Thursday, December 15, 2011

Christmas 2011 House Tour

This year is special year -- the first Christmas in our new house! With that came buying a lot of new stuff and a lot more DIYing. Other than ornaments that did not fit our color schemes this year and a garland made for a long stair banister (which we no longer have), we used everything we already owned!

Den (the one day Game Room)


Epson Salt, glitter, double-sided tape are a theme throughout. Can you spot them all?

Living Room (where we spend most of our time) Our large tree and our huge new mantel. You can see & read more on our one and only mantle (versus the 5 we had in The Old House) here which I linked up to a couple of parties.

DIYed Mercury glass candle holders using pieces from Dollar Tree glued together.

Living Room Looking into Den.

Love the spinning disco balls

Dining Room

Going upstairs (window is where the 1921 house ended. an addition was added in 2006-7 we think.)
Master Bedroom

First year our 3 year old Christmas cactus has bloomed!

Got this table on Craigslist for $5. Planning on doing a chalk paint finish on it.


The topiaries are DIYed because I just couldn't pay $70 or more each at Lowes. I bought the trees at Big Lots for $14.88 each, the urns from Lowes for $11 each, liquid nailed the trees into the urns and added $6 worth of marble chips from Lowes for weight. Total worth the extra effort.
DIYed wreath

Got this at a thrift store for $4. It is gianormous.

Add Dollar store picks and HobLob ornaments

See previous Christmas Tours here:

I'm linking up; there's some BEAUTIFUL stuff out there:

holiday open house buttonThe DIY Show Off

The DIY Show Off

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  1. I love all of the colors on your tree! It looks so beautiful and happy!

  2. I was thinking the same thing as Ashley! I LOVE your big tree!!! :)

  3. Your colorful tree is so pretty! Thanks for linking up with me for our Christmas Cheer party (:

  4. All your decor is so pretty! I love love love the diy mercury glass with the dollars store stuff glued on, so cute! Your trees are fabulous, you are so good at decorating them! Love your blog :) I am your newest follower!

  5. Love your topiaries! I may have to steal your idea for next year, since I'm never willing to spend a lot on outdoor decorations. Thanks for the tour. I quite enjoyed it!

  6. I just love your living room tree, all your decorations are beautiful.

  7. Thanks for the sweet comments Ladies! You're so kind. Merry Christmas!!

  8. wow! What a beautiful way to decorate for the holidays! Love the Christmas trees!
    OH and I thought youd be interested in my "cashmere-soft" throw giveaway!!!


  9. I love all the sparkle! Well done, Vonda, especially the way you carried it throughout the house. Your dining room decor is my ultimate favorite... so classy. Merry Christmas!!!


  10. Such beautiful decor but the dining room centerpiece is my favorite. So pretty.