Tuesday Holiday Tidbits

Have you seen the great mantel inspiration yesterday?

If not, you can see it here along with 10 other fabulous mantels.

I have been busy like the most of you decorating and preparing for the Holidays.

I am pretty much done with just a few tweaks here and there.

Kitchen-Christmas 2014-Housepitality Designs

Working on the kitchen decorations trying to keep simplicity in mind!

The dining room table is very simple this year.

Dining Room Centerpiece-Christmas 2014-Housepitality Designs

A centerpiece mainly in a silver bowl for easy removal as we use the dining room table

every day.

Christmas Tree 2014-Housepitality Designs

The tree in the great room is up and decorated.

The packages are waiting to be wrapped and placed under the tree.

However, one must go shopping to wrap packages!……on the list this week!

Master Bedroom Christmas 2014-Housepitality Designs

The master bedroom is all dressed for a long winter’s nap . . . I only wish!

The full reveal of the bedroom will be tomorrow when I join 11 wonderful fellow bloggers . .

for the Holiday Open House tour hosted by Sherry of No Minimalist Here.

The party runs from December 10th though December 12th.

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See you then and have a great day!

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  1. Penny @ the comforts of home says

    Love your holiday bedding!

  2. The bedding!! Stunning… want! 🙂
    Beautiful trees Shirley. Can’t wait to see the whole tour tomorrow.
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  3. Please tell me about your main tree, I know you got a new one this year. Is it 10 feet? I am thinking about a new tree, next year. My big one fits in the breakfast room, BUT….it is bothering me alot this year! I HATE to go smaller but cest la vie, huh? I LOVE the bedding and am guessing PB? I have been SEARCHING for winter bedding for our master. Not likeing the old one anymore;):) Loved all theswe tidbits!!!
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  4. Gosh, Shirley, you have everything looking so pretty and festive! Every single room! I love your holiday bedding and your trees are gorgeous! You have one of the most beautiful Holiday Homes that I have ever seen!
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  5. Linda miller says

    You tease, Shirley. Your great room tree is beautiful, as always. For me, it is the highlight of your Christmas home tour. Hope you get a little shopping done this week so you can adorn it with a few packages. Or you can do as I do and put a few wrapped, empty boxes under the tree!

  6. Looking good and I may just have part of that same bedding.
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  7. Hi Shirley, your home is a dream and so gorgeous dressed for Christmas. Love your tree!! Love your bedroom too. Everything is inviting and beautiful!!
    Hugs and Wishes!
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  8. You have a way of making everything seem so simple. Having all the right stuff,as you do, certainly helps to create your always lovely vignettes.
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  9. Shirley, your tree in the great room is Amaaazing…a real Wowie!!! And I adore your beautiful bedding!
    Mary Alice
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  10. Your tree looks gorgeous Shirley!! Can’t wait to party with you again!
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  11. Look at this!!! Oh, my gosh, Shirley! First of all, you have NO idea what the word “simplicity” even means, so don’t even go there! 🙂 Your whole house is rockin’ Christmas like a hurricane!!! I always love to see your trees, and this year’s do not disappoint. They are unique unto themselves and perfectly appointed…just like I would expect from a decorating diva like you!!! I also really love your dining room centerpiece. Very, very pretty! And don’t get me started on that bedding!!!!!!!!! I “NEED” that for our master bedroom!!! Please send a note of “encouragement” (translated: threat) to my husband on my behalf! 🙂
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  12. Love your decor Shirley and look forward to seeing the additional mantels!

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  13. Your home looks magical decorated for Christmas, Shirley! You have such a gift at creating vignettes! Your trees are so pretty and I love the idea of adding smaller trees to pitchers!
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  14. It all looks so pretty, Shirley! I love those little mittens you have around the pitcher in the kitchen. Too cute! The bedding is great. Is that PB? I really love it and I know I’ve admired it before.
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  15. Shirley your house is amazing. I love the table decor, so beautiful! Jo

  16. Can’t wait to see the bedroom tomorrow! Love the pillows. Just may have to make some for next year!
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  17. Those trees are absolutely amazing! I can’t believe you have two so huge and next to each other like that! It really looks stunning. The bedding is so unique and cozy looking. Now go take that nap :).
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  18. Beautiful Shirley! Your tree is stunning as usual and the bedding is so cozy and inviting!
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  19. All I can say is WOW. You really did a beautiful job on your decorations. It certainly isn’t simple – you really outdid yourself. It looks like a page out of decorating book. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful decorations. I would say your little sweetie picked a good tree.
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  20. LOVE that bedding Shirley. What a cute touch on the white pitchers with the mittens and plaid to no less. SO cute!

  21. Shirley,
    Your tree is beautiful, as is everything you do. But, I spotted a needlepoint pillow at the end of the bed that I would love to “pinch.” ha! Good luck with the shopping and wrapping. We have done all of the shopping and such, so I am starting the “baking” phase! I was busy last week end of the semester grading and so I am running behind on checking on my blog friends.
    Have a great week!

  22. Love it all, but the small trees are just beautiful…
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