Monday, December 13, 2010

Another Tender Tennessee Christmas Home Tour 2010…

Hello my friends!

This year I am

celebrating the magnificent birth of Jesus

Matthew 1:18-25

with a

TENDER TENNESSEE

CHRISTMAS!

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After lots of coffee, sewing,

and hot glue gunnin’,

I finally got my

HANDMADE, COZY CABIN Christmas up!

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So let’s take a home tour… shall we?

We will start with a short stroll through

the COLORFUL

entry way.

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This is an old farm table I made into a bench.

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An antique bell hangs from

the colorful swag.

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Rusty sleigh bells anchor

the big, colorful round ornaments

on the tree.

And Now…

 

onto the dining room.

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Next… the kitchen

and all it’s décor.

This is where the

COZY CABIN theme

really starts to kick in.

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So… I have to STOP here and say that

all the plaid

you see in the photos are from ONE

cut up boys shirt I bought at Target

on Clearance for $3.50.

It went a long ways!

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An old baker’s rack was used  behind my

lighted barn star.

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Again… another old baker’s rack.

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An antique oil can and bucket

are used to create a cozy cabin display

over the cabinets.

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I used some tree cuttings and ornaments

tied with rafia and stapled them

to painted placemats on my

faux stone wall.

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I moved my Lantern Stand

into the kitchen

and added a bow and a few bells at the top.

And finally… onto the living room

 

let’s start with the

 mantel and fireplace.

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For the wreath… I used an old hymn

printed on brown wrapping paper

along with pieces of fabric,

sticks and pine cones to adorn my wreath.

Then I added a barn star for a little “punch”.

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I used some rusty metal ornaments

to adorn the edge of the mantel.

The mittens were cut from the

plaid shirt and hot glue gunned to felt

in order to make a cute cover

for my stocking holders.

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An old ammunition crate

is used as a prop for

holding firewood and kindling…

even though I have a gas fireplace.

:)

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Next to the fireplace,

I draped a Christmas quilt

over a bunk ladder I found at Goodwill

awhile back.

 

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My shipping crate table

is used to display a

small Christmas vignette.

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A nesting goose/duck on the armoire.

And finally…

 

the Christmas Tree.

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I made most of the ornaments this year.

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A Christmas ornament made from a sock.

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There’s that plaid shirt again!

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And hand sewn mittens

big and small cover the tree.

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Vintage icicle strands fill

the tree for a bit of old fashion goodness!

Well… that’s Christmas 2010.

Thank you for visiting my

Tender Tennessee Christmas

this year.

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May your Christmas season be

Merry and Bright!

 

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Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special

29 comments:

  1. OMG...it all turned out so Beautiful! You did a fantastic job!!! :)

    Wendy

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  2. Absolutely beautiful! I'm ready to go get my red flannel and cut it in strips and start tying it on everything. I love your snowmen.

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  3. So lovely! But bar none, my very favorite part was your log ladder in the tub of greens and twinkling lights. That idea needs to be in a magazine.

    Gorgeous touches and the music was a lovely touch as well. It's still playing. :)

    Donna
    http://funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com/

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  4. I lied. The wood box AND bench are also driving me into a NEED frenzy! Seriously. I'm about to take out a hammer and saw and make it! Step AWAY from the computer... geeently....

    Donna
    http://funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com/

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  5. Loved your Christmas tour, K"e"ndra! I love all the Country touches you added to your home! You always have a great eye for detail. :)

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  6. Such a beautiful home...who knew one shirt could have so many uses?

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  7. Oh my gosh, KENDRA!!! This is beautiful!

    But one question: What NO BATHROOM? Ha! Kidding!

    I especially LOVE the sock and shirt ornaments! And the ladder! Oh my gosh, the ladder!!!!!! LOVE the farm table bench and the lantern tree!!!

    I didn't know about the home tour until today. I can't do it. I won't be able to make it. Poo. But I can enjoy everyone else's homes!!!!

    xo
    ~Kolein

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  8. Your home is wonderful ... so warm, welcoming and festive! Fun to have found you.

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  9. Hi Kendra!!!
    There is no word in this world to describe how beautiful your X-mas decoration is.
    Congratulations!!!
    Everything is perfectly made and arranged in a way that only YOU could do that!
    May you also have a Merry, Bright, Lovely and Blessed X-Mas!!!
    Thanks for have showed your place and thanks for have come to mine.
    Kisses,
    Your fan-friend from Brazil,
    Zazá

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  10. Kendra, it's all so festive and fun! I love all the ornaments that you made. That little shirt did you well! I had a bucket all pretty and filled with wood and greens and my hubby used it to start a fire tonight! Can you imagine? lol!

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  11. I love your tender Tennessee Christmas, Kendra. Everything looks like great stuff I just saw while I was in Gatlinburg. Love it!!

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  12. OMG! BEAUTIFUL, THAT'S ALL I CAN SAY.
    I WANT YOUR HOUSE, LOL!
    sandrallen260@centurytel.net

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  13. I'm so proud of you, it's all awesome!

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  14. I love it ALL! I am bookmarking this bc I want a log ladder! Heck, I've been searching for an old one and now I can just get my Honey to make me one. LOL Everything is SOOOOOOOO pretty!

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  15. What a wonderful home! Love your handmade ornaments, they really are so much fun.
    But my eye fell and stayed on that little ladder in the corner. Love it.

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  16. Thanks Everyone!! I love this time of year... and I have loved visiting all your blogs for your Christmas tours!! So many wonderful decorations and ideas... inspiration abounds in blog land!!

    Merry Christmas everyone!!
    Kendra

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  17. It's all gorgeous, but that dining room is to die for! Seriously~I just love it.

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  18. I love your tree. And the ornaments you made are fabulous!! Love the mantel, the wreath is the best.

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  19. Your home is so beautiful! So warm and inviting! I love everything you that you have done here! Thank you so much for the tour!

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  20. Your home is just beautiful! I love that you used lots of color, and I'm amazed at the mileage you got from just one plaid shirt!
    ~Amanda
    P.S Thanks for visiting my Holiday Beach House -- I'm glad you enjoyed the tour :)

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  21. Hello Kendra!
    Here I am again! But this time is to say...
    HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
    Kisses,
    Zazá

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  22. Beautiful!!! I love the birch ladder - so pretty! Hope you had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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  23. The house looks beautiful! Your trees are just stunning!

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  24. Absolutely beautiful and so many creative ideas. I love your photo ladder (great idea). Also love your using a flannel shirt in so many ways and what a good find that was!

    julie

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  25. I'm a little late but just took a tour of your lovely home. You remind me of my SIL who is also gifted in the decorating department. You've got a wonderfully creative eye!

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  26. Kendra, your gift of talent and creative ability is amazing !!! I love it all ... I am a Tennessee Girl myself, from one to another God Bless you and yours !!! Will keep checking back

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    1. Thanks Lori! Always nice to meet a fellow Tennessean! Glad you stopped by!

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