Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Christmas in July–House Tour


I’m joining in all the fun with the Christmas in July going on at right now at these fabulous blogs..

 I wanted to share some of my pictures from Christmas 2011.
Here’s the living room mantel.  All of the garland I use is the basic garland that you get at Wal-Mart or Hobby Lobby.  I add real magnolia leaves and little cedar branches along the artificial picks.


The Christmas tree has lots of red with touches of gold.  The large bow and ribbon are the mesh ribbons.


The top of the entertainment center features a head bust of Santa Claus!


My mercury glass Santa's are displayed on the piano.  Last year I decided to coordinate the wrapping paper.


I picked up the three candlesticks at a yard sale last summer.  After adding a little greenery, it was a perfect fit for the top of the music cabinet.


On to the kitchen….my favorite thing is the garland running along the top of the cabinets.  Once again, I used basic garland with magnolia leaves and small pieces of cypress.  In addition, I inserted red poinsettias and red mesh ribbon.  At night when the lights on the garland are lit, it is so beautiful!  The light tends to reflect off the mesh ribbon.  I pull out my Christmas glasses and dishes to decorate the corner cabinet.


Even the top of the refrigerator gets a little whimsical decorations!


I accented the small china cabinet with touches of red Christmas décor…


as well as the china cabinet in the dining room!


And I couldn’t forget the mudroom!


The back door is decorated in candy canes and peppermints!
Thanks for stopping by!

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Cowgirl Up @ Cedar Hill Ranch


  1. Tammy, thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving me that great tip about cleaning silver. I will definitely try it. I've never heard of that one. That would be great!

    I'm loving your Christmas decorations. I was really taken by the ribbon wreath you made for the door. The colors (I think it's that shade of green in there) are so fun and I like the softness of it. And you definitely can't beat candy canes to convey a festive look!

  2. Oh wow, I'm getting so inspired for C'mas 2012! Your house looks fabulous with every C'mas detail in every party of your home..I love it!

  3. Tammy, your decorations are wonderful -- and would be perfect with the colors in MY house! I especially love your kitchen -- how fun to enjoy the lighted garland atop the cabinets throughout the season! And your backdoor is darling -- must remember to decorate mine this year! Thank you for visiting my post on Christmas tables past!

  4. I was thinking about Christmas in July just a few days ago! It's been super hot here in Kansas and I wish it would cool off a tad.

    I love Christmas and your pics are wonderful.
    God bless,

  5. You decorations are so beautiful! I love red and gold together. They are my favorite Christmas colors!

  6. Oooooh, I love your wreath and the garland around your door. They are so festive!


Thank you so much for all your lovely comments! I try to return the favor and visit each one of you! ~Blessings, Tammy~