Christmas Holiday Tour

Welcome to Thistle Key Lane’s Christmas Holiday Tour.  Who knew I could have so much fun with a few yards of fabric. I should call this post, “For the love of Plaid”! The tour starts at the front door, with a simple grapevine wreath and knotted strips of flannel left over from the plaid bunting mantel decoration. This year I’m filled with lightheartedness as touches of plaid are added here and there. Let the merry-making begin!

Grapevine and plaid flannel wreath

Grapevine and plaid flannel wreath

 

Grapevine and plaid flannel wreath welcomes guest

Grapevine and plaid flannel wreath welcomes guest

 

Yellow Poinsettia and a few winter accents

A yellow Poinsettia and a few winter accents on the entry table

 

Lantern with plaid covered books, greenery and a candle

Lantern with plaid covered books, greenery and a candle

 

A wee book of Scottish Clan Tartans tucked in the lantern

My dad’s wee book of Scottish Clan Tartans is tucked inside the lantern.

 

A festive stag and a poinsettia decorate the coffee table tray

A festive stag and a poinsettia decorate the coffee table tray

 

Fresh pine branches and cedar added to the poinsettia.

Fresh pine and cedar branches were added to the poinsettia.

 

Bits of greenery here and there decorates the old secretary

The old secretary gets a fresh look with greenery

 

A happy moment captured and displayed in a plaid frame

My daughter Andrea and my brother Worth sharing a happy moment. Beautiful pictures like this should be on display.

 

American revolution nutcracker is very handsome in his uniform

The American revolutionary nutcracker is very handsome in his uniform

 

HoHoHo Santa!

HoHoHo Santa!

 

Gathered accessories from around the house become a centerpiece when Santa comes to town.

Gathered accessories from around the house become a centerpiece when Santa comes to town.

 

Poinsettias and the battle scar table

A Poinsettia is nesting under the battle scar plaid table. Angus has not discovered this yet!

 

A scrap of plaid tied around a candle

Just a scrap of plaid tied around a candle with twine. So simple!

 

Kitchen counter with a touch of Christmas cheer

Bring on the treats! The kitchen counter displays Christmas cheer.

 

I touch of vintage with my grandmother's Santa cake mold

A touch of vintage with my grandmother’s Santa cake mold.

 

Beautiful Poinsettia leaves

The Poinsettia on the kitchen counter has the most amazing variegated leaves.

 

Charlie Brown's Christmas Tree

The chalk board has been updated with Charlie Brown’s Christmas Tree, “all it needs is a little love”.

Thanks to Angus, our new pup, the Christmas decorations have been blissfully limited this year.  I’ve decided I like the simple, stress free approach. All we need are a few simple decorations to remind us to slow down, relax and enjoy the season. I hope you enjoyed my little holiday tour.  Merry Christmas!

CHEERS!

 

 

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