2018 Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Holly’s Home

Hey everyone, my name is Holly Kearns & I’d like to invite you in, to check out our home for Christmas in MO! I live here with my husband Brad and our two kids Nellie and Gus. They are truly what makes it a home!

Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Holly's Home

Twelve Days of Christmas Tour 

Decorating for Christmas always seems like a daunting task, but when you start opening boxes of all your old Christmas goodies, it quickly changes your mood. I love decorating for Christmas, and I get it honest. My Mom, Lisa Brenneke is also on the tour, and when you see her house, you will understand where my love for Christmas & “junk” comes from! My house looks sort of like an old red schoolhouse, and I love everything that’s “old school,” I don’t really think that’s a decorating style, but that’s what I’m going to call it!

2018 Twelve Days of Christmas Home Tour: Holly's Home

2018 Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Holly's Home

2018 Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Holly's Home

2018 Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Holly's Home

2018 Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Holly's Home

2018 Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Holly's Home

2018 Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Holly's Home

2018 Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Holly's Home

2018 Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Holly's Home

2018 Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Holly's Home

Twelve Days of Christmas Tour

2018 Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Holly's Home

2018 Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Holly's Home

2018 Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Holly's Home

2018 Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Holly's Home

2018 Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Holly's Home

2018 Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Holly's Home

2018 Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Holly's Home

2018 Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Holly's Home

2018 Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Holly's Home

2018 Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Holly's Home

2018 Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Holly's Home

2018 Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Holly's Home

2018 Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Holly's Home

2018 Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Holly's Home

2018 Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Holly's Home

2018 Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Holly's Home

2018 Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Holly's Home

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Laying in front of the fireplace to watch Christmas movies is a must! Also, a good game of poker on Christmas Eve, just the sound of cards shuffling or coins hitting the table can bring back so many memories!

2018 Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Holly's Home

This is my favorite seat in the house and I’m not talking about the sled!

Twelve Days of Christmas Home Tour: Holly's Home

2018 Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Holly's Home

Twelve Days of Christmas Home Tour: Holly's Home

Twelve Days of Christmas Home Tour: Holly's Home

Twelve Days of Christmas Home Tour: Holly's Home

Twelve Days of Christmas Home Tour: Holly's Home

Twelve Days of Christmas Home Tour: Holly's Home

Twelve Days of Christmas Home Tour: Holly's Home

Twelve Days of Christmas Home Tour: Holly's Home

Twelve Days of Christmas Home Tour: Holly's Home

2018 Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Holly's Home

2018 Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Holly's Home

2018 Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Holly's Home

Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Holly's Tour

Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Holly's Tour

Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Holly's Tour

I just picked up this old picture & frame last weekend at an antique store for $15, had to have it!!!

Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Holly's Tour

Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Holly's Tour

2018 Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Holly's Home

When I was little, my dad taught me how to make these handmade ornaments called German Bells, and I have made one every year since and now I get to do that with my kids.

2018 Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Holly's Home

2018 Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Holly's Home

2018 Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Holly's Home

2018 Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Holly's Home

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2018 Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Holly's Home

2018 Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Holly's Home

2018 Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Holly's Home

2018 Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Holly's Home

2018 Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Holly's Home

2018 Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Holly's Home

2018 Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Holly's Home

My table is definitely not fancy. I like to mix old with new by stacking some Fire King with Fiesta Ware and a side of vintage pewter, why not?!?!

2018 Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Holly's Home

Twelve Days of Christmas Home Tour: Holly's Home

2018 Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Holly's Home

2018 Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Holly's Home

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Christmas traditions are not just things to me, but it’s about the smells and sounds during all of the hustle and bustle too. I love baking the same favorite cookies with Mom every year and putting them in her vintage cookie tins — the smell of fresh Sassafras tea on the stove that the boys dug up off the farm, my grandmas honey rum ham and homemade bread baking in the oven.

Twelve Days of Christmas Home Tour: Holly's Home

Twelve Days of Christmas Home Tour: Holly's Home

MMmmm…Hot poppyseed bread, out of the oven!

Twelve Days of Christmas Home Tour: Holly's Home

Twelve Days of Christmas Home Tour: Holly's Home

Twelve Days of Christmas Home Tour: Holly's Home

2018 Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Holly's Home

2018 Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Holly's Home

2018 Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Holly's Home

2018 Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Holly's Home

A few of my favorite things…Old handwritten recipes, my kids’ artwork and this big roll of butcher paper. I like to hang all of my Christmas cards here as they come in the mail.

Twelve Days of Christmas Home Tour: Holly's Home

Christmas in Dixie is a song from one of my favorite Christmas albums, Alabama. Elvis’ Christmas album is also a favorite, and I have played both one too many times!.

2018 Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Holly's Home

Twelve Days of Christmas Home Tour: Holly's Home

Twelve Days of Christmas Home Tour: Holly's Home

Twelve Days of Christmas Home Tour: Holly's Home

2018 Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Holly's Tour

Twelve Days of Christmas Home Tour: Holly's Home

Twelve Days of Christmas Home Tour: Holly's Home

The anticipation of Christmas morning when the kids’ eyes light up is the best gift you can get! Somehow I can’t get over that these years won’t last forever so, excuse me while I go search for those old Cookie tins (and maybe some of Mamaws leftover rum!!)

2018 Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Holly's Home

2018 Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Holly's Home

2018 Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Holly's Home

2018 Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Holly's Home

2018 Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Holly's Home

Twelve Days of Christmas Home Tour: Holly's Home

2018 Twelve Days of Christmas Tour

I honestly cannot choose just one favorite holiday tradition; I have so many! Of course at the top of my list is about spending time with loved ones, some that we see often, some not often enough, and some we think about through old memories.

 

“May your days be merry and bright And may all your Christmases be white.”

2018 Twelve Days of Christmas Tour: Holly's Home


Tomorrow on the “Twelve Days of Christmas” tour is Francis Fick from VA. Francis says Christmas is by far her favorite holiday to decorate, and this year she wanted to bring all the coziness inside. Her home has 4 Christmas trees and she even sprinkled a little Christmas in each of her children’s rooms. Touring her home will definitely get you into the holiday spirit.

 

If you haven’t been following along, click the name of the tour you would like to see below to begin!

Twelve Days of Christmas Tour

Linda’s Home – The Spirit of Christmas

Sandy’s Home – It’s a Holly Jolly Christmas

Keli’s Home-Dreaming of a White Christmas

Ashlee’s Home – Dressed in Holiday Style

Amy’s Home – The Magic of Christmas

Jessica’s Home  – A Simple Cozy Christmas

 

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Comments

  1. I love your house holly. I would love to spend time in it because it is so warm and cozy looking. It is just so beautiful. Thanks for letting us enjoy it. Merry Christmas to your family🎄🎄🎄

    • Thank you Linda! Your home was beautiful as well, I think we have the same outdoor light fixtures, but I love the swags you hung from yours! Merry Christmas to you!

    • Thank you, Linda! Your home was beautiful as well! I think we have the same outdoor fixtures, but I love the swags you hung from yours! Merry Christmas to you!

  2. Holly, I’m ready to cuddle up in front of your fire and watch “White Christmas” and drink hot cocoa. Your home is very inviting and warm for all who enter but they may not want to leave! Merry Christmas!

  3. Holly there are way too many things that I love about your home! Your brick entryway, gigantic fireplace, cowhide barstools and perfect placement of your eclectic decor😍 I’m so glad you are on the tour this year! Merry Christmas to you and your family☺️ (Your kids are the cutest)!

    • Thanks, Keli! Thanks to you and Michelle for having me, it has been fun! My house appreciates this tour too, some things have been cleaned & shined that haven’t been in a while, haha!

  4. Oh my goodness, Holly…I am obsessed with your house! I can tell you put so much love into this house. Those cowhide barstools are to die for! Really enjoyed your pictures. Merry Christmas!

  5. Absolutely LOVE everything about this beautiful home. Makes me want to dig out and decorate with so many of my family treasures. Thank you, Holly, for sharing your unique, special home.

  6. Wow, Christmas is everywhere in your home! I bet your kids love it all and why wouldn’t they 😊. You certainly have the Christmas spirit and it’s wonderful!!! I think those vintage ornaments you have in the tray are my favorite! Your kiddos are dolls too! Merry Christmas to you, Brad and your family!

  7. Holly, your home is fabulous! I love how you have Christmas everywhere! My favorite pics are of your tree by the fireplace and your dining room. Each room is decorated perfectly. Merry Christmas!

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