Monday, December 7, 2009

Holiday Home Tour

Welcome to our home!
This was my first year making my own wreath. I usually get one from Costco, but a neighbor was kind enough to teach me how to do my own. I've made three, and will hopefully be making a couple more, one for each of the columns on my front porch.

I've decorated my whole house on a tight budget. 90% of my decorations were purchased secondhand, on super-clearance or given to me. I also have an obsession with Santa.

Our tree is covered in Santa ornaments. I've never spent more than a dollar on any of them.

I've covered my mantel with my Santa Collection. I can tell you were each of them came from. Most of them are from local thrift stores.

I like to think I live in the perfect Christmas house. It looks it's best this time of year. There's just something about an old house at Christmas.

I've bought several Garlands at yard sales over the years. I have lots of places to put them.

These are original light fixtures. don't they look pretty dressed up.


This sleigh is one of my favorite yard sale finds, it was only $3. I'm still trying to figure out the perfect thing to put in it.

I also love Santa heads. I have to talk myself out of buying them. I have three, these two are my favorites. I love how the top one is so beat up, It gives it character.



18 comments:

Stacey said...

Very, very pretty!

P@nmyfreetime.blogspot.com said...

Very nice! I love how cozy and that you too decorate on a budget!

Michelle said...

I love all the garlands, especially the one with the stars. how fun to have all those Santas to put on your mantle. Too cute!

Regan said...

I am obsessed with snowflakes and I think it's because I live in Arizona now and I never get to see them! So I love the Santa collection. That would go nicely with my otherwise very red theme.

Lynn from For Love or Funny said...

Ho Ho Ho! May I confess that I'm obsessed with Snowmen? I should follow your good lead and try to buy some after Christmas when they're not as expensive. :)

The Soladay Family said...

I love your santa collection on the fireplace and your light fixtures dressed up in their holiday goods! Beautiful!

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Your holiday decor looks so festive and inviting! Your Santas are wonderful!

Cheers!
Tina

Cindy said...

YOu have a gorgeous home and you've decorated it beautifully for the holidays! Thanks for sharing it with us :)

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

What a wonderful home you have all decorated for Christmas!!

blessings
mary

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

your old light fixture is just to die for. I love all your Santas and isnt' it fun finding the treasures at yard sales, etc? come for a visit and see my old porch Santa.

Heather said...

Your home is beautiful! I love everything, you have done a wonderful job!! Merry Christmas!

K Mommy said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Lianna Knight said...

I LOVE all the Santas on the mantel...so so pretty!

You can see our decor here...http://bethouaknight.blogspot.com/2009/12/christmas-at-knight-home.html

Miss G said...

Your sleigh with the presents is very fun and I really like how you did all the garland! kelly

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Ohhh your fireplace mirror! The star on the adorable light! The tall skinny tree! Ack! LOVE your style!

Thanks for linking up to SNS!

Fj Donna

beautyinallthings said...

I love all the garland! It all looks so festive! I am stopping in from Nester's Tour. If you would like to see my tour posts you can click on the 'Christmas 2009' tag on the left sidebar of my blog. Have a great holiday season!

Campbell Jane said...

Thank you for sharing your home. Your photos are lovely. I did a video with the help of my son. Such a pleasure to find your wonderful blog.
Happy Holidays & Many Blessings
Campbelljane

Your Frugal Friend, Niki said...

Lovin it! I adore all your Santas. I have a similar obsession with candy canes and gingerbread people.

:)

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