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Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour Part 2

Welcome back to the second part of my Christmas Home Tour! If you missed part 1 you can take a look here.

Christmas Home Tour
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

A two-story home with snow-covered lawn and a tall tree in front

Apart from putting in all new steps and a new walkway during the summer, the front of our house hasn’t received much love since we moved in. To add a little festive touch, I did hang some wreaths on the windows and we’re hoping to get some lights up over the weekend. Simple but fitting for our colonial I think.

A Christmas tree with clear lights and gold ribbon cascading down, with gold ornaments and flowers

This is the third tree I’ve decorated so far this season (including the pink one that had to been taken down). This one is set up in the basement and unlike to snowy whites and bright reds upstairs, I’ve stuck to gold and silver to complement the existing decor in this space.

A dark, wooden side table with a hexagonal mirror and various holiday decor items on top, next to a lit Christmas tree

A lantern and a golden candle jar next to a tall, gold candlestick and a sign with the words \"Noel\"

You really don’t need to spend a lot of money to get that wonderful festive glow. By simply adding lights to a hurricane vase you  get a beautiful effect.

2 gold candlesticks to the left, a cake stand with glass dome cover and chocolate cookies underneath, with a hexagonal mirror nearby

I’m going to have to share the recipe for these cookies next week. They are pretty much brownies in cookie form. Ridiculously delicious. And all have been devoured, needless to say.

A table near the Christmas tree with a lantern, gold candlesticks, and other holiday decor in gold tones

A tall, gold textured vase with a wide base and narrow opening, with winter greenery, near a mirror on the wall and various holiday decor beneath

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This Christmas tree is from Tree Classics. It’s one of their “realistic” trees and it’s quite full. The ceilings are pretty low in the basement so this is a 6.5 ft tree. I definitely prefer my King of Christmas flocked tree upstairs but this one is good, too!

A close-up of gold and metallic flowers and ornaments on a lit Christmas tree

The tree is decorated with a mixture of ornaments from Michael’s and The Dollar Store plus ribbon from Michael’s, too. I scored everything during a 70% off sale.

A close up of a golden poinsettia, white snowflake and golden ornament balls on a lit Christmas tree

The floral section is my favorite section to shop for flowers and picks for my tree. Pick whatever tickles your fancy! I particularly love the roses and berries. Think outside the box – you don’t have to stick with “traditional” colors – get out of your comfort zone with jewel tones, pinks and even black!

Gold and light blue poinsettia flowers on a lit Christmas tree with silver and gold ornament balls

A close up of a golden star on top of a Christmas tree

A close up of gold ribbon trailing down a Christmas tree, with silver ornament balls and white snowflakes nearby

Gold, silver and copper ornament balls, white snowflakes and gold ribbon on a lit Christmas tree

Gold Christmas Tree Decor
The Sugar Paper gift wrapping under the tree might be my favorite part. I love all the white and gold!

The base of a lit Christmas tree, with gold and light blue poinsettia flowers, copper and silver ornament balls and a large, wrapped gift below

A close up of gifts wrapped in white and gold paper below the Christmas tree, embellished with golden initials for the recipients

Little touches like the personalized gift toppers really add that special touch.

Gold Christmas decorations

The boxes are so pretty that I think they will end up in my bedroom after Christmas!

Gold Christmas tree decorations

The corner of a fireplace, with grey stockings, tall, white cones resembling trees and a white star with gold trim

The mantel is simply decorated with some fresh pine greens, small LED lights from Pier 1 and a variety of Christmas trees from Target and Michael’s. I picked up the silver stockings on clearance at Pier 1 three years ago for only $3 a piece.

Three grey stockings hung on a fireplace mantel, with a green wreath above, wrapped in gold ribbon

Two tall, white cones resembling snow-covered trees and a white star with gold edges, sitting at the base of a fireplace

My little Snowy Christmas trees that I made last weekend have found a home down here. Don’t they look cute? I believe that star was a Home Goods find in case you’re in the market for one!

A green wreath, wrapped in gold ribbon, above a mantel holding pine branches and gold cones resembling trees

The boxwood wreath is simply wrapped it in some decorative ribbon to add a Christmas touch to it.

Pine branches and small, gold trees on top of a white fireplace mantel

A close up of a green wreath with beige and gold striped ribbon wrapped around it, with tall, gold trees nearby

I’m excited to have this boxwood wreath as a new addition to my decor for the rest of the year. I love the pop of freshness it adds above the mantel!

Grey stockings with bead embellishments on top, hung from mantel decorated with pine branches, gold trees and a green wreath

Grey stocking with intricate silver and white patterns on the top half

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A round, wooden tray on a coffee table holding a pine tree in burlap, a silver snow globe, silver ornaments and four glass tumblers

I just corralled a few items on the coffee table and added a snow globe, another Christmas tree and some glittery ornaments. I found those glasses at the dollar spot at Target around Thanksgiving but they have similar wine glasses right now.

3 chocolate cookies on an oval, white platter near a white plant pot and a lamp with a clear glass base and gold trim

A close-up of an oval, white platter with the words \"let it snow\"

How adorable is this plate? Get one if you can! It’s perfect for hosting this holiday season. I can’t find them online anymore but I’ve seen them as recently as a few days ago at my local Target store.

A close-up of a wooden tray with a silver snow globe, silver ornaments and napkins with the initial \'S\' on them, near glass tumblers

A close-up of cocktail napkins with the initial \'S\' in gold filigree pattern, near glass tumblers with gold detailing

An artificial pine tree, wrapped in burlap, near glass tumblers in a round, wooden tray

That’s it! I know I had mentioned that I would share my dining room but I never got around to finishing it. I’ve a few other things to share in part 3 of the home tour next week, so fingers crossed I’ll have gotten my act together by then!

A small pine tree and a silver snow globe on a tray, with a glowing Christmas tree and a dark brown side table in the background

Christmas Home Tour
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

Furniture + Other Items Source List

Mirror: Raymour & Flanigan

Coffee Table: Raymour & Flanigan

TV Stand: Raymour & Flanigan

End Table: Raymour & Flanigan

Christmas Tree: Tree Classics

Couch: Jonathan Louis custom ordered through Jordan’s Furniture

Rug: Rugs USA

Fireplace tile: Tile Bar

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