I hope you are all relaxing and enjoying the holidays. We have a winter wonderland going on outside right now, and the snow was perfect for making a snowman! I pulled out my snowman-in-a-bag, and we went to work!
I thought I would share some photos I snapped at my friend Hollie’s house over our break. Hollie is a wife, mother of four (with a set of twins!) and a business owner, yet still manages to do much for others. I honestly don’t know where she gets her energy (I’m thinking she doesn’t sleep, or is really one of Santa’s elves in disguise). Her home is always beautiful, and she is always changing things up with new ideas. She is the one who had the adorable Advent calendar idea I shared recently.
One of these days I’m going to do a full fledged tour, but for now, take a look! (Apologies for the photo quality – I had to use my iPhone. But even with the iPhone, the house still looks fantastic!)
Here is her family room. I’m in love with the brick wall that they’ve added, and the sofas are new since I was there last. I also love all over their stockings on the mantel and all of the colors tie together, even with their holiday decor.
A close up of her gorgeous mantel and adorable stockings.
I love the little berry wreaths in her windows.
Hollie always has great vignettes around her home – even more so during the holidays.
And how clever is this? This little Christmas tree is a salt shaker that is covered with old costume jewelry! Love it! You could do a solid one like this, or a multi-colored one with your grandmother’s old costume jewelry.
More gorgeous vignettes.
This photo almost looks like a painting, doesn’t it? Great mix of old and new with the architectural shelving. Gorgeous.
Cute idea with the gold pinecones and white feathers.
Great impact with the large vase of ornaments and the pop of the red amaryllis.
This is in her entryway. I’m particularly smitten with the giant silver pinecone.
And let’s not forget the outside. Gorgeous planters that will last through the winter.
I should have snapped photos of her kitchen – my apologies. That could be a tour all by itself!
Enjoy the rest of the holidays – be safe!
Calypso In The CountryDecember 29, 2012 at 4:57 pm
So pretty and festive! I also love the new look of your blog! So fresh for the new year!
Cheers! – Shelley
Kim @ Savvy Southern StyleDecember 29, 2012 at 5:17 pm
What a beautiful home and yes please give us a full tour.
Love your new blog design.
AshleyDecember 29, 2012 at 6:02 pm
straight out of a magazine! I'd love to live in a house like this!
StaceyDecember 29, 2012 at 7:39 pm
Great home! I absolutely love the fabric on Hollie's drapes in the family room. I do hope she'll let you do a whole tour. 🙂
LesleyDecember 30, 2012 at 3:33 pm
It's beautiful! Do you happen to know what fabric she used for her curtains? They're beautiful! Can't wait to see more!
AngelDecember 31, 2012 at 3:30 am
It's gorgeous! Love the drapes behind the couch, where did you find them?
Lisa @ Shine Your LightDecember 31, 2012 at 5:18 am
Jenny, your friend's home is lovely! And your blog looks gorgeous!!!! I love it!! So excited for you!
Happy, happy, happy new year my friend. So very glad to know you!
jackjackJanuary 28, 2013 at 9:10 am
It's beautiful. I feel good after watching these pictures. I'm planning holidays in Europe and now I'm looking for some cool holiday parks in uk, I hope I'll get the same!
MikeJuly 2, 2013 at 10:48 am
Its very beautiful home. I must say that your friend has decorated it very well. I'd love to live in a house like this! I wish I get chance to got there.
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