Thursday, December 13

Christmas House 2012

So where have I been the past 7 months??
Crazy busy raising triplets!!!!
There's been some major remodeling happening too, but that's a whole other post.
But I'm back, & want to share my holiday decorating with you!

I'm calling my theme this year 'Found Nature'.
I had so much fun just gathering things from inside & out. Then mixing it up with greens & lots of vintage silver, & gold.   My in-laws have the most amazing magnolia tree on their property. I hauled 2 hefty bags of branches home and used every bit of it.

Don't you love how romantic everything looks with beautiful lighting?
I found this alabaster lamp at a resale store for next to nothing then topped it with one of Carolyn Westbrook's wonderful linen shades.

This chair was handed down from my Father's family.  Until recently it had huge finials & red velvet upholstery.
But that's another blog post too! 


Part of our remodeling was tearing down 2 tons worth of brick from around our fireplace. We're hunting for old wood & architectural salvage to surround it, but already it's such a huge improvement.  I loved having a nice clean space to create this mantel on.

I made my wreath using a deer rack (is that what you call them?) that belonged to my Father & a fake wreath from Hobby Lobby. Then I went crazy stuffing evergreen, magnolia, pheasant feathers & anything else I could find in it.  I'm really happy with the way it turned out.

It's hanging on an old wood skateboard ramp that Kevin built for the kids. 
I had originally wanted to find an old door or something but I love the way this looks & the sentiment attached.

Okay, who took my other 'H'?



These apothecary jars are on top of my refrigerator.  I wanted to fill them with beautiful Christmas candy but decided to buy the kids presents instead.  So I filled them with teacups & sugar bowls & used my Mom's silver platter to hide the ugly cabinets.

You think these precious angels are writing letters to Santa??
'I will not throw footballs in the house, I will not throw footballs in the house, I will not throw footballs in the house......'

Thanks for taking the tour with me. 
I really missed it here in blog land. I promise I'll be back soon!

I'm linking up with Jennifer Rizzo's Virtual Holiday Housewalk!


Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Everything looks lovely Lisa! You have created a beautiful and inviting setting for a cozy Christmas with that wonderful family of yours.
I love all the elements from nature.
Wishing you a peaceful and calm holiday season...something every Mom of triplets certainly deserves!
Take care, Laura :)

Erica said...

Beautiful decor!

Anonymous said...

Hey chick! Everything looks great!!! I love the stocking hanging on the wall! where did you get and please don't say the side of the road like you did when you had that lavender in that bucket at paper cowgirls haha hope you have been doing great!


Petite Michelle Louise said...

GIRL..i've missed you so, so much! of course, i totally understand..well kinda....can't imagine raising trips!!! (adorable BTW). your home is so warm and inviting!! Merry xmas mon amie!!! blessings in the new year....;)

Pallas said...

Besides your darling triplets, my favorite picture is the beautifully scripted chalkboard. Thanks for sharing all your Christmas decorating.

The Feathered Nest said...

Oh Lisa!!!! Your house is GORGEOUS!!! I SO, SO love the nature, woodland theme you have this year...that's right up my alley ~ It's so good to see a new post from you but I know how incredibly busy you've been. I can't imagine doing this blog gig when my babies were young! I just love it all girl...hugs and love, Dawn

Karen B. said...

Sweet Lisa,
you are back!!!!!!!Your house looks amazing ~ love it!!!! So happy you are blogging again!

hugs and much love,

Karen B. ~ Todolwen

Vicki said...

Wow the kids are getting big! The house looks great. I love the nature and found object theme. The mantel is a favorite. So glad to see you back but glad you were focused on family while you were gone. Happy Holidays. I hope it is a joyful one for you and yours. xoxo

June said...

Gorgeous-ness everywhere I look Lisa! Your mantle is decorated so beautifully...well, everything is! I imagine the triplets can't wait for Santa to visit and I bet they love the house all decked out for Christmas!
sending hugs your way...

Hilary said...

I loved your home it is absolutely beautiful. I loved all the vintage touches. Thanks for sharing. :)

Charlene said...

Everything looks stunning! Remodeling takes so much time, energy, money, work...... I've done a lot this year too. Christmas is here this year so the tree is up & I'm wrapping packages but, I'm missing hanging with my peeps! I MISS YOU!!!! Where has the time been? I think last Christmas at your house was the last time I saw your sweet face. Let's get together soon. Merry Christmas. Thanks for the tour & I'll be looking for you soon. HUGS!

Dorthe said...

Amazingly beautiful, my dearest Lisa. How totally fantastic, I can`t imagine this are the same rooms,I have seen not long ago, when you did all the remodeling!!
And I love your nature theme, -like tha bowl on your book filled with the deer antler and christmas beauty, --your wreath is stunning, on the skateboard ramp, and I love all the deers, you have displayed all over.Also on your adorable decked table,- how sweet and lovely, with a glass ornament in each glass.The little table with your wonderful lamp, and the bulps waiting to bloom, next to the ols clock, looks gorgeous, too.
Sweet Lisa, I`m so very happy to see you back, here in blogland, you have been so much ,missed- my friend.
Love and hugs,Dorthe

trash talk said...

You were right...I love everything...especially the mantle! I'm so glad you kept those chairs and the new look is gorgeous.

vicki said...

Oh Lisa-- I've missed you SO much!!! Welcome back sweet friend! Your holiday home is so lovely-- I remember your beautiful photos from last year too! I do love the way you've used the magnolia leaves and branches-- it just looks so magical and festive.

My how those babes have grown-- you are so blessed--- ( I just want to squeeze those babes-- they are SO adorable)!


Ps-- just want to say it again--- I've missed you!

Beth Leintz said...

Glad you are back!

I love your Christmas style, its so refreshing and such a nice change from glitter and sparkle. Love your mantelscape- my favorite picture is the loving cup with the white deer next to it...but I love the dining room table with the magnolia leaves and the deer wine carafe...and the display in the kitchen...

Hope this means you'll be blogging more often- I've missed all your inspiration!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

So good to hear from you, Lisa! Your home looks amazing...I would just want to curl up and and not leave! Love the idea of putting special items in the jars!

Linda Hahn said...

So happy you're back, Lisa!! I've really missed you!! My, your kids have grown!
Your house looks so lovely and cozy! The nature items make everything look peaceful and calm... a nice change from the red and green and usual sparkle.
Have a wonderful hoiday season and Merry Christmas to you and your family!!

Pat @ My Tattered Elegance said...

Everything looks great. It was always a fun time for me to decorate when my kids were little. I miss that. I also missed you at the sale. Maybe we can all get together after the first of the year.
Hugs, Pat

Boxwood Cottage said...

So glad to see that you're back posting Lisa! I sure have missed you but of course it is far more important to be there for your triplets. Your home looks cosy and festive and I love that chalkboard writing, did you do it yourself? Wish I could write so beautiful with chalk.
Sending you a big hug and very happy holiday wishes!
xoxo~ Carola
P.S. Thank your for your visits at Boxwood Cottage :)

Rebecca said...

Good to have you back, I miss seeing what you are up to.
Your house looks beautiful! Love the apothecary jars filled with silver! You always have such great ideas.
Wishing you a wonderful week

FredaB said...

Lisa I am so happy to see you back blogging. You have been missed. I really enjoy your home and the triplets.



Laurie said...

It's great to see you and your lovely home all decked out for the holidays! I have used that tactic of writing things over and over with my son, too! It WORKS. LOL! Are you having that second foot done this month as planned? Thinking of you!

Jennifer Rizzo said...

Thank you for sharing your warm holiday home with us!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Hi Lisa...everything looks beautiful! I am going back to take another peek so I don't miss a detail!
Oh and the kids are getting so big! said...

Lots of lovelies there! I was "drawn" to the chalkboard, really like that said...

I was cut off! I wanted to wish you a happy Christmas. I'll bet the house is even more festive when all the presents are strewn about! Hugs to the kiddos.

Dortesjs said...

I wish you a merry christmas and a happy new year.thanks for your kind friend ship and creative blog

suziqu's thread works said...

Dear Lisa
You have decorated your home so beautifully using the nature theme - it's me to a tee!
Your tablescape is gorgeous!
Love all the nature effects like nests and flora around the house and on the mantle with your Christmas wreath holding evergreen, Magnolia (I have used Magnolia petals and seed pods in my Christmas vignette!)
and those cool pheasant feathers.
I bet the kids must be getting excited now!
Lovely to see you back blogging again
and look forward to your posts again.
Sending you my Christmas Blessings,
Warm hugs,

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Eugenia Maru said...

La navidad ya pas├│, pero al ver tus decoraciones y las cosas tan lindas que muestras, dan ganas de que vuelva.
Lindo blog, hermoso en realidad.
Saludos (de Todo) (mal Escritos) Te invito a visitarme. Maru