Welcome to my 2016 Holiday House Tour.
This years tour is
FIXER UPPER INSPIRED!
Things have been quiet around here on the blog front lately, and my apologizes. I spent some time this week getting our house ready for Christmas. I am running behind (naturally! Because when am I not?).
This year I went with classic Christmas colors of red, green and white. Everything is decorated around a few pieces I found while visiting Magnolia Market last month when my mom was in town. Fixer Upper inspired this Holiday house tour!
However, it’s a real house with 4 boys, 2 dogs, a budget, and no professional decorator. HA! I do the best I can. I hope that this will inspire you as well. The best news is that I’m not doing this alone!
A big shout out to Chloe over at Celebrate and Decorate for organizing an ahhhhhhmazing Holiday Home Tour Blog Hop. You don't want to miss out on any of these!!! The list of creative bloggers who are participating can be seen when you scroll down.
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Let’s jump right in to the mantel! These sweet little galvanized mini pots were picked up while visiting waco. I grabbed the plant markers while I was at it, and simply used vinyl on my Cricut® to cut out JOY. You can find my tutorial on transferring vinyl HERE. How fun is that snowflake? I also used glittered vinyl for the “Merry and Bright” on the galvanized ornament which I picked up from Michaels®.
The wreath was actually my first purchase. I bought it from the Pottery Barn outlet when I went back for my 2 week check up after my first brain surgery. It was a total clearance steal!
The banner and the pompoms are Target Dollar spot scores. The red ticking banners were plain, so my Cricut® came to the rescue again.
This little guy wanted to get in on all the action.
Our tree for this year. Classic Christmas colors. I wanted fun and bright and cheerful. Last Christmas was somber around here, and I wanted JOY reflected in this years.
Always sleeping on the job! See that long ticking pillow behind him? You won’t believe how I created that! Look for a tutorial next week!
Moving on to the dining room. More Target Dollar spot decor. You can see I used my long dough bowl from Round Top. I’ve stuffed it with pine leaves and cotton. Cotton was huge at Magnolia Market and all the stores in Waco.
The table setting is still a work in progress. I gathered some floral picks I had and came up with an impromptu arrangement. Also impromptu is my chandelier who wanted to make a statement by having some bulbs out.
The sign is so fun and perfect for a kitchen. But it’s not really a sign. That was a dish towel I purchased in Waco at The Findery! I loved it the minute I saw it! I actually used temporary spray adhesive to attach it to a frame I already had hanging around.
It wouldn’t be a proper holiday buffet without cookies right?
Can’t forget cupcakes too! I love this galvanized cake stand. It says Fixer Upper style all over it!
I hope you’ve enjoyed my tour today. Be sure to stop by and visit all the participants for the Holiday Home Tour Blog Hop!