My Whimsical Christmas Home Tour

Whimsical Christmas Home Tour - tons of super fun, creative decorating and DIY ideas!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

Time to deck those halls and trim those trees.

I’m so happy to be sharing my whimsical Christmas home tour with you today.

Eclectically Vintage Holiday House Walk

This week means five days of houses decked out in all their Christmas finery. Every day this week, more homes will be added and you can start the tour at Jennifer Rizzo.

Welcome if you’re popping over from Just Destiny Mag.


Now, come on in and warm up by the fire.

(See anything you like? Stay tuned for the source list at end of this post).

Love this whimsical mantel with long john stockings! The red car and tree theme is so festive! Tons of creative Christmas decorating ideas

My favorite mantel ever centers around the world’s cutest personalized long john stockings and a little red car in a forest of trees.

Love this festive Christmas mantel and the whimsical long john stockings

Cute little red car hauling a Christmas tree - what a fun Christmas mantel!

Red car hauling a tree - what a fun Christmas mantel!

Sushi the Boston Terrier in her Christmas sweater

Even Sushi gets her own stocking.

She’s made a list and checked it twice and it includes a diamond collar and mink stole.

Personalized Christmas stockings - love the long john stockings and they even have them for pets!

Last year, I filled an entire Christmas tree with a flock of these red cardinal ornaments.

This year, I’ve scattered them throughout the house and I love how adding just a few of them here and there adds such a festive touch.

Vintage olive bucket with Christmas tree - love the red cardinal ornaments

Vintage Santa & Mrs. Claus tobacco tins

I saved my girls first pairs of ice skates.

Ice skates under a cloche - fun Christmas decor

Christmas living room - love the festive pillows and whimsical mantel

I LOVE these huge fluffy, shaggy white pillows that look like giant snowballs.  I got a pair of them and the zebra wearing boots pillow at Joss & Main.

Love the huge fluffy white pillow and the whimsical zebra wearing boots pillow for Christmas

Huge bowl of vintage Shiny Brite Christmas ornaments

Sprinkle a few bottle brush trees on open bookshelves for quick and easy Christmas update.

Console table shelves decked out for Christmas - love the huge zinc trough filled with vintage ornaments

I can’t get enough vintage Shiny Brites.

Love the old zinc trough filled with vintage Shiny Brites!

Vintage Shiny Brite ornament display - love them filling a huge zinc trough

Family Christmas tree

See how to make your own giant personalized Santa sacks here.

Cozy Christmas chair - love the blue plaid throw and the car carrying tree pillow

Touches of Christmas on open shelves

Ice skates make fun Christmas decor

DIY yarn tassel garland

Love this bannister with garland, huge paper snowflakes and mercury glass trees on each stair

Love these huge paper stars hanging from this Christmas bannister

Mercury glass Christmas tress lining the staircase

Vintage milk glass collection with touches of red for Christmas

Winter snow apothecary jar

Welcoming Christmas foyer - love the tree in the metal basket

Love the tree in the metal basket and the flock of red cardinal ornaments for Christmas

Cookies for Santa happening here.

Festive Christmas kitchen window - love the white twig wreath and the cardinals

White twig wreath in the kitchen

White Christmas kitchen

There’s definitely no place like home for the holidays!  I made this free gingerbread house printable for you here.


Christmas tree in a bread box

My favorite enamel vintage style breadbox is the perfect planter.

Christmas kitchen shelves - love the cake stand collection and the touches of red

Vintage sled makes a fun tray in the kitchen

A wall mounted bottle drying rack makes a fun Christmas ornament display

I love my wall mounted bottle drying rack – it’s perfect for displaying ornaments, mugs, plates and more.

Vintage ornament display on a bottle drying rack - fun Christmas kitchen decor

Vintage blue medical cabinet gets festive for Christmas

Love this bottle drying rack Christmas tree!

A smaller version of my bottle drying rack can be found here.

What a fun idea for a kitchen Christmas tree! String some lights around a huge bottle drying rack!

Mason jar Christmas ornament

Doesn’t get easier than taping cute cars holding trees onto music sheets.

Christmas chandelier - clip some old music sheets up and add a fun graphic

Christmas music sheet decor

How to force bulbs indoors

The perfect centerpiece … and hostess gift … is a beautiful bowl of forced bulbs.

See how to force bulbs here.


A tree in the dining room sets a festive mood.


Vintage wood soda crate Christmas tree centerpiece

Love this festive Christmas table! The table runner is so fun and the red plates and cutlery

A birch bark wrapping paper table runner is the perfect backdrop for festive plates and red cutlery.

Rustic and whimsical Christmas tablescape. Love the napkin folded into the shape of a tree, birch bark table runner and red plates and cutlery

Love this red cutlery

Rustic Christmas centerpiece - love the red kissing balls hanging above

Vintage soda crate is the perfect tray for a festive Christmas tree centerpiece

Pretty red cutlery makes the perfect display until dinner time.

Vintage baby scale make a fun tray for holding cutlery in the dining room

That’s my hubby’s old baby scale!

Red cutlery in mason jars on a vintage scale

Cheers! A huge champagne bucket is perfect for chilling lots of drinks

A JOY marquee lights up the tree.

Love this flocked Christmas tree in the dining room and the JOY marquee sign on it

Make a winter village wreath - so festive!

See how I made this fun winter village wreath here.

Make a DIY winter village wreath for Christmas

Now hop in the back of the fire truck and let’s head to the family room.

Deer driving red car carrying Christmas tree - watch out!

There go Dasher and Dancer and Donder and Blitzen … led by Rudolph.


My hubby picked up the chicks in this fire truck as a kid.

Cute! Vintage toy fire truck carrying a Christmas tree

Love the flocked white Christmas tree with vintage ornaments

Festive white Christmas tree with vintage ornaments

Boston Terrier Christmas pillow - so cute!

Christmas vintage santa mug pillow

Bottle brush trees fill an apothecary jar and love the vintage Christmas bulbs

Christmas gnome cookie jar

Chalkboard Christmas tree and a cozy chair

Now it’s time for a hot toddy while I wait to find out if I’ve been put on the naughty list.


Next stop on the Christmas home tour train … Dear Lillie.

Holiday Housewalk Christmas Tours

Stay tuned all week long for more tours or head to Jennifer Rizzo to start the tours from the beginning.


P.S. Check out Good Housekeeping for more Christmas decorating inspiration or follow our Christmas decorating board on Pinterest.

See my tours from Christmas past …

Christmas House Tour 2014 – here

Christmas House Tour 2013 – here

Living Room Sources
Red car cookie jar – on mantel
Long john stockings
Vintage olive buckets – on fireplace hearth
Christmas tree
Metal & wood shelving unit
Blue plaid throw – HomeGoods
Huge white furry pillows
Zebra in boots pillow
Pillow with tree on car
Console table – behind sofa

Foyer Sources
Garland – on bannister
Paper snowflakes – on bannister
Red wood garland – on bannister – HomeGoods
Burlap Christmas tree mat – on wall
Rudolph glitter art – Kirklands

Kitchen Sources
Wall Bottle Drying Rack
Bread Box
Wintry Wreath – over window – HomeGoods
Joy Marquee Sign – Michael’s
Mugs with Words – HomeGoods
Pendant Lights- similar here
Car & tree salt and pepper shakers
Naughty/Nice mugs – HomeGoods
Reclaimed wood lazy susan – kitchen table
Cake stands

Dining Room Sources
Flocked and glittered Christmas tree with pinecones
JOY marquee sign – on tree
Cowhide pieced rug – similar
Industrial black cabinet
Red cutlery
Oversized gift tags – on mini Christmas tree centerpiece
Red striped napkins, Merry Christmas plates, green glasses, champagne bucket, bark wrapping paper runner – HomeGoods

Family Room Sources
White flocked Christmas tree
Reindeer garland – on TV wall – dollar store
Fa la la la pillow
Boston Terrier Rudolph pillow
Vintage Santa mugs pillow
Merry Christmas pillow cover
Red plaid throw – HomeGoods
Stacked Santa mugs pillow
Gnome cookie jar – on ottoman

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  1. OUTSTANDING !!!!!! You have outdone yourself! I sooooo enjoyed your home. Blessings to you and yours this holiday season.

    1. Your home is always so beautiful! Your Christmas Holiday home with all the vintage touches are amazing! Happy Holidays to you and your family, enjoy!

  2. Love it! The birch bark wrapping paper as a table runner is a great idea. I have that exact paper and made my faux candles in my lanterns look like birch candles last year. You’ve given me some great ideas once I start my decorating…..thanks!

  3. Lots to love and a fun Christmas home! Esp liked the ice skates, Naughty dishtowel and trough of old lights. Merry Christmas!

  4. You are so creative i love all you did in that wonderful house of yours.Those stockings were a just the right touch of merriment,so cute!! lol, Sushi too!

  5. Love it all Kelly! Your mantel is gorgeous and those stockings are so fun. Loving Sushi all decked out for Christmas!

  6. You home is one of my favorites every year! I love your “eclectic spirit” and creativity! So, here are some of my favorite things from your tour – those long john stockings (unique, adorable – so you), that zinc trough full of vintage shiny brights, the vintage ornaments on the drying rack, and that Scotch cooler (almost bought one just like it this past weekend), and of course, the one and only – Sushi! Thanks for always inspiring!

  7. Oh my gosh Kelly I saw about a dozen fabulous ideas in your Christmas decor. Going to copy you AGAIN. Thank you!

  8. Love, love, LOVE! Everything. I love everything. And thank you SO much for taking the time to include your sources… I am crazy for the World Market industrial shelves — gorgeous! Merry Christmas to you — enjoy your beautiful, cozy, Christmassy home. xo Bets

  9. That trough of vintage ornaments and the fire truck are my favorites, but everything is so gorgeous and festive! Love it all!

  10. Oh Kelly, your home just sparkles and shines during the holidays! You always come up with the best ideas EVER for the holidays! A MUST-SEE for sure ! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas with your family!!!! I want to start a vintage ornament collection because of you! LOL!

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  12. What color are your walls?
    We just bought a farmhouse and it is just white with wood trim! I so need some ideas?
    Any suggestions??
    Thanks so much!

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