Welcome and thank you so much for stopping by to take a little peek at my Christmas in the Blue Mountains Home Tour! To be able to spread some Christmas cheer is something I love to do each year. Not only with my family but also with my friends and now with you!
I have been so lucky to team up with some of my blogging pals for the Christmas Sparkles Home Tour. You can find all of their beautiful Christmas homes below.
Christmas in the Blue Mountains Home Tour
Alrighty, let’s get on with spreading some Christmas Cheer!
This is a very different Christmas for us this year. Both of our kids are no longer living with us 🙁 They are both so busy paving their ways in this world and we couldn’t be prouder of them both. But for me, it feels weird and kinda empty. So rather than get all sad I have decided to look at this as another chapter in our lives and enjoy it!
Ever since I was little and while the kids were growing up, as soon as November arrived I’d be busting out the Christmas Decorations. Making gifts, crafting away and decorating would surely keep me nice and busy. Learning to sew all came about by dragging out my mum’s sewing machine to make my brothers and sisters Christmas stockings.
Christmas Sprinkles from our Dining Room
My passion for all things Vintage and Farmhouse totally inspired me this Christmas. I didn’t want to go out and spend a whole lot of money. Instead, try and use things that I already had.
If you have been following me for a while you know that I have a bit of a crush on music sheets and old books. Without a doubt, this sets the scene for our Christmas table. I didn’t just go to town ripping pages all willy-nilly out of any book. I picked up a book in the worse condition at my local thrift store for free and gave it a new lease on life!
Our hutch also had some Christmas sprinkles added to it.
One thing I did have trouble finding was white bottle brush trees to sit in our teacups. Bed Bath and Table came to the rescue!
Christmas Sparkles from our Lounge Room
Our house is generally dark due to our wooden floors and dark furniture. So to lighten up the room I covered the couch in a drop cloth and I cannot begin to tell you how much of a difference it has made.
These little paper snowflake trees were such a delight to find in Adairs this year. Of course, they had to come home with me!! 😉
Christmas Sparkles from our Kitchen
Being in the kitchen is one of my favourite places to be! Be rest assured that it doesn’t always look like this. There is always some sort of cooking going on. With pots and pans everywhere and sprinkled bits of whatever I’m cooking all over the floor! My hubby laughs so hard at me while he stands in the kitchen chit chatting to me while I cook. He says I remind him of the chef out of the muppets!! Let’s just say I’ll take that as a compliment……..
The kitchen is surely the heart of our home, especially when the kids are home. Hubby and the kids line the benches and we babble on with where ever the conversation will take us. Definitely one of my most favourite times!
That my friends is a wrap on this Christmas in the Blue Mountains Home Tour! I hope you have enjoyed our home as much as we do. Be sure to take a peek at all of the Open Houses from my blogging buddies.
From my family to yours wishing you a very Merry Christmas!
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Hi Sam: What a gorgeous home tour, so much to look at and notice. How exactly all your tea cups are lined up in your cabinet to the little fresh holly branches in the pitcher.
I did not do any mason jar scenes not one. I have the supplies to make some exactly like yours. I may need to do that, they are really cute and quaint.
Thanks for sharing your home. You can enjoy it now, even if your boys are out and about more. Leanna
I’m sure that your mason jars will turn out beautifully Leanna! Can’t wait to see them!! Thank you for taking the time to stop by and leave a sweet comment that sure has made my day!
Sam your home is beautiful! I love all your personal decorating touches you’ve used. My favorite is the way you used old book pages!! Love that! Merry Christmas!
Thank you so much, Joan!! I’m so grateful for you stopping by and your kind comment! 🙂
Sam, your home is lovely! All of your Sam-touches make it look so so cozy and inviting! Your dining room hutch is beautiful and the table setting really lovely with the little bookpage trees! A great idea! I absolutely agree, a white or light coloured sofa makes all the difference! Enjoy the season!
Thank you so much, Katrin! Underneath that drop cloth is a cranberry coloured couch!! Hubby and I couldn’t believe the difference it made and that we don’t now have to replace it because it’s super comfy and we love it!!
Sam your home is great, I had to chuckle when you said you covered your cough with drop clothes. I want to recover my cough on the porch with drop clothes, but haven’t got the time yet!
Oh you will be amazed at the difference, Majan!! Hubby and I are so happy with the change and that we don’t have to buy a new once. As it is SUPER compfy!! Thank you for your sweet kind words! Happy Holidays!
It was such a pleasure to see all of your Christmas treasures, both old and new. And isn’t drop cloth the best thing ever? It was a great tour.
Thank you for stopping by Debra! I am so glad you enjoyed the tour and yes drop cloth is AMAZING!! Happy Holidays! 🙂
Such a lovely setting. The whites and greens, with the a dash of merry red in the kitchen. I really love the old books Christmas Tree and the Coffee Cup tree thingy. (How did you do that???)
Thank you, Pamela! They are only little cups so they sit nicely in the branches! 🙂
Sam, I just love your style! Everything is beautiful, and calming and peaceful! Merry Christmas and thank you for sharing with us.
Thank you so much, Melony! It’s been so fun to be apart of the tour with such a lovely bunch of bloggers 🙂
Sam, what a wonderful home tour. I love your vintage and farmhouse style and how creative you are. I think is great how you used the book pages to make Christmas trees and how wonderful they make the centerpiece in your dinning table. I love the Christmas trees in the mason jars decorations and your hot cocoa station. Thank you for sharing your beautifully decorated home! Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas!
Thank you so much for your sweet kind words, Jasmine! So glad you enjoyed our little tour! Merry Christmas to you and your family also! 🙂
Sam, thank you for sharing your home with us! I love all of your christmas decor! I also loved hearing how you are making the best of the kids not living at home anymore! I am going to need some advice on how to do that in a couple of years! I am always in awe of your creative crafting! you amaze me. your farmhouse Christmas table was my favorite!! Merry Christmas!
Oh Kellie! It sure is tough let me tell you but all good things much come to an end. And who knows what’s round the corner right? I’m looking forward to our next little journey together!
Thank you so much for your sweet words and I am so glad that you have enjoyed my little our 🙂
Sam, thank you for letting us into your home!! It is absolutely beautiful!!! That bead and snowflake tree!!! Your dining room table with the music sheets!! Everything!!! It is so different not having children at home at Christmas. It takes a lot of getting used to (actually I don’t think you ever get used to it). Have a wonderful Christmas my friend 🙂
Thank you my sweet friend and your welcome anytime!! I hear you Susanne with no kiddies in the house for Chrissy…. I am looking forward to having them here for a little bit over the break! Merry Christmas 🙂
I love every thing about your Christmas Decorating, especially those white trees in the teacups. And the little music sheet trees, the paper snowflake tree and and and LOL, so many good things.
You’ve done such a good job that no one would ever guess it’s your Summer there 🙂
LOL! You made me giggle!! Thank you so much, Toni! oh it sure is Summer here! If I were a snowman I would have melted already!! lol!!
Sam you have such a beautiful and festive home. Those trees in the tea cups are adorable. Merry Christmas!
Thank you so much, Denise! I have to tell you it has been a BIG transformation but we sure are enjoying the change 🙂 Merry Christmas to you and your family also!
I love your holiday home tour! Everything is stunning. Merry Christmas to you and yours!
I am so drawn to how clean, natural and simple everything is. It’s as if you give your adornments and decorations room to breathe, and they are so pretty and calming to look at. Everything looks festive, but in a way that is natural, not forced. I felt right at home going through your tour! Best wishes for a wonderful Christmas – it sounds like you are so looking forward to spending time with your family!
Thank you so very much Kristine, for your truly touching words! I am so glad that you have enjoyed our little place we call home! Yes, we sure are looking forward to some much need family time. A BIG Merry Christmas to you and your family also! 🙂
SAM!!!!! I really must come sit and have coffee with you. Your home is amazing!!! I love how you used the old book on your table. I am drooling over your snowflake tree. I wonder if my Cricut could cut snowflakes to help me recreate? Hmmmmm……
This is my first Christmas without kids at home, too. I am embracing the season and starting a new chapter. Thank you for inviting me over. Merry Christmas!!!
Melissa, I would LOVE to come and sit and have a coffee with me!!! You’re always welcome!! Thank you for your sweet kind words!! I’m sure the Cricut would make it happen! If not maybe you could find some snowflake cut outs in a craft store and make one? I am sure with your talent you will make it happen!!
It’s kind of comforting to know that I’m not the only with the kiddies not here anymore! Not that I wish that upon you but you know what I mean 😉
Merry Christmas to you and your family also! 🙂
Your home looks so cozy – I love the simple style. Using that old free book pages on the table and the dropcloth to cover the couch and brighten up the space are such great ideas. Everything is beautiful!! Love your husbands comment about your kitchen!
Thank you so much, Zan! Merry Christmas to you and your family 🙂
Sam, you have so many adorable details throughout your home! and I love your neutral palette throughout as well! It helps showcase all of the subtle items you’ve placed in each room! The doilies on the brown paper wrapped gifts is an idea I plan to “borrow”! Thank you for opening up your home!
Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving such a lovely comment Michele! Merry Christmas to you and your family! 🙂