Thursday, December 8, 2011

Virtual Holiday House Walk...


Good morning!  Yep, I am the "surprise stop" on my good friend Jen's Virtual Christmas House Walk!


Be sure and check out my friend Tara's beautiful home {that is before mine on the tour}, over at Blondie 'n SC!  And if you are just getting started with the home tour {which started on Monday} you can get a complete list of homes in the tour over on Jennifer Rizzo's blog.

Ok, let's get started...


I'm afraid I do not have my act quite as together as the rest of the gals on this tour and only have one room to show you and not the whole house...but I took a lot of pictures of this one room :))


I stuck to a very natural Christmas look in this room...lots of fresh greenery, twigs, berries, pine cones, apples and dried orange slices for a homey feel and a Christmasy smell.





the homemade tags on the vintage German beer bottles read, peace, love, joy...




I love using old crates combined with fresh greens, and this crate, along with the vintage Anheuser-Busch crate, belonged to my husband's grandfather...my mother-in-law recently gave them to us and I just LOVE them!  Even the sides of the crates have "cool" printing on them...




I made my own dried orange slices by cutting the fruit and then baking them in a 200 degree oven for 3 hours to dry them out.  Just flip the fruit slices every 30 minutes or so, in order for the fruit to dry evenly. Super easy!  They look really pretty hung on a tree or in a window, as well.  And, lemons and limes work great too!








I bought this vintage sheet music wreath, but with a little time, patience, and glitter, you could easily make one yourself!




The usual grain sacks that adorn my old ladder were replaced by these lovely vintage grain sack stocking from Dreamy Whites Online...





Several years ago, my in-laws gave us many of the vintage ornaments that are on our tree, and I have added a few more every year as I find them at the flea market and antique shops...




I will show you more of the tree when I get a few presents wrapped and under it :))



Thank you so much for stopping by!  Tomorrow the tour continues with Kristin's home over at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia!! 



:) Tracey