Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Christmas Tour 2013

Good day to you. I hope you're having a good morning and staying warm
It's a toasty 80* here in Florida. It's hard to believe that Christmas is 2 weeks from today

I thought I would share with you some of the Christmas here at our house ...
I'm calling this year's decor Nature Meets Industrial "Found Junk"

And because money this year was REALLY tight for us, the only things I bought were
the tree, 2 poinsettias, 3 apples, a bag of cranberries and a can of snow

So enjoy ...
 Beware ... it's a little photo heavy
 ; )

This year's tree is filled with found objects, some home made goodies and some old tools

I kept the coffee table simple.  A antique drying rack holds a few gears on a wheel hub housing a candle with an antler wrapped around it's base. A cheerful snowman that sits proudly in a couple vintage lamp parts. Some fresh greenery in a marmalade jar along with a reindeer on a trowel and a red metal socket box atop a vintage license plate complete the vignette.

The mantel was a challenge, as usual. I was inspired by Donna at Funky Junk.

An ironstone pitcher filled with fresh holly from our garden, a antique wooden pulley and a vintage blue Ball jar with a couple branches fill one window while a simple wrought iron star shoots across the other. The fresh greenery holds a few apples, a garland made of fresh cranberries and a nautical rope then sprayed with some spray snow. Simplicity at it's finest

I made these "Wish Lists" a few years ago by printing out a few sheets of paper that say "Wish List" at the top then tea dying them. Then stamping them with print and rolling/taping them.
They are placed in a simple galvanized bucket and a few greenery sprigs

Because we're in Florida, our fireplace doesn't get used often but I do light a few candles at night to give a warm cozy feel. The window in the front offers a beautiful effect

Under our tv we set up this barn. We started this last year and it was a hit. It's our take on a "village"
The barn is a simple birdhouse bought last year at a garage sale for $1. All the trees and fences were purchased last year at Goodwill. This year we added the truck (found at a garage sale for $.50). I'm looking for one a little bigger for next year but this one is so cute and the perfect color

To the right of the barn is my take on a gear tree (again inspired by Donna at Funky Junk)
Two sweet vintage brass reindeer (once candle holders) play on my stack of antique bibles
 next to an old oil can which rests on an old rusty antique fireplace grate
My homemade burlap stocking is just clipped to an old rusty grill grate

Mr. Deer hangs proudly in an old wire box

Even the lockers received some simple Christmas decor

Hope you enjoyed my little tour as much as I enjoyed sharing it with you

May this season be the best it can be for you and your family

Happy Holidays!!!!
: )

 I'm partying at:
 Funky Junk


Lisa said...

looks beautiful!!

Alicia Howington said...

That looks AMAZING!! Great job!! A true winter wonderland!! :)

pballard said...

There is those beautiful lockers. I love them so. I love your home. So warm and cozy... Thanks for sharing. Happy Holidays.

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Oh Deanna! WOW WOW WOW! I don't even know what to say! Didn't you just say you didn't have much done the other day? Look at this place!

Your mantel is amazing! But let's just talk about that deer head... jaw dropping amazing. And your tree... how did you flock it? I want it!

Truly amazing tour! Well done!

Laurie Dickson said...

It's just perfect! I love all of the industrial touches... off to find some stuff to put in my tree! Thanks for the AMAZING tour!!!!

{northern cottage} said...

oh my word girlie - sooo cozy and comfy - I wish I could send you some of our real snow and cold - brrrr!!! happy happy winter to you my friend!



Little Vintage Cottage said...

Oh my, this is just SO beautiful! I love every single bit of it! This is my first time seeing your blog... I must have been hiding under a rock or something! LOL!


Rebecca E. Parsons/Cre8Tiva said...

Amazing tour. Happy New Year! #BlogTalk

marlene said...

Just came across your site. I am just amazed at your talent! I do love your home and so enjoyed the tour.
My husband and I are currently in the process of house hunting. I may just make some copies of your room to take with me when I go furniture shopping.
Thank you for inspiring me.