table is what drew me to your post!!!
    My "Mr. Ed" makes a similar box and I was thrilled to see how you decorated it for Christmas!!!
    Your entire home is a vision of loveliness!!!
    Thanks for sharing with us!!!
    Get better soon!!!
    . . .and Merry Christmas!!!

  18. Hi ¡, i love your blog ,, you have a new follower firmó chile


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