Welcome to our 2014 Christmas home tour, friends! I'm so glad you're here! I've joined several of my blog friends this week to bring you a fun tour of beautiful homes. If you just popped over from our lovely host, Jen of Migonis Home, and aren't quite sure where you are, I'm Abby and you are about to step into my home in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania that I share with my wonderful hubby and two darling sons, ages 5 and 3. Our house isn't huge, but it's our home and we love it, and I am so excited to be able to share it with you today! Come on in!
I'm always on the hunt for unique and creative door decor, and I recently whipped up this non-traditional woodland "wreath" to adorn our door during this Christmas season.
As you come inside, you'd notice that we have a very open floor plan. In fact, our main level is pretty much one big room. We've separated it into "zones," if you will, the first one being the dining room.
Now this definitely isn't our everyday dinnerware-- usually the Cs are eating off of plastic plates! But for Christmas we break out the good stuff, a mix of newer items and heirloom pieces from both of my grandmothers.
Wanna know how to dress up your chairs in the easiest way possible? Add a bow and an ornament! Doesn't get much simpler than that!
The dining area flows into the "living room" part of our space, and since we spend a lot of time in here, I just wanted it to be cozy and comfortable.
I filled a tray with ornaments and jingle bells and used a couple of wrapped gifts to dress up our coffee table along with a little faux fur rug to add the coziness factor.
The cozy continues over on the couch where I barely got a picture of this fuzzy throw and soft pillows before the Cs snatched them up to cuddle with them. 🙂
And speaking of those cute little Cs, they have their own little spot in the main living area too! We've been calling this our "Christmas corner" (for obvious reasons 🙂 ).
The gold and white boxes off to the side are our advent calendar for this year, and the boys can barely wait to open one each morning. We've been breaking out our Christmas books as well. It's fun to see what they remember of the stories from years past.
This stocking holder was another new addition to our Christmas decor this year. Since we don't have a mantel our stockings never had a good home, and this project was a simple solution to that problem!
If you've spent much time at Just a Girl and Her Blog, you knew this was coming! Each season I change out the decor on these floating shelves. It has become a fun challenge to keep coming up with fresh ideas and new arrangements.
My favorite thing on the shelves this Christmas has to be the "O Holy Night" canvas. It was a project that almost went terribly wrong, but ended up turning out better than I could have imagined!
And last but not least-- our tree! Donnie and I both grew up with live trees, and we have continued that tradition in our family as well. This year we used primarily gold and silver ornaments for a little bit of a glammy look. 🙂
(Can you believe those deer ornaments are from the dollar store?! I saw them last year and scooped up a bunch of them because I loved them so much!)
It's killing the Cs to have so many presents under the tree that they aren't allowed to open! Christmas will be here before we know it, though, so that pretty packaging won't last much longer!
And that's it! Thanks so much for taking the grand tour!
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I hope you have a great big mug of coffee or hot chocolate and a comfy chair because I've got a treat for you... Come join these other incredible women as they show off their homes. I can guarantee that you will gain inspiration and ideas for your own home each day during this tour!
Thanks again for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend!
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