Well, I hope you’re ready for a little more home touring after last week’s annual Holiday Home Tour! Today we’re joining our friend Marty at A Stroll Thru Life as thirty bloggers show off their houses all decorated for Christmas.
If you’re visiting from Jenn’s place over at Clean and Scentsible, welcome! She’s one of my favorite bloggers for effortlessly combining decorating, crafting, and organization. It can be hard to do all three well, but not for her!
If this is your first time visiting, then you can read all about me and my blogging partner, Amy, in this post. We just celebrated our ten year “blog-iversary” but we’ve been friends ever since we were college roommates back in the day. Since we both share our homes on this blog, if you’re looking for even more holiday decorating inspiration, just visit THIS page.
Come on in, the elevator opens right into our apartment:
My husband and I are currently living in Stuttgart, Germany, while our kids are back in the States at college. We’re adjusting to empty-nest living but are definitely looking forward to when they come home for Christmas!
Because we live in downtown Stuttgart, we’re in a flat, but it’s very spacious by German standards (about 2000 sf) and has a killer view of the city.
We have a pretty big apartment by German standards, about 2000sf.
Most of my decor is antique or vintage from flea markets and thrift shops (here and in the States).
The silhouette collection in my entry hallway is growing; while I have several of my own children in the dining room, these are all random strangers.
The other hallway leads to the bedrooms and one of the bathrooms, and the animals keep an eye on things.
Our main tree is in the dining room. While most Germans put up live trees, they don’t have them out early enough for the blogging calendar, so I had to buy a flocked artificial one this year, prelit with 220V bulbs.
You can see the rest of our dining room in this post; some of my favorite European finds (like the mirror) are in this room.
I’ve bought quite a few chandeliers and wall sconces that need to be hung but the electrician canceled on me and I’m still trying to get him to reschedule!
Our living room and dining room are open, which I love since it’s not the norm in German apartments.
Our living room opens onto our terrace, although trust me, these doors aren’t open often during our long and cold winters!
I’ll be back next week with our kitchen and bedrooms. Now, head over to see Jayne at Chalking Up Success, and don’t forget to check out all the tours this week:
Monday Dec 6th
Tuesday December 7th
Wednesday December 8th
Thursday December 9th
Friday December 10th