Sunday, December 11, 2016

My Christmas House 2016

Happy Holidays, everyone!  This is what happens when I don't post in forever- you get a post with fifty photos to wade through!  So I've decorated our new house for Christmas, and as you'll see, I've gone all out!  Last year, I didn't decorate since we were trying to sell our house, so I was extra-ready to do some decorating this year! 

Our entryway and great room have huge ceilings, so it was the perfect place for our 9 foot tree!

 I also added bits of Christmas in the rest of the entryway as well.

Off of the entryway is what should be the dining room, although we haven't decided how we're going to purpose it eventually.  For now though, it's a great place to put another Christmas tree!  (this is the kid's tree)

 The great room has Christmas décor all about!

Here's a shot looking back towards the front door.

Looking into the great room from the kitchen nook.

 The stockings are going up the stairs this year, because we didn't have a great way to hang them from the fireplace.  I made the stockings here!

 Found this little pink tree at a thrift store last year, and it's become the perfect display for some of my favorite vintage ornaments!

 The kitchen nook is where we've hung the Advent calendars (more info here and here).

These built-in shelves were perfect for Christmas decorations!

All the photos with Santa! (here they are in more detail)

 I found this little silver tree at a thrift store, and fell in love!  Such a pretty little spot to display these vintage colored balls!

 We even added a Santa up in the highest archway!

 More little Christmas trees and vintage ornaments!

I always have an elf tree!

 This is a little hallway going into the master bedroom.

Ahh, the silver tree in more detail!

 This black display cabinet gets the same decorations as in previous years.

 Behind the map is the television set, so the mantle can't have much for decorations.  But these little silver trees are perfect!

 I loooooove my vintage ornaments!

 I cannot tell you how many people have asked me why there are various Santas in "cages" around the house.  But they're the perfect size!

I adore this little child's cabinet so much!

 Hey, he fit perfectly!

 Santa and his reindeer!

 Here is a better shot of the children's tree (all of their ornaments and presents).

 Big presents fit in the corner!

 Our advent tree!

 All the vintage ornaments that didn't fit somewhere else...

 More of this little pink tree and it's yummy ornaments!

 Vintage doll furniture will always have a place in my décor!

 A Santa blowmold from a thrift store...

 Three little nativity sets.  I found the cardboard and plaster one on the left at a Goodwill By the Pound a couple months ago- I love it!

 More of the elf tree, and our vintage Christmas card holder behind it.

 Some cute old guys on the shelf.

And another in his sleigh!
 More vintage ornaments!

 This is one of my favorite Santas of all!  Such a sweet face!

 I don't think I've given you a tour of this vintage dollhouse yet- it's one of my favorites, and it's decked out for Christmas!

 Some more jolly old elves!

The ornament wreath I made years ago.

 Here's the living room of that dollhouse and a little boy who loves his new train!

 The vintage glass ornaments are everywhere!

 Another one of my favorites!

 I found this little angel while antiquing- she's adorable!

 A cute little Christmas music box- the star spins around while the music plays.

 Three santos angels to watch over us...

 Vintage stockings and vintage book pages hang from the ceiling!

 Some of the ornaments from the kids' tree!

Oh, I love these two little guys atop the doll dresser!

And finally, Grandma and Grandpa are wishing you a Merry Christmas!

Congratulations if you actually made it through all those photos!  It's been so fun decorating a new house this year.  I hope you're all having a wonderful holiday season! 

I promise I'll shoot pictures of my new studio soon!