Our Christmas Home Tour 2015

Hi friends!  I am beyond thrilled to be participating in the Christmas Home Tours series hosted by Marty @ A Stroll Thru Life.  She is such a sweet person and has rounded up a talented group of bloggers to show their holiday homes.

If you are heading over from Monica Wants It– Welcome!  I am so happy to have you here and hope you find something inspirational to recreate (or at least tuck away for Pinterest for “later”)!

I usually have a distinct theme for my holiday decorating but this year, I honesty went with what felt beautiful in the moment.  I am calling it “Merry and Bright with a Hint of Winter White.”

Since this is a tour, why don’t we start at my outdoor entry.

2015 Holiday Home Tour 1

I am very lucky to have a partially covered patio, so all of these goodies can stay out all season long!

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One of my favorite vingettes ever involved rain boots and tulips (you can see it here).  So, I thought I would recreate it with a holiday twist!

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I was so excited to find this handmade birch sign at a boutique recently.  I thought about DIY’ing it but then had flashes of burning myself with a glue gun and almost sawing a finger off and I reconsidered.

Well enough of the great outdoors, come on inside.

Christmas Home Tour 2

I have a very small entry way, so my tiny console table is decorated with some simple silver ball ornaments.  The pop of pink from the orchid is enough color!  My vintage Staffordshire dogs got a little makeover with some fancy beaded fringe ornaments.

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Next, you will find our dining room.  My entire dining room set is a Craigslist score.  You gotta love the look for less.

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No home tour would be complete without my beloved zebra which was an estate sale find!  In order to match the lavender fabric on the chairs, I went with purple ornaments for him (yes, it is a him!)

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We have a lovely crystal chandelier that is original to our 1920’s home and I have been dying to do something with it at Christmas for years.  This year, I opted for Amaryllis flowers and simple greenery.

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To the side of our dining room, we have another small console table that was a bargain find from Marshall’s that I pained with Annie Sloan Chalk paint.

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Now onto my personal favorite-the tree!  We get a fresh tree and are lucky that we have high ceilings, so we get a pretty tall one.  Last year we had a “leaner” that almost caused a divorce :)

 

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Most of my ornaments are jewel toned, which I love.  However, one of these years, I would love to invest in some classic red and green decor for the holidays.  If only money were no object.  A different themed tree every year -right?

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I used some antlers to showcase some African glass beads I recently bought at an Antique Faire and I love how organic they look.

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My abstract art piece got an interesting twist with some geometric ornaments from Ikea strung together on some string.  It could not have been simpler to do, but has such a whimsical impact.

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Next up is our mantle, which is the stepchild of my home.  I vowed this year to have my husband take down our flat screen TV so I could properly display it in is glory, but alas, you will get edited version of it.

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Here are a few shots of our tree at night!

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This is our tree as I sit here tonight.  I hope you enjoyed the tour!  If you would like to check out our Christmas Home Tour from 2014 go here.

 

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Next on the tour today is Sherry from No Minimalist Here.  Make sure to also stop by the other talented bloggers featured today.

Summer at Simple Stylings

Carmel at Our Fifth House

Kim at Tidbits & Twine

Monica at Monica Wants It

You can find the entire Christmas Home Tour Line Up for this week at A Stroll Thru Life.

Last but not least, you can link up your very own holiday decor starting on Friday, December 11th. I can’t wait to see what my lovely readers have in store.  So, shoot and click and up load some fantastic holiday decor photos!

If you would like to keep in touch about the projects and happenings around here, you can keep in touch by following me on: Pinterest   Instagram   Bloglovin

Thank you so much for taking time to stop by today. I hope you found something to inspire you. Have a very Merry Christmas!

xoxo,

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  1. Gorgeous tour, I love everything starting at the entry with your sleigh and that fabulous Santa. The rainboots with tulips is so pretty too. Of course you know that I adore that zebra, he is just one amazing guy and your beautiful purple colors are wonderful. Everything is beautifully done.

  2. Jennifer you have created so many lovely vignettes for the holiday. So, so lovely.
    May the blessings of the season be yours.

    • Thank you so much Laura! Your tour was fantastic as well. I am so glad I got to meet so many wonderful bloggers participating in this tour. You have a new follower for sure! Have a very Merry Christmas!

  3. Everything is gorgeous!! I LOVE your colors:-)

  4. Fantastic tour, Jennifer! I love, love, love your entry table and those jewel-toned ornaments are amazing. It’s been great sharing a tour day with you! Happy holidays!

    • Thank you so much Kim! I need to seriously try that DIY wreath from your tour. So nice meeting you via the tour- Gotta love Blogland! Enjoy the holidays with your friends and family!

  5. Jennifer, Your home is decorated beautifully for Christmas! The jewel tone tree is stunning. Happy Holidays.
    Sherry

    • Thank you so much Sherry. Your tour stole my heart with that peacock and greenery skirt. It was fun sharing tour days with you. Have a very happy holiday season in your beautiful home!

  6. Love what you did outside and the pops of color inside! Gorgeous!

  7. Absolutely love it Jennifer. Its like i was right there taking it all in in person. I just love your tree and your pretty dining room. So lovely friend.

  8. Your home is stunning! That colorful tree of yours is the stuff dreams are made of. So beautiful! :)

  9. Jennifer! What a lovely tour! That zebra is everything. I wouldn’t be surprised if my mom painted it. Ha ha. She used to paint huge animal ceramics back in the early 80’s. Brought back lots of memories. I just loved every detail. Merry Christmas to you and yours! xox

  10. Your home is truly a jewel to behold Jennifer! I’m in love with the Santa vignette and that Zebra is so unique and so gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your holiday home in the 12 days of Christmas Blogger Tour Link Party! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  11. Jennifer, I so enjoyed your home tour, especially your glorious Christmas tree! I love the colors you used on it, so joyful and beautiful! Merry Christmas to you and yours and thanks for sharing your home.

  12. Jennifer this is one of the prettiest trees I have seen this year. The jewel tones are gorgeous. Over the past couple of years, I’ve been missing those tones in my Christmas decor. I feel inspired to start all over again and redecorate before next week. LOL.

    I really enjoyed your home tour and pinned quite a few photos to my own boards as well as a group one that I belong too.

    Merry Christmas,
    Olivia
    Reinvented Collection

    • Thank you so much Olivia! I love my jewel tones but sometimes I would love to start it all over too and go with something different. Thanks so much for stopping by and for pinning my photos! Heading over now to your blog to check it out. Have a very Merry Christmas as well! xo

  13. Love the colorful touches–I’m featuring this tomorrow on 11 Magnolia Lane as one of my favorites from this month’s Pretty Preppy Party.

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