Christmas Home Tour - 2014

15 December
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!

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  1. Loved your tour, got some ideas from your vignettes. Fav was the small tool box, truck and snowman on burlap and I loved your ladder with all its additions too.

  2. I love all your ideas! You have such great style

  3. You have such a gorgeous home - it is looking for pretty and very festive. Thank you for the tour

  4. You go girl! Your home is looking so pretty and inviting. I'm so happy for you :)


  5. Oh Tania, everything and I mean everything is so pretty and charming. I ooohed and aaahed my way through your photos. You have created a beautiful place for friends and family to gather. Hugs!

  6. It all looks fabulous! When you walk into a house decorated for Christmas it's like walking into a big hug! I love all the warmly lighted atmosphere!

  7. Love everything - but since I'm a " word " girl I'm swooning over all your word decor - and those book trees? I've never seen them before - GORGEOUS !!!
    Pinning !

  8. I always love looking at photos of your beautiful home Tania and your Christmas decor makes it even more fun to look at. Love all of it! The truck and tree....the framed adorable reindeer card, the book trees...:) I need to make some of those myself! Can't wait to see the tree and porch. Have a fantastic week!

  9. Today is the big day at our house - cleaning and decorating. Love the way you have touches of vintage Christmas spread all through your lovely decorations. Especially the jingle bell wreath around the base of the lamp.

    Also - that is one amazing wall in the bedroom!

  10. Loved your tour Tania. So pretty and I love, love the paper village. -Kristi

  11. Fantastic decorations! I found your lovely blog on Weekend Retreat blog hop.

  12. Love your decorations Tania! Lovely!

  13. Hi there, I hopped over from Vintage Inspiration! Such a pretty tour--the ornament tree is my fav! Blessings, Cecilia


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