Holiday House Walk 2012 – Welcome to My Home

 

Christmas Home Tour - such creative ideas!  kellyelko.com

Shake the snow off your boots and pick up a glass of glogg (or coffee, or hot chocolate, or wine).

Remember my Christmas house tour last year? ย Well, I hope this tops it!

Welcome to my holiday house tour, the next stop after the fabulous Beth ofย Home Stories A to Z.

Thanks Jennifer Rizzo for including me in this week long tour of 20 houses decked for the holidays.

Christmas House Tours - step inside this 100 year old home filled with tons of fabulous decorating ideas!  kellyelko.com

My hubs burned rubber on the sidewalk in this bad boy back in the day (thanks Grandmom for saving everything …

including his old baseballs)!

Christmas House Tours - step inside this 100 year old home filled with tons of fabulous decorating ideas like this vintage fire truck!  kellyelko.com

I raided my mom in laws attic this year and found the most amazing treasures like my hubs cute little shovel.

Christmas House Tours - step inside this 100 year old home filled with tons of fabulous decorating ideas like this vintage toy snow shovel wreath!  kellyelko.com

Christmas House Tours - step inside this 100 year old home filled with tons of fabulous decorating ideas like this marshmallow wreath!  kellyelko.com

My marshmallow wreath is back and made it through a year of storage.

Christmas House Tours - step inside this 100 year old home filled with tons of fabulous decorating ideas like this marshmallow wreath!  kellyelko.com

 

Christmas House Tours - step inside this 100 year old home filled with tons of fabulous decorating ideas like this stocking bannister!  kellyelko.com

Everyone looks better in candlelight (even my vintage roly poly tobacco tin Claus couple) …

so my snowy mason jar candles are scattered throughout the house.

Christmas House Tours - step inside this 100 year old home filled with tons of fabulous decorating ideas like these snowy mason jar candles!  kellyelko.com

Who needs a window treatment when you can have this!

Christmas House Tours - step inside this 100 year old home filled with tons of fabulous decorating ideas like this branch window treatment!  kellyelko.com

 

Christmas House Tours - step inside this 100 year old home filled with tons of fabulous decorating ideas like this branch window treatment!  kellyelko.com

I’m loving all things white this year and this is such a fun centerpiece.

Christmas House Tours - step inside this 100 year old home filled with tons of fabulous decorating ideas like this marshmallow centerpiece!  kellyelko.com

Christmas House Tours - step inside this 100 year old home filled with tons of fabulous decorating ideas like this yardstick star!  kellyelko.com

Even my mantel is decked out in white but poor Santa will have a tough time filling our stockings this year.

Christmas House Tours - step inside this 100 year old home filled with tons of fabulous decorating ideas like this white mantel!  kellyelko.com

Antique stocking stretchers found at Brimfield.

Christmas House Tours - step inside this 100 year old home filled with tons of fabulous decorating ideas like these antique stocking stretchers!  kellyelko.com

White spray paint on branches – now they look like birch trees.

Christmas House Tours - step inside this 100 year old home filled with tons of fabulous decorating ideas like these snowflakes!  kellyelko.com

No angel on my kitchen tree – I just flipped an old mason jar over for a unique tree topper.

Christmas House Tours - step inside this 100 year old home filled with tons of fabulous decorating ideas like this mason jar tree topper!  kellyelko.com

 

Christmas House Tours - step inside this 100 year old home filled with tons of fabulous decorating ideas like this mason jar ornament white tree!  kellyelko.com

 

Christmas House Tours - step inside this 100 year old home filled with tons of fabulous decorating ideas like this mason jar ornament white tree!  kellyelko.com

Vintage shiny brites get noticed on feather trees.

Christmas House Tours - step inside this 100 year old home filled with tons of fabulous decorating ideas like these feather trees!  kellyelko.com

 

Christmas House Tours - step inside this 100 year old home filled with tons of fabulous decorating ideas like these feather trees!  kellyelko.com

Mrs. Claus has nothing on my vintage dress form.

Christmas House Tours - step inside this 100 year old home filled with tons of fabulous decorating ideas like this vintage dress form!  kellyelko.com

 

Christmas House Tours - step inside this 100 year old home filled with tons of fabulous decorating ideas!  kellyelko.com

Tree topper tuned lamp topper.

Christmas House Tours - step inside this 100 year old home filled with tons of fabulous decorating ideas!  kellyelko.com

Boxwood clippings from my yard win the prize.

Christmas House Tours - step inside this 100 year old home filled with tons of fabulous decorating ideas!  kellyelko.com

Isn’t a pony on everyone’s Christmas list?

Christmas House Tours - step inside this 100 year old home filled with tons of fabulous decorating ideas!  kellyelko.com

 

Christmas House Tours - step inside this 100 year old home filled with tons of fabulous decorating ideas!  kellyelko.com

 

Christmas House Tours - step inside this 100 year old home filled with tons of fabulous decorating ideas like this letter to Santa!  kellyelko.com

 

Christmas House Tours - step inside this 100 year old home filled with tons of fabulous decorating ideas like this letter to Santa!  kellyelko.com

Christmas House Tours - step inside this 100 year old home filled with tons of fabulous decorating ideas like this vintage fire truck!  kellyelko.com

While I anxiously wait for Santa to bring me some bling from Tiffany’s,

make sure to stop by the next home – it’s a surprise – on the House Walk!

So click the Stop 7 pic below to see who it is and check out her amazing house all gussied up for the holidays.

 

Like my Christmas house tour?

Then be sure to check out my Christmas house last year – equally amazing I hope!

 

 

To see all of the gorgeous homes (starting from the beginning) on the 2012 House Walk, stop byย Jennifer Rizzo‘s.

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  1. Love all of your husbands vintage finds! I guess you know how lucky you are!!! I love it all!!!!! Merry Christmas!

  2. Just beautiful, I love seeing items that have meaning incorporated in decor. It’s what makes a house a home. Love all the little love touches….xo

  3. OMG, this is tooooo cute! I just love the shovel, firetruck and vintage horse! You have displayed them wonderfully, i can tell that every room in your house is full of charm and character. Thoroughly enjoyed the tour Kelly!

  4. The title of your blog suits your decor perfectly, even at Christmas!! You have the most unique decorations. I love the branch hanging above the window with ornments on it. The marshmellow wreath is so clever too. The feather trees are so great! I could go on and on. What a fun house!

  5. Well that all looks very lovely. I especially like the vintage trees on the glass table. Looks like my house. Do you collect glass ornaments? I have been for years. Love them to pieces. Those little trees are so brilliant for showcasing the best ones.

  6. Kelly! I love all of this! That pedal car is SO CUTE with the tree in the back. How adorable that it was your husband’s. I’m in awe that a marshmallow tree can survive for a year in storage. Someone should tell that to those Doomsday people.

  7. This is my kind of Christmas decorating. What you don’t see everywhere else. I love every bit of it. Somehow I missed that Marshmallow wreath last year! That cute wagon is to die for!! My favorite though is your dress form with the ornaments hanging from it. For some reason, it just delights me!

  8. FUN, FUN, FUN!!!! Love everything-I might have to come in and steal, I mean ‘borrow’, all your trophy cups-ha! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Susan

  9. What do you call someone who comes and steals another persons whole Christmas not because they don’t want Christmas to happen like the Grinch, but because they want to put every last thing in their own house? That’s me. I’m gonna find the best figgy pudding recipe I can. I will leave it for you when I come to fetch everything.

    Bliss

  10. Kelly,

    I love that car with the tree! Your decorations are amazing! I love every detail! Wonderful, wonderful tour!

    Seriously.

    You are amazing!

    blessings,
    karianne

  11. Kelly, you have THE most amazing vintage Christmas home … ever! I absolutely LOVE your hubs’ little car (such a fabulous focal point and conversation piece). Your incredible mantel … the mason jar filled tree … your handcrafted ornaments. Wow. Thanks so much for sharing!

  12. Your husband may have flash backs on Christmas morning and except a new bicycle or something! Love your cute decor. I think my favorite is that red pedal car though. Couldn’t be any more perfect for Christmas! BTW, I have your typewriter’s Grandfather in my entryway this year.

  13. Beautiful!
    How lucky you were to have some of your husband’s old “stuff”.
    Merry Christmas.
    Cathy

    P.S. What is glogg? egg nog + ?

  14. Kelly it all looks INCREDIBLE!!! Can you hear me shouting at you? ๐Ÿ˜‰ I absolutely love all of your perfectly eclectic vintage touches and your fireplace should be on the cover of a magazine!!
    Vanessa

  15. I so enjoyed the toured of your Christmas house, Kelly! Wonderful touches everywhere. Give your MIL a thank you from all of us for saving the treasures from your hubby’s childhood. We got to enjoy them too!

  16. I love it all..
    The vintage red car with the galvanized bucket in it is my favorite..
    Your home is beautiful and I love the mason jar tree topper..

  17. Kelly,

    Your holiday home tour is amazing! I love the vintage pieces from your husband’s childhood .. cannot believe that the infamous marshmallow wreath survived (I’m seriously shocked!) … and those stocking stretchers are my all time favorite. Hands down!

    So, when does the ladder xmas tree go up?

    Linda

    P.S. The letter to Santa in the vintage typewriter (oh how I would love to find one for my husband) is the perfect finishing touch …

  18. Thanks for sharing your gorg home with us Kelly! Lovely, festive and cheery beautiful!! You vintage ‘judy’ needs some Havaiannas I think!! LOL!! Maybe red ones for Christmas!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  19. Kelly, your home is AMAZING with so many unique and interesting things in your holiday decor. My favorite is your husband’s pedal car. I used to collect them but sold them about 20 years ago. Now I wish I had them back!
    Off to check out the mystery home!

  20. That. Was. Amazing! So many things, these tours always overwhelm me in such a good way! Your vintage ornaments on your branch valance was the sweetest thing ever!

    Wow, I need to clean up my house pronto! ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. How is it that I am just finding your blog?
    Lovely pics and I think we are kindred spirits…we love the same things!

  22. Still no decorations yet at our house because of a week of stomach flu. My oldest, then me :(. These pictures inspire me to get in the holiday mood. Simply beautiful. It’s a real treat exploring the little details from each picture. Thanks for sharing!

  23. Kelly…your home is fabulously decorated…I love the vintage look and am so happy that your mother in law was a “saver”…. neither one of our parents were “savers” … the fire truck is so amazing… I remember my brother having that classic turquoise blue pedal car … I have saved many of my son’s toys … and now my granddaughter plays with them …. decorating with those items are just so wonderful … Loved the tour Kelly!

  24. Oh, your home is just amazing! I love all of your sweet vintage Christmasing! Just a dream! Thank you so much for sharing.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ๐Ÿ˜‰

  25. While all the homes are gorgeous, your vintage treasures strike a chord with me. Your MIL was a genius! I have a similar MIL and am thankful for all the things she saved. I LOVE car and shovel! The use of marshmallows is clever and new. Beautiful job! I’ll be back!

    Karen

  26. What a gorgeous home tour. I have a similar fire truck and you have completely inspired me to use it in our home decor for the holidays.

  27. Your home is adorable! Love the vintage style decorations. I especially like the wooden “stockings”. I was in Brimfield this past Fall and so loved all the treasures there.

  28. It was so much fun looking at all the vintage! You have done a wonderful job of decorating. Thank you so much for allowing us to tour.

  29. I love it all! The ideas, the decorations, the inspiration, the creativity, the vintage! Fabulous! I pinned 4 pictures just from this one post and am now a follower! Found you through the Wow Us Wednesday link party! Thank you for such a great home tour! Hugs, Leena

  30. Your house is a Christmas wonderland Kelly! I can’t believe all you have done and your attention to detail. I am dying over your antique doorknob ornaments on your white tree! So clever…

    -Lane

  31. Kelly! What a beautiful post and house!!! I’m telling you girl! It you can make a little corner in the garage look as cute as the rest of the house..I’m renting it!!!! Big Hugs!!!! and enjoy the holiday season now that you are all done with the decorating!

  32. Wow, Kelly, your home is just non-stop charm and then some! You have so many wonderful treasures and just plain fun-things. Everything from that wonderful vintage child’s car, to the adorable stockings hanging from the banister, to your unique way of decorating your white tree — words escape me, except just to repeat — WOW!

  33. Wow what gorgeousness everywhere! I am most impressed with that shovel. What a great find!! Please tell me that you started doing all of this well before Thanksgiving…I started the day of, and have so little done…must get busy…must get busy.

  34. Kelly that shovel is drop dead amazing. It seams like all the people in my family (older) were always trying to get rid of everything. So annoying! I have to depend on Mike’s family for any good old stuff! I LOVE the wooden stocking forms hanging on the mantle. Perfect!

  35. That was a fantastic tour. Surprises around every corner. So many things I’d like to pin directly from your site. The old glass door knob hanging on the tree…brilliant, that little shovel….oh so sweet, feather boa garland….love it all. And, very cool that your mother-in-law saved those treasures.
    Karen

  36. Kelly, you definitely have a cute collection of vintage items and have incorporated it with fun into your decor. Your fire truck makes me miss the one I sold a long time ago! Happy Holidays!

  37. Just phenomenal, Kelly–your home is gorgeous for the holidays! I love the vintage kid’s shovel of your husband’s–so cute! And the rocking horse and trophy cups with the boxwood and the sassy letter to santa–love that song with Eartha Kitt singing!

  38. Love love it all. My fav is the fire pedal car!!! My hubby is a fire chief and I just love that! I think that fire car needs to pedal over to my house!!! Everything is beautiful.
    Kris

  39. Kelly everything is just amazing! It is so hard to pic a favorite but I would have to say the old firetruck and the typewriter! I must find me an old one for next Christmas. My boys would love it. Honored to have ya partying at my place lady! Hope your week is going well.

  40. I did so enjoy touring your beautiful and whimsical Christmas home. Everything looks perfect. We just brought my husband’s childhood snow shovel back from his parents’, but it doesn’t have that adorable vintage scene on it. Oh how I love that!

  41. Your home looks awesome! I love all the finds you scored at grandma’s attic! That car and shovel are amazing, and the fact that they were your husbands make them even more special! I love all the details throughout the house, it says creative and fun, just like you!

  42. Kelly! Your home is always decorated beautifully. I love the clever and imaginative ideas that you come up with! Love the fire engine too. Your brain is constantly spinning with new ideas for old vintage items and that’s why I come here for inspiration. Your style rocks!

  43. Wow! You are so talented. I love all of your Christmas decorating. Your site is on the top of my list as favorites. I always make sure I check out what you have for us. Merry Christmas!

  44. OH my goodness! I am so impressed with your whole house tour! I love every detail. You are so talented Kelly. The marshmallow wreath is so adorable and I love your mantel. Thank you for letting us into your home. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas ๐Ÿ™‚

  45. Kelly,
    I adore your home! I had a red car like that truck when I was little. And, for Christmas THIS YEAR I asked Santa for a vintage wooden ruler – and he brought me one. What’s the first thing I did with it? Made it into a star. (So, yours made me smile extra big!)

    I was recently thinking how I need to take my vintage typewriter out of the closet.
    Your Letter to Santa is brilliant.
    It’s just one of the MANY things I just couldn’t resist pinning ๐Ÿ™‚

    Blessings in the new year,
    ~ Dana
    Cooking At Cafe D

  46. Kelly your home and your blog looks beautiful! I am especially taking inspiration from your stairs. I just got mine refinished and they look very much like yours… looking forward to decorating them.

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