Merry Christmas to all our readers! We have been drooling over all those traditional Christmas trees, decorations, ideas and blogger homes the past few weeks with the rest of you, so we decided to share a few of our favorites here in our classic Christmas home tour! Starting out with ours, of course. Ya know, we usually shoot for a creative theme that is just a little off the beaten path, like our Candyland Christmas of a few years back… But this year, a teenage daughter and a longing for some traditional Christmas decorations and nostalgic spirit won out, and we went with the red and white and green! So here we are, sharing our classic Christmas tree, traditional ornament and stocking ideas, and then a bunch of other awesome Christmas home tours and projects we love as well!
Classic Christmas Decorations and Home Tours
Traditional Christmas Tree Ideas – Our Home Tour
So step one in a classic Christmas is definitely the tree! This year, we were lucky enough to be contacted be a tree company called Green Valley Christmas Trees. Here is the scoop… Rachel at Green Valley emailed us and asked if we would want to work together, and we thought this would fit perfectly into our home tour post. We loved the idea of this company, because they ship the fresh cut tree right to you, with free shipping! So we looked around their site a bit, saw the different trees they offer, and decided on a 6 1/2 to 7 foot Noble Fir. The tree arrived on time, and packed nicely in a box that even one person could handle. The one thing that impressed us most was the tree was great quality, and if you look at the photo below of me pulling on a branch, virtually no needle fall. (Except of course, the normal… nothing coming off the branches!) Why do we love this idea? If you are crazy busy like us, if you don’t have a way to get a fresh cut tree home from the lot, if you simply don’t want to go out in the snow and ice… this is for you. One note: The only down side was that they definitely measure the trees to the very tip… Steve is 6’3″ and the tree stood next to him was just a hair taller. So if you plan on trimming the trunk to draw more water, and possibly the tip for a topper, order up in size. But then, that’s true if you go to a lot locally as well. Ok, last thing about these trees… you can set your ship date, and a lot of people are talking online about being able to get varieties they haven’t seen in their area in years… So yep, Green Valley Christmas Trees! (Don’t you just want to peek at what they have? :))
Ok, so here is that very same tree from a box, our fully decorated, red, white & green traditional Christmas tree! Love the healthy color of this tree!
Our Classic Christmas Ornaments and Decorations
Please take special note of the “Believe” chalkboard. My teenage daughter Rachel whipped this out, no stencil required! A few firefly lights from the craft store, and our DIY holiday luminaria project! The luminary project is such a classic Christmas decoration because it reminds us all about nostalgia… candles, frosted window panes and a joyful message. It’s also one of our most popular projects of all time, so go check it out!
Close up of the DIY holiday luminarias… Yep, you can make these from ordinary mason jars!
Ok, so this very traditional Christmas decoration is one of my Santa collection… the background is wall art wrapped as Christmas gifts. We added greenery wrapped with firefly lights… It’s a great budget Christmas decorating idea! My kids and I bought a new Santa every year while they were growing up… nothing expensive, usually just a $20 Santa from Michaels. When they all moved away, they each got to choose their favorite to take with them to start their own tradition. When I visit my grown babies at their homes at the holidays, it makes me smile to see “their” Santa sitting on a shelf, bring joy to their own little ones.
You can’t get more classic Christmas than candles and greenery. This is a real antique cheese box we picked up at an antique sale one summer for $5…
One of my favorite Christmas decorations ’cause it reminds me of a photo of myself during the Christmas season when I was two. I’ll spare you the dated (hey, at least it’s in color!) snapshot! Oh, and the books she is perched on are covered with red wrapping paper from Hobby Lobby. Another super simple traditional Christmas decoration… the color red.
Ok, moving on! Hope you enjoyed a peek inside our home full of Classic Christmas decorations!
Traditional Christmas Tree Inspiration & Projects
There is nothing more classic Christmas than tartan! So get check out all the great ideas from this traditional Christmas tree and mantel from ‘Two Twenty One‘. The tartan decoration over the fireplace is simply a canvas she got on sale, and she covered with fabric. Done!
This classic Christmas tree from ‘Proverbs 31 Girl‘ reminds us of a time when we just went to the woods as a family and brought home whatever tree we could carry… then made it wonderful. Kind of a proverb for life, right?
‘BHG‘ shows us exactly how to decorate a traditional Christmas tree. Red & white, people. Red and white. And a snowflake or two never hurts. :)
‘A Pretty Life in the Suburbs‘ has it down, classic Christmas tree starts with a little snow, right? She had her tree flocked, then added lots of red & white decorations, with perfect seasonal warmth being the result. Love the buffalo check blanket! I had to share a close up of her tree as well, she styled every detail!
Classic Christmas Decorating Ideas
‘Paint Me Pink‘ used classic Christmas decorating ideas like greenery, pine cones and the color red, and blanketed her home in awesome traditional details with a bright and cheery twist! Go check out her home tour, she has tons of photos of every detail, with so many ideas to copy. Easy DIY’s here? Everything!
Red and green make for picture perfect vintage classic Christmas decor here in this breakfast room done by ‘Worthing Court‘. So much nostalgic feeling here! This could be a Christmas home in 1880, or 2020!
Toni at ‘Design Dazzle‘ knows exactly how to decorate for the holidays with inexpensive tips, which she shares, of course. Along with TONS of photos of this gorgeous classic Christmas!
Traditional Christmas Stockings & Decor
Totally in love with this DIY traditional Christmas stocking from ‘BHG‘. Learn how to make this plaid and fur stocking with their easy tutorial, and make one for every single member of the family!
‘Studio DIY‘ shows us how to make their classic striped DIY Christmas stockings. Kids of all ages will love these, they are kind of a cross between the feeling of old European Christmas photos with wool socks hung by the fire, with a touch of Grinchville mixed in for fun!
There isn’t much that is more traditional Christmas than a gingerbread house, but if you don’t want to pull out the candy and frosting, try this… Make these adorable felt gingerbread ornaments from ‘Polka Dot Chair‘. She has a bunch of other classic Christmas decorating projects at her site as well, including a mini stocking garland we love!
Ok, jump over to visit Kristin at ‘Yellow Bliss Road‘. Not only is her whole home done for this season, her kitchen decorating ideas for the holidays are a “Treat”! (My fav is the jars in her kitchen shots, go look for yourself! Charm!) But check out those charming traditional stockings hung by the fire!
Ok, I gotta stop, but it’s so hard! So many gorgeous blogger homes! Our last one is from April at ‘House by Hoff‘… Classic, but simple at the same time! We LOVE this one! Oh, and the chalkboard? Yes please!
Do you have a favorite out of all these traditional Christmas trees and decoration ideas? Also visit our easy Christmas DIY projects from the best bloggers around! And then go check out our DIY Christmas Tree using firefly lights over at OhMeOhMy!Image Credits: Yellow Bliss Road, Two Twenty One, Proverbs 31 Girl, BHG, A Pretty Life in the Suburbs, Paint Me Pink, Worthing Court Blog, Design Dazzle, BHG, Studio DIY, Polka Dot Chair, House by Hoff