The Fogue Abode: Christmas Home Tour

Monday, December 5, 2016

Christmas Home Tour

Welcome to the Fogue Abode, Christmas style.

Christmas is my most favorite time of the year.  Like most of us new home owners, growing our décor collection takes a frustrating long time.  But I tend to  spend just a little bit more time on growing my Christmas collection each year then Chris probably would like. 

So here is our third year, work in progress, home.

Right now, 75% of our Christmas decorating resides in our upstairs living room.  Since it is home to our fire place and Santa needs a nice and lovely landing spot.

I have really tried to keep this room in a Rustic Vintage Christmas theme. 

Our tree is decorated with burlap, wooden beads and popcorn strings.  In sticking with the vintage theme, I wanted to keep the colors central to Christmas, so we have a lot of green, red and golds. 

Moving on to our second tree,  I scored this $10 tree last year on an online Swap Shop which officially took our house from a one tree-er to a two tree-er.  It's perfect for our family room.  Instead of using a traditional tree skirt, I stuck it in this galvanized bucket for a fun twist on vintage.  This is more of our family tree and has all of our fun family ornaments.  And a top hat to boot.  If you'll notice the bottom half is already looking bare, we are currently 3 ornaments short from what we started with thanks to an un-named little girl that roams the halls.

Last year, I also got this Merry Mail sign which holds all of our Christmas Cards we collect through the season.  This is one tradition I try very hard to keep alive in our home.  It's so lovely to get cards from those near and far during the season.

And over to my little corner nook, I have these cute little cardboard reindeer cut outs I found at Hobby Lobby.  I figured Aspen couldn't do too much damage to these.

And here is my dining shelf slash work in progress.  I found this Merry Christmas cut out at a vendor event last month.  But after a spill and a repair, he's not standing on his own very well.  I wanted to add some cedar behind him and now I'm just trying to figure out how to keep it standing.  This may be a project for next year.

Also in the dining room, I moved our coffee bar over to the butcher block.  I found this shelf in our attic, it makes a perfect Rae Dunn mug hanger for our Hot Chocolate Bar.  This is pretty much a family must now.  We love sharing homemade hot chocolate with visitors during the holidays.

That rounds out our growing Holiday House Tour.  I have succumb to the fact that lighting will just be crumby for the rest of the year since its forever dark when I'm home, therefore pictures are less than stellar.  I love everything about this time of year except for the time change.