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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
My mantel features my DIY silhouette nativity with German glass glitter that I made last year (you can get the instructions HERE).
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.
Now let’s head into the dining room! As you can see, red and white is clearly the color theme this year!
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.
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.
My antique water table once again serves as my hot cocoa station.
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!
My old door message center got a Christmas makeover with a simple boxwood wreath and a few more red and white touches.
I made the linen jingle pillow last winter.
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.
I made the reindeer artwork from the same $5 tablecloth that was used to cover the dining chairs.
On the countertop are these adorable glittery penguins next to a vintage jar full of candy cane sticks.
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!
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.
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.
Even the swing is made cozy with a warm throw a vintage teddy bear.
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!
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.