Welcome to my home, friends!
I’m a part of Jennifer Rizzo’s Holiday House Walk!
You can start the tour every day with this button which will highlight the daily homes on display each day.
Click to see Jen’s own home HERE for #1.
If you’re new here, I’m Donna and am a true blue junkaholic. My passion is surrounding myself with old relics and putting them in special places in my home.
Here’s a few samples of the kind of work I like to do.
You will find many of today’s projects in tutorial form under ‘unique projects’.
So, come on in and let me show you around!
~ Front Entry ~
Galvanized goods grouped together with fresh greens and a dollar store scarf are certain to convince guests that this home isn’t to be taken too seriously.
Mini pears, tiny apples and fresh cranberries embedded in faux snow added subtle natural life to this little entry vignette.
I’ve been told this is a pizza pan and the fluted variety is from Germany.
Thank-you thrift store for two of my favorite junk glam accessories.
I took a walk down the road after a windstorm and picked up all the fresh greens.
A little spray snow softened up the tones and added brightness to the darker fireplace.
And yes… the mantel is indeed junk filled.
The bucket and kettle below the mantel are this year’s stockings.
I couldn’t believe my eyes when I found a metal ornament with bling. How perfectly cool…
A little jam jar holds the white mini lights inside the lantern.
Fresh apples provide the perfect natural accessory.
The poinsettias added a beautiful natural touch of the perfect red.
(tutorial on the fireplace is avail – snow ‘tutorial’ coming soon)
~ Stepladder tree ~
The making of the stepladder tree is HERE
A whimsical stepladder outdoor themed tree was the result of desiring an all natural Christmas feel.
A faux Christmas tree was literally stuffed inside a step ladder. Oh what a day THAT was. But what a perfect place to mount the birdhouse star.
Garland is ripped sheets, ribbon and rope, tied up if they needed to be joined.
Yep, that’s a plumb line contraption. Isn’t it the perfect shape?
The blue fingers were worth it.
Lots of galvanized touches this year. Perfect with fresh strung cranberries.
The sleigh with firewood is the tree skirt. Other logs under the tree are hiding the stand.
~ Livingroom ~
The big bushy beautiful white poinsettia does more than just look pretty.
(tutorial on window screens avail)
It’s hiding stereo speakers. Perfect! May they never die…
The sawhorse is a quirky way to hang a magazine and store a throw blanket.
Simple and clean.
( disclaimer: it’s said that poinsettias are not poisonous for animals these days.
I’ll be watching closely regardless – any threat and they’ll be removed. Thanks for the emails!)
~ Main bath ~
Small bathrooms are best left unobstructed, so anything seasonal was positioned in spaces where they won’t clutter the space.
(tutorial on tree and window shutter avail)
Except the Charlie Brown tree now resides in the window.
I moved the pretty poinsettia to the…
~ Stairway ~
This one’s all about the twig garland I created for FOLK magazine, Nov/Dec issue.
(twig garland tutorial HERE)
Real greens are a breeze to replace when needed.
Added twigs offer abit more rustic interest.
The cranberries will be replaced with fresh when they arrive in stores again.
Here’s how I submitted the project to FOLK in the summer.
Why were cranberries available then?!? No idea!
Fresh greens, lights, and pop bottles. Yeah, it’s a little crazy.
The bottles appeared to illuminate from the mini lights. It was a pretty neat effect and chimed in well with the stairs.
(tutorial on crate stairs avail)
~ Kitchen window garland ~
(tutorial on window garland and Farmer’s Market sign is avail)
Simple whites chime in with the sign. This one couldn’t have been easier.
~ Master bedroom window ~
(tutorial on bedroom is avail)
Clean, natural, out of the way. And oh so easy to clean up.
It’s my hope this tour has convinced you that all it takes is a little creativity to create a home you can adore for little cost.
Here’s wishing you a very junk filled Merry Christmas and wonderful holiday season with loved ones!
Most of today’s reveals are in tutorial form in Unique Projects. Click to see!
You can visit my 2010 home tour HERE.
Visit #3 – Morning T HERE!