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Home for the Holidays Christmas Tour

I’m so excited to be joining the Home for the Holidays Christmas tour of homes!    Hymns and Verses is just one of 30 blogs that are sharing their holiday homes with you!  If you missed any of the homes shown on Monday and Tuesday, you can catch up – the full schedule is at the bottom of this post.

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Three words that would describe my decorating this year – Fast and Furious! In just two days my home went from fall to Christmas!  Christmas carols on Pandora and a very patient and helpful family got me through it!

2013 Home for the Holidays Tour!



Christmas Porch with Aqua Door and Grapevine Reindeer - Hymns and Verses Blog

This year I placed my grapevine reindeer right at the front door to great you!  My husband said – “Reindeer don’t belong on a porch – they should be in the yard”!   But, these reindeer are friendly and want to greet my guests! 

Grapevine reindeer with small Christmas tree on Porch - Hymns and Verses Blog

I picked up a small tree and placed it in an old orchard basket and decorated it with a pom pom garland, plaid ribbon, and word ornaments.

Winter Pine Wreath with Red and White Ribbon and Wooden Snowflake - Hymns and Verses Blog

The wreath on the door has a pretty, white wooden snowflake in the center with just the right amount of glitter and some white and red plaid ribbon! 


Now, come on inside and see what I did in the living room.   I hung some large pinecones from ribbon in my front windows.  

Flocked Christmas Tree - Hymns and Verses Blog
This gorgeous flocked Christmas tree is new!  It was a great buy at Walmart!  It’s decorated in white and silver ornaments – some that I made and some that I’ve had for a while.  And, of course,  there are a few new ones – some pretty mercury glass balls and glittery bird nests from Home Goods.
Silver and White Flocked Christmas Tree - Hymns and Verses Blog
My mantel features my DIY silhouette nativity with German glass glitter that I made last year (you can get the instructions HERE).  
Christmas Mantel with Silhouette Nativity - Hymns and Verses Blog
Beside the fireplace is a little vignette on my antique trunk.   Sometimes the tiny things get missed in a big home tour, so I wanted to feature a few of those little details today.  This little silver bird just felt right under the glass cloche.

Christmas Cloche with Silver Bird and Ornaments - Hymns and Verses Blog



Now let’s head into the dining room!   As you can see, red and white is clearly the color theme this year!
Red and White Christmas Dining Room - Hymns and Verses Blog
I recovered my dining chair seats with a $5 fabric tablecloth that I found in the clearance section at Home Goods.   For the table centerpiece, I gathered some branches and placed them in a rustic vase.  Then, I wired some tiny red, white, and silver ornaments to the branches.   There are fresh greens tied to the back of each chair with bright, red ribbon.
Red and White Check Christmas Dining Room - Hymns and Verses Blog
I dressed up my corner cupboard with some more red, white, and silver ornaments, a Christmas cloche with a vintage style Belsnickel and reindeer, and some vintage pewter pieces.
Vintage Corner Cabinet Styled for Christmas - Hymns and Verses Blog
My antique water table once again serves as my hot cocoa station.
Hot Cocoa Bar for Christmas - Hymns and Verses Blog 
I found this sparkly, white bottle brush tree at Goodwill for $6.97!  I made the paper garland around the mirror and added red bead garland.  The silver nutcracker is a Goodwill find from last year!
Hot Cocoa Bar for Christmas - Hymns and Verses Blog
My old door message center got a Christmas makeover with a simple boxwood wreath and a few more red and white touches.
Old Door Chalkboard with Christmas Boxwood Wreath - Hymns and Verses Blog

Metal Basket for Mail with Wood Candy Canes - Hymns and Verses Blog

I made the linen jingle pillow last winter.  
Linen Jingle Pillow with Jingle Bells - Hymns and Verses Blog


I had so much fun decorating my new kitchen!  If you missed my kitchen makeover, you can see that HERE.  Over my kitchen window is a fresh pine garland with some red ribbon and a tin star.

Red and White Christmas Kitchen - Hymns and Verses Blog

I made the reindeer artwork from the same $5 tablecloth that was used to cover the dining chairs.
DIY Buffalo Check Reindeer Art on Range Hood - Hymns and Verses Blog
On the countertop are these adorable glittery penguins next to a vintage jar full of candy cane sticks.

Christmas Vignette with Vintage Scale, Jar of Candy Canes, and Glittery Penguins - Hymns and Verses Blog



Screen Porch Decorated for Christmas - Hymns and Verses Blog
To decorate the porch tree, I used large wood stars from Michael’s that were purchased after Christmas last year on a deep discount.  The other main ornaments are just red, white, and gray yarn wrapped ball ornaments from Goodwill!
Red and White Christmas Tree on Screen Porch with Vintage Radio Flyer Tricycle and Wagon - Hymns and Verses Blog
My childhood red tricycle and my boys’ red wagon filled with packages sit at the base of the tree.  The little bear was added last minute and looks like he belongs there.

Vintage Red Radio Flyer Tricycle and Wagon with Christmas Presents and Teddy Bear - Hymns and Verses Blog

The table in front of my glider holds an old Coke crate with some vintage mason jars filled with sand and tea lights and surrounded by fresh greens.

Vintage Coca-Cola Crate with Aqua Vintage Ball Jars with Candles and Christmas Greens - Hymns and Verses Blog

Even the swing is made cozy with a warm throw a vintage teddy bear.

Vintage Teddy Bear on Porch Swing - Hymns and Verses Blog

Another little table has a crock filled with fresh greens and these adorable cowboy boots that were a gift  to my now 23 year old when he was one!  My friend was in college in Texas and brought them home for him!  I’ve kept them all these years and love how they look here!

Vintage children's cowboy boots with a crock of Christmas greens - Hymns and Verses Blog

I hope you have enjoyed visiting with me today for my first Home for the Holidays Tour!  As promised, you can find the complete schedule for the tour below.
Home for the Holidays Christmas Tour - Hymns and Verses Blog

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Thursday 4th of October 2018

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Tuesday 4th of September 2018

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