December 18, 2016

Post Home Tour, Tour

I want to back track a bit and give you a closer look at some of my Christmas decorations. I guess you could call this a post home tour, tour. 

I prepped the parlor / mama cave and dining rooms for my Christmas home tour...but things might have become a blur because I did not have the time or space to give you a closer look at the decorations I used. I zoomed through.

Santa has lots of the smaller sleigh will be helpful. :-)

In the beginning...I found these gorgeous aluminum mixed metal sleighs...and decided that they would be just the thing to add to my collection. 

These sleighs spoke to me this year! I have become very selective about buying anything new...because I have enough as it is. 

My original though was to make tiny Christmas presents to fill the sleighs...but time was pushing me to be ready for the home tour, and I saw a box of silver jingle bells, so bingo!...I decided to fill the sleighs with jingle bell filler. 

I finished the sleighs with a mix of pretty ribbons.

I still plan to make some tiny presents...maybe for next year. :-)

After I bought the sleighs I started thinking that I wanted to create a sleigh and reindeer vignette. 

As a young kid I remember that my dad created a small, lightweight sleigh and reindeer set to fly across the wall of our living room. It's just one of those little things that has stuck in my memory. 

My sleighs and reindeer are too heavy to attach to the wall of course...but in my mind I am recreating my dad's scene. 

I purchased two reindeer...then I went back and bought two more. If I had enough room I would have all nine. (8 reindeer + 1 Rudolph)

I have looked at various reindeer over the years, but I never saw anything that motivated me to spend the money. Then I saw these reindeer at Hobby Lobby, and they spoke to me. :-) Really. 

...Just enough sparkle to let us think they have been flying around in the snow on a cold night. 

I like the size, the color, and the poses of these sweet reindeer. The trick for me will be to pack them away carefully so that the antlers do not snap off. :-) 

When I bought the extra reindeer my vignette had to move from the coffee table to the dining room table. Fortunately, all of my reindeer were half-off at the time. yay!

I added Santa, since he is a principal player in the homes of may of us on Christmas Eve. Santa is about the right size to fit into the larger, he could hop in and give the sleigh a test drive.  

 Ho Ho Ho...Merry Christmas Y'all.

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Hello, I'm Sheila and my house is a giant art project! I enjoy creating an environment where my family can feel safe, secure, and loved. We are empty nesters learning to slow down and enjoy life.


  1. Very lovely setting.
    The reindeer add just the perfect amount of sparkle.
    Merry Christmas.
    Come by Astros blog for a chance to win a pony.
    Linda and Astro

  2. Sheila, you have outdone yourself this time! The sleighs are perfect and the snow-kissed reindeer are gorgeous. Plaid and leopard print...more perfection! Please tell Santa I've been very good this year...ha! xoxo

  3. That is a beautiful Santa and I hope I can find a couple of those reindeer at Hobby Lobby. I did not see any like those at our Hobby Lobby but I wasn't really looking either.
    I love those little sleighs. They are darling and I really like the jingle bells in them. Perfect!
    Hope you have a wonderful upcoming weekend. xo Diana

  4. Love it all! The jingle bells inside the sleigh, the leopard skin bow (and plaid) and reindeer.

  5. This is so pretty Sheila. I do love the bells, sleigh and the reindeer! Sometimes it's a real process putting things together but eventually we get it the way we want. Good thing I don't live near a Hobby Lobby- I like theose reindeer and would find myself buying them!

  6. Very pretty!
    Merry, Merry Christmas!

  7. Hi Sheila! Oh, thank you for the zoomed in look at your pretties! Everything looks so pretty and I want to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  8. Sheila, it's a fun look to mix the tartan and the leopard. Thanks for sharing your decorations.

  9. Your reindeer centerpiece is wonderful. Merry Christmas!

  10. Your sleigh and reindeer are so charming! Blessings, Cecilia

  11. Sheila, I love your Christmas decor. The leopard print is calling my name...LOL Love the reindeer. Merry Christmas and thank you for sharing your delightful posts at DI&DI.

  12. Beautiful! Love the reindeer centerpiece and all the plaid!

  13. Oh so beautiful....I must say that I love all things animal print!!! Have a Merry Day!

  14. Gorgeous, Sheila. Just think of all the angels getting their wings from your ringing sleigh bells.


  15. Thank you for sharing your wonderful post at #OverTheMoon. I look forward to what you will share next week! Do something special. Give yourself a standing ovation today! We hope you’ll come back again next January 8 when we open our doors at 6:00 PM EST. Pinned and tweeted!

  16. Everything is so pretty! :)

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  17. This is just precious. What a gorgeous display.

  18. Re packing away the reindeer. I had the same problem and came up with a solution. I put Styrofoam chunks between the antlers. When I am shopping and see usable Styrofoam, I will ask for it. Some comes in long strips. Maybe those pool noodles would solve the same problem.


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