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December 2, 2020

Christmas Home Tour 2020

Whimsical holiday home tour - www.goldenboysandme.com
Hi friends and Happy Holidays! I hope that you and yours are safe and well this holiday season. Things surely will be different this year but, since we're all spending more time at home, this feels like an especially good year to bring out the holiday decor early. Or not. I have to say that there were times this year when I wasn't sure I'd find the motivation to decorate. It has been a tough year for so many on so many levels and that weighs heavily on my heart. I've been feeling especially nostalgic as of late, remembering back to a time when my boys were younger and Christmas was such a magical time. And so I am making the effort to focus on the positive and my hope is that I can bring a little bit of joy to your holiday season with these pictures. 

I'm joining in with Jen Rizzo's Holiday Housewalk again this year, always a fun tradition. If you are stopping by from Finding Silver Pennies, welcome!

Let's start in the kitchen where I went with a Santa's Toy Shop theme. I didn't want to spend a lot on decor this year so I mostly re-used things I have collected over the years with a couple of small new (super affordable!) things added in to keep things fresh.

Whimsical and colorful holiday kitchen - www.goldenboysandme.com

I enjoy a more colorful holiday home and really brought out the whimsy and fun side of things in here. It feels right and makes me smile each morning when I come downstairs for coffee in the morning. I purchased the fabric for the sink skirt at Joann's. I love the colors and the retro vibe it brings to the space along with the colorful wreath of vintage style ornaments that I've had for years.  

Christmas kitchen with farmhouse sink and vintage style decor - www.goldenboysandme.com

For curtains, I used a set of tea towels that I purchased on Amazon. As luck would have it, the set I ordered came with 2 of the same patterned towel that I was hoping to like best when it should have come with 3 different patterns. And the whole towel fit perfectly on the full length of my windows. Felt serendipitous to me!

Christmas kitchen with wire storage baskets and village in glass jars - www.goldenboysandme.com

I found these small red houses at Target ($5 each) and since they matched the sink skirt so well, I bought them to add to a couple of glass jars. These jars usually house bath salts in my bathroom but I bring them downstairs for Christmas.

Christmas kitchen with colorful vintage style decor - www.goldenboysandme.com

Another fun frugal find was the stickers that I used to create the Gingerbread Bakery art to turn my generic bread box into a Christmas bread box. The vinyl sticker set cost just $1 at Dollar General and changed the whole look of the bread box.

Christmas kitchen with colorful vintage style decor - www.goldenboysandme.com

Christmas kitchen with colorful vintage style decor - www.goldenboysandme.com
 
To decorate the vintage sled that has become a tradition in itself to place over our kitchen island, I used only items that we have in our collection of Christmas things. The Claus & Co box was from Michaels last year but they have great patterns that are very similar to this each year. 

Christmas kitchen with colorful vintage style decor - www.goldenboysandme.com
Christmas kitchen with colorful vintage style decor - www.goldenboysandme.com

For a simple table centerpiece, I added 3 village Christmas ornament ($3 each) from Target to a cake stand with bottlebrush trees.

Christmas kitchen with colorful vintage style decor - www.goldenboysandme.com

I used the rest of the fabric from the sink skirt to make a small table runner.

Christmas kitchen with colorful vintage style decor - www.goldenboysandme.com
Christmas kitchen with colorful vintage style decor - www.goldenboysandme.com

Over the in the living room, I wanted to go with a sweet country vibe that was inspired by this holiday rug I found at Marshalls. I love the colors and how it perfectly matches our fair isle mitten garland from Garnet Hill that we've had for years.

Colorful cottage style Christmas decor - www.goldenboysandme.com

Colorful cottage style Christmas decor - www.goldenboysandme.com

I decided to put my big Balsam Hill tree on this level for this year so it could be enjoyed from all these spaces. Normally I would need to leave this space free to add leaves to our table when we host Christmas dinner but sadly there won't be a big Christmas dinner here this year. Although we will miss our extended family, it is so much more important to us that everyone stays healthy so we can be together for all the wonderful moments still to come.

Colorful cottage style Christmas decor - www.goldenboysandme.com


This tree is full of all of our collected ornaments and if I only put up one tree, this would be it. 

Colorful cottage style Christmas decor - www.goldenboysandme.com

Colorful cottage style Christmas decor - www.goldenboysandme.com
Colorful cottage style Christmas decor - www.goldenboysandme.com
 I went with a Ski Lodge them in our master bedroom, inspired by the sign over our bed from The Gray House Design Co. You can find my friend Christine's beautiful signs on Etsy. 
Ski Lodge style master bedroom with lodge style Christmas decor - www.goldenboysandme.com
Ski Lodge style master bedroom with lodge style Christmas decor - www.goldenboysandme.com
I love having a tree in our bedroom. In fact, this is the first bit of holiday decor I put up this year and it will probably be the last to come down. There's something so welcoming about Christmas lights when I go up to bed in the evening.
Ski Lodge style master bedroom with lodge style Christmas decor - www.goldenboysandme.com

Ski Lodge style master bedroom with lodge style Christmas decor - www.goldenboysandme.com
I always add some Christmas touches to our Master Bathroom.
Master Bathroom with colorful Christmas decor - www.goldeboysandme.com
There's another one of those rugs from Marshalls in here, this one from last year. I love how these rugs are so versatile and affordable and I seemingly have begun a collection of them.
Master Bathroom with Christmas decor - www.goldenboysandme.com

Master Bathroom with Christmas decor - www.goldenboysandme.com

Finally, our family room has a more neutral decor scheme that I also enjoy. It's nice to have a place in the house to go that isn't quite so full of color. The addition of lots of lots of texture keeps it interesting and festive. The only thing new in here is the Comfort & Joy sign over the fireplace (a $10 Christmas Tree Shops find).

Family room with stone fireplace and neutral decor - www.goldenboysandme.com


Family room with stone fireplace and neutral decor - www.goldenboysandme.com

We spent this past weekend decorating our cabin in the woods so I will be back with post with those pictures later in the week. I hope you'll stop back to see it. Here's a sneak peek of that - yep, there's an old vintage sled over the island there too!

Cabin Christmas Kitchen at a mountain cabin - www.goldenboysandme.com

You can also find me on Instagram, where I post much more frequently. I welcome you to connect with me there!

The next stop on the housewalk is Number Fifty-Three.



From our family to yours, we wish you all a very happy and healthy holiday season. Merry Christmas!



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68 comments :

  1. As always, your home is just enchanting! You have SO many, darling touches. Makes me want to move right in! Love the whimsical kitchen sink skirt and I'm determined to copy hanging one of my vintage sleds over my table this year. Wishing you and yours many blessings during these trying times.Better days ahead.
    Merry Christmas!

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    1. Yes, better days ahead for sure! Thank you for your kind words and Merry Christmas.

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  2. It all looks so joyful and it feels the heart with gladness.

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    1. Thanks Cheryl! I'm so glad to hear that. That's what we all need this year. Happy Holidays!

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  3. I just don't want to leave this page......EVER!

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  4. Your home is so magical, all dressed up for the holidays, Courtney! Wishing you and your family a very merry Christmas!

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    1. Thanks so much, Linda. Merry Christmas to you and your family too!

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  5. This is just darling! I want to curl up on your couch and just take it all in, it's so cozy!

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  6. Your home is just beautiful...I look forward to every post year round. I enjoy the colors and as a fan of Mary Engelbreit I love the Happy feelings your home invokes every time I get an email from you. It’s like opening a gift to open your posts or visit your page on IG. Thank you for taking the time to share beautiful pictures of your beautiful home. God bless you every one! Merry Christmas 🎁🎄

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    1. Thanks so much for such a lovely comment, Faith! I don't blog as often as I once did, so it is wonderful to know that you still welcome my e-mails and come back to visit when I post. Happy Holidays to you and yours.

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  7. Absolutely awesome! So refreshing to see your color palette after so many houses of neutrals, someone who loves color! Love it. Nice job.

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    1. Thanks! Color is here to stay in this home because it makes us happy. Happy Holidays!

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  8. Oh Courtney this is your best yet! I love every inch of both the Cabin and the house. It is gorgeous and right out of a magazine. Hope all is going well sweet friend. It has been a weird year and I am looking forward to 2021 to come and kiss 2020 goodbye. Merry Christmas to you and your boys. xoxo Kris

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    1. Thanks so much, Kris! I am going to send you an e-mail to catch up. xoxo

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  9. Courtney, your Christmas tours always make me so happy! This year, I appreciate the cheer even more! I LOVE all the color you used with the sink skirt and tea towel curtains...they're perfect! And the way you coordinated the wreath over the sink to go with the skirt too. So much to love about your spaces. Wishing you and your family a happy and healthy holiday season.
    Cheers, Shelley

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    1. Thanks so much, Shelley. Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas too!

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  10. You do Christmas like no other! It's always a treat to see.

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  11. Just when I thought your house couldn't get any better, you outdo yourself once again! I love your colorful and whimsical decor and your creative ideas like adding stickers to your breadbox! Santa has officially put you on the nice list for life!

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    1. Thanks Kelly! I think all the stress of the year has translated into going all out with Christmas decor this year. Merry Christmas!

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  12. Courtney,
    Your fun and whimsical theme is awesome!! I’m blown away with your incredible talent. The ski lodge theme bedroom is amazing! Thank you for being part of the Holiday Housewalk 2020!

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    1. Thanks for including me again this year, Jen! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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  13. What a super fun and cheery tour! Love your kitchen- I just wanna get in there and bake (and eat) some cookies!

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    1. Thanks Cassie! It's definitely a fun kitchen to bake (and eat too many) cookies in. Merry Christmas!

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  14. Visiting today, just love your holiday decor. So cheerful and really like the retro vibe. Made me smile and I needed that today. So, wondering about your master bath paint color, I have been adding this color as an accent in our home this year and think it would be nice in a few places. Thanks!

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    1. I'm so glad to hear that our home made you smile. Our master bathroom is painted Sea Salt by Sherwin Williams. It's a lovely color that leans either towards green or blue depending on the lighting in the room.

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  15. Love, love, love this Christmas 2020 home tour! It's colorful but subtle, fun, & whimsical!

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  16. I love your home, it's so cheerful and whimsical! It puts a big smile on my face every year! Wishing you a very merry Christmas!

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  17. Your home at Christmas is like looking into a holiday snow globe! Such pure delight. I don't know how you do it! Enjoy your festive holiday home!
    MERRY CHRISTMAS :)

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    1. Thanks so much, Shannon! I just couldn't stop decorating this year, it was a welcome distraction. Merry Christmas!

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  18. Can I spend Christmas at your house? It's so festive and looks like it belongs at the North Pole! I feel like I need to go through your photos a few times to take it all in - there's just so much to enjoy! Thanks for the fun and cheerful tour!!

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  19. Your home is a magical winter wonderland! Wow! Amazing! Wishing you a wonderful holiday xx

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  20. Oh my gosh, you really do go all out. I love it all! I wish I could do that. I do love your house. Your bathroom is to die for. Thank you for sharing.

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  21. courtney, its all so splendid ,festive and perfect! from a cozy spot on the couch in the living room at the house to a festive kitchen at the cabin. Happy Holidays!

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    1. Thanks so much, Laura! Always fun to be on the housewalk with you. Happy Holidays!

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  22. love your home that merry christmas sign above your fireplace is beautiful, what is it a quilt or a picture? cannot stop looking at all of the details.

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    1. Thanks so much! That is actually a rug over my fireplace. I bought it at Marshalls this year. I realize it's a but unconventional to hang a rug on the wall, but I loved the colors. And it adds some texture too. Happy Holidays!

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  23. Love your home. one of my favorites on line. That picture or quilt on top of fire place makes me want to sing. all the details and magic. How do you store all your decor for all the seasons?

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    1. I store it in our attic. Good thing I have 3 strong boys and a very helpful husband to do the heavy lifting!

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  24. I just love all the holiday whimsy and nostalgia you have added to your home. It must bring a smile to everyone who sees it. Just fabulous!

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  25. LOVE this!! I especially adore your Kitchen!! Finally someone else decorating with color and originality for Christmas and not just another cookie cutter home!! Everything is so charming and inviting!! Thanks so much for sharing!!
    Hugs,
    Deb

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  26. I love your posts, Courtney, and your holiday decorated tours are always the best (but close to tours of your cabin!). I love the colors, the all out festivity of each and every room, your use of decorations you already have, and in this Christmas post, the retro vibe. Love, love, love everything!!❤️

    It sure will be different this year. I was thinking I might hold back on decorating, but you know...we need that cheer. We need to do the "normal". So bravo on a great job!

    Love and good wishes,🎄

    Jane

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    1. Thanks so much, Jane! Sending hugs to you during this different holiday season. xoxo

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  27. Would you please adopt me? I would love to wake up to your beautiful home every morning! You make everyfhing so cheery and welcoming; you gave a great gift. Thank for sharing with all of us. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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    1. Thanks so much for your kind words. Merry Christmas to you too!

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  28. I just love your style so much! Your Christmas decorating is over the top beautiful and fun! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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  29. I stumbled upon pictures of your gorgeous home on Pinterest while looking for decorating ideas. You did another amazing job and thank you for sharing pictures of your home :). I can’t resist asking but could you please tell me where you got the blue gingham tab top curtains in your living room and also the stuffed white Christmas tree?

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    1. Thank you! The gingham panels were from Christmas Tree Shops a couple of years back and the white tree was from HomeGoods last year.

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  30. WOW! WOW! WOW! If I were a guest, I would never want to leave!! Your home could be on a holiday walk or for sure in a holiday publication!! Enjoy the holidays and thank you for sharing your home with your readers! LOVE EVERYTHING!!

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  31. Thank you so much for sharing your magical Christmas home. I absolutely love it! You are such a huge inspiration to me. I take good notes! I so appreciate you spreading your sweet joy, especially in these difficult times. I'm a teacher, so I don't have a lot of time, but I'm set on decorating today. I'll be looking at your photos for ideas.
    Thank you again, and a very Merry Christmas to you. ��
    Blessings and joy,
    ❤️ Betsy

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    1. Betsy, it makes my day to hear you come her for inspiration. Thanks so much for taking the time to let me know. Merry Christmas!

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  32. I love all the color!! It is so bright and cheery!!

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  33. Your home is absolutely delightful!! I am so glad I found you through Jen. I pinned your ideas to share.

    xoxo

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  34. I have so many pictures of your house saved to my Pinterest! I just love all the color and the cozy vibes. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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  35. So happy to see the Christmas House tour 2020 and it was worth waiting on! Love it all, you are amazing with your decorating skills. I especially love the whimsical large peppermint lollipops, where did you find them? Happy Holidays to all and prayers for a blessed New Year!

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  36. Every time i see that you have posted something i cant wait to dive right in! I LOVE everything you do. I wished I lived near you so I could come visit and bask in the glory of your decor all day. I have a farmhouse and have about 38 crates of Christmas decor myself and i usually host a cookie exchange ever other year to share my home with friends, but this year i cancelled it and am praying next year will be back to normal!!! Your house is amazing!!! Have a very Merry Christmas!!

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  37. Your decorating colors and ideas are so happy and cheerful! I always love the traditional red/green and plaids, but mixed in with the light blue is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing, it's definitely one of the nicest I've seen.

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