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Making A Little Christmas Magic – Home Tour

Making a little Christmas magic can be inspired by so many things. Today I’m sharing a whimsical vintage style Christmas, inspired by something unusual. I hope that you’re roused to look around your own home and think outside the box!

I kind of feel like busting out in song…something about magic! Christmas magic and with the lights, glisten and glitter it’s the most dazzling holiday of all! Every year I set out to do something different for the holiday season. The creative aspect of seasonal decorating is one of the things that I love most about my home and my job. If you’re coming over from Designthusiasm, welcome in!

Out came the trees and the containers of Christmas from hibernating in my garage. I honestly did not have a clue or a plan on how I would decorate this year. Hmmm? When you’ve been designing for the seasons as long as I have it can be hard to stay fresh! This pillow got me thinking. Make a little magic is emblazoned in gold on blush. That would be my theme and although I’m not finished with the whole house yet, I’ll go with this throughout for continuity.

make a little Christmas magic with a wreath wall shabbyfufu.com

The first thought that popped into my head was to create a wreath wall. I have a nice collection of wreaths and grabbed six to work with. While it may not appeal to everyone, it does to me and the whimsical touch is something that I love. There were more than a few holes to patch as I moved these wreaths around! Two of these wreaths are vintage…can you guess which ones? I embellished four of the wreaths by adding a silk ribbon bow. If you’re interested in learning how to make your own unique silk ribbon, head over to THIS POST.

Christmas tree with feathers

Once the wreaths were done it came time to adorn the tree! The Christmas tree that I have here is THIS ONE. I love it so much and am fortunate to have three of these…you’ll love it too and they do not shed!

Making A Little Christmas Magic

Here is what I added to festoon my tree –

  • A small amount of matte finish Christmas ornaments in blush, white, silver and champagne tones.
  • Quilt batting stuffed into some bare areas to replicate snow.
  • White frosted picks.
  • Real vintage ostrich feather plumes in white, baby blue and pink pastel tones. A touch of Marie Antoinette perhaps.

making a little Christmas magic

I’ve had these pastel vintage style Christmas houses for years and haven’t used them in several. It’s always fun to take out the holiday stash and see what we have! With this making a little Christmas magic theme, they seemed like a great fit. The bottlebrush trees and mini battery operated string lights were strategically placed and then a light dusting of “snow” was glittered on.

The faux fur stockings were hung on the mantel with care and then it was on to the coffee table.

faux fur Christmas stockings on a French mantel

I’ve shared this piece before. It’s a vintage beaded light fixture and I simply turned it upside-down and filled with my prettiest ornaments.

champagne and blush vintage christmas tree ornaments

Things may change a bit as the season rolls on, but I like the unique and different look. It’s fun to be creative and I hope that this inspires you to try something new over the holidays. I’ll be sharing more of my own holiday rooms, DIYs, entertaining and recipes soon! I’ll source a few of these items or similar pieces below, so if you’re shopping look for that. There is also a CHRISTMAS SHOPPING GUIDE HERE.


If you enjoyed this post, you’ll probably like these Christmas posts too!
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  1. Magical indeed, Janet! Love the wreath wall and those feathers really add a unique and stunning touch to the tree!

  2. LOVE the wreath wall! Such a fresh idea.

    1. Thank you Char…much appreciated!

  3. Janet you have really outdone yourself this year!! The wreath wall might be my favorite thing you’ve ever done – LOVE it!! And you know I’m a fan of bottle brush trees and Putz houses, too! It all looks so charming, and yes, magical!

    Thanks for joining us 🙂


    1. Thank you for that Sheila…what a great tour this is! xo

  4. Odessa Graham says:

    Of all the Christmas decorated living rooms I have perused, yours is by far the prettiest! The wreath wall and the mantle decor are not only unique, but envy inducing! Your tree is sheer pastel perfection. When you put them all together, I would imagine a snowy white winter scene outside the window…even though it is Florida!

    1. You made my heart happy with that sweet comment Odessa! Have a wonderful rest of the week.

  5. Beautiful, very soft and wintery…just beautiful….

    1. You’e done it again Janet – it truly IS magical! I love the wreath wall, but haven’t been able to figure out which are the vintage ones! 😉 The little village is darling! Thanks for the great inspiration once again! 💗

    2. Thank you so much Daphne!

  6. Wow I love this mix of pale color, textures & finishes. So warm and welcoming, and a great reflection of your style. The wreath wall is amazing!

    1. Thank you Susie…a fun look for this year.

  7. Cecilia from Georgia says:

    The rich green wreaths add warmth to the elegant white room. I love how the plumes and flocked tree add a variance of texture and grace. Very well put together.

    1. Thank you so much Cecilia…it looks so pretty when you walk into the house right now!

  8. It is, indeed, a magical room! So beautiful.
    Just a thought, have you ever considered a sofa with a bit of wood on it, similar to the opposing chairs. I wonder if that balance would highlight your enchanting fireplace and mantle more. ? Thanks for sharing such a sweet space with us.
    PS: Love, love, love the feathers and batting in the tree! I think I might be doing some “tree stuffing” myself this year 🙂

    1. Thank you Deb! The sofa does have wood on the arms and legs but the finish is a grey wash. I’m not one for matchy, so it works for me ;-)) Cheers to the holidays!

  9. Miche Ortega says:

    Janet, everything looks amazing, and I particularly love that rug. I believe you outdid yourself this year. Just gorgeous.

    1. Thanks Miche! This was a fun look to put together and was actually last year. I’ll be doing something different this Christmas and working on it now!

  10. Christy Dawn Owens says:

    Beautiful!! I’m gonna have to steal the ostrich father idea. Can you tell me what length yours are so i can order some right away

    1. Hi Christy…thank you! They are about 2′ long

  11. What a delight your post is ! I am sure it is hard to come up with something new and refreshing….but I think you have outdone yourself this year! Especially love the Putz houses with fairy lights…will work on mine today! Just beautiful!

  12. Ann Drayton says:

    Pure magic Janet!
    The tree is so soft and beautiful. Nice idea – the wreath wall.

    1. Thanks Ann and the wreath wall was loved by all who entered the room!

  13. I love that wreath wall so much!!! I definitely feel that magical quality from the pictures. Just beautiful!

    1. Thank you sweet Kate…I appreciate your kind words