Deck the Halls

For the past several days I have been scurrying about the house ..

~ ~ putting up Christmas decorations.

A bit behind from being away for a week.

I was concentrating in one room to prepare for the Deck the Halls Holiday Home Tour

~ ~ with 11 fellow fabulous bloggers.

I took a few pics last night (or should I say this morning as it was after midnight)

~ ~ of the room I have been working on for the past several days.

Christmas 2013 Great Room Tree

Christmas 2013 Great Room Tree

Christmas 2013 Great Room Tree

The tree in the “moonlight”

Christmas 2013 Great Room

Embellishing existing decor in the room

Christmas 2013 Mantel

The mantel in the “moonlight”

So these are snipits of my “room tour” tomorrow ~ ~ at the Deck the Halls Holiday Home Tour.

Please hop over and visit the lovely ladies and their wonderful tours today ..

~ ~ their tours are fabulous!!



Becca ~ Adventures in Decorating


Dawn ~ Creative Cain Cabin


Mary ~ Home is Where The Boat Is


Kim ~ Savvy Southern Style


Kristen ~ Sophia’s Decor


Laura ~ Top This Top That

These tours are not to miss…

I will be on for tomorrow along with:

Kim ~ The Beautiful Home

Kelly ~ Eclectically Vintage

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage

“Me” ~ Housepitality Designs

Ann ~ On Sutton Place

Yvonne ~ StoneGable

Have a great day of holiday inspiration!

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  1. Shirley, I love your sneak peek! I also love the pops of red! I’ve been touring this morning and can’t wait to see your holiday home!
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  2. Linda Miller says:

    You tease! Looking forward to seeing the finished product tomorrow….

  3. This is just gorgeous, Shirley. I should try some night time shots. Yours are beautiful!
    I think we are just about finished. I am preparing the breakfast room and hearth room now and will get pictures today…hopefully. Those are the last spaces besides the back porch, we are doing. I am thankful J gets into the big middle of Christmas. He always has, sure helps!:-)

    Looking forward to the tour!
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  4. Love the after midnight shots. You really need to start sleeping!

  5. Can’t wait to see your post. Shirley, where do you get the cotton that you have on your tree?
    Thanks for sharing.

  6. So pretty! My computer is on the blink so trying to “borrow” one when I can in the apt business office. I can’t stand missing all the decor everywhere! 🙂

    Hopefully, I can see yours tomorrow. Miss you ~

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  7. Oh, I can’t wait to see the full reveal. I know that Christmas time is when you truly shine! You have so much pretty decor to share. Love the sneak peeks you shared so far.
    kelly’s recent post…Christmas in the Dining RoomMy Profile

  8. Can’t wait to see the tree tomorrow.

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  9. What energy you have! It’s going to be so special to be at your house this Christmas, as you are decking the halls to the max! Just beautiful, Shirley. I yearn for more pics as you continue.

  10. The peeks of your home are lovely, Shirley! I can’t wait to see the whole thing. I didn’t do as much as I usually do this year, but it is enough to say “Christmas”.
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  11. Simply gorgeous! Love it!!!
    Anne@DesignDreams’s recent post…2013 in Review Part 1- the Bathroom, the Bench and the Bright SideMy Profile

  12. The night shots of the tree are so pretty Shirley…can’t wait for the tour!!
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  13. Well, your snippets are just lovely…and I like a little moonlight magic. I am looking forward to your post tomorrow-xo Diana
    Nana Diana’s recent post…A Few Little Peeks At Christmas At My HouseMy Profile

  14. Lovely and festive — as always! Have a great weekend, Shirley!
    xo Heidi
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  15. Decked, indeed!!!! I love the photos by moonlight!!!

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