Thursday, December 7, 2017

Christmas Tour of Homes

Welcome to our 2017 Christmas Tour of Homes!
I love this time of the year! I feel like the creative ideas run wild in my head and I love seeing the joy it bring to our home and family! To walk down the sidewalk in our neighborhood and see all of the houses lit up and finish our walk with entering our home all dressed up for Christmas. There's no other holiday that brings that much joy, love, peace and beauty than Christmas.

I started crafting and decorating early this year to save money on decorating. Most of my décor I purchase after Christmas when everything goes on sale for 75% off!

I LOVE traditional color like red and green outside but I like a more natural and rustic look inside.  

I have small touches of red inside on some signs and banners but kept it very natural and white for the most part.

I knew I wanted to make a shelf for this little ceramic house that belonged to my husbands grandmother and make it stand out! You can find how I made the shelf HERE!

There are mixtures of natural materials like wood, pinecones, tree logs and birch. Along with glittery silver ornaments for an elegant, rustic feel!  

I wanted to incorporate more vintage Christmas colors in the  dining room. It all started with finding the red ticking stipe banner and sign from the Target Dollar spot that set the feel of the dining room.

I made these mini wreaths for .60 Cents each and you can find the tutorial HERE

I set up a little cocoa bar area in the dining room so the kids can go grab some hot chocolate and marshmallows.  

I knew half way through this year that I wanted to make a Christmas Trees For Sale sign & have a little tree forest set up on our buffet table. The envision was to have twinkling lights hanging down from above it and I made the ladder out of branches from our backyard! Free! By streaming the lights through the ladder, it gave them depth and it turned out exactly how I wanted it!


  1. Oh I really love it all!! You are a vignette queen.

  2. Desiree your home is breathtaking! I love that you also incorporated Rae Dunn. I also love your flocked trees. I desperately wanted to flock one of my trees but I chickened out this year. Maybe next year!

  3. Desiree, I am blown away at how beautiful your home is. It looks like it should be in a magazine. I love everything!! The joy sign is beautiful and unique and that ladder with the lights is so smart! You definitely have the gift of decorating. It looks like a lot of us in this group shop after Christmas too. Thank you so much for joining us in our first Christmas Tour of Homes!

  4. Desiree - your home is so lovely and I'm simply swooning over your trees! I adore all the details you put into your home this season - It's gorgeous! Happiest of holidays to you!

  5. Desiree, wow, your home is simply stunning! You have thought of so many gorgeous details. Thanks so much for sharing it with us. Hope you have a wonderful holiday!

  6. Your home is enchanting! I think one of my favorite things is the large skis on the tree!

  7. Every area of your home is holiday perfect! I could spend hours in there and not tire of looking at everything. It needs to be in a magazine. Love it all. So excited to be on the tour with you. Merry Christmas

  8. Your home looks gorgeous all decorated for Christmas. Fabulous job! Thanks so much for joining us for the Christmas Tour of Homes!

  9. Amazing Home Tour, you outdid yourself. love all the natural objects for the tree.

  10. Desiree, I'm in love with all your Christmas decorating. Everything is magazine worthy, for sure! Your tree is so stunning with all those large skis on it, and I love all your signs. It's been great meeting you through our Christmas Tour of Homes, and wishing you a Merry Christmas!

  11. Desiree, I love all your signs and garland. THe North Pole couldn't have more lush and fabulous decorations. It's a wonder land. Great to meet you on the tour of homes.

  12. I fell in love the moment I peeked through your front door!

    Thanks for sharing your beautiful home.

  13. Hi Desiree...
    Wow...I don't know where to start. I love the unexpected touches, like the "joy' made out of twigs...I feel I could wander your home for days and find little hidden treasures. Brilliant and Fun are the words to describe your 'tree farm' vignette...from the light filled ladder to the sign and then the tree display. I can only imagine the wonder your boys feel in your home this time of year.

    Well done my new friend.

    Hugs, Lynn

  14. Hi Desiree,

    Thank you for welcoming us into your beautiful home and being part of the blog hop with us this year. Your neutral holiday decor brings an element of serenity that looks amazing! And your tree with all those little animals is darling. Thank you for sharing!

  15. Such a winter wonderland!! Your home is so pretty and I just love all the white! What a darling idea to make a shelf for passed down special pieces. I love the wreaths you made, and for only 60 cents! I will have to check out your tutorial. Just a beautiful home!!! Thanks for the tour!


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