Welcome to my Christmas Home Tour Part Two. Let’s light my favorite Frazier Fir Christmas candle and begin where we left off. We spend a lot of time in our converted game room (you can read about that transition here,) so we wanted to infuse a little Christmas spirit into the room where we live. We added a small Leylandi Cypress that could be planted outdoors after Christmas for a more natural look. I prefer it with simple white lights.
Under the tree is a Santa that was a gift from my now deceased mother in law. She had his coat made out of an old fur stole of hers. The sheep have been munched on by every lab we have had. Don’t look too close.
On the wall next to the sofa are two vintage shutters from Patine. They are dressed up with a fluffed and zhushed Costco wreath and adorned with burlap ribbon.
The TV is hidden behind old green shutters. I added our old needlepoint stockings to the front for color. The twig table is home to a vintage canvas duck decoy and a fabulous antique box inherited from our in-laws. The old jeweler’s sign came from Crawfords Antiques. They have been a great resource for antiques over the years.
I just dressed up the hanging lantern above our little table in the corner with a few foraged greens and faux berries. The blue stoneware vase is filled with fresh greens and (don’t tell anyone) faux berries. I have no problem using faux if it looks real.
The last few years we have placed our (faux) tree in the little alcove off the dining room that goes out to the side garden. We just lock the door and it creates a great little niche for the tree and presents.
The tree is not a decorator tree. I don’t change it up year after year. It is filled with ornaments that have special meaning and have been collected over our 40+ years of marriage.
This ornament says 1978. It was a hallmark ornament (remember them?). It is made of plastic. Back in the 70’s most ornaments were just colored balls.
These ornaments from Walnut Ridge are highly collectible now. The Labrador was purchased when we got our first yellow lab over 22 years ago. The cat was purchased in honor of our daughter’s favorite (all of ours actually) cat Lilly.
The packages under the tree are wrapped in black, white and green. I have linked to every ribbon and paper that is still available in the widget at the bottom of the post. The polka dot papers are sugar paper from Target. The green felt tree ribbon is from Joanne’s.
Shop Wrapping Goodies and Candles
How are you coming with your Christmas shopping and decorating? Didn’t it all happen so early this year? I hope you enjoyed Part Two of my Christmas Home Tour. On Friday I will be back with a beautiful Christmas tablescape from my friend Roxanne and a great dress from Comfy USA for Artful Home. You can find the first part of my Christmas Tour here. Below is the final roundup for all of the tours if you haven’t had a chance to check them out. If you aren’t on Christmas overload I am also joining my friend Janet from Shabby Fu Fu and Rhoda from Southern Hospitality They are hosting a link up with more Christmas magic as well.
In case you missed any of the houses last week, we’re listing them all in order. To see more, just click on the link below the photo. We hope you’ll visit each and every holiday home on the tour.
| Dixie Delights |
| Summer Adams |
| Sincerely Sara D |
| A Blissful Nest |
| Citrine Living |
| Setting For Four |
| The Pink Clutch |
| Maison de Cinq |
| Heathered Nest |
| Home by Heidi |
| Quarters One |
Here’s a handy pinnable graphic so you can revisit these stunning homes at your leisure:
Merry (early) Christmas, and thanks for stopping by!