Decorating For Christmas….A Holiday Home Tour

Happy Friday Everyone,
Well, we are down to the wire. Christmas Eve is tomorrow! Have you finished your To-Do list yet? I would love to say I have but I still have oodles to do. Today my day will be filled with last minute shopping, wrapping, baking with my daughter, taking the new pup to the vet, cooking and getting the house ready to host Christmas Eve dinner.

I have finally finished decorating and wanted to stop by and give you a tour. Last week I gave you a glance of this year’s mantel…..

Christmas Mantel

I originally just wanted to go all white, aqua blue and silver but added a few vintage red ornaments to tie it in with the tree. Every year I fuss over my tree and am never quite satisfied with it. This year I LOVE my tree. We bought a very full tree this year and I was afraid it was going to be too large for the space but it looks great. Our tree is adorned with vintage ornaments, handmade bows and lots of sentimental ornaments….many of which my children and I have created over the years.

Christmas Decor

I have a thing for vintage animated Christmas figures, particularly Telco’s Motionettes. I think I am drawn to them so because they remind me of old store windows at Christmas Time. Every year my collection grows. This beautiful snowbaby is my latest find. I found her at a thrift store for a mere $5.MotionettesThis little side table vignette sits beside the couch. I bought this gorgeous mercury glass candle holder at Michael’s and love how it looks filled with silk flowers.

Christmas DecorI found this bell jar on one of my scavenger hunts and loved the shape. I love how it looks filled with fake snow and vintage glass ornaments.

Vintage OrnamentsOne of my favorite items this year is this red and white themed Christmas Tree I placed on my vintage Hoosier table in my kitchen. It is decorated with red and white polka dotted ornaments and bows, vintage ornaments and gingerbread inspired ornaments. I skirted it with left over polka dotted fabric I had in the closet.Red and White Christmas TreeFaux Gifts surround the tree and are nestled in a large red and white polka dotted mixing bowl I bought from Through The Country Door. The table is also adorned with a Christmas cook book and baking elements.

White and Red Christmas Decorations

My kitchen cupboard has been dressed up with snow covered pinecones, berries, aqua snowflakes and my collection of vintage Winking Santa Mugs.Vintage winking Santa pitcher and mug set

I love these guys!

Santa pitcher

My Kitschy Christmas Kitchen Table…..

Decorating a kitchen for Christmas

I LOVE these large polka dotted mugs I bought f rom Through The Country Door. How awesome they would be filled with Hot Cocoa!Red and White Polka Dotted Mugs

The Breakfast room window gets trimmed with vintage Christmas cards I scored on Ebay.

Displaying Vintage Christmas Cards

My cottage blue Dining room gets dressed with  a shimmering silver and blue for an elegant affair.

Christmas Dining Room

I dressed the table with mercury glass candle holders, trees and ornaments. I found these trees at Bed Bath and Beyond and fell in love with them. At $19.99 for the trio I snatched them up, knowing exactly where they would go.

Christmas Tablescape

I found these beautiful mercury glass place card holders on clearance at Michael’s last year at a great price. This year I set one at each place setting holding a Christmas inspired saying. I think next year I may place some vintage photographs of our Christmas’ past in them!

Christmas Tablescape

I found these beautiful blue and white transferware plates at a thrift shop a couple of months ago and just adore them. A silver napkin is wrapped around vintage silver utensils secured with a small ornament tied with small silver tinsel ribbon.

Christmas Plate Setting

Remember the large mercury glass ornaments I went crazy for at Marshall’s and Home Goods last month??? A few of them are on the mantel and the rest of them were hung on my chandelier. Love it!

Christmas Chandelier

A miniature village sits atop my china hutch along with my collection of vintage Johnson Bros Friendly Village transferware dishes.Christmas China Cabinet

On the dresser turned buffet, I placed silver glittered branches in a mercury glass container. I decorated them with vintage ornaments and vintage inspired Victorian postcard ornaments.

Christmas Decor

And last but not least here is a shot of my front porch, ready and waiting for my Holiday guests to arrive.

Outdoor Christmas Decor

So, that’s it folks! I hope you enjoyed the tour of my little cookie cutter cottage dressed for the Holidays!

Well, I am off to finish wrapping, baking and all the last minute things I need to take care of. I hope each and every one of you have a wonderful Christmas and Holiday season with a safe, healthy and prosperous new year!

Thanks so much for visiting today!
~Lisa

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