Sunday, December 16, 2012

Christmas Home Tour 2012

I don't think I am ever completely finished decorating until the day before Christmas. There always seems to be a project on the go, or something I find in the closet that should have gotten put out...none the's done enough that I can show you what happens inside our house as we get ready for Christmas. 

You've already seen my Mantel earlier this week, which sets the mood for the rest of the decor. I like to think that it's a blend of modern and traditional but entirely eclectic! Turquoises and creams, burgundy with splashes of red, gold, brown, and some pink...really no color is off limits in our house!

We got a brand spankin' new tree this year, and it is twice that size of our previous tree {which is now in the basement for the kids to decorate as they please!}Our ornaments are a collection of old and new, some that the kids have made, some that I've's the perfect balance!

My hanging ornament display.

A few collections on the shelves in the dining room.

Our dining room chandelier got jazzed up with some Christmas balls and twine.

We recently added this plank style board to our dining room wall, it used to be Grayson's headboard! I'm still unsure what I want to do with it, so for now I hung a frame and some pom pom garland...

Square glass vases line with window sill above the sink, filled with beads and vintage ornaments.

 A tin sign and more vintage ornaments sit in the corner of our counter.

Just an FIY this is the cleanest you will ever see my craft room {to see it in all it's glory, go here}. The Christmas decor is fairly simple in here, some pom pom garland hangs over our chalkboard, where I had planned on writing out a Christmas song, but my 3 year old was very insistent that I was not allowed to erase the Christmas trees that he drew!

 This year I decided to display our cards and pictures on this chicken wire frame, it's usually home to magazines clippings and random things. The sparkly clothespins are super cute, eh? Such a simple project to liven up some drab clothespins!

Much like my yarn wrapped star on my tree, here are some smaller ones hanging on a branch {you really must try this tutorial-it's my favorite Christmas craft}Oh and if your wondering how the heck I kept everything so clean to take pictures...well, I took photos of one room a day and just kept moving the junk from room to room, hehe-hence the mess in the kitchen {you can see a bit in the above photo!} Who says life is perfect!

Are you ready for the big day yet? Next on my list is wrapping...falalalalalalalaaaaa....

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Jacqueline said...

How lovely! I like how you kept it fun and simple at the same time. I love the pom pom ball garland and the ornaments on the frame!

Erin~Just*Grand said...

Love this post! Love your decorations, love your paper chains, love your mantle trees, love your colors. Visiting from Alderberry Hill and following you now!
Merry Christmas!

Niki {Glossy Blonde} said...

Gorgeous! I love it all!!! So festive :)

Yelle said...

Love your tree topper star made of yarn! I will have to remember that for next year - so simple and so gorgeous! Also, I love that you put ornaments on your chandelier, my mom always did that growing up and it's such a fun touch!

jamie @ [kreyv] said...

LOVE all of your decor, and I love your house! Stopping by from the blog hop!

ColibriNB said...

Wow - beautiful. I love how you have little accents here and there - so cute!

Kristina said...

Happy Holidays. Visiting from Thee Networking Blog Hop! Please visit my blog & follow if you haven't already. :)


the cape on the corner said...

i'm just loving the colorfulness of it all! fab and fun. happy holidays!

Our Pinteresting Family said...

Everything looks beautiful and festive. I especially like your mantle display. :)

Live Laugh Rowe said...

Loved taking a holiday house tour with you... and it ended with a BIG smile when I saw all those lovely yarn wrapped stars. Merry Christmas. Miss you.

jamie @ [kreyv] said...

Looks great! Love it!