Skip to Content

Christmas Home Tour 2023

Sharing is caring!

It is time for this year’s Christmas Home Tour. I have collaborated with some talented bloggers To bring you more Christmas decorating inspiration.

If you have been following my blog adventures, then you know we made a cross-country move a year ago. The house was frozen in 1997, so we had to update it. Two days ago, the living room/dining room was completed. Therefore, I am finally ready to decorate and enjoy the space. That includes decorating for the holidays.

Every year, I like to try adding new decor to keep my Christmas theme fresh and exciting.

However, I really love reusing items that we crafted in previous years.

I am adding bells to my decor this year, so let’s get those Christmas bells ringing.

Christmas Banister with Bells

The banisters had a makeover, so I could not wait to decorate them with ribbon, greenery, and bells.

Banister with greenery, ribbon and bells
Banister decorations

This post contains affiliate links. If you purchase from one of these links, I will make a small commission.

Hot Chocolate Bar Christmas Tour

Every year, the hot chocolate bar is everyone’s favorite place to grab a cozy hot chocolate and relax. This earlier post shows you how to set up the perfect hot chocolate bar. Before the holidays, I whip up a triple batch of my hot chocolate mix so it is ready for our hot cocoa bar.

This year’s new addition is this hot chocolate machine that you can use with a mix or hot chocolate bombs.

hot chocolate bar on shelves next to the fireplace
hot chocolate bar

The adorable mix-in signs were made by my daughter, who is also a blogger.

I made the Hot Cocoa sign years ago and love getting it out yearly.

The Santa sleigh was this year’s craft addition; I made it in this video.

Old books, log candle holders and candles
Christmas decor
Hot chocolate, mix-ins, cups, and decorations
Hot chocolate station

Christmas Tree and DIY Decorations

This is the tree in the dining room. I had to use a slim tree since I only had a corner next to a window.

I made every decoration on the tree, the Christmas stockings, the tree box, and the blanket ladder they are displayed on. Those adorable wooden trees were another scrap wood project.

Farmhouse Christmas Tree, homemade ornaments, homemade stockings
Christmas Tree, homemade ornaments, homemade stockings

How to Create a Charmly Simple Holiday Home

Our next stop on the home tour is Sonya Burgess’s blog, where she shares how to incorporate simple holiday items to create a cozy Christmas.

Fresh pine tree with ribbons and ornaments
Charming Christmas tree

Sonya used fresh pine branches off her Christmas tree to scatter around her house to add a simple Christmas vibe and pine scent. Nothing is better than the smell of a real Christmas tree.

Last week Sonya shared how to make a gorgeous star anise wreath with frayed velvet ribbon. She used some of that same ribbon and tied it around a galvanized bucket filled with fresh pine branches.

Bucket filled with pine branches with a velvet bow, wooden soldier, and lantern
A bucket filled with pine branches and velvet ribbon
China cabinet filled with glass pot with pine branches and glass trees
Christmas china cabinet decor

The addition of comfy Christmas pillows and a sweater throw makes for an inviting place to relax. The elements, colors, and textures are soothing and natural. They evoke a calmness that we all need during the hectic holiday season.

comfy Christmas pillow on a sofa
Comfy pillow

Fresh Cedar and Tapers

The third stop on the Christmas Home Tour 2023 is at my friend Maria’s home from This Dear Casa, where she shares how to combine fresh cedar trees, garlands, and wreaths with wood beads, mercury glass, and candles to create a cozy vintage Christmas.

Cozy living decorated with cedar and candles
Cozy living room
Mantel decorated with fresh cedar beads, and candles
Christmas Mantel
Cedar bush in a basket with pinecones and a poinsettia
Baskets with bush and poinsettia
Fireplace decorated with fresh cedar garland and wood beads and candles
Christmas fireplace

Brocante Vintage Inspired Christmas Decor

The last stop on the Christmas Home Tour is From Farmhouse to Florida. Kimberly shares gorgeous Brocante-style decorations and how to decorate a tree with that theme. She starts off by applying ribbon to the tree, then fills in the branches with vintage finds.

Pink vintage Christmas ornaments and garland
Pink Barcante Decorations

This tree is both vintage and romantic. It is pretty enough to keep up all year.

ornaments on the tree with pink ribbon
Vintage ornaments

Want to enjoy all the holiday season has to offer but find it overwhelming? Join me for a stress-free holiday season with tons of inspiration and money-saving ideas for decorating, gift-giving, and more. Join HERE! And have the best of everything this holiday.

Merry Christmas,

Ps. This post was shared on Between Naps on The Porch.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


Monday 4th of December 2023

Kippi I love your holiday decor, it is always fun to decorate a new home for the holidays. Sounds like you have had a lot on your plate. Wishing you and your and your a Merry Christmas.


Sunday 3rd of December 2023

Everything looks so inviting! Is that a hot chocolate machine? Do you have a link for it?


Saturday 2nd of December 2023

Your home is just so beautiful, I love everything about it!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Sharing is Caring

Help spread the word. You're awesome for doing it!