Thursday, December 15, 2016

Christmas Home Tour 2016

Real Christmas tree/ DIY180/ Ornaments/

Merry Christmas and welcome to the Christmas Home Tour 2016. I'm so happy to be apart of the tour hosted by "Stacy - Not Just A Housewife." If you're joining me from Rhoda - Southern Hospitality, welcome and I'm so glad you are here. Isn't Rhoda's home beautiful?

Today I am sharing my real live Christmas tree decor. I love Christmas traditional colors like red, green and gold. I miss having a large living room, but some how I made this 8 ft tree work in this small room. Come on in and thank you for being here. 

For the past two years we had a real tree and I love it. I didn't think I would, but I do. I love the smell and when Christmas is over, I just cut the tree up and use it in our fire pit. Pretty awesome!

Every year, I always say I am going to change my snowmen ornaments out for new ones, but I just can't, they are so darn sweet and I've had them for 15 years. Every year I buy a new snowman ornament and somehow it just works with our tree.

I added these word ornaments this year, which I love.

Isn't this window snowman the cutiest? 
DIY180/ Real Christmas tree/ ornamentments/ Christmas decor
I have many glass ornaments on my tree and not one has broken in 15 years. Do you see my new "Merry Christmas sign"? The sign has led lights as well. We don't have a mantle so I have to improvise, by hanging my stocking above my vintage Ethan Allan bench

Thank you so much for joining me today! Next stop on the Christmas tour is Toni - Design Dazzle. I can't wait for you to see here beautiful home. 

You can see all the talented home tours from today by clicking on the links below. Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy!

Stacy Risenmay - Stacy Risenmay
Marie Chorak - Blooming Homestead
Megan Bray - Balancing Home
Rhoda Vickers - Southern Hospitality
Vanessa Lundblad - DIY 180
Toni Roberts - Design Dazzle
Jessica Wangelin - Decor Adventures
Amy deMik - Commona My House
Vanessa Barker - Our Thrifty Ideas


  1. I love i! I wish we could have a live tree. My mom has severe allergies and since she pops by often, we opted for artificial. Thanks for participating in the tour this year!!!

  2. Beautiful! I love ❤️ your home! Sharing this to spread some holiday cheer.

  3. Such a pretty home tour, Vanessa!

  4. Lovely decor Vanessa.thanks for a peek into your home. Merry Christmas.

  5. Yaay Vanessa, I love to see your beautiful home all decked out for the holidays! Your Christmas tree with those cute snowman ornaments is my favorite, they're all so chubby and cute! :)

  6. Vanessa,
    Your home is beautifully decked out for the Holidays!! Thanks so much for all your visits..

  7. You have such a beautiful home Vanessa! I just love your tree and that star is gorgeous :) Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy Holidays!

  8. I'm so inspired by your beautiful holiday decor. Everything is absolutely lovely. Have a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

  9. I love it! Especially the sweet little nativity...

  10. Very pretty! Love the Christmas ideas

  11. Such a pretty tree! I love the nativity at it's base. :) <3

  12. So pretty and festive! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

    Jennifer @ Fiddle Dee Dee

  13. I really like your wreath of the big classic lightbulbs. I never though to re-use those for something! Your home is beautiful!

  14. Beautiful Vanessa! I know what you mean about ornaments, some are so special that you just HAVE to hang them! Best wishes for a blessed and happy Christmas! xoKathleen


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