Saturday, December 11, 2010

Holiday Home Tour (part 1)

Welcome! Come on in.
I've been decking the halls. This is on my front door-little vintage looking sequin Santa.
Here's the living room, with newly painted black chairs and red pillows for Christmas. I love having a white slipcover- you can decorate in any color for any season.
I made these pillows a few years ago, different styles, but all Santas.
My little drop front desk is next to the couch. Usually it's closed, but I open it to decorate for the seasons. This year I decided to do a vintage elf theme.
I found the mushrooms at the thrift store(they were turquoise) and painted them up to shelter this little elf.
Found the oil lamp at a thrift/antique store in Waxahatchie, Texas . Little red guy hanging on for dear life!
If you have been following my blog, you know I like to decorate the piano ledge for my students. Rudolph's Christmas was actually my book, when I was a kid. I guess that means I'm vintage too. I love to use old sheet music or vintage magazine covers in frames. The little flocked ornie was from my tree when I grew up. It was always my favorite ornament.

On to the dining room. I found this pretty little thing awhile back and just had to have it. Pewter set behind it was from my Grandparents.
Miniature beaded tree, that was a kit from years ago, sits on a vintage tablecloth.
The oak piece above the door to the kitchen is from an old head board, that I got years ago at a garage sale. The vintage hanging light was the first thing I ever bought on Ebay.
This sits in my entryway. It's full of music ornaments, many of which I have received as gifts from my students through the years.
So here is part one. Hope you enjoyed my little tour. Joining Between Naps on the Porch.and Christmas Tour of Homes. Family room and kitchen to be shown soon.
I hope you all have gotten your decorations up and out, and are getting into the spirit of the season. I've still got shopping and baking to do, but that's the fun part(well, the baking anyway).


  1. Be careful Leslie. Those elves look like they are plotting something, especially the one having a little rest under the shroom! I love how you've decked your halls, especially the white sofa with the red pillows. Stunning!

  2. Absolutely Beautiful & Very Festive !
    I love all the Vintage Decor !
    Merry Christmas !

  3. Hi Leslie,
    Love it all!! BUT, my favorite would have to be the vintage oil lamp. Oh my, it just took my breath away. I've never seen one with those decorations/paintings. The little elf hanging on the top is a very cute touch. It's all in the details and you've certainly hit it right on!!
    Yes, now to baking and a little more shopping.:o)
    Hope your son arrived home safely.
    The Tattered Tassel

  4. Hello! I am visiting from Met Monday. Your toadstools caught my eye. For some reason, during this holiday season, I have become quite enamored with cute little toadstools!

    I really enjoyed your holiday home tour. Will there be a part 2?

  5. Your decorations are the best. Especially like the oil lamp and mushrooms! And of course, the elves! Cool idea w/ the music ornies in the white bowl too. Impressed that you made the pillows. Maybe you should open an Etsy store! ;)

  6. Nev-ah mind...I see that you already have an Etsy store! :)

  7. Your house is absolutely charming, and I really really enjoyed your tour! I am quite sure that your students love coming for the piano lessons.

  8. Your home is vintage-lovely and I LOVE all the decor and your placements! Great job!

  9. Oh Leslie! Everything is so very darling! I keep looking and seeing something more. So charming. Can I ask what pattern you used for the felt/wool Santa pillow? I love it so much. How fun is that oil lamp?! (you lucky, what a find!)
    I am ready to throw in the towel over here - I have holiday thoughts in my head but they are not moving down my body into my hands and into action. WAH!!! Oh well ...
    Wishing you a lovely week!

  10. Hi again! You're a sweetie! Now please don't rush to find your Santa pattern, heaven knows, I'm in no rush! Christmas 2011 is fine by me ;)
    Did you make your darling miniature beaded tree?! (Sorry, I guess my brain didn't process it was from a kit the first time around.) You are so talented and it is just precious. Do they have miniature shows by you? My mom and I used to love to go to them.
    I hear the laundry calling ...

  11. Hello fellow cherry lover. I love all of your vintage Christmas goodies and I love your white couch. With 3 sons that is out of the question for me. Thanks for the sweet comments you left on my blog. Happy Holidays.

  12. Everything looks great. Love the lamp with the "hanging elf". How cleaver to paint the mushroom red and white dots. I took a break from decorating to go on a vacation cruise to Cabo but I plan to decorate the front porch tomorrow. It will have a snowman theme.

  13. love the red pillows and the desk with all the vintage goodies! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  14. That looks awesome! I love it!!

    What would you do with a $75 gift card?  I have a  giveaway on my blog right now for just that!  

    Come on over and enter!  

  15. Love all the vintage items- so sweet are those little elves!

  16. Your home and Christmas table are simply wonderful! So many inspiring ideas to take away. What a joy Christmas must be in your beautiful home. Thank you for sharing it with us! Elizabeth

  17. Oh, Leslie, I just want to come over, sit on your soft couch and be surrounded by your lovely and cheerful stuff! Everything is so pretty, and your tree is just like mine. Merry Christmas!

  18. grrrrrrrrrrr..I put a comment up and forgot to put the code in before clicking on to another post..GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

  19. I have a miniature beaded Christmas tree kit too...except I never got my put together. Gosh, I hope one of these days I can sit down and finish it. Yours is sooo cute.

  20. This is beautiful....and yes, I know that I am late to the party :^)
    Where did you find the note/song art work?? That is very cool and as you may remember would be GREAT in my music room! I have been decorating and polishing up a storm in there, as we will have our church cantata dress rehearsal there on Saturday! I was fortunate enough to receive a whole bolt of rough textured ribbon with.......piano keys of all things!!! I love it!
    Blessings to you!