It’s the Bloggers’ Best Holiday Home Tour! Over the next week, visit 35 bloggers’ Christmas homes! Today, we kick things off with a tiny home Christmas tour from My Wee Abode!
A TINY HOME CHRISTMAS TOUR
Welcome to My Wee Abode! I’m Julie, a 57ish (okay, okay… I’ll be 58 on Christmas Eve) mom of two (four, if you count my daughter-in-love and son-in-love) and g’ma to five (soon-to-be-six) grands that I fondly call my jellybeans!
I hope you are enjoying the first day of the Bloggers’ Best Holiday Home Tour! We are all so thankful to our sweet friend Kelly from The Tattered Pew for hosting and organizing this five-day-event!
If you are visiting from Yvonne at StoneGable, a special welcome to you! Yvonne’s home is sigh-worthy, and I know her heart is to bring glory to the Lord through her lovely Tanglewood home… and she does!
Christmas In a Tiny Apartment
My Wee Abode is a 900+ square foot apartment located in a 55+ community here in So Cal.
My mother and I share our home, as I am her primary caregiver. Mom lives with dementia and the Lord has seen fit to bless me with early retirement this year in order to take care of her and begin blogging as close to full-time as possible. 🙂
So, this year’s tour includes LOTS of photos of our first Christmas here at My Wee Abode 2.0. Not only will you see our Christmas decor during the day, but I’m excited to be sharing a bit of twinkling lights, too!
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Warm-up the Season with a Family Christmas Movie…
If you are wanting to kick-off the season with a holiday movie that EVERYONE can enjoy, here is a huge list of G-rated Christmas movies! You’re welcome!
Why Decorate for Christmas?
Some people may ask, “Why decorate so much for Christmas?”
Well, the first and foremost answer is, because we are created to create!
“C’mon, Julie… Created to decorate for Christmas?”
Totally! Let’s take it back to the beginning…
THE Creator created us in His own image. So, since we are created in HIS image, we are creative, just like Him!
Whether your creativity shows-up in using makeup, styling hair, woodworking, organizing, or even Christmas decorating, all this is a reflection of God and being created in His image. Kinda cool, right?
And what better time to reflect the Lord’s image than at Christmas… the season when we celebrate God coming to Earth in human form to offer His free gift of salvation!
So, let’s see how the Lord inspired My Wee Abode’s ‘reflection’ this year!
Tiny Home King of Christmas Tree
This year, I am so happy to be working with King of Christmas! (Thus we’ve been enjoying our tree since October, as we had some deadlines to meet in early November!)
This 7.5 foot Queen Flock Slim tree is the perfect size for MWA. The tree includes 650 warm LED lights, and there’s no messing with wires on this tree with the special Power Pole Technology. Just pop-in each layer of the tree to the other, plug in, and voila! (And I just checked… as of the writing of this post, you can save an additional $100 off the already discounted price, making this more affordable and a great investment!)
The branches easily bend and the point branches add a delicate look to this tree!
This year’s Christmas color palette is muted red and mint.
I have to admit, I decided on this color scheme LAST year, when I could find the muted red ornaments. But this year? This year, it’s been pretty much like mission impossible to get my hands on any soft red-colored ornaments.
So I pulled out MY bag of tricks (just like Tom Cruise does in the movies… well, not QUITE as cool as *his* bag), and DIY’d some of my own custom color ornaments! Even Tom’s team could make these with this tutorial!
Tiny Home Christmas Living Area
Through-out My Wee Abode, you can see the muted red and mint Christmas color palette.
My new white sofa is make it’s debut today!
The TV console is sporting a gorgeous King of Christmas 9′ x 12″ King Flock® Garland with LED Lights. This is the fourth year using this garland, and it’s still as lovely as when it first showed up on my doorstep!
These regal silver bucks made their home amongst the pines this year and are also dressed up with a minty bow and red berries!
My silver pillar holders are another special gift from when Pier 1 was still open. The silver candle rings are super easy to make!
A Christmas Cabinet
It’s always fun to decorate the cabinet!
Adding some mint green ornaments to a wooden pedestal bowl is simple and pretty. Pro-tip: Place some crumpled paper or a foam round inside to fill most of the bowl, then add less ornaments!
Christmas Dining Area
The dining area has a few touches, as well!
The berries that frame the word art above the sofa are probably my favorite decor this year, besides the tree. Unfortunately, the berries are about as ghost-like as the muted red ornaments! So, again, being creative comes in handy! Praise God! 😉
A metal tray with more ornaments and some faux greenery is a simple and affordable addition to our drop-leaf table!
Next to the dining area is my kitchen-cart-turned-coffee-cart-turned-buffet. Yep, my kitchen cart is too big for the actual kitchen, so it has gone through some changes since we moved-in this past April.
But, I love it!
I still can’t bear to share my kitchen. I’m still trying to decide whether it’s worth it to paint the cabinets. >.<
These metal houses are part of Target’s Wondershop Collection. This year, they are black tealight houses.
Add a large glass Christmas ornament to your home for a elegant, yet affordable, touch!
The little red sled is over 35 years old… a handcrafted gift from one of my bridesmaids. Looks pretty good, huh?
A Tiny Home Christmas Tour, At Night
As promised, here are a few photos of the lights twinkling at night!
The King Of Christmas Queen Flock Slim Tree has PLENTY of lights, don’t you think? No need to add any more in this gal’s opinion!
The ornaments really sparkle at night!
How about a tutorial for velvet ornaments (two different ways)?
The King of Christmas King Flock Garland looks even more amazing once it’s lit!
I hope you’ve enjoyed this tiny home Christmas tour!
Next on the tour, you won’t want to miss Aliya’s home at Open Doors, Open Hearts. Aliya’s decor is always cozy and so pretty, and her Christmas tour is no exception!
Be sure to come back here each day this week to visit all of the lovely homes on the tour!
Bloggers’ Best Holiday Home Tours
This week I am joining some of my blogging friends for the Bloggers’ Best Holiday Home Tours 2022. Thirty-five talented and creative women will be opening their homes up for you to tour all week long. You can visit each Christmas home tour by clicking the links below.