Thursday, December 15, 2011

Christmas Home Tour

If you need some Christmas inspiration,
check out all of the beautiful homes
and decorations at the wonderful
Christmas blog parties.

This year, we're keeping it simple.
A wreath and fresh evergreens to welcome guests . . .

A small tree in the foyer (a favorite).
I love the look of it in the toile bucket. 

Next to the tree is an old family Bible
we inherited from a friend.
I have opened it to the true story 
of Christmas from the book of Luke. 

Some vintage vignettes in the family room . . . 

The mantel . . . paper, bottle brush trees,
Putz houses, and a few vintage reindeer

In the living room is our 
small collection of Nutcrackers . . .
And an aluminum Christmas tree
(not really my style, but had it up and
decorated in an hour, and we get to
reminisce in Christmases past with
the whirring of a color wheel and
enjoy all of our vintage ornaments).

It's okay to keep it simple . . .
no hustle and bustle,
more time with family and friends.
We'll be spending Christmas with our daughter.

Wishing you joy and God's blessings
to you and your families
this Christmas!

~ Julie


  1. Beautiful decorations Julie!

    Happy Holidays!!


  2. What a fun, retro Christmas feeling in your lovely house, Julie! Wishing you and your family a joyful Christmas season! :)

    xoxo laurie

  3. Your home is beautiful, Julie. I love that silver Christmas tree...such fun.

    Blessings to you. Amy

  4. Simple, maybe. Pretty, definitely.

    It made me grin to think of the aluminum trees that were the "new thing" of my childhood now being vintage.

    Of course, in exactly a week, I'll be vintage too.

  5. I love your decorations, Julie! Your cabinet of Santas is so cute and the aluminum tree looks fabulous with all of your wonderful vintage ornaments! Merry Christmas!

  6. Thanks for visiting my blog Julie. I love the silver christmas tree, we had one just like that when we were kids. I will check out your vintage decorations..thanks, I am after the glass baubles for the tree. The plum pudding receipe is very easy not really a receipe. All it is is a bought fruit christmas cake (dark), crumble in a bowl add some sweet sherry so it just combines and roll into balls. Melt some white chocolate and drizzle over the top and stick in a holly easy!! I thought for christmas day I might make some with chocolate mud cake too as not everyone likes fruit cake. Enjoy! Let me know how they turn out. Merry Christmas!

  7. You have a very inviting home. Love the decor. Merry Christmas.

  8. Beautiful!
    Love your antique Santas.
    I collect them too! :)

  9. Your decor is beautiful and festive!

    Thank you for sharing the season and your lovely home at Potpourri Friday! May you have a Merry Christmas and the Happiest of Holidays!

  10. i love your mantle, entry, and all your vintage touches! so fun and festive!

  11. I love all your vintage decor. Especially the aluminum tree and ornaments.


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