Christmas Home Tour

Welcome! It’s all about Christmas today!

This year I wanted to focus on the handmade side of things, so I spent a lot of time actually making many of the things in our home and in the pictures below. We like to really cherish our time together rather than rushing around to buy the latest and greatest and there’s so much more meaning to a home, and gift, when it’s been handmade…

I’m so happy to invite you into our home… Go grab your favorite drink, a yummy snack and sit back to enjoy the tour…

Welcome to our Christmas home tour!

Our entryway…

Christmas Home Tour 2013 by The Wood Grain Cottage

Christmas Home Tour 2013 by The Wood Grain Cottage

Christmas Home Tour 2013 by The Wood Grain Cottage

I’ll be sharing several tutorials throughout the month, and this jingle bell strap is one of them….

Christmas Home Tour 2013 by The Wood Grain Cottage

I’ll also be sharing the tutorial for our living room walls

Christmas Home Tour 2013 by The Wood Grain Cottage

Christmas Home Tour 2013 by The Wood Grain Cottage

Christmas Home Tour 2013 by The Wood Grain Cottage

Christmas Home Tour 2013 by The Wood Grain Cottage

Christmas Home Tour 2013 by The Wood Grain Cottage

Christmas Home Tour 2013 by The Wood Grain Cottage

Christmas Home Tour 2013 by The Wood Grain Cottage

And there’s no way I couldn’t JOY-fully display my DIY Rosette pillow

Christmas Home Tour 2013 by The Wood Grain Cottage

I used as much fresh greenery as possible, and boy did it make a difference… I just love this huge wreath!

Christmas Home Tour 2013 by The Wood Grain Cottage

Our Christmas tree is one of my absolute favorites…

Christmas Home Tour 2013 by The Wood Grain Cottage

Christmas Home Tour 2013 by The Wood Grain Cottage

And it’s sprinkled with several handmade items too… like this antique jingle bell garland…

Christmas Home Tour 2013 by The Wood Grain Cottage

Christmas Home Tour 2013 by The Wood Grain Cottage

Simple packaging is another favorite of mine…

Christmas Home Tour 2013 by The Wood Grain Cottage

Christmas Home Tour 2013 by The Wood Grain Cottage

Christmas Home Tour 2013 by The Wood Grain Cottage

And little trees in metal buckets… well, don’t even get me started.

Christmas Home Tour 2013 by The Wood Grain Cottage

Our kitchen…

Christmas Home Tour 2013 by The Wood Grain Cottage

Christmas Home Tour 2013 by The Wood Grain Cottage

Christmas Home Tour 2013 by The Wood Grain Cottage

Christmas Home Tour 2013 by The Wood Grain Cottage

Christmas Home Tour 2013 by The Wood Grain Cottage

Christmas Home Tour 2013 by The Wood Grain Cottage

Christmas Home Tour 2013 by The Wood Grain Cottage

Christmas Home Tour 2013 by The Wood Grain Cottage

Christmas Home Tour 2013 by The Wood Grain Cottage

Christmas Home Tour 2013 by The Wood Grain Cottage

Christmas Home Tour 2013 by The Wood Grain Cottage

Christmas Home Tour 2013 by The Wood Grain Cottage

The breakfast nook…

Christmas Home Tour 2013 by The Wood Grain Cottage

Christmas Home Tour 2013 by The Wood Grain Cottage

The kitchen shelves…

Christmas Home Tour 2013 by The Wood Grain Cottage

Christmas Home Tour 2013 by The Wood Grain Cottage

Christmas Home Tour 2013 by The Wood Grain Cottage

Christmas Home Tour 2013 by The Wood Grain Cottage

Christmas Home Tour 2013 by The Wood Grain Cottage

Christmas Home Tour 2013 by The Wood Grain Cottage

Christmas Home Tour 2013 by The Wood Grain Cottage

Christmas Home Tour 2013 by The Wood Grain Cottage

And my handmade Christmas Countdown from last year…

Christmas Home Tour 2013 by The Wood Grain Cottage

Christmas Home Tour 2013 by The Wood Grain Cottage

Christmas Home Tour 2013 by The Wood Grain Cottage

Christmas Home Tour 2013 by The Wood Grain Cottage

Christmas Home Tour 2013 by The Wood Grain Cottage

And you all remember my little numbered side table makeover… I love that thing!

Christmas Home Tour 2013 by The Wood Grain Cottage

Our dining room…

Christmas Home Tour 2013 by The Wood Grain Cottage

I moved our huge handmade sign above the buffet and I think it’s found its new home…

Christmas Home Tour 2013 by The Wood Grain Cottage

Christmas Home Tour 2013 by The Wood Grain Cottage

Christmas Home Tour 2013 by The Wood Grain Cottage

And of course my DIY metal banner… I love how the wicker star banner looks with it…

Christmas Home Tour 2013 by The Wood Grain Cottage

Christmas Home Tour 2013 by The Wood Grain Cottage

And this rosemary centerpiece smells fantastic… I’ll share more about that a bit later…

Christmas Home Tour 2013 by The Wood Grain Cottage

Christmas Home Tour 2013 by The Wood Grain Cottage

And there you have it… We’re all ready to enjoy the Christmas season!

I hope you enjoyed our tour… this week is going to bring so many beautiful home tours… I’m just part of Day 1! Be sure to stop and visit the other bloggers who are sharing their homes today…

This is part of the Christmas Party Tour of Homes that is taking place all this week- 24 bloggers are sharing their Christmas homes over 4 days…

Christmas Party Tour of Homes Tuesday December 3rd

1) Krista from The Happy Housie 2) Laura from The Turquoise Home

3) Amy from Commona My House 4) Abby from Just a Girl and Her Blog

5) April from House by Hoff 6) Shayna from The Wood Grain Cottage

Wednesday, December 4th

Christmas-Party-Tour-Wednesday

1) Jenna from Rain on a Tin Roof 2) Jen from Migonis Home

3) Rachel from Maison de Pax 4) Jamie from So Much Better With Age

5) Molly from The Poor Sophisticate 6)Tanya from Twelve O Eight

Thursday, December 5

Christmas Party Tour of Homes Thursday December 5th option 2

1) Amy from The Blissful Bee 2) Heather from The Southern State of Mind

3) Candace of Vintage News Junkie 4) Lauren from The Thinking Closet

5) Amber from Averie Lane 6) Sarah from Life on Virginia Street

Friday, December 6th

Christmas-Party-Tour-of-Homes-Friday-December-6th

1) Chelsea from Making Home Base 2) Aniko from Place of My Taste

3) Christy from Confessions of a Serial Do-It-Yourselfer 4) Corey from Tiny Sidekick

5) Patricia from Little Cottage on the Pond 6) Emily from Two Purple Couches

 From our home to yours, MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Shayna | The Wood Grain Cottage
Linking up to:

Savvy Southern Style

City Farmhouse

 

Lovely comments so far...

  1. Very nicely done – creative and tasteful.

  2. I love your Christmas decorations! Your home is very beautiful — I am especially loving your wood floors!

    • THANK YOU so very much, Lauren! I’m so happy you enjoyed the tour! :-D
      I love those wood floors too!
      Merry Christmas!
      -Shayna

  3. Patty Lucas says:

    Your home is beautiful. Could you please tell us how you keep the Rosemary alive. I have killed 3 of them. Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you.

    • THANK YOU so very much, Patty! For the Rosemary, I find that watering them EVERYDAY is almost key. They also don’t like the water to actually touch them and it’s best if no sort of air is blowing on them. I hope that helps! :-D
      Merry Christmas!
      -Shayna

  4. Your home is always beautiful but especially now at Christmas. You really are talented. I’m thinking you don’t get much sleep. :)

    • THANK YOU so very much for the super sweet comment, Stacey! I’m so happy you enjoyed the tour. :-D
      Sleep? What’s that? ;)
      Merry Christmas!
      -Shayna

  5. I’m probably near old enough to be your momma, but can I decorate like you when I grow up? I love it all!!

  6. Beautiful…so many pretty touches!!

  7. WOWZERS!!!! Your place is UNREAL, you are beyond talented!!
    xo
    Molly

    • Awe, MOLLY! THANK YOU so very much for the super sweet comment! I’m so happy you enjoyed the tour!
      Merry Christmas!
      -Shayna

  8. Shayna, your home looks STUNNING for the holidays! I can’t even pick one favorite thing to comment on! Everything is gorgeous!!! Happy holidays, friend! :)

  9. It all looks great and I enjoyed the tour.

  10. Absolutely stunning, Shayna! I love all of the fresh greenery and beautiful personal touches! You truly thought of everything! Thanks so much for the tour!

    ~Abby =)

  11. Love it, Shayna! Adore the Rosemary Centerpiece!!!!

  12. Wow! Love every bit of it! Absolutely beautiful!♥

  13. Just gorgeous!!! love every detail! I would LOVE to plank walls in our new home! Give it such character. Love your style so much!

    • AMY! THANK YOU so very much! I’m so happy you enjoyed the tour! I love those plank walls too… they definitely add character! :-D
      Merry Christmas!
      -Shayna

  14. Tastefully done, as always! I love all of the live greens. The calmness of Christmas without the adding too much color. Love it!!

    • THANK YOU so very much, Diane! You nailed our home right on the head… A calm Christmas without too much color! :-D
      Merry Christmas!
      -Shayna

  15. WOW WOW WOW!!! Absolutely gorgeous, Shayna! I’m so in love with your amazing talent, and creativity!!! Beautifully done, girl…blessings & <3
    M

    • Awe, M! THANK YOU so very much! You always give the sweetest compliments! So happy you enjoyed the tour! :-D
      Merry Christmas!
      -Shayna

  16. I love your home on a normal day but it’s especially beautiful decked out for Christmas. Every little detail is perfect!

  17. I’ll be right over with my suitcase, you’ve got room for one more, yes? I am in heaven…love it ALL! Your tree is stunning and your decorating looks effortless! Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous home! :)

    • Awe, Christy! You make me smile BIG! Of course we have room for one more! :-D
      So happy you enjoyed the tour!
      Merry Christmas!
      -Shayna

  18. A Beautiful Christmas Home! Very inspiring and love the ribbon around your tree. Must try that this year instead of tinsel! Thankyou and looking forward to seeing more of your blog next year.

  19. Stunning as always Shayna! There are so many things that I love that I can’t even list them all. The trees (rosemary??) on your dining table in the crate – breathtaking. Your tree has such a pretty coziness and warmth to it…. you are a master of beautiful vignettes and amazing photographs as well!! So thrilled to be on this tour with you!!

    • Awe, Krista! THANK YOU so very much for the super sweet comment! I’m so happy to be on the tour with you too! :-D
      Merry Christmas!
      -Shayna

  20. Your home is stunningly lovely! I adore all of the little bits of greenery, pinecones- and of course, the sparkle of glitter ;) You outdid yourself decorating!

    • Awe, Tricia! THANK YOU so very much! I’m so happy you enjoyed the tour! I can’t wait to see your home! :-D
      -Shayna

  21. Gorgeous tour – I am dying over your home! I love it all and that “Joy” pillow is killer!

  22. It’s all beautiful!!! Looks like you worked really hard, lovingly, but busy! Thank you for sharing!!
    Blessings, Diane

  23. Shayna! Whoa, girl, this is amazing!! I’m blown away by how beautiful it all is. I’m still in the throws of labor over my decorating and you are inspiring the heck out of me. :D Thanks for sharing! I need those sleigh bells SO bad!

    • BETH! THANK YOU so very much! I’m so happy you’re inspired and that I can return the favor. ;)
      I love those sleigh bells too! :-D
      Merry Christmas!
      -Shayna

  24. Love the way you decorated. Simple and elegant. It’snot all about how much you can use but how it’s used that matters most! Thanks again! You are an inspiration and have got me in the mood to get my house done. Love the bell garland. Did you make it? It gave me the idea to use sheetrock tape!

    • THANK YOU so much, Laurie! I’m so happy you’re inspired… and yes, I did make the bell garland! I’ll be sharing the tutorial a bit later. :-D
      Merry Christmas!
      -Shayna

  25. Christine says:

    Beautiful

  26. Casey Atchley says:

    Good Job Sis! Love the new walls.

  27. Oh my, Shayna! I love every last bit of your home!! The buckets, the spoon hooks, that advent calendar! Wowza!! Pinning now so I can come back again and again! Of course, if you don’t mind having guests that often! I am so happy to be on this tour with you!! Beautiful work!!

    • Awe, Candace! THANK YOU so very much! Of course, please come over as often as you like! :-D
      I’m so happy you enjoyed the tour!
      Merry Christmas!
      -Shayna

  28. Right out of a magazine! Just beautiful Shayna. I’m looking forward to reading more on the little projects you made, and of course the beautiful living room wall. We are planning to do the same thing soon but getting some ideas from you would be helpful. Allison

  29. Simply gorgeous, as usual. Merry Christmas!

  30. So beautiful and inspiring! I could have pinned every single photo! Thanks for putting me in the holiday spirit!

    • THANK YOU so very much, Caroline! I’m so happy you enjoy the tour and that it left you inspired! :-D
      Merry Christmas!
      -Shayna

  31. Your home is beautiful! One if the most inspiring things I’ve seen in a long, long time!

    • Awe, Candice! THANK YOU so very much for the super sweet comment! I’m so happy you enjoyed the tour!
      Merry Christmas!
      -Shayna

  32. Beautifully done! Your home looks so festive and cozy, the perfect place to hang out on chilly December nights.

  33. Shayna, your home is always beautiful but now for Christmas it looks more beautiful, so warm and so cozy! ;-) I love everything about it! ;-) BEAUTIFUL!

  34. What a gorgeously decorated home! It looks so cozy. :) I got a million great ideas from looking at your photos; thanks for sharing! If you don’t mind my asking, where did you get the white (mug?) jar holding the candy canes on the shelf in the eighth photograph? I am swooning over here.

    • THANK YOU so very much, Kayla! I’m so happy you’re inspired! :-D
      For the white mug, I bought it a while back at Pier One. I absolutely love it!
      Hope that helps!
      -Shayna

  35. Completely in love with all the neutrals!! Beautiful!

    xo, amy

  36. Shayna everything is so lovely, you have created a beautiful winter wonderland in your home. Pinning!! xo

  37. Your home is absolutely STUNNING! There are so many details I love, but, that wreath!? Magnificent! And I completely agree with you about slowing down and gifting special handmade items. I’m trying to do more of that this year!

  38. Love it all just breath taking .I love your wing back chair and was wondering where you got it or did you upholstery it yourself.

    • THANK YOU so much, Clara! I bought the wingback chair at Salvation Army and just finished reupholstering it. That was a doozy! :-D
      -Shayna

      • Are you going to do a tutorial ?

        • Hi Clara! I’m thinking that I will do a tutorial… It’ll be a long post! :-D
          -Shayna

          • Thanks so much can’t wait .I just love how you decorate or house and anxious to see what you do next .I’m so glad I found your blog.

          • THANK YOU Clara! :-D

          • I was wondering what you use to upholsterer your wing back chair and where you got your ticks. I’m so in love with it . thanks Clara

          • THANK YOU so very much, Clara! :-D
            For the fabric, I used a thicker muslin. It’s such a fabulous fabric, and the texture is great. I bought the tacks at Ace Hardware.
            I hope that helps. I’ll be posting a tutorial soon! :-D
            -Shayna

  39. What fun it is to see the holiday transformation of your home. The warm neutrals with a splash of greenery looks so festive! If you don’t mind my asking…what color stain is used on your kitchen cupboards? I really like the dark look with the warm tones of the wood showing! I want my upper cupboards a dark color, but I felt a black paint would be too harsh. Thanks so much!

  40. Beautiful!

  41. Gorgeous! Can I ask where you bought the rug by the front door? I’ve been admiring it for some time now:)

  42. Your house is darling!!!!!

  43. Hi Shayna, I don’t know where to start.
    How about by saying of love the new walls.
    I’m also in love with how you use natural, simple textures . It
    created such a nice balance. Just like in nature, unexpected pops of color take your eyes from one beauty to another.
    Thanks for sharing your creativity. the tour was fantastic.
    You all inspire me.
    Merry Christmas to you all!!!

    • Awe, Diane! THANK YOU so very much! I love simple and natural, so I try to use that as much as possible! :-D
      I’m so happy you enjoyed the tour! :-D
      Merry Christmas!
      -Shayna

  44. Your home is absolutely beautyful!

  45. Glorious display. Simple and just right. Thanks for sharing.

  46. Marie Kinsella says:

    Lovely,everything about this house is great.

  47. I am in complete awe at the beauty of your home – and your style is right up my alley! Sent a like your way on your FB page! Happy Holidays!

    • Awe, Brandi! THANK YOU so very much! I’m so happy you enjoyed the tour! Welcome to The WGC! :-D
      Merry Christmas!
      -Shayna

  48. BEAUTIFUL! And, I think you just pushed me over the edge…I’m going to add the wood plank walls to the kitchen! Life to the full! Melissa

  49. Beautiful and your photos are a delightful. I love all the natural greenery and grapevine. I’ll be anxious to read about your living room walls :-)

  50. Your house is adorable! Love everything about it! Wondering if you might remember where you purchased the towel rack on your island? My hubby just built me a beautiful island for my kitchen and I wanted to add a towel rack to it and would love to find one like yours. THANKS!!!

    • THANK YOU so very much, Kim! I’m so happy you enjoyed the tour! :-D
      The towel rack on our island came with it… we bought the island at Home Depot. I hope that helps…
      Enjoy your new island! :-D
      -Shayna

  51. Stunning – love all the fun details like the antlers and apples – you have a cozy Christmas home!
    Kelly

  52. love, love, love your home! I enjoyed your tour so much! Pinned a bunch. :) Merry Christmas!

    • Awe, Traci! THANK YOU so very much! I’m so happy you enjoyed the tour! Merry Christmas! :-D
      THANK YOU for the pins! :-D
      -Shayna

  53. Hi. I just discovered your website today. Where did you get the rug by your front door in your entry way? That is exactly what I want. :)

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