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November 27, 2023

Holiday Housewalk 2023

Holiday home tour with classic Christmas decor in a cottage style home - www.goldenboysandme.com
Hello friends! Welcome to our holiday home tour!! This has always been a favorite day for me to welcome you all into our home. Thanks to Jen for hosting once again. If you're coming directly from Jen's beautiful home, welcome! If you want to go back to start at the beginning of the your you can do that clicking the link below. And please be sure to click the link at the end of the post to continue on the tour.


Being a part of the housewalk has become a bit of a nostalgic part of Christmas for me. It is always such a joy to return to my blogging roots, it's pretty incredible just how many opportunities grew from my little corner of the internet. Thank you for returning year after year to see what we are up to.

Holiday home decor - www.goldenboysandme.com
Starting in our kitchen, I went with a deep red and green color scheme this year. I've taken a break from the whimsical decor of years past for now. I'm sure once grandchildren enter my life I will bring all that out again but for now this feels right for our family of adult children. Our youngest graduated from high school and turned 18 this year so we have officially entered a new chapter of life. 
Holiday home decor - www.goldenboysandme.com
Many of the items I use for Christmas have been collected over many years but I always freshen it up a little each year. The vintage sled over the island just had to make a return appearance although I did briefly consider leaving the pot rack that usually hangs here for the season. I found this sled at a vintage shop but you can find a similar one here. I did keep out some of our copper pieces.  I like their classic feel and shine and if you add some greenery and a velvet ribbon, they are easy Christmas decor!
Holiday home decor - www.goldenboysandme.com
The tree in our kitchen this year is from King of Christmas and is their 7.5' Alpine Fir. I have it tucked into a large basket from Mainly Baskets. I find that I really enjoy the streamlined look of a tree in a basket. We use a spackle bucket of cement with a PVC pipe added and I find that the tree is very sturdy that way.
Holiday home tour with classic Christmas decor in a cottage style home - www.goldenboysandme.com
Holiday home decor - www.goldenboysandme.com
I re-used a garland (actually 2 garlands layered together) from Hobby Lobby and added some picks and balls that coordinate with the tree. Our kitchen tree is in a basket this year as well. My kitchen ornaments have been collected through the years some from Sur La Table and some from Old World Christmas. The sink skirt is sewn from a tablecloth purchased at HomeGoods.
Holiday home decor - www.goldenboysandme.com
I love collecting cookbooks and often display them on my counter. This one  by Roxy Kelly is a favorite of mine throughout the seasons.
Holiday home decor - www.goldenboysandme.com
Holiday home decor - www.goldenboysandme.com
Over in our dining room, I kept the color palette warm this year. Because I decorate early, I feel like this allows for an easy transition from fall to holiday decor.
Holiday home decor - www.goldenboysandme.com
Holiday home decor - www.goldenboysandme.com
The vintage paint-by-numbers over the mantel was a recent Etsy find. I love how it depicts that serendipitous time when seasons collide as it is a fall scene in New England with a snowfall. Since I take most of my decorating cues from Mother Nature, this felt like a perfect piece to add to our collection.
Holiday home decor - www.goldenboysandme.com
The curtains are made with fabric from JSH Home Essentials. The tablecloth is made by Natural Habitat. 
Holiday home decor - www.goldenboysandme.com
Next let's head into our family room, which is just off our small front entryway.
Holiday home decor - www.goldenboysandme.com
Holiday home decor - www.goldenboysandme.com
Holiday home decor - www.goldenboysandme.com
Our big Balsam Hill European Fir takes up a lot of this room but I love it. I added even more lights to this tree this year and it seems to glow in this space. I like to keep a Classic Christmas feel in our family room with the stone fireplace. This room is the most reminiscent of how my mom decorated my childhood home for Christmas each year. In fact, the painting over the fireplace is a recent gift from my mom. It was hanging on the wall in her bedroom and when I commented how much I loved it, she insisted I take it home. There's truly nothing like a mother's love and the older I get, the more I appreciate it. So now not only do I have a winter painting I love, I think of her each and every time I see it.
Holiday home decor - www.goldenboysandme.com
The Santa boot stockings on the fireplace are from VHC Brands and the navy and red plaid ribbon is new this year from Michaels.
We also have a mudroom off this room that I enjoy adding some holiday decor too as well.
Finally, let's head upstairs to take a peek at our primary bedroom and bathroom. I always enjoy having this space decorated for the holidays.
Thanks so much for stopping by our holiday home today! Please feel free to ask for sources of anything in the comments and I will do my best to get you more info. I will also be sharing a tour of our Christmas cabin in the Adirondack Mountains of Upstate NY this week so be sure to follow along through email or on Instagram.
  
From our family to yours, we wish you and yours a joyous holiday season!! 

Next up on the tour is Ann from On Sutton Place. Ann's home has been a favorite of mine for many years, be sure to visit her as well as the rest of the tour.


42 comments :

  1. The pretty colours makes me happy. Where is your red and white quilt in the primary bedroom from?

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    1. They make me happy too! The quilt is the Agnes quilt from Garnet Hill. It doesn't seem to be available right now but they've had it in many different colors for a while so hopefully it will be back.

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  2. So enjoyed your tour. Love the color red and the country style! Where did you get the large red print rugs? Happy holidays.

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    1. I'm go glad you enjoyed it. The red and white rug if from TJMaxx

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  3. Thank you for this beautiful tour! πŸŽ„ every room is bursting with Christmas happiness! I’ve been following you and loving your wood floors… we are re-doing ours and this is the look I’m going for. If could you please let me know what style/brand they are πŸ€— thanks and Merry Christmas πŸŽ…πŸ»Laureen

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    1. You're very welcome! Our floors are very old at this point but they were from Lowes and were made by Shaw and the color is Hazelnut Handscraped Oak. I wish I had a better source for you because they've held up so well.

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  4. Love how you have showcased red and farmhouse with changes to reflect where your family is today.

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    1. Thanks so much, Linda! Our families are forever changing. Merry Christmas!

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  5. Have you ever posted a blueprint of your home or an overhead drawing? I love your home and decor but get lost on what room is attached to the other. Or, have you done a walk thru video?

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    1. Thanks for your kind words about our home! I completely understand that it can be confusing to understand the floor plan of our home. I do post videos on Instagram often. I have not done a whole house blueprint (mainly because I prefer to keep some things private) but our home is a basic 1950s split level home with an additional primary bedroom level/addition. We've remodeled the entire home to suit the needs of our family through the years. Happy Holidays!!

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  6. Charming, cozy and a feast for the eyes! As usual!

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  7. What a beautiful tour. I feel like I am looking at the set of a Christmas movie. Just love it!

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    1. Thanks so much!! It's just not quite as clean and perfect as a movie set. :)

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  8. Beautiful as always Courtney. Not sure which fur baby that is Dax maybe?? so so cute with his winter scarf and that smile on his face. Adorable. Hugs. Kris

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    1. Hi Kris! Yes, that's Dax:) Thank you and Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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  9. Your tour was lovely, as always!! I enjoy seeing how you decorate your home for Christmas.

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  10. Oh my gosh! I absolutely LOVE your holiday home tours. You have such an amazing talent with your styling. I’ve seen so many (probably all) of your Christmas home tours and I love how you switch up your decor from room to room. You always make things look amazing! Thank you for sharing your home and cabin with us each year. I so enjoy it. Merry Christmas to you and your family. πŸŽ„

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    1. Thank YOU for such a lovely comment. It made my day. Merry Christmas!!

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  11. Your home is just so beautiful and cheerful, every corner puts a smile on my face! You are so talented with your decorating, thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us!

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  12. Courtney, you have once again out done yourself!! Your home is BEAUTIFUL!
    Martha

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    1. Thanks so much, Martha! I do enjoy challenging myself to come up with new ideas each year. I am grateful for your kind words.

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  13. Oh I am do happy to visit with you tonight. I have followed you for many years but I have been missing you, I remember you old bathroom prior to your wonderful upgrades. I still think jts one of the lovelyest remodels. Enjoy your holidays and your cabin, Happy New Year too.

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    1. Thanks so much for such a kind comment. I love knowing that there are readers who still come back year after year. Even though I don't have enough hours in the day to keep up with this blog as much as I once did, it's still the place where I can share my heart and it's lovely to know that it is received so warmly.

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  14. I always look forward to your beautiful tour, Courtney! You have such a talent for layering cheerful colors and accessories! Thanks for sharing your lovely home!
    Cheers!
    Shelley

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  15. What an amazing tour Courtney! It's so cozy and cheerful and I love all of your layers. I love the green fireplace with the logs and the bathroom is so fun! I hope you have a wonderful holiday season and I look forward to seeing your cabin!

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  16. I just want to know what kind of storage you have....because that is my dream!

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    1. We keep it all in our attic and (believe it or not) I edited a lot of it down this year. It's A LOT to keep it all organized and I'm so very grateful to my husband for helping me haul it up and down the stairs each year.

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  17. Thank you so much for sharing your home with us !

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  18. OMG your home is soo cozy Courtney. I adore all the warm vibes and cohesiveness of all the rooms. So beautiful.

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    1. Thanks so much for your kind words, Stephanie. Happy Holidays!

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  19. Courtney, you never cease to amaze me with your holiday decorating. Love the quilted throw over the back of the living room chair. Is that from Schoolhouse? I need one!

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    1. Hi Jennifer! Thank you so much for your kind words. Yes, that quilt is from Schoolhouse and I love keeping it out in all seasons. I think you'll love it too.

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  20. This was the happiest Christmas house I have seen. There is so much to take in, you don't want to leave. Thank you so much for sharing it with us. It is all amazing and hugs for the "puppy".

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  21. Everything looks so cozy and inviting! I love all the little touches you incorporate and got a lot of ideas for my own home! Merry Christmas!

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    1. Thanks so much for your kind words and I LOVE knowing you found some ideas for your own home - for me that's everything. :)

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