Holiday Home Tour 2019

I love Christmas, and this year i’m even more excited than usual as we get to host my parents and some of our friends at our house for Christmas dinner.

Minnesota is a magical place to be over the Christmas holidays, it reminds me of Narnia with the snow covered pine trees, it’s beautiful. But Christmas is also a time for family, and being ex-pats we mostly travel back to the UK to be with our family. The drawback is, we miss our furry family! Our two Cockapoos Molly and Phoebe, have to stay with dog sitters, and we miss them dearly. So this year we get to enjoy a cozy Christmas together.

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This year, I moved away from my usual red and white Scandinavian style Christmas decorations, and opted instead for a palette of white and champagne gold with natural tones such as bark and greenery.

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I felt the color scheme better suited the newly renovated dining and kitchen area, which is neutral in color.

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I recycled some champagne gold feather tree decorations I bought from Hobby Lobby a few years ago as place setting decorations. And bought some new linen napkins with a slight sparkle to them from Home Goods. The charger plates I found through Facebook Marketplace.

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We re-used the white box planter we made a few years ago, and just swapped out the red berries for champagne gold berries, and added a few white Poinsettias.

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The tree has lots of sparkle from the champagne gold balls, but also plenty of natural tones from the woodland animals and pine cones.

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I added champagne gold and white berries to a plain garland to decorate the new staircase banister.

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I hope you enjoyed the home tour. Happy holidays! And happy decorating!

Jo (aka Britflipper)

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