Christmas Home Tour & iPad Giveaway


{Giveaway is at bottom of tour}

This time next week, Christmas 2014 will be a cherished memory, and I’ll be sleeping in and hanging out with my family.  We don’t have too much planned over Christmas break, but we are going bowling!  If you don’t hear from me for a while, just imagine me with a pair of red & white bowling shoes, and a cold beer.

Welcome to my full “Christmas Home Tour” for 2014.  It’s very cold here in Michigan.  25 degree to be exact.  There is a dusting of snow, but very, very slight.  They are predicting snow for Christmas Eve, so we are very excited.

Lets go get warm, inside.  We have a fire going.




Michigan Christmas Home Tour

Christmas Pallet Tree

Redhead Can Decorate Cristmas 2014

Christmas Foyer Redhead Can Decorate 2014


Last week, I shared the first part of the tour.  You can view that here: Christmas Home Tour Part I

Now you can come in a little further to see the rest.

I lit everything up for you.


Christmas Home Tour by Red


Then, I decided to set up a Santa rest stop.  He gets tired you know.

As you can see, he brought his naughty & nice list…and he left his glasses on the chair!

Christmas Tour

Vintage Christmas Sign

Christmas Tree by Redhead Can Decorate


  Nothing beats the smell of fresh pine.  I’m not a fan of perfect imitation trees.

I told my hubby I wanted to go smaller this year, but he didn’t like that idea.

I guess we will do it as long as we are able.

Pretty Christmas Home Tour


Lets go into the kitchen now…

As you walk in, you’ll notice these pretty candles on our shelves next to the fireplace.

The clear glass vases are from the dollar store.  I filled them with epsom salt, added a tea light, and tied a ribbon on them.

The pine branches and pine cones are from outside.

Dollar Store Candles with Epsom Salt


Easy Epsom Salt Candles

 My Home Depot light fixture got into the action this year.

The fresh pine is just placed in there.  Nothing to it.

Easy Chrismas Chandelier & Where She Bought It

Ornament Place Cards

If you would like to make these free place card holders just click here:

Mini-Tree Stump Ornament Place Card Holders

Redhead Can Decorate Christmas

Isn’t that “Vintage Red Bulb Wreath” beautiful?  I found it at Homegoods.

Pretty Christmas Home Tour by Redhead Can Decorate

Have you ever considered using real socks for Christmas stockings?  That’s what I did here…

Redhead Can Decorate Christmas Kitchen

 Oh, hi Sylvia!

Here’s the kitchen right before our Christmas party started.  We had a blast in there.

The “Appetizer Tree” was huge hit.

Christmas Kitchen

Party Appetizer Tree

 I decided to bring my plastic vintage Santa inside this year.

He seemed so out of place outside with no snow.

He was pretty happy about that.

Vintage Santa

Here’s information on our fresh Boxwood Berry Christmas Wreath.

Don’t worry, the burners were fine.


Boxwood Berry Wreath | Redhead Can Decorate

Finally…a place to rest.

Christmas Bedroom

Where to find this cute Santa pillow...

You can find more information on this cute pillow here:  Vintage Santa Pillow

I hope you enjoyed the tour.

Now it’s time for the giveaway…

Merry Christmas from Redhead Can Decorate









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31 Responses

  1. Cara says:

    Everything is SO beautiful and cozy, love it! And Sylvia….what can I say???

  2. Wanda Nelson says:

    Such a lovely home ! I enjoy your posts down here in Texas ! Hope your Christmas is Merry !!!

  3. Pam says:

    Your home is so lovely Julie! I love your blog and enjoy checking out all the decorating and cooking tips you give! You certainly have created a cozy Christmas home…Happy Holidays!

  4. Hi Julie, Your home is decorated beautifully for Christmas. Happy Holidays to you and your family.

  5. Alicia says:

    Your home looks beautiful. I LOVE your kitchen. I really like Santa by the sink. Thanks for the great giveaway.

    Merry Christmas.

  6. Krista W says:

    Ooh – I’d be happy with ANY of these prizes, but I think I’d choose the PayPal cash. 🙂 I love that I just followed a whole bunch of cool new (to me) people on social media. Thanks! Sharing on Twitter.

  7. A Beautiful, comfortable and inviting home. Thanks for sharing Julie. I’m excited about the prediction for snow on Wednesday as well. I just hope it doesn’t interfere with getting from our family gathering to Midnight Mass, about a 30 mile trek.

  8. Donna Marie says:

    I choose the PayPal cash. I have most of the other prizes sooooo the cash will help me decorate my home as I just changed my color scheme from yellow to turquoise!!!

  9. Wow! Thank you for the tour of your lovely home. It’s so cozy warm and inviting. Love the idea of real socks for stockings. The appetizer tree is so unique, one to save for future use. I chose the IPad, have been looking at them for quite a while and dreaming. How generous of you to do this. I would feel honored to win any thing you have to offer. Your posts are always full of fun and uplifting ideas. fondly ~lynne~

  10. Julie- everything is holiday perfection! Merry Christmas!

  11. Lauren says:

    Love your Christmas tour and decor! Shared on Twitter: If I won, I would choose either the PayPal Cash or the iPad mini for my granddaughter. Thank you for this giveaway and the opportunity to win!

  12. Lori Stilwell says:

    You do fabulous stuff!!! I love every room you decorated. My favorite is the vases with the epson salt and then the candles. Awesome.

  13. Friend, your house absolutely GLOWS for the holidays!! So many things I love…your sled in the living room, the Santa pillow on your bed, and the pallet tree on the porch are just some of my faves. Merry Christmas, Julie!! So wish we could celebrate together and have a glass of wine!

  14. Charlene Hansen says:

    Your enthusiasm is contagious! I love seeing your posts. Merry, merry Christmas and best wishes for an inspiring new year!

  15. Tracie B. says:

    I’d definitely be happy with ANY of AWESOME prizes, but I think I’d choose the PayPal cash. 🙂 I love that I just followed a whole bunch of cool new people on social media. Fingers crossed! Sharing on Twitter.

  16. Colleen mcginty says:

    I love holiday decorated bedrooms! I wish to win the ipad!

  17. Joyce Schwartz says:

    I want to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I would love to receive any of the wonderful gifts.

  18. Nubia says:

    I just recently found your page and I absolutely love it. Everything is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing your ideas I was able to do the pallet Christmas tree for my son and he loved it!!! I want to wish you a very merry Christmas and a happy new year! Thank you for the chance to win one of these gifts!

  19. I would LOVE to win an iPad!! I so need one and would use it all the time!

  20. Trisha says:

    Happy holidays to you and yours. Thanks for the chance to win. Love your style.

  21. Paula Daly says:

    Merry Christmas! You’re home is si beautiful, thank you for sharing!

  22. Victoria says:

    from another redhead…Merry Christmas! Love your home and your wonderful ideas. Thank you for the chance to win:)

  23. Ashley says:

    Hey there. Adore your blog, would love to win the Nikon camera. Merry Christmas!

  24. Linda J Neels says:

    Beautiful home – Merry Christmas to you and yours

  25. Linda J Neels says:

    Beautiful home – Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  26. Lisa Rentschler says:

    Instead of wining one of the prizes listed, can we win a visit from you to our home to give decorating pointers. 🙂 We live in Michigan too. Your house is beautiful!

  27. julia garam says:

    Jules I wish I lived closer to you. I would love to see the process of the forever changing beauty of your house during each season!

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