Welcome to my Holiday Home Tour 2020! Thank you for joining me today!
Jennifer Rizzo’s Holiday Housewalk is celebrating it’s 10th year anniversary! My Holiday Home Tour 2020 is linked to her housewalk where there are many fabulous homes decorated for the holidays for you to enjoy. If you’d like to visit, please click HERE to go to Jennifer’s 2020 Holiday Housewalk.
Let’s get started!
I have so much to share that it will take at least two days. Today is Part 1.
Let me begin by introducing myself. I am Kristi and I live in North Georgia. I am a full-time Realtor, lover of crafts, a hoarder of items that will be used for future crafting projects and a homebody. I have been married to Donnie for 30 years and have three wonderful children and a new daughter-in-law.
My Christmas decorating style is defined as anything Christmas that I like and makes me smile. I don’t decorate the same from year to year and I have a terrible ornament collecting problem….so I put a lot of emphasis on decorating trees. Honestly, I just did a mental count of the full-sized trees in my house and I think we’re at 13. I looooove color (with orange being my #1) and try to make each room it’s own without sticking to one theme or color scheme for the entire house.
I am going to try to keep my narrative brief and just let you mingle around my house at your own leisure!
Welcome to our home!
The first tree you’ll see as you walk in the front door is The Butterfly Tree.
This little tree had humble beginnings with a three foot tree and some colorful butterflies placed on it several years ago. Now, she has grown up and is one of my favorite trees.
This tree took many hours to decorate. I appreciate my daughter, Mary, and daughter in law, Kaytlen, for helping!
From the foyer, we walk into the Living Room. My home is a 1940’s colonial and is very traditional. Recently, I have started updating this room with a lighter paint color, new curtains and a very bright pink velvet sofa. I hope to complete the updates in 2021. The Livingroom Christmas Tree holds ornaments I’ve collected through the years. Most are gold, glass and red.
I bought this gold Christmas village at Target last year. I added some of my collection as well as made the ribbon trees. I plan to share how those were made this week.
I have already shared how I made this quick and inexpensive sign to go above my piano. If you’d like to see the tutorial, click HERE.
You can see my Nature Tree located in the Sunroom from the Living Room Tree. (I’m saving that tree for Part 2.)
The Dining Room Tree has been totally transformed from year’s past. This tree is usually our Family Tree with all of the kid’s ornaments. The kids have given me special permission this year to decorate the Dining Room differently. I chose a gold, pale aqua blue and white color scheme.
For inexpensive ornaments, I cut angels wings from Christmas music and took store bought wooden stars and glitter-fied them for sparkle.
I made a winter theme in coordinating colors on the top of my china cabinet.
I made a simple centerpiece on the table with candles, a small vase of fresh greenery with tulips and fresh greenery placed on a gold tray. We use our dining room table almost daily so I kept it easy to move things around.
The Kitchen is simply decorated with fresh greenery and gingerbread themed items.
I shared how I made this simple Gingerbread House Tree Collar HERE if you’d like to see the full tutorial.
I also gave a quick and easy tutorial for making your own wooden hanger like I used to display my gingerbread houses. You can see it HERE.
The master bedroom is my favorite room in the house and has my favorite tree! I named it My Tree. Everything that I am is in this tree. I gave a more thorough tour of My Tree HERE.
I printed black and white photos of my family and placed them in small painted frames. The large white snowflakes came from Dollar Tree. I lightly sprayed the edges with rose gold spray paint to give them a little pop. Most of the ornaments on My Tree were inexpensively made or came from thrift stores and the Dollar Tree. Christmas decor (or at least my Christmas decor) does not have to be expensive.
Photos of my kids and a pillow that says Blessed…yep, that about sums it up.
The loft holds one of my favorite trees…Harry Potter! Mary and I have made many of the Harry Potter Tree ornaments and it’s the first tree to be decorated each year. We try to have it up in September.
Like my mug shot? The wanted posters are just one of the many projects we did for this tree. Want to see more? Click HERE.
This is our last stop for the day. I have so much more to share (and more trees!) and will in the next day or so.
This is my daughter Mary’s bedroom. We have been redecorating her room for several years. She has three full-sized white trees in her room along with a smaller Nutcracker Tree on her dresser.
I shared her new tree, The Strawberry Tree, HERE.
There is not many strawberry themed Christmas decorations out there…so we’re starting from scratch on this one and trying to be creative. I hope to expand on The Strawberry Tree next year.
This is where I will stop the tour for today! Please visit daily until Christmas since I am adding fresh ideas and crafts right up until Christmas!
I want to wish you and your family a very MERRY CHRISTMAS from my home to yours! Thank you for stopping by Mulch and Paint!
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Wow; your house is stunning! I love all your trees but I think my favorites are a toss up between your butterfly tree and the Harry Potter tree.
Thank you (again) Joanne! The HP Tree and Butterfly are at the top of my list, too…I think because I started these trees so many years ago and have improved on them each year…it’s a labor of love. I appreciate you stopping by and visiting Mulch and Paint! In a year when I cannot have many people visiting in person, it’s so nice to still be able to share my trees! Merry Christmas!
Holy Christmas Trees! Wow, you have so many and they’re all fabulous! The ombre tree in your foyer is gorgeous! I love them all, the themes are great…I’m sure everyone asks how long the decorating takes and where do you store it all?? 😂 Thanks for the tour, delightful!!
Thanks Jenna! I just love Christmas trees and coming up with themed trees is so fun! We started putting trees up this year in late September-early October. I have a 1940’s home with a basement that holds a lot of my holiday decor. (My fear is that I am not sure that my whole family could fit in the basement if we ever had a tornado warning–it is slammed-packed!) Many of the upstairs ornaments are kept in long, rectangular plastic storage boxes that can be slid under the bed throughout the year…and makes decorating so much easier. Thank you sooo much for stopping by Mulch and Paint and being so complimentary! Merry Christmas!
Kim | Shiplap and Shells says
You have so many CHristmas trees! They’re all so beautiful! Merry Christmas!
Kim–yes, I do have so many. I guess admitting I have a tree obsession is the first step, isn’t it? Thank you so much for stopping by my tour and for hosting Charming Homes & Gardens each week. Merry Christmas to you and your family! ~Kristi
Oh my so beautiful do not think I have ever seen a tree as pretty as yours thanks for sharing
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Thank you soooo much Angie! Merry Christmas! ~Kristi
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Thanks so much Marilyn! ~Kristi