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Holiday Home Tour 2012

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Welcome to our Holiday Home! Pour yourself a cup of tea and grab a cupcake! As you well know, I absolutely adore decorating my home, especially during the Holidays! This year I took a little different approach on decorating though. Although I loved putting up all the Christmas Trees, this year I found it was just going to be too much. Life sometimes has a habit of creeping in and getting in the way of things.

Although I didn’t put up all the decorations that I usually do, I’m really excited about the new approach to keep things simple but yet magical!

The Front Porch is decorated with garland and vintage items that we have acquired over the years. It is but the first stop on the tour and sets the tone of what’s in store for our guests.

In the Foyer is the small Vintage Tree filled with ornaments that belonged to my Mom and Mother-in-law. The aqua mason jar holds bells for friends to take as they leave, to remind them to listen to what is important and believe this holiday season!

And the newest member to our home this year…our Magical Scandinavian Christmas Tree! Decorated in a red and white theme with do-it-yourself Christmas picks and handmade ornaments, and accenting the area are the flameless candle lanterns.

The Christmas Mantel got a whole new look this year to represent the feeling of the season! Do the bells of Christmas still ring for you? Do you Believe?

The Main Family Tree is decked out with white lights, burlap and all the ornaments we have collected over the years.

The Hoosier cabinet is in a corner of the Living Room now, we love it to take photo shoots on, but the Dining Room is so dark and the lighting is terrible, so we moved it.

The Entertaining Center, which now holds fabric and tablecloths, was recently moved into the Dining Room. An vintage sled, tree, garland and some of the Santas from my collection were added.

The buffet was decorated with a very simple {less than 15 minutes} Holiday Centerpiece.

My Cupcake Tree is perfect for the kitchen too! The cupcake ornaments from my very good friend, Dawn, jars with sprinkles and a few clear ornaments with sprinkles as well.

And above the kitchen sink, we added this cool, vintage…kind of junky, but it’s one of my favorite things – Wooden Ladder.

Gumdrop Trees for our Kiddie Breakfast, though small, bring such brightness to the holiday season.

And off to my office for a little more fun with the Glam Tree!  I hope you have enjoyed my Holiday Home Tour!

Homemade for the Holidays

Linking to…Holiday Home Party, Cottage Magpie


  1. I adore your gumdrop trees. Merry Christmas

  2. Oh how lovely! I can’t believe that this is a simplified version for you lol. It all looks so elaborate and fun, like Babes in Toyland! Thanks for having me 😉

  3. Fantastic job!

    I can’t image how it looks on a non ‘simple’ year! I loved the I loved your Scandinavian tree area with the lanterns and the tops of your Hoosier and Entertainment centers.

    Thanks for sharing this beauty with us!

    1. Thanks Deanna! The Scandinavian tree is my favorite this year! Thanks for stopping by!
      Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  4. Love keeping it simple! We did the same thing this year, and it has been so refreshing.

    Your gumdrop trees are adorable, though I’m afraid they would be picked clean at our house 🙂

    1. Thanks for stopping by Gina! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  5. it all looks awesome- the entry is amazing and i love the gumdrop trees and table!

    1. So glad you enjoyed my Holiday Home Tour, Cassie! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  6. Thank you for sharing. I certainly did enjoy the tour. Everything is so festive. It is evident you put in a lot of hard work.

  7. Oh my gosh, it’s so gorgeous and cozy and full of Christmas! I love the Hoosier cabinet! I haven’t even decorated our ONE tree yet!?! Can I come to your house? 🙂

    1. Thanks so much Sue! Absolutely! I LOVE company and rarely get any. Thanks for stopping by!
      Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  8. What an inviting entrance!! I especially like your simple buffet and the children’s gumdrop trees!! It’s fun to see how you changed things up since you shared your bits of autumn at Melissa’s fall party.
    Merry Christmas!

  9. YAY! That entry is amazing, your home and decor is beautiful. I love it! Thanks so much for joining the party, and YAHOO for being first again! You rock.

  10. Enjoyed the tour – thanks. What caught my eye was the gumdrop tree. I made these for years and then the children grew up and I didn’t make them anymore. Now since we have a grandchild you bet I will continue to make them. Keep those wonderful ideas coming.

  11. Liz, everything is truly lovely. What a wonderful time you and all will have at your lovely home. The best to you and yours.

  12. Pamela Christopher says:

    You are so very talented-your home is lovely . I enjoy your blog, decorating, recipes, and all you do. I hope your family makes wonderful Christmas memories and 2013 brings much happiness.

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