A Very Merry Christmas Home Tour

Happy Holidays and Come on in!

Welcome! I’m so glad that you stopped by!   I love sharing simple  and  clever decorating ideas to inspire you to love and enjoy your lovely home.  I have been working hard decorating and re-decorating to be a part of this Christmas Home tour.  There will be fabulous Holiday Home Tours all this week. Keep reading for the blogs that are on tour today.

Christmas Home Tour

 A Very Merry Christmas Home Tour

 Welcome to Charlotte, North Carolina . We  have lived in our home for three years.

The green front door is what lured us in and was my first place to start holiday decorating.

Christmas Home Tour by Paper and Fox

My oldest son has declared that we need to collect nutcrackers and so we have started the collection.  My husband scored these two nutcrackers at a charity sale for a whopping $5 a piece. Awesome right.

I admittedly have a “black thumb” or at least a distracted thumb when it comes to plants.

I picked up a mix of artificial plants  and stuffed them in the planters. For Realz.

My Charlotte doormat looks festive in between the nutcrackers.

Christmas Home Tour Spray-painted wreath

My wreath is over 10 years old and was white with clear beads in a former life.

  It was looking dingy so I coated the wreath with red spray paint and attached one white poinsettia flower. Before you toss something in the trash, try giving it a facelift. Spray-paint fixes almost everything.

Christmas Home Tour | Paper and Fox

I was really excited to decorate my newly painted fireplace this year.  Last year it was so dark you could barely see he decorations. My goal was to keep it red, gold, white with a touch of black.  I picked up garland from the dollar store and spray-painted it gold. Why not , right? On the mantle is my beaded Christmas tree, nutcracker and holiday decorations. I re-covered the seat cushion with black and white striped fabric. The cushion provides seating and also protects the  kiddo’s noggins.


Christmas Home Tour | decorating a fireplace

I created easy pom pom garland to drape the Christmas Stockings.

I felt like such an adult this year when I put of matching Christmas stalkings.


Christmas Home Tour | Bunting

I hung my book page garland over a white mirror.  This cost absolutely nothing and it looks lovely.

Christmas Home Tour | Decorating a Mantle

My DIY “Merry”sign is peaking at you from around the corner.


Phase 2 is decorating is the tree.  Phase 2 is still under construction. With a two year old in the house, glass ornaments are a no-no.  I found a great collection of plastic and cute ornaments from IKEA .  They are fantastic right?  I can’t wait to get the tree up and decorated. I hope that you enjoyed my Christmas Home Tour.  Don’t forget to  stop by and visit the other amazing blogger’s home tours below.


Monday collage

A House Full of Sunshine

Lovely Etc.

Bigger Than The Three of Us

May Richer Fuller Be

Paper and Fox

Delineate Your Dwelling


XOXO Carmody









18 Responses to A Very Merry Christmas Home Tour

  1. Chaney December 1, 2014 at 11:33 am #

    Beautiful home! I love your mantle decor and how you gave so many items new life with a little paint :).

  2. Karen @ a house full of sunshine December 1, 2014 at 3:29 pm #

    This is lovely, Carmody! My favourites are the pom-pom garland (TOO cute!!) and the book page garland. And those nutcrackers for $5 each??? Holy moly! Buy of the decade! They look awesome standing guard at your front door. Thank you for showing us through your home!

  3. Kendra @ www.joyinourhome.com December 1, 2014 at 7:30 pm #

    So lovely Carmody! Can you please send me an email? You won My Christmas Gift Guide giveaway on my blog! :) thx! Have a wonderful week!

    • carmody December 2, 2014 at 3:37 pm #

      Thank you so much Kendra! I am super excited about winning the print from Red Letter Words!

  4. My Creative Daysl December 2, 2014 at 11:31 am #

    Love the mantel! It all looks so perfect for the holidays!

    • carmody December 2, 2014 at 3:38 pm #

      Thank you so much!

  5. Corey @ Tinysidekick December 2, 2014 at 12:32 pm #

    Everything looks so beautiful! Love your fireplace with all of the stockings :)

  6. Alicia @ thrifty and chic December 3, 2014 at 12:40 pm #

    I love your front door! I wish I was daring enough to have that color on mine :) It looks beautiful! And your mantel/fireplace looks so inviting and cozy! Beautiful :)

  7. Ashley @ 3 Little Greenwoods December 4, 2014 at 2:00 pm #

    It is so much fun peeking into everyone’s home to spy on their Christmas decor!

    I could just hug your neck for admitting you stuck faux plants inside your planters! That’s a brilliant idea that I am so stealing.

    I would love for you to share this post {and others} at my Show Me Saturday linky party this weekend. My readers would love your decor!
    ~ Ashley

  8. Roxanne December 4, 2014 at 2:58 pm #

    I love the wreath, I can’t believe it was almost garbage! Great job!

  9. theblueeyeddove December 4, 2014 at 7:41 pm #

    Everything looks great, Carmody! That Pom Pom garland is too cute and looks great on your mantel. Happy Holidays :)

  10. Gretchen@BoxyColonial December 8, 2014 at 5:42 pm #

    Love those nutcrackers by your front door–what a great deal you got on them!!


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