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Thursday, December 12, 2013

2013 Christmas House Tour

I'm not fond of the years when Thanksgiving falls late in the month of November. For instance this year.....I feel like I just barely got all of Christmas up only to take it down in 13 days. In order to savour my hard work I thought a Christmas house tour post was in order. I also used it as motivation to get the house clean.

The Living Room

I grew up with a tree filled with non matching yet coordinating sentimental ornaments and that is the exact feel I wanted for our living room tree. It has a color scheme of blue and green with lots of mercury glass, but all the ornaments have a story.  Most are blown glass ornaments. The kids buy a new one to hang on the tree every year. Oh, the memories that tree holds.

 From the ground up....I love my tree skirt. I made it last year out of felt. I used a pattern Martha Stewart had on her website, then modified it to make a 3 tier tree skirt.

On the tree we have everything from ballerina's and dinosaurs....

 soldiers and stars.
a view to the tippy top.

My German glass glitter HOME GOODS!

 Miss Meg always sneaks away to visit the baby Jesus. She LOVES baby Jesus - and this pictures sums up the true meaning of Christmas!

I can't forget the night time money shot.

The Kitchen
The kitchen is all candy, sugar, and Santa Clause.
most of the candy I found at Dollar-tree. The cute little blue present on the right is a gift box I transformed with paint and glitter from where else......Dollar-tree.
My new Putz inspired house cost a whole $3. You can buy the plain paper mache' boxes at Hobby Lobby (don't forget to use a 40% off coupon) then just let your creativity go wild.

A couple years ago my twins came home from school with these adorable dyed coffee filter snow flakes. I mod podged them onto square art canvas' then painted a little border. The twins love it when I hang them up every year.

Here comes Santa Clause!

The Family Room
The Family Room is where we bring in a little Christmas funk and color (a little Disney-esc if you will) It's also where we put up our fresh table top candy tree.

The real and slightly flocked candy tree. It's covered in sugar and spice and everything nice.
  This year I combined regular multi-color lights with the big round bulb LED strand.

We made these ice cream cone ornaments years ago by gluing Christmas balls to real sugar cones, then drizzle white or chocolate color paint on top. While the paint is still wet, sprinkle the cones with real sprinkles. Lastly, after it is all dry, spray it thoroughly with a sealer.


The little shadow box on the left was made by cutting a hole in the lid of a shoe box. Then covering the shoe box with scrapbook paper and glitter. The picture inside is a 60 cent print from the Costco online art gallery. I also attached and old wind up music box on the inside that plays sleigh ride.

Once again the night time money shot.
I love colored lights!!!!!
My Halls are officially decked.....Merry Christmas!!!!


  1. You have beautiful house. It's feel like I'm visiting your house right now.

    Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for a Happy New Year!
    Bring you Good wishes of happiness.

    Sorry for greeting you earlier,, just don't want miss saying this.
    By the way, I'm Clotee. It's my first time visiting your blog. I am blogger too, and now try my best luck to open an e-shop. Nice to know you.