Dear Deer or Holiday Home Tour


 I am so late sharing our holiday home, but I do hope you will stop by and stay a while.  Except for the Christmas tree, I use all natural decorations, so a lot doesn't get done until a few days before Christmas, when family comes.  ( a fake tree is a whole other post, which someday I shall write about) (p.s.) did you see the little Christmas on my blog banner?

Enjoy and have a happy happy season of love, cheer and all that is dear.  I adore all my Vintage Nest customers, friends and readers  and appreciate you all so much. xoxo

 My only tree this year I decorated to reflect the culture and aesthetics of our surroundings, the flora and fauna that exist on the property.  Deer, frosted ferns, dried seaweed and hydrangeas, gold acorns, gold and white pine cones, gold leaves, burlap and accordion signs of the season grace the old silk tree, the color the patina of antique book pages.  The tree sits in a French tin flower bucket that in turn sits in a vintage flower stand.

Christmas dinner will be laid on the old farmhouse table.   It, too, has a vintage deer under cloche with some vintage glass ornaments.  Closer to the day, I will add a grainsack runner and a fresh garland of pine and cedar down the center of the table.  The rustic will be playful against the silver serving pieces.

The foyer table boasts an old wire gym basket filled with red poinsettias and a winter scene I made from a 1940's worn gold swing frame and a page from a child's 1940's learning book. 

Carrying on with the deer theme, white ceramic deer with gold holly wreaths around their neck, sits on the table beside the tree.  I found this large gorgeous trio at a yard sale one summer.   Love, love, love it!

Still another deer,  a very very old papier mache one, once painted dark green, most of which has flaked off now.  Another cherished piece I love.

Magnolia suits the distressed Mora clock and gives it a festive look

the kitchen gets a bit more whimsical and a touch of red    

In the old cabinet that holds white ironstone, a simple white and gold tree created from broken china and a candlestick base, adds a bit of charm.

On the dining room dessert buffet, stands a tarnished tinsel small tree, resting in an old silver tea pot.

I love to place Christmas gifts everywhere, tucked under a table, just sitting on a chair, on a table......do you do that?

Collected shed deer antler lend a natural element to the decor while carrying out the "dear deer" theme. 

I have to show a Christmas gift I bought myself ( I told Bobby G., I bought it for him :)  This floor lamp was hand made by Mona of  Birds of A Feather.  The post  is antique, paired with a newer topper.  I am crazy about this piece and it will be dressed up for the holidays with fresh greenery soon.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
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Art and Sand said...

I am in love with your style. There are so many different details to mention, but I will be pinning several pics for ideas.

Merry Christmas

Alycia Nichols said...

The papier mache deer!!!! Oh, that is just so pretty!!!!!!! I would love something like that! Vintage stuff is the best stuff, but you know that already, don't you? ;-)

Your tree is beautiful, and I love the reindeer jumping across the front of it! How cool!!! I also love that you are able to incorporate lots and lots of fresh foliage and other elements from on and around your property. What a blessing that it! The suburbs are good for something, but not for having lots of nature at my disposal!

You have so many cool pieces. That clock is fabulous, and it's really slick with the magnolia leaf "barrette" on the side of it now! Great score of that reindeer trio, too.

Everything just looks fantastic, and I'm so glad that you are into the spirit of the holiday! Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy! Merry Christmas!!!

Junkchiccottage said...

Oh Lynn,
It is all so beautiful. Loved the tour. I love that post lamp too. How great is that!!! Merry Christmas dear friend. Enjoy being with your beautiful family.

Maureen Wyatt said...

You home dressed up for Christmas is positively dream like! I love it all, especially the focus on nature.

Pam Kessler said...

Your white tree is gorgeous. I love that style and keep hoping I'll find one at a thrift store. So far, just been finding really fake looking ten year old green ones :( Your candy cane bunch on the bicycle is adorable! Enjoy your holidays!

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Your home looks so inviting Lynn! It's so fun to peek into fellow bloggers homes to see their decorations especially at Christmas. The huge candy canes with the vintage bike are awesome!!

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and the Happiest of New Years!!

Blessings, Edie Marie

Anonymous said...

Oh, Lynn, just gorgeous! I love Mona's lamp. She is so talented, and I also love, love, love the french chair next to the lamp! Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your family and Merry Christmas to you and Bobby G! Hope to see you after the holidays!

chateau chic said...

You have such a wonderful touch, Lynn! Of course, I adore all of your vintage goodies. Your family must just love coming home for Christmas!
Mary Alice

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I absolutely adore this, Lynn! It is delightful. I smiled so when I saw it!



Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Lynn, Your Christmas decor is beautiful and I love the papier mache deer! The new floor lamp is wonderful. Thanks for joining my party and I hope you and Gar have a blessed and very Merry Christmas.

pballard said...

Oh dear.. I love it all. The lamp is so neat, and that chair oh my I love. Merry Christmas to you and yours. I look forward to the New Year with you and your blog.

Cindy said...

I love that you use your blog to share your love of your home and your decor.
Every moment every picture is absolute beauty.
I too share your love for Deer and use many in my decoration.
My blogs pertain to my Jewelry but as I read yours I feel that I need to share my other passion too.
A most wonderful Merry Christmas to you Lynn, and your family.

Stacey said...

Lynn, everything looks just gorgeous! Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Donna Wilkes said...

Love all the nature-inspired elements especially the deer. My favorite was the framed schoolbook page.

All About Vignettes said...

Wow Lynn. How did you ever do all this fabulous holiday decorating AND the vintage market? You're amazing and of course i'm in love with all the deer.


Trotter said...

Hi Lynn! Hope you are having a great holiday season! Sorry for the absence, but work and concerns are keeping me away from Blogtrotter... Anyhow, enjoy my latest post at Tobago, and have a great season!
Wish you all the best for 2014, hopefully better than 2013!

Beverly said...

Lynn, your home looks beautiful all dressed up for Christmas. I see your special touch in all.

Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Gayla said...

Oh my! Such beauty! Merry Christmas!

Betsy Brock said...

Beautiful and so festive! Merry Christmas to you! xo

Laurel Stephens said...

Your holiday home is beautiful. Merry Christmas, Lynn!

Town and Country Gals said...

all I have to say is AMAZING! I'm not gonna say I love any particular thing, cuz I love it all! We like a lot of the same things, I too have deer everywhere and shed antlers are one of my favorite things to use.
Thanks for the gorgeous tour of your home!

Blondie's Journal said...

Lynn...I don't know if you'll scroll back to this comment but I just had to say how in awe I was over your holiday decor. All the natural touches, just so, so much inspiration. And the lamp post, outstanding!!! You never disappoint. I only wish I had seen this before Christmas, I would have borrowed a few ideas! :)


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