You would think I would have learned in college not put things off until the last minute.
I now like to call it "pulling a Lisa".
You see, I have this really good friend who always seems to throw things together in a panic.
She's been known to stay up all night making a birthday cake
or sewing a Halloween costume for her one of her children.
Really stresses me out, but somehow she always manages to pull it off,
always usually turns out fabulously!
I'm really hoping that by the end of this post, you'll agree that I have "pulled a Lisa"!
Enough chatter, let's get the tour started.
We'll start at the front door.
I kept the foyer very simple this year.
I had good intentions of getting real greenery to drape on the banister, but just never got around to it.
Can you believe the florist wasn't open at 11:00 p.m. last night when I decided I really needed it?
Moving onto the dining room.
This room is in the very front of the house and it gets tons of use during the holidays.
I added some whimsical garland to the dining room mantle.
I made out of cut of straws and beads.
The piano got all gussied up too.
This is the most important Christmas decoration we have.
It was a wedding present from my aunts many years ago. I will also cherish it.
The big brass bowl got some added bling.
And a little more bling was added to the sofa table.
This might be my favorite decorated area.
I picked up this vintage green glassware and brass caddy at an antique store
when I was visiting my parents over Thanksgiving. I knew it would be perfect for Christmas.
I'll be on the lookout for more vintage glassware so I can change them out often.
The kitchen got a few small touches of holiday decor.
The horse weather vane even got to get in on the action.
"The Nook" didn't want to be left out either.
I recently got this bleached driftwood wreath at Home Emporium.
I might just leave it up all year long.
This is one of my favorite spots to sit back, kick my feet up and relax during this crazy time of year.
Willee usually likes to join me.
The family room is where we spend most of our time during the winter months.
It might have something to do with the cozy fireplace.
My mom made these stockings years ago and I decided to embellish them a little this year.
I picked up theses mini brass ginger jars at Goodwill last week
and I think they make the most perfect bookends.
I decided to forego a fabric tree skirt this year and make my own metal bucket.
I couldn't find one quite large enough for our tree stand to fit in.
I'll do a little DIY post on that soon.
I also got this giant glass bowl at Goodwill last week.
For now, I've added some wooden letters and a few glass balls.
Moving on upstairs.....
I added a wreath and all of our Christmas cards from the past to this frame on the second floor landing.
Our room even got a little holiday cheer.
I added small trees to the kids' rooms this year.
I had them up and decorated and surprised them when they got home from school one day.
I wanted to make them personal and special.
I added pom pom garland and rainbow loom bracelets to my daughter's tree.
She is a rainbow loom bracelet making machine!
The boys got a fun tree with blue garland and football helmets.
We have been collecting Christmas books since they were babies.
They love picking a new Christmas book to read each night.
I appreciate you hanging around to the end of the tour. Sorry if it was picture overload.
If you haven't seen enough yet, you can look back here, here, here and here for past Christmas posts.
Just in case you missed the tour yesterday, you can catch up here at The Little Black Door.
The last day of the tour is tomorrow.
Steward of Design is rounding out the Twelve Days of Christmas Tour of Homes.
And don't forget, you can link up your own Christmas home tour
at Evolution of Style on Friday, December 20th.