Decking the halls, literally in my case, to welcome our family and friends is so important to me, especially at the holidays. I’m excited to show you how to create a festive entryway for Christmas.
This season, is all about an old fashion Christmas for me. You will see alot of round jingle bells, garland, stems, trees, and many shades of red, green and white!
“There is little in life so reassuring as a genuine welcome.” – Robin Hobb.
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It’s going to be a fun day! Wanna know why?
Today, I’m participating in the Celebrate Christmas Home Tours Hop with some of my talented blogging friends, graciously hosted by Leen from Sand Dollar Lane.
If you’re new, I want to welcome you to my Cottage in the Mitten! My name is Kim. I love a good cup of tea, home decor and I’m passionate about my family! I’ve lived in Michigan my whole life and can I just say, it’s a pleasure to have you here visiting!
If you are coming over from my good friend Kelly from The Tattered Pew, wasn’t her kitchen and dining room lovely! Kelly always shares a pretty home!
A Small Cozy Entryway
We have a front door, side door and a back door. You access our back door through a privacy fence and therefore, no one every uses that door to enter our home.
Our side door is used most often, even by family and friends who are visiting. Rarely do people use our front door. You can see how I decorated my side door in my post 3 Easy Ways To Create A Simple Christmas Porch.
The side door opens into a long hallway. I have an antique sofa table there and I always keep it decorated for the season.
The Side Entry Details
The sofa table we have was Big Al’s aunt’s. We were told that it’s about 90-100 years old!
I love it and it still looks amazing!
Leaving a table runner on it, helps keep table looking good and from getting any unwanted scratches.
First, I hung this new sign that I am obsessed with! It’s so important to have joy in our lives and this sign is perfect for the season
Next, I doubled up on the table runners. Starting with a cream colored runner, on the bottom, I then layered with a red and white striped one.
I chose to use two types of garland. One is a red and cream felt garland. I used it last year on my Simple Christmas Table. Don’t you love how things look differently when you use them in different spaces?! When you can, I think it’s important to add some greenery. If you don’t have any faux garland or stems you can always forge some outside. It’s inexpensive and so pretty!
I used a eucalpytus garland my friend gave me. The two paired together was just enough for the size of the table!
Adding some different styled trees, a Santa and a jingle bell were the finishing touches.
What says welcome and is more cozy on a cold winters night than a few festive blankets? I used my blanket ladder and a basket to add some of my favorite Christmas blankets.
Did you see my Cottage in the Mitten blanket? If you don’t know what that is, you can read all about it in The Journey.
My Front Entryway
Sitting just inside my front door, is a small narrow cabinet. Just like the table at the side door, I like to keep this one styled for the season, too.
Remember when I said you would see garland and jingle bells? Well, this cabinet has them, too! I fell in love with the big jingle bells, this summer, at The Found Cottage market! I knew right then and there that I would be using them this holiday season.
The garland that I have on this cabinet is my absolute favorite! It’s so realistic and easy to manipulate. The garland looks great when layered, too.
Adding a simple white pitcher with some holly berry stems was inexpensive and a great way to add that Christmas red!
Some candles and a decorative tree rounded out the decor!
How To Create A Festive Entryway For Christmas
Well, there you have my festive entryway! I hope you enjoyed it and it has inspired you to create a space with new and old treasures!
My friend Cindy from DIY Beautify is next on our tour. Her red and white cottage Christmas bedroom is a must see!
Happy decorating and Merry Christmas!!
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Vicki and Jenn 2 Bees in a Pod says
Kim – your entry is definitely beautiful and festive. We love the vintage elements paired with Christmas green and red. You are so fortunate to have inherited the lovely antique sofa table! Merry Christmas to you and yours!
Thank you! That table sure has been a gift! Happy hopping with you!
Leen Curinga says
Love your pretty Christmas decorations, Kim! The pops of red are so festive and those giant bells are so fun!
That antique table is a treasure!
Thank you so much, Leen! It has been a great week of hopping full of Christmas inspiration! ❤️🎄
Kelly Radcliff says
Kim my friend, your entry is just so beautiful! I always love seeing your blankets displayed too and your beautiful greenery. Pinned, so happy to be hopping with you today!
Awe, thank you so much Kelly! Those blankets have a piece of my heart! Always a pleasure to be on a hop with you!!❤️
Traci Goure says
I love your use of the traditional red, white and green. It really makes you feel the Christmas vibe. It is hard for me to get into the Christmas mode right now due to my latitude but seeing your pretty decorations will motivate me when I get home. Not looking forward to that snow though. Burr!
Thanks Traci!! Call me when you are home and we can decorate your place together! 🍸🎄💛
Very festive indeed, Kim! What a warm and welcoming holiday entryway!
Thank you, Kim!!
So pretty, my friend
I love that giant bell! It’s so cool! And the table is styled perfectly! I love this space. So cozy and inviting.
Thank you, Wendy! The bells are my favorite addition this year!
Your entryway is so pretty and loves those festive throws on the ladder.
Thank you so much!
A Merry Christmas entry! Love the heirloom pieces..remember family members and all the places they filled those that passed them, laid their hat, bag or keys…. The bells are my favorite too. Will be shopping for a large one or two. Love your Christmas blankets, will need to order one for February or March this year for my niece.
Yes, they are treasures! The bells are my favorite!
Kim, your entry is so warm and inviting. You know I love all of the pops of colors, sweet friend.
Thanks Tammy! You know I love all the color, too!!
Leslie Watkins says
I love that Christmas quilt and was so glad to see it showcased…and that large gold jingle bell is my favorite…wish you had a link for that one and it would be coming home with me. I’m with you…I love that sign!
I purchased both those new this year! No links available! Sorry 🙁
Wendy McMonigle says
Kim, your entry looks so beautiful. I love the greenery that you have used. It happens to be one of my favorites too. And who doesn’t love all those giant jingle bells… I can’t wait to see some of the others in the tour. Thanks for sharing with me.
I’m so glad you liked it! The bells were a great purchase!
Michelle | Thistle Key Lane says
What a delightful entry table, and I’m loving your bright mix of holiday reds and greens. The oversized jingle bells are just adorable!
Thank you, Michelle! Happy hopping with you this week!
Brookey grab the bell and ring it yet???
Not yet! LOL
Jayne via Chalking Up Success says
Oooh, love the festive colors! Love that console table too, lucky you inherit that, it’s a great place to decorate! Happy Christmas Kim!
Thank you, Jayne! It is a family treasure! Merry Christmas!
Thanks Jayne! Merry Christmas!!
I’d love to walk in and be greeted by such cuteness! Your home looks like the best mixture of homey, happy and fun. Glad I got to see it!
Awe, that’s so kind of you! Come over anytime! Merry Christmas!
Kim how pretty and festive your home is! I want that gold bell ornament! Love it! Merry Christmas!
Thank you, Stacy! I got that at The Found Cottage market in August! It’s one of my favorite new items, this season!
Kristy Mastrandonas says
I love everything about your Old Fashioned Christmas, Kim! Every single detail is so pretty and beautifully styled! It’s hard to pick a favorite item because I love everything! So much fun blog hopping with you!
Thank you so much, Kristy! So very kind of you! Merry Christmas!
Kim | Shiplap and Shells says
Yay for your festive and beautiful entryway all decked out for Christmas Kim. I always wish we had an entry but it just wasn’t in the cards so I will definitely be living through you. Gotta love that big and beautiful jungle bell. It’s the perfect detail for your holiday vignette. Merry Christmas my friend.
Those jingle bells are my favorite new Christmas decor! Thank you for your kindness, Kim! Always wonderful hopping with you! Merry Christmas!!
Kim, You have made a festive and colorful happy beginning to your home in your entry. It sets the tone for the Holidays in a beautiful way.
Thank you my Mitten friend!!
Melanie Ferguson says
What a pretty space! You’re so talented my friend! I’m loving you entryway Christmas decor! Thank you for sharing!
Thank you, Mel!!