2009 Christmas Tour ~ Part Two

2009 Christmas Tour ~ Part Two

Welcome Back! If you missed part one of the tour you can find it here. It featured the kitchen and dining room. I greatly appreciate everyone’s gracious comments – thank you all so much for stopping by and visiting!Now onto the Living Room
I carried the nature inspired theme from the kitchen into this space as well.
Using the traditional red and green I added subtle hints of color through out this room. I used a lot of everyday ordinary objects just colored perfect for the season! I call these glass ornaments ‘vintage’ …they were from our first Christmas tree together over ten years ago. Love them!
Giant Apple anyone?…hey it’s red!
The muslin fabric candy canes are my favorite!
More natural wood – I can not get enough of these carved bowls!
Oversized Jingle Bells ~ my three year old adores these!
The photo ornament tree made using dollar store frames. (More info can be found here)
I used two lath wooden ladders to display our stockings.
I think knit stockings are the cutest..and this green color…my fave! I finished off each stocking with a inital tea stained tag and bell. and finally our family Christmas Tree. I hope to have a separate post up for the tree this weekend!
Red, greens, and browns from top to bottom.Next a peek at my son’s playroom.
It is all about whimsical fun and pretty much anything unique and neat goes in here!The first tree in this room is a smaller 4ft tree that I placed in a woven fabric basket and sat upon an old wooden crate.
It’s decked out in nothing but silver ornaments…so subtle and perfect for this room!
We have Airplanes….
….and Vintage Racecars
sealed with Faith and Love Stars.
The topper is simply made from two initial ornaments from Restoration Hardware wired together.
Underneath the tree sits Mr. Sock Monkey and a handmade ‘initial’ train…Every playroom needs a sock monkey, right?
The second tree here is home to all of my son’s personalized mementos and favorite ornaments we have collected. His favorite is the Nemo set!
The top of the side bookcase….
Got to love this paper mache Frosty…so whimsical and charming! He is sitting on top of his magical hat.
My favorite project of the season…The Recycled Magazine Trees (if you missed my tutorial you can find it here)
The top of the larger bookcase…I just adore how this turned out…there is just something magical about it!
Sometimes you just need one red ornament.
See the Jingle Bell Tree in the sleigh? Jingle all the Way!
and the perfect ‘Playroom’ ornament!
Thanks so much for stopping by and letting me share. Again, I hope everyone is enjoying this special Holiday Season. I’ll be back tomorrow with more decor… Enjoy! XOXO


  1. Your home is proof that Christmas comes in all shapes, sizes, and color schemes. Love all of the trees and ornaments. I REALLY love your *vintage* ornaments in the beautiful bowl. Happy Holidays and thanks for sharing!

  2. Definitely one of my favorite holiday tours. Love your style!

  3. I love that red wire apple you have!

  4. Cute as can be, and of course, I love that sock monkey! I also like the little antique wooden ladders for holding your stockings. Neat!


    Sheila 🙂

  5. I love how you’ve displayed your stockings! Looks great.

  6. Your home is beautiful! I especially love the way you displayed the stockings.

  7. I’m having a terrific time visiting everyone’s home.
    All the decorations are just beautiful! Thank you for the tour!

  8. Everything is so pretty. I love that you took time to do the little trees. Love that photo tree, and those big jingle bells!

    Have a great Christmas!

  9. I love the star lantern, oversized jingle bells and knitted stockings. You also have some great ornaments! Everything is beautiful and I bet your family loves it.

  10. O, everything is just wonderful. Love that Sock Monkey…;0

  11. You have so many pretty decorations! Thanks for sharing they with us.

  12. We’re established 1998 too, June 13th! 🙂

  13. I love the simplicity of your holiday decorating. The giant bells, the wooden ladder, the old pins, the cute little sock monkey- they are all adorable! Have a Merry Christmas !! Thanks for stopping by. ~ Sue

  14. I LOVE all your ideas–I hope you will post a bunch of these or all of them to my party tonight. You are so creative. I am still having problems. I played around with stuff and was able to get all those posts to finall post but everything since then hasn’t posted again. I have been doing the same thing again for days so unless it just posted again I am still waiting. (I came over to answer e-mails quick before checking my blog.) My 2 big boys have dentist appointments, need to wrap and bake—-going a little crazy.
    One of my life long friends has a little boy with Aspbergers-I did a post about him in Nov and I believe it is called Secret Santa-you should read it.


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