One week of solid - 18 hours a day frenzied frenzy! Buying greens, rearranging furniture, hauling in trees...and then hauling in more trees, dragging in urns and statuary from the back gardens and then finally after cleaning again it is time to start decorating. Saturday afternoon guests started arriving at 12:30 sharp and I finished the last vignette at 12: 24pm.....whew, plenty of time to spare, I even had time to open the wine before the first guests walked in. Overall, it was an enormous task to take on and accomplish - not to mention what I put my family through in one week, but after listening to all the praise and the appreciation everyone showed for opening my home, it was all worth it. Some stayed for just a few minutes but many enjoyed the experience and stayed for over an hour....awesome! Many of you took pictures so you could remember and try to recreate the look at home....a great compliment but for those of you who forgot your camera or missed the tour this year here are some pics. Not all of the goodies shown are available at the store, remember I have also collected Christmas finds for years, however, I have featured the Barns product throughout the house - most selling fast at the store...... My theme this year is Snow and Ice, my colors are Black and White with a hint of Red in each vignette, my Christmas tree is Junk filled - showcasing my wheels, door plates, clocks and all kinds of vintage finds. I also incorporate all things that I collect....clocks, white dishware, candle sticks, empty frames and vintage lamp shades....and of course birch....birch....and more birch....can't get enough!!
wall of birch draping the ceiling...
note the cute red door knob whimsical and fun
I couldn't erase the love notes from my boys
entrywayold screen....perfect for hanging my jewelry
This year the store featured two homes for my Holiday Home Tour. My friend, Lanette Lorsung, volunteered to add her home to the tour. You can check out pictures of Lanette's house that are posted on her blog cottageelements.blogspot.com . I hope you have enjoyed my blog tour and that you are inspired to create your own beautiful space filled with Christmas splendor ...... thanks for stopping.....L