2013 Holiday Housewalk {Welcome To Our Home}

Good morning!

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

It is hard to believe that we are into the Christmas season.

I am so honored to be included in Jennifer Rizzo’s 2013 Holiday Housewalk.

If you are coming from KariAnne’s blog I want to welcome you.

KariAnne’s home is always so beautiful and full of lovely touches.

I hope you enjoy a peek into our home.

My children are thrilled that the house smells good, the tree is up and that presents are beginning to appear under the tree.

This next month is so special to our family as we celebrate the birth of Christ, love on others around us and slow down to enjoy the season.

Welcome to our home…

{Our Advent wreath this year. Each star has an act of kindness inside to do throughout our community}

{My studio}

{Come back later this week to see this beautiful tree by Balsam Hill all dressed up}

{The Living Room}

{ A peek into our library/piano room}

{The kitchen}

{This runner was created from the beautiful print made by Word Art by Karen. You can find the print HERE.}

{Butler’s pantry and coffee station}

{Our window seat at the top of the stairs}

{Madolyn’s room}

{Jack’s Room}

{Benjamin’s room.  I left it exactly as he set it up for you:-)}

{Our bedroom}

In the midst of your shopping, wrapping, decorating and baking we hope you have a big ol’ pillow fight.

It really helps especially when your kids are tired of cleaning:-)

We hope you have a beautiful Christmas.

Thank you so much for stopping by!  What a joy it is to share a bit of our life and home.

{go to the bottom of the post for FAQ about our home}

I know you will love the next house.

Head on over to The Yellow Cape.

You are going to leave so inspired!

To take the tour from the beginning click the button below…


To see our house in the 2012 Holiday Housewalk click HERE.

You can connect in our online creative community HERE.  There are over 8,000 members taking creative and lifestyle online courses!

If you want to be inspired this Christmas to create your own decor and gifts I know you will love these two online courses …

If you have always wanted to learn how to paint with watercolors or want to paint your own Christmas cards this year you will love this online course…

You can see our bags HERE.

If you love vintage …

FAQ about our home and where we have purchased some of our items.

*Woven basket, vintage grain sack tree skirt, vintage linen bags on each plate, vintage French bells, lavender sachets are all from Dreamy Whites.

*Many of our furniture pieces, the boxwood wreaths, architectural pieces, milking bench, Patience/Strength mugs are from Old Glory Antiques.

*The vintage ironstone, vintage caddies, French cutting boards are from Dwell.

*If my vintage French linen is not from a trip I have taken I often find them at French Larkspur.

*The “Fall on Your Knees” painting in my studio is from The House of Belonging.

*The wool pom pom wreath, chunky throw in the window seat photos, Merry Christmas banner on our mantel and many of our mugs are from Anthropologie.

*The star idea out of twigs came from the online class The 12 Artsy Ornaments of Christmas.

*The garland on the tree made from finger knitting is from the online course Creatively Made Home.

*The advent wreath was inspired from a twig tree project from Home for the Holidays.

*The “Sweet Melissa” cow print on wrapped canvas is from Paige Knudsen.

*Red Cross pillow made from vintage fabrics on Jack’s bed is from Komedal Road.

I will try to answer more of your questions in the comments section.

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  1. paige

    jeanne, when i peek into your home i see not only a beautiful home full of art & special meaningful touches but i see love! you do it well my friend. you do it well!! love everything from your sweet face at the door, to the silver hunters & the ginormous pom wreath to sweet melissa in the kitchen to the pillow fight!!
    merry christmas my sweet friend

    1. jeanne Author

      I can’t imagine a sweeter comment. That you would look at our home/photos and see that means the world to me. I will make sure to tell that to Kelly and the kids. Love you so!

  2. Heather

    Jeanne, it’s all so beautiful…as always! You never, ever disappoint! I love hat you have such personal touches with showing yourself at the door and the kids! It truly feels like we are being welcome into your home! Thank you for the gorgeous tour! Heather

    1. jeanne Author

      Heather, thank you! Coming from you that is such a sweet compliment. I can’t wait to see your home!

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  4. Jennifer Rizzo

    Your home looks beautiful! I love the handmade touches with the wood tree and stars. You always look so adorable too!Thank you so much for being a part of the tour and opening your lovely home!

  5. Tardevil

    Your home looks great!! My favorite things are the trees in your kid’s room. And the Lego (?) house, of course and the ‘O Holy Night’ sign. Love your outfit, too!

  6. Carol M

    Thank you for sharing. Your home is so lovely and welcoming. I’m enjoying the holiday class and excited about using some of the ideas in my home. You are so precious and a joy to follow.

  7. lissaandneal@me.com

    This post takes my breath away and makes my heart leap!!! You are one of the most talented people in the universe! 🙂

  8. kolein

    Every drop of it….every bit….every piece….every hand held and considered item….lovingly displayed, sweetly whispers a humble and precious family love song! Blessings to you and your sweet ones this holiday season. You are my favorite inspiration. <3

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    1. Theresa Frazier

      Trish, I agree! I was wondering how to make the gorgeously fluffy cream colored wreath hanging on the glass cabinet. Jeanne, your home and your family are beautiful. Breathtakingly done! Continue sharing.

      1. jeanne Author

        You both are so sweet. I wish I could tell you some awesome tutorial…I bought it from Anthro last year. Sorry! I know there are tutorials out there though.

  10. Marty@A Stroll Thru Life

    Oh my goodness, so beautiful. I love your home and your style and your Christmas decor is fabulous. Hugs, Marty

  11. Ginger

    The pillow fight is my favorite! As always, you have such a beautiful and homey cozy feeling home. Happy Holidays to you and your family!

  12. Linda Smith

    Love, love, love everything!!! So much fun to see other homes at Christmas!! Can you tell me where you got the knitted afghan that is in the picture with your daughter and the cat. Such a cute picture.

    1. Theresa Frazier

      Linda, I, too, was wondering how to make the chunky cream colored throw. So soft and comfortable looking.
      Love soft things,
      Theresa Frazier

  13. Fishtail Cottage

    is it weird to say, i’m in love with your bathroom!!! lol such a cute idea to hang pictures like that in there! my favorite Christmas song is ‘oh holy night’ so the sign has got to be my favorite piece – & you my dear are just darling! hugs to you this holiday season! xoox, tracie

  14. tiffini

    you know…ever since i heard your voice with my ears i fell even more in love with your heart. i remember the first thought i had when i watched the video from home for the holidays was…she is so sweet..kind..generous..compassionate & creative. your home reflects that. i feel loved when i visit. it is simply beautiful. i LOVE the mugs..i so would buy them. i am a recovering mug addict…well i would splurge on those because they are white. that is my boundaries now….lol! that wreath is gorgeous. i made those when i first opened my shop and i LOVE them…a lot of work. love you…xo

  15. Melissa Ellens Loft

    beautiful Jeanne, I love your home… it is full of so much cozyness and inspiration and overflowing with evident intentionality in making a home that speaks love to those who enter!:) Thanks for sharing!

  16. melissa

    absolutely beautiful jeanne, but i am not surprised, everything you do is full of love and beauty {a mirror of your heart!}.

    love the blanket in maddy’s room. do you know where one can find such large yarn? i want to knit one for my crumb.

    miss you!

    1. jeanne Author

      I love you! I have no idea where to find large yarn like that. Anthro may sell kits but I think they are crazy expensive.

  17. Donna Peter

    Stunning as always!!!!
    I’ve read through the links and through the comments thread, unless I missed it, I was wondering about the wreath on Maddy’s headboard, it looks like felt stones??? Very cool!

  18. Mary

    this is just so beautiful, jeanne.
    you are one talented woman, and i love how you inspire me and so many others!
    thanks for sharing your home.
    one of my favorites in the whole wide world.

  19. Deb

    Your home looks amazing Jeanne! It’s one of my favourites too! Could you please share some info about your beautiful bed linens…love them? Thanks! ~Deb~

  20. liz le dorze

    I LOVE everything about your home Jeanne . . . mostly the joy that comes out in all the photos – especially the pillow fight!! So much joy and love shines through . . . you have truly made your home a blessing for all of you to enjoy and thrive in!! Happiest of Holidays sweet Jeanne – sending much LOVE your way!! 🙂 xoxo – liz

  21. tarahlowry@gmail.com

    You are truly one beautiful woman..inside and out!
    Your family is blessed by you, Jeanne. I hope you know that.
    I love your home. It’s so warm and filled with love and beauty.
    Merriest Christmas, friend.

  22. Vanessa

    Jeanne your home is amazing all the time but at Christmas it is truly stunning! The tree in your family room looks like it belongs in a cottage in the English countryside and I just love all of the personal touches in each nook and cranny. So thrilled to be part of this tour with you!

  23. Kris Pare

    Jeanne, thank you for sharing your beautiful home at the Holidays. Its so warm and soothing, it feels like you want to have a hot coffee and sit a spell. Your studio is giving me ideas as I search for my new little house- Love that you used the dining room space.

  24. stephanie

    I loved visiting your beautiful home at the end of a very busy today. Thank you so much for the home tour!

  25. Becky McNair

    Love your home. What paint color is on the bathroom wall? It is so pretty. Thanks!

  26. Stephen in Florida

    My fiancee’s mother really loves making advent calendars for us during the holidays, and it actually was a good tradition for my family when I was growing up (my mom had this really cool nutcracker themed advent calendar which she still brings out every year). That being said, your advent wreath seems like a really great idea! The home looks amazing too by the way, great job!

  27. Lori Peterson

    Stunning! It certainly puts me in the mood to decorate! Thank you for sharing! Where did you get those delightful mugs?

  28. Sidney

    I just found your site through a like from the Graphics fairy. Love your Christmas decorating. Especially
    Benjamin’s room.

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  30. Tami Herman

    I am especially interested in the auburn and crystal bobbles hanging from your lamp in the studio – I’ve been looking but where did you find these lovelies? …and the “Merry Christmas” green and white garland looks like fabric. Did you purchase or make and will you share the details, please?

    1. jeanne Author

      We bought the chandelier 11 years ago and I am sorry that I don’t remember the site. The Merry Christmas banner was purchased from Anthro 3-4 years ago.

  31. creativehomeexpressions

    Your home is beautiful, Jeanne! I love your living room and your wall color. You’ve added some wonderful touches for the holidays!

  32. MaryKathryn Bailey

    I love the slipcovers on your couches. Where wld I be able to find these?

  33. Monica

    Love every bit of your house. The beauty within you resonates in your home. Thanks for the tour.

  34. sharon boyer

    Jeanne your home is amazing. Love everything. I especially love the star on your mantel with the lights. Did you make it and if so where did you get the little lights? Thanks Sharon

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  36. Jeanine

    Your home is so gorgeous, I just love it! Did you make the book page wreath? I have been wanting to make one and I have never seen one like that, it’s prettiest one I have ever seen! If you made it, do you have a tutorial for it?

  37. Marie@InteriorFrugalista

    Thank you so much Jeanne for opening the doors to your beautiful home to us during the holidays. While browsing through the rooms I felt enveloped in a strong sense of faith, meaning, and purpose. Your Advent Tree is the best – what a great way to inspire the next generation! Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas

  38. Becky

    There is nothing better than to come in to the home of a such a creative artist. Every room packs a wow punch of brilliance and you just don’t come away without a dusting of inspiration. It’s fabulous my friend! Just fabulous.

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