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Tatertots and Jello Holiday Home Tour!

tatertots and jello holiday home tour

I love this time of year! Decorating our home is always so much fun. I think I have decorating ADD because I can never decide what my “style” is. This year I had this vision of a gold and white Christmas. I sewed our dropcloth slipcover so I could have this neutral holiday decor. But I also love BRIGHT holiday too. So in kitchen/family room area of our home I went with a gold and white theme, and then in the entryway and living room I went for BRIGHT and colorful.

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I’m excited to be joining in Just A Girl’s Holiday Home Tour! If you are coming from Cassie at Hi Sugar Plum – welcome!! Isn’t her home amazing???

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Here’s our holiday home!

christmas porch at tatertots and jello

Welcome to our home. Here’s the front porch. I found some gold lights from Ikea and strung them across the highest window on the porch. I found the wreath from Lowes and I added some bows to it. I added some festive pillows to the Crib Bench that I made a few years ago.

In the entry way, I added a evergreen garland up the stairs and embellished it with red and white paper fans.

entry hall paper medallions

I also hung a little Joy to the World banner.

jot to the world free printables and paper medallions

In the living room, I went for a BRIGHT theme. I found a resin deer head at zGallerie and I mounted it on a little DIY pallet. Then I added my Pom Pom Trees and a few of the Felt Trees I made a few years ago. The colorful bowl of ornaments on the coffee table bring in all of the fun happy colors.

merry christmas holiday mantel at tatertots and jello

holiday dee and festive cone trees

bright and colorful holiday decorating at tatertots and jello


I went with a flocked tree this year. I think the white flocked tree brings out the gold accents. I also made a crate for the base of the tree. I have the full DIY and I will share it in another post, but I spray painted the crate gold and I love the way it looks with my flocked tree.

gold and white christmas decorating

flocked gold and white tree

I created a gold and white mantel. I’m a little obsessed with making cone trees this year.

gold and white christmas decorating

I made a whole bunch of them with metallic linen as well as some gold lame and gold sequin fabric. The wreath is from Lowes. And I hung it on a gold framed mirror that I had in our bedroom. I’m so proud of myself for making the linen stockings. I had been wanting to make some stockings for a few years and it always seemed so intimidating to me. I love the gold monogrammed letters too that I ironed on using heat transfer material.

gold advent calendar and holiday decor

I also spray painted our Advent/Card Display Ladder from turquoise to gold. I also made a new holiday sign — Joyeux Noel.

gold wood sign for the holidays

I made metallic pillow covers for our dropcloth slipcovered sofa and created some Merry & Bright Chalkboard pillow covers.

merry and bright free printable pillows

metallic pillows

And I printed the printables off and framed them in our banquette area too!

merry and bright free printables


In the kitchen I made some pretty pillow covers out of matching metallic linen and put them on our banquette. I created a pretty centerpiece with some gold metallic candle holders from Target. I love the way they glow at night.

gold holiday candle centerpiece

banquette holiday eating area

I updated our open shelves with some Christmas plates and figurines and I made a little wreath garland with Dollar Store wreaths and hung it over the window.

christmas kitchen at tatertots amnd jello

winter open shelving at tatertots and jello

And in our bedroom I added a little festive wreath pillow to bring the feeling of Christmas up to that room too.

bedroom holiday decorating


Have you been decorating YOUR home for the holidays??

Leave a link to your home in the comments – I would love to come over and say hi!

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And be sure to check out the other fun homes on this week’s tour!!


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  1. Your house is extra pretty for Christmas this year Jen!! I would love to know which gold stars those are in your front door window? I see they’re from Ikea, are they metal? :) :)

  2. Your living room is stunning! I love the gold accents on white. It’s elegant and sophisticated, but extremely clean and simple – SO beautiful!

  3. Oh JEN! I adore this tour! Your white Christmas tree totally stole my heart! And the rest is just so playful! What a fun tour!
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  4. Love your use of gold -especially the ladder/card holder. I do believe I will be showing this picture to my DH for him to make me one. It looks pretty simple and could be used for so many things even after Christmas – ooo, towel holder, magazine holder, you could use it in so many ways! Thanks for sharing your home.
    Val Frania recently posted…DIY Chunky Photo Frame – Re-purpose Old Picture Frames Part 3

  5. Tina White says:

    I absolutely love your “have Yourself a Merry little Christmas” Mirror.! Ever since you displayed it as one of your Silhouette Cameo projects I’ve been in envy. I don’t have a Silhouette Cameo or else I’d try to make one for myself. I want it! Lol. Your Home is beautiful. Thank You for sharing it with us.

  6. Oh, I am SMITTEN with the gold room! And your Cavalier resting on the hearth??? Absolutely my favorite!!!

  7. I have gained so many ideas to decorate from all your wonderful pictures….I think I am going to be busy this weekend trying some of them. I just started decorating my home this past week. A really late start I know.
    Lori Terceira recently posted…It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

  8. So fun and festive Jen!! I’m a color loving girl too so love your colorful room! :) BUT that gold and white is just beautiful!

    Happy Holidays to you!
    Nancy @ Artsy Chicks Rule recently posted…My Holiday Home Tour – How to Decorate on a Budget {Part 2}

  9. Oh my gosh Jen! I would die to live in that house. You’re so amazing. Love your designs! Thanks for sharing this.

    xoxo Zoe
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  10. Jen,
    You have such a lovely home, during the holidays and the rest of the year too! Thanks for sharing it with us and I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas.
    Kathleen recently posted…Progress – One Day Closer!

  11. It looks so fresh and festive Jen! So pretty!
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  12. Oh, your house is just beautiful! I love your sweet puppy sitting near the fire place! Adorable! Almost done decorating here, posting on the ManCave Decor today! Thanks for sharing!

  13. I just love everything about your home. Just gorgeous!!! XO

  14. Thanks for opening your home for us to take a peak inside! STUNNING! If you are willing to share your secrets, I would love to know where you purchased or if you made the white stars hanging in the windows. I love to use stars in my decorating! Thanks!

    • Hi Erin!

      Thanks so much!! I bought those stars at a local store here in Salt Lake – Tai Pan about 8 years ago. I don’t think they sell them anymore. But I bet you could find some metal stars online and spray paint them white and glitter them up to look the same. I love using them every year. I usually put them in my tree but I thought it would be fun to do something different this year.

      Jen recently posted…How To: Make Styrofoam Marquee “NOEL” Letters

  15. Wow Jen! Your home looks GORGEOUS!!
    I’m crazy about the gold themed room!! Wow.
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  16. Everything looks so great Jen! I love it and I am loving the gold!!
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  17. Gorgeous Jen! Love all of your decorations!

  18. Such a happy, festive home, Jen! Love your flocked tree with the gold.
    Jennifer@The Chronicles of Home recently posted…DIY Ornament Garland

  19. So beautiful Jen! I love the bright colors on the one mantel and the browns in the family room. Love the gold theme. Nicely done :)

  20. I enjoyed your Christmas home tour. Very Pretty! Thanks for sharing.

  21. Very Pretty Christmas decoration. I enjoyed your house tour. Thanks for sharing.

  22. Hey There,

    Where are the gold sequined pillow/ charcoal gray pillow from? Thank you!

    May the Lord bless you this Christmas… If you’re looking for biblical encouragement this season, join me at http://www.smilesofgrace.org :)

    Enjoy the Christmas Season,


  23. I love your tour Jen. Your breakfast nook looks amazing!!! xo Kristin

  24. Oh my word! I love every nook and cranny of your ADORABLE house! You went all out and I love every single detail :)
    Stacy Risenmay recently posted…Christmas Tablescape

  25. How did you make all of your cones? Did you use a Styrofoam base for all of them? Those can be expensive. Or are the out of posterboard.

    Would you show us a tutorial?!!!
    Rose recently posted…Let the fun begin!

  26. Such a beautiful home! I love your decor! Just one question… Where’s my room?! 😀
    Happy Holidays!!

  27. Absolutely gorgeous!!
    Andrea Johnson recently posted…Andrea’s answer to the best snickerdoodle cookie recipe!

  28. Love all the gold!!! So elegant.

  29. Love it! I decorate my living room area in gold too and then I decorate my dining room with reds and green, they are open to each up I think it flows. My kitchen is more red and green. Could you should a closer shot of the wreath garland in the kitchen?

    Thanks, Patti

  30. Can you tell me where you got the paper medallions going up your stairs?! Did you make them???? Love!

  31. I absolutely love the crate tree stand

  32. cakeplate with legs, love it!

  33. Jen!! So pretty! I love it all! You should come decorate my house now! 😉
    Talitha recently posted…Eggnog Marshmallows

  34. Can you please tell me where you got your lovely rug in your kitchen?


  35. Hi,
    Can you please tell me where you purchased the long rug in your kitchen? Thank you!! Beautiful home!

  36. Jen, I just wanted to say I think you are amazing!

  37. Everything looks so gorgeous!!!!
    Anne recently posted…an elf breakfast

  38. What a beautifully decorated home! Thanks for sharing.

  39. Just gorgeous, you inspire me! Nettie
    Nettie Moore recently posted…CHOCOLATE CLOUDS COOKIES

  40. ps — your links for me and nester at the bottom of your post are asking to redirect?
    cassie {hi sugarplum} recently posted…Christmas at Our House

  41. LOVE LOVE LOVE it all!! And you are so totally genius to break up both styles…so you get a bit of both! Obviously we are color-loving-soul-sisters…even having the same felt banner! But I love a glam-gold and neutral look too…so clever to use both! I’m so totally doing that next year! Loved your tour, and so thrilled to share it with you today! xo
    cassie {hi sugarplum} recently posted…Christmas at Our House

  42. Wow, Wow, Wow! So many inspiring ideas it’s hard to pick a favorite. I LOVE what you said about “not knowing my style”. I’m the same way! There’s always so many different things I want to do, but you’ve proven that you can mix it up. I’m swooning over how the colorful decorations/rooms blend seamlessly with the white and gold. It all works so beautifully together. Thanks so much for sharing :)
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  43. I love how you decorate your house – in every season! I would love to know what color of aqua blue paint you used to paint your living room. I love that color and if you don’t mind sharing, I would appreciate knowing what brand and color you used. Thanks! Happy holidays:)

  44. Love your home for the holidays!!! Loving all the glitzy and gold!
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  45. I certainly feel like I know you a little better – love getting a glimpse into your space. LOVELY Jen!
    Gina recently posted…Candy Cane Crinkles ~ Project 52 Week 49

  46. As gorgeous and bright as always… Love everything about your home. SO PRETTY!
    Desiree recently posted…Rudolph Christmas Cookies

  47. Your house is gorgeous, and has the perfect splash of Christmas in every room.
    Von recently posted…grandparents.

  48. Traci Funk says:

    OMG absolutely stunning — gorgeous – love it!!!!

  49. your house is beautiful. I love the bright colors but at the same time the rooms with the gold. Great Job! Merry Christmas!

  50. Sam @ The Junk House says:

    Everything looks so festive! I love the paper fans along the stairs! I’ve only finished decorating the mantle in our house so far. I’m working on the tree right now, but this is our first year with our tree and the dogs, so I’m trying to get them used to the idea first (hoping they don’t think the ornaments are toys).


  51. Like I said before Jen- I just wanna move right in! You wouldn’t mind would ya? :)
    Your house is gorgeous!
    Mique recently posted…Fox Stocking Stuffers & Hand Warmer

  52. Happy holidays! I LOVED your flocked tree with the gold! That room is amazing!!!! Thank you for sharing!

  53. Love the crate under the tree! Your home is so bright and festive, I love it!
    capturing joy with kristen duke recently posted…Cranberry Almond French Toast Casserole

  54. Love your Christmas home decors. My Christmas tree is now up perfect for kids. I also decorated the window near our dining table. I’m still thinking of what to decorate the house and you just gave me a lot of ideas.

    Luanne recently posted…Rolled Sugar Cookies

  55. Thanx for sharing, I’ve found a lot of ideas to decore my home!
    Always good posts 😉
    Have a nice week!

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