Holiday Housewalk 2013

Today is day 5 and also the last day of the tour, and if you haven’t had a chance pop on over to Susie Harris, stop #31, gorgeous eye candy and great inspiration.
Just click on her button below to take you there.

Susie Harris 31

Welcome to our home for the holidays.

This is my second time participating in the Holiday Housewalk, 
and I’m so excited to be back!

 Because of my new wall colors,  I decided to go with a more natural theme
with a little typography and a few deer thrown in.

The living room walls went from a butter cream color to a light taupe-ish grey.
This year I mixed things around but still used a lot of things I already had, I used neutrals and also my favorite turquoise blue.
I angled the sofa for a more interesting look and also added a faux fireplace.


The blue wall color in the dining room was replaced with a deep rich grey.
I used a tall skinny tree that’s placed in an urn that I painted grey, it’s easy to
decorate because it’s not too big and also doesn’t take up much room.
I used simple things to decorate it, including snow flakes made from kraft paper,
white hydrangeas flowers tucked between branches and of course pops of turquoise.

The stockings I made from burlap and grey chevron fabric,
I turned the chevron pattern on it’s side to give the cuff a geometric look.
I also added faux greenery and some of my handmade prints.

Glittered white deer and another book page deer.

For this corner of the room I wanted a big impact,
I made 11x14 individual letters that spelled JOY, placed them in frames I already had,
then connected them with jute ribbon by just stapling the ribbon to the back of the frames.

For the dining room, I made a simple burlap runner for the table.

For the buffet, I used magnolia leaves and pinecones
from the yard and also some glass ornaments for a little color.
I love the contrast of the natural greens and browns mixed with the turquoise.

More hand made deer prints, I created the plaid using 
a free online program called tartan maker.

I love my vintage brass deer bookends, too cute!

This is RUDY the reindeer, I made his body out of scrap wood,
mounted him on vintage wood shelves which
 I joined together and used branches for his antlers.

The sign holder is just a large wine jug with a vintage
funnel turned upside down and a little wire to hold the paper sign.

Our home was the last stop of the tour,
so if you missed any of homes or just want to start at the beginning 

See my 2011 Holiday Houswalk, HERE

Thanks so much for stopping by.


  1. So many pretty details - I especially love the deer art on the mantel. Merry Christmas! Take care, Laura

  2. it's all just beautiful! will you be offering the deer art on your etsy site? if not, can you tell me where I might find something similar? thanks!

  3. Another fan of the deer art, especially the large one. Please say that you will be listing some for sale? If so, I am ready to order one!

  4. your mantle is awesome- i also love the stag art! i am a huge deer fan! ;) love your brass stag bookend, too! fabulous job!

  5. Your home looks beautiful. Love the paint colors you have used. I love the deer décor so much - I love reindeer, white-tail deer, any and all deer including my own dear. Do you have an etsy shop, please? Those brass bookends are to die for - where in the world did you find them, please?

  6. I need that Holly Jolly sign! Your home is beautiful! Remember me?

  7. I need that Holly Jolly sign! Your home is beautiful! Remember me?

  8. how beautiful!! i love the deer art!!
    merry christmas!!

  9. Your home is absolutely beautiful! Merry Christmas!

  10. Oh and Rudy the Reindeer that you made is FABULOUS!

  11. Love Rudy!! Vickie

  12. Gorgeous - love Rudy the Reindeer and his cute branch antlers!

  13. Thank you all for the sweet comments, I appreciate them all.

    If you are interested in any of the prints shown in the post, just shoot me an email
    at, I do have some of the prints listed in my etsy store too,

  14. Jumping over from Pinterest. Your deer sign is amazing!

  15. Love all the deer touches-especially Rudy with the twig antlers.

  16. Love the deer's so pretty!!! Thanks for a gorgeous tour.

  17. I came to the housewalk after it was finished, and yours was the first one I clicked on because it looked like my kind of style. Yep! We used similar colors in our Christmas décor; natural tones with aqua. (Yours a million times better of course;)

  18. just wanted to check in with you again as I've sent you a couple of e-mails about the deer art (and other art on your blog) we "talked" about last week....hope you are getting my messages....if not please let me know and i'll be happy to send again.


  19. Thank you for opening your lovely home to us during the holidays! I'm lov'n all the holiday typography you've decorated with. Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas!

  20. What a beautiful home. Everything is placed perfectly and so many things to take away great ideas from. Thank you for sharing.

  21. يهتم الكثير من الناس بمنازلهم حتى تبدو بأبهى صورة وأجملها، ومن ضمن ذلك الاهتمام هو عزل الأسطح أو الأسقف، حيث يلجأ الكثير من الناس لعمل عزل لأسقف المباني والمنازل للحفاظ على المنازل والمباني سليمة ولضمان عدم تعرضها لأي مشاكل، ويمكن تعريف عزل الأسقف بأنّه عملية حماية المنازل أو المباني والأسطح عن طريق استعمال مواد خاصة بهدف التخفيف من آثار العوامل الخارجية التي يمكن أن تؤثر في المبنى، إذ يعتبر السقف من أكثر الأماكن التي يمكن أن تتعرض للضرر نظراً لتعرضها الدائم للعوامل الخارجية مثل مياه الأمطار والأتربة وحرارة أشعة الشمس العالية، لذلك ومن خلال هذا المقال سنتعرف على أهم وأفضل طرق عزل الأسقف المختلفة.
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