Gold Deer and Tablescapes

Today is Day Two of the Christmas Ideas Tour.

You will find a tremendous amount of Christmas and Holiday ideas for your table.

This year I will be working on a table that is a bit different

from the past years.

However, there seems to be a constant in my Christmas tablescape

and that is my gold deer.


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Our Great Room Christmas Mantel

Our Great Room Christmas mantel this year 

is probably the most simplistic mantel that I have created.

I promised myself this year

that I am really going to downsize my Christmas decorations.

I did give many boxes of Christmas ornaments, florals and decorations

along with a couple of trees to Habitat last year.

However, I did keep these little trees!

2015 Great Room Christmas Mantel - Housepitality Designs

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Soft Glows with Pine Trees and Ironstone – A Winter’s Vignette

Soft glows with pine trees and ironstone was the goal this year

for the great room table vignette.

Boughs of holly clipped from our holly trees

brings the outdoors in.

Ironstone vignette - Housepitality Designs

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A Sentimental Turkey

I have been known to be such an sentimentalist.

Saving everything that has such meaning and memories for me.

Many boxes of them . . . just ask the hubby!

I remember the first turkey that my son made.

It is in a box somewhere.

Graylyn's Turkey - Housepitality Designs

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Decking the Halls

Decking the halls with boughs of holly .

Well, maybe just some little boughs in a vintage ironstone creamer for now.

The boughs clipped by my hubby from our holly trees,

to enhance a vignette with the traditional red and green.

Vintage Ironstone Christmas Vignette - Housepitality Designs

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The Master Bedroom Dressed for the Holidays with the Perfect Linens.

One of the very first rooms that I decorate for the Holidays

is the Master Bedroom.

Maybe it is because I decorate it for the most part for the Winter

as opposed to strictly in a Christmas theme.

Master Bedroom - Christmas 2015

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It’s a Wrap!

It’s a wrap of fabulous Holiday gift wrapping ideas.

Great inspiration from a Holiday Gift Wrapping “Party of 10”.

Today, I want to share with you their most creative ways

to make your Holiday gift wrapping special.  So very special for your family and friends.

Did you see my gifts wrapped with a vintage monogrammed tea towel?

Gift Wrapping Ideas - Housepitality Designs

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My Favorite Holiday Gift Wrapping Ideas & Inspiration

When I wrap a Christmas gift,

I try to keep the recipient in mind

to customize it . . . to make it special just for them.

Or to incorporate it into my decor. You may find someone’s gift

not under a tree, but most likely on a bench or table in the house.

You may find it outdoors too, as they step up to the door,

only to find the packages are for them.

Gift Wrapping Ideas - Housepitality Designs

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A New Sitting Area

A new sitting area was created after I visited my friend Mary Alice

to say good-bye to her home that I loved. And, of course the one she loved too.

We were taking a walk upstairs and I noticed her Sitting/TV viewing room a bit sparse.

She sold much of the furniture in that room,

however, there was one lonely remaining chair.

I stated, “hmmmm, I never noticed this chair before.”

Guest Room Chair - Housepitality Designs

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Christmas Inspiration – Remembering Christmas Past – Home Tour

When I looked at my calendar yesterday, I realized that I only have a few weeks

to decorate my home for Christmas. Where has the time gone?

When I start to plan my decorating, I search through many sources,

such as lots of Christmas themed magazines both past and present.

I do have to do one other thing too.

I have to browse my photos to look and see what I had done that past year.

Front Porch-Christmas 2014-Housepitality Designs

I thought it would be great to go down memory lane today

and give you another tour of my home dressed for Christmas last year.

I even forgot how I decorated it!!

Welcome to my home!

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