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My Holiday Home Tour 2018

Welcome to my holiday home tour 2018! I am so excited to have you here, and be the first house on the house walk!

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Jennifer Rizzo's white kitchen decorated for the holidays with vintage table as island

We remodeled our kitchen, doing a lot of the work ourselves, 8 years ago, for about $12,000. Our rehab included painting our old oak cabinets, and adding a wood counter top, which has actually held up fairly well 8 years later. For my holiday decorating, I decided to go with a lot of natural decor and greenery this year. I may have to replace the greenery in a week or two, it depends on how fast it dries out and gets crunchy.

Next week, I’ll show you how I made the boxwood swag over the basement door. I just clipped branches from our yard. I hung a pretty mercury glass ornament wreath over it.

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Jennifer Rizzo's white holiday kitchen with vintage chandelier

Very recently, I realized we needed a smaller island, and found this vintage sewing cabinet on Craigslist. It’s the perfect size for our cozy kitchen. We had a chandelier problem earlier this year, and finally fixed it by moving the old lighting from our dining room into the kitchen, and getting new lighting for our dining area. That space is getting a complete makeover, I can’t wait to show you, but here’s a sneak peek picture:

Jennifer Rizzo painting on wall 2018

I love adding some holiday cheer to our counter tops, but our kitchen window is my favorite place to decorate.

Kitchen sink with window with garland and wood beads Jennifer Rizzo

I love that we have a window over our sink. It makes the kitchen seem so bright, especially during the winter.

Holiday winter kitchen windowsill idea Jennifer Rizzo

I added some cedar garland, wood beaded garland, and mercury glass ornaments to bring in some greenery. I have a few permanent white hooks in place, so I can hang various things in the window through the year.

Christmas window display idea Jennifer Rizzo

I brought some little green mini-trees from our shop, The Collective lhe + Makery, and scattered some ornaments on the sill for brightness.

Wood bead garland on vintage chandelier

I also added some wood bead garland to the chandelier we moved. I might leave it there past the holidays.

Vintage bottle with pine greens

In the living room, I also kept with a boho meets natural decor theme. I still love this rustic modern mantel I did a few years ago with the same deer.

Jennifer Rizzo holiday living room decor

The rug has so much color, it’s nice  keep everything else fairly neutral.Woodland snowy scene with hand painted picture Jennifer Rizzo

I loved being able to paint a picture as a backdrop for the reindeer this year on the mantel. We had a mirror up there forever, and I thought it was time for a change. A few faux eucalyptus sprays, and mercury glass trees made the scene complete.

Jennifer Rizzo 2018 holiday Christmas living room

Our tree has the option of white or multi-colored lights. I love the white lights, but the kids like to switch it to the multi-colored when I’m not looking.

Eucalyptus and boxwood centerpiece with mercury glass ornaments

A boxwood wreath, with a few vases with seeded eucalyptus stems are a perfect, and easy centerpiece.

Of course, I use my Christmas crafting/decorating book as a holiday decor item as well!

Jennifer Rizzo's book Creatively Christmas. Crafting and Christmas decorating ideas

Fun It's a Wonderful Life Pillow, and reindeer decor

Thank you so much for joining my holiday home tour 2018 as the first house on the holiday housewalk!

Please make sure to stop back every day this week to see all of the gorgeous homes! And next Monday, join the linky party to be entered for a chance to be on the housewalk next year! Now, onto the next beautiful house:

Nesting with Grace

Nesting with Grace Jennifer Rizzo Holiday Housewalk 2018

Need more holiday inspiration? Visit last year’s housewalk here.


  1. As always, you know how to deck your halls! I love your new kitchen island and that mantel is gorgeous! Wishing you the merriest of Christmases Jen!

  2. Happy day one Jen! Thank you for hosting another amazing year. I can’t wait to watch the week unfold.
    Love all the greenery and natural texture in your tour. Your fireplace and that soft wood coffee table were big faves!
    Happy Holidays to you! xo

  3. I LOVE all the garlands in your kitchen and can’t wait to see what you’re up to in the dining room!!!

  4. Your home looks so beautiful Jen!!!! I love all the garland you used in your kitchen! Thank you for continuing to do this tour every year! It is my favorite!!!!

  5. Jen your home is so cozy, inviting and beautiful throughout each season! I love your pretty kitchen window and how you strung those wood beads on your chandelier! It is inspiring to see how you get creative for the holidays… Thanks so much for hosting such a lovely tour and for having me! xo

  6. Beautiful home! Just wondering where you got the kitchen towel holder on the cabinet under the sink. What a great idea!

    1. I bought it a few years ago at Schoolhouse Electric. It’s a towel bar for the bathroom, but I loved it’s chunkiness in the kitchen!

  7. Jen, amazing! I love how that little sewing cabinet works in your kitchen. We have such similar kitchens – ours is on the smaller side too. I might have to copy your idea of garlands above our sink. OH MY! I’m swooning over the trees you’re painting. I can’t wait to see the full reveal 😉 Thank you so much for organizing the tour. I’m sitting with Max on my lap in front of the fire, lights twinkling, and being so inspired by all my friends. xx

  8. This is my first visit here, I’m hopping over from Courtney’s blog, and I’m so happy I did! I absolutely love what you did with the kitchen window – I may have to mimic this idea for my own kitchen window next season!

  9. Jennifer–Thank you so much for hosting your holiday tour every year! Your tour is as much of a tradition to me as watching Charlie Brown and drinking hot chocolate! I not only enjoy every home but find so much inspiration. Thank you again.

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