Thursday, December 8, 2011

Virtual Holiday House Walk...


Good morning!  Yep, I am the "surprise stop" on my good friend Jen's Virtual Christmas House Walk!


Be sure and check out my friend Tara's beautiful home {that is before mine on the tour}, over at Blondie 'n SC!  And if you are just getting started with the home tour {which started on Monday} you can get a complete list of homes in the tour over on Jennifer Rizzo's blog.

Ok, let's get started...


I'm afraid I do not have my act quite as together as the rest of the gals on this tour and only have one room to show you and not the whole house...but I took a lot of pictures of this one room :))


I stuck to a very natural Christmas look in this room...lots of fresh greenery, twigs, berries, pine cones, apples and dried orange slices for a homey feel and a Christmasy smell.





the homemade tags on the vintage German beer bottles read, peace, love, joy...




I love using old crates combined with fresh greens, and this crate, along with the vintage Anheuser-Busch crate, belonged to my husband's grandfather...my mother-in-law recently gave them to us and I just LOVE them!  Even the sides of the crates have "cool" printing on them...




I made my own dried orange slices by cutting the fruit and then baking them in a 200 degree oven for 3 hours to dry them out.  Just flip the fruit slices every 30 minutes or so, in order for the fruit to dry evenly. Super easy!  They look really pretty hung on a tree or in a window, as well.  And, lemons and limes work great too!








I bought this vintage sheet music wreath, but with a little time, patience, and glitter, you could easily make one yourself!




The usual grain sacks that adorn my old ladder were replaced by these lovely vintage grain sack stocking from Dreamy Whites Online...





Several years ago, my in-laws gave us many of the vintage ornaments that are on our tree, and I have added a few more every year as I find them at the flea market and antique shops...




I will show you more of the tree when I get a few presents wrapped and under it :))



Thank you so much for stopping by!  Tomorrow the tour continues with Kristin's home over at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia!! 



:) Tracey

64 comments:

SueBee said...

Beautiful Tracey!

paige said...

tracey, i'm so tickled you are on the tour. when i first saw the list i quickly looked for your name....you are so sneaky!
love what a gorgeous christmas space you created.
i can imagine how wonderful it would be to curl up with a cup of coffee & a great book in there
xox

Di said...

So beautiful! Di

Mariaelena said...

Thank you so much for the tour!!...LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it all!!...Happy Holidays, Mariaelena

Teacup-In-The-Garden said...

What a great and wonderful home and tour!
Thanks for taking us with you!
Markus

Pattie said...

Pure Loveliness.....

Amber said...

Your home is just so stunning at Christmas! I love the natural elements and the vintage ornaments...
Gorgeous!

traci said...

beautiful my dear. love the bottles and berries. my eye went right to them. and the chalkboard looks so cute. and i never thought to put apples and pinecones together. love it.

Kelly said...

I love it! Glad you were added to the tour. Your centerpiece on your trunk looks so nice with all the natural items in it. I even spied the jute rug that I bought from you! Ha!

summersoul said...

I haven't seen the other homes but your room looks awesome! I love the way you have decorated. I also love the stools. I think that the contrast between the cottage feel and that industrial look creates a wonderful feel.

Debby said...

So beautiful and peaceful. I just got a ladder but haven't done anything with it. Can't wait to decorate it.

Agnes Borja Rosen said...

I always enjoy reading your posts. Lovely photos to inspire your readers. Happy Holidays...Agnes

Shabby soul said...

Darling Tracey, it's all so simple and beautiful!
I love this music sheets wreath.
Hugs from Itay
Silvia

House Things said...

Simply stunning!!!

Jeanneoli said...

It looks amazing! Please come over and style my home!!!

Morning T said...

Perfectly beautiful and just so 'you'! Love every detail Tracey and was so excited to see you on the tour.
Happy Holidays my friend.
xo~
T

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Tracey....I am once again blown away by your talent...honestly you just outshine the best of the best! Ordered my Jan, magazine and think I may order a pillow cover too(cause you know I don;t have any) hahaha! Enjoy your day and your stunning home....which if it were mine I would never leave! x0x0

ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! said...

LoVe It!*!*! Can't beat "unique/one-of-a-kind" displays... Enjoy your CoZy Nest...
HaPPy HoLIDays...
Jeanine Burkhardt

THE FARMHOUSE PORCH said...

I love the simplicity and natural-ness of it all. Such a soothing, relaxed and beautiful room!

tara said...

Morning Sweet T! Your home of course looks absolutely stunning! I love the natural simplicity of the pinecones and apples, and the love stockings...Thanks for letting us come in, I made sure to take my shoes off as well!! Merry Christmas sweet girl! xo, T

stefanie said...

sooooooooooo beautiful!!!

Fresh Vanilla For C said...

Tracey~ Your home looks gorgeous as usual. I love it all. So glad you were part of this fun home tour. Have a great day!

~Cheryl

Ashley said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Xoxoxo ~Ashley

Blondie's Journal said...

Very simple and pretty...your decorations could be year round!

Happy Holidays!

XO,
Jane

time worn interiors said...

Looks like you have your act together to me! Just lovely!
tot

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Your home is so gorgeous, I love seeing it dressed for the holidays! Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your home with us and what a wonderful treat to have you join in on the home tour.
XO
Kristin

Carol Spinski said...

Lovely as always Sweet Tracey!

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Oh my goodness! Your home exudes so much beauty and style! I love it all...don't know which one I love the most, but truly, all of it is just STUNNING to say the least!!! Happy Holidays to you!!!


Hugs,
Jessie

Sara Duckett said...

So beautiful! I LOVE your chalkboard and those berry branches in the green bottles! And the way your floors look so clean and crisp! Your house is amazing! Merry Christmas dear friend!

Robin said...

Your room looks so amazing for Christmas. I love all the natural accents. it's perfectly styled.

Rachel Pallas said...

AMAZING! I love it!! xox0

hometown girl said...

it's beautiful tracey! love the greenery and the wreath so pretty! merry christmas! susan

Counting Your Blessings said...

Absolutely gorgeous! And your photos are stunning, as always.

Blessings... Pollyi

Leah - The Inside Story said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!!!!! Leahx

Susan said...

Simple, homey and lovely Tracey. I love the greenery and natural elements. I don't know how you keep that floor so pristine. :)
I may have to join this fun house tour party of Jennifer's on Monday. So much to behold!
Merry Christmas season to you,
Susan

beachcomber said...

absolutely beautiful!!!
x

Leah C said...

The room is absolutely stunning, Tracey...so very pretty with all your Christmas finery!! And those crates are wonderful; love their sentimental value, too:)

Kristin said...

Your home is beautiful and I am IN LOVE with your vintage German bottles with the little tags. I wish I could afford them!! I had a question about the orange slices - do they have a nice fragrance still? And how long do they keep (I mean, do you get ants or anything??)

Thanks!

TheCrankyCrow said...

Amazing Tracey - truly amazing....The combination of vintage, naturals, and farmhouse is melded to perfection in your home. What a wonderfully festive - and serene - holiday oasis. I truly don't care about the rest of your home at this point - I'm feeling at home here and loving it....don't make me leave! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Between You and Me said...

your home is absolutely beautiful.

i love all the details that you paid attention to....I've pinned several of your pictures onto Pinterest. :)

Country Dreaming said...

Looks very festive and bright!

Melinda

Dear Lillie said...

Oh my goodness! Everything looks just beautiful! Now you make me want to go try to make some dried orange slices! I love the touch they add!

Flea Market Trixie said...

Everytime I see your house, I feel like I'm looking through the pages of a magazine. Your holiday decor is amazing.

Our really empty nest said...

OMG, I Love the room, so pretty!! I just happened to have 4 oranges that looked well a little dried out, so I just sliced them and stuck them in the oven, thanks for the inspiration. Now to go down and get my old apple orchard ladder to hang some stockings on. Sue

Alice said...

Photos of your lovely home always make me sigh in longing (and a bit of jealousy).

I love all the special touches that make this room so special. Thanks for 'crashing' the tour.

Heaven's Walk said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL, Tracey! I just adore the way you style your rooms. Simple yet very interesting and oh so cozy. :) My eye caught that cute skirt on your armoire. Now I'm thinking I may need to make one for my armoire to hide the cords beneath it. :) Great job, my friend!

xoxo laurie

Jennifer Rizzo said...

Well T, you did it again. It looks beautiful. I love the pop of color and I am going to steal the orange peel thing and lie and said I came up with it. :) Thank you so much for being a part of the tour!

Natalie Meester said...

your one little room to show us is STUNNING! I love all the details and touches you passionately put into it. So many textures and soft colors....love it!

natalie

Sandi said...

WOW is this is one room, I can't imagine the rest of the house. Stunning photos!!
Blessings~

janet said...

Your home is amazing..I love all of the photos and my sadness is that there were not more..Merry Christmas..

Sheila R - Blessed and Distressed said...

Your holiday house is amazing. I just love the vintage sheet music wreath. Wishing you a beautiful Christmas season.

Thanks for sharing your beautiful home with us.

Anne Marie said...

when's the next cocktail party at your house?? I'd love to see that in person Tracey!! beautiful....

Cindy said...

I just love your home and blog!! I am so inspired! I have been following you since I purchased the Oct issue (Cindy from MT)and have become a new blogger myself. Thanks for the eye candy.

Burlap Luxe said...

Just beautiful Tracey
Oh so peacefully Nordic :)
xx
Merry Christmas
~Dore

found and sewn said...

your Christmas looks lovely!

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Hi Tracey, Your home is soooo gorgeous!!!!!Glad you shared it with us:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Roberta said...

Wow, everything looks gorgeous Tracey!
xoRoberta

Meg Veno said...

So sorry that I missed the house tour! I will be sure to visit it next year. The homes are amazing! there are so many talented people in this world!

Lili said...

Your style is just so lovely Tracey. And I so enjoy seeing the close ups of all the details. Your photography is always so delightful to behold. I can just imagine how wonderful all those fragrances are in there. xoxo ~Lili

Elyse said...

hi again!

i popped over for some decor inspiration and boy did i get a sleigh-ful! thank you. :)

beautiful ideas, beautifully presented!

xo
elyse

About Vintage French Hen said...

Oh Tracey, Everything is just beautiful as always! You have such a knack! Merry Christmas, marcia

patty said...

very lovely!
can't wait to try drying fruit... i love the look and the smell! yum.
came here for the home tour (a little late, that's me!), but have enjoyed tooling around your beautiful blog... love the creamy whites...
merry christmas!

the poor sophisticate said...

Thank you for your inspiring pictures and posts! Lookig forward to another year of following you!!
-God Bless
Molly Branstetter

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