Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Holiday Home Tour 2008 - 3rd and Final

After taking a bit of a break to get caught up on some other important projects that have long been neglected, I'll now share with you the final pictures of my home tour. With Christmas fast approaching, here's hoping you're in the process of decorating your home for the holidays!

It was great to have Sue Whitney from Junk Market Style, and Gretchen Schaumann, a fellow Junk Market Style contributor, attend the Home Tour.

This fab canvas was specially made for me by my friend, Sue Wolfe. She was just featured in the Star and Tribune!

This was my embellished chandelier. All I did was lay branches across the chandelier and hung Christmas balls by thin wire. It made quite a statement!

This side table is actually used as a buffet for me. I adorned it with an old fish tank filled with clear glass ornaments and wine bottles. Along side of it is a vintage chicken feeder filled with wine glasses. Behind it sits vintage grates with an single ornament hanging from them. The tall stick tree is also a creation of Sue Wolfe.
This is my flocked tree filled with ironstone coffee cups, creamers and pitchers, silver coffee and tea servers and vintage serving utensils.

This is definately thinking outside of the box! It's a beverage server filled with faux snow, an ornament and greens!

I love this table. It's an old iron planter box with a piece of glass added. I also placed a grate on top.

This is my main floor bathroom. Love the bars of soap stacked up.

What a simple vignette. A locker basket full of vintage pots!

This is a old chippy railing just placed in a window.

Love this window. It's found on the landing going up my stairs. Love to keep it simple.

I have a small sitting room at the top of my stairs. I've got a theme going on here.

For Christmas I changed up my baby spring with added Christmas ornaments and winter themed pictures.

Love this old window. I stenciled on the back of it with a paint pen then just added the candleholders.

This just might be my favorite room in the house. Love, love, love my soaking tub.

Found the architectual wave above the mirrors at an occasional sale. Knew it would be perfect for my bathroom!

One of my favorite things, scales!

This towel embellishment is actually a necklace!

I bought this old dentist or doctors stand at the last sale at Junk Market. It cost me only $50.

Thanks for sharing my home tour with me on-line. I hope you were able to get into the Christmas spirit with me!


cindy said...

Loved the tour! You have given me inspiration. I really liked the stacked soap idea! Thanks for sharing. ~Cindy~

Anonymous said...

I am glad I checked your site, Lanette. There are so many additional photos from your tour I hadn't seen before. Your ideas are lovely.


Marge of Emmas Nook and Granny said...

Oh Lani, your home is just gorgeous. And so many unique ideas! It must be a joy to live there. Thank you for sharing. I'm decorating today and am soooooo inspired!

WhisperWood Cottage said...

I think I just might move in...

Amy :)

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Your things are so fabulous--I just want to crawl into the pictures and touch things and see them all in person! Thanks for sharing.

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

I so wish I could have come to your home in person! I have loved looking at all of your pictures!!! Everything is so lovely and very creative with the use of your junk :). I can't even list favorites, because every photo has something I LOOOVE! Very inspiring :)

Anonymous said...

Love this! My favorite is the baby bed springs. I use an old louvered shutter for Christmas cards, but the bed springs is lacey and sweet and I like that you can hang other sparkly stuff on it, too. ~ Blessings ~

the tattered nest said...

thanks for taking us on this tour of your gorgeous home! I loved every nook an cranny!

karlene said...

Hey there Lanette! I loved your pictures!!! I am glad I happened to have a few minutes tonight to seach the internet. I hope that it is okay, I posted some on my blog, hope they check you out!! A merry merry Christmas to you and your lovely family!!! Karlene

cherry said...

Omigoodness have got the prettiest home! I love all the old junk....I adore scales too! Cherry

Tardevil said...

Oh just be still my heart...I've been waiting to find a MN blogger b/c you all are living in Design Heaven! I feel like I've just browsed Country I've got to run "home" & mark your blog so that I can come back and look when I have more time.

Debra Hall said...

Just found you from Whisper Wood Cottage~Kudos and thanks for the wonderful tour!! I am especially partial to the tree with the ironstone cups, pitchers and silver...charming!
~warm holiday wishes

Lulu and Co. said...

I needed tissues I was weeping! I loved your home tour. I could spend hours going over each picture drooling over the coolest things! I have my baby's crib spring in the garage (he is in his big boy bed now) I have do something with it! Loved yours! wow I am moved!

Cheryl Connell said...

Thanks for the tour! Love all the things that are used for other things...does that make sense -lol! I got here from Whisperwood cottage and The Blessed nest. I keep making the rounds of all these great blogs!


Debra Howard said...

I am so glad to have found your blog. I have enjoyed it immensely.

Marge of Emmas Nook and Granny said...

Just popping in to wish you and your family a most wonderful Christmas. Have a great new year and try to stay warm!!

Elle Jay Bee said...

Gasp!! Hands down, this is my favourite Christmas-decorated home I have seen yet!! Your style is impeccable...and SO inspiring!!

Merry Christmas Lanette!!


Karen said...

I loved the tour! Thanks for sharing, loved your ideas! Merry Christmas! Karen

Lanette of Cottage Elements said...

To all my friends on blogger, thanks so much for all the kind and thoughtful comments. They mean so much to me. I'm wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year!


Zane Wooder said...

I love how you have candles hanging up in a chandelier. That is so clever. It really brings more beauty into the room.

-Zane of ontario honey


Related Posts with Thumbnails