I feel like I’m a bit late getting my home decorated for Christmas but I think I’m finally done and ready to share!  I used a lot of natural greenery this year, which is new for me, and I must say that I love the way the house smells with pine everywhere!




The weather is nice and the reindeer are out front grazing, so come for a visit!



Let’s start in the dining room.  I was worried about how I’d set the table for Christmas dinner and so did a trial run back in November, which I then had to dismantle for Thanksgiving dinner!  I haven’t set it again, but at least I know what I’m going to do.  Now if I only knew what we were having for dinner!  For more tablescape photos and details, visit {here}.




And here’s a look the rest of the dining room as it currently looks.  Did you notice that I moved my DIY wreath from the front door to the mirror?






Our Christmas tree is in the living room and is a live Noble Fir (from Home Depot!).  We have just one tree so it has a mixture of my decorative ornaments, my keepsake ornaments and my kids’ homemade ones.  There isn’t a theme, but it’s meaningful and we spend the day together as a family decorating it while listening to Christmas music, drinking cider and eating popcorn.  It’s a tradition.


If it looks like there are a lot of lights on there, you’re right!  This 8ft tree has 2,600 lights on it!  It took me half a day just to put the lights on it, but every night, I decide it was worth it.



I kept our kitchen simple by using touches of Christmas color.  You can see more photos of my kitchen {here}.





I also decorated my bedroom for the first time this year, sticking with green, white and silver for a more elegant look.





While my bedroom and living room are a bit more grown-up, the family room is a different story!  The family room houses the kids’ stockings, musical stufties and handmade Christmas gifts.  It is also where the kids Rainbow Loom, which is why I deliberately kept the coffee table clear.  It took me about 10 minutes just to clean up all of the little rubber bands just so I could take this picture!

Tidbits&Twine-Christmas-Family-Room-2I thought it would be nice to group together some of the kids’ school projects and so put them in a tray on the coffee table.  My daughter had made me a pine cone Christmas tree in preschool last year and because it’s a bit delicate, I put it under a small cloche.


Near the fireplace, I have a vintage olive bucket and I’ve added a bit of red ribbon for a festive look.


But out of all the Christmas decorations in our home, everyone’s favorite is our Charlie Brown Christmas tree.



I hope you’ve enjoyed the tour of my holiday home.  Thanks so much for stopping by!


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  1. Kim, so wonderful to see your beautiful daughter enjoying the Charlie Brown Tree. I always get so many great ideas from you! My husband was watching over my shoulder as I was reading this & HE is impressed! (That’s a tall order. LOL) Thanks again for sharing, your livingroom tree is GORGEOUS!! That’s a lot of lights! :) Merry Christmas to you & your family.

    1. User Avatar Tidbits&Twine says:

      Amy – You made my day! Thank you so much for your comments and I’m glad that even your husband enjoyed the tour! :) Wishing you and your family and wonderful Christmas!

  2. Absolutely gorgeous! I especially love your dining table decor! Merry Christmas!

    1. User Avatar Tidbits&Twine says:

      Thank you, Kassie! Happy holidays!

  3. Kim, I’m so glad that I found your blog through Evolution of Style. I LOVE your home – all of the lights, fresh greenery, burlap, and neutrals – it’s gorgeous! Have a wonderful Christmas!

    1. User Avatar Tidbits&Twine says:

      Hi Kris – Thank you so much for visiting me from Evolution of Style and for taking the time to leave a comment! I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!

  4. You’ve created such a beautiful home for Christmas, it’s so elegant and classic, and warm! Your tree is gorgeous with all of those lights (wow!) and the special collection of ornaments! Amazing photography, too! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

    1. User Avatar Tidbits&Twine says:

      Thank you, Pam! The lights take me forever to put on the tree but they sure do light up the room! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

    1. User Avatar Tidbits&Twine says:

      Thank you, Lisa!

  5. Your home is lovely and so pretty decorated for the holidays. I especially like the kitchen wreath and the mannequin. Your love of family is very evident. Merry Christmas!

    1. User Avatar Tidbits&Twine says:

      Elizabeth – Thank you so much! I get so much use out of that boxwood wreath (from Decor Steals) and I seem to use it in a different room each season. Have a merry Christmas!

  6. Oh my goodness Kim, your home is so pretty! I A.DORE your dining room and tablescape – all those pretty details, gorgeous!! The fresh greens everywhere are lovely, love the bucket by the fireplace with the logs and greens. Thanks so much for sharing your tour and wishing you and your family a very merry Christmas!

    1. User Avatar Tidbits&Twine says:

      Thank you, Lisa! This is the first year that I’ve used fresh greens and I think it will be a new tradition… :) Have a wonderful holiday!

  7. What a stunning tour! Like something out of a magazine! I love your tree, and all of your decor is so classic and elegant! Thanks for sharing!

    1. User Avatar Tidbits&Twine says:

      Jenny – Thank you so much for stopping by for your kind comments. And of course thank you for your wonderful link party! :)

  8. Kim, your Christmas home is delightful and very pretty. The tree is gorgeous. I love the kitchen and think I may have pinned it yesterday. I’m assuming that is your daughter admiring the Charlie Brown tree. She is such a cutie..Merry Christmas..Judy

    1. User Avatar Tidbits&Twine says:

      Judy – Thank you so much! Yes, that’s my daughter and every day she dances to the theme song that the tree plays. :) Thank you so much for taking the tour and leaving a comment. Have a wonderful holiday!

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