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.

Christmas Home Tour 2013

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.

christmas home tour

Christmas home tour

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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christmas home tour

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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christmas home tour

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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Take a moment and visit these other great Christmas Tours!

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Thursday DEC 5th
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Friday DEC 6th
ARTSY CHICKS RULE
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Saturday DEC 7th
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Sunday DEC 8th
MRS HINES CLASS
SNAZZY LITTLE THINGS

Monday DEC 9th
JUST PAINT IT
THE RUSTIC PIG
JUST A GIRL AND HER BLOG

Tuesday DEC 10th
OUR SOUTHERN HOME
VIRGINIA SWEET PEA
MEEGAN MAKES

Wednesday DEC 11th
SOPHIAS DECOR
A LITTLE CLAIREIFICATION
GIRL IN THE GARAGE

Thursday DEC 12th
MOMMY IS COOCOO
LITTLE MISS CELEBRATION
INSPIRATION FOR MOMS

Friday DEC 13th
MY SOULFUL HOME
CONFESSIONS OF A SERIAL DIYer
LILACS AND LONGHORNS

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Comments

  1. 7

    says

    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!
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    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

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    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.
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    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.
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    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

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    Sheryll & Critters. says

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

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    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
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      says

      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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