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    A Holiday Grand Finale: Christmas Home Tour 2017

    A stunning historic home decorated for Christmas with traditional and vintage style

    Happy New Year! How are you spending the holiday? Our family is comfy and cozy enjoying a quiet night inside. Over the weekend we had a light snow that made for some very cold and slick conditions, so we are just happy to be safe and warm at home together. This evening I am wrapping up the holidays here on the blog by sharing a Christmas home tour “grand finale” for 2017!

    Festive Christmas front porch

    This year there were many “plaid tidings” and vintage Christmas goodies to explore in our 1921 yellow brick home! A very old and rare blow mold Santa standing on an antique, chippy pressed back chair greeted guests at the front door which gave a hint of what types of treasures awaited inside.

    Christmas home tour 2017 front porch

    Come on in out of the cold and take one last look at Christmas 2017 with me!

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    Christmas, Junkin' Finds

    A Timeless New Year’s Eve Vignette

    A Quick and Easy Vintage New Year's Eve Vignette using vintage finds

    Hello everyone! I hope you are enjoying the day and getting excited about the start of a brand new year! I am taking a break from working on my last Christmas post from 2017 to wish you all a Happy New Year’s Eve! Here is a “timeless New Year’s Eve vignette” I just came up with this morning to celebrate the special occasion.

    Use vintage Christmas decor as New Year's Eve decor

    I think it is quite sweet, and it was really easy to put together.  Although most everything in the vignette actually is old and does show the patina of time, there is just something about classic and vintage decor is timeless to me!

    Adorable vintage kissing angels Christmas

    This year my wonderful vintage junkin’ Mother surprised me with these adorable vintage kissing angels for Christmas. It really was a suprise, because these sweeties are just the kinds of collectibles she loves too. She is always putting others first! I know it was hard for her not to hoard these junkin’ finds! This morning I was just “shopping the house” for something quick to use for a New Year’s Eve vignette and I got the idea to use the figures in a cloche display.

    Use vintage Christmas decor as New Year's Eve decor

    I already had a winter vignette inside this rusty old “cloche” (a junkin’ find, I really have no idea what it is…but it’s rusty, crusty, chippy, white goodness and I love it!)  using antlers, chippy salvaged tub claw feet, an old mirror and  distressed shabby candlestick. I just added the angels, a couple of ivory bottle brush trees, some pieces of my sheet music paper chain and a vintage watch clock face. I hung one large mercury glass bulb from the top (kissing ball, disco ball or New Year’s Eve ball depending on your imagination) and this little vignette came together like magic!

    Shabby Chic brocante vintage New Year's Eve vignette chippy salvage

    The clock is not pointing to midnight, but that is okay…true love is timeless!

    Creative New Year's Eve vintage vignette

    Sweet and Creative New Year's cloche display

    I simply love this sweet vignette and since it has such a wintry look I will keep it out for at least another week or so.  All the chippy, shabby shades of white here are making me a bit excited for some fresh decor looks and home projects in 2018! After experimenting with some color the past few years, I have plans to add even more white and neutral tones back into my home with chippy salvage, more distressed furniture pieces, ironstone, and any other bits of white I can get my hands on.  I know that color is predicted to be big in 2018, but I always follow my heart when it comes to decorating. This next year will be about embracing all the things I love about life!

    I hope all of you have a safe and Happy New Year’s Eve full of beauty, love, and happiness! My God bless you richly in the upcoming year!


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    Christmas Home Highlights 2016

    Beautiful traditional and Christmas home tour

    It’s the fourth day of Christmas! Well, technically it’s the fourth day after Christmas, and we are snowed in with icy roads here in Eastern KY. I am using this time to get my blog caught up with some Christmas posts that I didn’t have time to post in the holiday whirlwind of the past few weeks. This season I had a chance to share a full Holiday Music Room Tour and recently my Cottage Christmas Kitchen Tour, but I am just now finishing up all the photos of the rest of our home for Christmas 2017.  Tomorrow I hope to share one last Christmas tour of the season with a few New Year’s themed vignettes too, so I do hope you will come back for a final farewell to the holiday season!

    Around this time last year I was still in the planning stages of switching over from my old blog and making plans to launch Follow The Yellow Brick Home, so I mainly used Instagram to share my Christmas decor and all of the photos were just taken on the iPhone I had at the time. Today we will be taking a look back at some Christmas Home Highlights 2016 from those Instagram posts.

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