{ home for Christmas. }

Christmas is my absolute favorite time of year. The holiday songs, more time to spend with family and friends, gift giving, and of course the festive décor. As mentioned in other posts, my hubby and I currently live in a small condo, so I don’t really have a full “home tour” per-say, but I did want to show you a few things I have set up around our little place for the holidays. As with many of the seasons, I like mainly neutral colours, but for Christmas I love to add in pops of red throughout the house. I hope you enjoy taking a look…


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Along my mantle, which I made a post about a little while ago here, I took these cute little rustic bells and used wire to tie them along a piece of twine for a nice, simple garland. I also love these cozy knit stockings from Pottery Barn.


My husband and I, along with the expertise of my Father-in-law, modified this table that I picked up at a vintage market back in the fall. I will make a post about the details for that soon! Here is what it looks like for Christmas…


Continually using pinecones…haha. I got those cute little mama and baby reindeer a couple of Christmases ago from The Bay.


This “Noel” sign was purchased a couple of years ago from Canadian Tire, believe it or not (I personally didn’t expect to find something so cute there). I picked up the gold candlesticks at a thrift store. The set of three was $4! A steal, if you ask me. The knit table runner I got a bit earlier this winter season from Home Sense. I think it’s my favourite purchase of the season so far.


I have set up my coffee table a little differently this year as well…


I used this cute sled, which is also a purchase from The Bay, and put a bundle of cinnamon sticks on there, as well as a cloche housing a simple white candle. I also quite like my little tin full of baby pinecones.


I didn’t take a ton of pictures of our Christmas tree this year as it’s kind of tricky in our place, but I still love it! It is filled with ornaments of woodland creatures, rustic pieces like snowshoes, skis and lanterns, and little bits of red mixed in with the other neutral ornaments.



I’ve also thrown some red into the mix in our bedroom, which usually has a neutral scheme (surprise, surprise). The berry wreath I purchased last year from Home Outfitters. I’ve placed it over this old, but new to us, window that my hubby and I found a couple of weeks ago at Red Barn Mercantile. A new headboard is on my wish list… haha.


A touch of Christmas festive-ness that I’ve added to our little kitchen are these cute red “joy” blocks, as well as some fresh greenery and classic string lights.


I also have these mason jars up there, because I love mason jars.



Lastly, this cute little deer lantern. This is set up on some books on the end of our entertainment unit.


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Thanks for coming over to my blog and taking a peek at my Christmas home. I hope this season brings you all joy like it does me.

– – Rachel, at The Porch Light Cottage

5 thoughts on “{ home for Christmas. }

  1. I love this post! You have an amazing eye for decor. The pops of red are placed perfectly, and the lighting helps display it so well. It doesn’t hurt that you’re so great with a camera! Thanks for sharing this. I am further inspired to decorate this year now. 🙂 ~ Leanne


  2. You have some a gorgeous job of decorating. I love every last detail. Thank you for sharing it with us! I have a tour up on my blog as well. I hope you have a moment to take a look. Happy holidays!


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