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!


  1. Oh my goodness Vel, you home is absolutely stunning. I love your tree and all of your decor, so amazing. Thanks so much for joining the tour, what an honor.

  2. OMG your home is so charming! and stocking are the best!!!:-)

  3. Amazing! Dream in a dream house! Good luck!

  4. It just doesn't get any better than this. Gorgeous home and Christmas decor! Every detail is just perfect. xxx Maria

  5. your home is so happy and full of love! your kids spaces always make me smile at the holidays! and love your christmas tree tapestry with candy canes and ornaments!

    1. Thank you Cassie!!!!! I feel the same way about your home too! Merry Christmas again!

  6. Oh wow Vel, you really went all out and everything is just so pretty. Each picture was my favorite, then I saw the outside pictures at night, amazing and stunning. Definitely magazine worthy Christmas. Thanks so much for joining the tours, this is such a treat.

  7. Oh I love it Vel. And that malachite print stopped me dead in my tracks!!!! Love your glistening curb appeal too. Merry Christmas

  8. Oh Vel your modern rustic Christmas is simply marvelous! I absolutely adore the kids' stockings. Truly your home is the epitome of merry and bright. Such a fantastic exterior light show. I enjoyed your tour so much.

  9. It's lovely, Vel! Every room is dripping with Christmas spirit. I love how you wove the black and white ribbon through the entire house (and I'm totally crushing on your green malachite chairs!).
    XO, Christy

  10. Beautiful Vel! Your home looks so festive! And yes, we are ribbon twins :) Love the night time pictures with the exterior lights and your family is beautiful!

  11. So beautiful as always, Vel! I loved seeing the kids' rooms and everything all lit up a night. Magical!

  12. So much to see--it's all beautiful! I love the colors you used and how you mixed in that black and white ribbon. I think my favorite is the outdoors though, so pretty and festive. Nice job! Thank you so much for sharing! XO,

  13. Vel as always your home looks amazing. I love the family room with the star lanterns in the windows and all the festive touches! It looks beautiful from the outside too!! Enjoy and Merry Christmas to your and your family! XO

  14. Love all your paper stars, the black and white tree ribbon, driftwood with ornaments and of course your beautiful family!

  15. What a most wonderful Holiday Tour! every beautiful detail in your home! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  16. Vel your attention to detail is just amazing. I think your kitchen is my favorite! You are amazing!

    1. Thank you so much Cindy!!!! Coming from someone like you, that means a whole lot to me!

  17. Vel, your home is simply adorable! I always love your decor in the living room, but this year my favorite is the dining room, it's gorgeous! The tapestry with the ornaments, and the beautiful tablescape create the most wonderful atmosphere.
    Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  18. Vel- every inch of your home is holiday perfection. I love all those stars that you have scattered throughout your home. do you get up on the ladder to hang them every year? How precious are those stockings, i can see why they are your favorites. Merry christmas to you and your beautiful family.

  19. Your home always looks lovely, Vel. The red lantern houses are really neat...festive!!

  20. Oh my goodness, Vel! It is SO stunning!!! You are incredible! My favorite pic is the one of the lights from the back - gorgeous!! Have a wonderful weekend!! xoxo

  21. Wow, wow, Vel, EVERYTHING is jus amazing!! I love your kitchen:-) And the dining room -- love those ghost chairs and your ceramic tree. So beautiful and festive!!

  22. Thanks so much for joining in again this year Vel! I think your dining room table setting is my favorite - although it's hard to choose with so much awesomeness to choose from! Have a GREAT holiday!

  23. It all looks so pretty! I love all your stars!

  24. Your home looks magical, Vel! What a gorgeous home tour. I am in love with your kitchen decor. Beautiful!

  25. You have a gorgeous home Vel. Those stockings with the kids pictures are adorable and so unique!!

  26. Vel,
    Every inch of your home is oozing with cozy and charm for Christmas. Even love the whimsy thrown in too. Just gorgeous. Your family Christmas card is so sweet. Enjoy all that the season brings.

  27. Your home is magnificent and the way you dress it each year is second to none! Beautiful job! I always love your grand wall of windows and the shot of the staircase behind your awesome pillows!! Merry Christmas to you!

  28. Hi Vel! Your holiday home is divine! I adore the stars in the windows...they look gorgeous inside and out!! Merry Christmas!!

  29. Oh my goodness, what a stunning tour!!! I was wanting to put up those same stars over my windows this year and am now completely kicking myself for not getting to it, they're so GORGEOUS!!! And those faux gingerbread houses having me all heart eyes!

  30. Your home is beautiful! I love all the greenery and the black and white stripes - two of my favorite things. The outside is gorgeous at night!! Merry Christmas!

  31. WOW, your home is stunning! I adore your tree and the black and white touches. Beautiful! ~Sonya

  32. OMG pretty girl !!! Your house is stunning, but hey, I really am not so surprised, you always outdo yourself decorasting your house and C'mas is no exception ! I love every inch of your home tour. The stocking with the children's images are awesome !
    The tree is gorgeous, your kitchen, your living room, etc. and etc !!
    Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas my friend.

  33. Your tree is absolutely stunning - I love that ribbon! Your home is gorgeous and the holiday table setting is picture perfect.

  34. I love your home, Vel! It's gorgeous! That tree at night from the windows is magical! And I love the ribbon on the tree so much! I love the touches in the kids' rooms as well!

  35. Wow, Vel, your home looks beautiful all dressed for the holidays! I especially love the black and white on your tree and the red in your kitchen. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  36. Vel, your home looks amazing! I love every beautiful touch from the black and white ribbon to the touches of green everywhere - and those adorable stockings! Thanks for the tour and I hope you are enjoying your time with your family!

  37. Vel, thank you for inviting to see your beautiful holiday home. I love those large stars in the windows of your family room. Breathtaking. Lots of beautiful details throughout your home. I think the black and white stripped ribbon works really well. Been a pleasure.

  38. What a beautiful holiday home. Loved touring with you this Christmas season!

  39. Everything is just beautiful, Vel, inside and out! You have a beautiful home and a beautiful family.

    Warm hugs,

  40. Goodness, Vel, I don't even know where to start. Your home is absolutely gorgeous! Your style really resonates with me. My favorite parts of this tour have to be the large stars, and the fact that you wrap your gifts to match your d├ęcor (like I do!) Happy Holidays!

  41. Your home looks beautiful Vel. Your love for it and your family shows throughout.

  42. Your home is beautiful, Vel! Every room throughout your house is so festive. I especially love the Nativity set from the Philippines. :) Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!!!

  43. Vel, your home is so bright and colorful!! I love it - everything looks beautiful! I also love that black and white striped ribbon that you have throughout the tour! Super cute

    >> Christene
    Keys to Inspiration

  44. Vel, thank you for inviting us into your holiday home! It's both fine and festive, well-suited for both adults and kids. I am in love with the red, black & white in the kitchen especially, but the lights throughout (those paper lanterns!) are what really bring the house alive. I just love the lights. The DR gingerbread decorations you made are wonderful, and that room also speaks to my aesthetic with such a pretty tablescape.
    I hope Santa is good to your beautiful children (no doubt about that!) and that you're able to take time to enjoy the fruits of your labor. Merry Christmas!
    Rita C at Panoply

  45. Your home looks gorgeous all decked out for Christmas, Vel. Love your large hanging stars. You have such a lovely and festive home for your family to enjoy.
    Merry Christmas,
    Mary Alice

  46. Vel, your home is absolutely gorgeous! It looks beautiful adorned for Christmas! Your Christmas tree is so pretty... everything looks perfect. I hope that you and your family have a very Merry Christmas!!!

  47. Vel, I love all of your Christmas decor. Very pretty!

  48. Your home is beautiful. I especially love your deer.

  49. Wow, Vel, your home is just gorgeous!!! I LOOOVE the shots at night from outside! Breathtaking. My son-in-law is half Philippino! Your nativity is beautiful, would love to see a close up. Have a very Merry Christmas!

  50. your home is beautiful! There are so many wonderful details...I love the stars! Thanks for allowing us to step in to your home all dressed up for Christmas! Merry Christmas to you and yours'

  51. I just love your home! Beautiful and welcoming, Merry Christmas!


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