A Woodland Glamour Christmas

Thursday, December 8, 2016

 Our house this year is a woodland glamour Christmas fantasy land. Since I am sharing our lake house on this tour it seemed perfect to go a different direction than our home in Illinois. I had so much fun stretching my decorating style. The house is filled with teal, turquoise soft greens and white, Stars are blended in with Curly Willow branches made into trees, Faux fur and blankets with pillows galore to snuggle in for a long winters night. The Kitchen and dining area have touches of red with snowmen greeting you at the door. I will stop my chatter and invite you into my home. You many leave your shoes on or put them under the bench transformed from a bed.

Enjoy our Woodland Glamour Christmas Tour this is our entry  please join us in our home.

Come along as we visit the dining and living rooms first. You will see the beauty of the sun as it sets. I call it chasing the light in the winter although as you can see the shadows create some pretty photographs. I have been know to buck the system of blog lighting and erasing all the shadows. To me the dance of the light is part of lifes beauty.

Welcome to our Christmas table where the sun dances shadows during our dinners each night.

Pinecones fill the space where the berry basket were once picked from the fields in our area.

Our farm table was found at an estate sale and the chairs are roadside collections.

Light greens dustes with white are covering the Antique Back Bar that found it's way here from Kansas City,  Missouri
Flowers adjusted from summer to winter with greens, pine cones and gold glimmer to bring winter into this flower vase.

This time of day I am snuggling under a warm afghan watching the sunset in one of these two rooms. The porch is the best place to see the sunset. I think God paints the most gorgeous skies in the winter.
The second place to enjoy this holiday season is in the living room with a cozy fire.
Blankets ready to snuggle while watching sunset on the porch at the lake house.

Happy Holiday written across the  television, candles, wooden stars  washed in white with plaid  turquoise.

A couch found with fabric torn from Ethan Allen is sprued up with Creams, turquoise and grays.

Our Fireplace is located in the middle of our dining and living room, Our home is named Dragonfly. Stars and Curly willow branches 6 garland with lots of candles soothe you from the cold.

Packages made of twigs wrapped with burlap ribbon topped a metal white star nugged up to the fire place.

Curly willow branches become an unconventional Christmas tree when it fell in the neighbors yard.

Mantle lighted with candles decorated with 5 different garland, wooden stars, and Luminaries in star shapes.

White washed stars with, evergreen, pinecones, Winter flannel plaid ribbon cut of frabic.

Jingle Bell  lights teals, blues, white, glass jar and white crafted tree.

On to our room before the day is gone, Here is where I added a little glamour in the woods, Every girl needs her sparkle am I right ladies? To think Prince Charming said no ruffles when we were first married, After 32 years poor PC has been broken down.    

Red, Tan, and toasty fur, curly willow, Golden Retriever, Cricket, blankets and lake bedroom.

Fur pillow, Pillow fur, Pearl, Silver, Cozy Warm Winter Bed

Layers of Texture, Red, Tan and white Quilt, Sewing Cabinet, Curly Willow, Blue Chalk paint bench

Antique Chandelier crystal, Lacey Angel Tree Topper, Mirror, Nightstand!

Snowman made of paper mache, tinsel, crystal,antique buttons

This sweet paper mache snowman is sending you off to the boys room where Christmas trees are for sale and a few deer dropped by from the forest,

Holiday, Christmas Tree Farm, /fresh Cut Trees, St. Nick's Farm Pillow

Deer and Twig Christmas Decorations, Antique well drinking cup

Velvet Textured, ,Christmas Lake house Tour, Christmas Tree Pillows Sale

A Quick stop in the powder room since I added just a touch of woodland and glamour. Can you find the snow in this room? It is very practical (Hint, Hint)

Dragonfly, Pinecone, evergreen, and Jingle Bells, White, Silver, and Blue colors

Angel from Garage Sale, greens, Bells Glow candle,

Christmas can be decorated with daily decor. wood roses, twig topiary.

Into the kitchen we must go....... Oops sorry I haven't any cookies baked yet, Would you like Hot Cocoa? There is touch of red in our kitchen Christmas decor with a sprinkle of turquoise in the towels. Tiny touches on the counters and a picnic basket bring me joy in this room.

Reflection of the stove decorated for Christmas, Red Reindeer, Christmas at the lake house.

Red Mercury snow vase, Pine Cone, Whitewashed, Tealights, Red

Teal, Snowflakes, Snowman One Meltdown per Event

Santa Christmas Tree in Globe

Snow man, Kissing love birds kissing

These are two new decorations for this year. Our son A became engaged in November. 

White Church and a Red Truck, Perfect Christmas Decor

A last peek at our guest room on your way back to the entry. Did you notice the deeper color rug for winter? I added a few deeper pillows and a white fur one on the seat too, My family just completed this space in the spring, I am so proud to have designed it and the Kedzuch team worked together to make my dream come true.

Guest Room, Twig Trees, Black Bear, Lake Sign, Red and Flannel pillow

Oh no! I am sorry to see you go. You are welcome back anytime now Ya hear!

Pillows , Fur and Deep Teal, Gray Entry way Storage Unit

Storage Unit Designed by Karen Marie Kedzuch, Dragonfly &Lily Pads!

 Our built in even includes a special feeding spot for Cricket. The bench is hiding our slide out recycle bins and the lovely water cooler,  Oh no our time is done!  You are welcome back anytime now Ya hear!

Love our Woodland Glamour Christmas I have included a Pinnable image for you.

 Please visit all the talented bloggers who are also sharing there homes this week. Thank you Debbie Stolle for coordinating several of us during the busiest time of year, You are our Christmas Angel!

Open House Begins Dec 8th at:
Of Faeries and Fauna Christmas Tour
Momma Can shares a Christmas Home Tour Red Shutter Cottage shares her Christmas Fantasy Land
Dragonfly and Lilypads invites you to tour her home
Open House Begins Dec 9th at
Chatham Hill on the Lake shares Christmas Trees in her home www.chathamhillonthelake.com
Life on Pearl Street invites you to tour her Beautiful Christmas Home
From her home to yours, The Domestic Realist shares her Christmas
My Family Thyme at Christmas!
Open House Begins Dec 10th at
Sledgehammer Queen at Christmas!
Around the Firepit, a Christmas Home Tour
Raggedy Bits at Christmas!
At Home with Zan, come in to the wonderland of Joy!
Open House begins Dec 11th at
Our Homestead Where My Heart is Christmas Tour
Eccentricities by JVG invites you to see her Christmas Home
Fiona Loves Organising and Christmas too!


debbie said...

Karen I don't know where to start, how about nice touch with the dragon fly! That white tree shape is amazing and vignette after vignette brings such beauty from old and new. The silver vase and collection of Christmas greenery is gorgeous. I love the little spots to snuggle up. Looks like an especially relaxing getaway for the holiday!

pam said...

Everything is so lovely. I especially love the stars and the dragonflies. Christmas in every room! I really want pillows now. I did not know what to ask for for Christmas from my inlaws, but I think I am going for a sewing machine.


Leanna said...

A second home, what a gorgeous retreat.

I noticed all the little dragonflies on the wreath, on the metal vase, and the sparkly candle holders.

Congratulations on your sons engagement.

I laughed when I saw your dog, he/she is certainly ready for the holidays. I am here, on the couch, when do the goodies get here. lol

You seem all set for a really Merry Christmas. Thanks for sharing. Leanna

Fiona said...

Thanks for sharing. The shadows do create interesting photos. It looks like your second home is so nice and cozy. Love the paper mache snowman. Did the kids make it? Congratulations on your sons engagement. Something to look forward to. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas.

Debra said...

I enjoyed the tour and your tour guide is a sweetie. Every room is a feast for the eyes. You did an excellent job.

Kristine said...

Karen - Your lake house seems cozy and relaxing, and I am glad you left the play of light and shadows in the dining room. Cricket is too adorable; he seems to be very comfortable in front of the camera! That hutch is absolutely stunning - can't get over all the detail. And I also like the dragonflies over the mantle - very festive! Those pillows in the boys room are classics - great vintage feel! I hope your Christmas on the lake is very merry!!

- Brittany aka Pretty Handy Girl said...

Karen, your home looks beautiful and so cozy. Thanks for the tour!

Marjan said...

Everything looks so nice! I love the hutch and the branches with the stars, it' all it so nice and airy. Thanks for the homw tour.

Marjan said...

Hi Karen everything looks beautiful. Love the rustic and vintage feel thanks for the home tour.

Susanne said...

Karen I just love all the wonderful touches of Christmas you have added to your home! And I just love Cricket getting in on the picture taking action :)

Salvage Sister & Mister said...

Very pretty my friend!

Lynne said...

How lovely to have such a beautiful retreat for your family! What a cozy and relaxing space you have created. All of the touches of Christmas in each room make for such a festive home. Best wishes for a very Merry Christmas!

Lynne said...

How lovely to have such a beautiful retreat for your family! What a cozy and relaxing space you have created. All of the touches of Christmas in each room make for such a festive home. Best wishes for a very Merry Christmas!

Lynne said...

How lovely to have such a beautiful retreat for your family! What a cozy and relaxing space you have created. All of the touches of Christmas in each room make for such a festive home. Best wishes for a very Merry Christmas!

Lynne said...

How lovely to have such a beautiful retreat for your family! What a cozy and relaxing space you have created. All of the touches of Christmas in each room make for such a festive home. Best wishes for a very Merry Christmas!

Unknown said...

Karen!!!! I Love your lake home. I just need to come over and watch a sunset with you. Your photos with the sunlight are perfect. I am glad you left them as is. There is something very magical about them. I love the woodland touches you used with your holiday decorating. The dragonflies are stunning. I have dragonflies in my holiday decor in honor of my dad. I also LOVE the pillows. Would you give Cricket a big hug for me? Thanks for having me over!

Sam - Raggedy Bits said...

Firstly thank you for the warm cocoa! Karen your lake house is amazing! I love all of your stars and touches of woodland! And of course your dragonflies!! Thank you so much for opening your home to us and sharing! :-)

Michele said...

Karen, Thank you for opening up your home! I loved touring it probably as much as you enjoy relaxing there! I loved how you were able to decorate for the boys room in a way that was true to boys but still Christmasy! Merry Christmas to you!

Michelle from Weekend Craft said...

Beautiful! I especially love the stars with the deer head.

Unknown said...

Congrats on your son's engagement! And all the decor is just beautiful. I love how the sun streams through the dinning room, too!!!

Wendi@H2OBungalow said...

Such a pretty place to get away from the mayhem of everyday life! Loving your lake time clock! I may need to find one of those for our place too. Cheers!