Christmas Home Tour – Vicki’s House
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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…
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…
…and my dear Uncle Bill made this cute reindeer. I know, I’m a lucky girl!
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?
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.
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.
I’m fortunate that my yard provides the evergreens and the red nandina berries.
And you already know about my moss ball addiction LOL.
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.
I made these “better not pout” ornaments several years ago.
Who could resist a plaid-clad penguin?
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!
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.
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.
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.
Don’t forget to write you letters to Santa…
The family room tree is very traditional. I use mainly reds, Santa’s and vintage inspiration.
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.
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…
Yesterday I shared a full post on my rustic mantel decor. If you want to see more you can see it HERE.
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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So Bessie looks like she’s about to host THE best Christmas party ever. Your house is totally beautiful. I love the mix of vintage and sentimental pieces, they’re amazing. I swear it would take me all year to get my trees to look like that! Hugs, CoCo
CoCo – you know Bessie is always ready for a good time! You are always sweet and kind. We know you love sentimental pieces too – they are so soulful. Love you girl!
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
Karen – we just love you! So sweet, smart and do we dare say sassy LOL ! We try to be thrifty and creative over here at the Bee and it really worked with the cotton and black poster board, So glad to tour with you!
You did a magnificent job – Your hard work paid off!
We love you!
So Pretty, Vicki! I LOVE your shelves in your dining room! Everything looks so cozy and inviting! Your tree is stunning!
Thank you Misty! We appreciate you touring with us!
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.
Hi Brooke – so glad you liked the tour. Those gold deer have been with us for a long time and are still our faves! Thanks so much for stopping by!
Such a beautiful Christmas tour Vicki! I am sure it was a ton of work but your home looks great. Wow, I can’t believe how many Santa’s you have, they are displayed so beautifully. Loved your Christmas trees and Bessie too! Take care, Tara
Hey Tara – I’ve literally been collecting Santa’s and christmas decor since I was a little girl – I just love Christmas and Santa! I appreciate you so much! Merry Christmas!
OMG! Everything is just so perfect! I adore your Santa collection, you dining room shelves, and that typewriter is too cute! You did a great job and your memories collected over time show beautifully.
Hey Rachel – You are so very kind! I truly love Christmas and it is a labor of love! thanks so much for touring with us!
Everything is beautiful Vicki!! You’re trees are gorgeous. You’ve got the knack for hanging the ornaments and placing the ribbon just right!
Thank you Angie – I saw something floating around on Facebook this week OCOPD – Obsessive Compulsive Ornament Placement Disorder…I’m the President LOL. I have it down to a system after all of these years. Thank you so much! Merry Christmas sweet friend.
Beautiful Vicki! I never thought of using a fabric remnant as a tree skirt! I have to say I like it so much more than a traditional skirt! And they typewriter is my favorite! Thank you so much for sharing!
Hi Cat – I’m super resourceful LOL and the tree skirt was a happy accident!Thank you so much for touring with us! We appreciate you so much! Merry Christmas!
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!!
Hey Bambi – I can’t wait for you to see it in person either! Ready for your visit and tons of fun!
Vicki, your home looks so beautiful. I love every tree, every room and all the warmth and love it exudes. I’m inspired. xo Lisa
It’s all so pretty! Those shelves and everything you have displayed in them are perfect. And I’m in love with those vintage Christmas postcards on your tree. Thanks for giving us a tour and for sharing it over at our Inspired by You party!