Holiday House Walk 2012 {Welcome To Our Home}

Welcome to our home!

I am so excited that you are here.

First of all I wanted to thank my sweet friend, Jennifer Rizzo, for asking me back this year to show you our home all dressed up for Christmas.

I love that Jen puts this house walk together and it is such a fun way to get inspired for the holidays (and to get my act together and get my house decorated early:-)).

I know you have been loving the past two days of houses and I am as excited as you are to see the rest of the homes this week.

If you are coming over from the beautiful blog of Susie Harris please grab a cup of coffee and settle in because I have lots of photos to show you!

If you have not checked out Susie’s home please click below!

We live in Castle Rock, Colorado in a 10 year old home that we built.

We are gradually adding custom touches to bring the character of an old house…to our new house.

My husband and I have three children and you will find their touches all throughout our home…just the way we love it.

I hope you enjoy your peek around.

{My studio space}

{Upstairs window seat}

{Master Bedroom}

{Our daughter’s room}

{Butler’s Pantry}

{Library/piano room}

Thank you so much for stopping over.

I have loved having you here.

I hope you and your family have the most wonderful Christmas!

I hope your month is filled with cuddles on the couch, decorating cookies, making cards and presents and truly breathing in the beauty of the season!


If you are new to my blog I would love for you to take a look around.

I am an artist and handbag/clothing designer and my brand new line is coming out Monday, December 10th.

I would love to have you see all that we have been working on.

We will also have lots of beautiful vintage items coming to the shop from our recent trip to France.

To always find out what is going on in the shop you can subscribe to our newsletter.

To receive each blog in your inbox you can subscribe to the blog.

If you love to create handmade gifts and decor I am one of 12 artists teaching THIS online course that just started.


The tour is far from over.

You now get to head on over to the surprise home tour of the day.

You are going to love her home tour and fall in love with her too.

{and if you really love my Corinthians plaque at the front of our home…you can get yourself one there too:-)}

If you want to start at the beginning of the house walk please click below.

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  1. Kristen Pare

    Love all your beautiful decorations and your home. Adore your poofball wreath and where did you find that wonderful Peace sign on your mantel? I had to smile as it looks beautiful from your makeover from the Workshop class online. Happy Holidays!

    1. jeanne Author

      Thank you so much! The metal sign was purchased years ago at a local store. They are no longer even in business. I would try Etsy to see if anyone makes something similar. I love it.


    I love your home all decked out for Christmas!! You’ve spared no detail, and it shows. I especially love the wreath that looks like it’s made from large white pom poms. πŸ™‚

    The sign looks fab in your house….love that you have it!

  3. Jen O'Brien

    Beautiful as always Jeanne! Your details are so pretty and photos tell a beautiful story of comfort & love. Can’t wait to see the new line! Jen

  4. Claire

    Hi. Is your front door red as well as your screen? Our front door is similar red and I’ve been stumped what color to do a screen door. Thanks! Lovely home!

    1. jeanne Author

      Yes it is. We bought the screen door at Home Depot and painted it the same color as the door. We love it.

  5. Alicia @ La Famille

    JEANNE!! IT. is. gorgeous!!! all your creams and neutrals with all the greens with makes my heart happy! so my style. i love using nature in my decorating and i love neutral colors. beautiful!! thanks for the look around.

  6. Alicia @ La Famille

    oh hi. i’m back. just wondering about those silhouettes on your handrail and your gifts under the trees. i love them!! did you print them? buy somewhere? draw them? love that idea! let me know…really excited about those. can ya tell? is it that obvious? πŸ˜‰

  7. Heather Crawford

    Love your beautiful home…noticed an area on the wall with pictures in your kitchen (but can’t see it very well)…do you use some sort of plate rack to hold Christmas cards?

    1. jeanne Author

      Hello! Yes, I have a wall display rack for cards etc that I keep up all year around with my favorite photos I have printed from Instagram (using Postal Pix), quotes etc. At Christmas time I use it to put up our Christmas cards. I think I bought it years ago from Sadie Olive.

  8. becky

    your house is gorgeous! and I NEED that blanket your daughter is curled up in! it looks heavenly!

    ~ becky

    1. jeanne Author

      That blanket is so heavenly (and heavy:-)). I bought it from Anthropologie a few years ago once it went on clearance.

  9. shannon

    Your home is beautiful! Can you share where the aged “love is patient”sign can be found? Love that;)

  10. creativehomeexpressions

    You have an absolutely beautiful home, Jeanne! The Christmas decorations just enhance it!

  11. Peggy

    Simply beautiful! Elegant, comfortable, just the right touch! The afghan your daughter is under looks simply amazing! I signed up for the course when I discovered you were doing a session on carving…. something I loved as a child and my husband has encouraged me to start up again! πŸ™‚ do you mind if I ask where you got your carving tools? a little bird told me to check into it for either a christmas present or a birthday present. i’m hoping its for christmas… πŸ™‚

    1. jeanne Author

      Thank you so much! I bought all of my carving tools at Michaels and Hobby Lobby. I hope you love the course.

  12. Jeanne

    I just love your home all decked out for Christmas Jeanne! I enjoyed seeing your home during the Creatively Made Home e-course and this is just a wonderful bonus. I really liked how you included your children in the photos, because that’s what Christmas is all about. That afghan Maddie is all wrapped up in is AMAZING! And like Heather commented above, I spied the plate rack/card display off to the side of your kitchen. What a great idea! My favorite though is using the birdcage for the manger in the nativity scene. Thanks so much for sharing your holiday home with us!

    1. jeanne Author

      Thank you! I was hoping all of you that were in my course wouldn’t be sick of seeing my house photos by now:-) I love that afghan too! I recently found that vintage birdcage from one of my favorite shops in the area (Dwell). It is from 1905 and so sweet. I love the combination of the wood of the cage with the nativity too. Have a great day!

    1. jeanne Author

      Want to know the trick to the lighting? We took out all of the downstairs screens:-) Brightens up the whole house!

  13. Sara Duckett

    So pretty. The chalkboard turned out so cute. Hope you all are feeling better.

  14. Amy @ the Avery House

    Thank you Jeanne for sharing your home decorated for the holidays. It is all so very lovely! I love your elements of the natural and yoru collection of clocks! I hope that you and your family have a very blessed holiday!

  15. Patty

    Others have said it better than I, but I will reiterate, lol – what a beautiful, cozy, warm, elegant home you have. I want to shamelessly copy your style πŸ™‚ So many beautiful things beautifully presented, sigh. Is that a Willow Tree nativity? I have a semi-collection of nativity sets, and that one is on my list. And if you don’t mind my asking, what type of Christmas tree do you have? I love trees that have the space between the branches so I can show off my bigger ornaments and lots of garland.

    Thanks so much for sharing, and I’m so glad I found you … I will be lurking around now for sure πŸ™‚


    1. jeanne Author

      Thank you! Yes, it is a Willow Tree nativity. I wish I could remember the kind of tree. We bought it fresh and I asked but it was right after the flu so I was walking around in a fog:-) We bought it specifically because of the spacing between the branches. Thanks for stopping by.

  16. principledpilgrim

    What a stunning, cozy home. Thank you for opening it up to us. May I ask what color is on your family room walls?

    Like the previous commenter said, I’m certainly going to be lurking around here for the time to come.


    1. jeanne Author

      Thank you ! The living room color was a custom mix. Sherwin Williams mixed it for me. I will try to find the lid and scan the “recipe” for you.

      1. principledpilgrim

        Oh thank you so much. I would really appreciate that. It seems we also do the same thing with paint colors. Must mean I am picky or missed my calling working for Sherwin Williams? πŸ™‚

  17. tracey

    Everything looks gorgeous my friend!!! Amazing that you did all that after having a sick family {I won’t mention the you know what again} :)) Seriously, I love everything!!!


  18. Carol

    Absolutely Stunning! Everything about your home, echo’s your beautiful creative spirit. Thank You for sharing Sweet Jeanne:)

  19. Kimberly Taylor

    Miss Oliver,
    You have a lovely home during the holidays. I see that you made cocoa for the two of us- so nice of you to find a mug with my initial on it as well! I am wondering if you would mind sending me that gorgeous blanket and please include the beautiful young lady when sending. You are welcome to deliver them yourself~

  20. Jennifer rizzo

    I love all of your touches Jeanne! I think the bench is perfect there! I am so glad you could be a part of the housewalk and bring your beauty to it.

  21. Karen Hanley Taylor

    Thank you for sharing your home in all its Christmas finery. I love the greenery and white. Your love for family and home shines.

    1. jeanne Author

      Thank you! Our chair and sofa are both slipped covered which makes them very easy to clean. They are also a light pinstripe cream and that probably helps too.

  22. NewJerseyHomeStager

    I love your traditional tree! I always try to find a very open and sparse tree and get laughed at since most people like them really full. The entire house is Gorgeous!

    1. jeanne Author

      There is but we are tearing it out this winter and replacing it with wood because of all the painting I do. I have been lucky to only have a few stains at this point:-) I really like our black countertops. They work really well with our cabinets and even if we ever paint out cabinets they black will look good.

  23. Lana

    Hi Jeanne,
    I absolutely love your home. Everything about it. I am seriously going to do a big de-clutter after Christmas. I would love to try and create anything similar to your home. I also really like the style of Sara at Sadie Olive. I am saving this post for sure!

  24. elma

    Oh I just love everything!! The front screen door and the old sled are just beautiful!! Every room looks so warm and cozy:) Did you do any decorating with your dough bowl?? Have a Blessed hoilday seanson!!
    Can’t wait to see your new line!!!

    1. jeanne Author

      I didn’t yet but I really like decorating our Christmas table with the dough bowl full of candles and greenery.

  25. tb

    I know we shouldn’t have favorites… but…. YOUR home is my favorite so far – one day to go. πŸ™‚ Where did you get the beautiful knit throw your daughter is snuggled in?

    1. jeanne Author

      That is so nice especially with all the beautiful homes in the walk! Thank you! I bought the throw at Anthropologie a few years ago (on a good sale).

  26. Leah

    Hello Jeanne ~Happy Holidays!!!
    Just started following your blog – your home is so warm & cozy, love it and love the holiday house tour!: )
    Funny story – I’ve been online looking for the perfect pair of riding boots, and as soon as I clicked on your blog I couldn’t believe it…you are wearing the exact boots I’ve had in my mind but cannot seem to find!! (I know you know what that’s like – haha!) Wondering where you got them?
    Many thanks – and looking forward to lots of inspiration from your blog..: )
    Leah: )

  27. Lisa

    So many beautiful photos! Did you make that chunky knit blanket? LOVE it! The hot cocoa bar area was so fun too. And I really love your pom pom wreath. Beautiful! =)

  28. Jennifer @ Town and Country Living

    My heart skips a beat every time I see your window seat. And that knitted throw … gorgeous! I want to wrap myself up in it. I also love your tree – it’s different, which is what makes it so appealing. Thank you for sharing your home with us.

  29. Hayley

    Your home is so beautiful! I loved looking at all the gorgeous details of your Christmas decor! Thanks for sharing!

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  31. Mary@ Finding Healthy Hope

    well, im totally late to the party, but not lacking in INSPIRATION!!
    this is all just fabulous. we have such similar taste in decor…i’m trying to train my eye and be better about having LESS, you know?
    i like so many things, but i want a calm, serene, simple home.
    thanks for the peek and inspiration(even if it is after Christmas!) πŸ™‚

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