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November 28, 2021

Holiday Home Tour 2021 - Part One

Hello friends! It's hard to believe it is time once again to post my holiday home tour! I have been hard at work getting our home ready for the holiday season and I'm happy to report that I think we're ready. Keep in mind, our house is full of kids and a spoiled dog and I hope that my photos reflect that, while I may clean things up *a bit* for pictures, a real family lives here so nothing is perfect. Let's start in our mudroom which is the space we all enter our home through and where our dog, Dax, is always waiting to greet us.

Christmas. decor in mudroom with golden retriever - www.goldenboysandme.com

When I saw that Big Lots had a few Golden Retreiver items this year, I headed straight to the store to grab some. I think they add the perfect personal touch to our home for the holidays!

Christmas. decor in mudroom with golden retriever - www.goldenboysandme.com
The Golden holiday pillow and mat are new along with the plaid wreath from TJ Maxx. The small sleigh rides crate is from the Target Dollar Spot and the metal tree sign is also from Target. Everything else is from past years.

diy mudroom with Christmas decor - www.goldenboysandme.com
Just off the mud room, you enter our family room. This is the spot where we hang out the most during the holiday season. I kept the colors classic this year with lots of red and green and plaid.

Classic  Christmas decor in family room with stone fireplace - www.goldenboysandme.com
Our Balsam Hill European Fir is in this room this year. This is my very favorite Christmas tree, it is big and full and screams Christmas! any place you put it.

Balsam Hill European Fir Christmas tree in family room with stone fireplace - www.goldenboysandme.com
Balsam Hill European Fir Christmas tree in family room with stone fireplace - www.goldenboysandme.com
On the mantel, I added a couple of birch deer (new this year from Lowes) and a pretty new garland. The garland came pre-lit from Marshalls and then I added some matching ribbon that I also used on the tree along with more lights, pine cones and berries. I think that's the secret to store bought garland, keep adding layers until it feels like your own something special. I will probably even add some fresh garland in as it gets closer to hosting guests over the holidays.

Christmas mantel decor - www.goldenboysandme.com
Christmas mantel decor - www.goldenboysandme.com
We have a new sign in this space this year from Gray House Design Company. I think it ties together the space so well.
Classic Christmas decor in family room with stone fireplace - www.goldenboysandme.com
Classic Christmas decor in family room with stone fireplace - www.goldenboysandme.com
Classic Christmas decor in family room with stone fireplace - www.goldenboysandme.com
Next let's head up the stairs through our front entryway.
Christmas decor in entryway - www.goldenboysandme.com
Christmas decor in entryway - www.goldenboysandme.com
I love adding pops of red in this space with the blue painted walls. 
Christmas decor in entryway - www.goldenboysandme.com
Christmas decor in entryway - www.goldenboysandme.com
Our living room is a brighter space that is connected to our kitchen and I enjoy having a more whimsical feel to this space at Christmas.
Christmas decor in living room - www.goldenboysandme.com
Christmas decor in living room - www.goldenboysandme.com
Christmas decor in living room - www.goldenboysandme.com
Christmas decor in living room - www.goldenboysandme.com
 The other side of this space is our kitchen and dining room area and I will be sharing that along with our master bedroom and bathroom in part 2 of our holiday home tour.
Christmas decor in living room - www.goldenboysandme.com 
Thanks for stopping by today. Happy Holidays from our home to yours!

42 comments :

  1. I love it! Your house looks like a real home, not a staged all white (or gray or beige) designer show house.

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    1. Thanks so much!! It's definitely a very lived-in home and I wouldn't want it any other way. Happy Holidays!!

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  2. Such a beautiful and festive holiday home! I really enjoyed your tour and your pup is the icing on the cake!

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    1. Thanks! Dax is always my favorite part of any home tour too. Happy Holidays!!

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  3. Beautiful! I know you use to have a tv over your mantel.... Where did you move it? I wish I had a better spot for ours!

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    1. Good eye! We recently moved our tv from there to the basement. During the colder months, we watch tv in our family room by the fireplace and that tv is on a smaller stand. Nobody misses the tv in the living room, yet, but it could return at some point! Happy Holidays!

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  4. Such beautiful decorations! It all looks very festive and inviting! Love Goldens!

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  5. I literally poured myself another cup of tea when I discovered your tour was live today! I wanted to sit back and relax so I could take it all in. Gorgeous as always, Courtney! It's all so festive with the cheerful colors and pretty details. Great to see the sled is making an appearance again this year...a crowd favorite, I'm sure! Beautiful tour!
    Cheers!
    Shelley

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    1. Thanks so much, Shelley! It just made my day to read that you poured another cup of tea to look at my post. Happy Holidays!!

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  6. I so look forward to seeing your holiday house tour as I picture me walking through your home taking it all in and saying ooh and ahh! ha Wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday season!!

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    1. Thanks so much, Julie! Happy holidays to you and yours too!!

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  7. Helloooooo sweet friend. Oh I love the big lots stuff with the goldens. How sweet and fun for your decor. Of course you never disappoint with your decorations for the holiday. Just beautiful. Think about you and hope you and Billy are good and the boys are doing well. Happy Holidays. xoxo Kris

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    1. Happy Holidays, Kris! I am sending you and e-mail to catch up. Miss hearing about you and Teri and the girls too.

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  8. Your house is just like a magazine! Can you tell me where you found the horsey tote under the new sign? I love it!

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    1. Thanks so much. The horse tote was from a bookstore in Manchester, VT called the Northshire Bookstore a couple of years ago. They do have a website too.

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  9. Happy Holidays! Beautiful home!

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  10. Your home is beautiful! And so cheerily decorated! I could move right in and start baking cookies! TFS!

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    1. Oh great! I can use some help baking those Christmas cookies. Thank you and Happy Holidays!

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  11. I always love your home at Christmas, but this year is wonderful! I just want to come on over and shop your home! I love the way you have everything displayed, it all flows so well. I especially enjoyed when you said you live in your home. We have a pup who runs this household and they make a lot of messes. I am always trying to keep it all cleaned up, but unless people have pups, they have no idea how much work they create. Thank you for sharing your home at Christmas again! I always look forward to your posts!

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    1. This comment made me smile, Cara! Yes, this is a very lived-in home and Dax is very spoiled and it's a lot to keep up with it all. Thanks for your kind words. Happy Holidays!!

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  12. Absolutely gorgeous and friendly!

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    1. Thank you! Friendly is definitely a huge compliment to me as that is exactly how I hope it feels. Happy Holidays!!

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  13. Hello, your rooms are always so beautiful. Can you tell me where the chunky off white throw was purchased. I love it.
    thanks,
    Jean

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    1. Hi Jean! I found that throw at HomeGoods a couple of years back. They often have similar and they are the place I always look for throws first. Happy Holidays!!

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  14. What a beautiful home

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  15. I just love your home and decor any time of year but Christmas it looks so cozy and inviting. Dax has the sweetest face. I'm sure you love coming home to that everyday. :-)

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    1. Thanks so much, Lynda! I DO love coming home. Happy Holidays! :)

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  16. Everything is beautiful and so cozy and inviting!

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  17. So beautiful and happy and inviting! Thanks for sharing!

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  18. Your home is a definite favorite of mine. You know it's true when your husband says "isn't this the house you always show me?" LOL Merry Christmas to you!

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  19. Love your style. Where did you get the birch looking foot stool (or maybe it's a small table). Precious

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  20. Your home is gorgeous & your Christmas decor is absolutely beautiful! Every room has me swooning & gives me life & so much decorating inspiration for my home!!!! Thank you so much for sharing your beatify home pics every season! Have a Very Merry Christmas this year ❤️💚🎄🎅🏼

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