Sunday, December 6, 2015

Home for Christmas, Home Tour & Blog Hop

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Hello, and welcome to the Hometalk.com and CountryLiving.com Christmas Home Tour and Blog Hop.  Settle in with a mug of something warm and yummy because there are many wonderful homes and Christmas ideas to see.

Decorating a new home for the holidays for the first time is a fun challenge.  You no longer have all those set places where your favorite Christmas decor goes, you need different decor and need to have the ol' thinking cap on to make it all work in a new space.

I enjoyed the challenge, and along with the decorating a new home challenge, I have been busy creating new things for my winter woodland theme.

In the next week or two I will share more details and how-tos for some of what you see. 
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Christmas decor, woodland, winter decor, Christmas home, country living, hometalk
I changed out my L's for H's on my gallery wall so it says ho-ho-ho.  I also added a few Christmas signs and photos.
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A bowl of lights and pinecoes smell delicious with some do terra holiday essential oil sprinkled on the pinecones.
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Christmas gallery wall, ho-ho sign, Christmas decor, christmas ideas, hometalk, country living, http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2015/12/home-for-christmas-home-tour-blog-hop.html
The stockings are hung by the chimney with care.
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DIY stockings, stocking upcycle, Christmas decor, home for Christmas, country living, antler stocking holder, http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2015/12/home-for-christmas-home-tour-blog-hop.html
We bought a new tree after Christmas last year.  Had we known we would be buying a new house with 12 foot ceilings we would have bought taller than 7 1/2'. I put the tree up on an old wagon to give it some height.
Christmas tree, woodland, winter, christmas decor, woodland tree, old wagon, country living,hometalk, old schoolhouse, http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2015/12/home-for-christmas-home-tour-blog-hop.html

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I made simple wreaths for the 80 year old windows in my great room.
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And, my Christmas dishes are set.
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Christmas decor, Christmas table setting, woodland decor, Christmas dishes, Hometalk, Country Living, http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2015/12/home-for-christmas-home-tour-blog-hop.html

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I made a garland for the library rails and added a few Christmas photos and items to the bookshelves.
garland, libraray, CHRISTMAS, OLD SCHOOLHOUSE, http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2015/12/home-for-christmas-home-tour-blog-hop.html

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My kitchen door that leads to the mudroom.
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I have two porches to decorate.  The front porch is seldom used because there is no walkway to it (yet), so I kept it simple.
Christmas Porch, christmas decor, pallet tree, reindeer, wreath, old schoolhouse,http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2015/12/home-for-christmas-home-tour-blog-hop.html

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And the breezeway porch that connects the garage and mudroom.
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Christmas Porch Decor, http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2015/12/home-for-christmas-home-tour-blog-hop.html

Christmas Porch Decor, http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2015/12/home-for-christmas-home-tour-blog-hop.html

Christmas Porch Decor, http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2015/12/home-for-christmas-home-tour-blog-hop.html

Christmas Porch Decor, http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2015/12/home-for-christmas-home-tour-blog-hop.html
Thank you for visiting my blog and taking my home tour.  Now check out all the other homes. 

22 comments:

  1. Wow! Your own is so unique! I wanna see it I person. The wagon and tree combo is perfect! Love the lights in your gallery wall and your tablescape and table is my fav!!! So cozy! I want your table!!!

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    1. Thank you Sara, I had fun decorating and even my somewhat reluctant teen said, "I love it in here, it is so Christmasy!"

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  2. I love your table setting, so perfect! The porches look so inviting and the homemade wreaths...you have such special touches going on all over the place that are just so festive and fun!!

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    1. Thank you Michelle, I had fun and now I can sit back and enjoy it!

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  3. Becky, your new home is so cool! I love your gallery walls and book shelves. The school house was a good move for you and your family.

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    1. Thank you Carlene--sometimes I still can't believe I live in an old schoolhouse!

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  4. Becky, I have been on a sabbatical of sorts.. We have been busy remodeling our old farmhouse.. making it our own.I have missed your buying of your home...I just love it! I love the library area...awesome! I cannot wait to see what you continue to do with things...Have a great week. Blessings!

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    1. Thank you. It certainly is a project as it sounds like you can attest to, but it has been fun.

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  5. You're making great progress on your home, and it looks so festive and cozy for Christmas!

    ~Angie

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    1. Thanks Angie--we have checked off 23 projects from our list of 93. Hopefully 10 more will get done ove the Christmas break.

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  6. What a super charming home you have...so many gorgeous element, Christmas time or not! That sled under your tree is darling!

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  7. So homey and comfy-cozy! I've always wanted to live in an old schoolhouse. There are lots of empty ones in northwestern WI where I live. But I love my old farmhouse, too! It was built over 100 years ago by Norwegian immigrants and we're the only other family that's lived in it. Yours is one of my favorite blogs! God bless and merry Christmas!

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  8. Becky,
    You home is gorgeous! I am drooling over your dining table. LOL, you created a warm and cozy home. Lovely!

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  9. Love the porch decor! And the tree is gorgeous!!

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  10. I love your home, so pretty! My favorites has to be the deer antlers holding the stockings and the Ho Ho Ho on your gallery wall! Merry Christmas!

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  11. Oh wow, I LOVE your old school house home - so charming! I love the way you've decorated it both from an interior design and holiday decorating perspective. Love the wreaths in the old windows. Very nice! Pinning to share :)

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  12. Your new home / old school house is looking amazing, Becky! That table setting got me... wow. That area is a stunner!

    And your library... wow! WOW! I want to come and read! :)

    And that bank of windows with the wreaths, stole my heart!

    Gorgeous!

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  13. Love christmas for all reasons. But in a vanity sense, love christmas for the red... love red on the decor! Your house looks very cozy. It's great!

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Thanks so much for taking the time to comment, I really appreciate your kind words!

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