Welcome to Part 1 of my holiday home tour.
Before we get started with a look around,
I am joining Jennifer Rizzo’s link party for the Holiday Housewalk Tour.
This is a real treat with over 30 homes to see this year!
Last year, within a matter of days following Christmas,
I had the holiday look planned for 2017
and it all began with finding the perfect set of ornaments.
Not just any ornaments either…
I’m talking about a beautiful set of vintage Krebs ornaments in
that perfect shade of wintery blue.
Dainty, shimmery scrolling floral patterns,
a band of plush, velvety ribbon trim, and a sprinkling of gold….
it was love at first sight!
This year I was finally able to create a romantic
French Country Christmas home that I’ve always wanted!
Ten years of plotting, collecting, and dreaming of this style, and it all finally came together!
Living in Alaska takes an abundance amount of patience on many levels,
but especially in the shopping deparment!
We don’t have a wide array of shopping or options here.
No Home Goods,
TJ Maxx, Marshalls,
World Markets, Tuesday Morning,
and not even one Ross in a state that is the size of nearly 2/3 of the Lower 48!
Can you imagine that?
I know… it’s a scary thought!
Frenchy blues, white, champagne golds,
and silver are all throughout the living and dining room.
Here’s a delightful shot of one of those fabulous
Krebs ornaments that decorate my main tree.
I’ve added a few more sentimental vintage touches to the main Christmas tree too.
The brass trumpets and violin ornaments were my grandmothers.
I will treasure them forever!
The ornaments are a sweet remembrance of both my grandmother and father.
They both were accomplished musicians that played an extraordinary large variety of instruments.
As I mentioned earlier, my holiday
look was planned within a few days following Christmas….
It was a suprise to learn that Pantone’s Color(s) of the Year for 2017
was Rose Quartz and Serenity!
(pink and blue)
Being more of a do what I love, than a gotta have it because it’s new
and trendy kind of gal, learning I was on point for a trend was foreign feeling for me.
Eventually, I got over it and embraced the colors of the year with a bit of enthusiasm.
I have those colors in my home on a year round basis anyway
so why not?
The colors of the year made finding the perfect shades of blue and blush ribbons
far easier than if it the Colors of the Year were green.
(btw- Greenery is Pantones Color of the Year in 2017)
I’m totally cool with Pantone copying my idea too. 😉
These pretty little blush and gold gift bags and boxes are from Target.
This same photo is featured on Targets Awesome Shop.
They found my Instagram photo and asked to publish it.
I was suprised, humbled, over the moon happy….
You can shop the gift wrap look here- Awesome Shop and see my photo too. 🙂
It has been a few days since this happened.
I’m still feeling astonished that Target thought my photo of their pretty
Christmas gift packaging was good enough to use on their website.
Truly, I am awed.
This photo of my Christmas mantle is my very favorite photo ever!
Plenty of fresh cedar garland, blue spruce, and juniper are scattered throughout our home.
I’ve mixed in a favorite and realistic looking faux garland that you will see in just a bit.
This vintage chaise lounge was moved out from the bedroom next to the fireplace.
It will be put to good use enjoying a toasty fire and a good book.
Here’s my sweet Sebastian gving me the look…..
Those big sweet eyes are asking if I’m almost finished taking photos.
I promised him I was.
Especially since the light is quickly fading and it will be dark at 3:30 in the afternoon.
A few more touches of frosty Frenchy blue are pulled in with the throw pillow from Pier One.
The cream colored Jingle pillow is from Michaels.
The modern marble tray with brushed gold is
another fabulous Target purchase from their Threshold line.
The dining table has a simple every day functional centerpiece.
I’ve stacked a vintage brass tray and an Ironstone platter
for a layered look and filled it in with a collection of
dried florals along with a handful of flocked pinecones that I made.
Juniper clippings rest in few lighly tarnished silver goblets.
An updated tutorial for the pinecones is coming soon
but you can find the current one on the bottom over at-Grateful Giveaway.
Here’s a look at a brand new flocked tree.
I will share more of this and the unique way I decorated underneath it in a separate post.
Over here on my DIY china cabinet you will find more silver goblets and juniper repeated,
along with old and new pieces of white dishwares.
Check out the- Before & After here.
A different set of vintage Krebs ornaments in gold and cream,
along with a smidgeon of mercury glass in the stemmed candle
holders atop are nestled into my favorite faux pine garland.
Do those little ivory birds look familiar to you?
Remember the beautiful French Country baby shower I decorated a while back?
Yep! That’s where you saw them first.
You can visit that post here.
Please forgive the peculiar cast in the photo here.
When the sun doesn’t rise until 11 a.m and sets at 3:30 during the winter,
coupled with heavily overcast days for weeks on end, photography can be a bit challenging.
Thankfully, I’m learning more and more helpful photography tricks each year.
The close up shots more than make up for the weirdness in the full photo.
We are nearing the end of my holiday living room tour.
There is more Christmas home touring to come, though.
Here’s a peek at what you’ll find on the way into the master bedroom.
This vignette was inspired by my friend who is a music teacher.
Vintage sheet music and an old book with a few more vintage Krebs ornaments.
Before we go, just one more photo.
The simplicity of naked wreath tied with one droopy satin ribbon is always a seasonal favorite.
There is more of my holiday home to see!
front porch decor are on the agenda.
(oops ran out of time to get the porch together… negative 2 didn’t help matters. Brrr!)
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Thank you for spending time with me today.
I hope you found something to inspire you and you’ll tell me all about it in the comments.
Merry Christmas and many blessings to you and yours.
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