Christmas Home Tour – Vicki’s House

Hey y’all…I can’t thank you enough for stopping in! My favorite season is officially here and today is my (Vicki’s) Christmas Home Tour. Jenn will be sharing her house soon!

We are so happy to be partnering with 5 of our blogging friends for our Merry Christmas Tour of Homes! You will get to see lots of Christmas decor, trees and creativity. Grab a cup of coffee, get cozy and follow along…

 

Christmas Home Tour

Let’s start at the front porch! My dad made this sweet Santa for me many years ago and he has graced our front door each Christmas…

Christmas Home Tour - Vicki's House

…and my dear Uncle Bill made this cute reindeer. I know, I’m a lucky girl!

Christmas Home Tour - Vicki's House

Dining Room

Have I told y’all how much I love my dining room shelves? I love them even more since Honey Bee volunteered to paint the wall white behind the shelving. Everything just pops now, don’t you think?

Christmas Home Tour - Vicki's House

Christmas Home Tour - Vicki's House

I collected these giant pinecones while in Washington on vacation several years ago. Yes, this is the kind of stuff I bring home from a trip, much to my husbands’ chagrin LOL. The cute print is a free download from our blogger friend Lucy at Craftberry Bush. You can download a print for yourself HERE.

Christmas Home Tour - Vicki's House

Christmas Home Tour - Vicki's House

This year I’ve kept with the traditional greens and reds of the season. I made this simple garland with needlepoint thread and large cotton balls. I love the texture and they remind me of miniature snowballs.

Christmas Home Tour - Vicki's House

I’m fortunate that my yard provides the evergreens and the red nandina berries.

Christmas Home Tour - Vicki's House

And you already know about my moss ball addiction LOL.

Christmas Home Tour - Vicki's House

The dining room tree has some of my favorite elements of nature…real cotton and nests. I had a remnant of red and white ticking that worked perfectly as a tree skirt. The cardinal is perched at the top inside a nest. Cardinal’s remind me of our wonderful time living in North Carolina.

Christmas Home Tour - Vicki's House

Christmas Home Tour - Vicki's House

I made these “better not pout” ornaments several years ago.

Christmas Home Tour - Vicki's House

Christmas Home Tour - Vicki's House

Who could resist a plaid-clad penguin?

Christmas Home Tour - Vicki's House

Foyer

There’s just something about pairing green and gold. This antique mirror is very old and heavy. Believe it or not when we moved into our North Carolina home over 20 years ago, the previous owner didn’t want this “old” mirror. Needless to say, I did!

Christmas Home Tour - Vicki's House

Christmas Home Tour - Vicki's House

Christmas Home Tour - Vicki's House

This year I decided to place our stockings on the stairway. I don’t know about you and your family, but we tend to get the best gifts in our stockings. I guess it’s true, great things come in small packages.

Christmas Home Tour - Vicki's House

In honor of Honey Bee’s Italian heritage I created this Buon Natale chalkboard. My trick is to use black foam core instead of buying or painting a board.

Christmas Home Tour - Vicki's House

Family Room

Suffice it to say, I’m in love with Santa. Always have been. I started this collection when I was a little girl. I especially like the hand-painted ones. This year I decided to let my favorites take over the built-in shelves.

Christmas Home Tour - Vicki's House

Don’t forget to write you letters to Santa…

Christmas Home Tour - Vicki's House

Christmas Home Tour - Vicki's House

Christmas Home Tour - Vicki's House Christmas Home Tour - Vicki's House

The family room tree is very traditional. I use mainly reds, Santa’s and vintage inspiration.

Christmas Home Tour - Vicki's House

Christmas Home Tour - Vicki's House

Christmas Home Tour - Vicki's House

Christmas Home Tour - Vicki's House

I have a collection of antique and vintage postcards that I place on the tree every year. This one was addressed and postmarked in 1909.

Christmas Home Tour - Vicki's House

Hallway

You’ve seen my Bessie before. There’s a small wonky wall in our hallway. This little wall greets us as we enter the house from the garage. I decided to create a focal point with Bessie and chalkboard paint. She deserved a Christmas makeover too…

Christmas Home Tour - Vicki's House

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Fireplace Mantel

Yesterday I shared a full post on my rustic mantel decor. If you want to see more you can see it HERE.

Rustic Woodland Christmas Mantel

Rustic Woodland Christmas Mantel

Home Tour Collage

I hope you enjoyed seeing just a snippet of my Christmas decor. Jenn and I will be sharing more and more with you during the next few weeks. We’d love to see your decor too – so please feel free to send us a pic to our email address!

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Christmas Home Tour

 

2 Bees in a Pod

The Crowned Goat

Pocketful of Posies

Karen’s up on the Hill

The Cedar Shake Cape

Craving Some Creativity

Comments

  1. says

    Happy Holidays Vicki! Your home is so festive! I especially love your Santa collection displayed on the shelves.It’s so sweet that you have been collecting them since you were little!
    And can I just tell you that I looked all over town for some pom pom garland and never once thought to make it with cotton balls!!! Best idea ever!!! That and the poster board “chalk board”! So smart!
    Thanks for including me today :)
    Merry Christmas to you and Jenn and Honey Bee
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  2. says

    So pretty! Your home is so beautiful. Well done. I have the gold deer as well, some of my favorite decorations. Thanks for sharing your home tour.

    Brooke

  3. says

    Everything is beautiful Vicki!! You’re trees are gorgeous. You’ve got the knack for hanging the ornaments and placing the ribbon just right!

  4. Bambi says

    Wow what a beautiful job you’ve done, Vicki. I know that represents a ton of time and effort, but I know it’s a labor of love for you, as well. Can’t wait to see it in person. I still can’t get over the cotton ball garland!! Genius!!
    Bambi