Monday, December 9, 2013

Blogger Stylin' Home Tours Christmas 2013

I'm so excited to be participating in Lindsay of The White Buffalo Styling Co. Christmas home tour! There are so many amazing bloggers participating - I'm so honored to be included!

This weekend we started decorating for Christmas (I know we're late :) We've been traveling a lot so we finally got a full weekend to work on projects. Yay!

For our Christmas tree this year, I decided to focus on texture, contrast and shine. As always, it's mostly DIY!

I made a feather garland by gluing loose feathers to yarn. I love the softness that it adds!

I finally made my first gold urchin (took me long enough :) using styrofoam balls, toothpicks, and gold spray paint.

I printed a few letters and then cut them out of chip board and spray painted.

I glued black and white paper clips on the back to attach them to the tree. Finally, a few pennant banners made from gold glitter ribbon and contact paper that I drew a diagonal stripe on.

I collected a few pine cones and branches from the yard. I miss California's weather, but it's nice to actually feel like Christmas here!

I found this brass pillar candle holder from Goodwill for $1.30 (LOVE thrifting here!!)

I simply placed one of the urchins on top of the tree as a topper - it just stays in place :) Thanks Bethany for the inspiration!! The tree skirt is a striped tablecloth that I folded up. It definitely feels more Christmasy here .. now we just need snow!   

Make sure to follow along with the entire Christmas home tour - all of the bloggers participating are amazing - you won't want to miss any!! 


Roeshel - DIY Showoff 
Jess and Monica - East Coast Creative
Laura - Finding Home 
Jesse - Scout & Nimble
Sarah - Sarah M. Dorsey 
Angela - Number Fifty-Three 
Gwen - The Makerista 
Brittany - Brittany Makes 


Ashley - The Handmade Home  
Anneke - This, That, & Life 
Caitlin - Desert Domicile 
Sarah - The Thriftress 
Carolyn - Sweet Chaos Home 
Shavonda - A Home Full of Color 


Jamie - C.R.A.F.T. 
Lucy - Craftberry Bush 
Michelle - Decor and the Dog 
Whitney - The Curtis Casa 
Kristin - Bliss at Home 
Summer - Simple Stylings 
 Kelly - View Along the Way 


Jenna - SAS Interiors
Chris - Just a Girl 
Michelle - Iron and Twine 
Amanda - Our Humble Abode 
Julia - Cuckoo 4 Design 
Lindsay - Makely Home
Jennifer - Dimples and Tangles 


Traci - Beneath My Heart 
Jennifer - The Chronicles of Home 
Kristin - Hunted Interior 
Eileen - A Creative Day 
Gabbi - Retro Ranch Reno 
Kristen - KFD Designs 
Jessica - Dear Emmeline  
Sarah - Royal Marigold 
Carmel - Our Fifth House 


  1. So so pretty. Love your urchins. I have them on my Christmas list. I'm too lazy to DIY it! :)
    Your photos are gorgeous as usual!

  2. Sarah, thank you for sharing! I don't know how you fit this in with moving and everything else, but I am so glad you did! Beautiful job!

  3. I'm so impressed, Sarah, that with everything going on, you had time to do this, too!? The feather garland is such a good simple, refreshing and just oh so pretty. ;)

  4. Your tree looks beautiful, thanks for the mention! :) I love that feather garland too! I don't know how you find time to do it all!

  5. I love your style, its so quaint but homey. I also love those urchin ornaments!

  6. I can't believe you were able to do all this with your move! Impressive ;) Your ornaments turned out great and I love that candle holder :) xo Kristin

  7. oh i LOVE what you did with the tree! it's gorgeous! and that coffee table makes me weak in the knees!

  8. That settles it, I MUST make some DIY urchins! SO fun! And, I'm totally in love with your feather garland. So happy you all are getting somewhat settled!

  9. Looks beautiful, Sarah! I really love that candle holder you found too!

  10. Such gorgeous touches Sarah! I love the letters and feathers on the tree! :)

  11. Your tree is gorgeous! I love that feather garland and those gold urchins! I can't believe you got all that done with everything else that's on your plate!

  12. Your tree is lovely! The urchins are super fun!

  13. I absolutely love your living room! and your Christmas tree and all the handmade touches you did to it!

  14. Oh I just adore those urchin ornaments, what a great idea!! I love your striped tree skirt too, very pretty!

  15. Careful what you wish for - I think just crippled myself shoveling our driveway! The living room looks beautiful, perfect touches of warmth and sparkle!

  16. I love how your tree skrit looks at the bottom! Everything turned out beautiful Sarah!

  17. That feather garland is amaaaazing!! Beautiful photos!

  18. Simple. Clean. Beautiful. I LOVE it! Great job Sarah!

  19. cute! love, love the letter garland. and kudos to you for decorating for christmas when you just moved in...amazing!

  20. Your tree is beautiful! Thanks for the tour! Life to the full! Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle

  21. I am really liking the neutral palette you chose! So cozy ad pleasing to the eyes. :)

  22. Absolutely love the garland and the tree - so simple and lovely! I actually featured it today on my blog :-)


  23. Everything is gorgeously done Sarah, I love the gold urchin and the feather garland. It's perfect.

  24. I love your beautiful tree and that coffee table is to die for!!


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