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Christmas Home Tour 2018

‘Seasoned’ Greetings!! You are invited to our virtual Christmas Home Tour! The last time we did a Holiday open house was Dec 2014 (I was pregnant then and it was our last Christmas in our first home). Fast forward 4 years and we are spending our first Christmas in our new home, our long-awaited dream home where we plan to spend the rest of our Christmases (God willing).

P.S. I have a Christmas card waiting for you at the end of this post.

front porch christmas decorations

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Our move and the process of house hunting and then building was a whirlwind; stressful, exciting, draining, hopeful, time intensive, with some sweat and tears in the mix. I remember last Christmas when my husband spent Christmas Day shoveling snow out of our new house because our roof wasn’t on yet. That’s the sweat I’m referring to and all the many times we squeegeed and shopvaced water from the subfloor and crawlspace. It was all worth it from groundbreaking to when we finally moved in!

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Christmas Home Tour

Welcome friends! Come on in and let me pour you a virtual cup of hot cocoa, topped with all the marshmallows! Thanks for being part of Natasha’s Kitchen family and sharing in our joy. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a Wonderful New Year to you!!

Christmas coffee station

P.S. This caddy is from Pottery Barn along with the “Bambi”mug and “Fred” the snowman mug. The 2 tiny snowman mugs on the top tier are from Sur la Table. I have this caddy parked next to our Jura Espresso machine and it was so fun to be able to make a special cup of coffee for friends who stopped in for a visit.

I absolutely love being able to decorate the kitchen. We’ve been changing the decor with every new video on youtube and the holiday decor has been my favorite!

Christmas kitchen decorations

The Christmas Living Room:

Christmas in our new home is finally here and I feel like I made up for lost time. I started my decorating the day before Thanksgiving (as evidenced in my Instagram stories) and it turned out just as dreamy as I had hoped. I want to add more festive decor every year until we are officially the Christmas house (good thing there’s plenty of storage!).

Big thank you to Irina of Mint & Pine Design who helped us tastefully accessorize our living room to make our house presentable for the tour!

Above the mantle is a Samsung Frame TV or “Art TV” – I love that it rotates through various artwork because settling on 1 picture would be way too hard. The art tv is awesome! Also, we change the photos in the rotation to be seasonally appropriate – such a neat invention.

Christmas home tour

I finally found my stockings at Marshall’s (Queenwest brand 19″ stockings). I feel like you just know when you’ve found the right ones. And I scored these at $13 each.
The garland on the mantle, deer and little trees were from Hobby Lobby.

Christmas Card Holder Idea

I particularly love how this Christmas card display turned out. It was really easy – I used some red and white kitchen string (practical and great for gifts too!), secured with 3M stick-on hooks then I made red bows with some old red ribbon I had and purchased small cothespins at Target.

We hung this in the entrance of our home. I bet it would be lovely over a fireplace also!

Christmas Card Holder Idea

At the entry of our house was this mailbox – the kids had alot of fun hiding things in there. This came from Hobby Lobby.

Real Tree or Fake Tree??

We had a real tree this year after years with a fake one. It was a grand tree – measured at 11 feet and we knew right away it was our tree when we spotted it in the tree lot.

The theme was colorful this year – mainly because it was so big that it needed all the ornaments and because everything seemed to sparkle more after being in storage for 4 years.

Christmas tree decorated

I don’t know if I’m 100% convinced with having a real tree. Every day I touched it and worried that it was dying and it stopped drinking water 2 weeks before Christmas. I didn’t do that with my fake tree – ha! Although a fake tree has it’s flaws especially if it’s pre-lit and a section of lights goes out!

Which camp are you in – real tree or fake tree?

Oh and the lights on our tree were from Costco and I LOVE that they switch between colored and warm white LED lights (or you could choose one or the other). The kids loved the colors and I loved the variety. It took about 10 boxes and a stiff neck to light this mega tree (maybe that’s a good reason to buy a smaller tree!) 😉

Christmas Village Decor

I’ve always wanted a Christmas village and I bought the one for $100 at Costco this year. I adore this little village and my goal is to see it expand in the future. After I posted photos of it on Instagram stories, several of you gave me the idea for a snow blanket under the village – thank you! It looks way more awesome!!

Christmas village scene

The Best Advent House

This was the top rated advent house on Amazon. It’s so detailed, high quality and the doors stay closed. We bought if for about $85, but the price doubled after December 1st so get it early! I love that the compartments are big enough for small toys. The kids looked forward to this every morning.

The best advent house

Now all we need is a nativity set. I’m on the hunt for a good one and if you can point me to something cool, I’d be so excited!! Jesus is the reason for the season after all and I want the Christmas story and birth of Jesus to take center stage in our home.

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6

Merry Christmas to all and to all a Peaceful night!

Loads of Love and Christmas Cheer from Natasha, Vadim, Big D and Little D

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  • Beverly Hohner
    April 10, 2019

    Everything was just Beautiful Best Wishes in Your New House an Kitchen Blessing Love all the Decorating you did Awesome an Admirer Bev Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 10, 2019

      Thank you for watching our tour Beverly! Reply

  • Tami
    January 1, 2019

    May 2019 be Kind to Us All! Loved the photos… Look forward to more yummy recipes! Reply

  • Laurna Coluni
    December 30, 2018

    Thank you for all your delicious recipes I am always making. I enjoy watching you show us how to do and the funny videos you make me laugh.

    Happy and a Healthy Holiday & New Year to your friends & family. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 31, 2018

      You’re so nice! Thank you!! Happy New Year!! Reply

  • Alena
    December 30, 2018

    Merry Christmas!
    God bless! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 31, 2018

      Merry Christmas Alena!!! 🙂 Reply

  • Shinybathroom
    December 29, 2018

    Your decorating ideas looking really great. Thanks for sharing.

    You can visit my website for getting more kitchen decoration ideas.

     Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 29, 2018

      Thank you so much! I look forward to that! Reply

  • Sylvia
    December 28, 2018

    Natasha,

    I live your recipes and your new home is beautiful! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

    P.S. what color white paint did you use for your trim and fireplace. It looks beautiful with all the other colors in the room! Reply

  • Mara Moore
    December 28, 2018

    Dear Natasha,
    Since I discovered you and your fabulous easy recipes, I have been told that I am a fabulous Chef! Needless to say, it is all because of you! Your new home is beautiful!

    Happy New Year!
    Mara Reply

  • Marvin
    December 28, 2018

    thank you for sharing. wonderful photos, beautiful family.
    Recipes are great. Looking forward to 2019.
    Happy new year
    Reply

  • Patricia C. Sheehan
    December 28, 2018

    Natasha,
    What a lovely post. You are amazing so you must have amazing parents who raised you to be a wonderful daughter, sister, wife, mother and friend – not only to your friends but to all who enjoy your posts and videos.
    I can see that everything is done with love and gratitude. May your family and all those who enter your home feel the blessing of the love and peace which resides there. You have a beautiful home and family but a more beautiful heart.
    All the blessings of the new year! Reply

  • Zina P
    December 28, 2018

    Christ is Born! Glorify Him! May the New Year 2019 continue to be fruitful for you and yours. Thank you for the many gifts of sharing you have given to your readers. Your home is beautiful as well as your wonderful family. . .so happy for you! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 28, 2018

      Thank you so much, Zina!!! 🙂 Reply

  • Bella
    December 27, 2018

    Hi Natasha,
    You should try incorporating the Giving Manger into your holidays next year. It’s a really thoughtful tradition! 🙂 Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 27, 2018

      That’s a great idea! Thank you for sharing that with me! Reply

  • Milada Ewing
    December 27, 2018

    Beautiful family wish you happy New Year 2019 in yall lovely wonderful house. Thank you for sharing tasty recipes with us and dont make us fat next year, we like to eat like you and be skinny like you.
    Yours favorite reader Milada Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 27, 2018

      Awww that’s the best! Thank you so much for sharing that with me :). I’m all smiles! Reply

  • Lia Ducedre
    December 26, 2018

    Congratulations on your new home, it looks stunning decorated. Love your recipes. Merry Christmas to you and your family Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 26, 2018

      Thank you for that wonderful compliment! Reply

  • Sandy
    December 26, 2018

    Jim Shore makes an awesome nativity set. I’d try and catch it on Zulily for half price. The colors are great and the detail is amazing. Lowe’s also has a 2.5 foot tall Jim Shore Angel, if they have any left. Reply

    • Natasha
      December 26, 2018

      Wow those are really beautiful! I’ll be hunting for them. Thank you!! Reply

  • Olga
    December 26, 2018

    Your little one is such a little diva! Soooo cute!!!!! God bless you and your family!!!! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 26, 2018

      Thank you, Olga!! Reply

  • SABRINA MAPLES
    December 26, 2018

    Congratulations to you and your Family with your new home. Beautiful Children! And you are a great cook! Happy New Year to you and Your Family! May God Bless All of You! Reply

  • Chris
    December 26, 2018

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful family and lovely home! Merry Christmas and many blessing your way for 2019. Reply

  • judidth
    December 26, 2018

    Hi I am Judith from London.. and I cooked your Mini Caramel Cheesecakes for my Ladies Christmas Lunch…. They were delicious! Love all your recipes..Thank you! Happy New Year! Reply

  • juls
    December 26, 2018

    Thanks for sharing your home! You know what sets your blog apart from all the other many recipe sites out there is the warm personal touch you give it. It’s inviting and the recipes are just plain old good! I made the Apple Danish for our Christmas dessert. It turned out very nice. Family couldn’t believe it was homemade. Thanks for what you do. Merry Christmas! Reply

    • Natasha
      December 26, 2018

      Thank you so much for your thoughtful review. That really means so much to us. Merry Christmas!! Reply

  • Trish
    December 26, 2018

    Thank you for sharing your amazing recipes and the tour of your home. You have a beautiful family! I have the Fontanini nativity set. I like being able to add new pieces each year! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 26, 2018

      That is exactly what we plan on doing! Thank you for your wonderful compliment! Reply

  • Victoria
    December 26, 2018

    Beautiful home Natasha! Merry Christmas! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 26, 2018

      You’re so nice! Thank you! Merry Christmas! Reply

  • Janet Adams
    December 26, 2018

    Your home is lovely. I enjoy all your video recipes and have made many. Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year❤️ Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 26, 2018

      Thank you for sharing that with me Janet! I’m all smiles! I’m so happy you have enjoyed our recipes! Merry Christmas! Reply

  • Ana Marin
    December 26, 2018

    Hi! I am Ana and I’m from Costa Rica in Central America. I really enjoy your videos and recipes. And the best is that you are part of God’s family and Jesus as the center of your lives. God bless you and your family! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 26, 2018

      Thank you for that wonderful compliment, Ana! I can feel the love all the way from Costa Rica! Merry Christmas! Reply

  • Vika
    December 25, 2018

    Your house is beautiful! I really like your leather couch. Where is it from? Reply

  • Liz
    December 25, 2018

    Merry Christmas. Thank you for all the Deeelicious recipes. I enjoyed watching you prepare them Reply

  • Ron
    December 25, 2018

    Merry Christmas to you and your family. Your videos and recipes are awesome! I love your expressions and gestures! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 25, 2018

      Thank you for that wonderful compliment! I’m so happy you are enjoying our recipes! Merry Christmas! Reply

  • Sue
    December 25, 2018

    Thank you for sharing your lovely home. May you enjoy many wonderful years in it. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 25, 2018

      My pleasure, Sue! & Thank you! Reply

  • December 25, 2018

    Aww, you do have an incredibly fabulous house and the Christmas tree, omg, it is gorgeous!! Thanks for the tour and now I’m starting being jealous at your family xD just kidding 🙂
    I wish you and your family have the merriest Christmas, Natasha! 😊
    – Natalie Reply

  • Kathy
    December 24, 2018

    Merry Christmas to you and your family! Love your website and love your new house. God’s Blessings to you all. Reply

  • Galina
    December 24, 2018

    Natasha, your home is BEAUTIFUL!!! Merry Christmas to your beautiful family and many blessings in the new year! Cannot wait for all those new recipes in the new year!🥰 Reply

  • Carol
    December 24, 2018

    Merry Christmas Natasha and family! Thank you for the lovely home tour. Such a warm and welcoming place. I was thinking of the various trees we’ve had through our many years of marriage (50, to be exact). We have had both fresh and artificial and bought a “pencil” tree a couple of years ago. My husband figured out how to leave the decorations on it by wrapping it in “press and seal” (plastic wrap just slid off) and storing it in the garage. He brings it in on a hand truck, gently removes the wrap, and presto – decorated tree that just has to be plugged in! Reply

    • Natasha
      December 25, 2018

      That is so smart and easy peasy! Merry Christmas Carol! 🙂 Reply

  • Heather Stiles
    December 24, 2018

    I have a Willow Tree Nativity Set and I love it! It is pricey, but I got the basic pieces as a wedding gift and have been adding to it as the years go. The design is so simple but beautiful and it’s a good size! Reply

    • Natasha
      December 24, 2018

      Oooh that one is gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing! I doubt it goes on sale ever but I will keep my eye on that one! 😉 Reply

      • Kim McKinney
        December 26, 2018

        I love my Willow Tree Nativity Set. I got a new Nativity Set from Lisa Leonard and I love this one too. Reply

  • Joaquin
    December 24, 2018

    You have a lovely home, I wish you many many happy years in it. Reply

  • Becky Mitchell
    December 24, 2018

    Was very nice to see your lovely home, thanks for giving us a peek inside. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Reply

  • Sandra Dionne
    December 24, 2018

    Thanks so much for inviting us into your beautiful home! Merry Christmas and all the very best in the New Year🎄🤗 Reply

  • Mary
    December 24, 2018

    Beautiful family!:) Merry Christmas!!! Thank you for so many great recipes! (Btw lovely dress in your Christmas card- so perfect for the season- mind sharing where I may find one??) Reply

    • Natasha
      December 24, 2018

      Hi Mary, that dress is from LOFT (Ann Taylor). Thank you and have a Merry Christmas! Reply

  • Ellen J. Mini
    December 24, 2018

    Thank you for sharing the pictures of your home with us all. They are beautiful. You have a beautiful family and home. Merry Christmas to you and yours. Reply

  • Mollie
    December 24, 2018

    Thank you for sharing your Christmas home tour. It is beautiful. I hope you and your family have a blessed Christmas and a very happy and prosperous new year! Reply

  • Marina
    December 24, 2018

    Hi Natasha! Your home is so beautiful and cozy! I love it. And your tree is beautiful! We had real trees for 8 years, lived at my moms over last Christmas and she has a fake one. We bought a fake one at Costco this year and I will never go back! We have a fluffy rug in our living room and the last thing I needed was needles in it. Or my 11 month old baby crawling and putting everything in her mouth. She’d be feasting on them needles 😂 I could never keep our trees alive, they’d dry up like crispy dry lol and the cleanup was a whole different story I don’t want to get into to. Reply

  • Louli
    December 24, 2018

    Congratulations, job well done and well worth the wait. Merry christmas to you and your lovely family, wish 2019 will bring you lots of love and happiness. You’re my favorite blogger/chef, love all your recipe and so often I pass them to friends who lives overseas. Good job sweet Natashas Reply

  • Fred Koegel
    December 24, 2018

    Wishing your family the very best ! Some of the “Old Country ” (Not USA) Recipes are Great, being from there myself ! as an old timer , I was a Huge fan of Julia Childs. But, Your Video presentations of “Cookery” is much More Pleasing to the Eyes ! Reply

  • Barb Blaikie
    December 24, 2018

    Your home is lovely and your decorations are perfect. Good luck finding a nativity scene you love, I have been looking for the perfect one since I was married 49 years ago, but still haven’t found it, Reply

  • Michael Brown
    December 24, 2018

    Love this post ! Beautifully decorated and you remembered the reason for the season. Doing your prime rib tomorrow! Reply

  • vivalda oliveira
    December 24, 2018

    I love the tour of your beautiful new home God bless and good luck, i love your recipes made a few of them already thank you so much
    Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful Family <3 Reply

  • December 24, 2018

    Loved the tour good luck in your new home and Merry Christmas to you and your family Reply

  • caroline
    December 24, 2018

    Merry Christmas to you and your family. Thank-you for all the great recipes! Reply

  • December 24, 2018

    Natasha, so beautiful! Happy for you guys. All the decorations came together so nice. Irina did an awesome job! Reply

  • Ashley
    December 24, 2018

    You have a beautiful home! And I love love your decor. Thanks for the links too! I adore the advent calendar house. Merry Christmas to you and your family ❤️ Reply

  • Joseph A Greer
    December 24, 2018

    This was such a GREAT post–I enjoy the “recipes” but this gave them some context–being a Christian myself! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 24, 2018

      Thank you for that wonderful compliment! Reply

  • Jenny
    December 24, 2018

    Merry Christmas to you and your family Natasha….Thanks for the great Recipes and tips this year…best wishes….Australia Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 24, 2018

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed our recipes, Jenny! Reply

  • Vickie Britton
    December 24, 2018

    God bless you and your family. Enjoy your posts on FB. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 24, 2018

      Thank you, Vickie! Merry Christmas! Reply

  • Lulu
    December 24, 2018

    Love your decorations, Costco or sams usually have some nice nativity sets, wayfair, you may find one there. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 24, 2018

      Thank you for those suggestions, Lulu! Reply

  • RITA FABRO
    December 24, 2018

    God Bless you and your beautiful family this Christmas and Always!! Love your site! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 24, 2018

      Thank you for that wonderful compliment, Rita! Merry Christmas! Reply

  • Pamela
    December 24, 2018

    Natasha, your family is beautiful as well as your home. Thank you for the Christmas tour and thank you for all of the great recipes you share with us. Merry Christmas to you and your sweet family! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 24, 2018

      Thank you for that wonderful compliment, Pamela! Merry Christmas! Reply

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