Hey guys! Welcome to my holiday home tour! Jess, from Domicile 37 has been gracious enough to invite me to join her and 24 other creative and eclectic design bloggers to share their holiday/winter homes. I feel quite out of my league joining in with this talented group of ladies. At the bottom of this post, be sure to click on the links to check out some of these other gal’s homes. You will be inspired! Lots of non-traditional decor to enjoy.
Ok, so… On with the tour. I’m just going to make one little disclaimer first.
I AM NOT A PHOTOGRAPHER. Nor, have I taken any classes to better myself in this department, so please bear with me. The only thing that stresses me out more than decorating, is photographing. I am way overdue to step up my game in this department! Also, I don’t profess to have any Christmas design theme…So I guess the eclectic tour title suits me.
My Recipe for Holiday Decor Looks Something Like This…
1. Twinkle lights
2. Fresh tree & greens
3. DIY crafts & homemade wreaths
4. Vintage heirlooms…Some serious(Nativity), some quirky(elves, reindeer, santa)
5. Blazing hot fire
6. Christmas cards
Anyway, here we go!
Best thing about my Christmas decor this year is…
FRESH SNOW! Yay! Truly, I love a white Christmas. Don’t you? Hopefully the snow will stick around for the whole month!
Here are some porch photo’s to get us started.
The last picture ↑… I know, so random. Sometimes things/decor just evolve. This beautiful old toolbox was my mother-in-laws. The stuffed squirrel was a prank from one of my besties(long story). And, the cheap beer… Well, that belongs to my husband; who left it in a cardboard box by the front door for Thanksgiving… Classy, I know. So, I made a nice little home for it on the porch. Somehow, it all seems to go together… I mean, really, nothing screams WELCOME TO OUR HOME like a stuffed squirrel and cheap beer.
If you’ve been to my site before, you know that I like to have a little play in my decor.
So, now let’s move inside. I will be sharing our great room. Basically our kitchen, living room and dining room.
I love this vintage nativity…
I just finished refinishing this chair and making new cushions. I made this stool about 6 months ago.
Oh, and you probably want to see the tree… I had a terrible time trying to photo the tree because of the windows behind it. I’m sure this is when it is really helpful to have some photography know-how!
Mostly every year, we buy a $5 forest permit and go out into the Deschutes National Forest to cut our tree. Now, I know what most of you are thinking… That is a scraggly tree… It’s all trunk! Yup, that right. And, that’s exactly how I like it. It reminds me of a tall Charlie Brown tree. I personally really like the whimsical nature of these trees.
Here is a picture of our family from our Christmas tree cutting outing this year.
Sorry for the detour… Back to the Christmas tree.
I’ve used this little vintage angel for years… She’s dainty and sweet.
And, the elves… I bought them at the thrift store 17 years ago and I use them every year, still.
Oh, and maybe you noticed, but our tree doesn’t have a skirt. I mean, I have a skirt, but I just love this old red cast iron tree stand. It’s too pretty to cover up.
The kitchen and dining room.
Same perspective as above photo, with focus on outside.
Well folks, that’s about it. Thanks for visiting! Looks pretty cluttered to me in the photos… But, feels cozy on the inside, none the less!
I will leave you with a few night views as well….
Please head over to Go Haus Go to continue with the “Winter Eclectic Home Tours.” And, don’t forget to check out some of the other homes on the tour. You can do so by clicking on the links at the very bottom of the page.
Please Note: Links to Home Tour are not live until day of tour