Sunday, December 5, 2010

Open House 2010

I interrupt my previously planned post to bring you a mini home tour. I know I told you that a mini series of holiday ornaments were planned for this week, BUT, I've had my nose in the glitter for too long, I forgot that Susan at Between Naps on the Porch was having a little get together at her place! So even though I haven't finished completely, I'll share what I've done thus far. Hopefully you will be inspired and come back to see more when I get the the rest of the house all decked out {thank goodness we've got a tiny house!}. What will happen to the DIY ornaments planned for the rest of the week? I'll just get back to them on Tuesday. So grab some hot cocoa or a hot cuppa joe and relax, and thanks for coming by!


Most of these pictures have been taken through the course of a week, so you might see some taken in the evening, and some taken during the day.



Take a look at our Candy Kitchen here.




Some of you who have visited already have gotten a good look at the mantle, you can take a look at more here, but I've taken some more pictures since (go figure). The cylinder vases really remain my favorite, I love the ornaments and pods mixed together.





Milk glass is a staple around the house, here glittered pine cones are nestle in a beautiful compote. Stay tuned this week to see how I repurposed these ornaments.





This candle holder was a goodwill find that was an terrible color, I whipped out some spray paint and gave it a coat of Leaf Green from Krylon. I love it now and added some greenery and ball ornaments. Where I have it hanging, it's a little too close to the ceiling for candles, but I like the look of the ornaments anyway.

Here is an evening shot of the Christmas tree.







Here is the centerpiece on the kitchen table, if you'd like to see the entire tablescape click here.
















Recently, my MIL's sister gave me an entire box of frames that she was tired of, I was inspired and was able to use a lot of them on a gallery wall, adjacent to the Christmas tree. I spray painted them all white and hung some of them empty. I hung a little owl in the middle, he's a GW find too that I painted, snowflakes in others. I will eventually fill most them with photos, but it just so happened that the printer ran out of ink ( I usually print here at home), but I like this improvisation as well!





I love how the tree turned out this year. It all started with the Christmas tree planter, and it really changed the over all look. Very woodsy and natural, but with it's fair share of glitter. A couple of ornaments I'll be showing you how to make this week, the 'Joy' and 'Noel' ornaments can seen how to make here. You'll be surprised what I used. :)







Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you are inspired by something you see here!






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17 comments:

  1. Just beautiful and puts me in the spirit!

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  2. Your home is beautiful! I always love taking a peek. Your tree is GORGEOUS!!!! I love the woodsy look with a bit of sparkle thrown in. :)

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  3. Beautiful home with a super Christmas atmosphere!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Your home is STUNNING!!!

    Jessica
    http://craftily-ever-after.blogspot.com

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  5. All your decor is so beautiful, I love how you did it and the colors you choose.

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  6. I was waiting to see your tree and its beautiful. I love the color scheme you chose...I love the browns. I used rust last year and white/creams this year. I'd like to go darker again next year. Thanks so much for sharing your great ideas.

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  7. Very beautiful. Love your colors for Christmas!

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  8. Just beautiful, Michelle! I love the white and green together; I'm thinking I may go that way myself next year. Your tree is gorgeous and I love the wreath on top of your mirror.

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  9. Michelle, Everything is so beautiful! I love your tree and the mantel. Gorgeous!
    Happy Holidays,
    Sherry

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  10. Michelle, it is all so beautiful. I love the grapevine around the tree. Great idea!

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  11. Hi Michelle! OH, everything is gorgeous! I love your beautiful mantle! Lovely lovely lovely.
    Be a sweetie,
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  12. I've seen a lot of mantels on the web lately, but your's is my fav. Everything is beautiful.

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  13. Hey Michelle! Thanks for the comments on my wreath :)

    I'm totally lovin' lots of things in this post: milk glass, the owl picture, the round green tray, the fact that your wreath is in front of the mirror and so much more!

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  14. Hi Michelle-

    Love the green and white - and I think what you did with the wreath looks fablulous - so unique. I bet your mantel looks quite festive at night.
    My best- Diane

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  15. Beautiful! I love your choice of colors! Thanks for sharing!

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  16. I just love the way you decorate your home. You remind me much of my wife. Annually she decorates our home and before the first week of the new year ends, she would call carpet cleaning (Bridgewater-based) or carpet cleaning (Clinton, NJ-based) to do the house keeping. The 2 cleaners are always happy and excited to visit us and clean. For 5 years, they have seen how our house transforms every Holiday. Good work on your part. Enjoy the season!

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Michelle