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The Twelve Posts of Christmas “Best of the Holidays”

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

Beautiful French Country Vintage and Traditional Christmas decorating ideas Christmas Home Tour Green and Gold Christmas

Christmas Tour of Homes “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!

 

Elegant Vintage French Country Christmas Home Tour Beautiful Dress From Christmas Tree

 

Easy Christmas Porch Decor Ideas

Easy Christmas Porch Decorating Ideas Farmhouse Porch Decor

Christmas Festival Blog Hop: 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.

 

Farmhouse Christmas by sheholdsdearly.com

She Holds Dearly

 

 

 

The Holly and The Ivy Christmas Swag

Christmas Swag using fresh holly and ivy

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

Vintage Christmas Ideas French Country Christmas and Old World European Christmas decorating Ideas

It’s Simply Christmas! Embracing The Beauty of Simple and Elegant Old World Christmas Style

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

Beautiful Farmhouse Christmas Kitchen Tour

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

Gluten Free Vegan gingerbread cookie recipe

Delicious Gluten Free and 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)

VIntage Mrs. Claus Collectible Ornaments

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 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

Decorating for Christmas with a musical theme

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!

 

Beautiful burlap music pillow with French Script and Christmas carols

 

A Traditional and Festive Christmas Tablescape

A Traditional and Festive Christmas Tablescape

A Festive and Traditional 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.

 

 

Christmas Crafts

Charming DIY Victorian Style Christmas Ornaments

Charming DIY Victorian Style Christmas Ornaments

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

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

DIY Nordic Christmas gnomes DIY holiday gnomes DIY scandinavian gnomes DIY Swedish gnomesEasy 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!

Amber

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5 Comments

  • Reply Sarah

    This is delightful look back at amazing inspiration, Amber. Thank you for putting this post together. I look forward to what you have to share with us this season. Thanks!

    December 4, 2019 at 9:09 pm
  • Reply Marilyn Lesniak

    Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too! Happy Holiday!

    December 5, 2019 at 2:25 pm
  • Reply Cecilia

    What a beautiful assortment of vintage Christmas posts, Amber! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

    December 11, 2019 at 11:10 am
  • Reply Kerryanne

    Your home is filled with such gorgeous Christmas inspiration Amber. I can hardly wait to see what you have in store for us this year.
    Thank you for sharing your Twelve Posts of Christmas at Create, bake, Grow & Gather this week. I’m delighted to be featuring it at tomorrow night’s party and pinning too.
    Hugs,
    Kerryanne

    December 12, 2019 at 5:30 am
  • Reply Kim | Shiplap and Shells

    Every detail is so beautiful Amber!

    July 31, 2020 at 8:42 pm
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