2021 Beautiful Holiday Home Tour


Before I put everything away, I am sharing our 2021 Beautiful Holiday Home Tour. Was it me or did 2021 go by quick?

The holidays bring a special warmth to our homes, and a big part of that feeling comes from festive decorations. But what if you have a family member who can’t be there for the usual holiday decorating takedown? Keeping the decorations up a little longer can be a thoughtful gesture. It can make them feel that you are extending the holiday for them.

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During the time between Christmas and New Year, we took some time off to spend with family. Gathering with loved ones, whether close by or far away, is a hallmark of the season. This special time offers a chance to reconnect, create lasting memories, and strengthen the bonds that tie us together.

Our son, Zach, who is a Weekend Sport Anchor was unable to come home at Christmas. He arrived home to visit after Christmas 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 within 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!

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My stone Frenchie got a holiday dress up. With some fabric scraps, I cut a scarf with some fringes.

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The lanterns stays outside all year round. It looks pretty next to the trees in the urns lit up. A colorful red plaid throw blanket on the rocker adds to the festive cozy feel. These pillows found made for outdoor use. It adds another layer of texture.

On the small table I have fresh greens and real 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.

This year my holiday decorations in the family room were done in hues of gray, cream, gold, silver, and green.

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At a local market, I found an old sleigh. It was bright red and green. With a little paint I was able to transform it into a beautiful decoration under my Christmas tree to hold presents. You can read about How to Repaint a Wooden Sleigh for Under Your Tree here.

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I really like how the sleigh turned out. The colors are perfect for our home.

The Christmas tree had a metal star on top. The ornaments were glass bulbs in rich green, silver and gold. Wooden ornaments with the words Grace are enough; Bless this house; and Love lives here adorn the tree. Metal stars, glass glittery pinecone and glass cloches with churches filled the branches.

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’s 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.

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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.

2021 Holiday Tour - Family Room

Our dining room is cozy and relaxing. There is nothing formal about it.

2021 Holiday Tour - Dining Room

The dining room and kitchen chandeliers have tiny pine wreathes around the bottom of the light bulb.

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).

On the antique sideboard, there are handmade vintage inspired trees and darling snowman. A white riser is the perfect display for the items.

A metal “White Christmas” sign was hung above the mirror. It was found at a local shop. Originally, it was placed in front of the riser.

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You can read about how to make these three beautiful & simple DIY mini Christmas Trees here.

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The mudroom is my favorite room to decorate for the holidays. In front of the window, an antique dough box sits. A small Christmas tree with lights and fairy lights sits inside a vintage looking tin box with a Santa face. Anyone that drives pass our house can see the twinkling tree lights.

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Do you love Hot Cocoa? The winter and holidays would not be complete without a Hot Cocoa Station. You can read about How To Make The Most Amazing Hot Cocoa and Setting Up A Hot Cocoa bar here.

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This dough bowl is perfect to use it on a kitchen island, coffee table or console table. Here are some ways on how to style dough bowls.

My son, Tyler volunteered to help me with this tree. It is nice to have some tall like Tyler at 6′ 3″. At 5′ 2″, I have to pull out the ladder!

We had homemade hot cocoa with holiday music in the background. Together, we decorated the tree with our favorite ornaments, vintage ornaments, and family treasured items too. The grandchildren got a kick out of the Reindeer RD metal sign.

The previous year’s garland, we had swags made with real greenery. We used several of them on staircase railings with bows. This year, we have faux greens with some 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 fastened into my greenery with thin wire gold ribbon.

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Here is to a fantastic 2022! Have a happy and safe holiday, friend!

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  1. Your home is gorgeous Tammy! I know I would feel right at home there because you have made it so welcoming 😊 I’m especially loving the scarf on the Frenchie and the hot cocoa bar! In fact, I’m going to make hot cocoa right now!! Happy New Year – I’m excited to watch you do your projects 🙂

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