Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Tidings Holiday Housewalk

Welcome to the Tidings Holiday Housewalk. My co-host Cathy and I are thrilled that you are here. You are about to get to visit these special homes and get all kinds of inspiration and ideas for Christmas. 

As most of you know, I am in the midst of packing up my home and moving into a new one.  So, my tour is going to be some highlights of Christmas past.

The top photo is on a section of my front porch between the front door and the garage.  I used the big letters and a wreath of live greenery for the O in JOY.

One of my all time favorite wreaths is this simple artificial greenery wreath with a red transferware plate wired to the center and a big red bow.

In the entry inside, I love this wreath made out of cut outs of vintage Christmas cards and mounted on a round cardboard wreath.

Another JOY with a large bell in the center.

A vintage window frame tied with bells and all off white items mixed with mercury glass items.

I love this Happy Holidays sign painted in candy cane stripes.  The poinsettias are in a large wicker snowman's hat and an assortment of Santas adorn the other side.

I love garlands anytime of the year....

and Christmas pillows...

and runners....

and Christmas houses in jars....

and handmade ornaments....

decor made with vintage spools and tart tins...

and a Coca Cola bottle painted like Santa.

This arrangement is in honor of my Mom who loved pink - so I have this little vignette of pink items I know she would have loved....

always love my red crocheted flower garland made by the talented Claudia at Mockingbird Hill Cottage

little vintage red truck hauling the tree....

adorning my lampshades....

and my precious Bella.

But, the most important part of this blessed season is to celebrate the birth of our Lord.

Merry Christmas!

I promised next year I'll have a tree up and I'll do better at home decor for the holidays.

Be sure and visit each of the blogs on the tour.

Tuesday, December 15

Wednesday, December 16

Enjoy each and every beautiful home.

Thanks for visiting.

Enjoy this blessed season.



  1. Love all your Christmas vignettes Judy.. I especially love your rustic truck! I so need to get one. A big thank you for co-hosting the Tidings Holiday Housewalk with me dear friend!

  2. Okay, I was going to pick favorites, but there are just too many favorites! What fun! Have a merry Christmas.

  3. Good Morning Judy. Thank you for co hosting with Cathy and inviting me to join in to the home tour this year. So much pretty inspiration. Love all your vignettes and the memories attached. Bella looks ready for Christmas too.
    Enjoy the days leading up to the big day. Hugs.

  4. So many charming vignettes ~ it is really hard to pick a favorite! Don't be surprised to see me copying some of your great ideas next year ;-) Thank you so much for including me on your tour it is greatly appreciated. But most importantly, I am so proud and happy to call you a dear friend. Merry Christmas dear one.

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  5. Judy,
    Amazing vignettes for the Christmas Season, dear friend!!!
    I, truly, adored seeing all the JOY decorations!!!
    I belong to a Ladies Circle named JOY!!!
    Thank you for sharing your first Christmas in your "new" home with us!!!

  6. Oh, Judy! Everything is so fun.

    I can't believe I have never seen a coke bottle painted like Santa before.

    If I wasn't finishing packing and cleaning the house for Lulu's sitter, I would decorate my lampshade in the living room. I can't believe I never thought of adding touches to it for Christmas.

  7. So hard to decorate in the middle of a soon to be move. I love seeing your Christmas touches from years past. Especially the vintage table runner. I may have to make one of those for next year.

  8. So hard to decorate in the middle of a soon to be move. I love seeing your Christmas touches from years past. Especially the vintage table runner. I may have to make one of those for next year.

  9. So cute! Thank you for sharing! I love those little bottle brush trees and those vintage style cloth ornaments....

  10. Your Christmas décor is wonderful, Judy. The wreath with the red bow is pretty, and that dish looks like the red transferware? I've always loved to see the words, JOY at Christmas time, so your red words caught my eye. The mercury glass items look wintery, and I love the pillow "I'm dreaming of a white Christmas." I do wish it would snow here sometime. The red crocheted flower garland is very charming, and is it just me, or do they look like red roses hehehe?

    Thanks for sharing highlights of your Christmas' past, Judy. Hello there Bella! Are you getting into the Christmas spirit too?

    love, ~Sheri

  11. It all looks wonderful Judy! I know how busy you are this year! Love the homemade ornaments and the banners! Wishing you a great week.


  12. Your home and decor ideas are all lovely Judy. All the best with your move and I hope you have a blessed Christmas. Pam

  13. ahhh, Judy, I just knew you would have some adorable decorations....I thought about you moving at this time...good idea to go back in archives....it's a wonderful post. xoxo

  14. Hey Judy, you have so many wonderful decorations, my fave is the vintage cards wreath, love it!! Hope you're having fun getting ready to get into your new house. New Year, New Chapter! Have a wonderful Christmas!

  15. It's all beautiful. I love the little houses in jars and the Christmas pillows are so fun! Just think of the fun you're going to have next year decorating a new place! A big thank you to you and Cathy for co-hosting this, and for inviting me to participate. Merry Christmas to you Judy!

  16. I enjoyed seeing some of your past Christmases. I know you are well into the process of moving into your new home. Have fun.

    Happy Christmas to you ~ FlowerLady

  17. Hi Judy, love all the beautiful ideas here for Christmas starting with the plate in the wreath. Your darling painted sign is wonderful!! Love the little houses in the jars too. You are so talented and always inspiring. Lovely tour. Hope the move is going well and wishing you a very MERRY CHRISTMAS xo

  18. Judy, your Christmas past pictures are very pretty. You are one talented lady! I've been thinking about you lately. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas.

  19. Aren't you glad you've got photos of all the wonderful Christmas decorations you've made in the past? I hope you're settling into your new home and enjoy the magic of the season!

  20. It seems you love the word Joy just as much as I do, Judy! I'm enjoying your holiday tour. So happy you are hosting this. Many blessings, Cindy xo

  21. Such a fun home to be in at Christmas time. Thank you for hosting with Cathy on this tour and all of your hard work. xx Jo

  22. I very much enjoyed this. Love, love, love the wreathed plate! All the best with your move at this time of year.

  23. Morning, looks so festive, love the old window frame and red truck, great decorating!!!! Loved the tour,Francine.

  24. Your new home is going to fabulous! Thanks for sharing Christmas' past..such beautiful decor and sweet homemade treasures from talented you! Hugs, hugs, hugs!! Merry Christmas dear friend!



  25. Hi Judy, can I tell you if I lived close I'd have to take the wreath with the red transferware!! These are all beautiful.


  26. Thanks for sharing. Such a sweet picture of Bella. The two of you have been through so much together. Wishing you and your family a blessed Christmas.

  27. Loved the look back at Christmas past Judy! I wondered how you were going to do this with moving. lol! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

  28. You are so creative, Judy...so many wonderful decorations! My favorite was the vintage Christmas card cutout wreath!



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