• 2012 Christmas House Tour

    by  • December 24, 2012 • Decor, Holidays & Seasonal

    Welcome to our Christmas home! I already showed you the outside decorated for the holidays –

    2012 Christmas House Tour

    And here are some snapshots from inside! I made a few simple boxwood wreaths to hang around the house using clippings from the yard.

    2012 Christmas House Tour

    I default to scattering sprigs of evergreens and shiny ornaments.

    2012 Christmas House Tour
    2012 Christmas House Tour
    2012 Christmas House Tour

    I don’t think I’ve ever shown a photo of our bedroom on here before! This room has some projects on its to-do list, but I can show you these snippets.

    2012 Christmas House Tour

    My mini tree sits on an old metal bucket with a tinsel tree skirt.

    2012 Christmas House Tour

    The kitchen was really fun to decorate after all of the recent improvements.

    2012 Christmas House Tour
    2012 Christmas House Tour
    2012 Christmas House Tour

    I made another wreath for our new red door out of evergreen branches, a few tiny pine cones, & more boxwood clippings from the yard. Can you tell that our boxwoods were a little out of control before I decorated for Christmas? Haha.

    2012 Christmas House Tour
    2012 Christmas House Tour
    2012 Christmas House Tour

    With the backdrop of our new rug, I loved decking out the table with a quirky, colorful, & festive setting.

    2012 Christmas House Tour
    2012 Christmas House Tour
    2012 Christmas House Tour
    2012 Christmas House Tour

    All of the items were things I already owned, except for the bright red thrifted napkins.

    2012 Christmas House Tour

    I pulled the items from the tablescape to put together a vignette for Emily Henderson‘s mantel contest. Like I mentioned before, you can still vote for me here if you’d like!

    2012 Christmas House Tour

    Our living room got punched up with some bright red accents just for this season.

    2012 Christmas House Tour
    2012 Christmas House Tour
    2012 Christmas House Tour
    2012 Christmas House Tour

    Can’t take credit for the beautiful floral arrangement on our coffee table – it’s the bouquet I had from my friend Melanie’s gorgeous wedding a few weeks ago!

    2012 Christmas House Tour
    2012 Christmas House Tour

    I made a few simple changes to the gallery wall to make if feel more merry.

    2012 Christmas House Tour
    2012 Christmas House Tour
    2012 Christmas House Tour
    2012 Christmas House Tour
    2012 Christmas House Tour

    Yep, more boxwood clippings and some billy buttons for a garland. Like I said, those shrubs really needed trimmed!

    2012 Christmas House Tour
    2012 Christmas House Tour

    Lastly, the tree! I made the frames on the wall look like presents to complete the Christmasy look.

    2012 Christmas House Tour

    I wanted to use all the ornaments we had on our tree last year to avoid spending much on any new ones, but I did find some small bulbs, large glittery snowflakes, and a red tree skirt at a thrift store to punch it up a little more this year. I like my Christmas trees totally decked out! My goal next year is to make a big garland to add to the mix.

    2012 Christmas House Tour

    I decided that our new tradition would be to make an ornament from a slice of our Christmas tree every year (Pinterest idea, of course!).

    2012 Christmas House Tour

    On the back, I’m going to write highlights from every year so our tree will be covered in our memories!

    2012 Christmas House Tour
    2012 Christmas House Tour

    Hope you enjoyed the tour & are busy making Christmas memories with your families & friends!

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