Tuesday, December 9, 2014

 
 
 

I am joining a number of other talented bloggers on this year's Home Tour and I am excited!
 
This year, I started in the dining room...it had undergone a transformation this fall and I wanted to make sure I was helping to build its self-esteem.  (Facelifts sometimes leave us feeling like we aren't quite ourselves anymore.) 
 
 




I chose to leave the glitter alone this year and focus on simple and natural.  I have two lovely big holly trees in my yard and they are bursting with holly.  I added some to the dough bowl (which also has green raffia and straw balls from Big Lots) and to two clear vases. 




 
 
 I am somewhat obsessed with battery-powered candles right now, so I wrapped two in wired white berries, and put a white vase filled with boxwood cuttings under a cloche (on sale at Target last month).
 
 
More fake candles in Target lanterns (also on sale at Target) in the antique dry sink.
 
Then it was on to the living room, which got a completely different vibe.
 
While the dining room got simple and natural, the living room got retro glitz, thanks to a plethora of DPS*.
 
 
 
 
It's funny how a lot of this old stuff is popular again!
 
My mantel got a lot of vintage goodness, including the mercury glass lights that Shannon clued me in on (from BigLots).  (I promise you neither BigLots nor Target compensate me in any way, shape or form...but they should.)
 
 
Of course, no Christmas would be complete without some hanging balls...
 
 
 
...and the tree, of course!
 
 
 
Thanks for stopping by!  I LOVE having holiday company!

*Dead Peoples' Stuff

16 comments:

Tammy said...

Looks wonderful Kirby... :)

Jean @ www.thebackyardbungalow.com said...

Good on ya! I don't even have my tree out of storage, yet.

Lynn@FernAvenueBlog said...

So very pretty!!

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

Everything is so pretty Kirby! I love the bottle brush trees! I wish I had a holly tree. The clippings are perfect in your dough bowl. I think my Moms getting me some battery candles for Christmas. Some of them look so real. Enjoyed the tour... can we have snacks next time :-)

Heidi @ Decor & More said...

I'm using lots of natural greenery this year, too -- great minds! LOVE the tree, Kirbs!
xo Heidi

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i LOVE how your tree looks! so fun! and i love the dining table centerpiece and all of the natural elements, kirby! and your photos look fab!

Feral Turtle said...

So pretty Kirby. I love your gorgeous Christmas tree ! I could only dream of a holly tree in my yard Are they green year round?

Bliss said...

You're full of the spirit, lets see the liquor cabinet.

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

I am proud to know what DPS means w/o any help. I remember because I nearly fell out of my chair laughing when you said it years ago. Love all your sweet vintage stuff.

Art and Sand said...

I wish my garden was blooming with holly. I haven't seen any at the nurseries either. There are plenty of poinsettias though.

Your house looks very festive.

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Very nice decorations! So unique. You killed me at the end with the Dead People's Stuff!

Suzan Sweatman said...

Looks beautiful Kirby - I'm oohing and ahhing over your Christmas tree from across the miles - just gorgeous!
xoxo

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Kirby, your tree is amazing!...and so is all of your pretty holiday decor....yes, I so love how the vintage trees are so popular these days and love using the battery candles too...they have such a beautiful warm glow....Loved the tour Kirby!

Danni@SiloHillFarm said...

Kirby, it all looks totally festive! I hope you are fully into the holiday spirit now. Couple of questions....did you make your own putz houses? Those pretty candle sticks with the ornaments hanging off of them....did they come like that or is that an added bobeche?

Decor To Adore said...

Fa la la! Your holly is divine!

My wish for you is a holiday season filled with peace, joy and love.

Happiness an health to you and yours in the new year!

Tuula @ Thrifty Rebel said...

It all look so wonderfully festive Kirby! Those candlesticks are amazing, and your tree looks fabulous!

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