I had the amazing opportunity to shoot photos and write a story for this December's Romantic Homes Magazine. Over the course of a couple months, I shot a lot of photos and thought I would share the ones that didn't make the story with you all here, starting with the main living space.
Of course, there was lots of pink, fresh greenery, vintage ornaments, and some family pieces.
The little house I made out of cardboard is a replica of the original house my dad grew up in on the property here.
Of course, the doll my grandfather sent my mother from France during World War II, was featured prominently as well as the little cars my dad put together when he was a teenager.
I am still in love with this Everlands Nobilis Fir tree I bought from Grandin Road last season. It has that old fashioned look I like, with realistic looking tips, but no mess and I can leave it up longer than a real one. I bought the unlit version as I wanted colored lights. Grandin Road had it in stock earlier in the season, but apparently do not offer it now.
I wrapped pink tulle around the trunk, then used vintage Shiny Brites, Jewel Brites, snowflakes my kids and husband made, my great grandmother's glass beads, tinsel and icicles.
On the windows, I hung faux wreaths but added fresh greenery to them and fuchsia grosgrain ribbon.
We finally got snow, so I was glad I waited to shoot photos.
These are the living area photos that did not make the spread, so I'll share the other spaces throughout this week and have a brand new, and different tour of this year's decor next Friday as part of Marty's 2016 Christmas Home Tours.
I'll be joining: