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Holiday Home Tour Part 2


HOliday home tour

Holiday Home Tour part II

Just the other day I showed you my Holiday Home during the Blog Hop “Home for Christmas”. Today I’m excited to publish my Holiday Home Tour Part 2 ! 

Entry way

Our entry way is small, but functional. For Fall, I decorated the walls with little chalkboards, you can find out how I made them hereNow, I changed them for the Christmas season. I like to keep it simple and airy here…

bench with star


bench with chalboards


Chalkboard Entrance Wall



From here we’ll go right into the kitchen. My kitchen is tiny, but I love to have a little breakfast area in it, where my girls can sit down in the mornings and start their day! So I changed the big chalkboard I have above the table to a holiday theme. I wrapped lights around it and they each have a little holiday place mat. The little Christmas tree on the table is actually a candle light, my mother gave me long long time ago… We light it in the morning and it’s just so cozy having breakfast here together.

Kitchen new


Kitchen Chalkboard close


Santa in the kitchen


Going Upstairs

First,  going up the stairs, hangs my popsicle stick star 

Staircase untenThis is one of the wooden X~mas words I made the other day. I just leaned it against the wall on top of one of the canvases on my staircase wall.

JoY 2

Upstairs, you can see my easy toilet paper roll wreaths on the wall. I decorated the hallway and stairs with an evergreen garland I purchased some years ago at the dollar store. I added ornaments, lights and two of the easy garlands I made the other day. Keep and eye out for the post with a tutorial on how I made them, it’ll be coming soon! 
upstairs hall way 2


Staircase side


Staircase 2

A few years back, I sewed this easy felt stockings for my daughters. They are hanging on their door knob now, and on the 6th of December, my girls wake up to filled stockings. It’s a German tradition, that on the night from the 5th to the 6th of December, St. Nikolaus goes door to door leaving mandarins and nuts in peoples boots. That’s why, originally, you leave your boots in front of your door. Except if you have two nibbly, cheeky bunnies in your garden, then, you might wanna hang a stocking on your doorknob. 😉 

Stocking 1


Stocking 2

Friends, this was my second and last part of this year’s holiday home tour! I hope you enjoyed it! Have yourself a merry little Christmas…. XO




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  • Amberjane
    20/12/2015 at 12:45

    Your home is gorgeous I love it – thank you for Sharing with Pin Worthy Wednesday

    • Katrin
      21/12/2015 at 11:57

      Thanks so much!!! 🙂

  • Christine
    19/12/2015 at 06:25

    Toll Karin, Merry Christmas

    • Katrin
      19/12/2015 at 09:09

      Thanks Christine!!! Are you German???

  • Vel
    16/12/2015 at 22:06

    So glad you had a part 2 since I wanted to see so much more of your lovely home! Thank you again for sharing your Holiday Home at the 12 days of Christmas Blogger Tour Link Party! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

    • Katrin
      17/12/2015 at 09:42

      Hahaha..thanks so much! I appreciate it! Happy Holidays to you and your family as well 🙂

  • Donna
    16/12/2015 at 07:54

    You have such a lovely and festive home! I especially liked the felt stockings that you made. Thanks for sharing at Funtastic Friday! Merry Christmas!

    • Katrin
      16/12/2015 at 14:41

      Thank you Donna, I appreciate it! 🙂

  • Betty
    16/12/2015 at 06:55

    Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop

  • Sam
    16/12/2015 at 06:45

    So glad I checked out Part II! I love your use of chalkboards all over the house, too cute (and I like that you can change them seasonally without having to purchase more things). I didn’t know about that German tradition, so it’s really nice to give your children a part of it…those stockings are adorable. Your home is lovely, thank you for sharing it at Welcome Home Wednesday (I’m actually really glad I found your blog, I like what I see so much, I’m going to follow on Pinterest!)

    • Katrin
      16/12/2015 at 14:40

      Hi Sam, I’m happy you like my Holiday Home! Thanks for visiting! I love chalkboards…what can I say! My girls really love those stockings…;)

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  • Diana
    14/12/2015 at 05:19

    I love your simple, clean style Katrin–your house looks just lovely–so inviting and sweet. I think I’m most enamored by your gallery wall in the entry way with all the mini-chalkboards, but I love every other part of your house as well 🙂 Thanks so much for joining us at Vintage Charm!

    • Katrin
      14/12/2015 at 22:06

      Thanks Diana! That means so much to me! Those little chalkboards are nice, because I can really use them all year and just doodle on them what I like in the moment, I really like them as well…

  • Danielle Dortch
    12/12/2015 at 17:15

    All of your Christmas decor is so beautiful! I love how it flows so seamlessly with your whole house. Love it!!

    • Katrin
      12/12/2015 at 23:34

      Thanks Danielle, I’m happy you like it…I don’t like to overload it… 🙂

  • Nikki Frank-Hamilton
    11/12/2015 at 22:42

    Your home is so clean, pretty and fun. Your girls have a great place to grow up, it’s just lovely! The chalk boards are the best, and I love how you doodled them to fit the season. BTW, the star leaning up against the bench under the chalkboards…what is it made of? So cute and rustic! Love it too!!!

    • Katrin
      12/12/2015 at 08:40

      Oh, it was clean for the fotos…hehe, well, you know with kids there are always little messes everywhere, which is ok, and that day everyone was out and about so I had the house to myself for the fotos…The star is beautiful, isn’t it? Also a find of mine in a canadian store ( Winners ), it’s made out of little pieces of driftwood! I love it too! Thanks for coming over Nikki!!!

  • JoanMarie
    11/12/2015 at 04:01

    Hello Katrin – your holiday home is simply gorgeous! I love your style and you have such a unique way of styling everything together so perfectly. Just Lovely!

    • Katrin
      11/12/2015 at 11:33

      Thank you Joan Marie, I really appreciate it!!!

  • Robyn
    11/12/2015 at 01:17

    That’s a brilliant idea to use chalkboards to decorate you home, so that you can always have something that reflects the season. Of course it helps that you’re brilliant at little drawings and designs! You home looks beautiful and festive – Merry Christmas 🙂

    • Katrin
      11/12/2015 at 11:34

      Yes, I love chalkboards and what you can do with them! These little ones look really cute…Thanks so much Robyn, I’m happy you stopped by!!!

  • Heaven Smiling
    10/12/2015 at 21:31

    I think my favorite is your entry and stairwell. Everything is so light and bright what color does appear really stands our. Nicely done! Stopping by from Your Inspired Design.

  • Keri
    10/12/2015 at 05:39

    Katrin, I enjoyed the second part of your Christmas home tour!! The entryway and staircase look fantastic!! I love those stockings you made!! In church, growing up, we would always get peanuts and oranges in bags after Christmas Eve service and now I know the story behind the tradition. Thanks for sharing your home on your blog! 🙂 I look forward to the upcoming tutorial!

    • Katrin
      10/12/2015 at 22:54

      Thank you Keri! The St. Nikolaus tradition is very nice. I’m happy you like the rest of the house…:)

  • Cara
    09/12/2015 at 20:07

    Love your decor. Your home is so crisp, clean, and pretty!

    • Katrin
      09/12/2015 at 21:00

      Thank you Cara!!!

  • Crystal
    09/12/2015 at 17:32

    Your home looks amazing and very festive! Your home looks very beautiful.

    • Katrin
      09/12/2015 at 21:01

      Thanks Crystal! I’m so happy you like it!!!

  • sherry
    09/12/2015 at 16:24

    Your home is beautiful. The wood star caught my attention too. It looks like driftwood and it looks great the way you have it displayed. Thanks for sharing your home with us!

    • Katrin
      09/12/2015 at 16:31

      Thank you so much Sherry! yes, the star is made out of driftwood, I bought it years back in Canada. I really like it too! Thanks for stopping by!

  • Leanne
    09/12/2015 at 14:45

    I love your decorations – especially the stair rail drapery and the chalk boards – really beautiful!

    • Katrin
      09/12/2015 at 16:17

      Thanks so much Leanne, I really like that too, I’ve never decorated the stair rail before…

  • Brianna
    09/12/2015 at 14:44

    I really like the wooden star in the entry. Did you make that? It all flows nicely from room to room.

    • Katrin
      09/12/2015 at 16:18

      Hi Brianna, no, I bought that star a few years back in Canada at Winners and I love it too. It’s really unique I think! Thanks for visiting!

  • Lynn Spencer
    09/12/2015 at 13:00

    Lovely, Lovely Katrin! The German tradition of the stockings with oranges and nuts is a nice one. So, do your stocking come back out on Christmas morning as well? And that the stockings are made by you makes them so very special.
    And looking forward to reading about how you made that paper garland. This has been my ‘garland’ year, but I am in need of a wee bit of garland for one more spot and yours looks like it’ll fit the bill perfectly.
    I really enjoy learning about all the different ways Christmas is celebrated throughout the world. Thanks for sharing your home and your traditions.

    Kisses, Lynn

    • Katrin
      09/12/2015 at 16:21

      Hello Lynn! I’m happy you like the second part of my home tour! No, our stockings stay where they are and won’t be filled again…enough is enough…lol…just kidding. No, but we really don’t fill them again. And I think most people in Germany really do the boots, it’s just us and our bunnies…we use stockings. The garlands will be up next week, they are super easy too! Thanks for stopping by!!!

  • Mary-the boondocks blog
    09/12/2015 at 12:34

    Katrin what beauty and warmth. My favorite nook is in the kitchen. That little table is so pretty and festive. I love all of the red details on there. And I can just picture you in the morning with the little Christmas light all lit up. She staircase is also very cheery and warm. The garland is adorable. I wanted to ask you about the star that you have leaning against the bench in thc entryway. What is that made of, it looks like wood pieces. That immediately grabbed my eye with its rustic beauty. .

    • Katrin
      09/12/2015 at 16:25

      Hi Mary! Yes, the kitchen spot is cozy and I love hanging out there in the morning with my girls while they are having their breakfast (and I’m zippin on my coffee)… The star I made out of driftwood pieces, but I bought it years ago in Canada! Isn’t it lovely? I love it and I even keep it during the whole year, I just hang it outside on the wall, it actually also could be a star fish…when it’s up on the wall. Thanks for stopping by Mary!

  • Pili
    09/12/2015 at 06:59

    Your home is so pretty Katrin, love all the details you have. Santa sitting on the blackboard is so cute!! I can’t wait for the tutorial on the garland, I’ve seen some and love them, so I want to make one too

    • Katrin
      09/12/2015 at 16:26

      Thank you Pili! That Santa is pretty old too, from when we used to live in Germany… I like him too! The garlands will be up next week!