Thursday, December 16, 2021

A (mini) Christmas Home Tour πŸŽ„

Greetings lovely friends & readers

As promised, I have put together a little Christmas Home Tour of my rather small & humble Home.  I have decorated my dining room & lounge, & just tucked a couple of bits into my kitchen. 

Come along with me - grab yourselves a cuppa or a tipple. Hang on a minute & I'll pass you one through the screen πŸ˜‰πŸ˜ŠπŸ·

I have a Galley style kitchen that you walk into directly off the deck & then into my dining room.  A couple of shelves in my kitchen above - just small festive bits tucked into them.

The bench to the right of my stove area.

Beside my dining table I have a vintage Singer Sewing Table which I change the displays on throughout the year. This is my Christmas display (which I think I showed last post)

Our dining room is L-shaped & has the fireplace in, as it was originally the lounge.  This small round table above holds my knitted ornaments tree & some other bits. I purchased the Poinsettia yesterday for $5.

The table in the corner (above) holds some handmade items & then below is the fireplace hearth & mantle. 
(If you click on the pics you can enlarge them & see clearer)

The mantle is not especially wide so I am limited to what I can display on it.

A small display of bottlebrush trees on my china dresser.  (I am totally in love with bottlebrush trees lately!!)

Now we walk through into my Lounge room ......
A display on my vintage typewriter & then the Tilda Reindeer I made last year hanging above this.

My American Oak Spindle Leg table with some handmade Santa's on - & the antique wooden trolley cart filled with teddies beside this.

The old fireplace mantle which I installed * here * - both in the day & at night.
Vintage Metal highchair & handmade Mohair Bear

I like to create little vignettes, which I say are for the grandchildren but truthfully I think are for the 
grown-up-child that lives here (Yours truly !!) πŸ˜‰

I had planned to pack away the Tilda Princess-&-the-Pea cot which I made in * this post *.  However I decided to leave her out & give her some Christmas embellishing.

I wrapped some empty boxes with pink paper & sewed her a simple Santa hat (pink of course) from a scrap of pink felt. πŸ’—

I hung my gorgeous pink stockings from my Gothic Mirror πŸ’•

This Tilda Father Christmas was made earlier this year & was my first attempt Ever at Needleturn applique.  I have hung him on my quilt ladder.

Another little pink vignette using up bits I already had .....

          The tree stands just behind my couch rather than in a corner so it is decorated all the way around.

Under the tree is my vintage metal trolley filled with (empty) wrapped boxes & (some of) my vintage teddy collection.

Beside the tree I have a squishy armchair & a round oak table - both Christmas decorated πŸŽ„

Beside my TV is another small table - this time a primitive vignette.  I will write about Mousie Brown in my next post - he is a new pattern.  The music bunting was made just yesterday from some scraps of vintage sheet music I found.

The top of our vintage radiogram - I like to put little Santa hats on my teddies at Christmas.     I haven't included my coffee table display (similar to last years) & a couple of other tables because I think you might all have a crink in your necks by now.

Thank You So Very Much for staying with me through this long drawn out post.    This will be my last post before Christmas - we are having our family Christmas this Sunday & then I am heading down to Mum's mid week to spend Christmas with her.    I would like to take this opportunity to Wish You All a peaceful & blessed Festive Season - may you all enjoy the spirit of Christmas.  I appreciate each & every single one of you that takes the time to visit me here & read my ramblings. The Mr assures me I am only talking to myself so I thank you for the chance to tell him he's mistaken πŸ˜‰

                                   With much love & friendship To You All,

Julie & the furry ones x0x0x πŸ’—πŸŽ„πŸŽπŸ˜»



  1. Thank you for sharing your Christmassy home with us. Everything is just so gorgeous. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas, Julie. Enjoy the time with your Mum and we'll catch up in the New Year. Hugs, Christine xx

  2. ALL looks so lovely, homely and
    warm..amazing all the lovely things, that
    fill your home is very much the
    same..and..l always refer it to my home,
    not my house..!

    And l shall pop back a few times during the
    next few days, as l usually miss summat...
    HeHe! It's all very interesting..always summat
    new to see..!

    Well..l'm just back from town..mug of lemon tea
    me thinks, and get a few cards done..! Busy! Busy!
    All the very best Julie to you and ALL your family,
    enjoy the time with Mum..
    And..Merry Christmas to ALL your followers to...!
    But! Most important of all..(((Hugs))) and XX's
    for the furry ones..! Bless! :O).

    • ★ Merry ★* 。 • ˚ ˚ ˛ ˚
    •。★ Christmas 。* 。
    ° 。 ° ˛˚˛ *_Ξ _____*。*
    ˚ ˛ •˛•˚ */______/~\。˚ ˚ ˛
    ˚ ˛ •˛• ˚| η”°η”° |ι–€| ˚And a Happy New Year
    * Joy to all! ♫•*¨*
    🧦 🎢 🦌 🧝 ☃️ 🌟 πŸͺ πŸ₯› 🍴 πŸŽ€ 🧦 🎢

  3. Such a lovely idea to invite us into your home. I knew your rooms would be bursting with treasures. The Tilda Father Christmas is something I would love to make for myself, but methinks I should start early in the New Year and make a few to give as gifts next Christmas. Have a wonderful time over Christmas and I wish you a healthy and joyful 2022.

  4. πŸŽ„ Happy Holidays!
    Thank you for the tour. I love the Tilda reindeer.

  5. How wonderfully decorated your home is. Thank you for sharing. I'm like Willie, I will stop by during
    the season to sneak another peek or two. Have a great family dinner and then a wonderful visit with your
    Mum. It all goes by too fast. Merry Christmas Lynn and Precious XX

    1. Thanks so much Lynn & Precious ... & thank you for all the wonderful comments you always leave me here. I hope you & Precious have a wonderful festive season too xx

  6. You took my breath away. It is 3am but I had to look. I will watch it again and again. What joy you bring to everyone. What a joy your house must be to your husband and family. I recently watched a video on Harrods. Cross fingers I got the store right. The one Diana’s, Jodis father owns. It is on utube showing Christmas decorations through the store and it was May I say desperately in need of your help. You are such a treasure, All my love.xxxπŸŽ„πŸŒˆ

  7. Thank you for the tour Julie - it all looks absolutely gorgeous! I hope that you have a wonderful Christmas. xx

  8. Hi Julie, I hope you have a wonderful time with your mum, stress free, enjoying being together. It's a great idea to have the family Christmas on the Sunday before, so you have covered everyone and everything :) Your house looks beautiful, I like the music sheet bunting and the bottle brush display. Happy Christmas and blessings to you. Betty x

  9. Your home, Julie, is bursting with Christmas gorgeousness and beautiful whimsy. How fabulous it would be to meander through your home and gaze upon everything up close and personal. Gosh, you must have been sprinkling Christmas magic for days. =) I love 'Princess's' pink hat. Love Moussie Brown, the wagon filled with cute teddies...and then there is the tree! Oh....the tree...magical! Enjoy your Christmas celebration with your family on Sunday and have a beautiful visit with your dear mum. May your Christmas be filled with love, joyousness and wonderful wonderment. Thank you for the delight and joy you sprinkle into my days, each time I visit your lovely place. You, lovely Julie always put many a smile into my day.

  10. Wow, everything looks fabulous and amazing Julie! Have a wonderful Christmas with your loved ones xx

  11. So much fun, like walking through a very nice vintage craft store. Thank you for all of this and have a very Merry Christmas with you Mum.

    1. Thank You Kim ... that is such a compliment. People who visit often tell me "its like a shop in here". I should put price tags on things πŸ˜‰πŸ˜Š Merry Christmas to you & yours Kim. xx

  12. Beautiful Julie. I enjoyed the wander through your home looking at all your gorgeous displays. I say that my Christmas decorating is for the grandies but i think i do it really for this big kid(me). :) lol. I look forward to your blog posts next year. Have a lovely time with your family & your Mum. Merry Christmas. Hugs, xx

  13. Absolutely gorgeous Julie, thanks for sharing it with us all, have a wonderful Christmas with all your family. Chris xoxo

  14. Thank you for this tour, you have a beautiful home and the Christmas touches are so pretty. Best wishes for a very happy Christmas x

    1. Thank You so much Alison ... I hope you have a wonderful festive season too. xx

  15. Everything looks wonderful and I love your home. I have a crazy cat so no decorations here so it's nice to enjoy what others do. Thanks for the tour and Merry Christmas!!

    1. Thank You so much Judy. Yes we had two crazy cats for awhile there ... thankfully they are now older & take not much notice of the decorations but I do know what you mean. Wishing you a lovely festive season too Judy. xx

  16. Oh my, how absolutely perfect. Love your decorating.

    God bless.

  17. Merry Christmas to you and yours, Julie. I love coming here and seeing your beautiful vignettes, especially at Christmastime. I'm spending Xmas Day with my Mum again, such a pleasure only preparing and cooking food for two! My daughters-in-law want to spend the day with their Mothers so that means I don't get to see my boys, or grandchildren until afterwards. I'm having the girl grandchildren for an overnighter tonight though so it all balances out in the end. xx

  18. This post just makes my heart happy, Julie. All your lovely little (and big) touches around your home--what a wonderful way to celebrate the holiday!
    Merry Christmas to you, sweet friend!

  19. Gorgeous and more gorgeous! I loved every second of this post! Thank you for all your simply inspiring and beautiful posts again this year. Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas and all Blessings for 2022 xxxs

  20. I see myself walking around your home with my eyes wide open & my mouth gapping open in wonder! A magical wonderland.........

  21. Oh My Goodness Julie, how I would love to live in your house. You have a done a beautiful job (not really the word I want to use). Everything looks stunning and like Leeanne, my mouth is open.
    Merry Christmas to you & The Mr and all your family. Looking forward already to your posts next year and all the beautiful and clever things you make and do.

    1. Thank You so much Pam ... you are so kind with the lovely comments you always leave me here.
      I hope you all have a wonderful festive season up that way too .... I'm looking forward to more crafty pursuits when this festive season is over with. I'm not really looking forward to having to pack all my decorations away again πŸ˜‰πŸ˜Š

  22. Oh Julie, Sorry to be so late taking the tour of your lovely home. So glad I didn't totally miss out. I can't tell you how much I enjoyed seeing everything. Each room is so beautifully decorated, and I love the big Christmas tree. The amazing thing is that everything is handmade by you. I just don't see how you do it. I also love the little sparkly lights. I can never get them to look right. Hope you have a nice trip to see your Mom. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas.

  23. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful Christmas home Julie, so much to look at! I would be like Leeanne, wandering around mouth open!! Have a wonderful Christmas Julie and a safe trip to and from your Mums place.

  24. Oh forgot to say Mr sure is mistaken hee hee!!

  25. I “discovered” your charming blog some time ago, & bookmarked it. I often visit & read through your past & recent blogs, & thoroughly enjoy them, but have never previously commented. Thank you for providing this very pleasant little corner of the web! I really hope that you & your family/loved ones (including your gorgeous cats) have a wonderful Christmas & a productive & happy 2022.
    Love from Renee & family in Victoria, Australia. PS - no need to respond.πŸŒΊπŸ’


Hello, & thank you for taking the time to comment on my posts - I read and appreciate each and every one of your comments :-)
I always prefer to reply to your comments by email unless you are a no-reply-blogger in which case I will reply to your comments in this section here. Thanks so much for stopping by to read & comment on my blog x0x