Christmas Home Tour 2013

~The 12 Days of Christmas Tour~

 

I’d like to invite you to join me as I share my Christmas Home Tour with you today, as part of the 12 Days of Christmas Tour! It’s a great Christmas Tour involving 30 bloggers! We’re sharing our decorations, ideas, projects and more.

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Isn’t this a fabulous time of year? There’s something a little magical about the season and I love to show the fun and excitement in my holiday decorations.

This year I decided that I wanted to use a more traditional Christmas decor. I decided to forego the glitter and sparkle and focus on classic red and white with beautiful greenery and berries.

Christmas home tour 2013

Think snowballs and white winter branches

Christmas Mantel

There’s peace, joy, hope and love

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Think sleds, ice skates and glowing Christmas lights…

Christmas Sleigh

Christmas Mantel

As you enter through my front door, you’re greeted with classic garland trimmed with simple red bows.

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The table in the foyer is graced with an antique dough bowl filled with garland swags that I used on my stairs last year. I added a simple teardrop swag to the mirror and some wrapped presents under the table.

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Just for fun, I placed some jingle bells in the arrangement.

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Santa also greets my guests as they walk through the front door…this vintage style wooden Santa sign is one of my favorite pieces of Christmas decor.

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In the family room, you’ll find the tree. It’s a 12 foot slim tree and it holds the ornaments that we’ve collected through the years. My son put his “Baby’s 1st Christmas” ornament on and we realized that it was 21 years old! I can’t imagine not having these special ornaments on that tree!

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Usually the top of the tree holds a large bow or other fun arrangement. This year, since we’re going for a fun, old-fashioned Christmas theme, I went with a traditional star. I added some greenery and berries to give the top more substance.

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I have a few vignettes in the family room. This arrangement of vases, white birdcage and small tree is simple but lovely.

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On my coffee table, I’ve used my large basket filled with my Burlap Presents that I created last year. I wrapped the smaller one with my new Merry Christmas ribbon.

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In the dining room, I decorated my Welsh Cabinet with a Merry Christmas sign, garland and my very own Christmas “goose”.

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To give my chandelier a little touch of Christmas, I added some garland and berries by simply wrapping the garland around the arms of the chandelier.

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For the center of the table, I used my bell jar over a simple rustic red star and surrounded it with more garland.

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The corner cabinet holds some of my white dishes. To give it a Christmas feel, I placed greenery around select pieces, added a sled and white ornaments.

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On the door, I hung my grapevine bells that I found at Target years ago. I’ve always loved these bells. They’re rustic and unique.

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Thank you so much for stopping by and I want to wish you all a very….

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Thursday DEC 12th
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  1. Beautiful!!
    Stacey recently posted…The Elves are Busy HereMy Profile

  2. Hi Leslie – Your holiday home is just simply beautiful! I love the red, white and greenery and am absolutely crushing on your Santa – he is fabulous! Thank you so much for sharing your lovely Christmas – pinning and sharing! Have a merry and happy Wednesday! :)
    Cindy Eikenberg recently posted…Snowman Gift Boxes – With A Secret!My Profile

  3. Details, details, details. It’s all in the details. Beautiful.
    JOY recently posted…Wordless Wednesday #76~Christmas Card Candidate?My Profile

  4. Leslie! Your home is stunning I LOVE the vintage red white and green theme, it is one of my all time favorite looks for Christmas. Those white “sweater” balls are so awesome! Your tree is fantastic I can’t imagine having a tree that tall and I love that you use sentimental ornaments! You did a beautiful job on your home, simply gorgeous!
    Dria recently posted…12 Days of Christmas TourMy Profile

  5. Leslie, everything is lovely! My favorite is the Merry Christmas” sign in your hutch. And presents already!! In our house at this point I would be wrapping empty boxes for decorations! Thank you for sharing your beautiful holiday home. ~Jeanette

  6. Enjoying all the goodness of your beautiful Christmas home Leslie! Love all your traditional elements mixed with fresh and rustic touches. You’re 12 foot tree is Ah-Mazing!
    Cheers to you my friend
    Therese @ Fresh Idea Studio recently posted…Decorating for our a Merry and Bright Christmas HomeMy Profile

  7. Your holiday decorations are so pretty Leslie! Love all the greenery and that vintage Santa. Thanks for sharing it with us ~Sonya
    Sonya ~At Home with The Barkers recently posted…Christmas Home TourMy Profile

  8. So pretty! I love it all. I’m like you…love traditional red and green. And, I love how you added the little sprigs of berries and sprays to the top of your tree — I have a similar star on the top of my tree and my looks so boring and plain. Thanks for the inspiration!
    Happy to be touring with you!
    Julie {Lilacs & Longhorns} recently posted…My Christmas Virtual Home Tour {Home for the Holidays}My Profile

  9. Leslie, I LOVE your traditional decor and the clean crisp look of Christmas in your home. It feels inviting and wonderful! I am excited to be a part of this home tour with you.
    Thanks for sharing your beautiful home.
    Meegan recently posted…Pillsbury and Home ToursMy Profile

  10. Your home looks gorgeous for the Christmas season. I so much enjoyed admiring each special touch that you added to the rooms to dress them for the holidays. Your corner cabinet really caught my eye. Is it a family piece?
    Paula@SweetPea recently posted…Peppermint Candy Twist CenterpieceMy Profile

  11. Wow, just beautiful Leslie!! Not a detail missed. I love all of the traditional decor!!

    Nancy
    Nancy @ Artsy Chicks Rule recently posted…Naughty or Nice? Thrifty Pillow Makeover w/Chalk PaintMy Profile

  12. Gorgeous tour, Leslie! I love the red and white with the greenery! So crisp, clean, and classic! Thanks for sharing with us!

    ~Abby =)
    Abby @ Just a Girl and Her Blog recently posted…Our Christmas Home TourMy Profile

  13. Your house is so beautiful! I love all the vintage touches! I think the sled and skates are my favorite part! I think it is great how you infused Christmas décor throughout your home in such a seamless manner
    Megan @ Rappsody in Rooms recently posted…Stress Free Holiday Guide 2014My Profile

  14. Gorgeous!
    Jacob Phelps recently posted…Decorating for ChristmasMy Profile

  15. Everything looks so beautiful. I love all of the simple touches. That’s the way I’m going this year too. Those bells are fantastic! And I love that Santa greets your guests. The foyer is so warm and welcoming and definitely sets the tone for what’s to come in the rest of the house.
    Sharon recently posted…a simple tip to save on heating costsMy Profile

  16. Love it all Leslie! Everything looks so warm and cozy! I just want to curl right up with a warm faux fur throw and sip hot chocolate by your tree!
    Christine at First Home Love Life recently posted…Chocolate Covered Strawberry Christmas LightsMy Profile

  17. Now that’s a tree!! Love the festive red touches!
    Kelly

  18. Everything is just gorgeous but my favorite is the simple “hope, joy,love, peace”
    Kathy, Petticoat Junktion recently posted…Button Snowmen DIYMy Profile

  19. So beautiful, Leslie! I love how the classic theme is sprinkled through the whole house. And that vintage Santa is too cute! Thanks for opening up your home to us!
    Allison @ The Golden Sycamore recently posted…My Christmas Tree : Neutrals and NavyMy Profile

  20. That is the biggest tree I’ve ever seen! Better not let my hubby see it, he always heads right for the tallest tree on the lot. I have to remind him our ceilings are eight feet lol. Everything is beautiful. I love the traditional color scheme and all the festive touches show how much thought you put into your decor. Glad everything went ok today. Thanks for sharing your beautiful home. :)
    XO,
    Christy

  21. Leslie, wow your home is gorgeous! I love the garland wrapped around the chandelier, all of your vignettes, and your incredibly tall tree. ;) Everything looks perfect- thanks for sharing your lovely home!
    Jen @ Girl in the Garage recently posted…Throwback Thursday #13My Profile

  22. Sheryll & Critters. says:

    You have such a beautiful home and so perfectly decorated for the holidays……. and any time of year.

  23. Your home is beautiful! Very warm!
    I just saw a true-vintage Santa cut out like yours on craigslist. I talked myself out of it, but seeing yours is making me rethink that.
    Victoria • Restoring our 1890 Victorian recently posted…Christmas decorating… Part one.My Profile

  24. LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Leslie! It’s beautiful! What a wonderful tour with all the little pops of red!

    Thanks for the inspiration today!
    karianne
    Thistle recently posted…Business In the Front Party in the BackMy Profile

  25. Leslie, your Christmas home is just beautiful. You have created such a warm and comfortable space. I love using reds as well. Those little burlap presents are precious!!! merry Christmas, friend! ~Christy
    Christy @ Our Southern Home recently posted…Christmas Home Tour {Downstairs}My Profile

  26. Leslie your house is just absolutely GORGEOUS. Wow. That tree is amazing – so tall! Every little touch is so perfectly placed but feels so welcoming and not staged at all. I love it! Pinning now! xo
    Claire @ A Little Claireification recently posted…Creamy Cheesy Corn Casserole & More | Best Of The Weekend PartyMy Profile

  27. I love your chandelier. Do you know the manufacturer?

  28. How lovely Leslie!! Your decorations just have such a comforting and welcoming! I just adore your tree as well!!! XO
    Christine at First Home Love Life recently posted…Fresh Herb WreathMy Profile

  29. Leslie! I love it all! I too am a big fan of adding red all over my home at Christmas time. Such a beautifully decorated home full of inspiration. Wishing you a very Merry Holiday! :)
    Laura @ Inspiration for Moms recently posted…Holiday Home Tour 2013 + {DIY} Glitter ReindeerMy Profile

  30. Leslie,
    Your home is nothing short of mind-boggling beautiful. I love, love, LOVE the traditional colors of Christmas. I’ve been looking all over for a sled to add to my decor. One of these days I’ll find one! Thank you for sharing and for inspiring me!
    Merry Christmas!
    Hugs …
    Lani
    Lani recently posted…Holiday Home Tour … A Christmas PastMy Profile

  31. Leslie!! So so lovely…you have skates in your decor too! The photography is wonderful and the feel so warm. Thanks for sharing your home with us!
    kelly recently posted…Welcoming Christmas…My Holiday Front PorchMy Profile

    • Thank you Kelly! When I found those skates at the Country Living Fair, my first thought was to use them on the front porch somehow. But when I when with the mittens on the antlers, I thought the skates fell right in with the theme. Thanks for stopping by and have a Merry Christmas!

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