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Welcome to the 2012 Virtual Holiday Housewalk!!!!!

I am so excited you are all here!!!!Welcome to everyone coming over from the Nesting Place!Welcome to day one of the second annual holiday house-walk here at Jenniferrizzo.com! The houses this year are amazing! I have many wonderful returning homes and some fantastic new homes as well!I am so honored to have them participating!
Grab your hot cocoa, put some Bing Crosby on, and enjoy all of the holiday inspiration!!!!!
Just click on each button to take you to the next house! You can either click from here or take the full tour and click from each site to the next house like a real house walk!

Welcome to my own holiday home! I fell into a pom pom/snowball theme this year. I am obsessed! I changed the direction of my table in my breakfast nook and I love how it lengthens the room!

Pom pom table runner on a table with bottle brush trees and mirror with live garland

I added cedar garland to my mirror and did a cloche over my candles Pottery Barn style.

Tablescape with pom pom table runner and candles under a cloche

I added some faux bottle brush trees on top of my pom-pom table runner.

Bottle brush trees on a pom pom table runner in a Christmas tablescape

I love a little fabric glue and sparkly pop-poms for a very easy and inexpensive pop of festiveness!

Vintage silver server pot lids with greenery
I have been collecting lids to those old silver-plate chafing dish sets. I wasn’t sure when I was collecting them what I was going to do with them but I can’t seem to pass one up. I thought a collage with greenery would be pretty.
KItchen window with pine cone garland and a car on a tree tea towel

I kept it simple over my sink this year with a pretty dish towel for some color. I really love red in my kitchen at Christmas.

VIntage glass bottles with fresh boxwood inside

And I put mini boxwood branches on the sill for some natural prettiness.

Handmade pom pom wreath anthropologie inspired

I admit it; I am obsessed with the wreath from Anthro, but it’s out of my budget. I used their big wreath as an inspiration for mini-wreaths for the back of my chairs.

pom pom wreaths hanging on the back of a chair

I wanted to show you my snowball tree.

Fun Christmas tree with pom poms as snowballs

I made huge pom poms and placed them on the branches.

Living room Christmas decor with a large clock over a fauc mantel and silver as decor


POm poms on a Christmas tree

They are a pop of fun and were an easy night in front of the TV.

Merry Christmas handmade banner and chair next to a faux fireplace with silver on the mantel under a large clock

I  made a festive banner on the computer. You can make the same one here.

Merry Christmas printable banner

I decided to take advantage of the open space inside of my faux fireplace for my “winter forest”vignette.

Mantelscape with boxwood, silver and nature inspried theme

And I filled my mantel top with greenery and all of my silver plate pieces.

Christmas mantel with silver and greenery Christmas bird in a nest

and added natural elements such as nests and sparkly birds.

Vintage bird cages and an angel in a nest under the tree

Until Santa brings the good stuff, I gathered bird cages from around my house and old books and put them underneath.

Cute Christmas banner with Fresh greenery

Thank you so much for taking my home tour!
Onto the next house! I adore her home and she was an awesome part of the tour last year!

Hot cocoa station from Dear Lillie
Cute joy Christmas tree from Dear Lillie

I know you will love this next house! It’s Thistlewood Farm!!!


Noel letters from Thistlewoo Farm with a wreath
Pantry with white plates on a rack

And these two amazing girls bring on the Holiday cheer!

It’s two homes for the cost of stopping at one!

Cute mini tree in a bucke tin a kitchen
Mantel with silver candlesticks and silver trees

I hope you have loved today’s part the holiday tour! We’ll be back with more homes tomorrow starting with one of my good e-friends Beth at Home stories A to Z!

You can also visit

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

And you can visit last years home tour here!

also sharing this here  and here.

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  1. I’m in love! Those silver lids are amazing hanging on the wall! Your snowball pom pom tree – I want one!

    Making up my Christmas list to Santa right now … Dear Santa – please make my house as amazing as Jen’s!

    Thrilled to be part of your amazing house walk this year!

  2. Jen your home looks so beautiful all dressed up for Christmas! LOVE that pompom table runner and wreaths! Your mantle and tree look amazing too!

  3. Jen,
    It is all so wonderful. My fav so far is your home. I love it all. I especially love the old silver lids on the wall. I have a spot in my dining room and I have been wondering what to do there. I think I may have to start to collect these old lids. I love the character they give to the room. Dressed up with greenery makes them even prettier. Love your home. It is amazing.

  4. Yes PLEASE share about making the mini wreaths! That is just the thing I need on my chairs! Also, can you please share where the towel with the car and tree is from? I’ve been looking for that very towel!

  5. Hi Jen! I just love the home tour and yours is the perfect place to start. I just love everything you’ve done. Your pom pom theme is adorable. Your fireplace looks amazing with the foresty theme.

    Thank you for putting this together and for being so inspirational!

  6. Jen,

    Thank you so much for inviting me to this incredible party! You have made my year! I LOVE the pompoms…..on the wreath….on the tree!

    What fun!

    Merry Christmas to you my wonderful friend!


  7. Everything looks absolutely gorgeous, Jennifer! I especially LOVE LOVE LOVE the anthro inspired wreath! And your whole living is just stunning! Merry Christmas!

  8. Hi Jennifer!
    I am a new visitor to your blog through the invitation of your HOuse Tours. You have such a lovely home that is so wonderfully decorated for the holiday season! I love all of your silver pieces that you use throughout the house. Your home is so warm and inviting and I look forward to visiting your blog agin soon. Have a very blessed Christmas!

  9. I love those little white pompom wreaths you made for the back of your chairs. You should do a tutorial on how to make them! I’d love to try making some. Also, where did you find that adorable red and white ribbon you used on them?

  10. such fun! Love your holiday tour =) your home looks gorgeous, and I am now quite obsessed with your mantel-definately a favorite of the many I’ve seen so far.

  11. I am in LOVe with it all!!! Those snowballs are so fun and whisical. And that mantal with all the darling vingenettes! You would think it would be too much but wow it looks stunning.

  12. This is such an inspiring idea! Love the homes, especially yours. What must your children be thinking? Do they walk around with stars in their eyes, in wonderment? Great to see you at the pop up shop… I cannot imagine how you get it all done. Amazing.

  13. With every picture I said to myself: oh I love the pompoms, I love the garlands and the doilies, I love how you arranged the silverware, there’s so much I won’t name everything but I love it (in case you didn’t notice, haha!) And I’m gonna check out the other houses as well, thank you for the tours.

  14. Jenn, your home is so lovely! I am SO honored, thrilled, excited, overjoyed, etc etc to be a part of your holiday house walk this year!! I love seeing all the homes so far, and I cannot wait to see the rest this week. 😀

  15. Your house looks absolutely divine Jen!! I love all of your pompoms and the greenery. I’m off to visit the other houses. Thanks for hosting this again this year.

  16. you had me at hello with your beautiful chafing dish lid collection, but then i saw the vintage bottles filled with pretties and loved them just as much, and then there was your beautiful mantle… {visiting from the homespun christmas party at savvy southern style.}

  17. Oh Jennifer,
    It looks absolutely beautiful!!! I was in love with the Anthro wreath as well, but out of my budget too, so I adore your idea of making mini sized ones!
    Thank you so much for the visit inside your gorgeous home!!

  18. I am loving this Home Tour, Jen! Your home looks just wonderful all dressed up for Christmas…you’ve done some great things with the pom poms and I love your snowball tree. Your mantel looks amazing with the silver and greenery! Beautiful! 🙂


  19. Jennifer this is off-the-charts AMAZING!! I absolutely love every.single.detail and those chafing dish lids on the wall are genius! You are so talented and your mantel made my mouth drop open. 🙂 Thank you so, so much for including us in this tour. It’s been an absolute honor!

  20. What a beautiful home you have Jennifer! You have an amazing eye for design and detail and your whole home looks so comfortable and welcoming!! Love your pompoms too! I have some leftover white chunky yarn and you’ve inspired me to make some too! Thanks for welcoming us into your home!

  21. I can’t tell you how excited I am to see all of the wonderful homes for this year..I love how you did the mantle and the little forest underneath..Your home is beautiful..

  22. Just when I feeling good about getting my house festive (after festive hiatus!) I see your living room on Pinterest and I suddenly feel Noel challenged, lol. Your house looks amazing, and I am in love with your fireplace display!! I want to create a Joyeux Noel bunting and your banner is inspiring me to get crackin’!

    Everyone’s homes look so lovely. I love seeing how people bring Christmas and the holidays to life in their homes. All different, and all beautiful.

    Hope you’re doing well!

  23. Stunningly beautiful! I adore your mantle garland that you made. There are so many beautiful details yet everything blends so wonderfully.awesome! Thank you for sharing such a beautiful winter wonderland with us – with three little boys my house will be a lots more garish for a few years to come. I year for decor like yours, many thanks Sally x

  24. The pom poms are so cute! Love the mantle – it’s really awesome. The lid collection is quirky and beautiful! I so enjoyed seeing your home and I’m looking forward to seeing all the other homes on the tour!

  25. I love your ideas and decorating! Thank you for doing such an outstanding job on the house walk this year. I loved visiting the houses so far, and am looking forward to the rest. Plus, I have new blogs to follow-

  26. Jen, your house looks awesome! You are one creative gal, I love those wreaths! Thanks for having me share in the walk, I am so excited to be a part of this:).

  27. Everything looks amazing Jen!
    I am in love with your collection of silver lids! I actually have one for sale in my booth and am going to bring it home and start a collection of my own!!

  28. Hi Jen!
    Your home looks beautiful and fresh as always! Sorry I couldn’t be a part of the tour this year ~ we are moving to NJ at the end of January and had too much on my plate! I just saw your feature on the Pottery Barn Blog ~ so exciting and well deserved! Best to you and your family this holiday! So glad we met! You are an inspiration!
    Heidi Gordon

  29. Your home is just gorgeous Jen! I was so looking forward to this week and am really enjoying all of the lovely homes! Thanks so much for putting this together!!

    Happy Holidays~


  30. Jen I fell in love with your style and incredible talent while taking the Creatively Made Home course. After seeing your home all decorated today I came home from work, grabbed materials and made a Merry Christmas banner for my mantel using shipping tags and labels that I printed off twice, once with the letters in a rustic font and again with french script. Next I will string them on some twine and put it up! So excited!!! I would have never known I could be crafty without all the inspiration and courage that you and the other lovely girls in the course provided. So grateful, Happy Holidays to you and your family!!

  31. You have truly inspired my Christmas decor, Jen. You home is simply gorgeous!! Tonight, I made a banner/bunting – mine says REJOICE. Thanks for a wonderful tour too!
    May your season of Christmas be extraordinary!!!

  32. Love your style, Jennifer! The pom pom theme is really cute! Thanks for putting together the holiday home tour. I’ve enjoyed it immensely and have visited everyone’s home at least twice!! There’s just so much to take in and savor. 🙂

  33. I just LOVE LOVE your style. Every singe photo is beautiful. That towel on your oven is super cute. But I think EVERYTHING is my favorite. lol Merry Christmas. <3

  34. I am taking the tours for the housewalk party today by a hot fire and drinking a hot cup of tea! Your home is full of beauty and sparkle with perfect details…love the pom poms you made! Thanks for hosting the link party, as well! Christie at Three Pixie Lane

  35. your holiday decor is truly inspired. i want to copy everything! i have a couple inquiries: where’d you get the pinecone garland and doily tree-topper? and how did you make those adddorable pompom wreaths? thanks for the lovely view of your home!

  36. I really like the use of non-specific holday items, like teapots and chaffing dishes, included in the decor. These items are also functional for kitchen use.

  37. Are Jennifer Rizzo and MaryAnn Rizzo related? I have enjoyed both so much on Pinterest

  38. Jen you are an artist. Everything is so homey and inviting. Makes me want to grab my throw, cup of tea, turn on the Christmas music and read a good Christmas book.
    Can you direct me to where I might buy the decal you used “CHESTNUTS ROASTING ON AN OPEN FIRE”. I loved that and want to put it on my blackboard. I hope you post this year.

  39. Really fun to see everything. I don’t suppose you would share the bird pillow source…it’s absolutely perfect for my room!

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