Our Christmas Home Tour Vol.2

Happy Friday!!!  As you all well know this is my most favorite day of the week ... and a Friday in December just makes it even more amazing!!! I love yesterday's post ... the first view into the Minear home all decorated for Christmas.  I absolutely love the home we have created and seeing it all dolled up for a holiday makes me love it even more!!

If only each of you could come over for coffee, or even better for cocktails!

This year I used my collection of vintage ornaments, our nutcrackers, my favorite Christmas candies and a large amount of satin ribbon to transform our home for my most favorite holiday.  The satin ribbon addition may be my favorite thing.  I see lots and lots of satin ribbon in my future.  My love for grosgrain might be taking a backseat for a while.  

Today as part of The Pink Door Holiday Tour I have more of our home to share with you!  Thank you to Annie of All Things Big and Small for inviting me to tag along with the fabulous group of bloggers she invited.  I love a blog party and holiday home tours might be the best kind of party ... don't you agree?

I have our kitchen to share with you along with details of our den tree.  Let's get started ... 

I am a coffee addict on any given day, but December is when I truly rely on it all day long.  Plus with the added cold weather the kids live on cups of cocoa.  I have dressed up our kitchen coffee area to make sure the perfect cup of energy and warmth is just steps away.  We love this Keurig!  It keeps the water hot and ready to dispense a fabulous cup of cocoa in just minutes.  I added in my favorite syrups and pumps this year and I must say I am feeling quite smart for that little decision!

What mug of cocoa is complete without a little mug friend?  I bought both the gingerbread men and these gingerbread houses for our cups.  They are almost too cute to eat ... but sadly they are too good to not!!

My favorite napkins are always a must have!!  I love the incredible green color this year!!  (ps.  they are perfect for teacher and hostess gifts ... and these cups are a must have as well!!)

My go to combination recently has been a big pump of hazelnut syrup to my Green Mountain Holiday blend.  #perfect #keepitcoming

Can it please be peony season all year long?  I just love their beauty in the winter!!

We have been collecting nutcrackers since we were married and I love adding a new one each year. This year I spread them out all over the kitchen and breakfast room and I love the little vignettes of them.  This little cake stand allows me to keep treats out but keeps them from getting stale.  Plus don't you love the custom saying?

I also love this monogram glass serving bowl.  I use it for so many things but holding fresh fruit for snacks is my favorite thing!

Our open shelving in the kitchen could not be ignored.  We use this daily for plates, bowls and napkins so why not dress it up as well.  Ps ... that cake from Whole Foods is a must have.  Think orange and cranberry perfection!!

In the den my favorite thing by far is the tree!  I love the spot we chose for the tree this year in our newly transformed One Room Challenge den.  This is the first Christmas we will spend with it white and I love how the tree pops!! I have added my basic must have ornaments and this Sunday we will decorate it fully as a family with all the ornaments we have collected over the years.  We will wear our Christmas pjs and all gather around a fire with cocoa and knock it out.  It is one of my favorite things we do for the month of December.  I love hearing their memories and giggles.  #priceless

Thank you for joining me today.  It is freezing here in Atlanta so I will be bundled up with coffee on repeat ...

Have the best day and make sure you check out all of the other incredible homes on the tour.  I can't wait to read them all now that I have finished our home and can take the rest of the day off!!  Chin chin to cocktail hour and a cozy evening with those you love!!



Our Christmas Home Tour Vol.1

Welcome to the Minear home all dressed for Christmas!!  Today as part of the 12 Days of Holiday Homes tour hosted by the darling 11 Magnolia Lane and Evolution of Style I am sharing part of our home all dolled up and ready to celebrate the season.  This year I focused on simplicity when decorating.  You will spot satin ribbon, old fashioned candy (my favorite) and all of our pups and nutcrackers all dolled up.

I had the privilege of choosing a live wreath from Lynch Creek Farm for our home.  I had a tough time choosing since they are all gorgeous.  I chose the Bah-Humbug for the simplicity of it.  Our front stoop will be all dolled up and I decided a simple wreath would pair well.  The wreath is incredible and huge and so dense.  It truly is better than I could have hoped for ... and the smell is to die for.  I love how it greets me every single time I walk in the door!  Oh and ps ... it is anything but bah humbug!!

Enjoy the tour of the Entry, Kitchen and Den today ... 

And last, but certainly not least ... my favorite picture!

 Merry Christmas and Happy December from me to all of you!!

Thank you for touring part of our home today.  Stay tuned for more of our home all dolled up. Tomorrow I will have more of the kitchen and the bar area ... and a yummy cocktail for you to serve along with my favorite snacks for the season!

Make sure you check out every single home on the tour ... it is almost like being invited to a bunch of incredible homes for a tour.  What is better than that??

Monday December 12

Thank you 11 Magnolia Lane and Evolution of Style for including me with such a talented group!!!

Have the best Thursday ... 
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