Just like many of you, I absolutely love decorating for Christmas. Each and every year, I get such joy making my home festive for my family during the Christmas season. There’s just something magical about Christmas decorations and all of the memories and activities associated with them. This year I added some new decorations, and I’m so excited to share them with you! Today I’m working with Macy’s and Shopstyle today to bring you a festive holiday home tour!
And great news! The Macy’s 30% off Friends and Family Sale is happening now! So with the code FRIEND you can receive 30% OFF your purchase! And almost everything I’m talking about today was already on sale, so now that it’s another 30% OFF, we’re talking INCREDIBLE DEALS!
We’ll actually just be focusing on our family room and kitchen today. In an effort to make the holidays a bit more simple, I decided to just decorate the main two areas that we spend most of our time in. I loved the results.
There’s pretty much nothing I love more than being cuddled up on the couch during the Christmas season with my family. Stockings are hung, a fire is typically going, and twinkle lights give a glow to everything. But we’ll get to the family room in a minute…let’s start in the kitchen! I really enjoyed adding new little touches around the house this year, and I found lots of cute little goodies for the kitchen.
I grew up with my mom pulling a nutcracker collection out every year at Christmas, but I’ve never had any of my own. When I saw this little guy, I scooped him up immediately. I love his little pine cone hat skirt and thinks he looks so regal! Click HERE for the nutcracker. Check out all of their large selection of awesome nutcrackers HERE. I’m thinking I’m going to need to start a collection of my own!
I set out to create a cute little vignette on the other side of the kitchen, and it all started with the tray. This tray is something I will use all year long.
And it serves as the perfect station to house some festive plates and mugs!
When I spotted these dessert plates, I knew they would be great for treats during the Christmas season. I got 4, and they each have a different seasonal item on them including skis, a sled, and a holiday ready bike! The Santa mugs are HUGE and ready to be filled with monstrous portions of hot chocolate, cider, or coffee.
Speaking of hot chocolate, did you know that Macy’s carries Starbucks treats? I don’t drink coffee, but I sure do love a piping hot mug filled with this peppermint hot chocolate. Macy’s actually has lots of different treats that are wonderful for gift giving. Like Godiva chocolates and Harry and David products! And you can often find these sweet treats on sale!
This little flocked tree makes it feel like Christmas, and the cozy reindeer makes me smile. After I received this tree I hopped online and ordered 2 more. They are the perfect size to put on my buffet in the dining room. They would also look great sitting on a coffee or sofa table.
This entire vignette has us ready for cozy nights at home, just soaking up family time together.
Festive kitchen towels are an inexpensive way to freshen up a space as the season changes, and this set of 3 was great to add another pop of red to the space. I picked up the white set and the red set.
There are several little touches I added throughout the family room as well. The yummiest addition was this The Smell of Christmas reed diffuser set.
And this darling vintage Christmas truck pillow is one of my favorite finds.
On the mantle, I kind of went pom pom crazy last year. However, I couldn’t resist adding the Merry Christmas garland this year. The red and black buffalo plaid was just too dang festive!
I’d been decorating all day, but I hadn’t started the tree yet, because Carter absolutely loves decorating the tree! When he got home, I had some new Christmas pajamas waiting for him! And although we already had our tree, Macy’s actually has an impressive selection of trees in all sorts of shapes and sizes, and almost all are on sale.
I have plenty of ornaments for the tree, but some were just regular old solid color balls that I bought to just help fill the tree years ago. I wanted to replace those, so I picked up a couple of new vintage inspired ornament sets. This Christopher Radko set added some great color and sparkle to the tree. I also grabbed this set or dark silver ornaments that reminds me of mercury glass.
Speaking of sparkle, this star garland (I got 5!) added a whole lot of sparkle and whimsy to the tree! I also draped it over my chalkboard in the breakfast nook for a festive little touch. You can find Carter’s pajamas HERE.
One of our favorite traditions as a family is adding a new ornament to the tree every year for Carter. Something that signifies the year in some way.
This makes decorating the tree each year extra special because we get to take a walk down memory lane! We always write the year on the ornament, so as we are decorating, we can remember when and why we bought the ornament! This year, I got to add my own ornament to the tree! When I was on my girl’s trip in New York, we all picked up an NYC ornament at the flagship Macy’s on 5th Avenue! Macy’s has an incredible selection of ornaments that includes boxed sets, Waterford ornaments, pet ornaments, Swarovski, and even Christopher Radko!
Carter loves his new LED initial light. And if you look to the left of the red New York ornament, you can see how the glitter star garland looks on the tree!
And we of course had to take the time to grab a pic together. Because CHRISTMAS PAJAMAS. You can find my pajamas HERE and Carter’s pajamas HERE.
And then night fell, and everything was immediately sparkly and cozy.
Carter has always loved Christmas decorations, and so I always look forward to spending this time with him. When he was 2 and 3, he cried his eyes out when we had to take the tree down in January. No more tears when we have to take it down, but his eyes sure do sparkle when we get to put it all up. He was so excited about all of the new Christmas finds when he got home from school!
I hope that today’s post inspired y’all to pick up a couple of new Christmas items for your house.
Here are some of my favorite items featured in today’s post. Just click on what you are interested in!
Here’s to making our homes as cozy and as festive as they can be! Thank you to Macy’s and Shopstyle for sponsoring this post and for making it easy to get our homes Christmas ready!
Love your Christmas decorations! Where did you find the red/white/green pompom garland?!
Hi, Carrie! It was from Homegoods several years ago!
Saw it at my Home Goods yesterday! Yours might also still have it.
love it Sheaffer! I can feel the cozy?. I would love to know if you topped your tree with anything. Thank you and Merry CHRISTMAS!
Hi, Becca! It’s topped with a big gold bow!
Erika Slaughter says
Your house looks so nice and cozy!!! This evening when it starts getting dark and all your lights are really sparkling, the knock on the door will be me. :).
Sounds fun! Bring over something to nibble on,K?
Your house looks beautiful, friend!!! So pretty! 🙂 I love your kitchen decor especially!
It looks beautiful!
Every corner looks so cozy and inviting… love it! Wishing you a fabulous holiday season, Sheaffer…. thanks for bringing us all along for the ride! ?❤️
Mary Pearce says
You did a beautiful job with this post!
Oh my goodness! Thank you, Mary!!! Merry Christmas! xoxo, Sheaffer 🙂
Kristin M says
Your home looks very cozy and festive! Such special memories for your son too! Your dogs are such beautiful boys!
Everything looks so nice! I may have to throw all my current decorations away and start over!
I just love this post so much! It gave me all the Christmas feels! I’m reading it while sipping my coffee and holding my 3 month old baby boy- I look forward to sharing in the Christmas season with him as you do with Carter!
Those pups steal the show! Aren’t goldens the best? I may have gotten mine his own christmas jammies this year..
Gail Wilson says
Where did you find holiday jammies for a big Golden? My boy is a muscular 85 lbs and nothing fits!
Beautiful home – always great to see pictures of Carter and the pups – so cute!
Sharon A says
Love all of your decorations, Sheaffer. Your home looks cozy and inviting! Love your kitchen cabinets and backsplash too! 🙂 Eapexially love the nutcracker, reindeer, and NYC ornament! Taking my 16-year old daughter to NYC right after Christmas and may just have to get that ornament! Thanks as always for the inspiration! ❤️
Thank you so much, Sharon! And you for sure need to get a keepsake ornament! xoxo, Sheaffer 🙂
Paige E says
I love that pic of Carter and the pups listening to him. You need to frame that one!
Your kitchen is so beautiful and I can’t stand how cute your goldens are! I just want to hug them! So many cute decorating ideas. I love everything! Heading over to the Macy’s website right now!
I loved the vintage ornaments the most! Reminded me of our childhood tree! Several years ago I bought bubble lights! That’s also what we had back in the 50’s! The grandkids all love them! Merry Christmas!!❤️
Your home is so cozy and inviting! Christmas is such a magical time of the year!! Merry Christmas!
Love this! My mom has a collection of 20+ nutcrackers that my dad’s mom has given her for every year they’ve been married. They seem never-ending!
Where do you find all of the little trays and pedestals you display items on? Specifically the little pedestal the santa mug is on and the round wood tray with the little knobs around the outside edge? I think it’s all the little extras that make your decorating so gorgeous. I love your black floral tray also. I inherited one of those from my mother.
Hi, Nancy! I got the small pedestal on a trip to Magnolia! The tray with the knobs came from a store in downtown McKinney. And thank you so much for your sweet words! xoxo, Sheaffer 🙂
Love that you mention your collection of ornaments, we have many for each of our children and our kids love putting up ‘their’ ornaments. I see so many people with the perfectly decorated designer tree where every ornament matches, it is refreshing to see one full of memories that still looks beautiful shared on a blog. Thanks for sharing and being real.
cassie // hi sugarplum says
Everything looks so good and festive!!! and sweet Carter in his christmas PJs, so stinking cute! I’m obsessed with those little plates too, such an awesome price!
Susan s Dobbs says
So fun, festive, cozy and beautiful! Carter and the pups are just so precious!
Love the decorations! I noticed that you still have your pup Scout’s stocking still up. We had to put our beautiful Golden down last month (she was diagnosed with an incredibly aggressive tumor), and I put her stocking up this year anyway. It made me happy to see the stocking of your sweet boy too. Merry Christmas!
Hi, Kelly! I’m so sorry for your loss. We will always keep Scout’s stocking up. He’s a part of our family forever. xoxo
Noted and I think we may do the same. xoxo
I think I need to add your Nutcracker to my collections! I love it all!
Amanda Franks says
Where did you find the awesome rug in your kitchen?
Hi, Amanda! It was from Homegoods several months ago, but it was very inexpensive. Like under $40 I think. Not great quality, but we are hard on our kitchen rugs, so we switch them out often! xoxo, Sheaffer 🙂
Caroline Klobas says
It’s taken me *all*day*long* but I finally placed a Macy’s Christmas decor order just now! I had to take advantage of the extra 30% off. Loved your home tour post today!
I love that you hung up Scout’s stocking. We lost our Golden last year, and also have a new puppy, and I just couldn’t part with Kacey’s stocking. And don’t worry…. new pup got her stocking hung up, too!
Hi, Jamie! So sorry about your loss. We will always leave Scout’s up! xoxo
Susan Jeffries says
Your home looks beautiful and your babies are so precious!
Kristen Smith says
Your home looks beautiful all dressed up for Christmas! Love it!
I fell in love with the woodland nutcracker – he’s part of my decor now too.
Mimi Ballard says
Hi! I love, love, love all your posts. I know the holidays are over, but i had to go back to this post. I’ve been searching for a chalkboard/mail center for my kitchen and your is perfect! Can you share where you found it?
Hi, Mimi! I grabbed it at Homegoods, but it was over 5 years ago. So sorry! 🙁 xoxo