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

Tuesday 12/13 HOLIDAY HOME LINK UP PARTY


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!

Friday, December 2, 2016

Modern Rustic Christmas Dining Room

Hello Everybody!!!!

Today marks the first day of one of the Holiday Home Tours I will be participating in this year!

Hosted by Amy & Christy of 11 Magnolia Lane and
Jenny of Evolution of Style Blog


I am truly very excited to get the chance to showcase my home this Holiday season along with all these fantastic bloggers. I mean, I am just so very lucky, that other than the awesome list above, I'll be joining another tour with other equally inspiring bloggers along  Marty from A Stroll Thru Life here...



I will post the list of all the tour dates and homes for your visual pleasure below. But for now, to get you hopefully, even more excited, I'm sharing my Christmas Dining room this year!



I call it "Modern Rustic" since I have a lot of rustic elements in my decor this year and of course, since my style overall is Contemporary Traditional, I had to incorporate some modern themes into it too!

In love with my HUNTERS HALLOW Fresh Table Centerpiece from LYNCH CREEK FARMS

We were lucky to be sponsored this year by the wonderful company LYNCH CREEK FARMS for our fresh greens in our home! Thank you so very much! My Centerpiece arrived perfectly nestled in careful packaging and if I could only describe to you how it all smelled fresh from the box, heavenly!


I added the red berries and eggs just because I did not want mama bird to be lonely ;-)


Simple table setting with my Fire King set and milk glass goblet
I love these chalkboard like placemats I scored from IKEA and I made this Faux Gingerbread ornamants from Cardboard and puffy paint! I enjoyed making them so much, I filled a whole tree!

Ta-da!
I even made the Gingerbread houses!

Truly a fun and super easy project





And at night...



I truly hope you enjoyed this short tour, I can't wait to share the rest of our home to you! And please don't forget to check out the other fabulous home tours below, there will also be a Link-up Party on December 13 so I can check out your home as well!

Have A Fabulous Weekend!


VEL


 Would love to hear your thoughts! Please share away...

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

Saturday December 3 

Sunday December 4

Monday December 5 

Tuesday December 6 

Wednesday December 7 

Thursday December 8 

Friday December 9 

Saturday December 10 

Sunday December 11 

Monday December 12 

Tuesday 12/13 HOLIDAY HOME LINK UP

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!