A Very Merry Christmas - Home Tour Part Two

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Nothing like waiting 'til Christmas Eve to share part two of my home decorated for Christmas, right?  ;)  Several weeks ago I participated in The Holiday Home Tour Blog Hop, featuring the foyer and living room, "Welcoming Our Guests At Christmas."  

For part two, let's start in the kitchen, the hubbub of my home...

The angel, still a favorite of mine, was an upcycled project from last year.  Found the old wood piece for $3, at a thrift store in Cary, NC.  It was in really rough shape, but with a little Annie Sloan Old White Chalk Paint and vintage recycled pieces, the angel was restored to a beaut!

Borrowed a vintage Coleman cooler from Mr. Rambling's stash...

Another thrift shop find, ...isn't he a cutie?

The bobbing metal Santa was bought the first Christmas we were in our home, twelve years ago.  I never tire of the sweet jolly fella!

My daughter, Ashley's, annual gingerbread house...

Other random shots from around the house...

More of the dining room can be seen {here}.

The real reason for the season...

My once fun, whimsical tree with bright red and green traditional colors took on a new identity this year... quite by happenstance. Found some great woodsy type and plaid ornaments on sale New Years Day last year at Dillards and Lowes Home Improvement. Loving the new look!

I'm off to finish wrapping a few last presents...
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!
~Rhonda :)

Welcoming Our Guests at Christmas

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Christmas is the season of hospitality, ...and we're so glad to welcome family and friends into our home, whether by front door or back!  That's exactly where the Christmas Tour of my home will begin, at the entry ways!  

I'm thrilled to be sharing Part One of my Home Tour along with 20 some other very talented bloggers this week in the Holiday Home Tour Blog Hop, so graciously hosted by Chloe, of Celebrate & Decorate. For wonderful, festive, "let's get your shine on" inspiration, be sure to check out the other tours, links located at the end of the post. And a big jolly thanks to Chloe for organizing and hosting!

So step on in... we'll enter through the front doors of my home!

The ornate table and mirror was the first piece of furniture we purchased for our home eleven years ago.  The foyer table and an antique wood icebox in my kitchen receive a new look the most often, ever revolving with the seasons and holidays.

The monogram "wreath" hanging from the mirror, was a project crafted last year.

The Santa fondly reminds me of my step-father-in-law. Looks just like him, and he's a sweet, jolly ol' fella, too!

Poinsettia, not traditional red... but isn't it so pretty in pink?

If you were to come in by way of our back door, you'd step right into the living room. The fireplace is the focal of the room. 

The white and silver shiny penguin, new for this year, was the inspiration for the mantel Christmas vignette. What can I say, ...I'm just head over heels for this dashing guy! Love at first sight, it was! ;)

Old Dazey Butter Churn overflowing with festive greenery...

Top of the TV Armoire... The flag from my FIL's funeral always remains in this spot. He loved Christmas, especially the twinkling, sparkly lights of the season! Without fail, every year he would spend an entire week prepping and cooking for our Christmas gathering on Christmas Eve. Miss him even more at this time of year.

Nativity on the coffee table...

Just beyond the living room, a glimpse of the Christmas tree can be seen, which I'll share in Part Two of my Christmas Home Tour next week.

Thanks for stopping in for a visit! 
Hope your Christmas is off to a very Merry start! :)

Holiday Home Tour Blog Hop Links...







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