Saturday, December 24, 2016

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Hello Friends!

Just wanted to send you our Annual Holiday Card!
See you all next year!

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

12 days of Holiday Homes LINK PARTY

Hello Friends!

Thank you so very much for the fabulous comments and the visit to my blog for my 
Truly, your comments and visit is one of the best gifts I could get for this Christmas!
So today, we'd like to see your homes too! 

If you ever missed any of the goodness from the 12 days of Holiday Homes tour, here's a brief summary below...

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You simply MUST-SEE all of them to totally get you into the decorating spirit (if you haven't gotten into it yet, which I doubt ;-)) or just to enjoy how creative  people can be!

Thank you once again to the hosts of this awesome party, Amy & Christy of 11 Magnolia Lane & Jenny from Evolution of Style, as well as our sponsor for fresh greens, 

Also, no blog, no problem, if your IG just use #12daysofholidayhomes to join in! Can't wait to see your homes too this Holiday season!

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Modern Rustic Christmas Home Tour

Hello Everybody! It's that time of the year again when blogland explodes with fantastic Christmas homes for our viewing pleasure.

And this year, I am deeply honored to join not one, but two fabulous tours! I joined for the first time last year, with a totally different theme from this year - PLAIDS & CHALKBOARD CHRISTMAS, you can check that home tour HERE.

If your heading from Heather of Setting for Four or from Becky of This is Happiness, WELCOME, you already saw how marvelous their homes are and I hope my tour won't disappoint!

Thank you very much Jenny (Evolution of Style)Amy & Christy (11 Magnolia Lane) & Marty (A Stroll Thru Life) for letting me join in on the tours! You ladies are the best!!!!

I also want to thank our 12 days of Holiday Homes Tour sponsor Lynch Creek Farms for providing us with some fabulous fresh wreaths and/or centerpiece for our home!

Thank you!
So now, sit back and relax, and on with the tour, starting with our Living Room!

I always hang paper Star Lanterns on my windows every Christmas...

This year, I chose the geometric patterned Stars from IKEA!

I went for a Modern Rustic theme, and I guess the MODERN aspect of this is the black and white grosgrain ribbon and the sparkle. And the RUSTIC aspect is well, all the greens, and natural decor on the tree, from pine cones to wooden ornaments. I love this combo!

You can see more of the details of our Christmas tree HERE

Th snowflake topper is actually a lantern which I scored from Target last year

My Pillowscape is very simple this year - Holiday themed Lumbar pillow, Velvet Green pillows from Crate & Barrel and Wood bead pillow from The SAK

The most REDS are on our coffee table in this room. 

Simple staircase

Just a lot of trees and wood elements all around

I love the greenery especially the ones I made for our mirror - with materials fresh from the backyard!

This sign says it all

My favorite Christmas Pillow of all! Made thru Shutterfly

Fresh and Faux Greens work for our Mantel this year
My favorite Christmas Stockings ;-)

From here we can see our KITCHEN area so let's head on there...

Our Breakfast table

No kisses under this mistletoe, but I have lots more around our house!

Breakfast Tablescape

Hot Drinks Station

Our Kitchen

Sweets and treats on the cabinets above

I moved my Red House lanterns into the kitchen this year

Can't have too many stars I think, these ones from Target a couple of years ago.

Simple foam wreath on my kitchen windows

I brought out all the reds in the Kitchen obviously, there is more to share, but that will be for another post. For now, let us head off to the DINING ROOM...

My favorite here other than the centerpiece are the Faux Gingerbread Ornaments and houses I made

My lovely Fresh Centerpiece called "Hunters Hallow" From our sponsor Lynch Creek Farms! Just added some red berries and eggs for our momma bird.

I put lights underneath the cake stand and it gives this centerpiece it's due attention!

All set!

I made all the Faux Gingerbread decor from  old Cardboard and Puffy paint!

If you want to know more about the Dining room click HERE
I placed our beloved Nativity set (a gift from my mother) & my glass console in the Study/Office...

Pardon us for the mess, obviously we love books!

Our Special nativity, all the way from the Philippines (our home country)

Hope your not tired, since we're headed off to the KID'S ROOMS!

My DIY "Ho-Ho-Ho" sign is back up along with the pillows and some vintage bear decors  on the windows from the thrift

My favorite little tree with my favorite ornaments of course

Love the vintage Santa Decor I got from Decor to Adore
In my SON'S BEDROOM someone not so friendly is ready to greet Santa...

Never thought a Laser gun would  be a great stocking holder

I re-did this room last Spring for the One Room Challenge, you can check out this makeover HERE

Love these wooden trees from Target
I'm sure Yoda is on Santa's good side! ;-)

And before I end my Home tour, I have to show our CHRISTMAS LIGHTS from the outside!

From the back....

... to the front

My old wreath zushed up with some ribbon and a wooden greeting

Thank you very much for visiting our home. I truly hope your enjoyed touring our home this holiday season and I hope you check out the other tours below especially if you head next to Jennifer of Dimples & Tangles, you will be blown away with her colorful and happy Christmas home tour!

Here are the Tour dates and homes from the  12 Days of Holiday Homes Tour


And here are the Tour Dates and Homes for the 2016 Christmas Tours

Monday - Dec 5
Common Ground - Debra
Decor To Adore - Laura
Haneens Haven - Haneen
Hymns & Verses - Doreen
Nesting With Grace - Brooke

Tuesday - Dec 6
Cuckoo4Design - Julia
Remodelando La Casa - Christina
Wednesday - Dec 7
21 Rosemary Lane -Barbara

Lynzy & Co. - Lindsay
Simple Stylings - Summer  

Thursday - Dec 8
Thrifty and Chic - Alicia 
Our Southern Home - Christy 
Setting For Four - Heather  

Fri - Dec 9
Far Above Rubies - Anita 
Duke Manor Farms - Laura 

Truly, we are all going to be busy looking and browsing thru all these homes this coming days, but you know what? It is just absolutely inspirational and oh-so-fun! ENJOY!