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Welcome to my 2016 decorated holiday home tour!

Welcome to my decorated holiday home tour! I am so excited to have you here as a part of the Holiday housewalk sponsored by Wayfair!

Jennifer Rizzo's 2016 Holiday housewalk

You can click through all of today’s home’s here, or you can start here and take the “walking tour” and click through, one by one!

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I am so excited to have you in my home. A lot has changed here since last year!

This year I went with a winter forest themed tree.

Winter forest Christmas tree

I used a lot of my same decor as last year, and added some flocked branches to my tree to give it that snowy feel.

Hand embroideded tree skirt

I have this beautiful Rustic Reindeer tree skirt from Wayfair. I love the rustic natural feel of the hand-embroidery!

Holiday tree white lights

I love how pretty the white lights look, though my kids love the colored lights.

Living room with wintery decor

You may have noticed two different tree toppers. I took a  bunch of pictures, and decided I liked the star better. So you get two different looks!

You can find my artsy winter deer pillow on the couch in the shop. It’s one of my favorites!

Cute handfelted misteltoe

I am a total sucker for felted items. I don’t know why. I found these cute, hand-felted mistletoe ornaments from Wayfair. I’ve moved them all over my house they are so darn cute! Right now they are on the faux mantle, but I am thinking about putting one above each doorway.

Real trees in jars Christmas mantel

I wanted something fresh this year on my mantel,  so I put real little trees in jars.

Real trees in water or a scani inpired look

I love how fresh and sweet they look. I’ll put them in soil once the holidays are over.

Vintage ornaments in mercury glass bowl

I just love the look of fresh greens and sparkly vintage ornaments in a mercury glass bowl from Homegoods.

White kitchen decorated for the holidays in my hoiday decorated home tour

I kept the decor a little more simple this year. For us I cook all of the time and the kitchen is a workhorse, so I try not to have too much in my way.

White farmhosue style kitchen decorated for the holidays

I added some greenery to my chandelier.

Greenery added to chandelier Ans some mercury glass baubles.

Boxwood wreath adn mercury glass ornaments

Over the kitchen window, I added a boxwood wreath, a poinsettia, and a cute dishtowel from Anthro.

Festive holiday sink display

I love adding a fresh plant for a touch of color.

Cute bottel brush trees on windowsill

And I fell in love with these cute little bottle brush trees! They were perfect for my windowsill display.

Cute display on counter in corner

I have an odd corner on my counter-top, so I always like to put a cute display with a nice accent plate and some other cute things. I found the little house at the dollar spot at Target, and the mug is from Anthro. I wrapped a book in gift wrap to use as a little stand. for the mug. Super easy and super cute!

Stacked Santa mug collection

Against the wall, I put some cute stacked Santa mugs and one reindeer mug from Target.It’s a fun little display. You can see more of our holiday kitchen here.

SImple and pretty holiday dining roomIn our dining area, I put a mercury glass and faux birch bark candle centerpiece. I can’t do anything huge since this is where we eat.Can I tell you how much I love this new to me hand me down table! I love how it looks with my new chairs. They are actually one of the first pieces of brand-spanking new furniture we’ve added in about 4 years. Almost everything else in our home is either thrifted, a hand me down, or flea marketed.

Holiday dining room decor

I used lots of greenery this year in my decor. I love how it brings the outside in when it’s so blah out!

Slavaged reclaimed wood architectural pieces

I bought these awesome salvaged, reclaimed wood pieces at a market. I think they are from either old staircase newel posts or table legs, or both. I put some boxwood around them, and added greenery and battery operated candles. Now I wish I had bought more I love them so much!

Felt garland and cloches

I wane to give you a view of my hutch. It’s in a spot that’s really hard to photograph,but I love how the felted garland looks with the wreath (I told you I love felted decor 🙂 ),

and  my glass cloches. It just looked so pretty! For a little more tour, you can see our holiday bedroom here. Check it out now, because it’s getting painted with a makeover very soon! 🙂

Thank you so much for joining me on my home tour as we kick off the holiday housewalk 2016!!

Head on over next to the amazingly beautiful home of Liz Marie!


I love Liz Marie and everything she’s done to her home! She’s so talented!! You can also click over here to go directly to each of the other homes today.

Jen signatureAnd for other holiday decorating inspiration, don’t forget to check out my book

Creatively Christmas: Inspired Yuletide Décor on Amazon!

Creatively Christmas by Jennifer Rizzo


  1. As always, you have such a beautiful and warm home that’s been wonderfully decorated for the season. It’s all about the details, and my friend, you’ve nailed them! What a beautiful tour!!

    I’m truly humbled and honored to be a part of this year’s Holiday Housewalk with such talented people. Thank you!!

    xo Michael

  2. Oh my goodness Jen! Super cute ideas! I will have to come back and study everything again. Definitely agree, love the star on top of your tree. I cook everyday in my kitchen also and get not wanting too much extra to clean around. Do love the little reindeer cups stacked for easy use and the book wrapped in Christmas paper to elevate the mug is genius! So many great ideas. One question, how did you hang the silver tray above your stove? Thank you for a great post. Enjoy the Christmas season with your family and God bless.

    1. Thank you Gwen!The tray has legs on it so I have wire wrapped around it and a hanger in the wall.

  3. Beautiful, Jennifer! You home is filled with Christmas spirit. I love the fresh little trees in the jars tumbling across your mantel! I have out my copy of CREATIVELY CHRISTMAS and have been so inspired again!!! Thanks for this wonderful blog walk! Merry Christmas!

  4. Everything as always is just beautiful Jen! You can feel the love in your home, thank you for sharing with us and for all of the incredibly hard work you put into this amazing tour every year! XO Kristin

  5. Gorgeous as always, Jen! I’m in love with your tree and agree with you … I like the star better. Where did you find the little bottle brush trees sitting in your kitchen window? They’re adorable and I’ve never seen any like that.

    Thanks so much for organizing this tour year-after-year. It’s always been my fave holiday tour (even before I was on it). It was also my first blogging goal … to be included in your Holiday Housewalk. My blogging life is now complete. 🙂

    1. You are so sweet Jennifer! 🙂 I found the little trees at Target in the ornament section. Aren’t they the cutest??!!

  6. Jen,
    I loved the tour this year. That tree is fabulous. I love the winter look. You definitely accomplished your goal. Can’t wait to check out the rest of the homes. Thanks for doing this every year.

  7. For some reason this morning, I missed all this and only saw your two little teaser images. I’m so glad I looked again!!
    I love your vintage mirrors and chandy, and how you pepper the house with fresh greens. It’s one of my favorite looks and every year I swear I’m going to do that! I adore it.

  8. I didn’t know that you lived in the same square footage as me! Love your tour and the fun changes you made. The fireplace with the little tree starts are my favorite. So well done. You really do such a wonderful job at organizing this tour.

  9. what a beautiful christmas home you have created again this year. your home is such a warm and cozy spot to visit and perfect to kick the tour of with. happy holidays to you and your precious family.

  10. It’s so very pretty. Your kitchen is one of my favorites and I love that you put a lil’ island back in there. Thanks for doing the Housewalk!

  11. Christmas is such a wonderful time of year! I so enjoy the holiday house walk that you put on each season. Your home is lovely- I agree about those “candle holders” they are just great!

  12. Hi Jen! Your home looks beautiful, as always. I have a question for you about your kitchen. It’s laid out exactly the way mine is…we were thinking of getting a microwave to go over the stove. Right now we have one sitting on the counter to the right of the stove and it’s an eyesore, plus takes up a lot of room. However, some people have said that with having a gas stove, the underneath of the microwave (if it’s installed above the stove) gets really dirty and greasy. I noticed you don’t have a microwave over your stove. Do you have one somewhere else in your kitchen or have you decided to just totally forego having a microwave? I know a lot of people don’t have one. All I ever use mine for is to reheat my coffee or tea and sometimes leftovers. Thanks!

    1. HI Melanie,
      Ours is on our counter next to our fridge. I am short, so I don’t like the idea of pulling hot stuff out towards me like over a stove. Plus, if you are cooking and need to use it, you are reaching over hot stuff. Maybe there’s another spot you can put it that you haven’t thought of? My mom put hers in her pantry. Some people have them under islands. I would actually like to get a smaller one, we don’t use it that often!

  13. Love your Christmas decor, especially those little bittle brush trees in the kitchen window. Merry Christmas

  14. Jen, everything is gorgeous. I am in love with that woodland tree!!! Thanks for having me on the tour. I am humbled to be a part of such an amazing group of bloggers. Merry Christmas!

  15. HI Jennifer! Everything you’ve done is beautiful! The felt garland on the hutch-where did you get it? It’s darling!

    1. Hi Joni, It’s from Anthropologie. I bought it in early fall. I know, it’s cute, right?

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