If you’re dropping by to visit and see my home tour, welcome! So glad you stopped by.
If you’re coming by from my friend, Emily from Décor Chick, big welcome! I know you enjoyed seeing Emily’s home, right?
I’ve shared a couple of my spaces already, the living room and dining room and today, I’ll do a recap of the whole house, including all of those areas too. If you want all the details from the first 2 rooms, just check out those links above. I love decorating for Christmas and try to bring some cheer to my main living areas, but don’t go too crazy with it all. I like a more simple feel with rustic/glam elements and lime green and red in my kitchen always makes me smile.
My living room has a few touches around the room, with my main tree in here as well.
My fireplace is rustic stone, so I go with that and use natural elements and a real wreath this year.
A few shiny and sparkly Christmas baubles fills an iron birdbath.
My tree in the urn greets guests coming in the front door.
This is a prelit tree from Lowes and it sits on a pedestal for a little extra height. For more of the living room, you can click on the link above.
Sparkle and cheer with mercury glass and silver on the foyer table.
Nothing says Christmas like a boxwood wreath.
A few touches of aqua blue in the living room just feels at home. Do you see me in my red sweatshirt?
I love adding baubles and beads to bowls around the house, with a few snips of green.
I got inspired this year to do 2 cute ornament trees using knitting needles. This was after seeing Diane’s cute ones from In My Own Style. Check out her tutorial, these are so easy! Who knew knitting needles would be a tool needed for Christmas décor?
On this one, I pulled out some gold glass balls that I wasn’t using and just threaded them on the needle. I did add a piece of light cardboard to the bottom and this helps to hold it upright. I found this finial thing in my Christmas stash and I’m not sure what it came off of, but it worked great for my tree topper.
Next, let’s go into the kitchen. I have been doing my lime green and red tree in my kitchens for several years now and still love this little mini-tree in the metal container, which I decoupaged with scrapbook paper ages ago.
I’ve collected a few lime green and red Christmas serving pieces and they just look right at home in here too.
All of this stuff is reused every year and I never get tired of it. The chevron runner is from Hen House Linens and really works well with my red and green.
My little tree is full of cute red and green ornaments and I love them every year. One of my friends gave me that cowboy boot last year after I bought myself some new boots.
Sparkly green birds.
I love to add sparkly picks to the top of the tree looking like an explosion of red and green in the topper.
Just a few red things on the shelves in my kitchen for some festive touches.
Red bottlebrush trees.
Hope sign and a cute little boxwood wreath.
You better not pout, hear me?
All my little Santas, candlesticks, ornaments and pinecones sit in the window sill.
Those are a pair of faux paperwhites that I picked up while I lived in Birmingham. I love how cute they are.
Peace and a sparkly tree.
I love playing with my camera and trying to get bokeh shots (those sparkly dots in the background) when the lights on the tree are up.
Merry Christmas on the chalkboard.
And looking back into the dining room.
Now we’ll head to the den where I added my Ballard Designs tabletop tree and all my vintage ornaments from my mom and others that I’ve picked up.
It’s fun to use all these colors together, they are so happy and fun.
I grew up with these ornaments on our tree and my mom handed them down to me, the ones that were left. I’m glad they didn’t all get broken along the way.
They are pretty and fragile.
Especially those dented ones, don’t you love those?
This tree sits in an urn too and it’s nice to have sparkle in the den.
I made another ornament tree in here and sat it on my blue and white candlestick. These are so easy, so give them a try if you have some extra ornaments.
Thank you ALL for stopping by my Christmas home. It is always fun for me to share my decorations and I enjoy it every year. I wish for you and your families a wonderful and peaceful Christmas time this year. Enjoy and celebrate the real meaning of Christmas! I plan to do just that too!
The home tours continue this week and Carmel from Our Fifth House is up next, so I hope you’ll stop on over to her Kentucky home. I do not think you’ll be disappointed, she has fabulous taste!
Here’s the complete lineup in our Christmas home tours today:
Once again, I decorated the sideboard in my dining room, adding some Christmas sparkle and cheer in there. I love to plug in the lighted garland and it just makes the house feel warm and cozy this time of year. This is all stuff I’ve had forever, so you’ve probably seen it all before if you’ve been reading my blog for awhile. I enjoy the neutral metallics in this room since it’s mostly neutral … Read More»
Before I get to sharing my Christmas décor with you, I just had something to say that’s been weighing on my mind and I have a feeling it will resonate with many of you too.
I’ve noticed something in blogland. It’s gotten crazy around here during Christmas. I just wanted to take a minute and give a few observations of my own about the Christmas season and blogging and how if we’re not careful, … Read More»
I know this week is heavy on the sponsored posts, but tis the season! Besides, I love seeing y'all win stuff!
I’ve introduced you a few times to my talented in real life friend, Debbie, a former high school drama teacher, who retired a few years ago and started a monogram business at home. This business, Miss Lucy's Monograms, named after her adorable rescue poodle, Lucy, has taken off … Read More»
Happy Friday! Today's my birthday and I'm going to have a fun day celebrating.
I’m back with another inspiring real life Feature Friday! The Christmas season is right on us, so everyone is getting all decked out for the Holidays, but I do love sharing these home tours with you. This one is as inspiring as any that I’ve shared with you before. Meet Jamie, from So Much Better With Age. She’s a … Read More»
Don't you love seeing beautiful real wreaths and draping evergreen scented garland all over at Christmas?
I love decorating with real wreaths and garland during the Christmas season, but don’t always do it. I have bought real wreaths before at a local store here and there, but overall I have in my Christmas décor stash, the faux version of wreaths and Christmas trees. And those are great, but … Read More»
As part of our Lowes Christmas challenge this month, one of the things we could choose to make is a wreath, so that’s what I did. Using an old grapevine wreath that had seen better days, I shopped at Lowes and found some pretty and sparkly things to bring this wreath to life. And wow, does it look so much better now! Lowes has some ready made Christmas things on the shelves and you can find … Read More»
Shopping online has gotten more and more popular and I’m one of those folks who likes to shop online as much as I can. You can often find items for better prices online and it’s just plain fun to shop in your PJ’s, at least it is for me. When I got the opportunity to check out a new to me shopping site called HauteLook, after clicking over and seeing that it’s a members-only shopping destination … Read More»
Welcome! Thanks for stopping by! I'm Rhoda, from Atlanta, GA and I love decorating and DIY projects. Decorating a home doesn't have to cost a fortune and I've spent years thrifting at antiques markets and yard sales, finding those treasures that make a home unique. I'm here to inspire and encourage other women to find their own inner creativity. Won't you join me?