Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Christmas Tour 2011

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Welcome to the Christmas Tour 2011 at At Home With K!

This year is simple yet comfortable and country. As you look though the photos, you will notice I love to add thrift finds, antiques and handmades throughout our home.

Sit back and enjoy the tour!

Let's start outside. I wish there was a fresh coat of snow for an awesome backdrop to my photos but no, it's been rainy for the last few days so our snow is gone for the meantime.

One of my favorite things outside is my old fence. I picked it up at a craft fair probably for $10-super cheap. The lathe star I made many moons ago. And the chippy white chair was a 50 cent garage sale find this summer.

 A regular wreath spruced up with homespun fabric, bells and $1 bin Target ornaments.

My husband's childhood sled. My MIL gave this to me when we first got married and she added the greenery, rafia, homespun and 'Let It Snow'.

A mini tree with little strips of homespun tied to the branches. Add and old bucket and $5 old door to help make the entrance more welcoming.

I don't think I ever showed my cool wagon/wheelbarrow that I snagged at a flea market this year. It was made from on eldery man from old barn wood and old parts. It fits in great with our landscaping. I change it out seasonly. For winter I added some greenery, an old $1 box, a birdhouse I made and a bench my mom made.

Let's head inside.

The entryway.

One of my favorite antique bowls filled with pinecones, greenery and 50 cent vintage ornaments.

We received this great beadboard shelf from my brother and his family for our wedding. It's fun to change out the decor on it thoughout the year. The pillow and Santa sign made by bloggy friends. The string of peppers I received from my MIL for Christmas. They're from her garden and remind us of her especially during the winter months when her and her husband go to Mexico for R&R. This year though, it is New Mexico. It adds that splash of Christmas red.

Before I made crafts, my husband bought me this wonderful saltbox house (overpriced). But it's still a favorite. :) I love my old crocks and bowls that I have gotten as gifts or next to nothing.

We love our Nativity Scene. It's nothing fancy but we like it. You can usually find Mary, Joseph or Baby Jesus on a toy train or playing with legos when my 4 year old gets a hold of them. I think I saw Joseph flying around like a super hero the other day. :)

My mom made the stitchery.

A fun tree I made with scrap pieces of old wood and a lathe piece for the trunk.

$2.50 Christmas Trees from Michaels for our advent ornaments.

Homemade snowballs from a bloggy friend.

I love Norman Rockwell. I found a Christmas plate with my birth year.

Stitchery pillow made by my mom.

I love my hubby. A fun photo we took on my first hunting trip last year. :)

Last year's Santa photo. So sad my now 8 year old doesn't 'believe' anymore. :( Anyone else have that problem with their children this year? Breaks my heart.

Another favorite crock bowl filled with 50 cent thrift store ornaments, pincones and wooden candy canes (that I didn't make).

The beadboard box with potpourri, my mom made for me when I had my son 8 years ago. Seems like yesterday.

A fun old grater filled with Christmas fillers.


 I tried something different this year and hung the stockings from the fireplace screen. I think I like it!

A fun Christmas tree makedo.

 A stitchery block made by my mom, who else?! A fun vintage basket with greenery.

How simple to add greenery and pincones to an old jar. Homespun fabric and rustic bells added for a little jingle cheer!

A fun garage sale sled from the 1950's that I scored for $5. I made the simple banner out of ripped muslin fabric. I stenciled on the letters and after it was dry I soaked it in tea to give it an aged look.

$1 crock with more 50 cent vintage thrift store ornaments. Those ornaments went a long way. :)

My 50 cent garage sale stool. I made the Christmas blocks a few years ago. The trees are from Hobby Lobby. I bought them unfinished on sale and painted them myself. The cute snowman is from a bloggy friend.

My Christmas Tree Twig Art

More crocks and another mom stitchery.

Are you tired of my crocks and bowls? LOL Here's another displayed on my coffee table. I added greenery, pinecones and fabric balls I made a long time ago. I then placed it in the middle of a berry wreath. Why always hang wreaths on the wall?

My felt poinsettia tree.

I kept the tree really simple this year and just decorated it with the felt poinsettias and 2 pearl garlands.
My sons each have a tree in their rooms for their personalized and homemade ornaments with colored lights...not with these boring white lights. :)

And there you have it, a very simple Christmas at At Home With K.
Thanks for stopping by! Hope you can come back again soon!

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The Nester


  1. Oh my gosh you have sooo much beautiful Christmas stuff going on in your home! I'm kinda amazed :)

  2. I was wondering when we'd be seeing your Christmas decor. I'm jealous you have so many places for bowls and such. I have hardly any place to "sit" anything. Trystan was asking just the other day if Santa was real. I told her that if she believes in her heart that he is real, then he is. Of course when she asks hubby if he's real he says, "No, I'm Santa Claus!" He says he doesn't want to lie to her. She never believes him when he says that so I think we're still

  3. Thanks for sharing all your amazing Christmas treasures. You photos are gorgeous. Linda

  4. Thank you for sharing. I love all of your decorations. You really are talented at decorating :)

  5. What a lovely home, I'm so glad you linked up. I was really smitten with your fireplace screen, it looks awesome and gave me an idea...hmmmm :-)

    Merry Christmas and thanks again for joining the party!

  6. I love your rustic country decor. Such pretty details everywhere.

    Nice visiting with you.

  7. I am in LOVE with all of your country old time decor. Amazing and gorgeous.

  8. I am so happy! I won! I have emailed you my mailing address. Thank you :)

  9. Everything looks beautiful Kindra!

    Merry Christmas!

    Carmen and the Primcats

  10. Your home is beautiful filled with so many fun touches! Thanks for your comment on my Christmas towels today. I'm following you right back!

  11. I didn't get to decorate this year since I'm moving, but your decor is very similar to mine. I lived through your post. Love the rustic Christmas.

  12. Your house is beautiful! I love all the sweet vignettes. Everything looks so warm and welcoming!

  13. So beautiful, Kindra! You have great taste :) I especially love your outdoor decor... gorgeous!

  14. Everything looks so pretty, festive and cheerful.

  15. Such pretty decorations, they all look great!

  16. wow, your home and your creativity is stunning! I wish I could come visit! Thanks for becoming a follower of my blog, I'm very excited to have you! I realized some time ago your posts aren't coming to my inbox... I'm going to try and fix that right now!

    xo, Leanne @ Because (I think) I Can

  17. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home! Your Christmas decorations are so pretty!

  18. Your home is beautiful! I love the country feel to it!

    Thanks for stopping by to link up for Functional Friday!


  19. Your home looks wonderful decked out for Christmas. Following you. Diane

  20. Enjoying your displays fr the SECOND time today!

  21. I LOVE all your bowls and crocks full of Christmas cheer. And your use of natural items is so pretty. Thanks for sharing your home with us!

  22. Kindra, you did it again. Everything is perfect! I'm begging you to share this at our party going on now Happy holiday! My

  23. Your home is wonderful! So many neat rustic touches. That tree is to die for, just LOVE the shape!

    Thanks for the awesome tour. :)


  24. Kindra,

    Your home looks great! I love all the simple ribbons tied on your trees and wood touches throughout.

  25. Your blog is just awesome; just found you from the party--you decorate beautifully!

  26. Christmas time in your home must be such fun ... I adore your decorations :)

  27. Love all your cute touches. But you make me feel old when you say your birth year is 78. My oldest son was born that year.

  28. you have inspired me! I esp. love your old doors and fence you use for accent pieces... and your momma's stitcheries :) I wish I still lived in Lincoln... I would invite myself over for a LIVE tour... none of my friends here appreciate my frugal prim/ antique finds!! they dont even know what "prim" is! :) really enjoy your blog. Do you ever hit up the Lincoln flea market at the lancaster event center? I find the best stuff there when I can make it down to see family.

  29. Really enjoyed your Christmas decorating tour! I found a few pictures that I need to "pin" for next year. =] Everything looks wonderful, Kindra!

  30. So I had to come back over here and tell you something. I pinned the picture of the pine cones and greenery in the jar tied up with homespun and rusty bells. It's a cute idea, I want to do it soon. It's also a popular picture!! I've never had so many people like one of the pictures I've pinned. With just one day, it already has 20 likes and 113 repins!! WOW! I was shocked! So keep on inspiring us... please!!! =]


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