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Friday, December 13, 2013

Holiday Home Tour Part 2

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Front porch swing and chalkboard. 
 Christmas tree in living room.

 This is a vintage cooler I painted a couple of years ago.
 Snowmen to greet you as you climb the stairs.

This big fella is joined by his Christmas friends.
 Here is the Dickens Christmas village upstairs in the den.
 I just love my girly pink Tiffany tree that is in my studio.  It is decorated with vintage Chanel pins etc, hankies, cateye glasses....

 Snowman guest room.
 Finally the tour ends with the Master Bedroom. 
 I made the glitter deer canvas and used some coastal accents.

 The pillow in front is one I wrapped with a crochet scarf I made, then I added a vintage rhinestone brooch.  The faux fur pillows are from Walmart along with the fuzzy one on the chair.

 The Noel letters are also from Walmart.

I hope you enjoyed the tour, and I hope this season brings lots of love and blessings to you all!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

2013 Holiday Home Tour

Holiday Home Tour 2013

Part 1

This year I added some different touches to the Holiday Decor.  I pulled out the inherited Dickens Village, which is so time consuming but worth it, and I added some sparkly details.  Pardon the pictures they are not professional but the small Canon does the job.  I love this time of year, the shopping, lights, Blog home tours, crowds and cheer.  You see I know the real meaning of Christmas is my precious Lord and Saviour's birthday and that makes the celebration special along with family and friends.  

 The painted green sideboard is in my breakfast nook.  You probably recognize the Southern Living tray and pedestal with cloche.  Inside of the cloche is my tiny spoon collection from around the world.

 This glass table is located in the Dining room.  The wooden container is filled with lights, antlers and mercury candle holders.
 This year I added some mercury glass touches to the living room area.  The birch candles are from Pottery Barn outlet and the candleholders are a yard sale score.  I added the lighted branches.

 My son's new Father in law gave me some very old antlers that are bleached white.  I painted the tips gold on one of them to change them up.

 I made the Joy letters years ago and I grouped the old world Santas together on top of the antique chinoisserie cabinet.  

I will add more pictures soon of upstairs.

Merry Christmas!