Happy December dear friends! I hope you all had a blessed Thanksgiving. It’s the most wonderful (and busiest) time of the year! I have spent the past few days decking the halls, but I still have a few details to finish up before sharing any of this year’s decor. Today I thought I would share a round up of my top “12 Posts of Christmas” (the best of the holidays at Follow The Yellow Brick Home) that you can check out while you are waiting to see our home all decked out for the holidays this year. Enjoy the holiday inspiration!
A Warm Holiday Welcome
In a Warm Holiday Welcome I shared the very first looks at our home decorated for Christmas 2018. My favorite area is always our “Christmas Room” (as the music room is always called during the holidays). My festive dress form was my favorite creation last year. It will be making a reappearance this year too!
Easy Christmas Porch Decor Ideas
Last year I was part of fun Christmas Festival Blog Hop featuring Christmas porches. I shared a few pictures of my own porch and some other beautiful porches from Pinterest for inspiration.
The Holly and The Ivy Christmas Swag
For Christmas 2018 I adorned our front door with a door swag inspired by the old Christmas carol, The Holly and The Ivy. I designed the swag around a whitewashed wooden treble clef and used fresh holly and ivy from around our front porch to create a unique music-themed swag.
“It’s Simply Christmas” Home Tour
I love all styles of vintage Christmas including retro and kitchsy, but I really adore old world and traditional Christmas decor which evokes that old, elegant European feel.
Last year I used my favorite green velvet throughout the house for the holidays. You’ll be seeing more green on this year’s tour too.
A Merry and Bright Farmhouse Christmas Kitchen
The kitchen is where you will find most of my vintage Christmas kitsch and fun farmhouse Christmas decor.
Whether I am having Christmas fun with Rae Dunn or decorating with a little sweet Christmas treats theme, the kitchen is always one of my favorite areas to decorate for the holidays.
Last year the tobacco basket swag I made for the breakfast nook corner of our kitchen was featured in Country Sampler Farmhouse Style magazine. I am creating a new tobacco basket swag for the same spot this year.
Delicious Gluten Free & Vegan Gingerbread Cookies
Speaking of sweet Christmas treats, I can’t wait to make my delicious gluten free and vegan gingerbread cookies. If you like gingerbread you simply must try this recipe. You will never know they are “allergy-friendly.” Yum!
Let’s Hear it for Mrs. Claus (The Unsung Christmas Heroine)
I love Mrs. Claus! I only have a small collection of vintage Mrs. Claus items which inspired me to write a post all about Mrs. Claus and how she deserves a little Christmas credit. This was one of my favorite and creative posts to write!
Creating a Cozy Christmas with Vintage Christmas Vignettes
Creating vintage Christmas vignettes is one of my very favorite holiday traditions. I love playing around with all my vintage Christmas treasures and finding new ways to combine them with my other antiques and collectibles. This post is definitely for the vintage Christmas lovers!
Have Yourself A Merry Musical Christmas
Last year I hosted the Merry Musical Blog Hop and it was truly a blast! As a music teacher I am always curious to see how everyone incorporates music in their homes. At the end of the post you will find links to 25 other bloggers’ fun posts highlighting their Christmas music decor and Christmas music traditions. So interesting!
A Traditional and Festive Christmas Tablescape
In 2018 I created a festive and traditional tablescape using traditional Christmas colors, touches of gold for elegance and Christmas fruits and evergreens for the old world look I love. I loved the tablescape so much that I am planning to do something similar this year with just a few changes.
Charming DIY Victorian Style Christmas Ornaments
These pretty and shabbilicious ornaments are super easy to make. They would make great gifts too.
Simple and Elegant Fresh Cranberry, Sage, and Bay Leaf Garland
This beautiful garland is so perfect for adding a special touch around your home for Thanksgiving or Christmas.
Easy as Magic DIY Christmas Gnomes
My Easy as Magic DIY Christmas Gnomes have been wildly popular year round! Check out the post to see how truly easy they are to make. I plan to make some more this weekend with a little bit of a different look, so be looking for that post soon!
I hope you have enjoyed this round up of my favorite holiday posts and that you found a few you would like to check out in case you missed them last year. Tomorrow I will be sharing some Christmas door decor ideas for the Christmas Door Decor blog hop and next week I will be sharing my first Christmas home tour of the season. I do hope you will be visiting “the yellow brick home” often during the holidays. I love sharing the season with you, dear readers!
Thanks for visiting today!