Christmas Idea House Part 1

Posted by on November 12, 2015 in Christmas, Decor | 18 comments

I don’t mean to rush Christmas, but now is the time to gather ideas that inspire your own Christmas decorating. This Christmas Idea House – Part 1 is a home that designers transform three times a year with current trends, new items, old vintage pieces re-purposed, and loads of unique decorating ideas. There’s so much seasonal decorating inspiration here!

Christmas Idea House Part 1


Let’s start outside….

A pair of birch reindeer with big red bows greet guests  If you have access to birch trees, these would be easy to make.

Now that your gardens are in their winter state,  reuse a trellis by filling it with large red plastic ornaments. One change I would make, is to add a large red bow on top! What do you think?

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This container winter garden display uses lots of greens, three birch logs, pops of red balls, berries, red twigs, and accented with cotton bolls.(yes, bolls; not balls) If you’re from the south, you may have easy access to these. Up north, you need to buy them. They make a nice white accent among the green and red. I, also, though they would make a great accent on a Christmas tree. I like to use natural items on my tree along with the ornaments. 

Christmas Idea House Part 1

The window ledge of the out-building displays white baskets filled with evergreens and red balls. Whimsical snowmen, fashioned from a birch log, peer out among the greens.  Notice the lanterns hung from the garland spell “JOY”.

The window boxes of the home look festive filled with spruce tops, red balls, bows, along with more accents of white cotton bolls. 

Christmas Idea House Part 1


This old house has an enclosed front porch. As you enter, to one side there’s a display of snowmen and trees  The trees are faux birch bark with lots of glitter added to make them sparkle. Behind the snowman display, Christmas knit stockings, clothes-pinned on a decorative rope ribbon, hang in the windows.


Christmas Idea House part 1

On the other side of the porch, you see the same hanging stockings repeated along with another snowman display. A stuffed snowman toy sits on one pillow while a funny snowman pillow repeats the theme.

Christmas Idea House Part 1

Using a vintage shutter, lanterns and Christmas plaques create a unique re-purposed decor idea.

Christmas Idea House Part 1


Above the windows to the house, you see vintage skis used as a valance.

Christmas cards hang from the green garland.


Christmas Idea House Part 1

A  section of a vintage gate is transformed into a unique wall piece when a plaque and red bells are added. Decorated trees flank each side of this gate so it was hard to photograph the entire piece, but I think you get the idea.

Notice the chalkboard ornaments which are easily personalized with both art and words. Each year you can change what is on them. Now, that’s an easy project!

Christmas Idea House Part 1


Under the trees is a red vintage wheelbarrow filled with gifts.

Christmas Idea House Part 1


Sitting on the window ledge are faux birch bark planters filled with more spruce tops,  red berries and illuminated stems. A simple garland spells out “NOEL”.


Christmas Idea House Part 1

This is just a small sampling of ideas. More to follow..

Next time, we’ll enter the house with oodles more inspiration. You won’t be disappointed, I promise! 

Christmas Idea House Part 1


Thanks for viewing this Christmas Idea House Part 1. Hope to see you for Part 2!


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  1. Phyllis, everything is so festive! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the fan favorites at the Sunday Showcase from the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link so you can check out your feature. Hope to see you again tomorrow at the party! Happy week to you! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

    • Thank you for the nice feature! I’ll be back again!

  2. I love it all!!!! Thank you for sharing with us at Mommy Monday!

    • Thanks so much! Appreciate your comment!

  3. Wow, lots of ideas here! I love the stockings 🙂

    • It would be easy to do! Appreciate that you stopped by!

  4. I pinned several of these ideas! Wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

    • Glad you enjoyed the post! Thanks for pinning!

  5. Pinning now! I love your taste! So glad you joined us for Tuesday Talk!

    Elizabeth (All Kinds of Things)

    • Yea! Thanks for pinning!

  6. I’m getting in the mood!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday! Hope to see you again this week! Pinned!

    • Thanks for pinning and stopping by to comment!

  7. What adorable decorations! Thanks for sharing at My Flagstaff Home!


  8. Such wonderful ideas!!

    • Yes, I loved so many of them! Thanks for stopping by!

  9. Love all of these cute design ideas. I need to get more creative and decorative. I have started though, whereas I used to not be, so there is a step in the right direction! Thank you for sharing with us at Throwback Thursday!

    • A start is good!

  10. I wonder if I would have to share these with my family if I made them. They’d have to be really nice to me Thanks for sharing on the Creative K Kids Tasty Tuesdays Link Party. I hope you will join us next week.

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