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Welcome to the Virtual Holiday Housewalk 2011

Welcome to those of you who have stopped over from The Inspired Room and The Nesting  Place!I am so excited to have you here today and to share the first of the 16 lovely homes on our week long house walk! No fees, no bad weather, and no real walking! I’ll kick off the tour with my house and then the next two stops on the tour will follow! Funky Junk Interiors and Morning T! So grab a cup of coffee,put your feet up, and enjoy all of the holiday prettiness and inspiration!!!

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Mirror with pine swatch over a blue dresser with a bird cage and stack of books

 Welcome to my front entry. Please come in! I love the gold mirror with a bit of holiday greenery swagged from it.
faux fireplace decorated for Christmas with a merry banner and a Christmas tree
 I am enjoying having a mantle to dress up. I made the Merry garland, and you can see how to make your own here. It was so easy and it’s so festive!
Faux fireplace with a chair next to it and a Merry banner with a mirror over it
 I filled the opening with greenery and flameless candles for  a pretty glow. I love creating vignettes and adding greenery with the glow of the candles seemed like the perfect way.
An ornament nestled among some greenery and battery operated candles.
When all of the battery operated candles are switched on its so cozy at night with the lights turned low and the glitter of the mercury glass ornaments.
I thought it would be fun to fill a vintage suitcase with a wreath and a glad tidings sign and then fill with ornaments. It’s kind of quirky and I like it.
Ho merry ho chalkboard sign
 I love me my chalkboard and these little plants from Home Depot. Ho Merry Ho is kind of a fun message, and a real holly plant in an Ikea planter is festive as is a little bit of greenery under glass.
Waterless snowglobes made from recycled jars
 My daughters and I spent a crafting afternoon and re-purposed all of the old salsa and pickle jars I’ve saved and made the min-snow globes that are so hot right now. These are so much fun and I love how they turned out!
waterless snow globe diorama
 I think these are the cutest things ever. I think we are going to make some for the teachers.
Wreath hung on a vintage hanger
A wreath hung on a vintage hanger  is a fun way to display it. Over the sink a boxwood wreath looks so pretty with a pinecone garland and a noel sign.
Noel sign on a boxwood wreath hung over a sink with a pinecone garland
Do you collect ironstone pitchers? I’ve been collecting little ones and they looks so pretty with little berry branches in them on the windowsill.
Noel sign on a boxwood wreath and pine cone garland over a sink
I made the Joyeux Noel Towel using the Citri-solv method.  It’s so fun and festive.
small ironstone pitcher with red berries on a window sill
Across the top of my hutch I have greenery and vintage silver. They are so pretty in the chandelier light.
blue hutch with boxwood wreaths hanging and dishware inside and vintage silver and greenery on top
Pine branches with chandelier crystals hanging
 I made a hanging wreath candelabra for the holidays. Just something to brighten over my table. I do love the crystals and glitter for the holidays!
Crystals and pinecone ornaments
 Thank you so much for coming by my place! I hope you enjoyed the tour! Here is a sneak peek at stops 2 and 3! Click on the button to take the full tour of these amazing homes!
Funky Junk Interiors  Farmers Market Sign with swag
Funky Junk Interiors Christmas tree ladder
Morning T is no longer blogging, please skip below to see day 2.
Morning T Christmas tree
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  1. Hi Jen,I think everything looks absolutely gorgeous!!I love everything you did.Your house looks so welcoming.I love the decorated fireplace.


  2. Everything looks so pretty! I love your little snow globes you made and your chalkboard. You’re quite the artist! I know you’re enjoying using your new fireplace mantel this year too.

  3. oh jen it looks gorgeous. i love the mantle and the area above the kitchen sink. so pretty. this is going to be so fun.

  4. Your mantle looks sooo pretty! The reflection in the entry mirror is spectacular! Thanks so much again for including me in your house walk!

  5. Crazy about your mantle! I love that you used flameless candles to create the “heat” I am so enjoying the safety of them!
    Your chandelier is wonderful I haven’t put greenery on mine the last few years but I may just do this year! Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. Your home is positively gorgeous!! I love all of the little details. Thanks so much for sharing and putting together the house tour….I have been looking forward to it!!

    Merry Christmas!


  7. Oh my gosh… what a stunning display. These tours always overwhelm me because they’re about 20 posts in one.

    Your wreath chandy idea is sooo awesome! And the snow globes!!! Your new faux fireplace mantel positively rocks! Honestly, I’d have to name every single picture to tell you how much I enjoyed your tour!

    Thanks so much for having me over to play. It was so fun!


  8. Oh holiday cheer…thanks so much for the tour:) Your home looks so beautiful & festive, Jen!! I especially love the chandelier and the ornaments sitting in the vintage suitcase!

  9. Hi Jennifer, Oh your home is gorgeous! It is such a lovely post. I just saw that I won your beautiful earrings through Fishtail Cottage. I want to thank you so much, you are so talented. I love them and will treasure them. Hugs, Terri

  10. Oh what fun and the best thing about this holiday walk is that I can come back and visit again and again and again. Since my house is upside with a water flood issue, there will be no holiday decorating this year as we wait for contractors and new flooring to be installed. So glad to see what you lovely home looks like all decorated up. SEa Witch

  11. How’d I guess that you’d have everything looking beautiful.;) I love it all! I have that very garland that you put over your kitchen sink. Got mine at Michael’s.:)

  12. WOW. So gorg. all of it! I really love your window wreath and garland idea. So pretty. Great job. I did all mine in Green Apple and shades of Turq. you can check it out on my blog if you would like. Just hit home and scroll down. Have a great afternoon. winks, jen

  13. Love it all! I was at Denise’s for the Christmas Walk on Friday night…love that store! We live in Batavia. I love that wreath on a coat hanger, and the crystal and pine cones are stunning. I’m slowly gleaning inspiration thanks to you!

  14. Jen it looks really, really beautiful!!! How nice that you have the whole house all ready to go…I am still trying to finish up my family room let alone any other room 🙂 I’m a wee bit late this year!

    Gorgeous job!


    🙂 T

  15. I LUV LUV LUV your inspirational Holiday House Walk! I’m a woman who has not 1, but 2 houses to decorate for the holidays this week and your tour has truly inspired me. I’m off to get started….

  16. Thank you so much for doing this tour. I am loving all your decor ideas and can’t wait to get on to the others! LOVE the font on your banners !

  17. Wow, I love everything about this! All of your decorations are gorgeous! I hope you don’t mind, I shared this on my blog and included a link to your blog so readers could start on day 1. Also posted to facebook and twitter!

    ~ Rachael

  18. I love the snow globes! Also, please tell me who sings the second song on the music…I’m a snowfall kinda girl… Even my Soundhound app can’t find it!

  19. Jen your house looks so pretty…I am loving all the little touches, the wreath on the vintage hanger is darling, and your tree is gorgeous! thanks for having us over…I really wish I could be there tho! Merry Christmas….xo

  20. I love it all! We have made the snow globes over here too, they are so much fun to make! Thanks so much for all of the inspiration from you and the rest of the home tour! t.xoxo

  21. Just found your Christmas Homes Tour through Blondiensc, I sure am enjoying it.
    Love your vintage suitcase filled with ornaments, the wreath on the wooden hanger (how clever) and the snow globes. Beautiful! Thanks for hosting this tour for us to enjoy!!!

  22. Okay…if I had to choose my favorite thing here I’d be in HUGE trouble~!~

    Maybe the ornaments in the vintage suitcase….

    No, the….



    Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays/Hugs,

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