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We’re so excited to be a part of this awesome Christmas tour of homes hosted by Lindsay of The White Buffalo Styling Co!  We’re kicking today’s tours off, and if you’re new around here, welcome to our little corner of the blogosphere.

This is the kind of place you can sit with a cup of coffee and read about our ramblings/reflections, check out some of our projects, or shop talk posts.  We hope you’ll stick around for a while.

This year’s Christmas is beautiful for me, after just wrapping up our book.  We made a monster mess decorating, but the house is sort of coming together.  Sort of.

Perfectly Imperfect Christmas Home Tour

We’ll start in our entry, which we already shared.  You can read about our holiday-decorating-with-kid philosophies here.  We kept it simple, using natural greenery and sprinkling bits of sparkle here and there.

Perfectly Imperfect Christmas Home Tour

I’m a pretty big fan of artificial snow…we lack that part of the holiday season here in sweet home Alabama.

Our entry opens directly into the living room…

Perfectly Imperfect Christmas Home Tour

The living room gets the most decorating, with ornaments in bowls and our driftwood, and holds the papa tree.  We stuck to a lot of metallics, but I love to infuse pops of red into our blue/white/gray color scheme during the holidays.

Perfectly Imperfect Christmas Home Tour

I know this is kind of silly, but this driftwood is one of my most favorite possessions.  That guy gets filled with all sorts of decor seasonally, but it is usually left as is.

Perfectly Imperfect Christmas Home Tour

This is our living room, left pretty much the way it usually is…minus the piles of toys.  We threw festive pillows on the neutral furniture to pep it up a bit.

Perfectly Imperfect Christmas Home Tour

Perfectly Imperfect Christmas Home Tour

I wanted a simple, wintery mantel this year, and it all began with these J-O-Y letters I got from Son of Whale on Etsy.  LOVE these!

Perfectly Imperfect Christmas Home Tour

I used silver balls, garland, and white accents like the bottlebrush trees, painted books, and snowballs from our shop.  I also brought the grain sack stockings home from our store…couldn’t help it.

Perfectly Imperfect Christmas Home Tour

This is probably one of the pieces I’ll never paint…maybe.  Plopping some antlers and fresh greenery on it was all it needed.  All this texture makes me oh so happy.

Perfectly Imperfect Christmas Home Tour

Perfectly Imperfect Christmas Home Tour

This year our tree has mostly whites and metallics, and white tallow berry stems, with our special ornaments mixed in.  I went for no garland, and I really like how many ornaments we were able to stuff into the tree.  I keep adding more, and might keep going, but it was time to stop and snap a picture.

Perfectly Imperfect Christmas Home Tour

Perfectly Imperfect Christmas Home Tour

Perfectly Imperfect Christmas Home Tour

I love using fresh greenery and wreaths, and this old window came from an architectural salvage shop in New Orleans.

Perfectly Imperfect Christmas Home Tour

We keep it very simple in the kitchen, limiting most decor to edible snacks and hot chocolate supplies.  Our peppermint wreath tradition continued this year…if you haven’t made one with your little ones, do it.  Tons of fun.  Just hang it high enough so they won’t lick it every time they walk by.

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Perfectly Imperfect Christmas Home Tour

Perfectly Imperfect Christmas Home Tour

I’m a huge fan of big candy canes and candy cane spoons for decor, and bonus, you get to eat them.  The spoons would make a great gift, too…yum.

Perfectly Imperfect Christmas Home Tour

Our kitchen opens into the dining room, and I like to keep tablescapes conversation-friendly in here.

Perfectly Imperfect Christmas Home Tour

And I’m a rule breaker.  I totally mix blue mason jars with silver and fine china.

Perfectly Imperfect Christmas Home Tour

Perfectly Imperfect Christmas Home Tour

Perfectly Imperfect Christmas Home Tour

I splurged this year and ordered two beautiful fresh mixed green wreaths from One Kings Lane…they smell heavenly and are supposed to last up to a year if kept inside.  Maybe I won’t kill them off too quickly.

Perfectly Imperfect Christmas Home Tour

Perfectly Imperfect Christmas Home Tour

Perfectly Imperfect Christmas Home Tour

Perfectly Imperfect Christmas Home Tour

Perfectly Imperfect Christmas Home Tour

A bit of the holidays made its way into our laundry room…and the rug is crazy wrinkled and that’s how it stays most of the time.  #keepingitreal

We recently started working on our back porch in phases.  We’ve finished the swinging daybed, table, and just had the ceiling finished, so it is still waiting for paint and a new fan, but I couldn’t resist a little decking out here…

Perfectly Imperfect Christmas Home Tour

Perfectly Imperfect Christmas Home Tour

Perfectly Imperfect Christmas Home Tour

In the playroom/homeschooling room, it’s all kid-friendly and colorful.  Homemade ornaments and felt trees mix with some of the kids’ favorite trains and Santas.

Perfectly Imperfect Christmas Home Tour

Perfectly Imperfect Christmas Home Tour

Perfectly Imperfect Christmas Home Tour

Perfectly Imperfect Christmas Home Tour

The guest room and bath decor is simple.  A mini burlap wrapped tree sits by the bed and some faux snow on the chest of drawers is as far as we got in here, but I love having just a little touch for holiday guests.

Perfectly Imperfect Christmas Home Tour

Perfectly Imperfect Christmas Home Tour

Since I just crammed 50ish pics of our home into one post, I thought I would save the kids’ rooms, theater, and office for tomorrow.  I hope you come back to see them, but here are some sneak peeks for you until then…

Perfectly Imperfect Christmas Home Tour

Perfectly Imperfect Christmas Home Tour

World, meet Stella.  She rocks my socks off right now.

Perfectly Imperfect Christmas Home Tour

I hope you enjoyed part 1 of our Holiday home tour!  Come back tomorrow for the rest, and Merry Christmas to you wonderful folks from our home to yours.

If you want to see the office, and part 2 of our Christmas Home Tour, click here.

To see Christmas in The Kids’ Rooms, click here.

Be sure to continue the tour over at my sweet friend, Traci’s, cottage farmhouse, at Beneath My Heart, and follow along the rest of the tour.  I’ve listed all the homes and days below.  Tons of beautiful inspiration awaits for y’all.

Monday:
Roeshel – DIY Showoff
Jess and Monica – East Coast Creative
Laura – Finding Home
Jesse – Scout & Nimble
Sarah – Sarah M. Dorsey
Angela – Number Fifty-Three
Gwen – The Makerista
Brittany – Brittany Makes
Tuesday:
Anneke – This, That, & Life
Caitlin – Desert Domicile
Sarah – The Thriftress
Carolyn – Sweet Chaos Home
Shavonda – A Home Full of Color
Wednesday:
Jamie – C.R.A.F.T.
Lucy – Craftberry Bush
Michelle – Decor and the Dog
Whitney – The Curtis Casa
Kristin – Bliss at Home
Summer – Simple Stylings
 Kelly – View Along the Way
Thursday:
Jenna – SAS Interiors
Chris – Just a Girl 
Michelle – Iron and Twine
Amanda – Our Humble Abode
Julia – Cuckoo 4 Design
Bethany – Dwellings by Devore
Lindsay – Makely Home
Jennifer – Dimples and Tangles
Friday:
Traci – Beneath My Heart
Kristin – Hunted Interior
Eileen – A Creative Day
Gabbi – Retro Ranch Reno
Kristen – KFD Designs 
Jessica – Dear Emmeline 
Sarah – Royal Marigold
Carmel – Our Fifth House

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