Wednesday, December 15, 2010

holiday home tour 2010

Our holiday decor it's very different from last year. Since I only had a few readers then, I thought I would give another home tour. We love our home at Christmas and hope you do too. 

Welcome to our home. It was built between 1900 and 1910. 

My father-in laws childhood sled. 

I got these giant bells at Tai Pan Trading Co. a few years ago. I bought them after Christmas for under $5 a piece. 

Our entryway. We have a lot of garlands. I've bought them all at yard sales and thrift stores. 

Last year I shared this $3 sled and how I didn't know what to put in it. I love how it looks this year.  I finally decided to paint those boxes.  It's difficult to spray paint outside in cold weather, but worth the results. 

The front room: I collect Santa's, so both the tree and mantel are covered. 

The mantel: you can print your own BELIEVE sign HERE.

I've bought most of my Santa's at the thrift store. 

I love dressing up our original sconces. 

We opened this Santa yesterday, as part of the 12 days of Christmas. The kids can't get enough of him, he plays music while mickey and friends spin around. 

The dinning room. 

Our nativity: We got this from my husbands grandma. I love the simplicity, the bits of gold to make it special and that it was hand made. 

One last thing, I wanted to show this wreath because I made it 6 years ago and didn't think it would last past that first year.  I don't know if a gum drop wreath would last as long, but I've been seriously impressed that this candy wreath has done so well. 

Off to spend another day in front of my sewing machine. I love sewing for Christmas. 


Oklahoma Granny said...

Your home has such a warm and inviting look. I just love everything about your Christmas decorations.

April Westerhold said...

Your home is so beautiful. Love all of the decorations.

Mari said...

gorgeous! i love the sconces as well. i would love to curl up in your front room with a cup of cocoa.

Tiggeriffic said...

I love those big have outside your door.. Those are so cool~!
Your house is lovely and I think it looks like Christmas at your house. You do a great job decorating for Christmas.
ta ta for now from Iowa

My Dream Ring said...

So loving the vintage look of everything!

banananutmeg said...

1) your home is rad.
2) your decorations are rad.

Houses built between 1900 and 1925 are my absolute fave. How can you stand to not rip up the carpet and refinish the original hardood floors in front of the stairs? There's got to be some beautiful elmwood or oak under there, for sure.

I've printed about a dozen believe and merry christmas signs and
given them to friends as gifts. they love them! thanks for sharing your talent! The merry christmas one is super cute printed in at 50%(5x7 size, so you'd print 4 letters on one page). They come out about the size of playing cards. Love love love it! thank you!

kristin said...

your home is beautiful, i love that wreath, and your santa's and the tree! everythings so pretty! im your newest follower! :)

Carolina Carters said...

Your home is beautiful! I love it!

Lisa Leonard said...

gorgeous!! i know i owe you an email! xo

Cha Cha said...

Your house looks so pretty decked out for Christmas. I love all your family treasures, hope blessed you are to have them. Hope you and your family are having a wonderful Christmas season and that your sewing machine is holding up to it (haha)

Merry Christmas,
Cha Cha

Party Box Design said...

your home is so gorgeous! i love old homes... ours was built in 1940!

Erin said...

your home is so warm and inviting. i love your Santa collection!

Kerri said...

I love the colors in your house and the way you've decorated for Christmas...and I LOVE LOVE LOVE your Christmas tree!!

Sheila @ Dodging Raindrops said...

Wow! Your house looks great!

BellaVida said...

Love the santas on the mantle. What a great way to display a collection.

Theresa said...

Your house looks fantastic!! I especially {heart} your is absolutley perfect!

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

You have a beautiful room, I really enjoyed seeing all the touches you put into it. I can't believe you even decorated your porch, those bells are awesome. I think the sled, former known as what do I do with this, is my favorite piece that you highlighted. Looks great and my daughter would LOVE the new Santa too, how fun. I need to make more of an effort to get some more things like that to add to our decorations, guess I know what I'll be looking for at the thrift stores! Thanks for sharing at A Crafty Soiree.

Karen At Home said...

Your home is stunning, beautiful holiday decor!

Merry Christmas!

Paige (Final Clothes-Out) said...

Found you through the Just A Girl party. You have very charming taste! :-)

Marianne said...

Your entry is so nice with the sled and your santa collection is really special.
Thank you for sharing at Holly Bloggy.

Marianne said...

Your entry is so nice with the sled and your santa collection is really special.
Thank you for sharing at Holly Bloggy.


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