Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Christmas Tour 2016 at Brookhollow Lane

Welcome to Brookhollow Lane! Come on in.
 If this is your first visit to Brookhollow Lane, my style is cottage, vintage with a little farmhouse thrown in. I love adding thrifted vintage stuff to my house. I love adding little touches here and there to turn my house into a cozy home.
I kept the decorations pretty minimal this year. The house is smallish and I didn't want it to feel cluttered, especially when my boys come home and are hanging out.
 Home is where you hang your hat. I made this little hat hanger from old hooks and piece of scrap wood.
Entryway primitive cabinet.
 Look closely at the letter to Santa.

My Mom's red cardinal always comes out at Christmas time.

 Come on in to the family room and make yourself comfortable. I change out my fall colors for red and white in the winter. The tree is pretty naked, because we wait for our boys to come home to decorate it.
 My salt shaker snowmen and glittered candles in an old tool box tray.

 These candles are so easy to make and are so pretty when they are lit.
Curtains panels are made from Ikea fabric. Just hemmed with straight stitch.
 The stockings are hung.
The tree at night.
 My favorite Christmas movie is It's a Wonderful Life, so I painted this sign on a scrap from an old oak headboard.
 A piece of vintage wrapping paper put in a frame behind my old pick up truck. It was found for a few dollars at an antique store, because it was missing a wheel. I added a wood wheel that I painted black from Hobby Lobby. Perfect for hauling a Christmas tree.
 Stitched this pillow a few years ago.

 I collect vintage children's Christmas books. The Night Before Christmas was mine when I was a little girl. I read it to my boys each Christmas Eve.
On to the little breakfast area. I switch out my seat covers to red check in December. Four thrifted red and white stockings hang at each chair.
 If you've visited before, you know how much fun I have doing up the kitchen hutch.
 I found the metal sign this year at an antique store. New, but looks old.
I change out the knobs and pulls to red and jadite green for December.

 A view into the kitchen. I just add a few touches of red and a vintage tea towel. Gotta keep it pretty clear, because we do tons of cooking over the holidays when the boys come home. Joyeux Noel was given to me by my Mom when she went to Paris so I hung it on the pantry door in honor of son's first homecoming from Montreal. (Microwave over stove just died-trying to decide on a vent hood).
  Little touches here and there.
I hope you had fun touring my home and maybe got a few ideas. I'll be sharing the rest of my decor next week. Be sure to continue the tour here. Lots of pretty decor and great ideas.

Cozy At Christmas Blog Tour
Let's Add SprinklesHyacinths for the Soul/ Southern DayDreams/ White Spray Paint/ Garden Up Green/ Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson/ Ellie and Elizabeth  
Brookhollow LaneAt Home With Jemma/ My Heart Lives Here/ The B Farm/ Botanic Bleu/ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen/ Art and Sand/ Ash Tree Cottage
Sweet Nothings/ At Rivercrest Cottage/ Opulent Cottage/ Decor to Adore/ Fern Creek CottageThe Dedicated House/ Bluesky Kitchen

Thanks again Katie from Let's Add Sprinkles for putting this tour together.
Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to you!


  1. Very pretty home and so festive the stockings on the chair is a nice touch and those cups at the end made me smile. My grandma had a set of the egg nog cups and I remember every Christmas we got to use them after dinner on Friday nights. Love that truck too I'm going to start hunting for one of those so classic but I think a hunter green one would be neat.

    Carole @ Garden Up Green

  2. Leslie, your home is so inviting and festive all decked out for Christmas! I love it all, from your red and white living room to your green and red accent pieces in your hutch. All of your vintage treasures collected over the years make your home unique and special. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely home with us!

  3. Hi Leslie, Love your home for Christmas. The tour drew me in right from the front door. I love that little bench with the throw and vintage cooler. Just charming. Inside I love your family room and now cozy and comfy it looks with the red and white. Great coffee table piece with your signature shaker snowmen. Too cute. You know I adore your hutch with the jadeite and red. Like the idea of adding the stockings to each chair at your table. Your kitchen is so pretty and I love the hanging from Paris your mom gave you. Oh that little truck is adorable and you gave it a great fix adding the wheel. All your collected piece make your home so special this time of year. You even added beautiful long curtains in red and white and I love those. Lovely home tour and I look forward to seeing what you share next. Have fun today visiting.
    Merry Christmas! xo

    1. Thank so much, Celeste. You are so sweet. I love bringing out my red and white for Christmastime. Glad you enjoyed the tour.

  4. First of all, your porch area is so welcoming, Leslie! I love the old shutter, with the skates hanging, and the plaid touches, and that cute wooden snowman. Your home just exudes warmth and coziness with all your vintage touches, and of course, red and white is my favorite. Your hutch that changes with the seasons, is one of my favorite pieces, and I can't forget that tool tray with the snowman salt shaker and those pretty glittered candles. Your sons will certainly feel loved when they come home for Christmas. ❤️

  5. Oh Leslie what joy your tour has brought to me this morning. You are definitely speaking my tartan and vintage Christmas decor love language. I adore your grouping of fantastic mugs and plates in your hutch. But the thing I love best is that you wait to decorate your tree with your boys. This truly warms my heart.

  6. Your house looks so cheerful and inviting. I love all the red and white, that says "Christmas " to me! Thanks for the tour.

  7. Hi Leslie! I am a blogger from a few yrs ago. I haven't been able to access my dashboard for new posts. :( I remember you though, and you were one of my followers. Love all your pretty decor. thanks for sharing your home with us. Merry Christmas!

  8. Leslie, I love your front porch with the shutters and ice skates. So cute and perfect for the holidays. You really have created a Cozy at Christmas feel.

  9. I love everything! Merry Christmas!

  10. Fabulous. There is so much here that I love. Your collection of dishes is amazing. The Jadite is wonderful. I love the cardinal from your mom. Thanks so much for being a stop on our Cozy Christmas tour. Your house is super cozy and cute.

  11. Oh, Leslie! How I've enjoyed my tour of your lovely home! I love seeing all of your sweet little vintage things - that little truck! Darling! Thank you for sharing your Christmas home with us.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

    1. Thanks, Shelia. I'm glad you like my little truck. I fell in love with the colors! Thanks for coming by!

  12. I'm in love with your cheerful Christmas house! Thank you for sharing it with us.

  13. Love all your vintage touches! I have the Rudolph book and an old Night Before Christmas one too. Love them! And I adore your hutch - the red polka dot plates and jadeite are wonderful! I love red so I adore everything you've done. :o) Merry Christmas!

  14. You had me with the Skotch coolers on your porch! There are just so many charming Christmas vignettes, it's hard to say which I like best. As a book love, I really love your collection of vintage children's Christmas books in the tool box. So sweet!

    Susan and Bentley

    1. Thanks, Susan. I know you love plaid too. I love collecting vintage kids books. It's a passion. Thanks for stopping by!

  15. Those children's Christmas books bring back some happy memories! I love your red and white breakfast room and the pops of red on your white sofa. That truck was a great find! Merry Christmas :)

  16. Everything looks wonderful!!! You know that I love RED, and I am enjoying every moment of the season! You did a beautiful job with your décor!
    I have to be honest and tell you that hubster and I read "Twas the Night Before Christmas" every year!! You know that there is "no fool like an old fool", and we DEFINATELY qualify!
    Blessings to you,

  17. I just loved your tour! The plaid in the doorway with the cute snowman! All the wonderful white and red in your home and your vintage treasures! Everyhing is just beautiful!! Your hutch is adorable and must be so fun to change out for the different seasons/holidays!

  18. Leslie,

    Thanks for a great tour of your sweet and cozy home! I love the simple touches you have everywhere. We are two peas in a pod...my home has boxy rooms and my family is growing (with grandkids, 2 down, 2 on the way!). I have the 'Reindeer Feed' pillow and an "it's A Wonderful Life" sign. So glad I as at Lisa's blog and came to visit!

    Merry Christmas!


  19. Leslie,
    I love that you wait until your sons are home to decorate the family tree. All your other decorations look like you are ready to relax and enjoy the season with your sons. I would never have thought to change out cabinet pulls, but yours add just the right touch of Christmas.

    Merry Christmas,

  20. Oh, it's all just darling! I see that we love many of the same things. Your hutch is simply darling and I love your Salt shaker snowmen. I love that movie as well and your sign is perfect!

    1. Thanks so much, Jann. It has been a fun tour, with lots of new ideas. Hope you have a Merry Christmas!

  21. You are certainly blessed with a beautiful home, stunning décor.

  22. So cozy and charming! And those polka dot plates with the jadite, be still my heart :) I just love your home, Leslie! Merry Christmas! xo, Andrea

    1. Thanks, Andrea. Gotta love that red dot and jadeite combination. Thanks for coming by. Merry Christmas!

  23. I love your red and white Christmas decor and your vintage items. I especially like the idea of gathering old Christmas books and as a reader I might start doing that myself.


  24. Your home is so pretty, Leslie! That hutch in the breakfast area is my favorite! Thank you for sharing all of your lovelies with us! Merry Christmas! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  25. Darling vintage touches and I love your traditional red and white Christmas.
    So many special and endearing traditions that you hold dear to your heart!
    Merry Christmas!

  26. Your home looks stunning for Christmas. I love all the red touches!

  27. Super cute and cheery, Les! Love it!! No one could be depressed during the holidays if they spent 5 minutes at Brookhollow Lane. Merry Christmas!!

    Our new house isn't nearly as "finished" as yours, but in case you'd like to read the story......http://lucysmamamia.blogspot.com/2016/12/merry-christmas-2016.html

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