This week I am teaming up with twenty other bloggers for a wonderful Holiday Home Tour, hosted by Chloe @Celebrate and Decorate.
Let me show you some of my holiday decorating.
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I am so glad that you are joining me today for some Christmas inspiration.
I tweak things every year, focusing on different colors and and collections. I like to play with the house during the holidays!
This year I am enjoying decorating the living and dining areas with red (and black and white!)
The inspiration for red this year is from my red velvet pillows. I am all about a very traditional Christmas style! I also hope you see a bit of English country in my style.
We downsized from a large Georgian house on a farm, so I have lots of accessories that I pull out each Christmas.
While I do not live in an English style home any more, I still adore the style, and try to incorporate it into our current home.
I began this year's Christmas decorating with a pile of accessories. Then I began choosing what to use for my theme. You won't see everything today. You will have to come back for more later. :-)
Let's start this tour in the parlor with my old butler's tray table...most of you know that it is a piece that we have had for years.
It was in the formal living room at the Georgian on the farm and it held our Advent candle arrangement every Christmas as the children were growing up.
We also gathered around this table for the kids to read Christmas stories on Christmas eve, and eat snacks in the glow of the Christmas tree.
I could buy a new coffee table...but this one has memories, along with the dings, little scratches, and drooping leaves. Plus...who discards a perfectly good solid cherry table? :-)
Let's back up just a little before I get to talking too much. :-)
The story begins like this...
One afternoon I created a lovely sleigh and reindeer vignette on the coffee table. (It's a little "over the top" design for me.)
Then...I purchased a couple of extra reindeer.
My vignette outgrew the coffee table.
I created a new vignette on the coffee table (and moved the reindeer and sleigh to a larger venue.)
I added some brass candlesticks and bowls to go along with the leopard pillows and throw. The sparkle trees have silver and gold glitter on them...as well as all over the house.
As great as those glitter trees look, I am seriously rethinking using them. ha!
I shopped the house for all of the accessories on the table. I love faux boxwood balls. I use them for all seasons, but they work especially well to give me some green for Christmas.
|View from the dining room into the parlor. |
I took this pic on Thanksgiving afternoon.
|At the time of this pic...the tree was still a work in progress.|
I could not find a new Christmas table runner that appealed to me so I just folded an ivory damask cloth and made my own. I was wanting a snowy look, so this works.
Now, let's visit the kitchen for a minute...
I am carrying the red plaid theme into the kitchen also.
Simple plaid napkins add just the zing I need to make the kitchen table festive. post
I have much more inspiration to show you, but for this post I will stop now.
I hope you come back for more Christmas posts...there will be many!
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I have a tab at the top of the page called Holiday Decorating. There are two Christmas choices from which you can choose to see more of my Christmas posts.
Many thanks to Chloe from Celebrate and Decorate who organized this delightful home tour. Chloe is on Friday...so be sure to visit her!
Please visit my blog friends who have created some beautiful inspiration for you. Their home tours will go live on the day listed below. I invite you to come back each day to click their link and see what gorgeous surprises await you.
I very much appreciate your taking the time to visit me today! I hope that you can come back to visit again soon. I am mixing and moving decorations around the house, so there will be a lot more to see as we move though the Christmas season.