The Nickel Tour – Christmas 2013

Christmas decorating is going slowly for me this year but I am going to share a few rooms with you today.  Since I shared my Dream Tree here we are touring the bedroom first.  I added a white Santa to the Dream Tree vignette.

Dream Tree Santa

I love vintage bottles.  My daughter found this one for me last year.

Peace on Earth

The white nutcracker was an after Christmas buy at Target last year or the year before.

White Nutcracker

I ordered the zinc angel tags from Décor Steals when they were offered a few weeks ago.  Actually, I have a hard time not ordering more than I do from Décor Steals.  They always have the greatest offers.

Angel tag

The paperwhites were a gift from Carmen (the Southern Living plant expert) who taught the wreath and container design class at Rhoda’s house last week.  More to come about the class.

Paper Whites

Aqua and white ornaments are gathered in a metal plant basket.

Santa Sleigh

White Santa

Now we are moving on to the Family Room.   With the bookcases loaded down on either side of the mantel I decided to keep the Christmas Mantel simple.

Christmas Mantel 2

This globe is sitting on the green base but it isn’t attached.  You can pick it up to see different countries on the globe.  It’s a thrift store find.

Joy World

You may recognize the dark coasters from my 31 Day Pottery Barn Inspired series.  See the tutorial here.


You probably have guessed by now that I adore bottle brush trees.

Bottle Brush Tree

Don’t you love the little red truck I found at Wal-Mart?

Red Truck

 There is definitely more to come in the kitchen but here are a couple of photos.


My grandmother’s dough bowl makes a charming centerpiece with some greenery and baubles.

Dough Bowl

There is a little bit going on in the foyer.

Here is a preview of what is in the works for the Dining Room.


I’m glad you stopped by today and be sure to come back soon to see more Christmas decor.  If you don’t already subscribe to my blog be sure to sign up by e-mail, so you will never miss a post.  I would love for you to follow me on Pinterest here and if you e-mail me your Pinterest URL I will follow you back.  Thanks for visiting!



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  1. How lovely everything is.. Thanks for sharing your very festive home with us.

  2. So pretty…simply perfect touches 🙂

  3. oooh I love the white and blue and the adorable red car! Fabulous decor ideas. Come link up to Centerpiece Wednesday linky party that is live right now and share this with us.

  4. Anne Boykin says:

    Hi Sharon, I have a hard time staying away from Décor Steals too! Everything looks so lovely and what’s not to love about a red truck at Christmas? Thank you for sharing your home with us. Happy Holidays!

  5. I am loving the shiny red truck with the tree! That’s my favorite décor of yours.


  6. Thanks so much for linking up to the Really Last Minute Christmas Link Party! I love your decor! Gorgeous! I have an obsession with blue vintage bottles…what a great idea to use them for the holidays.

  7. Your home tour is beautiful! I love that mounted steer head. Is it ceramic? I’m sort of wishing I hadn’t read about the Decor Steals though. That could get me in a lot of trouble;) Thanks for linking up to the “Really Last Minute Christmas Link Party!”


  1. […] It started with the small Christmas trees that I picked up in thrift store earlier this year.  There were three exactly alike in little galvanized buckets.  They were less than $2 each so I couldn’t pass them up.  I tried them in ironstone urns that I have but without taking them out of the buckets they wouldn’t fit so I placed them in some large black urns that I have.   I used the third tree on the little wicker table as shown in my Nickel Tour here. […]

  2. […]  Here is how everything looked as I loaded it in the back of my SUV the day of the party.  The paperwhites were a gift from Carmen.  You can see how I used mine as part of my Christmas decor in this post. […]

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