November 28, 2014

Our Rustic Christmas Entryway

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving yesterday.  We are spending the weekend finishing up our Christmas decorating and *maybe* I will find some time to do some online shopping.  But, I am most excited to start sharing the Christmas decor that we already have up.  Welcome to our Christmas entryway!   This is the first place our guests see when the they enter our home so I thought it should be the first of our Christmas decor to share.  Come on in!
Rustic lodge style Christmas entryway in split level home with Target bookcase-www.goldenboysandme.com

Our entryway is a small space just to the left of our front door.  When I purchased this red bookcase at Target last year, I could already see how perfect it would be at Christmas.  I love to decorate with red all year round, but especially at Christmastime. 
Joy and Peace chalk art with birch bark wreath in Christmas entryway-www.goldenboysandme.com
It is always fun to decorate our DIY chalkboard with the seasons.  I made the birch bark wreath (more about that project soon) and then added some chalk art around it.  I printed the words Joy and Peace on my printer and then traced them onto the chalkboard.
Joy and Peace chalk art with birch bark wreath in Christmas entryway-www.goldenboysandme.com
 I purchased the deer head at Target just after Christmas last year.  I tried adding a scarf to his neck but I thought it looked too busy.  Maybe I will try hanging a couple of ornaments from his antlers because he is looking a bit plain.DIY chalkboard with Christmas chalk art in rustic entryway-www.goldenboysandme.com
Below is the view of the entryway from the family room.  
Lodge style Christmas entryway in split level home-www.goldenboysandme.com

Lodge style Christmas entryway in split level home-www.goldenboysandme.com
Our Advent calendar (Target last year) and some plaid blankets decorate the bookcase.
Target red windham bookcase with plaid blankets in rustic Christmas entryway-www.goldenboysandme.com
On the upstair's railing hangs our "Christmas Through the Years" garland.  I created this last year with every year of our Christmas cards since we got married.  This year we will add our 19th card :)
Photo Christmas cards displayed on garland-www.goldenboysandme.com

Christmas chalkboard art with wreath on DIY chalkboard-www.goldenboysandme.com

Rustic lodge style Christmas entryway-www.goldenboyandme.com
The entryway sets the tone for all of our rustic Christmas decor.  Want to see more of our holiday home?  Here are some links:

Here's a link to last year's Christmas entryway:
Christmas tree farm entryway-www.goldenboysandme.com

9 comments:

  1. Courtney,
    Just Beautiful. So welcoming and cute. The red cabinet from Target is adorable and I love how it really makes all your Christmas pop in the entry way. I cannot wait to see more of your pretty decor going up.
    Kris

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    1. Thanks Kris! I can’t wait to see your Christmas decor too.

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  2. Courtney, I like the red cabinet with the blankets inside. The garland is nice too. Your little touches like the canoe,sweet. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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    1. Thank you, Susie!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend :)
      Courtney

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  3. Love your entry, Courtney! It is a wonderful first glimpse into the holidays at your house. That Christmas card garland is great and I love the idea. Also loving the chalkboard.

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    1. Thank you, Kathy! The garland and chalkboard are 2 of my favorites too. Hope you are having a great weekend!

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  4. This is so pretty, Courtney! LOVE your chalkboard...and the Christmas card garland is so sweet!

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    1. Thanks Linda. I really enjoy decorating that chalkboard with the seasons!!

      Have a great weekend,
      Courtney

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  5. Oh I love it!! What a good idea to use what you printed for your chalkboard. Very Clever!! Looks so beautiful!

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