Christmas 2015 in Our Wood Home

What kind of blogger would I be if I didn’t offer you a peek in our home for Christmas?  I do not go all out for decorating like some people do, simply because I do not have the time.  And because nobody else would see it!

But I do enjoy adding a bit of holiday flair to the living room, so please enjoy this virtual tour!

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Let’s start outside, shall we?  There’s nothing fancy, just a wreath made from Christmas ornaments and a wire coat hanger.  I also added swags of fresh cut greenery to the light fixtures.

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Moving inside into the living room! Hanging on the back of the door is this cute paper garland I made with kids at the library (where I worked) last year.

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The whole room feels “Christmas-y” without being cheesy.  Our new wood stove makes the house feel more like a cabin than before, which we love.

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My beloved red dresser has now been moved across the room to right by the door.  It’s colour makes it instantly festive, while some small touches add visual interest.christmas tour (19) christmas tour (20) christmas tour (21)

David doesn’t like bells on the door, so I hang them on the railing.

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Here’s our tree lit up at night.  I used white lights instead of our usual rainbow.

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And this year I stuck with a colour theme of red and gold.  I still hung our keepsake ornaments we bought our honeymoon on the tree, even though they are not red or gold.

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The blanket chest gets a simple pillow added, and the wing chair has a red and green afghan draped across the back.

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Orphan socks become a fun stocking garland, while Christmas cards are hung next to it to create a fun display.

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Holiday coasters from Walmart are a cheap and easy way to add festive flair.

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We had previously taken apart our couch but since we are hosting Christmas dinner this year we need the extra seating!

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I do not usually decorate the other rooms of the house but I did add a few items to the bathroom.  A scrap of wrapping paper in a frame sits on the shelf, and a white ceramic vase holds faux poinsettias on the counter.  christmas tour (25) christmas tour (24)

I hope you enjoyed peeking into my home this holiday season!

 

About Christina

20-something; rural dwelling; wife to David; homeowner; pretty good cook; wearer of skirts; friend to all cats.

8 comments on “Christmas 2015 in Our Wood Home

  1. thank you for sharing these lovely photos. Your house looks so nice. Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas and anew year filled with blessings.
    Marilyn

  2. Hi Christina,
    Your wood stove looks so warm and welcoming. Having just recently moved from a home (also in Ontario) which was heated almost entirely by wood stove, I feel I need to point out something that may be a concern. It could be an illusion with the photo, but it looks like the stove is very close to what are considered “combustibles” – i.e., stuff that could catch on fire, and that could greatly affect your insurance coverage. You may want to look into WETT certification if you haven’t already. I know that there are specific clearances to “combustibles” that are required. Your house is lovely, and I wouldn’t want to see it catch fire, especially if your insurance company has a problem with the clearances. We had a brick, floor to ceiling wall behind our stove, with clearance from that still required, a concrete hearth, which had to extend a certain distance beyond the stove on all sides, etc. Just wanted to let you know in case you weren’t aware of it. We heated by wood for over 20 years, and came to know what was required, but it isn’t something one would naturally know. I hope this is helpful. Wood heat is certainly lovely!

    • Hi Ann, thanks for your concern🙂

      We did have our stove professionally installed and WETT certified. We were concerned about the placement of it originally but the installer said it was fine. The fooor underneath and in the surrounding area is ceramic tile and there is foot high tile surround on the walls behind the stove too.

      Our inaurance company is aware of our stoves, has seen photos, and are a-okay with how they are situated.

      I appreciate your comment nonetheless!

  3. Hi,
    Glad to hear. I just didn’t want to have a concern, not say anything, and later, read about a problem. Wood heat is wonderful! Enjoy!
    Ann

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