Christmas Home Tour 2013

If you’re dropping by to visit and see my home tour, welcome! So glad you stopped by.
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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.


Merry Christmas!


Sparkle and cheer with mercury glass and silver on the foyer table.


Nothing says Christmas like a boxwood wreath.

living room blues

A few touches of aqua blue in the living room just feels at home.  Do you see me in my red sweatshirt?  Smile

pottery bowl with ornaments

I love adding baubles and beads to bowls around the house, with a few snips of green.

ornament tree gold

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?

gold tree topper

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.





Christmas kitchen

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.

red green tree

I’ve collected a few lime green and red Christmas serving pieces and they just look right at home in here too.

red and lime

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.

green bird

Sparkly green birds.

red green tree topper

I love to add sparkly picks to the top of the tree looking like an explosion of red and green in the topper.

rustic shelves

Just a few red things on the shelves in my kitchen for some festive touches.

red bottlebrush

Red bottlebrush trees.


Hope sign and a cute little boxwood wreath.

Better not pout

You better not pout, hear me?

Christmas window

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.

Christmas mugs

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 (2)

Merry Christmas on the chalkboard.

kitchen to dining room

And looking back into the dining room.

vintage table tree

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.

tree topper

It’s fun to use all these colors together, they are so happy and fun.

vintage shiny brites

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.

vintage ornaments

They are pretty and fragile.

vintage tree ornaments

Especially those dented ones, don’t you love those?

under the tree

This tree sits in an urn too and it’s nice to have sparkle in the den.

multi color ornament tree

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:

- Rhoda


  1. What a beautiful Christmas Home! Merry Christmas to you and yours!
    ~~Nancy from OHIO

  2. Beautiful decorated ! Love your kitchen !

  3. Your house is so cozy, yet glam too – I love it!

  4. Very pretty.

  5. Rhoda, visiting you in your home always brings me a smile. It becomes more beautiful every day.

    I just posted day three of my holiday home tour. Hope you can stop by for a visit. I just love Christmas, don’t you?!!!

  6. Oh I love your kitchen it looks fabulous and such cute Christmas decor. Your home has truly become such a warm and inviting place. Hugs, marty

  7. You have the perfect touches everywhere. You have accomplished SO much in a year. Your home is so pretty and inviting. I love seeing all your projects. You have completely transformed the house and it’s been so exciting to see it all unfold. Have a wonderful Christmas X

  8. Beautiful Rhoda… your home looks stunning! Merry Christmas to you!

  9. Rhoda, your house is so pretty. I loved the Christmas tour through your lovely home. It is such a treat to see your postings in my email, and I enjoy having a “cup of coffee” with you in the morning. What a year you have had, you have accomplished so much, can’t wait to see what the New Year brings. Have a Blessed Christmas.

  10. Love it all! The lime and red combo is so so fun!

  11. What a beautiful job you have done in your home! It just sparkles this Christmas!!! Thank you for sharing it with us! Merry Christmas

  12. I love your kitchen. But, then again,, your entire house is so pretty. Looks great.

  13. What a great mix of decor styles. I’m loving the lighter shades. It feels like the south east coast and makes me miss home. Very beautiful!

  14. Rhoda – Your house looks perfectly Christmasy. I smiled at the red and green kitchen. My house is decorated more simply this year with gold and silver but in the kitchen I still must have my red poinsettias which need my old Santas which need… You get where I’m going. It’s easy to do my kitchen this way and keeps me feeling happy while I spend a lot of time in here. Merry Christmas and thanks for sharing your home. Iris

  15. Melesa garrison says:

    Lime and Red are my absolute favorite!

  16. Love it!

  17. Your home is beautiful, especially the kitchen.

    I’m pondering your post from Monday about all of the beautiful homes in blogland. I’ve had some envy in the past and this year, I have the urge to change all of my Christmas decor. My 17-year old daughter put it in perspective: “It’s just not Christmas without the decorations we’ve always had.” She’s right…they are beautiful. So…we are using our traditional things and I’m appreciating them again.

  18. Stunning home tour. I love your traditional style! 🙂

  19. Vonda Livingston` says:

    Absolutely glorious!!! Oh Rhoda your knack for decorating is amazing!!!

  20. Rhoda, I love it all! I think your china is Nikko Christmastime. I’ve got 8 place settings of that but b/c of space I keep them boxed in a closet. I usually don’t bring them out unless our grandgirls are here…and this year, they’re not, they just visited for over a wk. at Thanksgiving. But you’ve inspired me, I think I will! Even a small Christmas should have festive china.

  21. It is all so beautiful – and your living room is so elegant, but I just want to curl right up with a glass a wine and chat and laugh with you! Merry Christmas friend!

  22. Marianne A. says:

    I love everything about your dining room. I especially love those sophisticated looking chairs. Can you share where you got them? Merry Christmas!

  23. So lovely….

  24. So pretty! You really put a lot of thought and work into it and it was worth it! Awesome!

  25. So, so beautiful Rhoda!! But, of course I knew that since I got to see all of this gorgeousness in person! 🙂

    Will be pinning lots of those beautiful ideas!

    Merry Christmas my friend,


  26. Very pretty. Where did you get those beautiful kitchen shelves — the black supports and natural wood shelving? I’d like to duplicate that.

  27. Rhoda, your styling is like no other! Your home looks gorgeous decked out in your holiday finest! And right on cue, your dining room draws me in yet again in this house too. The decor in there is so striking! Thanks for the tour!

  28. Beth Morrow says:

    Beautifully done and inviting! Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family!

  29. Thanks for giving us a glimpse into your lovely home.

  30. Love everything Rhoda but my faves are those bright colors and fun patterned tree 🙂 I love all the fun colors this year 🙂

  31. I love it all. I think my favorite is the vintage Christmas tree.

    And as I toured your beautiful home all decked out for the holidays, I couldn’t help but think about how much work you’ve put into making that house a home. You have so much to be proud of…and I know you are. I’m certainly proud for you. 🙂

    Merry Christmas!

  32. I always look forward to your Christmas decorating posts. I love the lime green and red in the kitchen with so many whimsical favorites, like the Santa S&P. The knitting needle tree is darling and I plan to make one with my elderly mother when I visit her at Christmas. I will be on the lookout for an artificial paper white, as I hate the smell of real ones … lol.


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