I'll be honest. I did not feel like decorating for Christmas this year. The last couple of months have been hard and stressful and I really didn't want one more thing on my to-do list. But I am so glad that I did! I'm currently sitting in my living room looking at the newly placed decor, smelling gingerbread, and feeling cozy. The totes full of decor that didn't make the cut this year are still in my hallway. I'll get to them later. Now it's time to show you my burgundy & gingerbread Christmas home tour and browse through the other blogger's homes.
This year I wanted something rich and moody. I chose to go with burgundy, black, and gold.
I was finishing up a room makeover for a friend so Shane baked the gingerbread for me. Days later, my house still smell divine! I have done gingerbread ornaments in the past, so I knew the smell lingers a long time and was looking forward to having it in the air this year. You can find the recipe I use HERE.
These wood tags were a fun DIY project from a few years ago. I love that we can reuse them every year!
I am kind of on a tassel kick right now and since they are super easy to make, I turned some embroidery thread into a tassel garland! And those gingerbread men look good enough to eat!
I'm a sucker for little houses and villages. I honestly could keep these up all year! For the last few years, I have had these larger houses that I made on the mantle.
I always have my Nativity scene on this cabinet. I like that it sits under the painting called "The Shepherd". It was a gift from Shane back when we were newly married and so very poor. It was a big splurge at the time.
And what's a gingerbread theme without a gingerbread house?
Here are a few items you can get to recreate this look. While I love real gingerbread, if you don't want to bake some, here are some non-edible ones. I made my beaded garland but these are really similar. I stained mine in Dark Walnut stain. I just dipped them right in the can and let them dry on a tarp.
Thanks for taking the time to look through my burgundy & gingerbread Christmas home tour. Make sure to head over to see Sheila's home at Maison de Cinq all decked out for the Holidays!This week is Christmas Home Tour Week! Each day this week, some talented bloggers are sharing their tours with you - be sure to hop around and see what they've got in store! You can visit their posts by clicking on the links below the images. Sharing with me today...
And sharing the rest of the week...
This is Simplicite / Deeply Southern Home / Lemon Thistle
Love Create Celebrate / Sincerely, Marie Designs / The Happy Housie
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