What? How can it be that the holidays are now over. Before I put everything away, I am sharing our 2021 Beautiful Holiday Home Tour.
Was it me or did 2021 go by quick?
During the time between Christmas and New Year, I took some time off to spend with my family.
My son, Zach who is a Weekend Sport Anchor was unable to come home at Christmas. He was home on December 28th for a week long visit.
Zach is on the left with my other son, Tyler on the right. They are the youngest of my four children.
Yes, they are fraternal twins! The gentleman in the middle is my husband of 31 years.
It is wonderful with him to be driving distance away. This past year, he relocated from Rochester, MN to Charleston, WV in a higher view bracket for news. It is great to have him with in driving distance.
This year, I found these great trees that light up that are urn fillers. I found them on Amazon for a set of two under $60. Unfortunately, they are no longer available. Darn it! They sold out pretty fast.
What I love about them, they can stay out for the winter. Guess what? They fold down completely flat for storage. Not kidding!
My stone Frenchie got a holiday dress up. With some fabric scraps, I cut a scarf with some fringes.
My lantern stays outside all year round. It looks pretty next to the trees in the urns lit up. A colorful red plaid throw on the rocker adds to the festive cozy feel. These pillows found here are made for outdoor use. I absolutely love them and keep them out all year long. It adds another layer of texture.
On the small table I have fresh greens and really berries in a white ironstone pitcher. The temperatures in December have not been very cold. Temperatures where the water will freeze, the container comes indoors.
The old sled will stay out there through the winter with the faux green pine and pinecones. The rope is a nice alterative to a bow.
This year my holiday decorations in the family room were done in hues of gray, cream, gold, silver and green.
At a local market, I found an old sleigh. It was in bright red and green. With a little paint I was able to transform it into a beautiful decoration for under my Christmas tree to hold presents. You can read about How to Repaint a Wooden Sleigh for Under Your Tree here.
I really like how the sleigh turned out. The colors are perfect for our home.
I did something different with my ribbons. It was tough deciding which two ribbons to use and pair together. I decided to create ribbon bundles of five different ribbons that coordinated together. All of the ribbons were wired ribbons.
It made the Christmas tree look more elegant. I really love how this year main tree turned out.
KITCHEN DINING ROOM
The green, whites and wood tones all ties in well with the color scheme in the family room. I made this easy centerpiece for my table. Two Easy & Beautiful Craft Projects for a Farmhouse Style Table can be found on this blog post.
This cabinet is on a wall between my kitchen and family room. Our home is an open concept. The rooms all flow together. It is perfect for family gatherings.
This this cabinet, I display my collection of Putz Houses, lots of Santa Claus figures, new and vintage items. A large lit faux green swap with lights (on a timer) are on pair of antique skis
FORMAL Dining Room
I said formal and there is really nothing formal about me home. It is a cozy home to relax.
The dining room and kitchen chandeliers have tiny pine wreathes around the bottom of the light bulb. Can you believe they are napkin rings from the Hearth & Hand line at Target.
The table has a gold runner in the center. A large oversized antique dough bowl with a lantern, flicker candle, faux pine greens, bell picks and faux berries creates my table centerpiece. These were items that I had on hand. Cost savings to always shop your own home first.
The same frosted faux 10″ wreathes are tied to the backs of wooden chairs with gold rope found at a local craft store (Hobby Lobby).
You can read about how to make these three beautiful & simple DIY mini Christmas Trees here.
This mudroom is my favorite room to decorate. It is where the grandchildren come in to put their shoes, coats and backpacks. They know that shoes and special toys that are brought with to sleep are out of harms way from Piper our French Bulldog. That’s her butt in the photo. LOL
In front of the window, I have an antique dough box. A small Christmas tree with lights and fair lights sits in a vintage looking tin box with a Santa face. My neighbor can see the Christmas tree from her yard and any one that drive pass. It was the perfect place for this table top tree.
To convert to winter theme, I will remove the Christmas items out. The small trees and pillows will stay. The sign will be replace with my regular Farmhouse sign.
This holiday season, I spent way too much time at the Hot Cocoa Bar. I have it set-up with winter and put out different mugs with a winter them.
This dough bowl on my center island got moved around a lot between the kitchen island and the coffee table. A group of amazing bloggers and I got together to show how to style dough bowls. Their website links are in my blog post.
IN between Spaces
This year my plan was to put one main tree. Normally, I have about 6 tree up in the house. I had a special request from my son, Tyler. He had already put a tree up in his bedroom.
Tyler volunteered to help me and we did this tree together. Let the decision as to where to put the tree up to him. He thought the tree would look nice near the staircase in the center of our home.
It is nice to have some tall like Tyler at 6′ 3″. At 5′ 2″, I have to pull out the ladder! I made up homemade hot cocoa with holiday music in the background. It has some of our favorite ornaments, some vintage and family treasured items too. The grandchildren got a kick out of the Reindeer RD metal sign.
The previous year’s garland were swags made with real greenery. I had several of them on staircase railings with bows. This year, I have faux greens with some of the cream and gold ribbon that matches the family room tree.
The bells are from McGee Co. The sweet miniature Santa mugs were a fun find at a local country decor store. They were fasten into my greenery with thin wire gold ribbon.
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my project list for 2022
- Pantry DIY Project
- Laundry Room DIY Project
- Craft Room Storage Revamp & DIY
- Board & Batten DIY
- French Country Bedroom Makeover with DIY
- Mudroom Refresh
- Dixie Belle Paint Project Every Month (from furniture to crafts)
- Lots Craft Projects with tutorial
- Introduction to Craft Classes.
It is just some of the projects that I have in stored for 2022. Be sure to check back each week.
Here is to a fantastic 2022! Have a happy and safe holiday, friend!