Christmas Home Tour 2016

2016 Christmas Home Tour: Woodland Scandinavian Christmas

Welcome!  I’m so excited you’re here for my Christmas Home Tour.  It’s Day Two of the 2016 Canadian Bloggers Christmas Home Tour hosted by The DIY Mommy, be sure to check out the links at the bottom of this post so you can visit all the other beautiful homes.

2016 Christmas Home Tour: Woodland Scandinavian Christmas

My front door is all dressed up for Christmas, I’ll be sharing more about it tomorrow for our #12monthsofdiy -so be sure to come back and see how I used yarn this year.

2016 Christmas Home Tour: Woodland Scandinavian Christmas

Now, come on in where it’s warm.

2016 Christmas Home Tour: Woodland Scandinavian Christmas

The first room in our house is the dining room.  I’ve just finished re-doing it for the One Room Challenge -you can read all about it here.  It was a big job, but I’m so glad I did.  It was so fun to decorate my new white and bright Scandinavian inspired space for Christmas!

2016 Christmas Home Tour: Woodland Scandinavian Christmas

Near the front door I have a little console table, and it’s holding my diy mason jar oil lamps.  There’s something about Christmas and lights.

2016 Christmas Home Tour: Woodland Scandinavian Christmas

I’ve stuck with the Scandinavian feel for Christmas. I love the simplicity of Scandinavian design, the clean lines, the simple colours, and all the natural touches.  This has really been the Christmas of bringing the outdoors in.

2016 Christmas Home Tour: Woodland Scandinavian Christmas

I wanted to create a forest feel in here, so I cut down five little poplar trees and brought them in for the holidays.

2016 Christmas Home Tour: Woodland Scandinavian Christmas

I used some cement in some pretty galvanized buckets to hold them.  It’s worked really well.  On top of the cement, I added some faux snow.  It’s like a wintry forest in here, and I love the fairy lights, especially at night.

2016 Christmas Home Tour: Woodland Scandinavian Christmas

Near the door, our little bar cart is ready for some holiday merry making with pretty vintage glasses.

2016 Christmas Home Tour: Woodland Scandinavian Christmas

I love the little stir sticks.

2016 Christmas Home Tour: Woodland Scandinavian Christmas

My sister gave me this pretty little terrarium for my birthday, and I turned it into a fun snow globe for Christmas.

2016 Christmas Home Tour: Woodland Scandinavian Christmas

I kept the dining room pretty simple.

2016 Christmas Home Tour: Woodland Scandinavian Christmas

I love using neutrals even for Christmas because it’s so calming and serene.

2016 Christmas Home Tour: Woodland Scandinavian Christmas

I used these pretty paint dipped candle sticks holders –see how I made them here, just thrift store brass candle stick holders with a little makeover.

2016 Christmas Home Tour: Woodland Scandinavian Christmas

At the other end of the room, is the beautiful vintage book deer art -you can see how I made it here.

2016 Christmas Home Tour: Woodland Scandinavian Christmas

I upped the merry factor with the addition of five pretty hoop wreaths.  These are so easy to make, just some hoops and fresh greens wired on.  I love the simplicity of them.

2016 Christmas Home Tour: Woodland Scandinavian Christmas

These wooden trees make it even more Christmas-y.

2016 Christmas Home Tour: Woodland Scandinavian Christmas

We got so many candy canes at our local Santa Clause Parade this year, so I added a few for a festive touch in this pretty little marble bowl.

2016 Christmas Home Tour: Woodland Scandinavian Christmas

I’m really in love with this new white, bright space, and I can’t wait to paint the rest of the main floor white.

2016 Christmas Home Tour: Woodland Scandinavian Christmas

The dining room leads onto the stairs, and the living room.

2016 Christmas Home Tour: Woodland Scandinavian Christmas

I like to put the Christmas tree at the bottom of the stairs so we can enjoy it from the living room and dining room.

Scandinavian christmas tree

In keeping with the Scandi vibe, I’ve kept it really simple and natural.  I found my little Charlie Brown tree in the woods, and I love how bare it is.  It’s surrounded by a few treasures, and our families Story Book Advent Calendar -you can read more about it here.

2016 Christmas Home Tour: Woodland Scandinavian Christmas

The stairs are also simple and natural, we layered grapevine and pine boughs that I gathered on a walk one day.

2016 Christmas Home Tour: Woodland Scandinavian Christmas

In front of the stairs is my new chair from Wayfair, and I just love it.  I wanted something that fit the space, and was tufted, and neutral, and this little chair was perfect.

2016 Christmas Home Tour: Woodland Scandinavian Christmas

The little table is a new addition too, and the perfect place for a cup tea, next to the fire.

2016 Christmas Home Tour: Woodland Scandinavian Christmas

This years mantel is a little different and I just love it.

2016 Christmas Home Tour: Woodland Scandinavian Christmas

Corner fireplaces can be tricky so I used an old vintage window frame to fill up some space and a pretty branch attached to it.

2016 Christmas Home Tour: Woodland Scandinavian Christmas

The little house lanterns are holding the sweetest little mushrooms.  It very Scandinavian to include mushrooms on your Christmas tree, usually red, and inspired my mushroom fireplace mantel.

2016 Christmas Home Tour: Woodland Scandinavian Christmas

2016 Christmas Home Tour: Woodland Scandinavian Christmas

I love how they look like snowy little specimens in their glass houses.  They make me wonder if the fairies will visit?

2016 Christmas Home Tour: Woodland Scandinavian Christmas

On the other side of the room, a cozy chair to curl up in.

2016 Christmas Home Tour: Woodland Scandinavian Christmas

The side table is just some vintage crates, but works perfectly for a rustic touch.

2016 Christmas Home Tour: Woodland Scandinavian Christmas

My sweet sister came and rearranged my bookcases for me.

2016 Christmas Home Tour: Woodland Scandinavian Christmas

Sometimes you just need fresh eyes, and I love what she did.

2016 Christmas Home Tour: Woodland Scandinavian Christmas

On the other wall is the couch, and a pass through to the kitchen.

2016 Christmas Home Tour: Woodland Scandinavian Christmas

On the ottoman, a sweet little tray and some candles.

2016 Christmas Home Tour: Woodland Scandinavian Christmas

And up on the pass through, a sweet collection of vintage oil cans.

2016 Christmas Home Tour: Woodland Scandinavian Christmas

I’ve been collecting them over the last few years, I love the mix of shapes and metals.

2016 Christmas Home Tour: Woodland Scandinavian Christmas

Above the oil cans, is another branch, holding some pretty Christmas decorations.

2016 Christmas Home Tour: Woodland Scandinavian Christmas

And in the kitchen, we’ve been working on a few tiny gingerbread houses.

2016 Christmas Home Tour: Woodland Scandinavian Christmas

They look so pretty all decorated in white.

2016 Christmas Home Tour: Woodland Scandinavian Christmas

And then over to the kitchen table, with perhaps my favourite decoration this year.

2016 Christmas Home Tour: Woodland Scandinavian Christmas

I found this old wooden dough bowl at an antique fair last year, and I love it holding some of my vintage Christmas ornaments.

2016 Christmas Home Tour: Woodland Scandinavian Christmas

Over the years, I’ve picked them up mostly at second hand stores, and although everything else is neutral this year, I love this pop of vintage colour.

2016 Christmas Home Tour: Woodland Scandinavian Christmas

This little cabinet is a new addition this year, and was lots of fun to decorate.  We got the most delightful puppy this summer and I needed some where to store all his bits and bobs.  The cabinet has worked out great.

2016 Christmas Home Tour: Woodland Scandinavian Christmas

I set up a sweet little hot chocolate stand.

2016 Christmas Home Tour: Woodland Scandinavian Christmas

My girls love having all kinds of yummy marshmallows to choose from.

2016 Christmas Home Tour: Woodland Scandinavian Christmas

And last but not least, these pretty knit stockings hung on some birch poles I cut down in the forest.

Thanks so, so much for dropping by to see all my Christmas decorations, lots found on walks in the woods, or old favourites from years past, and a few new treasures thrown in too -the perfect combo.

The house all decorated for Christmas, life really is a party!

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Now, there’s lots more to see.  If you missed day one, you can find all the links here, and don’t forget to check back each day this week for links to all the rest of the houses on the 2016 Canadian Bloggers Christmas Home Tour.

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Monday

northern style exposure
The Learner Observer
The Uncommon Law
Heather In Heels
Clean and Scentsible
THE SWEETEST DIGS

Tuesday

Amidst the Chaos
Brooklyn Berry Designs
lemon Thistle
Suburble
Life is a Party
PMQ for two

Wednesday

Love Create Celebrate
Satori Design for Living
A Pop of Pretty
So Much Better With Age
VinYet ETC
Woman in Real Life

Thursday

The DIY Mommy
Fresh Crush
Time With Thea
A Pretty Life
Home To Heather
Nalles House

Friday

This Little Estate
Craftberry Bush
The Happy Housie
Kimpowerstyle
Elliven Studio

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Comments

  1. You had me at hello with that bowl if vintage shiny brights! I love everything else though. The little cloches and scenes, those drink stirrers – goodness! It’s a feast for the eyes!

  2. I love how we are all feeling the loop wreaths this year! Also, where did you get those brush tree stir sticks?! AMAZING!!

  3. WOW!!! I am obsessed with your style! I love your take on Scandinavian style so much!!! And of course all of the natural elements have me swooning, I may have embarrassingly pinned all of the beautiful photos! Thank you so much for all of the inspiration you continue give me! xo Merry Christmas!

  4. so many absolutely perfect details. I am so in love with the trees in buckets – I am definitely putting that on the must try list – they look so lovely all lit up!

  5. wow, the book art is amazing, and i love so many things in your cohesive decorating!
    b

  6. This is SO beautiful!! I’ve never seen a home tour from you before! I love your home and all of the natural wood you used to decorate it. Also obviously LOVE that deer book art! Beautiful! Merry Christmas!!

  7. Beautiful home tour Dannyelle! I love all of your soft neutral decor! And that stag head art is ah-mazing!! Happy Holidays to you and your family!

  8. Thanks Ariel, of course you liked my most colourful decoration, haha, see every once in awhile I use something colourful. 😉 Thanks so much.

  9. Thanks Christine. The bottle brush trees are from Target, a little cross boarder shopping trip. 😉
    Dannyelle

  10. Thanks so much Laurie, you are truly the sweetest. Pin away my friend. And Merry Christmas to you too.
    Dannyelle

  11. Heather, thanks so much, and for sure you should try the trees.
    Dannyelle

  12. Thanks so much B!
    Dannyelle

  13. Thanks so much Lindi, can’t wait to see yours too. Merry Christmas!
    Dannyelle

  14. Jo-Anna thanks so much. Merry Christmas to you too.
    Dannyelle

  15. So pretty! Loving all the warm tones!

  16. Danyelle! There are so many things that I love in your space. Those trees!! Gah! I want them! Do you mind terribly if I copy that idea right from you? I can’t believe how gorgeous it all looks! Also, your brass touches are beautiful. Such a wonderful space.

  17. Apparently I need to go to whatever magical forest you’re going to and cut down some trees because your home looks amazing. I’m in love with the trees and branches. All of them!!!

  18. your stag head book art is EVERYTHING. I die.

  19. Thanks so much Becki!

  20. Thanks Tara, copy away my friend. And here’s a little tip -set your cement in a old container that fits into your bucket -like an ice cream container or even a really big ziplock bag. Then your bucket won’t be ruined after you’re done with the trees. Also I let them set over night in the garage, and propped them up using my step ladder until the cement set. Hope these little tips help. 😉
    Dannyelle

  21. Thalita, there’s probably lots of magical forests around your new house. 😉 Happy exploring with those gorgeous babies.
    Dannyelle

  22. Thanks so much Heather.

  23. Absolutely love your Christmas tour. It feels so whimsical!

  24. thanks so much Natasha!

  25. Wow! Your house is gorgeous! It is like a winter wonderland with all the most perfect touches!

  26. Wow, I love this Dannyelle! You’ve definitely achieved the perfect, Nordic Christmas look. Love all the white and gold. I love that hot chocolate station, and bringing the trees in was so creative and beautiful!

  27. Thanks so much Jen.
    Dannyelle

  28. Christina, thanks so much. Everyday’s better with a hot chocolate, right. 😉
    Dannyelle

  29. oh my goodness, i adore your home and style! beautiful!

  30. This was wonderful Dannyelle! Its amazing the transformation in your dining room..love every little diy. I took my balls out of their chamber pot and put them in my wooden bowl too. (Does that sound weird? lol) I should have taken those stockings for myself, they look great on your birch!

  31. OMG, your dining room is so pretty! Love the pared back Scandinavian look! And I’m totally going to copy your idea for hanging the stockings. I was stumped on what to do, but this is brilliant. Happy Holidays!

  32. Oh my goodness!! It is so beautiful-woodland-chic. I am dying over that pixelated deer head on the books?!? How amazing is that. Totally stopped me in my tracks. Fantastic tour -enjoyed every minute!

  33. So happy I found you today on the tour! Yours is my very favorite home. ?

  34. Oh my goodness! Your home decor is amazing! I love, Love, LOVE all of the delightful touches! There are soooo many! The snowy specimens in their glass houses made me smile and the bowl of vintage ornaments are beautifully showcased on your kitchen table. I adore your minimalistic Christmas tree!

  35. Wow! I totally love all of the natural elements! The lighted trees in your dining room have got to be my favorite though. Your book deer head art is pretty amazing though too. Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas season! xo

  36. Thea, thank you so much. You are so kind, you always say the sweetest things.
    Dannyelle

  37. Wendy,
    That is so, so sweet of you to say. I appreciate it so much.
    Thanks so much,
    Dannyelle

  38. Krista,
    Oh thank you so much. So glad you stopped by, thanks for the lovely comment.
    Dannyelle

  39. Shauna,
    So glad you enjoyed the tour, and the fun birch pole stocking idea. Merry Christmas to you too!
    Dannyelle

  40. Kim,
    That’s the problem of shopping with someone who you have the same great taste as, haha.
    Dannyelle

  41. Thanks so much Cassie,
    Dannyelle

  42. Thanks Jenn, so glad you enjoyed the tour! Merry Christmas,
    Dannyelle

  43. You have a gorgeous home and I love how you decorated it!! Your photography is gorgeous too. Happy holidays!
    Hugs, Jamie

  44. Thanks so much Jamie, so sweet of you. Merry Christmas!
    Dannyelle

  45. Your dining room is gorgeous and I adore that you brought in trees. Love the vintage glasses on the bar cart too. That minimal Christmas tree is awesome. I just love it all actually!

  46. Thanks so much Joann,
    Dannyelle

  47. Love your home. The colors, softness. Grabbing a few ideas. Happy Holidays.

  48. Thanks so much Brenda!
    Dannyelle

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