Yesterday, I shared a home tour of our farmhouse all decked out with its Christmas decor. Today, I’ve got a holiday home tour of the 70’s Landing Pad and it’s pretty different from the farmhouse…
While both are filled with decorations full of memories and many vintage, this one is quite a bit more colorful. I love both equally.
If you’re coming over from Carmel at Our Fifth House, welcome! Carmel has been of my favorite bloggers for a while now. I’ve always admired her knack for creating such beautiful spaces that echo her and her family’s personalities. And also, a big thanks to Marti from A Stroll Thru Life for hosting this home tour blog hop – be sure to take a peek at her holiday home tour filled with some gorgeous touches of gold.
Like I said in my post yesterday, stress and I were BFFs when it came to Christmas decorating this year – until I finally realized how stupid being stressed about decorating for the holidays was. After that, I decided to go simple. For the most part, I used all the decorations I already had and just threw ’em around. 😉 I hope you enjoy my take on Christmas decorating this year…
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A Colorful Christmas Home Tour
The Living Room
Last year was our first year in the 70’s Landing Pad and while I love, love, love my black walls, I was worried that the Christmas decorations wouldn’t mesh too well with them. Well, I was wrong – they were perfect, in my opinion anyway. I loved how all the colors just bounced off the walls and this year was no exception.
Sofa (similar) / Coffee Table (similar) / Floor Lamp / Red Drapes
Elvis Bust (similar ones) / DIY Ornament Tree
Elvis always has to make an appearance in my Christmas home tour every year. This little bust is one of my favorite finds ever. This year, he is nestled beside some vintage glass ornaments and my DIY glass ornament tree.
I used a few of my ornament clusters together in the middle of the bar. You’ll also see lots of wrapped gifts popping up everywhere. Around here, our gifts also double as decor!
Brass Unicorn (similar ones)
I created the ornament drink stirrers just like I did with the skull drink stirrers from Halloween – I love the added pop of color from them and the fun they add to this area.
Green Chairs / Mustard Pillows with Tassels / Multi-Colored Pillows
Vintage Santas are probably my favorite vintage decorating item. I like to scatter them all around.
Our tree is filled with ornaments that are special to us. They don’t match, but they make us smile.
DIY Vintage Storybook Bunting Garland
Last year, I had hung little wrapped gifts over each of the cabinet doors. I wasn’t super crazy about them, so this year I cut up some faux greenery, added in glittery faux leaves, a ribbon and ornament and used those for the cabinet doors.
I like how the black cabinet doors make them pop.
I also added in a few more touches of a light pink color around the house in our Christmas decor. The color had that vintage pink look I see on lots of vintage glass ornaments and those are always my favorite color there, so I thought why not incorporate it in more. Who says pink can’t be used during Christmastime?
And of course, we had to have at least one thing sporting my go-to-never-fail holiday decorating method of filling things with glass ornaments. 😉
Free Gone with the Wind Printable + DIY Lucite Frame
The Dining Room
I love how this bar cart turned out all decorated. The metallics that were already on it play perfectly with all the color from the decorations.
It was all simple decorations though – a glittery leaf garland from JoAnn’s, an ornament cluster on the edge, ornaments filling a champagne bucket, a few gifts and vintage thrifted camels.
How to Make Lamp Tassels / How to Make Ornament Clusters
My DIY lamp tassels also managed to fit perfectly into the mix.
Red Velvet Drapes / Rug / Glass Table (similar)
I kept the dining room table super super simple by just using a gold table runner, filling a silver platter with ornaments and flanking it with greenery.
I did come up with a quick idea for displaying Christmas cards this year…
I used some ribbon to string up a Christmas tree on the wall and then used paper clips to put on the cards. I’m not 100% sold on it yet – what do you think?
Last year, we didn’t have a Christmas tree in the den. That is where Santa comes though and I really wanted to get one in there this year. The budget wouldn’t allow for spending too much on one though. I went with this white one that was only $40 (now on sale for $26!) and I was so pleasantly surprised at how good it looked!
The Circus really wanted colored lights on this tree and I was totally on board with that. To maximize that fun, colorful effect even more, we pulled lots of our more colorful ornaments to use for this tree.
I think this room has an overall playful Christmas feel and I think that’s perfect for this space since the Circus spends so much time here.
DIY Character Stocking Holders
Our character stocking holders are of course making a comeback this year – these are too fun not to use!
And of course, we must have a copy of the The Night Before Christmas somewhere around here to read – vintage copies preferred. 😉
That’s it for our colorful Christmas tour! I shared all the Christmas decor from the farm yesterday, which you can see here if you like!
I’m the last stop on the tour today; up next tomorrow is Heather from Setting for Four. She always has some gorgeous glam style going on.
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I really am obsessed with your black kitchen. And always enjoy seeing your fun, pretty and unique home. Merry Christmas.
Thanks so much, Julia! Merry Christmas!
Marty Oravet says
I love it all. You manage to make everything fun and so pretty at the same time. I think my favorite is the tree in the den, it looks fabulous with all it’s color. Thanks so much for joining the tours, it is always so much fun to see your home.
Thanks, Marty! I love how that tree turned out! Not bad at all for a $40 tree!
Thanks so much, Marlene!
Christy @ 11 Magnolia Lane says
Jenna–I love. it. all! Not sure if Elvis wins or the Rhett Butler quote, but you rocked it this year, girl! Thanks for dripping inspiration all over my laptop, and Merry Christmas! 🙂
hahaha!! Thanks, Christy! Those are two of my faves as well!
WOW! I absolutely love the way you have decorated the 70s Landing pad for Christmas. It is all at once stunning, playful, full of personality and happiness. Wishing you and your sweet family a wonderful Christmas!
Hugs from someone who loves color too!
Thanks so much, Deirdre! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas too!
laura janning says
Jenna- your home is the funniest tour ever! Every year I leave smiling and inspired by your color and style. Love that card idea. i may have to use it. Happy holidays to you and your sweet family!
Thanks, Laura! Always happy to provide a smile! 🙂
Christy @ our southern home says
You home is just so freaking cool! I love your no fear use of color. It is just so refreshing! XO Christy
Thanks, Christy! I do love me some color!
Love your christmas decorations, and your tree is spectacular, it is what a tree is supposed to be, full of memories and just plain fun.
Thanks, Patty! I couldn’t agree more about Christmas trees!
Your home totally rocks the mid century décor. I have been Holiday House Tour drunk for a week now but your tour was straight with no chaser! I love how you included Elvis in on the festivities as well. Without a doubt, your home won for the most fun, festive and beautifully collected.
hahaha!!! Well thank you, Teresa! We are all about keeping it fun around here!
I love the retro vibe and burst of colors in your home Jenna! That Elvis bust is fabulous! As always, honored to share this home tour with you! Cheers!
Thanks so much, Vel!
Laura Ingalls Gunn says
Oh your house makes me SO happy! I adore the winking Santa pillow. I shared the tour on IG. Have a wonderful holiday season!
Thank you so much, Laura!
Jenna, when you decide to part with the spray lamp in your living room, let me know. Brings back such memories. Love the bar cart. I will let you know when I decide to part with my glass and chrome dining room table, eterge and coffee table. LOL Love glitz. Merry Christmas
hahaha!! Will do, Myrna! They actually sell ones online at Home Depot! And I’d be happy to take those things of yours off your hands anytime. hahaha! 😉
Susan the Farm Quilter says
Personally, I love your tree for displaying your Christmas cards! You could end up with a whole forest of trees if you got lots of Christmas cards!! Back in the day, my mom would run 5-7 ribbons from the top of a door in the shape of a tree and then staple the cards to the ribbons to create a tree. I always liked that, but since there are fewer cards these days, you tree is perfect. I may try something like that for all the cards my dad has saved on the bookcase (it would make dusting the bookcase so much easier!). Merry Christmas to the best Christmas decorator I know!!!
Thanks, Susan! I love your mom’s idea too! I think that would have been much simpler than what I did criss-crossing the ribbons! I might try that next year. I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas!
Trisha LeBaron says
Beautiful! Love all the modern touches.
Katherines Corner says
Everything looks lovely and filled with the spirit of Christmas. Love the camels! Thank you for sharing at Thursday Favorite Things, it’s a pleasure to have you join in the fun. Pinned and featuring on facebook in about an hour xo