Welcome to the 2012 Virtual Holiday Housewalk!!!!!

I am so excited you are all here!!!!Welcome to everyone coming over from the Nesting Place!Welcome to day one of the second annual holiday house-walk here at Jenniferrizzo.com! The houses this year are amazing! I have many wonderful returning homes and some fantastic new homes as well!I am so honored to have them participating!
Grab your hot cocoa, put some Bing Crosby on, and enjoy all of the holiday inspiration!!!!!
Just click on each button to take you to the next house! You can either click from here or take the full tour and click from each site to the next house like a real house walk!

Welcome to my own holiday home!
I fell into a pom pom/snowball theme this year. I am obsessed!
I changed the direction of my table in my breakfast nook and I love how it lengthens the room!

I added cedar garland to my mirror and did a cloche over my candles Pottery Barn style.

I added some faux bottle brush trees on top of my pom-pom table runner.

…I love a little fabric glue and sparkly pop-poms for a very easy and inexpensive pop of festiveness!

I have been collecting lids to those old silver-plate chafing dish sets. I wasn’t sure when I was collecting them what I was going to do with them but I can’t seem to pass one up. I thought a collage with greenery would be pretty.

I kept it simple over my sink this year with a pretty dish towel for some color. I really love red in my kitchen at Christmas.

And I put mini boxwood branches on the sill for some natural prettiness.

I admit it; I am obsessed with the wreath from Anthro, but it’s out of my budget. I used their big wreath as an inspiration for mini-wreaths for the back of my chairs.

I wanted to show you my snowball tree.

I made huge pom poms and placed them on the branches.


They are a pop of fun and were an easy night in front of the TV.

I  made a festive banner on the computer. My hubby strung it up for me. He’s such a good sport. :)

I decided to take advantage of the open space inside of my faux fireplace for my “winter forest”vignette.

And I filled my mantel top with greenery and all of my silver plate pieces.

and added natural elements such as nests and sparkly birds.

Until Santa brings the good stuff, I gathered bird cages from around my house and old books and put them underneath.

Thank you so much for taking my home tour!
Onto the next house! I adore her home and she was an awesome part of the tour last year!

I know you will love this next house! It’s Thistlewood Farm!!!


And these two amazing girls bring on the Holiday cheer!

It’s two homes for the cost of stopping at one!

I hope you have loved today’s part the holiday tour! We’ll be back with more homes tomorrow starting with one of my good e-friends Beth at Home stories A to Z!

You can also visit

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

And you can visit last years home tour here!

also sharing this here  and here.

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  1. Jenn—your home is beautiful. I’m in LOVE with the snowballs….and I’m sure hoping you’ll tell us how to make them. :)

    can’t wait to see the other homes today!

  2. So gorgeous! I absolutely love your mantel, tree, the silver lids in the breakfast nook and the Anthro inspired wreaths!


  3. I’m in love! Those silver lids are amazing hanging on the wall! Your snowball pom pom tree – I want one!

    Making up my Christmas list to Santa right now … Dear Santa – please make my house as amazing as Jen’s!

    Thrilled to be part of your amazing house walk this year!

  4. Jen your home looks so beautiful all dressed up for Christmas! LOVE that pompom table runner and wreaths! Your mantle and tree look amazing too!

  5. Love your dish towel with the tree on the car! Everything is beautiful!!

  6. Everthing looks so beautiful Jen! I love the smaller version of the pompom wreath on the backs of the chairs.

  7. Jen,
    It is all so wonderful. My fav so far is your home. I love it all. I especially love the old silver lids on the wall. I have a spot in my dining room and I have been wondering what to do there. I think I may have to start to collect these old lids. I love the character they give to the room. Dressed up with greenery makes them even prettier. Love your home. It is amazing.

  8. Yes PLEASE share about making the mini wreaths! That is just the thing I need on my chairs! Also, can you please share where the towel with the car and tree is from? I’ve been looking for that very towel!

  9. Everything looks so beautiful! I’m looking forward to touring the other homes! I’m a new follower!

  10. Beautiful

  11. VERY LOVELY!!! Can’t wait to see what’s coming next!!

  12. Hi Jen! I just love the home tour and yours is the perfect place to start. I just love everything you’ve done. Your pom pom theme is adorable. Your fireplace looks amazing with the foresty theme.

    Thank you for putting this together and for being so inspirational!

  13. Jen,

    Thank you so much for inviting me to this incredible party! You have made my year! I LOVE the pompoms…..on the wreath….on the tree!

    What fun!

    Merry Christmas to you my wonderful friend!


  14. your mantel is to. die. for!!! love it!

  15. WOW!!!!

    Boy did you ever decorate – I love all your exquisite natural elements, Jennifer!

    Your house looks absolutely AMAZING!

    (And I adore those whom you have invited to share in the house tour this year, y ay!)

  16. Just beautiful, Jen! I love your kitchen and those lids are wonderful. Everything looks great!

  17. Anonymous says:

    I’m in love with bottle brush trees…the pom pom runner is adorable.

  18. Everything looks absolutely gorgeous, Jennifer! I especially LOVE LOVE LOVE the anthro inspired wreath! And your whole living is just stunning! Merry Christmas!

  19. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful Christmas decor and your home!
    Truly gorgeous and inspirational!!!
    ~ Violet

  20. Hi Jennifer!
    I am a new visitor to your blog through the invitation of your HOuse Tours. You have such a lovely home that is so wonderfully decorated for the holiday season! I love all of your silver pieces that you use throughout the house. Your home is so warm and inviting and I look forward to visiting your blog agin soon. Have a very blessed Christmas!

  21. I love those little white pompom wreaths you made for the back of your chairs. You should do a tutorial on how to make them! I’d love to try making some. Also, where did you find that adorable red and white ribbon you used on them?

  22. such fun! Love your holiday tour =) your home looks gorgeous, and I am now quite obsessed with your mantel-definately a favorite of the many I’ve seen so far.

  23. How pretty! The mantel is just over-the-top gorgeous! What a unique way to display your silver pieces. Everything is just stunning!

  24. Everything is soo pretty! I love all the details and those pom poms just add so much cuteness to everything! :) Happy week! xo Holly

  25. I am in LOVe with it all!!! Those snowballs are so fun and whisical. And that mantal with all the darling vingenettes! You would think it would be too much but wow it looks stunning.

  26. This is such an inspiring idea! Love the homes, especially yours. What must your children be thinking? Do they walk around with stars in their eyes, in wonderment? Great to see you at the pop up shop… I cannot imagine how you get it all done. Amazing.

  27. Thanks for sharing. I am so loving your pom pom tree. I mean seriously it’s so nice. The little forest vignette in the fireplace is amazingly cool.

  28. With every picture I said to myself: oh I love the pompoms, I love the garlands and the doilies, I love how you arranged the silverware, there’s so much I won’t name everything but I love it (in case you didn’t notice, haha!) And I’m gonna check out the other houses as well, thank you for the tours.

  29. I love how you worked in the old silver pieces on your mantle, so pretty! Everything looks wonderful! Thanks hosting such a fun party, Merry Christmas! :)

  30. It’s gorgeous Jen!!!


    :) T

  31. Jenn, your home is so lovely! I am SO honored, thrilled, excited, overjoyed, etc etc to be a part of your holiday house walk this year!! I love seeing all the homes so far, and I cannot wait to see the rest this week. :D

  32. Your house looks absolutely divine Jen!! I love all of your pompoms and the greenery. I’m off to visit the other houses. Thanks for hosting this again this year.

  33. Your home is styled lovely this season, Jen! Thank you for the tour :)

  34. you had me at hello with your beautiful chafing dish lid collection, but then i saw the vintage bottles filled with pretties and loved them just as much, and then there was your beautiful mantle… {visiting from the homespun christmas party at savvy southern style.}

  35. Oh Jennifer,
    It looks absolutely beautiful!!! I was in love with the Anthro wreath as well, but out of my budget too, so I adore your idea of making mini sized ones!
    Thank you so much for the visit inside your gorgeous home!!

  36. Gorgeous, Jen! I am in love with your mantle and tree.

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  38. I am loving this Home Tour, Jen! Your home looks just wonderful all dressed up for Christmas…you’ve done some great things with the pom poms and I love your snowball tree. Your mantel looks amazing with the silver and greenery! Beautiful! :)


  39. Your home looks very festive, Jennifer. I think the lids are my fave.

  40. I had to much fun visiting Day One’s homes. This is a great idea Jennifer!

  41. Jennifer this is off-the-charts AMAZING!! I absolutely love every.single.detail and those chafing dish lids on the wall are genius! You are so talented and your mantel made my mouth drop open. :-) Thank you so, so much for including us in this tour. It’s been an absolute honor!

  42. What a beautiful home you have Jennifer! You have an amazing eye for design and detail and your whole home looks so comfortable and welcoming!! Love your pompoms too! I have some leftover white chunky yarn and you’ve inspired me to make some too! Thanks for welcoming us into your home!

  43. Just so beautiful Jennifer …thanks for putting this together …xo

  44. I can’t tell you how excited I am to see all of the wonderful homes for this year..I love how you did the mantle and the little forest underneath..Your home is beautiful..

  45. Just when I feeling good about getting my house festive (after festive hiatus!) I see your living room on Pinterest and I suddenly feel Noel challenged, lol. Your house looks amazing, and I am in love with your fireplace display!! I want to create a Joyeux Noel bunting and your banner is inspiring me to get crackin’!

    Everyone’s homes look so lovely. I love seeing how people bring Christmas and the holidays to life in their homes. All different, and all beautiful.

    Hope you’re doing well!

  46. Everything is so simple and beautiful. It is so much fun to see what you have done as well as all the other homes. Dianntha

  47. Stunningly beautiful! I adore your mantle garland that you made. There are so many beautiful details yet everything blends so wonderfully.awesome! Thank you for sharing such a beautiful winter wonderland with us – with three little boys my house will be a lots more garish for a few years to come. I year for decor like yours, many thanks Sally x

  48. The pom poms are so cute! Love the mantle – it’s really awesome. The lid collection is quirky and beautiful! I so enjoyed seeing your home and I’m looking forward to seeing all the other homes on the tour!

  49. So glad I found you! I love the greenery over the mirror and the Merry Christmas sign over your mantle. Lovely!

  50. What talent! Your “Chestnuts” chalkboard is so sweet!

  51. SO, so pretty! I love all your silver plate pieces and greenery!

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  53. I love your ideas and decorating! Thank you for doing such an outstanding job on the house walk this year. I loved visiting the houses so far, and am looking forward to the rest. Plus, I have new blogs to follow-

  54. GORGEOUS!!!!

  55. Oh Jenn everything is just gorgeous! I love those poms on the back of the chairs, so pretty! I have been having so much fun looking in on all the houses. THANK you so much for putting this together, you are amazing!

  56. So so gorgeous! I love absolutely everything! Your little wreaths on the chairs inspired by Anthro are super cute!

  57. Jen, your house looks awesome! You are one creative gal, I love those wreaths! Thanks for having me share in the walk, I am so excited to be a part of this:).

  58. Your home looks beautiful! I have always loved your breakfast nook and adding the pom poms on the runner is adorable!

  59. Beautiful Jen! Love the little wreaths you made.

  60. Everything looks amazing Jen!
    I am in love with your collection of silver lids! I actually have one for sale in my booth and am going to bring it home and start a collection of my own!!

  61. Hi Jen!
    Your home looks beautiful and fresh as always! Sorry I couldn’t be a part of the tour this year ~ we are moving to NJ at the end of January and had too much on my plate! I just saw your feature on the Pottery Barn Blog ~ so exciting and well deserved! Best to you and your family this holiday! So glad we met! You are an inspiration!
    Heidi Gordon

  62. Your home is just gorgeous Jen! I was so looking forward to this week and am really enjoying all of the lovely homes! Thanks so much for putting this together!!

    Happy Holidays~


  63. your Christmas house
    looks lovely
    all decked out

    and i adore
    those little wooley wreaths!


  64. Jen I fell in love with your style and incredible talent while taking the Creatively Made Home course. After seeing your home all decorated today I came home from work, grabbed materials and made a Merry Christmas banner for my mantel using shipping tags and labels that I printed off twice, once with the letters in a rustic font and again with french script. Next I will string them on some twine and put it up! So excited!!! I would have never known I could be crafty without all the inspiration and courage that you and the other lovely girls in the course provided. So grateful, Happy Holidays to you and your family!!

  65. beautiful jen. love all the greens. and your mantle is amazing. thanks for doing this again this year.

  66. You have truly inspired my Christmas decor, Jen. You home is simply gorgeous!! Tonight, I made a banner/bunting – mine says REJOICE. Thanks for a wonderful tour too!
    May your season of Christmas be extraordinary!!!

  67. Beautiful and inspiring, Jen!

  68. Love your style, Jennifer! The pom pom theme is really cute! Thanks for putting together the holiday home tour. I’ve enjoyed it immensely and have visited everyone’s home at least twice!! There’s just so much to take in and savor. :)

  69. I just LOVE LOVE your style. Every singe photo is beautiful. That towel on your oven is super cute. But I think EVERYTHING is my favorite. lol Merry Christmas. <3

  70. Have loved visiting all the homes on the housewalk party. They were all different, but all equally as gorgeous. Thanks for organising such a fun event Jenn.

  71. I am taking the tours for the housewalk party today by a hot fire and drinking a hot cup of tea! Your home is full of beauty and sparkle with perfect details…love the pom poms you made! Thanks for hosting the link party, as well! Christie at Three Pixie Lane

  72. Fabulous decor Jennifer. Thanks for so many great ideas and for hosting the holiday home tour.

  73. your holiday decor is truly inspired. i want to copy everything! i have a couple inquiries: where’d you get the pinecone garland and doily tree-topper? and how did you make those adddorable pompom wreaths? thanks for the lovely view of your home!

  74. Beautiful! LOVE all the silver!

  75. Everything is beautiful!

  76. Greetings, Jennifer!
    All is beautiful, all is bright! LOVE your look, girl. :-)))
    Linda at Beautiful Ideas

  77. I really like the use of non-specific holday items, like teapots and chaffing dishes, included in the decor. These items are also functional for kitchen use.

  78. Nancy kitzmiller says:

    Are Jennifer Rizzo and MaryAnn Rizzo related? I have enjoyed both so much on Pinterest

  79. Joan Robinson says:

    Jen you are an artist. Everything is so homey and inviting. Makes me want to grab my throw, cup of tea, turn on the Christmas music and read a good Christmas book.
    Can you direct me to where I might buy the decal you used “CHESTNUTS ROASTING ON AN OPEN FIRE”. I loved that and want to put it on my blackboard. I hope you post this year.

  80. I just love the silver, shiny and tarnished alike, on your mantle! Looks gorgeous.

  81. Really fun to see everything. I don’t suppose you would share the bird pillow source…it’s absolutely perfect for my room!


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