Christmas Home Tour 2015

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Merry Christmas and welcome to The Refeathered Roost's 2015 Christmas Home Tour!

Silver and ivory glitter houses along with a vintage silver tree greet guests as they enter our foyer.

Candles light the way up the stairs.

Fabric covered ornaments adorn the banister's garland as well as our Christmas tree which was grown in our hometown! The ornaments were made from remnant fabric from chair cushions. The same fabric is repeated in our window treatments and sofa cushions.

Handmade sheep are placed in a vignette along with ivory bottle brush trees.

 Cotton boll garland instead of ribbon was placed on the tree.  While making our fabric rag ornaments I also made these easy- as- pie yarn ornaments to complement the sheep tree topper on our tree.

A bird tree along with pine cones and garland bring a nature inspired touch of Christmas to the den,

Our dog, Cozmo, was sacked out while I was taking this picture and I didn't have the heart to wake him.  He is our 16 year old love who was living underneath a shed with his siblings when we rescued him as a pup.  We think he has chihuahua in him but we're not sure what else. Some have speculated he's part mouse but we just say he's a chiwhatareyou. 

Our dining room decor was inspired by this deer canvas found while Christmas shopping.

A gilded antler wreath surrounds candles while antlers from a broken reindeer statue were recycled to dress up a place setting.

Finding a special way to display a cherished ornament from my grandmother was a priority this year.

 Christmas in our bonus room is very casual and all about the flocked tree with cherished family ornaments.

On our tree (and surviving a house fire in 2008) is a drummer boy ornament from my childhood and an ornament from our youngest daughter's third year.

A Santa tree topper was found a few years ago at Black Lion and his buddy is at the bottom of the family tree.

A lantern from my husband's grandfather and below- not the most attractive shelf...but it's actually part of the bleachers from our old high school gym where my husband played on the basketball team! I plan on adding pictures from his days on the court after the holidays.  For now a hand-carved nativity scene is displayed here. 

I decided to bring back my clay pot Christmas tree which I created last Christmas on our outdoor fireplace.

... and finally...

the best gifts my husband and I ever received, our daughters, Taylor and Haylee, wishing you Merry Christmas!

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2015 Christmas Dining Room

Thursday, December 3, 2015

 Merry Christmas!
Today I'm sharing our dining room all decked out for the holidays.

An evergreen tree wrapped in burlap and placed in an egg basket flanks the buffet.  The deer hanging above it was the inspiration for this years decor.  The ornament hanging from his antler was my grandmother's.  

A few years ago I purchased a beautiful gold deer for our dining room but unfortunately it was broken during a move to the attic following the holidays.  For some reason I kept the antlers.  Now I found a great use for them. Each was placed in a napkin tied with a blue bow and placed on our china.

Do you see my photo bomber? Our dog, Mary Grace is always interested in the neighborhood traffic.  If you are a loyal fan of The Andy Griffith Show, you'll recognize the name Mary Grace.  She was Thelma Lou's cousin...and she was "real, real nice".

I hope you are enjoying the fun that comes with decorating for Christmas! I'm taking it slow and staying in the moment.  This is my favorite time of year and I want to savor every second!

I will be partying here:
Feathered Nest Fridays

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And So it Begins

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

A Sneak Peek

I'm taking my time this year.  Why rush the most wonderful time of the year, right?  So today I am beginning my efforts at a gilded burlap Christmas in our dining room. 

The inspiration came about by this reindeer I found at half price yesterday while perusing the aisles at Hobby Lobby  (with 1082 other shoppers...yikes!)

I think this guy displays a Christmas ornament from my grandmother's Christmas tree honorably.  We will miss her this year.

And so it begins...

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