Christmas Home Tour 2014 {Home for the Holidays}


2014 Christmas home tour from Girl in the Garage. Part of the Home for the Holidays tour group.  girlinthegarage.net

Welcome to my home.  I hope you’ll find it welcoming and full of Christmas charm!

This week I’m part of the Home for the Holidays tour with 24 of my friends – you can find their tours at the end of this post (more will be added every day this week).

Home for the Holidays 2014 Christmas Tour

I simplified a little over last year… I put most of my decor up this past weekend, and the thought of having to put it all away again in a few weeks made my eyes twitch.  Visit my Christmas Home Tour 2013 HERE.

Last week I shared my foyer decorated for Christmas and my new DIY yarn wreath I made.

2014 Christmas home tour from Girl in the Garage. Part of the Home for the Holidays tour group.  girlinthegarage.net 2014 Christmas home tour from Girl in the Garage. Part of the Home for the Holidays tour group.  girlinthegarage.net

There’s also our Christmas countdown which the boys fight over changing every day.

2014 Christmas home tour from Girl in the Garage. Part of the Home for the Holidays tour group.  girlinthegarage.net

Next up is my Christmas tree – I added a few new ornaments since last year.

2014 Christmas home tour from Girl in the Garage. Part of the Home for the Holidays tour group.  girlinthegarage.net 2014 Christmas home tour from Girl in the Garage. Part of the Home for the Holidays tour group.  girlinthegarage.net

I changed up my mantel this year, and decided to hang the stockings on my hutch instead.

2014 Christmas home tour from Girl in the Garage. Part of the Home for the Holidays tour group.  girlinthegarage.net

I still love to keep my wedding bouquet on this gold pedestal.  <3

2014 Christmas home tour from Girl in the Garage. Part of the Home for the Holidays tour group.  girlinthegarage.net

My mantel is one thing that changed a lot since last year.

2014 Christmas home tour from Girl in the Garage. Part of the Home for the Holidays tour group.  girlinthegarage.net

I bought the wreath and garland on clearance after last Christmas and decided to make them the focal point now.

2014 Christmas home tour from Girl in the Garage. Part of the Home for the Holidays tour group.  girlinthegarage.net

I’ve had this vintage mirror in my garage for over a year waiting to be painted but I thought it was perfect to be part of my Christmas display.

2014 Christmas home tour from Girl in the Garage. Part of the Home for the Holidays tour group.  girlinthegarage.net

I just love mercury glass, don’t you?

2014 Christmas home tour from Girl in the Garage. Part of the Home for the Holidays tour group.  girlinthegarage.net 2014 Christmas home tour from Girl in the Garage. Part of the Home for the Holidays tour group.  girlinthegarage.net

I’m seriously loving my Christmas mantel!

2014 Christmas home tour from Girl in the Garage. Part of the Home for the Holidays tour group.  girlinthegarage.net

Underneath is my Christmas village which keeps expanding every year… I don’t know what I’m going to do if it gets much bigger!

2014 Christmas home tour from Girl in the Garage. Part of the Home for the Holidays tour group.  girlinthegarage.net

2014 Christmas home tour from Girl in the Garage. Part of the Home for the Holidays tour group.  girlinthegarage.net 2014 Christmas home tour from Girl in the Garage. Part of the Home for the Holidays tour group.  girlinthegarage.net 2014 Christmas home tour from Girl in the Garage. Part of the Home for the Holidays tour group.  girlinthegarage.net

I just finished setting it up yesterday and my 4-year-old was already trying to drive his race car through town.   LOL

2014 Christmas home tour from Girl in the Garage. Part of the Home for the Holidays tour group.  girlinthegarage.net

My souvenirs from our trip to London make me smile.

2014 Christmas home tour from Girl in the Garage. Part of the Home for the Holidays tour group.  girlinthegarage.net

Last year I told the story of how I always loved gazing at my grandmother’s huge Christmas village as a child.  She doesn’t set it up nearly as big as she used to, and since my grandfather passed away this year I doubt she’ll bring much of it out at all.  My village is in memory of all the years we sat in awe as children spying every little detail, and I hope my kids and future grandkids will cherish the memory of this village also.

2014 Christmas home tour from Girl in the Garage. Part of the Home for the Holidays tour group.  girlinthegarage.net

Heading into the dining area you can glimpse the mantel again in my mirror…

2014 Christmas home tour from Girl in the Garage. Part of the Home for the Holidays tour group.  girlinthegarage.net

and glittery ornaments fill the vintage scale and candelabra.

2014 Christmas home tour from Girl in the Garage. Part of the Home for the Holidays tour group.  girlinthegarage.net 2014 Christmas home tour from Girl in the Garage. Part of the Home for the Holidays tour group.  girlinthegarage.net

We host Christmas Eve dinner for my family every year, and last year I shared my Christmas tablescape HERE.  (It will be the same this year.)

Now it’s time to visit my friends!

Click any of the images below to see their tour and view the full schedule also.

Remember more will be added every day this week!

Jen




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28 Comments on Christmas Home Tour 2014 {Home for the Holidays}

  1. Pam @ House of Hawthornes
    December 9, 2014 at 6:55 am (3 years ago)

    Jen, you really did a great job of decorating this year! And I love the Christmas village. I’m sure that’s something the kids will remember. Even if it is memories of driving their race cars through it or in my son’s case, it would be Spongebob visiting the town 🙂
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  2. Christy@Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer
    December 9, 2014 at 7:13 am (3 years ago)

    Everything is so pretty, Jen! Love your mantel and that mirror is the perfect backdrop. I passed on a similar one that I saw at a thrift store for $10 and have been kicking myself ever since! For only starting to decorate recently, it really came together beautifully! Have a wonderful Christmas with your boys! XOXO
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  3. Laurie@ Vin'yet Etc.
    December 9, 2014 at 7:46 am (3 years ago)

    You brought tears to my eyes with your lovely village! It’s so sweet and the memories of your Grandmother’s is what got me. I am sure there will be many wonderful memories for your own Grand-babies… if that village survives the race car! 😉 You home looks wonderful and festive, I love that garland and the mirror, perfect! xo
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  4. Paula@SweetPea
    December 9, 2014 at 9:24 am (3 years ago)

    Beautiful, Jen! I love that you are creating memories for you boys with you decorations and especially with your Christmas village. In a few years they will want to set it up for you!
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  5. Karen Coy
    December 9, 2014 at 2:56 pm (3 years ago)

    The white wreath ~I want!. Gorgeous Mantel
    Are the leaves like artificial flower leaves or real magnolia leaves?

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  6. Lindsey@BetterAfter
    December 9, 2014 at 6:17 pm (3 years ago)

    Jen, your home is beautiful! I LOVE your mantle, and your fluffy fluffy tree! The village is he sweetest thing. I wish I had enough patience for one. My grandma had a huge one, and it was my favorite thing at her house, I could look at it for hours, I swear.
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  7. rose l.
    December 9, 2014 at 11:58 pm (3 years ago)

    love the table at bottom of stairs! The village is adorable!

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  8. Meegan
    December 10, 2014 at 9:35 pm (3 years ago)

    Oh Jen, I love all of your personal touches. Your mantel is perfection! Thanks for the tour and making my heart happy today.
    Merry Christmas!
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  9. Anne
    December 12, 2014 at 4:50 pm (3 years ago)

    I love your mirror over your mantel…and your whole mantel looks amazing!!!
    LOVE your sweet village too!
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  10. Lynnette golden
    December 14, 2014 at 12:00 pm (3 years ago)

    I have been wracking my brain trying to figure out where to put my snowy village from Dept. 56. I love it and I haven’t been able to see where it would fit in this house after we moved in 3 years ago. I never thought of the hearth. I have a perfect hearth for this and I will definitely do it next year. I can’t wait to see how it will look. I can’t do it this year just had shoulder surgery so I am limited but next year I will have a brand new Christmas thing and it won’t cost me any money.

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  11. Jamie | anderson + grant
    December 15, 2014 at 9:54 am (3 years ago)

    Really beautiful, Jen! I love all the pops of red that you have in your decorations. I had thought of putting together one of those ornament trees this year, and never got it done. Now that I see how pretty yours is on the shelf, I wish I would have made myself finish it! It was a pleasure being able to join in this house tour with you! Merry Christmas!
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