November 20, 2016

Creating a Traditional Holiday Home

Featured at The Dedicated House

It's no secret that I love traditional style, especially if it has an English/federal flavor! 

I have flirted with transitional style, and even "almost" country style...

...but what makes my heart go "pitter patter" is traditional style. 

I love the plates! 
I feel like a fish swimming up stream. It is easy to find chippy, country, old French, rustic, etc. But go looking for traditional, with solid wood, non-painted furniture, etc...and it gets hard. 

Well, here I am to help you in your quest, or love of, traditional this season. I hope I don't disappoint. :-

I have been browsing the internet for some holiday inspiration. And where did I end up...Traditional Home magazine. Surprise, huh!? 

Well, I have some pics that may just help inspire you if you are wanting to go in the direction of traditional style, or even if your heart and home are already breathing traditional style. 

Here (below) are some Holiday Decorating Tips... from Designer Scot Meacham Wood. (If you click the link you can go to his article.) 

More blue and white! Plus a touch of woodland with the ceramic pine cones.
Maybe they are salt and pepper shakers.

As a southerner...his holiday house oozes with the mantra, more is more. This article talks about his love of Scottish tartan. It is all over his house.

Love this wreath!

The designer tip here is that Mr. Meacham says that he buys faux wreathes and weaves real greenery, pine cones, and fruit to make a custom wreath. Great idea!

He also talks about the importance of details, such as the ribbon on this tiered server. Most of us could do this extra step! :-)

Tartan is everywhere in his home. 
Notice he even has the books covered in tartan.

The bedroom has layer upon layer of tartan and plaid. Many of us might not be able to pull that one off...but designers make it seem just fine. :-)

Holiday Decorating Tips... from Designer Scot Meacham Wood

Switching to our nation's capitol...The Blair House created a very traditional Christmas setting. If you want to see all of the pics just click the link under the photos. 

Now this is what I am talking about...old traditional style. Pitter patter. :-) 

Click for more gorgeous ideas!

The remaining inspiration photos are from various articles in TH. 

A natural centerpiece like the one above could be made on a table runner, a wood slab, or an extra large piece of ironstone. 

I love this place setting so much. It is good for Thanksgiving or Christmas in my mind. The china...pitter patter! And pull out the sterling if you have it!

A white on white table setting is dreamy and very pretty. The bit of greenery, ribbon, and mini ornament elevate the style. Details!

And one last look at simple, elegant, and gorgeous! If you do not like that heavy "more is more" look, you can still have traditional. It can be simple, instead of heavy with glitz. 

I wanted to include this last table. 
I am not sure if it is because of the old table or the cute puppies. I like both! :-) Could this be the "kids" table, or teenager? 

Click HERE for even more TH pics.

I hope that something you have seen strikes a chord and makes your heart sing :-)  How would you describe your "pitter patter" style? 

I am trying to finalize my Thanksgiving table ideas and menu...and coast in before I go "all out" Christmas! I have been tinkering with some Christmas things though. 

gobble gobble

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Hello, I'm Sheila and my house is a giant art project! I enjoy creating an environment where my family can feel safe, secure, and loved. We are empty nesters learning to slow down and enjoy life.

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