A Very Merry mini Christmas Home Tour 2013

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

"Something about Christmas time,
that makes you wish it was Christmas everyday..."
                                         (-Bryan Adams)

Seven days until Christmas!
...it's creeping upon us quickly!
That saddens me a little, I certainly would like to enjoy it for a little while longer.

But nonetheless, I'll value that time remaining with family as we savor this festive season while reflecting on the the true meaning of Christmas.

One aspect I love about Christmas is "decking the halls."
If you follow my blog, you may notice I changed things this year, 
which was fun!

The foyer table was the only area that didn't receive a new look,
just a few minor changes.

Over the years, I've gone from a 12' artificial,  to a live, smaller tree,
to this 15 (give or take a few) years old 8' artificial in this spot.
I wanted to finish my decorating before Thanksgiving,  due to planned traveling afterwards, ...so, out came the oldie stand-by, which consequently had to be restrung entirely with new lights.

Loving the two new glam pillows from Stein Mart!

I have a thing for pillows,  I'll admit!
The festive bulldog one below, was a junkin' find last year in Burlington,  NC.

The tree was anchored in an old slighty rusted metal tub.

The pretty Waterford Star Ornament was found recently by my MIL at a local thrift store.

The vignette atop the piano includes two vintage toy trucks, 
a Tonka and Buddy L.

And this is my favorite Christmas decoration... the retro toy pedal car decked out for the season.

Isn't it precious?!?

Maybe, just maybe,
...Santa will fix my "technical problems" for Christmas,
and I can once again blog from my laptop, ...with edited pictures.
...I can dream...

Until then, bear with me!  :)

I'll be back Friday to share a few shots from my kitchen.


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  1. Know this... When that yellow car and those two red trucks go missing, you better believe I and two little elf helpers drove out of your house at breakneck speed! So cute!



  2. Love your vintage trucks and ohhhhhh that yellow taxi is too cute. Love it all. Very festive.

  3. If I get there first Magpie will miss that little yellow car and those tree filled trucks. I love them!!!! Beautiful home..........Merry Christmas

  4. Rhonda, everything looks so beautiful! I love your tree and that taxi car...it's so stinkin' cute!

  5. Your home looks so pretty and festive. I love the glitter pillows but I adore the car and trucks you have scattered around. They are fabulous!

  6. Awesome!! I love that your home is so festive but not over done. Merry Christmas!

  7. Your home is so beautiful…so enjoyed the tour and love the pedal car!!!


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