Christmas 2012 Home Decor Tour

Good Morning! Welcome to our home for Christmas. This weekend we are hosting a Christmas party for my husband’s job team so I’ve been busy cleaning and preparing. I thought you’d like to take a look inside at this year’s holiday home decor! 

My parents have handed down and gifted quite a few beautiful Christmas pieces, and ornaments throughout the years so this year I was happy to have enough space to display it all. My mom and Grammy have always had beautiful taste in holiday decor and have for sure inspired and influenced my style. My goal is to combine higher end pieces from them, handmade items by me and inexpensive dollar store, thrift, and discount store items to make it all come together.
I had fun decorating the banisters with both garland and wreaths this year…..

I was handed down these Pottery Barn reindeer from my sweet Grammy and I’m in love with them! 
I was also gifted this this beautiful wood painted Santa from my parents. He’s about 2 feet tall and 
in our family room.
Can you believe I found these cute Christmas Stamp pilows at Ross for $7.99? Yep I said Ross! 
So we had drama with our pre-lit tree this year. Two rows of lights went out and after two days of messing with it and even buying one of those Christmas light evaluating tools, we gave up and just threw more stands of lights on it. If you look super close you can see the non lit lights…grrr. Oh well.
This year I added aqua to the cream and white tree.

I love this sheet music ribbon that says NOEL.
Lets highlight a few of my fav ornaments. These little ballet shoes remind me of my tiny dancer..$3 from Home Goods.
Oh when I saw this little guy at Target this year I couldn’t resist!
Last year I made a bunch of Mod Podge Ornaments with vintage map paper…
 Many of my ornaments are from the dollar store like all these…
 Do you love this Christmas Tree skirt from Home Goods? We needed to update our old one, and I love it!
Marshall’s had this beautiful vintage sheet music and vintage post card wrapping paper. I had looked everywhere for wrapping paper like this so I was jumping for joy in the store! (I know weird  right.) It’s just paper, but this detail makes me happy!
I made some little bird tags too.

The mantel this year turned out fun. 

Here is the post with all the details on how to make those $1 Stockings!

This is how I am displaying Christmas cards this year. (More on that later).
This door handle santa is fun because he has bells. My kids love it!
My downstairs bathroom has some holiday cheer!
I hung my pallet tree in there.
And in case you haven’t seen some of my previous posts, here is my fun whimsy dining table.

And my front entrance….
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Thank you so much for coming by my home!
I wish you all the joy & peace this season can bring.
Happy Holidays…



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Christmas Tree Party @ Restoration House

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My Fancy Frugal Whimsical Christmas Table

Well all the Christmas decorating is finished and now I’m in the cleanup and catch up on laundry mode. We’ve had 4 straight days of rain so I hope to get some better photos of my tree soon.
Today I’m sharing my classic yet whimsical and fun Christmas dinning table.
I recently picked up a few great steals at Home Goods and these white/red ice skates are now my favorite part of the table!
I needed a table runner and came home with this lovely…..
 I also have a runner hanging along the back chair.

My white feather wreath I made last year works great here…
 I was handed down these cute old school place mats from my mom and I love them…
These cute dollar store plates match perfect!
 This Santa was delivered to us as a gift. He’s actually a series of cardboard boxes and inside was candy & popcorn…I’m glad I saved him because he looks cute here!

Thanks so much for stopping and and always leaving such nice comments!


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LDO Designs Handmade Jewelry Shop

I recently received some super cute treats in the mail from a really sweet reader Lindsey who happens to be a school teacher with her own handmade jewelry business.
Just take a peek at all this awesomeness!

She hosts weekly giveaways of fun things from her shop on her blog so make sure to visit here here to enter! 
Follow LDO Designs on Facebook so you’ll know when to enter her giveaways.
I just love handmade gifts and I know you do too so lets show her some love and support for LDO Designs!
Christmas shopping anyone?? Yes please!
Her shop is so darling and filled with inexpensive yet cute goodies!
Happy Shopping!

I’m Guest Posting Today @ Polkadot Pretties: Holiday Canvas Art

I’m guest Posting today at Polkadot Pretties with a NEW post on how to make some canvas wall art for Christmas using photos and hand prints. 
Claire is having a 12 Days of Christmas Craft series on her wonderful blog!
Click here to check out my tutorial! And make sure to follow along see see a whole bunch of wonderful talent from some amazing craft bloggers.
Happy Christmas Crafting!! 

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