November 26, 2017

Our Christmas Mudroom and Entryway

Welcome to my very first Christmas post for this year! I enjoy adding Christmas touches to most of the rooms in our home and will be sharing them over the next few days. Then, I will finish up with the big HouseWalk tour at the end of the week. Let's start in the mudroom, where both our family and most of our guests enter our home. This is always one of my favorite spots to decorate for the holidays.

This space works hard during the Christmas season and all year through. It is fun to add some holiday cheer to the first spot that our visitors see. I started with the new "Farm Fresh Christmas Trees" sign from Michaels and added items that we already had that worked with it. More source will be listed at the end of the post. The baskets (old from Pier 1 many years ago) hold our hats and gloves - there is one for each family member. Our dogs enter and exit the house through the mudroom as well so we keep their things in here, including leashes, treats and an extra water bowl.
In our front entryway, I added a wooden sled (from TJ Maxx last year but I have seen similar this year) to our chalkboard. I haven't taken the time to come up with any new chalk art for a while, so my new (easy peasy) formula for this area is to leave the chalk written "welcome" and add either a wreath or holiday item above.
I am loving our new "Countdown to Christmas" sign at the top of the entryway stairs. There is a snowflake on a peg to countdown the days. My boys are a bit old for Advent calendars so this works well for us this year. The wire basket holds loose odds and ends.
I am so excited that the holiday season is upon us and I no longer have to be embarassed when guests come over and see all of our holiday decor in mid-November!


Plaid blanket in leather holder- Wayfair
Farm Fresh Christmas Trees sign- Michaels
Faux pine tree on bench- Ikea
Advent calendar-Target (Old)
Christmas village throw rug- HomeGoods(this year)
Red Plaid Vest- Lands End
Log holder-Joss and Main (old)

Front Entryway:
Red cabinet- target
Sled on chalkboard- TJ Maxx (last year)
Let It Snow ski- HomeGoods (old)

Countdown to Christmas sign - HomeGoods (this year)
Wire basket on plank wall - HomeGoods (old)
Ampersand - Hobby Lobby
Black sign with hooks - HomeGoods (old)


  1. Lovely post! I love your red cabinet (and everything really!)

  2. Such a lovely space, Courtney! So bright, festive, and welcoming!

  3. Courtney it all looks so pretty. Love your mud room too. How cheerful and festive as you enter into the house everyday. Happy Sunday.

  4. This is the spot that I pinned from last year that drew me to your blog. Such a fun festive space!

  5. Oh, I love your house! It looks like it would just have the most cozy feel, where you could just sink into the sofa with a hot cocoa in front of the fire and just be perfectly content!

  6. Such a fun space with gorgeous colors. How can anyone not be happy when they walk in there!

  7. It looks so festive and homely. I love it! x

  8. I really love your design I am gonna try them for sure, nice, color-full and creative one.