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Home for the Holidays: Tree Classics’ Christmas Housewalk!

So excited to be partnering with Tree Classics for today’s post!  I was asked to be part of their Christmas Housewalk and to describe my ideal Christmas.  My kids and I talk about this all the time!  While we love Christmas Day, it’s more about the months leading up to Christmas for us.  Of course we love Christmas music, coming up with the perfect gifts for loved ones, and the decorating.. we really love the decorating around here. :)  But more than anything we just love the feeling in the air this time of year!  The feeling of Christ’s endless love for each and every one of us.  A time to focus on others and to recognize and appreciate all we have in our lives.  A perfect Christmas for me is spending the months leading up to that special day making memories with my family, giving to others, and noticing and appreciating all of life’s blessings.  Big and small.  Throw in a cozy pair of pajamas and It’s a Wonderful Life and I’m a happy girl. ;)
I’m so excited to show you how I’ve decorated our mudroom for the holidays!  Tree Classics let us pick out a tree to feature and I chose their Oregonian Slim Christmas Tree.  I was originally thinking of it for another spot in my house, but when it came and I assembled it I decided on a whim to try it in my mudroom in this space between our black dutch door off of our porch and our little mudroom closet.  Perfect fit!  It was like it had found its home.  :)  I love skinny trees.  I always have!  They are fun to put in unexpected places where space it at a premium and they are easy to decorate!  It doesn’t take much to make them look full and festive.  This tree is absolutely darling.  So easy to set up and I love the look of the branches.

I had so much fun putting this tree together!  I’ll share sources in an upcoming post but basically I just used red berries, snowflake ribbon, large wooden snowflakes, black bells, silver acorn ornaments and plaid balls.  Oh!  And little plaid reindeer I found at the dollar spot in Target. :)
I used a cute plaid deer to top it all off because well.. why not.  :)
Tree Classics also sent me this red buttoned up quilted velvet tree skirt.  Love it!  It’s so soft!  And if you just toured my family room Christmas decor yesterday you know how I feel about traditional Christmas colors.  #bringonthered
I’ve been collecting this fun wrapping paper for years and was excited to finally use it under this tree!  Plaid and black and white striped ribbon?  Yes please!   I also tossed in a little black lantern because well.. why not?  :)
Here is a peek around the rest of the room!  A cozy throw and pillows make our little bench feel welcoming.
My 123 key holder is holding three random ornaments.  All unique just like my three kids.  (It’s just not me if I don’t add a small amount of sentimental sap to each post..)  ;)
You can see a peek of my stair garland around the corner!  Coming soon with more decor to a blog near you. :)
My favorite part of this little tree?  The lights!  I love the way it lights up our mudroom!  It has a lot of lights for such a skinny tree and they give off such a warm glow.   This mudroom is right off of our garage and our main family entrance into our home.  We are in and out of this room so many times each day.
It just sparkles and makes us all so happy every time we walk in the door!
My long time favorite SKI LIFT sign completed the look in this room.  The arrow is actually pointing to our laundry room.  As close to a ski lift as we’ll get in San Diego!  Our piles of laundry make a lousy substitute.  (Apparently it’s just not me if I also don’t attempt to add a cheesy joke in each post.. my husband will give me a hard time for that one.  He doesn’t think I’m nearly as funny as I think I am… ha!)  ;)   
The rest of our mudroom is also decked for the holidays!  I added red ribbon and some favorite snowflake ornaments to my baskets.
And found a new runner that is perfect for this space because it doesn’t catch on our door!
I didn’t add anything else because this room is a dumping ground for back packs, shoes, papers, any and everything the kids bring home from school.  I wish I could tell you that having a set place for those things meant the floor in this room stayed perfectly clean, but not so.  At least with my crew.  The good news is that it’s a breeze to pick up.  :)
Another thing I’ve loved about my new slim tree is that it looks so pretty from the outside!  I love pulling up to my house and seeing it shine through our mudroom door.
So pretty at night.
Thank you Tree Classics for adding so much Christmas cheer to our mudroom!
Make sure you check out the rest of the talented bloggers on this tour!  So excited to see what they did with their trees.  If you are new to my blog thanks for stopping by!  Make sure you sign up for my e-mail list so you don’t miss a post!  Lots of fun decorating and organizing in our future. :)  Happy holidays!

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xoxo, Erin
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46 thoughts on “Home for the Holidays: Tree Classics’ Christmas Housewalk!

  1. Wow! Who would have thought a skinny tree could add such an impact to your mudroom. It looks fantastic! I was thinking at first that this is the door you go into and out of daily and wondered how in the world you didn’t knock it down or mess up the presents. Then I realized it was another door you used. Duh. I would have thought the bigger ornaments would overwhelm that little guy, but they really don’t. Love the red and black together and the plaid reindeer for the topper. Heck all the details are terrific. What a welcoming sight! Thanks so much for sharing. Oh and I did get a giggle over the sign pointing to the laundry room. I say, let the laundry pile up and try to ski down the pile…or sled down it with that little sled on the mantle. ;) I say you are plenty funny! I so enjoy your humor. Thanks for the tour of the mudroom in all its finery, too. :) Have a great day!

    1. Yea! So happy you like it Jeanne! I was worried about that with the big snowflakes too so I only bought three! And happy you like my ski pile joke.. ha ha. I’ll show my husband your comment and say “see! SOME people get me.” Ha! :) Enjoy your day cutie! xo

    1. Nordstrom and Target! I’m going to share links to all sources this Friday Nichcole so check back! I was just too tired to add them to my post last night. :) xo

  2. I absolutely love what you did with your mudroom! So clever! Just the little touches of red make it festive, even if it is a utility space. Just gorgeous, Erin!

  3. Erin, that mud room is to die for…even without the Christmas decor!
    I’m with you on the red! Gorgeous, just gorgeous!

  4. Lovely!!! So warm and inviting….one question, though…do you use that mud room door? Look like the tree is smack dab in the way of opening it! I was very tempted to put a slim tree in front of the door to our back deck in a room we affectionately call “the cubby” (picture butlers pantry in the making) but was afraid it would at least partially block the exterior door. Maybe you don’t actually use that entrance?? Anyway love, love, love it…and keep the inspiration coming!! HO, HO, HO!!! :) <3

    1. Thank you so much Rene! Thrilled you like it! You can totally get in and out of the mudroom door! We just can’t swing it too wide. We don’t use that door as much this time of year so I wasn’t too worried about it but it does still work. :) Happy holidays cutie! Thanks again! xo

  5. Erin-you weren’t joking when you said you had a lot of posts coming this month! The past few mornings I have been so happy to see an email that a new post is up! Lots of LOVE and questions about this post: What size is that Christmas tree skirt? I added a few slim pencil trees this year to my house and have been having such a hard time finding the right size tree skirt. I even feel like a 48″ is too big and bunches up in the back. I’m thinking about throwing in the towel and trying to make one on my own (a no-sew one of course!) but that would mean that I have to find some time to do that SOOOO still thinking about. Next thing is, do you have any of your lights on a timer? If so, how does that work throughout your indoor/outdoor? And BTW, I literally LOL’d with your ski piles! Happy Hump Day! :)

    1. Thank you so much Tiffany! Makes my day you are happy to see new posts coming in! I know..this month is a marathon. I don’t know how I’m going to fit it all in I have so much to share! If only I didn’t need to sleep.. ha! :) I think I have the 60″ tree skirt! It’s big so I just bunched it up. I’m using a throw for a tree skirt in another room you’ll see soon so maybe that would work? We have all of our outdoor lights on a timer, but not indoor. My kids always like to turn on the inside stuff. :) Happy holidays cutie! Thanks again for such a fun comment! xo

  6. Ahhh I love your little tree in the mudroom. It is the cutest. Those decorations are darling. I came home after work yesterday and our Christmas tree had fallen…ornaments shattered. Guess it gives me a reason to buy some new ones for next year. Love this inspiration. xxoo

  7. Erin, your trees are absolutely gorgeous! LOVE this one and your big tree in the family room. I totally agree, Christmas does not feel like Christmas without red. I’m taking notes for my home for next year :) I can imagine how cozy and inviting your house feels this time of year. You are so talented friend!!

    1. Thank you Julia! So kind of you to say that! Cozy and inviting is definitely what I strive for this time of year. :) That made my day! Happy holidays sweet friend! xo

  8. Love it Erin! I totally thought you’d put a tree in your formal living room, but how fun to have it in the mud room, perfect greeting everytime you come home! It’s gorgoeus!! They picked the perfect person to showcase one of their trees! So are you putting a tree in your formal living room? And dining room? With all that room in the new house you can have a collection of trees!

    1. Ha! I’m laughing at your comment Josie! Kenny has been giving me such a hard time this year about all the trees I’m putting everywhere! :) Yes! One in the formal living room too. It’s coming soon. :) Thanks cutie! I’m so happy you like my little mudroom tree. xo

  9. Found you via Bower Power & so glad that I did. I love your Christmas décor & especially the tree toppers. We use unusual toppers also. We’re currently using a snowman. Where did you get the plaid reindeer, he’s adorable?

    1. Thank you so much Stacy! I’m so happy you found me. :) I got that deer from a store called Tai Pan. :) Love the idea of using a snowman! Happy holidays! xo

  10. Erin! You nailed it!!! Your tree turned out so ADORABLE and what a perfect place to have it in your mudroom! I love it! Your kids are lucky to have such a talented momma that makes every room in the home so fun and special. Ps. I want your door ;)

    1. You are such a sweetheart Shauna! Thank you! Excited to see yours. ;) And I have a feeling I’m going to be wanting A LOT of what you have going on in your home before long! :) Can’t wait! xo

  11. Well I think you’re pretty funny, Erin! Your blog is a joy to read. I love that tree. Somehow a tree on the porch has been on my mind lately to add to future decorating plans. I don’t know if my hubby will like the idea of storing and setting up another tree every year, but it sure would look very pretty on our porch though. The size of your tree would definitely fit the bill.

    1. Well thank you Debbie. :) So sweet of you to say! I put tress on my porch every year! They are little so not too big of a hassle to store. I love the lights. :) Happy holidays cutie! xo

  12. Every time I think you can’t top your holiday decorations you always do. Love your home! I’m sure you’ve answered this in the past but I thought I’d ask again. Where did you get your ski lift sign? I need one of those.

    1. Megan! So sweet of you! I’m so happy you like it! That ski sign was from PB years ago but I found a few similar signs that I’ll share links to on Friday. I got too tired last night to share sources in this post.. ha! :) xo

  13. Erin, this tree is amazing, of course with your touch!! I love all of the decorations you’ve chosen and, I love that you put a tree in your mud room! Only you can do that that and get away with it! It’s so, so perfect!!! Love all of your other touches in the room too! All so fun! Merry Christmas my friend!! Xo

    1. Thank you so much Bree! It means so much to me that you like it! You are the MASTER of decor and styling. You’re seriously my most favorite decorator EVER. (And a favorite friend too.) :) Love you cutie! xo

  14. Erin, what a cute skinny tree you chose for your mudroom. Thank you for joining us in the House Walk this year and sharing your beautiful Christmas cheer and your beautiful home, which I always love to see!! Merry Christmas my friend, to you and yours!!

    1. So fun hearing from you this morning Rhoda! Thank you! I really appreciate you thinking of me for this.. it was so much fun! Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family as well! xo

  15. Oh my word! I adore that skinny tree!!! It looks completely precious from outside. And I gotta admit, I am completely in love with your mudroom. Happy holidays Erin!

  16. Love your style, Erin, & this addition of a Christmas tree to your mudroom takes the cake! I’m curious what that small white door is for? Everything is beautiful as always.

  17. Erin! This room is perfection! My mudroom looks like an actual bomb went off. I never even thought about putting a tree in it, but I think you found the perfect solution! And let’s talk about the decorations… perfection, my dear! I love those big ol’ snowflakes! Merry Christmas to you and yours! xox, Emily

    1. So fun to hear from you Emily! Thank you sweet friend! So happy you like it all. :) Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family! xo

  18. Hello Erin, I love your blogs and your style! I get so many tips from you. I realize the snowflakes and acorn ornaments are most likely no longer available but can you please share where you originally purchased them from. I have scoured your blogs and can not seem to find a link for these items. You shared a similar snowflake ornament but it doesn’t appear that you shared these at least not that I could locate. Thanks so much. I always look forward to your blogs but your holiday ones in particular are my favorite. Have a great day.

    1. So sweet of you Melissa.. thank you! I got those ornaments from a store called Tai Pan that has since gone out of business! Such a bummer you can’t get them anymore. If I ever find anything similar I’ll share them on my blog. Thank you again for your sweet words.. means so much! xo

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