Thursday, December 12, 2013

DIMPLES AND TANGLES CHRISTMAS TOUR {2013}


If you're coming from Lindsay's at Makely School for Girls, Welcome! I get lost when I visit her blog, there are so many great projects and she loves color as much as I do!  I'm so glad you're here.  I'm extremely grateful to Lindsay from The White Buffalo Styling Company for setting this huge Christmas Blog Hop up, it's been quite the task!  Oh yeah, and did you happen to catch her at YOUNG HOUSE LOVE yesterday?  So happy to see her beautiful home featured there!

This year I focused my Christmas decor around black, white, green, and metallics, which is no surprise if you've been around.  But, for as long as I can remember, I've used the traditional red plaid in my Christmas decor, so this year I switched it up a little and cut out most of the red.  I couldn't totally leave it by the wayside, though, so I contained my few pops of red to the front porch and kitchen, which I'm happy to share with you today!

I'll leave you alone to enjoy the photos...







Brrrr!  It's cold out there!  Ready to come inside?


Take a left and make your way into my cozy kitchen!


For my friends that are with me almost every day...surprise!  Did you notice something new?  On a whim and in about 30 minutes I did a super fun polka dot wall in the kitchen last weekend.  It's not permanent, I'm planning to leave it up just for Christmas, but it just might stay longer because I LOVE IT!  It's black card stock cut with a 2" circle cutter and installed with double sided tape.



Don't mind the extra spots of light around the pom pom garland, that's just the reflections from my disco ball!


The lanterns were a Habitat Restore purchase that I painted and we did some re-wiring in the kitchen to install them.




I recently read a magazine article where the homeowner said she doesn't decorate with any bows at Christmas.  I can't imagine!  Almost everything gets a bow at my house!


I added chalkboard paint to this little nook about a year ago, and it's given a lot of personality to our kitchen.




For our advent calendar, we made ornaments that have the names of God on them.  The kids take turns choosing one every day to hang on this little advent tree in the kitchen.


My husband picked up this thorny vine from the creek behind our house and wove it into a crown.  We keep it out every year at Christmas as a reminder that really, the whole point of Christmas is the Cross.  I thought it was appropriate to include it with our advent ornaments this year.


We have a little breakfast nook in the kitchen that I kept very simple...maybe just right for breakfast on Christmas Morning, which is Monkey Bread and fruit smoothies at our house.





Thanks for coming over...if I could I'd send you home with of few of those chocolate chip butterscotch cookies!  Here's today's full schedule if you missed any of the other stops:

Jenna - SAS Interiors
Chris - Just a Girl
Michelle - Iron and Twine
Amanda - Our Humble Abode
Julia - Cuckoo 4 Design
Lindsay - Makely Home
Jennifer - Dimples & Tangles - Thanks for coming!

Be sure to head over to Perfectly Imperfect tomorrow morning to kick off the last day of Blogger Stylin' Home Tours!  If you missed any of the tours earlier this week you can see the entire list with links here.  


And, I would LOVE for you to join me back here tomorrow as I share the rest of my Christmas Home for the 12 Days of Christmas Tour of Homes.



Linking up with:  The Shabby Nest
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42 comments:

  1. oh jennifer! i love everything- where do i begin? love the mixture of textiles on the porch- plaids, zebra, houndstooth.... love the fun polkadots, the garland on the light in the kitchen, and that malachite looking table runner is pretty fab! beautiful, vibrant, eclectic, and very you!

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  2. Love it all Jennifer! Those polka dots are such a fun new addition! My mom has that same wooden thing with the candles. She's had it since we were kids and it was always so fun to pull it out every year and watch it spin, we were mesmerized by it. She still has it and now the grandkids love it, it's become a fun little tradition!

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  3. I have a pyramid too from Germany. And we bring it out every year.
    I love everything. It's so so pretty and those dots just have to stay permanently. Really! They look so awesome but you know I'm a huge fan of polka dots!

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    1. Oh and Cassie isn't in front of you in this chain. She had switched with Lindsay from Makely ;)

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    2. Ack! I knew that, but it didn't process late last night when I was adding links. Thanks Julia!

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  4. Love Love! So much fun! Especially the color and textures. Love your advent tree idea. And the chalkboard painted wall... I "must" find somewhere in my house to do that!

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  5. Girl! LOVE the names of God tree! Best idea EvER! Everything looks beautiful

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  6. Gorgeous job, Jennifer! I LOVE it all. Such personality and so pretty!!! Thank you so much for joining us!

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  7. Love it! Your home is full of joy and fun with the holiday decor you have pulled together. The polka dot walls in the l=kitchen are my fave! Enjoy your holidays and I'll think of you on Christmas morning when myfamily eats our special breakfast of Monkey bread and smoothies!!!

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  8. I don't know where to start! When I saw you poka dots on the kitchen walls--I thought that's it she has earned the title Queen Fluffer!!! (Do you use that term?) someone who constantly is creating and making pretty things happen. There are so many elements that I adore!! Christmas without bows???? That's just crazy talk!! Bows are a vital part of Christmas!!! Jennifer, your home is exsiquite. I am so in love!

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  9. Amazing!! Those polka dots are too cute! You are making me want a chalkboard wall - even though we did that long ago when our kids were little. Yours is awesome! You really are so creative.

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  10. It is all very stunning, Jennifer, starting with the ornaments outside the front door - how unique is that! There is so much to see and so festive.

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  11. Oh my friend, you are so insanely talented, your home is SOOOOO much fun, so festive, so JOY filled, I can't even get over all the creative and pretty details everywhere!!! I LOVE it! Hope you and your family are all enjoying it and having a wonderful Christmas season there!

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  12. LOVE those polka dots. So fun! And cardstock, brilliant for a temporary addition of fun! Love how you added fresh greens to your fruit stand. Definitely stealing that idea. ;) Happy holidays to you and your family! I've had so much fun following along all your awesomeness this year! I'm inspired every time. Enjoy, my friend!

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  13. POLKA DOTS!!! I love polka dots! And you put them on your wall!! So awesome :) I have always loved how every little corner in your home displays your loving touch, and your Christmas decor is no different. Beautiful and fun Jennifer!! Love ya friend!!

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  14. Oh ya and I borrowed your porch idea this year - I have ornaments hanging outside and I love it!!

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  15. TOO fun, Jennifer!! Those whimsical polka dots are the perfect addition to your kitchen! I always love your lively, eclectic mix - it's SO you and adds such character. Hope you get a chance to sit and enjoy it with your family! :)

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  16. seriously cozy and fun! love the polka dots in the kitchen..really festive!

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  17. Hi Jennifer,

    I always love seeing your home, the polka dots!!! Fabulous! You might be leaving them up longer I bet :-)

    And those lanterns, gotta heart Habitat, they always have great stuff.

    Your home looks beautiful and festive. Hope you have a wonderful holiday season!

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  18. Gorgeous! I love all the details! The polka dots are too fun, I'm sure it will be hard to let them go! Merry merry Christmas!

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  19. I LOVE the entrance to your home! So gorgeous Jennifer :) xo Krisitn

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  20. That is one of the most unique table settings I've seen love it! And your chalkboard wall, advent idea, polka dots and gold reindeer antlers. Amazing tour!!

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  21. So pretty...I really like that there is a cohesive theme throughout your home...so many wonderful details. thank you for sharing your home with us...ox

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  22. Everything looks so cozy and inviting. Like I want to sit down and have a cup of hot chocolate. :) Love it.

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  23. I love the polka dots! Really fun and graphic and non-comital at the same time - even better!

    Looks beautiful, Jennifer.

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  24. Jennifer! It's all SO beautiful! Every little detail is SO good! I am especially in love with all of your gold and brass detailing like the little drawer pull chalk holders and the pot holding the Christmas tree! Love! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  25. Your home is so gorgeous, Jennifer! I love the polka dots you added to your kitchen and the giant ornaments that are dangling from your front patio!

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  26. So pretty! Love your kitchen and all the chalkboard art!

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  27. LOVE, Love, love all the polka dots! I was thinking of the ornaments and then I see your creativity in the kitchen. Looks fantastic! Your home is always gorgeous and yes, I love the bows too ~ :)

    xo
    Pat

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  28. Oh my goodness, Jennifer, I am in LOVE with those polka dots!!! Seriously...I saw that and was like "wait that's not Jennifer's kitchen?" It is just so fabulous, I keep going back to that picture...forget about the rest of your tour...which just so happens to be stunning!!! Love all the details and that you kept a little red in there. I love your front porch, too, the sled and ice skates are perfect! Gorgeous as always, friend! Loved every single bit of it...especially those dots. ;)

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  29. That Polkdot wall is awesome! I love it!

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  30. Jennifer everything is gorgeous, love the wreath on the front door and that copper pot filled with Christmas touches is so pretty.

    Cynthia

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  31. So love the glove with the red bag! You are so good!
    Ruthie

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  32. Sheesh...just when I think I couldn't love your home anymore, you go and decorate it SO perfectly for the holidays! That polka dot wall is the icing on the cake...definitely leave it up post-Christmas! ;) Wonderful job, Jennifer!!!

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  33. I love it! I'm a big fan of the polka dots on your wall. Think I'm going to have to give that a try. It will give me a quick and inexpensive update until I can find the time to paint. Thank you so much for sharing your home and ideas with us. What a blessing you are. I look forward to each of your posts.

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  34. Such a beautiful Christmas tour! So glad to be a part of it with you ;)
    Hugs,
    Jamie @ somuchbetterwithage.com

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  35. Awesome Christmas decor! You sure know how to have fun with your decorating. Love how festive and whimsical it is :) Enjoy!!

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  36. Very, very pretty! I really like the polka dots!

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  37. So creative, I love all the decorations especially the Kitchen!!!

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  38. I found your house through the home tours (I came through Dixie Delights). Your home is absolutely BEAUTIFUL. I love your style. You have a new follower! Merry Christmas to your family!

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