Home for the Holidays ~ 2014 Christmas Home Tour

Happy holidays, merry Christmas, happy Hanukkah, or whatever you celebrate! It's full blown Christmas at our house right now, and today's the day we're kicking off our Home for the Holidays tour!  I'll be joined by 24 other bloggers who are sharing their homes this week.

I can't wait to see all the beautiful spaces and get some great ideas for next year! Check back each day to visit everyone on the list. The lineup is at the bottom of the post and I highly recommend you drop by each home for a visit. You'll be glad you did!



For my tour, I'm starting with my favorite photos and then sharing more from each space. I took several hundred photos and narrowed it down to my favorites. I hope you like what you see! If you're new here, ours is a 1964 ranch style house that we've updated with paint and a couple of bathroom remodels. It's definitely nothing fancy, but neither are we.

Welcome to our home for the holidays!


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The Living Room


This is where we have our tree, and it's the first room we see when we come home. I love our tree, if I do say so myself!



I started collecting vintage ornaments a few years ago and hit the mother lode at an estate sale last year with about 10 boxes. I've got way too many at this point and have to put them in bowls and on mantels and in windows. You'll see what I mean as we go through the house. 



Not all of the ornaments are the Shiny Brite brand, but most of them are from the 60's or earlier. The color is amazing and I love to sit and stare at the tree. Do you do that too?







Santa stopped by early and brought me a new lens (go here to find it). I've been playing with it and took all the photos in this post, including this one, with it. I love Santa. But I have to remember that when there's nothing under the tree for me on the 25th.



The bar cart. It started out as a tea cart, but bar carts are more fun, right? Right. 







The Family Room



We spend lots of time in this room watching movies or just hanging out. The colorful granny square afghan is perfect for snuggling on the couch and watching old Christmas movies.



The vintage egg crate came from a family member a few weeks ago and I didn't even notice what it said until I started putting Christmas decorations in it. Isn't it perfect? And we lived in Nashville for 15 years, including the years when our daughters were born, so that makes it even more special.



Old Shiny Brite ornaments. Again. You'd better get used to seeing these here. 



Do you see the little glass trees on the mantel? I found them at a thrift shop a few weeks ago for a couple dollars each. Then I was in Potttery Barn  recently and they had them for around $20 or $25 dollars. I just love it when something like that happens. 









The Breakfast Room


Just off the kitchen, we eat here daily. It's all prettied up for the tour. 





My most fun project in a while is this hot cocoa station. Go here to see what it used to look like!



Our old oak hutch was my husband's grandparents' and we were fortunate to have it given to us by my late mother-in-law. It's filled with red and white dishes and pitchers for the holiday season.








I've always loved milk glass and have a nice little collection of vases and various dishes. I put them in the breakfast room window and added a few ornaments for color. 



A few snowflake ornaments hang from the window and make me wish for snow!


The Dining Area



Our house doesn't have an official dining room but we have a dining room table on one end of the living room. I dressed it up for the holidays with some transferware, vintage linen napkins, and red glasses





The Entry and Front Porch





Last week I shared our entry and front porch as part of the Welcome Home Christmas Tour. To see more of these areas, go HERE.


Keep scrolling down to see the other homes on the Home for the Holidays tour!


To get this look:
  • The Christmas Tree pillow is from Pottery Barn.
  • For Shiny Brite ornaments, go here.
  • To find great deals on red and white dishes like we have, go here.
  • There are dozens of affordable white pitchers here.
  • The cocktail shaker is from Pottery Barn.
  • Several varieties of wooden lanterns can be found here.
  • Here is some pretty red stemware.
  • Crocheted snowflake ornaments can be found here.
  • The kitchen cart (hot chocolate) can be found here. (I painted mine red)
  • Preserved boxwood topiaries are here.
  • Go here for a wooden dough bowl.
  • For a red plaid throw, go here.
  • Find wooden tea carts here.


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XOXOX,


Angie


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Home for the Holidays Tour
December 8 - 12, 2014








48 comments :

  1. WOW Angie, so beautiful! I love those vintage ornaments, just awesome! Lucky girl, Santa came early! I'm sure he'll leave you a thing or two under your beautiful tree! ;) I could spend hours "shopping" your home, I love all of the detail. Bar carts are most certainly more fun than a tea cart! :) Nicely done friend! xoxoxo

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    1. Thanks, Laurie! I'm addicted to vintage ornaments, as you see! Yes, I'm lucky that Santa was kind enough to bring my lens early! And bar carts are the best! Can't wait to see your home later this week! ~ Angie

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  2. Your home is so lovely and inviting, Angie. I love the Christmas touches in all your rooms. Simply beautiful! What a fun tour.
    Merry Christmas!

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    1. Thanks, Meegan! It's been fun putting it all together, even if it has also been stressful! Can't wait to see your home on Wednesday!

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  3. Great photos Angie, I love all the decor. Your photo of the chair with red pillows and the tree looks like a magazine spread! You are one lucky duck...I love the egg crate.

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    1. Thanks, Kathy! The fact that you like the photos means a lot since you're taking an official photography class! And I feel very lucky to have that egg crate! Can't wait to see how you decorate for the tour!

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  4. Your holiday home is just gorgeous, Angie!

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  5. Everything is beautiful, love the tree, front porch and.bar cart

    Cindy

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    1. Thanks Cindy! Those are my favorites too! Thanks for dropping by!

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  6. Your home looks absolutely stunning decorated for Christmas. I truly wish that I could see it in person and sit with you in the evening to admire your tree. I love your vintage décor and really love the hutch that you inherited from your husband's grandparents.

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    1. Thanks Paula. I'm drawn to vintage decor like a magnet is to steel! And I'm so glad we have that old hutch!

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  7. I love your beautiful home...so warm and welcoming. xo

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  8. Everything is so pretty Angie! I love all the colors. I came across a few Shiny Brite lights recently but since there weren't very many I just took them to my booth. Maybe one day I'll hit the motherload and then have enough to actually decorate with. :)

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    1. Thanks Jen! It is very colorful with all those ornaments! Maybe you'll get lucky and stumble upon a big batch of them like I did.

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  9. Awesome photos! And I love your tree. You can't go wrong with Shiny Brites!

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    1. Thanks Pam! I love the tree too. The shiny brites make it feel so festive!

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  10. Wow, it's all just beautiful Angie!! I especially love the bar cart and cocoa station!!!! ;)

    Nancy

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    1. Thank you Nancy! Those are two of my favorite things too! Have a great Christmas! ~ Angie

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  11. Wow, Angie...everything looks gorgeous! So fun and festive as well. Love the vintage ornaments!! XO

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    1. Thanks, Christy! What can I say...I'm addicted to those things! Have a great Christmas. ~ Angie

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  12. The simple touches are my very favorites, like the little jello molds with the ornaments, and the olive bucket! Very festive!

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    1. Thanks, Anita. I love those little jello molds and that bucket too! Thanks for joining us on the tour. Have a great Christmas. ~ Angie

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    1. Thanks Becky! So glad you joined us on the tour. Have a great Christmas! ~ Angie

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  14. Angie, it all looks amazing and your photos are so lovely. There's a warmth to your decorating that is welcoming.... and I'd want to curl up on the sofa and tree gaze too. Thanks for the tour xx

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    1. Thank you so much, Kerryanne! That sofa is my very favorite spot these days. Thanks for joining us on the tour. Have a great Christmas ~ Angie

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  15. Very, very pretty. I really love all the red you've incorporated. :)

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    1. Thanks so much, Stacey! I love the pops of red, too. Merry Christmas! ~ Angie

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  16. Beautiful! I love all the vintage ornaments, everything is so colorful and cozy!
    -Lindsey@BetterAfter

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    1. Thanks Lindsey! So glad you joined us on the tour! Have a great Christmas. ~ Angie

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  17. Everything is absolutely beautiful! I love all the details and colors and the way you put everything together so perfectly.

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    1. Thank you so much, Mary Beth. I had fun putting it together. Have a merry Christmas! ~ Angie

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  18. Everything is so beautiful, Angie. I love your vintage ornaments...the colors are fantastic. I have a partial box of shiny brites that I found at my grandmother's house this Spring after she passed away. I'm so glad I have them and hope to add to my collection.

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    1. Thanks, Sharon. I love shiny brites, even if they're sitting in a bowl! You're lucky to have your grandmother's. Have a great Christmas. ~ Angie

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  19. Your tour and home is simply gorgeous Angie. I love every nook and cranny and detail of Christmas. Merry Merry, and bright!

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    1. Thanks so much, Debbie! It's very festive around here. Have a great Christmas! ~ Angie

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  20. Your tree is so gorgeous! I love the mix of colors. It reminds me of my childhood Christmas tree!
    Have a great week.
    Leslie @ House on the Way

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    1. Thanks, Leslie. I must say, I love our tree! Thanks for joining us on the tour! Have a great Christmas. ~ Angie

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  21. As always, your home and displays have some perfect vintage charm. I'm a little obsessed with vintage ornaments, so I love how you used them around your house.
    Lucky you that Santa was so generous! He's bringing me a new tripod, but I have to wait until Christmas to get it :( Isn't a new c amera lens so much fun to experiment with?!?!

    Thanks so much for allowing me to be a part of this tour with all of you. Hope you have a fantastic holiday!

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    1. Thank you for those sweet comments, Jamie! I'm addicted to vintage ornaments too, as you can see. Yes, Santa was very generous, and I love playing around with my camera. I'm so glad you joined us on the tour. Have a great Christmas! ~ Angie

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  22. Okay so where do I even start....your home looks amazing! Love your beautiful tree,your vintage ornaments and boxes,that incredible vintage window hanging from your window...everything is so beautiful!

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    1. Aww, thanks Anne! You love the same things I love in our house! I guess great minds think alike. Thanks for joining us on the tour! Have a merry Christmas. ~ Angie

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  23. Angie,
    I adore your home for Christmas! It's so cozy and inviting. I'm on my way!! XXOO Christy

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    1. Thanks, Christy. Head on over anytime! I'll leave the light on for you! Have a great Christmas. ~ Angie

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  24. Beautiful holiday home tour. Love all your vintage ornaments!

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