In High Gear for Event-Filled Week, And You Can Join Me!

I’m in high gear getting ready for two exciting events this week in Nashville. The first is the Kings Chapel Parade of Homes tour located in Arrington, TN, which kicks off this Wednesday with a High Tea Blogger Event. Allison and I will spend Wednesday morning installing the Christmas tree I was asked to decorate for the million dollar French Provincial home built by Arnold Homes LLC.

Along with the trees of three other DIY and Home bloggers, my Greek-themed Christmas tree will be auctioned off to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The designer Parade of Homes will featured four beautiful homes with custom designer interiors full of great decorating ideas and trends.  The Parade homes are open from Dec 6-21, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. It’s located 30 minutes south of Nashville right outside Franklin, TN. Over the weekend, I used one of my own Christmas trees to do a “trial run” of the ornaments I’ve chosen for the tree to honor the wish of Joey, who has acute lymphocytic leukemia. His wish is to visit Athens, Greece and see the ancient ruins and churches there.

greek theme christmas tree

trial run for my Greek-inspired Christmas tree! 

Arnold Homes LLC provided $500 for ornaments to decorate the tree.  Balsam Hill donated the flocked, 9-foot tree you can find here.  Most of the ornaments came from Home Goods – they have an amazing assortment of holiday decorating items this year. I went to Michaels to get these wedding cake pillars (as some of my readers suggested!) to use as part of the Greek-inspired decor,

greek pillars columns wedding decor

Grecian pillars from Michaels 


as well as a bunch of little chipboard boxes that I am wrapping with the gold and mint chevron paper I got from Home Goods to tuck into the tree branches.

gold and mint

Greek key ribbon! 

Kirkland’s gave me a $50 gift card to help, which is what I used to buy these golden harps for the tree:


golden harp ornaments from Kirklands 


If you are a home blogger and want to attend the high tea for free on Wednesday at noon, there may still be a few seats left, so RSVP today.

Later this week, I will set up shop at A Vintage Affair at Haven Farms in Mt. Juliet (about 30 minutes east of Nashville) where I’ll be offering curated vintage and vintage-inspired decor along with a handful of other talented vendors.

vintage affair at haven farms



Vendors include JBS Mercantile, offering vintage, antique, and handmade goods and fresh holiday greens, Ruffled Linens, offering heirloom linen pillows, bedding, banners, and stockings, B Sullivan Calligraphy, offering art prints, stationary, and custom stamps, and Findings offering vintage re-purposed jewelry.




It’ll be a great sale for gift shopping or maybe finding a special treasure for yourself!  I will be featuring vintage art, lighting, and tabletop decor that I curated just for A Vintage Affair at Haven Farms.  Here is a sampling of items you’ll find:

vintage affair at haven farms

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A Vintage Affair at Haven Farms takes place this Saturday, December 6, 2014 from 9-4 at 1814 Tate Lane, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122. There’s a special Preview Party on Friday, December 5 from 6-9 p.m.  Limited tickets are available for the Preview Party for $10 – click here to order tickets. Shopping on Saturday is completely free and open to all! I’d love to see you there, and my new staging book for professionals, Psychological Staging, will also be available!

Please share this post with your friends in the middle Tennessee area.  Let me know if you plan on attending either the Kings Chapel Parade of Homes or A Vintage Affair at Haven Farms!


  1. kelly

    Fun, fun fun! Busy girl but that is wonderful. I can’t wait to see your tree, looks so pretty. Make a Wish is one of my favorite charities. Good luck Kristie!

    • Kristie Barnett

      Thank you, Kelly! Just a few more ornaments to gather today, and I *think* I’ll be ready!!!

  2. Monique

    Your tree will be gorgeous Kristie and what a great charity! I wish I was local, I would be there with bells on! Good luck and have fun!

  3. Nancy McNulty

    Kristie we are SO thrilled to have you participate in the year’s top Nashville area home tour! Your tree is so thoughtfully planned and designed….can’t wait to see it! Thanks again for sharing your time & talent!

    • Kristie Barnett

      Thank you, Nancy! I’m honored to be a part of the tour – I cannot wait to see the four homes and soak up all the decorating ideas 🙂

  4. Lynne Mosman

    Your tree looks so authentic and thoughtful. Looking forward to seeing every splendid detail in person! Congratulations on being part of such a wonderful cause.

    • Kristie Barnett

      Thank you so much, Lynne! I bought a few more ornaments yesterday from Kohl’s – ships in a bottle and a seashells 🙂


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