Christmas Tour 2012 and Recap

First there was Christmas crafting...

the torn book page tree in a terra cotta pot,  (I think my book page tree got the most pageviews of any of my Christmas posts)

the jute webbing candle pouch,

the framed button snowman and tree,

the blog inspired star snowman,

the yardstick tree,  (this was also a follower favorite)

my Dollar Tree styrofoam snowballs,

the $5 gold cherub figurine,

that was dry brushed with creamy white paint, 

the folded book Christmas craft,

and the bottle brush trees that were bleached and glittered.  These were my crafting highlights of the Christmas season.

Now on to the tour...

 First stop, the Christmas pew,  (this post was very popular)

and the front doorstep display.

Once inside, the bathroom has my spray painted snow village on display on the long vanity.

Vintage look snow babies in the den...

A prim angel and pillows on the spare bed in the den,

 and a prim snowman on the den's built-in countertop.

There are my vintage toys, and

a black wood basket with a vintage Christmas feel.

More prim and vintage decor on the built-in shelves and cabinets in the den.

Also in the den, the snow shoe shelf decorated in a bird theme.

In the laundry room, just one little vignette in Wm Adams Old Winter Scenes tea cups.

The kitchen has gingerbread vignette over the sink.

A shadow box with vintage mugs, figurines and salt and pepper shakers.

A country Christmas kitchen corner vignette with an old vintage radio.

A creamy white and gold vignette on the wash stand in the living room.

My vintage Christmas angel collection I display in my desk hutch.

The coffee table vignette.

The funnel tree (this was a hit for me too,

along with the red bicycle wheel card holder)

I added a wool stocking to the mantel, for my youngest daughter.

The Nativity set with the re-painted cherub.

A Christmas suitcase vignette.

Some kitschy vintage.

And the tree.

Thanks for visiting this Christmas season.  I hope I have inspired you.

Have a very Merry Christmas!

Funky Junk's Sat Nite Special


  1. Heck yes, you have inspired me! You've been a crafting and decorating diva. Love all the eye candy. Glad I got to know you this year!

  2. I know Pam and I agree. I love all your ideas. I hadn't seen the church pew. I have one of those on my front porch too. That funnel tree is still my favorite.
    Happy Holidays.

  3. Carlene you have been my inspiration this Christmas! Your crafts and decorating have inspired me to decorate and I even copied your little suitcase vignette! All this put together in one blog post makes me so happy!
    hugs, Linda

  4. Inspired and exhausted me lol! Woman sit down and have a cool drink and some cookies :-) I love that you put all of your awesome Christmas decor into one post. I am pinning this for next year's inspiration! I have so enjoyed getting to know you friend. Have a wonderful Christmas!!

  5. Oh my goodness, you are so energetic Carlene. I am tired now but wonderfully so after all those projects. I love that mantle.

  6. Carlene, when will you be accepting overnight guests? I could spend at least a week just staring at all your creative vignettes. I do not know if i could pick a favorite. A Wonderful Winterland!

  7. What a beautiful post! I love all of it! The snow shoe shelves may be my favorite, but then there's so much more that I'm crazy about too! You do such a great job with your projects, and arranging them. Just wonderful!! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  8. So cute and so festive. Thanks for sharing. Have a great week. Merry Christmas.

  9. I have enjoyed each and every one of your Christmas posts! Your house looks amazing!
    Christmas Hugs,

  10. OMGosh! Your house is definitely full of holiday cheer!! I love so many things, but how you've 'styled' your built-in bookshelves are among my favorites!

  11. Somehow I missed the vintage look snow babies. Where in the world did you find them?! I'm in love. :@

    Your house looks so cozy and festive all decked out for Christmas, Carlene. Thanks for taking us on the house tour!

  12. Wow! So much Christmas fun! Love the projects, beautiful home!

    Merry Christmas, Carlene!

  13. Wow! Amazing job. Love the vintage figurines!

  14. Got here from Wow Us Wednesday and all I can say is WOW. Loved the tour and my visit to your blog!

  15. There is so much eye candy here! I have bookmarked this page to come back to. I just love all the vintage stuff you have.

  16. Boy oh boy, all this is awesome, Carlene. Your mind must be working 24/7 on what else to style. It looks really good.

  17. What a delight, Carlene! I wish I lived next door to you...I'd be right over! You have decorated so amazingly. I can't begin to choose one favorite...although, I am a bit partial to your "Granny angel" perched on your quilt covered sofa. she's adorable!
    Thank you...thank you for sharing your wonderful home!
    Blessings and smiles,

  18. So enjoyable. Seeing some things that I must have missed in your blogs. Have to go back and look for them. Loved it all.
    Happy Christmas.
    Audrey Z.

  19. That was fun looking back. Boy, you had some fantastic projects, vignettes and ideas this year! I have enjoyed them all.

  20. Did I ever enjoy your recap of all you lovely holiday posts! Thank you for sharing! Merry Christmas to you!

  21. Wow...your halls are definitely decked! Merry Christmas!

  22. Happy Holidays from my home to yours! This is absolutely lovely. I am visiting you via Wow Us Wednesdays and I look forward to seeing you at My Dream Canvas!

  23. Carlene,
    your home is such a delight. I enjoyed every single one the first time and loved them all a second. I even saw a couple I had missed. Because of you my friend I will be on a funnel look out. I already have one pretty large one. You have such a talent and I'm so happy to have you as a friend. Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup. Have a very Merry Christmas!

  24. Carlene, I loved seeing all of your wonderful treasures and crafted treasures at one time. Your displays are wonderful. If I'm not back to visit before Christmas, I want to wish you a wonderful Christmas holiday. laurie

  25. Everything looks wonderful!
    Thanks for the tour.


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