Guest Room and Garlands

For the most part, many of us have guests over the holidays.

It is always wonderful to have either family or friends gather together to celebrate

treasured traditions.

Therefore, it is a good thing to have your guest room ready for either the

expected or sometimes last minute guests.

Christmas Guest Room-Housepitality Designs

You’ve heard me say this more than a few times . . . “in keeping with a more simple theme”

I have done just this in the guest room with the Christmas decor.

A couple of pillows added for that pop of red.

Christmas Guest Room-Housepitality Designs

Christmas Guest Room-Housepitality Designs

A few Christmas/Winter decor items were added to the tables on each side of the bed.

Christmas Guest Room-Housepitality Designs

Christmas Guest Room-Housepitality Designs

I brought these 2 white glass conical trees into the room this year.

The Christmas Tree print by William Mangum was also moved to the guest room this year.

Using more white in this room this year to coordinate with the white French Country hutch

that I am still working on for the room. This will be my January project.

Christmas Guest Room-Housepitality Designs

Christmas Guest Room-Housepitality Designs

The feather tree made its return in the guest room again this year along with this cute

print that I bought at the Country Living Fair last year.

The tree sits on a vintage stool that Yvonne found at an antique mall . . .

~ ~ Yvonne was kind enough let it go and to a good cause . . . . me!

Christmas Guest Room-Housepitality Designs

A bit of a sneak peek of my French Country Hutch with the wooden graduated Santas.

Christmas Guest Room-Housepitality Designs

Christmas Guest Room-Housepitality Designs

I take advantage of the after Christmas sales in my area and these wonderful white

ceramic angels were a great find at 75% off and the vases were a part of the same collection

I use the vases in this room year round and love adding the angels at Christmas.

Christmas Guest Room-Housepitality Designs

A milk glass basket (a treasure from the past as I saved my S&H Green Stamps to get it)

is filled with ornaments with the colors of the room and another angel from the collection.

Christmas Guest Room-Housepitality Designs

The guest room is ready . . . I shall keep the light on!!!

And speaking of guest rooms . . .

It is really not an official guest room, but a room my granddaughter can call her own.

A room STILL a work in progress of adding more pink!

This is what we added . . . for a bit of Christmas decor in her room.

Feather Tree-Cranberry Glass-Housepitality Designs

Pink Feather Tree/Vintage Cranberry Glass-Housepitality Designs

A small pink feather tree with miniature ornaments and a pink vintage cranberry glass

basket adds the right touch of holiday pink decor.

And now on to garlands . . . I love garlands!

They can be long or short, simply decorated or embellished with glitz.

Garland over French Country Hutch-Housepitality Designs

A garland over the French Country hutch simply adorned with pinecones and winterberries.

Stairwell ledge garland-Housepitality Designs

Ornaments added to this garland on the stairwell ledge. . .

Dining Room-Christmas 2014-Housepitality Designs

The small garlands at each end of the dining room hutch were adorned with ornaments too.

A pair of glass bells.

Secretary garland-Housepitality Designs

Glammed up this garland that is above the secretary . . . need a bit more red in the room.

Garland over Grandfather Clock-Housepitality Designs

Over the Grandfather clock . . . .

Garland over Curio Cabinet-Housepitality Designs

and over a curio . . . garlands and swags are a staple in my Christmas decor.

Media Room Mantel-Christmas 2014-Housepitality Designs

Wispy garland of pine . . .

Great Room Mantel-Christmas 2014-Housepitality Designs

To the bold and beautiful of flocked garland . . .

Just love lots of greenery bringing the outside in.

Doing last minute Christmas preparations as I know most of your are . . .

whether shopping for that last minute gift or putting finishing touches on great Christmas

cookies from a recipe handed down . . . a family favorite.

Wishing you a wonderful day of enjoying this most wonderful season of joy!

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  1. Patty Morris says

    Where did you get the 2 pillows in your guest room? The one on the bed and the one at the end of the bed. Love them. I have to have red in almost every room of my house. Love your home. Merry Christmas.

    • The Christmas Tree needlepoint pillow from a department store years ago (Belk)….and the Santa/Reindeer pillow is from Pottery Barn…still available.

  2. Shirley, your guest BR is so calming – love how you have it appointed. I think the side table with the feather tree vignette is my favorite (love the use of the stool as riser). Anyone would feel welcome in your home, so warm. Now, I’m off to the kitchen for the 3rd day of cooking and prep for the Eve’s dinner. Merry on!
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  3. I want to stay in your wonderful guest room! I love it! Simple and comfy…but beautiful!Love the Christmas pillows. This year I have been noticing some really cute ones…but haven’t bought any yet….maybe at the after Christmas sales!

    And I love your garlands too. I have been wanting some nice garland….they just look so real and so homey!

    Your home is lovely!

    Merry Christmas!

    Linda @ Truthful Tidbits
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  4. Your guest room looks just wonderful….That cute little pink tree is just adorable!
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  5. I’m glad my guest room is decked and ready for my visit. 🙂
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  6. Room is beautiful! Could you share the paint color of the walls. I’m looking for the right blue. Thanks SS.

  7. Your guest room and all of your garland make me want to get back to decorating. I especially want to add some Christmas to my guest rooms. thanks for the inspiration!
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  8. The guest room looks beautiful. Hope to stay there one day:) I, too love garlands. Today is the little mini tour ofhomes I organized, 9 of us participating!!! Merry, merry!!!!
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  9. Such an inviting and comfortable looking room! Love the pillows (especially Santa and sleigh!) and the angels. All your garlands are beautiful. Oh how I love Christmas time and all the pretty decorations! I’ve enjoyed seeing your decor again this year, Shirley. Thank you for sharing!
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  10. Your home is so beautiful.I love the accent touches you add.Your guest room looks so calm.:)

  11. S&H!! that’s a throw back. those angels are beautiful. you have a christmas showcase. everything is so beautiful and festive. I am sure that you are sitting back, at least I hope to enjoy it all. I just love that flocked garland on the mantel. where did you get that? Sure wish we were neighbors…I would be popping by. the guest room is just lovely. Merry Christmas!
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  12. Your guest room is so beautiful and inviting….what lucky guests you have!!! I love the pink tree in your grandaughters room too….so sweet! Your home looks AMAZING all decked out for the holidays!!!
    Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!!!!!!!
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  13. Shirley, your guest room is so cozy and welcoming! You have chosen just the right Christmas decorations to give your guest the spirit of Christmas! Your mantels are lovely! You have decorated your Christmas home beautifully!
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  14. Beautiful, warm, welcoming room, Shirley!

    Merry Christmas!
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  15. I love the use of the tole trays on the wall, great idea! Actually the whole room if very pretty.

  16. Your guest room is so inviting Shirley!! I adore the reindeer pillow!!
    Anyone would be thrilled to spend time with you!
    Tis the Sunday before Christmas

  17. I love your beautiful guest room, Shirley! You’ve added such pretty touches of Christmas for your guests…I spotted that cute stool right away.
    You have a wonderful collection of beautiful Christmas garlands. Love this easy way to add big decorating impact!
    Mary Alice
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  18. Shirley,
    Loving all your sweet touches for Christmas. Your beautiful white angels are my favorites. Love those stacking Santa’s too. How cute are their faces. You guest room is so inviting and comfy and Merry. Enjoy your time with family and friends this Christmas. It has been such pure delight to have gotten to know you Shirley and call you friend. You have been a wonderful and supportive friend to me. I thank you for that. I am wishing you a wonderful Christmas and much sharing of friendship and inspiration in the new year to come. Merry Christmas Sweet Friend.
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  19. Patty Morris says

    Pottery Barn is out of the pillows but thank you for telling me where to check. Have a Merry Christmas.

  20. Hi Shirley, your guest room is so inviting and all your holiday touches are perfect. You have created such an cozy home and I have so enjoyed the tour. So nice to meet you this year and I look forward to many more visits in the new year.
    Merry Christmas to you and your family!
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  21. I don’t know where you get your energy from Shirley. You are like that Energizing Bunny.
    Everything is beautiful and a most outstanding job.
    I know your little sweetie will love “her” room with the pink.
    I am excited as Kelly and Shaun will be here tomorrow – but I am pooped from getting everything in order.
    Have a most wonderful Christmas with family and friends.
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  22. i love your very classy style. I especially love those wooden graduating Santas. Would you mind sharing where you got them, please.

  23. HI Shirley! Your guest room is so beautiful! I have so enjoyed seeing your beautiful home all dressed up for Christmas! Enjoy this special time with your family.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia 🙂
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  24. Shirley your whole house looks absolutely beautiful all dressed for Christmas!! I LOVE that sweet little pink feather tree in your granddaughters room! Merry Christmas friend!
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  25. It’s all so pretty! Your guest room would make anyone want to sleep in since it looks so pretty and comfortable. All of your garlands look so professionally done. Hope you have a great Christmas.
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  26. Shirley, your guest room is gorgeous! I love the feather tree vignette on the bedside table 🙂
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  27. so pretty. love the blue paint. and the pink tree. flocked mantle decorations…oh la la!
    Merry Christmas to you and yours !

  28. Your guest room is so lovely and inviting. I love the trays on the wall, beautiful! XX Jo

  29. Yes, please “do” keep the light on … I’m on my way! I love all of your lush, beautiful garlands and the way you’ve “dressed” them! Such a beautiful holiday home, Shirley … Merry Christmas!
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  30. It all looks most welcoming! Blessings to you and your family….Merry Christmas! 😉

  31. Wow, your guest room is gorgeous. I really love your white angels. Wish I was there taking pics of your beautiful home.

  32. Your guest room looks great! WHERE DID YOU GET THAT BED? I absolutely LOVE it!! Please let me know!

  33. What an exquisite pink tree… The entire room is lovely…
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  34. The guest bedroom is just delightful! Do you remember what brand and color of carpeting you chose for the room? The subtle pattern is beautiful.

  35. mary sutton says

    Thank you for your prompt reply helping me with the beautiful guest room paint color! Made my day. Love your talent and style, keep up the wonderful ideas!

  36. Hi Shirley
    Beautiful job as always. It is truly amazing and inspiring. I also love what you did with the christmas tree. I don’t know if I am courageous enough to try this yet. Good job tis the season for the reason.

  37. Katie Mansfield says

    What a gorgeous room. I love your tole trays. So pretty and graphic against the blue wall. Beautiful.

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