Christmas Home Tour - 2014

Hey everyone, hope you all had a good weekend. I spent mine decorating here and there for Christmas... I'm a bit slow this year... I've been seeing everyone's beautiful Christmas decor and home tours for weeks now, some even before Thanksgiving. I finally got it done though! Come on in and see!

Christmas home tour
My tree is sitting right between the living and dining room right next to the wood stove.

I had fun decorating my "mantle". I propped up an old window that I put chalkboard contact paper on, leaned my white felt tree against that and wrote the word "Believe" above it. The numbers are paper mache numbers from Hobby Lobby. I painted them white and glittered the fronts but you can't really see that in the picture :o( The little packages are just chunks of styrofoam wrapped in brown paper and tied with baker's twine.

I put my tree in an old apple crate and draped a piece of faux fur next to it with my Reindeer Feed pillow until I get some packages wrapped and placed under the tree. I brought the bucket next to the wood stove in from outside and piled some wood in it along with a deer antler.

I used the adorable paper village that Alice shared over on Thoughts From Alice.

Isn't it so sweet?! I love it!

And I put some new lettering on my chalkboard that's hanging above.

Here are some little vignettes and do-dads from around the house.

I made these folded paper back book trees last year. The little truck is an old Avon cologne bottle!

I even changed up the vintage menu board!

 I didn't get too carried away in the dining room... a wreath on the sliding glass door...

A little vignette on the dining table...

And I added some red berries to the DIY open shelving and a small book page tree.

This is the kitchen window.

I saw one of these on Pinterest last year so I had to make one with my old window screen! You just poke the ornament hangers right into the screen, so easy!

And my ladder shelf got a few Christmas touches too!

I love this little vintage snowman, he's actually an old candy container!

I found this funny card at Walmart and thought he would be so cute framed!

Mr. deer got a scarf...

I just love Christmas and decorating my home for the season. Yesterday a friend asked my why I go to all the effort when my daughter now has a place of her own and I don't have a significant other. Well... because it makes ME happy that's why! I have always decorated for this holiday... even when I was a single mom and dirt poor! One year our Christmas tree was a freebie that was cut off of another tree at the tree farm! It was tiny but STILL a Christmas tree! I would be depressed if I didn't decorate for Christmas.

I'll be back in awhile to show some close up shots of my tree as well as my decorated front porch!