Sunday, December 13, 2009

Christmas - The Home Tour

Today, in between the drop offs and pick ups (I don't remember having this kind of social life when I was a kid), I finished decorating our home for Christmas.

My husband laughed at me " you would be so happy if you could just do this all day!" he says. And he's right. I'd be very happy staying home all day and making the house pretty. I really would!

So let's start with the front porch. My standard basket just changes with the seasons. Most of the porch is done in natural greenery from our own backyard. I like to mix the pine with the cedar and holly branches. For the basket I just added some faux berries for a little color and some sparkly stems too. A big bow in my new burlap ribbon and a joy ornament finishes it off.



I was sure to add some greens and vine balls (leftover stock) all over the porch.


This 3-tiered stand always gets the treatment. I needed the oversized ornaments in silver and gold for a little extra sparkle!


My glittered flying snowman - he'll be here all winter.

Some greens and vines in a pot look pretty too.

Over to my side entrance...
The gate to our yard. A greenery filled basket and pine roping. My husband just built this arbor for me this year. I love it! Something else to decorate.


Even this little wall urn received some greens and a vine ball.

Can't forget the window box.

Back to the front entrance....
Inside you find one of my first painted pieces and a favorite mirror (my husband's grandmother's).
I did mostly whites, creams and silver with a touch of red in the garland.  Some of these pieces of decor inside the house are my own and some of some of my inventory from the boutique. I display the pieces throughout my house to photograph for the site and also for my local customers. I usually do a few open house sales a year but haven't in a while as I've been busy with the website (and the kids).

More fresh cedar tucked here and there.

The bannister just wrapped in snowflake garland and a teardrop swag with a linen bow.

Look to the right, through the french doors to my living room/studio. This is my "sparkly" tree done in creams, whites, pinks and golds and anything that glitters.


To the den...

On the mantel...
We've added a mirror (from the basement) to reflect the tree and candles which I just love. I have also added some fresh greens to the "faux lit garland".

A favorite sign from my mom...

Another favorite...my snowbuddies. Aren't they cute?

And the kids favorite...the snow village. My little one loves to look inside the windows.

This last one is my one new purchase this year. A silver and glass glittered snowflake. It sits on the tabletop tree in my dining room (which is not yet decorated). Love the sparkle of this one!

I hope you have enjoyed my Christmas home tour.

Please visit Karen at Some Days are Diamonds for her Doors of Welcome party on the 15th.

Also be sure to visit the Christmas Tour of Homes at the Nesting Place.

I see there are lots of Christmas parties this week!
Check out these.
Julie at Hooked on Houses.



And Rhoda at Southern Hospitality is having a Home for the Holidays Party.

And visit all of the Christmas trees at Thrifty Decor Chick.

And here at Funky Junk Interiors.
Last but not least the party is hoppin' at The Inspired Room.




And thanks so much for Mary and Dave for featuring my porch on their website
Front Porch Ideas and More.


34 comments:

Julie From Inmates said...

Oh my word! Your home is beautiful!! Thanks for the tour!!! Merry Christmas!

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Dawn, your home is really really lovely! I really like all the natural greenery you used to decorate too, so pretty!

Christmas blessings,
Melissa

Tee said...

Wow. Can I just stay at your house and skip the rest of the tour?

Nicole said...

Beautiful! Love all the greenery...

Cindy said...

Love all your natural touches everywhere! My favorite kind of decor :)

Kelly said...

I love the greenery! You did a great job!

texasdaisey said...

Oh your home looks so lovely. I really enjoyed visiting.
Debbie

Shanda said...

Ohhhh it's all so beautiful and elegant looking. I wish mine looked the same. You have done a wonderful job creating a magical looking Christmas home.

SILVIA said...

hi there!.
you have a very lovely home and i love your decorations.
happy holidays!!..

Silvia.x

Heather said...

Your home is beautiful! Great job decorating, I love it all! Gorgeous! Merry Christmas!

Carmen said...

Your home is beautiful! The front porch is fabulous!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Your home is just beautiful. May many wonderful Christmas memories be made within its walls.

Our home is having an old fashioned handmade Christmas this year. I hope you will stop by.

Heather said...

Beautiful home!

Bethany at 3SonsPlus1 Crew said...

Breathtaking! Your home and decorations are gorgeous!

CindyLou said...

I want one of the 3-tiered stands! LOVE IT! LOVE IT! LOVE IT! And your house is absolutely drop-dead gorgeous!!!!!

Marianne@Songbird said...

your home looks so beautiful! You really have a talent for this!
Have a great Christmas.

Lisa said...

You have a lovely home and have given me some great decorating ideas for the future. But our home is quite small in comparison. Merry christmas!
LIsa

Stephanie said...

It's beautiful!

Elaine A. said...

Gorgeous, it's all just gorgeous! Love that bright, sparkly tree.
Merry Christmas!

ceekay said...

Your home is just lovely....I love the shelf on the outside with the ornaments....Beautiful.
Merry Doors of Welcome!!

Theresa said...

Holy cow, BEAUTIFUL! I love your home and all it's wonderful decorations. Thanks for having me! I love all the green, I can almost smell the sweetness! Have a blessed day!

Karen said...

Dawn - my GOSH! Everything is simply beautiful. I just love your front door! All the extra touches - sigh, I wish mine was covered from the rain so I could do more. And inside! Your home is festive and gorgeous and shows how you love this season!
Thanks for joining in and sharing your beautiful Door and home. :)
Merry Christmas!
Karen @ Some Days Are Diamonds

K Mommy said...

Your home is beautiful! I love your front porch! Thanks for sharing!

zandra said...

Wow, everything is sooo lovely! So, glad I joined the party. Love the feather trees, too.
Merry Christmas!
Hugz, Z

Laryssa Herbert said...

Your home is so beautiful and romantic!

Thanks for showing us around. You are welcome to see my home anytime. Merry Christmas!

Jessica said...

I love your "door basket". Your whole house looks beautiful!

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

I love the picture of the mirror and decorations, just so pretty!!! And your entrance just makes it look so welcoming. I'll be right over:)
~Debra
Blog: Capers of the vintage vixens

Anonymous said...

Your home is decorated so lovely. It is one of my favorites on the home tour thus far.

Ruth said...

So very, very beautiful. I especially love the white bureau with the all white decorations.

Ruth

beautyinallthings said...

I love it all!!! Especially the front porch. How welcoming!I am stopping in from Nester's place. To see my tour click on the 'Christmas 2009' tag on the left sidebar of my blog.

Sarah said...

I love the snowflake banner.. sigh.. be still my heart!! Everything looks beautiful!

Michelle (Shell) May said...

Gorgeous! Absolutely gorgeous!
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and the happiest of New Year's Dawn!
bunny hugs,
shell

Tracey said...

Dawn ~

I LOVE the fresh, natural look you've created for Christmas...it is all so very beautiful!! And the whites and creams you've used inside are gorgeous (you know how I adore white)!!!

Your home is so very lovely and you most definitely have a talent for display!!

Many blessings and wishes for a joyous Christmas!

:) T

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