Monday, December 1, 2014

{ Our 2014 Holiday Home Tour }


Welcome to the holidays guys! Aren't you all excited about the cozy throws,creamy hot chocolate ,& festive music & decor? We've been working on the indoor & outdoor decor since the beginning of November, & have been enjoying it & the holiday hustle & bustle ! I hope you  all enjoy our Christmas Home Tour , gather some inspiration, and have a safe & happy holiday season! 

 . Family Room . 
I'm so pleased with how this space turned out! It's everything I was thinking I wanted our family room to be this year, a rustic & glistening Christmas wonderland!

The stars were my lovely sisters idea after I mentioned I wanted to put a star on each side of the 'Wish' sign. The stars were purchased at Dollar Tree , the mini trees at Michaels, & the wreath I made for under $10!

The tree was a gift, the glittered eggs were dollar days at Michaels , the snowflake reindeer is from Kohls { last year }  & the chalkboard saying I made!!

 This area is a  cozy little magazine / catalog nook ,so I added a cute rustic  tree { free garbage find } & placed it in a Traverse City crate that was a thrift find!

. Kitchen & Dining .

Informal ,but classy & neat!

The trees are from Michaels & the wreath is from Dollar Tree { I added the plaid bow}. The bottles are vintage garbage finds!
The crate is a piece I recycled from a gift & the reindeer is from Kohls { last year } !

This set was purchased from a vendor @ Town Peddler { last year }!

The cutting board {recipe stand} is from HomeGoods  ,& the chalkboard I made from a dollar mirror!

I wanted to keep it simple & uniformed this year with some different pieces ! 
 Bedroom .
My favorite room on our Holiday Tour! Welcome to our cozy & sparkly winter  wonderland!!

The comforter is Better Homes & Gardens $30!  With the smell of vanilla soy , the cool soft sheets & throw..I could stay here all winter!

The throw is from Sears last year..& the matching pillow is from Target I believe..
The deer pillow is from Hobby Lobby $10 !
The presents were a DIY last year ,made from old boxes !

The gold charger is from Dollar Tree & the wreath was a DIY from Dollar Tree.

. Living Room .

Our lodge inspired lower level! I love cuddling down here with  some raspberry hot chocolate & my hubby! Now this is the man cave,but for Christmas I'm allowed in hehe.

The skies are a vintage garbage find!
The 'Merry Christmas' stick on are from Michaels dollar days! 
The red burlap wrapped pillows are from HomeGoods $25 each!

I had some leftover chalkboard tags from Michaels dollar days so I decided to add them to the non faux packages ;) !

The wrapping paper is from Michaels as the ribbon! I love this tan & white checkered ribbon..if you've noticed I used it in three rooms ;)!!

The oh so soft throw is from IKEA ,the Christmas card is from Michaels ,two tone basket was a gift & the flowers & vase are from Dollar Tree!

. Outside . 

 I'm a bit obsessed with this charmer of a Christmas display. The toboggan was a free find & I added the red ribbon & joy moose. The wagon was a garbage find &  I just added some garland & fresh wood logs tied with my favorite ribbon & a red bow! The lantern I had ,the sign I made out of a pitched piece of wood & the galvanized colored burlap tree was a thrifty find ..

I hope you've been inspired & have a splendid holiday season!!!

The 36th Avenue

11 Magnolia Lane


{ 20 year old toboggan revamp }

Happy Cyber Monday guys!! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving & long weekend filled with family, friends & delicious food!  Today I'm sharing a quick little DIY project- Yay!!! My lovely husband garbage picked this 1994 toboggan & of course I was thrilled!! I knew I wanted it for our front patio Christmas display,but first it needed some TLC..

The yellow rope & faded red plastic had to go..

The Ribbon is a silky bright Christmas red that was purchased at Michales for $4, I got two wheels !

The burlap Christmas fabric was purchased at Michaels & I got about 3 yards { I had a surplus } !  I used large safety pins & just tightly wrapped the fabric around the yellow plastic seat cushion !!

I removed the yellow rope & replaced it with the red ribbon!

Here is the finished project!! I ended up not using the fabric cushion because I loved how the natural wood looked after it was cleaned up!! I ended up adding a little 'joy' moose decor & love it!! 

Note : Stay tuned to see what I use the fabric cushion seat for... ;) . I hope you enjoyed this festive little DIY !

Have a great week everyone!!

The 36th Avenue 

11 Magnolia Lane