Sunday, December 14, 2008

Christmas Open House







Here is wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a happy tour of the Philben home. Hope you enjoy! Blessings , Roxanne






I just finished "wallpapering" some shelving in my living room with scrapbook paper and spray adhesive and decided not to put anything back onthe shelves until after Christmas. I found the turquoise reindeer on 40% sale so purchased 3 for $4.00. The three sleighs filled with ornaments are from the thrift store. Two were already silver and one I spray painted to match the others. The "P"s I bought from HL @ 40% off and the frame from a junk jaunt this fall... soo in total this new makeover cost around $18.00. It feels so good to accomplish a lot with a little.


This is in the walkway from the living room into my kitchen. The picture is one I fell in love with and purchased and decided to go with the blue and silver theme here.
I came home from spending some special time with my best friend (my mother) to find my DH had completely decorated outside for me. He did such a fabulous job I thought you needed to see his work as well.



This wreath I made with lots of hot glue, owie fingers, ornaments from the local thrift store, and another one of the frames from my junk jaunt.





Twigs from my yard spray painted silver and a little foo foo to go along with them:-)
I made this chandelier with a few teacups and an old candle holder. Looks cute with candles in the teacups. I made it to sell.... but here it is.
This poinsettia tree is a gift from my grandmother who is 86. I love love it and will cherish it forever.
Can you tell I love old ornaments? I put a string of lights in with them and wow they sparkle!! The candle holders are thrift store glass holders that I silver leafed and antiqued.

My brother made me these shelves from scrap lumber and they are so fun to decorate. The picture is from my soon to be sister in law. It was some upholstery fabric that she framed. I dearly love it paired with some old skates.


This is our bedroom again decorated with some of my finds.
Like my bucket of used tinsel?
I picked up these plates @ the thrift store and liked the unmatchy look of the three together


The cover over my bed is a tablecloth. Stole this idea from another clever blogger... can't remember which one though or I would give her the credit.
I love these huge snowflakes. Found them @ Walmart for $2.00 a piece. The christmas plates are gifts from my Mom, Mom in law and my husband from last Christmas. We have been eating on them since before Christmas to make sure and get a lot of use out of them.
I purchased these antique wreaths for a steal @ an antique store and each one of my dining chairs has a wreath on the back.



Yep, more ornaments in my punch bowl.


My Mom surprised me with a new tablecloth that is actually long enough for my enormous table. Thanks Mom....



I wanted to show case the true meaning for the season and so I painted this cake tray and waaa laaa.
This is an old bulletin board covered with fabric, feathers and joy.




And two of my precious babies displaying my daughters village in her room. She is my little decorator.



BooMamaChristmasTour
Thank you boomama for this opportunity to share with others my love of Christmas...

64 comments:

Sarah @ ThriftyDecorChick said...

Oh my goodness...so much to love. I cannot tell you how much I love the ornaments in the tray with the lights. I LOVE THAT IDEA!! Everything is just beautiful.

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

Everything looks so pretty! I really love the big snowflakes hanging from your chandelier. Thanks for joining my blog party! I enjoyed your tour. -Julia :-)

jennwa said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty.

I love your home.

Merry Christmas!!!

Domestic Goddess..Diva sometimes said...

Oh My! It looks like we think the same way! Your chandelier resembles a bit of mine (red balls and whote snowflakes) plus you also have white words on branches! lol Your home looks awesome! Thank you for sharing!

Susanne said...

Your decorating is absolutely breathtakingly beautiful! Merry Christmas.

Cecelia said...

I adore your framed ornament wreath! Did you make the wreath?

Heather said...

you have such a lovely home, it looks great! Merry Christmas!!

Laura said...

LOVE the shelves! Looks great!

Kim Layton said...

I love everything you did! You're so talented! The ornaments are great! Thanks for sharing your beautiful home with all of us!
-Kim

Lori said...

thanks for sharing your pretty little Christmas!!! you have a truly gorgeous collection of vintage ornaments!!! they are just wonderful:)

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I love old ornaments too!

Leslie said...

I lOVE the old ornaments!!!! Kids are cute too. lol. Very nice. Merry Christmas!!!

Andi said...

Thanks for the sweet comment. I think your chandlier is beautiful...I have been trying to figure out something to do with mine. Thanks for sharing!

Jenny said...

Awesome! I love the ornament tray and your ornament wreath.

Jenny said...

Oh, be careful with those C7 and C9 lights on your windows, near the curtains.

They get really hot. I was sitting on the couch, years back, untangling a strand and I smelled a burning smell. One of the lights burned a whole through the couch and was smoking!

This was over a decade ago, so hopefully they don't get as hot as they used to.

JayCee said...

This is such a beautiful home. My grandson wants to be your secret admirerer. He liked your pictures so much. Thanks for sharing. Great decorations.
Love,
J

Miss G said...

quite lovely! I really like your style! Kelly

Suzy said...

love all the old ornaments..What a collection you have!

Happy Holidays,
Suzy

jenjen said...

Wonderful decorations! You are a very crafty, creative lady! I love the chandelier you made with the tea cups. So cute! Your snowflakes hanging over the table are also very fun. Everything looks wonderful. Thanks for letting me stop by and have a wonderful Christmas!!!

Greta said...

Beautiful decor. Thanks for participating with my tour as well :).

Mo said...

Your home is darling!That picture on the wall close to the kitchen is just lovely!

Kris said...

Your table looks so pretty and festive! I love the basket of old ornaments too.

Jerri - Simply Sweet Home said...

I love all the different Christmas balls and the big colored lights, and your table is very pretty! I have a red bird pitcher like yours. It's a great collection.

Chris said...

Wow, what a grand tour, I love all you colorful oraments and how you displayed them.

Hugs,
Chris

Hadley Coble said...

Wow! So much eye candy!! I love the shutter tray on the bed and the nativity on the cake stand! Thanks for the great tour!

Cathy Miller said...

Bee-u-t-ful! I love old ornaments too...my collection is just beginning, but you've given me some ideas for when I finally do have a good number! Thanks for sharing!

Katy Lin :) said...

what beautiful, festive decorations! i especially love the box of old ornaments with the lights! gorgeous! :) Merry Christmas!

Melissa Wertz said...

What a beautiful job! I love all of your ideas and your home is just lovely.

Jessica said...

Wow, everything is great! So beautiful and so many great ideas! Thanks for sharing!

kayellen said...

Love you photos and your scripture on your sidebar:)
We all need to laugh!!!
and have Joy in our hearts!!!

Nice to meet youuuuu!

KayEllen
www.kayellen.typepad.com

Kristin said...

I love all of the ornaments you have all over your house! I am so excited to shop some after Christmas sales. And how could you not love that cup and saucer chandelier!

S said...

Everything looks so joyful and full of Christmas cheer. You did an amazing job with the shelves and the craft type paper. It's gorgeous. I would love to make on of the ball wreaths like you did...it's beautiful!

Alisa said...

Hey this is Alisa from Colors of CHRISTmas. Thanks for stopping by yesterday. I visited your site today. I LOVE the way you use the extra ornaments in the wooden baskets and I love the ball ornament wreath. Your decor is so inviting. The Christmas House Tour party was great. I'll visit your site often. Thanks again. Merry Christmas.

~The South Dakota Cowgirl~ said...

I love how you've taken so many old things and made them fabulous!

Sherri Partin James said...

Thank you for commenting on my painting! I just love your blog. Your home looks beautiful. I could just hang out there for hours looking at all of the vintage "pretties." The blue snow scene picture is one of my favs.

Have a blessed Christmas season.
Sherri

Charlene said...

Loved all the old decorations!
really loved it when you added the lights in with them. Great display. And the old picture in the hallway is wonderful. Thanks for sharing

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

What a wonderful idea to put lights in the basket of ornaments - and my, what a lot of ornaments you have!! Love them!

blessings
mary

Miss Sandy said...

Your holiday decor is beautiful! That red and white dining table is my favorite, it is an attention grabber! Have a Merry Christmas!

Jeana said...

Okay, I have serious ornament envy! I just love your home. Thank you for visiting my blog and I hope you all have a great Holiday.

ellen b. said...

You have such fabulous displays! I don't know which is my favorite...
You really have an eye for putting things together. A very Merry Christmas to you...

T Lyn said...

I love your vintage touch. I didn't get any of my vintage items out this year. I must get more glass balls. I love them in the glass containers and basket with lights. Very nice.

Party of 5 said...

Wonderful! You gave me so many idea's for next year.

honeysuckle said...

I love that you have done so much so beautifully on so little. Good job.

Ann Marie said...

great job! I love the spraypainted branches w/ "foo foo" ! :) i wanted to do that this year and never got around to it...oh well!

tidymom said...

OMG I LOVE LOVE LOVE it all!! you have such a GREAT touch!!

Love that you made a wreath too! They're fun to make aren't they?

Thanks for stopping by my place too!

~Tidymom

Sassy said...

I love old ornaments too! Last year a friend of mine called and said the antique store she worked at was going out of buissnes. They were just giving away 7 boxes of ornaments from the 20's...in the originall box!!!!

Dana said...

I too love, love, love the ornaments in the tray with the lights! I will definitely be doing that next year! Thanks for sharing.

Megan said...

BEAUTIFUL! I love all of your crafty ideas! Your house looks so cozy and Christmasy:) Merry Christmas!

Gail Kramer said...

Oh, we could definitely be kindred spirits in the decorating world! I love the elements you have in your decor. The suitcase, shutter, frames! Very cool.

Thanks for checking out my blog too!

Gail

Brenda said...

Everything is absolutely stunning & festive! I really love your bucket of tinsel!

JudyBug said...

Everything is so pretty. I'm so envious of all your old ornaments. I just love those!

Frippery said...

I just love all the ornaments and your colors. Especially the baskets with lights. The basket of tinsel is right up my alley. I love anything that sparkles. Your shelf backing is great as well, love the color choice. Pam

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Came via BooMama's. I am so wanting those brush wreaths on your dining room chairs. You lucky girl!

Amanda said...

Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous decor and for coming to visit Bibs & Cribs! I LOVE your boxed vintage ornaments! Sooo pretty!

Jean said...

Would it be possible for me to come and visit for a few days. It would take me that long to absorb all your beautiful Christmas decorations. Everything is wonderful. I especially love the snow scene with the blues and silvers. You know what? You can never, never have too many christmas balls. I love the ways you displayed them. Did I forget to mention that I just LOVED all your decorations. Thank you so much for sharing and inspiring me to go and do just a little bit more decorating.
Have a wonderful Christmas.
Jean in Virginia

The White Bench said...

Thank you very much for being one of my followers! It is very much appreciated...
Your decorations are so gorgeous! Love all!
Have a Merry Christmas with your beloved ones!
Monica.

Keetha said...

Lovely tour!!! Thanks for inviting me. My favorite is your dining room

Merry Christmas

Gail said...

I have to tell you how much I love your ornaments in the box with the lights, I am going to have to do something like that, I hope you don't mind if I barrow you idea.

KarenB said...

I love your vintage ornaments. You have some fabulous ones. I have a bunch myself, but yours are more colorful. Mine are mostly silvers and reds. I love your little tree that you use as your header. Such a great picture. Thanks for inviting us in for a peek. Merry Christmas!

bec4 said...

It is all so wonderful. The lights in the balls are brilliant--I must go find a string now toput in my basket of balls.

Brian and Kirsten said...

So many great ideas! I love the paper choices you used for "scrapbooking" your shelves!

Kirsten of B&K

Candy Allen said...

I am so happy you came by for a visit when you did! What a treat for me to drop in on your home tour! Beautiful displays, beautiful home. Warm wishes to you and yours for this holiday season.

Junk Sophisticate

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Beautiful! I really love all the ornaments in the box with the lights! I'm a bit envious of all your vintage ornaments!!! What a great collection!

mx2mommy said...

Your bokkshelves look GREAT!! And I LOVE The wreath made of ornaments and framed...you and I could shop together anyday!! I love all that kinda stuff! Off to read more...
Janae