Tuesday, December 9, 2008

The Home Tour is Over!

Welcome to my home...

I've been asked for many years to be part of my town's home tour. I have always came up with some excuse not to. This year I gave in and began the process of finishing all of the little projects in the house that had just gone to the wayside. I suppose the home tour is a blessing in disguise since it forced me to get things DONE!

This is the entry way to the house, I fell in love with those long striped stockings when I saw them. I don't have a chimney, so they are hung right by the door. Don't want to make Santa go too far. The little wooden table was made by my Great Grandfather Walter many years ago.

This is our living room, the most important room in the house according to my husband. The TV room! If you haven't figured it out already, I am a HUGE lover of antiques, in particular, primitives. Our TV is on last years Christmas present, a 6' drysink. I holds the stereo, cds and movies. In the corner is an old workshop storage unit. All of the drawers have tin bottoms.

The dining room above is on winter greenery overload! The tattered quilt on the table is my favorite thing in this room. The dough bowl was very popular on the home tour, everyone wanted to know what exactly that thing was.

This is a close-up of the china hutch.

As far as Christmas goes, I didn't get too carried away in the kitchen. Just a little touch here and there. When we bought the house the cupboards were very dark and the counter tops were blue. It is amazing how much change a little paint makes.

If you've paid any attention to my blog, you know what this room is. Like the kitchen there are just little holiday touches in the bathroom.

I purposely wanted a smaller vanity when we redid the bathroom, but that doesn't leave much room for knick-knacks!

I found the easiest way to add Christmas touches was with greenery, all I did here was add some pics to the top of the cupboard and hang an ornament from the knob.

Our bedroom might be one of the next remodel projects on our list. But I do love it now. There is a little tree in an old paint bucket on the bench.

I just bought this little wooden bench a couple of weeks ago, it works great in the bedroom to hold some holiday decor!

Off the kitchen is a sunken den. It is primarily a catchall room for us, with no real purpose. I love the big window that looks out into our back yard.

This old grocery scale got outfitted with some holiday potpourri. This picture looks into the den.

I just finished my office. My neighbor was gracious enough to lay the carpet for me at short notice! You may have noticed another one of my weaknesses, crocks. I built the crock shelf just for those. That wasn't very smart of me, once they were all in one spot my husband noticed how many I had!

Here is where I try to get things done. I told myself now that I had a room to devote to crafting I would actually have to get something done. I'm still trying to live up to that one.

I have little trees sprinkled all over the house and three bigger ones set up. This is the main tree. It is called a Tahoe or Charlie Brown tree. It is decorated simply with a few bulbs and lights. I wanted a real tree, but then I would have to keep it green, keep the dog from peeing on it, keep the cats out of it.... So artificial sounded really good after a thought.

This is my "country" tree in the den. It is covered in cloth and wood ornaments and popcorn garland.

Lastly my Americana tree in the spare bedroom. This tree is full of navy and red garlands with patriotic ornaments.

I hope you enjoyed these photos from my home tour. I took many more, but these were my favorites. It has been a crazy month already, so if I don't post again until after the 25th, I hope you all have a Merry Christmas!

Blessings, Heather