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Classic Christmas Home Tour 2017

Hey everyone! Welcome to our 2017 Christmas Home Tour – part 1!  Vintage pieces and red and black accents are the inspiration for our Christmas decor this year. Come on in!

 

Classic Christmas Home Tour - Foyer - & Great room Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

I love these mini Christmas trees! I bought the cute little wooden crate at Michaels on clearance. It was unfinished so I stained it with Minwax in Espresso.  I wrapped the base of the smaller tree in a sleeve from an old men’s plaid shirt and I picked up the antique lantern at a shop over the summer. It’s never too early to shop for Christmas.  One of my tips in 20 ways to decorate for Christmas on a budget.

 

Classic Christmas Home Tour - Great Room sled and cute mini trees - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

The antique sled was a sweet find at the Brimfield Antiques Show a couple of years ago.

 

Classic Christmas Home Tour - Entry Table - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

This antique typewriter was definitely inspiration for our Christmas decor.  I love the black and red together. The deer picture is simply a free printable I found on line and framed.

 

Classic Christmas Home Tour - Great Room Shelf- Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

 

I made the Christmas tree sign last year from an old door. I used basic stencils and craft paint, nothing fancy. The plaid fabric around the mini tree is a gift bag from the Target Dollar Spot.

 

Classic Christmas Home Tour - Great Room Little Red Truck - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

This sifter is from another Brimfield trip and the truck I picked up at HomeGoods a few years ago for my sons room. I borrow it for Christmas each year. 🙂

 

Classic Christmas Home Tour - Rustic Entry Table - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

 

Classic Christmas Home Tour - Rustic Entry Table - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

 

Classic Christmas Home Tour - Great Roo

 

The mantel is always a layering process for me. I start with a main focal piece like the window.  (from my Christmas tour 2015) I purchased it at a garage sale, painted it black and used mirror effect spray paint (looking glass) on the glass.

Our new (old) wood box this year is an old grain cart. Hubby reinforced it to hold enough wood for a few days. We heat our house with the wood stove 24 hours a day so we can’t really hang anything from the mantel.

 

Classic Christmas Home Tour - Great Room Fireplace - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

There’s no rhyme or reason to decorating our tree. It’s truly a family tradition where we open all of the boxes of ornaments and just start placing. No rules, all types of ornaments. Many of the ornaments are things we made or have collected over the years on vacations. There’s even one my husband made with his cute little picture in it from when he was 6. 🙂

I picked up the wrapping paper at Michaels. I love the brown paper mixed with the red and the deer print mixed with the polka dots.

 

Classic Christmas Home Tour - Great room Tree - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

These cute cookie cutter ornaments were one of the DIY’s I shared a couple of weeks ago in 3 Easy DIY Christmas decor projects.

 

Classic Christmas Home Tour - DIY ornaments - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

I love the “rusty” patina.

 

Classic Christmas Home Tour - Great Room and kitchen - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

This is the view from the dining room into the kitchen and great room. You can see the black hutch makeover here. I’ll share the kitchen, dining room and mudroom in a few days. 🙂

 

Classic Christmas Home Tour 2017 - Dining Room - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

I added some black and red to the entry with the skis and skates and books are always a decor go to for me.

 

Classic Christmas Home Tour - Foyer - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

 

Classic Christmas Home Tour - Foyer winter accessories - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

I made this wreath from a basic green wreath I picked up on sale at Hobby Lobby. I found the scarf, which I cut lengthwise in half to use as the “ribbon”, and the skates at a thrift store for $4. I wired the skates on with floral wire and tucked some greenery and berries in.

 

Classic Christmas Home Tour - Foyer Vintage Skates Wreath - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

 

Classic Christmas Home Tour - Great Room - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

I love looking at Pinterest and other blogs at neutral Christmas decor and find it so pretty and calm. For me, though, I just love the pops of red, especially with the black accents.

 

Classic Christmas Home Tour - Great room and tree - Life on Kaydeross Creek

 

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed part one of our Classic Christmas Home Tour. Next time I’ll share the kitchen, dining room and mudroom all decked out. I hope you’ll check it out.

Happy DIY’ing!

Col

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6 comments

  1. Diane says:

    I have an old typewriter too that sits on the table in our entryway. LOVE IT! Just stumbled across it in a gift shop one day and couldn’t resist buying it.

    Your black and red decor with a bit of greenery looks very nice together. Simple, yet quite holiday-ish.

    Thanks for sharing your home with us.

  2. JaneEllen says:

    Colleen, I absolutely love your home and your casual decorating style. When you share photos of your rooms I look very carefully for ideas to decorate my own home. I do that often with bloggers whose style inspires me more.
    You have such a great home. Have a wonderful week

    • Colleen says:

      Thank you so much! I’m so glad you find inspiration and ideas here and I hope it helps create a home you love. Have a great week, too!

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