There are all kinds of Home Tours. In Real Estate we tour homes all year whether New Homes, Re-sale or now so popular with on line videos and drone shots showing entire neighborhoods.
This Holiday Season, I have been on Christmas Home Tours in Temecula and Julian California. Viewing up to four homes in each tour. Although I have seen some beautiful Christmas decor and incredible home designs ranging from a 200 sq ft cottage to stately manors, I’ve always loved just going home.
This is my last post for 2017 and with Christmas nearly here so it’s only natural to do my own Home Tour.
I do my own thing , not for everyone but I love it. I have friends tell me I should have my home in a Holiday Home Tour but that’s not for me. I would rather share with you in my blog…easier on the flooring!!
~Bailey’s Christmas Home Tour, 2017~
I thought I’d be different and start with the outside of my home. I have a very small yard and an amazing deck overlooking the lake so here are just a few photos before we go inside.
I’m starting with my shed!!
Here’s a peek at my workbench where I do my thing! I love this shed so much.
Doug made this shed out of old fencing…hard to believe it would hold so many great memories and fun creations for me.
I could easily spend my day fiddling around!
But onward around to the deck…
Simple, but still Rustic…I’m going for a little more clean lines in my outside decor..
In previous blogs I’ve shared our deck makeover. Even though our yard is small, this is one big deck. It’s really nice and it was fun decorating it differently this year.
Check out my blog post on our deck makeover.
Simple greens fill an old bucket..
Now through to the front porch, you can see how simple I’ve made it. In the past I would have garlands surrounding my front door but after renovating the outside of our home, I didn’t want to cover it up.
The rustic distressed wood trees embellish my porch as well as my deck. They really compliment the cedar porch ceilings and front door!
As you enter the front door…. I use simple greens and holly to embellish my families photos that line the entrance. Little things make a big impact!
We were fortunate when we renovated our home to really give it an open floor plan so our living room immediately greets you with a split level and iron railings that lead you down to the living room,dining room and kitchen…
Then the tree !
I put a lot into my tree designs…Next year I just might do a flocked tree but this year I filled our tree with garlands of berries, holly with rustic twine and burlap ribbon but ornaments of only red and crystal. It’s one of my favorites.
Our living room is small but cozy in red plaids and lots of distressed wood made into more trees, boxes, signs, and of course barn doors…
Our Grand-kids and Little Niece and Nephew Stockings are always hung on an antique rake we’ve had for years with a sign made by my sister Linda that reads,
“All The Stockings Were Hung”…
Memories from some of my Father and Mother are precious keepsakes that hold a special place in my heart and on my side table…
And of course the walls are filled with my Doug’s winter photography. I love my winter walls…
Christmas Florals sit on Doug’s Piano and our Christmas family photo has a place on an antique hutch we found 30 years ago…
And the Dining Room I purposed to be open and inviting, with an antique 9 Ft Table and Hutch that was originally from France and found in an old barn…
My hutch filled with my grandmothers China and putter given to me by my boys one Christmas when they were just kids along with my collection of white pitchers…
Using my desk I made a temporary Coffee and Hot Chocolate station ….
The kitchen was interesting when we renovated…it had an L shape peninsula that we removed, trying to make the room more open.
We found this cart at a garage sale, perfect size for a great island. The character it adds is amazing!! Industrial Farmhouse …. I do all my baking food prep on it and it fits 4 stools perfectly! What a find!
And butcher block counter tops are filled with Christmas cherished platters that come out yearly for baked goodies!Are you getting tired??
On to my Bedrooms N Baths..
Here’s just a peek…
I’m ridiculous with pillows…yes I am and I’m not apologizing for it.
The Head Board is made from Barn Wood from an Amish Farm my sister salvaged for me and the sign we made out of distressed wood with metal made by Kelly from
Far Away Hood!
Our Kiddos room we fill with cherished memories of Christmas Past…
I fill this window hutch with my Santa collections and photos of my grand kids from Christmas’s past…The blue cottage was my mothers!
And with small bathrooms, we made a barn door to separate the rooms…And shelves again made from discarded wood… and garage sale finds…
Doug’s office is the only room not filled with Christmas Red so I kept it completely natural to compliment the blue statement wall…
The lamps I got on Black Friday with the description of Driftwood desk lamps. Two for $100 including the shades on Amazon Prime. I got them and they are more like Antlers but I love them…
So that is pretty much a snapshot literally of our home tour but I would love to share with you one more.
I mentioned that I went on a Home Tour in Julian. I was so grateful to visit the home of Jim and Mary Brinson who just completed their gorgeous home in Julian.
They are now opening as an AirBnB they call “The Crooked Pine Farmhouse”!
If you like Fixer Upper, you will love this home.
With the owners permission, I took a few photos during the tour and made it into a short video for you to enjoy. I wish I could of taken better quality photos but this isn’t bad considering I had a house full of ladies in my way!!
If you love this home like I know you will, you can contact Jim at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Here is the link for the video…enjoy !
Click on Link: Crooked Pine Airbnb
And I hope you also enjoyed my little home tour. I hope it shows you don’t have to have a large home to make it your Christmas Haven…
Merry Christmas and God Bless!~~~ Oise
See you New Years, 2018!