Christmas Home Tour 2014

 

Christmas Home Tour 2014 Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

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Welcome my sweet friends! Last week I shared my Christmas Courtyard decked for the Holidays, and today I am back to share the inside of my home as part of the Home for the Holidays Christmas home tour!

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Here is my entryway that I already shared…

Christmas Courtyard

Come on in…

Christmas Home Tour 2014 Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

As you enter, you face our stairwell.  I found this metal wall art  this summer at a yard sale for $5. I painted it in the Spring, and it’s perfect to display wreaths for the seasons…

Christmas Home Tour 2014 Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

Just to the right you’ll be led into the dining room…

Christmas Home Tour 2014 Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

The stunning carpet is from Shaw Carpets. The dining set was an $85 thrift store score.

My mantel has a “Two Turtle Doves” theme as part of the Twelve Days of Christmas Tour. I kept the theme going in the dining room by incorporating feathers into the centerpiece:

Christmas Dining Room Centerpiece Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

You can see how simple it was to put together here.

Christmas Home Tour 2014 Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

This was my China Cabinet I purchased shortly after I was married.  I was about to put it out for my neighborhood’s annual yard sale when I decided instead to paint it. Annie Sloan paint brought it right up to date!

Christmas Home Tour 2014 Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

I continued the turtle dove theme with the addition of these sweet birds in these little last minute arrangements I made out of old bathroom globes. I purchased the birds and the centerpiece feathers at JoAnn Fabrics.

Christmas Home Tour 2014 Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

I decorated around my thrift store ironstone finds…

Christmas Home Tour 2014 Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

This ironstone creamer is perfect for a tiny arrangement:

Christmas Home Tour 2014 Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

 

Christmas Home Tour 2014 Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

Our home is one big open floor plan with only the staircase to break up the downstairs space. If you continue around you’ll enter the kitchen.

It got a new paint job this summer. So glad that job is done! You can see the dreary before here.

I just added a few Holiday touches to the kitchen…like the boxwood wreath to the cabinet door, and the tree in the window box…

Christmas Home Tour 2014 Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

…and this sweet deer from TJ Maxx. My four year old keeps stealing the candy canes…need to move them out of reach of sticky little fingers!

Christmas Home Tour 2014 Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

Between the kitchen and living area, is this cozy spot I like to curl up in …

Christmas Home Tour 2014 Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

A festive wreath on my DIY mirror and a lighted arrangement on the table add a little holiday flare to this spot. The cozy blankets and sweater pillow will keep us warm all winter. My magazines are hidden under the blanket. 🙂

You can really see how open our floorplan is here…as in NO walls…

Christmas Home Tour 2014 Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

The cabinet in the foreground above is pictured below. It was a thrift store sewing cabinet, and holds my machine and all my notions.

Christmas Home Tour 2014 Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

 

Christmas Home Tour 2014 Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

Gold shatter-proof ornaments are used in several places to add a bit of bling for not a lot of dough. I bought a couple of large containers of them at Walmart for less than $5 each.

Another ironstone piece holds this simple touch of greenery…

Christmas Home Tour 2014 Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

Continuing to the left is our fireplace:

Christmas Home Tour 2014 Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

This is my “Two Turtle Doves” Wreath and Mantel from our Twelve Days of Christmas Tour. The Sweater Stockings were made from sweaters I retrieved from our goodwill bag in the garage.

Christmas Home Tour 2014 Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

The glass candelabras are thrift store dessert dishes glued bottom to top. They were originally part of my Pottery Barn-inspired Halloween Mantel (very cool if you haven’t seen it!), and I decided to keep them around a little while longer.

Christmas Home Tour 2014 Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

 

Christmas Home Tour 2014 Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

 

Christmas Home Tour 2014 Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

This little sweater deer hanging out on my Coffee Table is a favorite find from last year at Target.

Christmas Home Tour 2014 Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

More cheapo  shatter-proof ornaments are looking very festive in my hurricane glass container from Kirklands…

Christmas Home Tour 2014 Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

And finally… the tree…oh my poor poor tree.   There was a little accident involving the tree late Sunday afternoon. If you follow me on instagram, you already know…

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Can you say naked backside? I think the ornaments I crammed on the front must have weighed it down. But, with my sweet hubby’s help and perseverance, we got it back together.

I wasn’t joking about the ornaments weighing it down though…

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I cram that baby full! No shame here.

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Look how pretty Google+ Auto Awesome made my Christmas Tree look:

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I love that! Thanks, Google+!

And that wraps up my 2014 Christmas Home Tour!

Christmas Home Tour 2014 Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

 

Hope you enjoyed the tour!

You might also enjoy my Christmas Home Tour 2013 Part 1:

Christmas Home Tour 2013 Part 1 Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

Or my Christmas Home Tour 2013, Part 2:

Christmas Home Tour 2013 Part 2 Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

 There is lots more Christmas inspiration ahead! There are 24 more fabulous bloggers eager to share their homes with you all week long!

 

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Comments

  1. Christy, your house is, (as it was last Christmas), beautiful! You have cleared the way for me to use the ‘cheap’ ornaments I found last week. I wasn’t sure if they would stage well, and I see they’ll be perfect AND stretch my budget.

  2. Donna Lee says:

    you have a beautiful home. I love all the white furniture too. Great decorating. Merry Christmas!!

  3. very pretty

  4. I love your mantel. It’ so pretty and serene. And hey, it’s not Christmas until the tree falls down 🙂

  5. So many wonderful things to love! I am not sure where to start! I think my fave is the face planted tree! lol the photo after that, one would NEVER have guess the before unless you showed that photo! Your heart must have sunk, excellent job restoring it to such a masterpiece. That little sweater deer has stolen my heart though, he’s so cute! Happy holidays and thank-you for the beautiful tour!

    • Thanks so much, Laurie! I lost a couple of really dear-to-me ornaments and I was seriously fighting back tears, but then I said, “Wait…let me get my camera!” and then we started laughing, so it’s all good. Luckily my little one wasn’t nearby! So glad to have you over for a visit! XO

  6. Everything looks stunning Christy! Aside from that courtyard of yours, your table centerpiece is my favorite!! Wishing you a happy week!

  7. I loved seeing your lovely home. The white dishes and the mercury glass were so pretty. Ha on the tree, and did I spy a skirted cover for your toaster? I need to see that up close. It really looked pretty!!

  8. Beautiful, Christy! I love all of your special Christmas touches. If you don’t watch out, you’ll be on a VB Christmas house tour!

  9. Erin Kaven says:

    Can totally relate having had my tree fall over twice (and many tears over broken ornaments like my It’s a Wonderful Life glass Radko and two of my first Christmas baby ornaments. Now we tie it up to a hook on the ceiling.

  10. Such pretty pictures Christy! Your house looks so warm and cozy and I love all of the little pops of blue throughout! I think your mantel is my favorite!

  11. So pretty, I love the hutch and your dining room table!!

  12. Oh my Christy my heart sank when I saw that tree on the ground! Looks like you were able to salvage it perfectly. Your home is gorgeous – you are definitely The Vignette Queen!

    • Thanks, Marie! My poor tree…I should say my poor hubby. He worked overtime getting that tree to stay up! I hope you are finding time in this crazy blogging world to enjoy this season! This was my last tour, so I am ready to chill out. 🙂 XO

  13. Your home is beautiful inside and out! (just like you) You’re so clever to carry the bird theme into the dining room with feathers. And what’s Christmas without a tree mishap?

    • Thanks so much, Angie! I originally purchased the birds and feathers when I was trying to come up with a themed mantel, but didn’t use them. They worked perfectly in the dining room. Thanks for hosting such a great tour! XOXO

  14. Just beautiful!!! Everything looks so lovely 🙂 Thank you for sharing your your home.

    Merry Christmas…
    Sherri

  15. Everything looks so warm and inviting, starting with the beautiful porch. I love the mix of mercury/silver and gold…it’s one of my favorite looks. And, I’m still loving your turtle dove mantel.

  16. This is heavenly! You have such a beautiful home. For the longest time, our motto was: “It isn’t Christmas until the tree falls down!” Every. single. year. Finally we got a decent tree and it hasn’t happened for a couple years now, knock on wood.

    • Thanks, Lindsey! Our tree fell down last year too, but it wasn’t decorated yet…I seriously think I have way too many ornaments on the poor thing and the back is totally naked since it’s in the corner. We tried to distribute them a little more evenly when we got it back on its feet lol. Fingers crossed. 😉

  17. Thank you for the home tour Christy. It all looks so lovely, but what about your poor tree… I’m glad it wasn’t damaged. There were so many little touches to admire and it looks so welcoming. I hope you have an amazing Christmas season.
    Merry Christmas,
    Kerryanne

  18. your home is gorgeous- love the dining area especially!

  19. Wow, there is so much that I love about your Christmas tour Christy – actually everything! <3 I also realized that the dining set I bought recently looks similar to yours… pinning that also for inspiration when I redo mine. 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing your home and being part of the tour – have a Merry Christmas!

    • Thanks, Jen! I’m so glad I got to be a part of your tour. 🙂 I love my dining room table and still can’t believe it had been sitting at the thrift store for over a month! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas! XOXO

  20. Aww your poor tree! Glad you got it all put back together. It looks beautiful. I LOVE all of the gold everywhere and the mercury glass on your dining table.

  21. Wow, just stunning Christy!!! STUNNING! Every detail. Love the new rug by the way!! And oh my…your poor bare naked backed tree!!! lol (not funny I know!) But it’s a beauty all back up.
    Love it all! xo
    Nancy

  22. Beautiful! I fell in love with your dining room at first glance. The rest of the tour was icing on the cake. Thank you for sharing.

  23. Fonda Rush says:

    The banner ads that appear at the bottom of your photos detract from the images.

    • Fonda…unfortunately creating content that I provide FREE to anyone who enjoys it, is not free to me, so they help cover what I spend to run this blog. There is an option to close them if you don’t want to see them, and out of 29 images, only three display ads.

  24. Everything is so lovely Christy! Such a warm and welcoming Christmas home! Have a great week and Happy Holidays!
    Leslie

  25. Wow your home is gorgeous!!! And that upside down tree….how cool is that!

  26. Christy,
    Everything is just gorgeous. I so love your style. I so hate that about your tree falling!!! Merry Christmas!! XXOO Christy

  27. Oh! I just found your site from pinterest. Love your style, your home, and your blog. So happy to ser that you use thrift store/ walmart goodies in an upscale home. It looks fabulous! Can’t wait to go back and see all your makeovers. Thanks for sharing.

    • Thanks so much for the sweet comment, Kelly! There’s a whole lot of thrift store/yard sale upcycling going on around here. I’m so glad to have you here, and I hope you’ll come back and visit often. 🙂

  28. Every time I see your home I do a little silent gasp and think, wow! Everything always looks so lovely and your Christmas Home Tour has all of the elements of another eye-candy decorating treat!

  29. Peggy Thal says:

    Great tour! Everything looks beautiful. I had our tree fall over too in the middle of the night. Too many ornaments that weighed the tree over. Lost a few pretty ones but could have been worse. Now I tie my tree up so it can not fall . – When a tree falls in the house you can definitely hear it in the middle of the night.

    • Thank you, Peggy! I bet the sound of your tree falling scared the begeez out of you in the middle of the night! I lost a few precious ornaments too, but like you said, it could have been worse. Have a Merry Christmas! XO

  30. Isn’t that one of the worst feelings to see your poor tree lying facedown on the floor after you’ve taken the time and love to make it look pretty?!?! I’m glad you were able to get it back together. Your home is lovely! I’m loving how you did the mantel. And I NEED one of those cute sweater deer from Target!

    • Yes it is, Jamie! I was more upset that I lost a few very sentimental ornaments, but before I let my hubby touch it, I had to grab a picture. Then we started laughing so it was all good. Glad our four year old wasn’t nearby! And that deer is one of my favorite things…I could kick myself for not getting two! Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a Merry Christmas! XO

  31. Everything looks so pretty and I especially like the way you have the front porch and door decorated.

  32. One of the very best Home Tours this year- if not THE BEST…oh and the tree thingie- this happened to me every year till I cemented the tree stand into a lightweight- but substantial large flower pot- and nothing ever knocked it over again! Merry Christmas, and thanks for sharing your lovely home.

  33. I said it before and I’ll say it again…the glass candle holders using the dessert cups is quite clever! Happy holidays! ~Julie

  34. Beautiful house. Your Christmas decor is elegant.
    Your front porch really caught my eye. We have the same slate tile in our entryway. I’m campaigning to have my husband cover our contractor stoop.

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