Thursday, December 13, 2012

My Home For The Holidays

I'm a bit behind this year with my decorating.  I didn't want to put out too many decorations because we'll be starting our kitchen remodel right after Christmas, so I'll need to pack everything up quickly and who wants a lot of extra stuff to pack up?
I love this little front door tree.  It's only 6 feet tall and holds a lot of rustic (rusty) ornaments and natural elements.  I have a wool banner near the top that says "keep Christmas in your heart".
Near the screened door I placed a hurricane with greenery in my fern stand and placed my favorite snowman beneath it.  He's made from a wooden bowl and a piece of banister.  I found him at a thrift store, laying on his side.  I felt sorry for him and brought him home.  In the background you can see the new hen house and fencing going up.
To the left of the door is our porch bench.  I kept things simple and natural by hanging my wreath on a rod iron wreath holder and using pillows I already had.   I bought a letter M at Michaels and painted it copper.  I tied it to the pillow with a piece of raffia.
I love the colors.
In the dining room I've place some greenery and a collection of snow globes on the sideboard.  A few cloches and pedestals add height and interest.  Our tree is in the background with lots of "touchable" ornaments hanging on the lower branches since little grand-fellas will be running around the house.

On the kitchen widow sill I placed my favorite ornament and some dollar store trees.

I tiny little nativity set nestles on a table in the front hallway near the stairs.

Lining the stairs are our stockings.  I can't hang them by the fireplace because we frequently have a wood fire going and the stockings would most definitely catch on fire.  I have to make a new stocking this year for our newest little granddaughter and I'm going to change the cuffs on all of the stockings as well as the initials.  I'll be posting about that soon.

I picked up this darling little card holder in a shop up in Richmond called Keep Good Company.  It's the perfect card holder for Brown Wren Acres.

In our front foyer I have a simple vignette with a special figurine a dear friend gave me.

I placed a few pine cone plates and a pitcher on the shelves in the kitchen.  I love these pieces that I picked up at a thrift store.  The plates are manufactured but the pitcher is handmade.  I think they go together very splendidly.

So, that's my simple home for the holidays.  I hope you enjoyed visiting.

Want to see what I did in previous years?
 Check out Christmas 2010. Check out Christmas 2011

I'm linking up with The Nester's Holiday Home Party



  1. Looks great Kelly! Homey, cozy, festive and calm. :)

  2. Love your beautifully simple and cozy Christmas decorations! Have a warm and wonderful celebration of the coming of the Christ child!!!

  3. Your home looks like your family.......beautiful! Merry Christmas!

  4. I have the same Joseph & Mary plaque. Merry Christmas!


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