Christmas Home Tour 2014

Welcome to my Home for the Holidays.

I decided that the Christmas decor for 2014 was going to be that of less glitz,

more woodland theme . . . to simplify.

Front Porch-Christmas 2014-Housepitality Designs

Double doors adorned with real wreaths of evergreen this year. . . .

No florals, no ribbon, just greenery and I love it.

Front Porch Decor-Christmas 2014-Housepitality Designs

This is a third door that I added to the porch!

As you enter my home, you will see one of my very favorite pieces of furniture.

Foyer-Christmas 2014-Housepitality Designs

My antique French Buffet purchased in Deauville, France

Christmas 2014 Foyer-Housepitality Designs

French Buffet Christmas Vignette-Housepitality Designs

Icy branches placed in the demijohn and owls that landed from the tree that stands

beside the buffet.

Christmas Tree 2014-Housepitality Designs

There are two trees in the foyer/great room.

Great Room Christmas Tree-Housepitality Designs

Our main tree with treasured ornaments collected over many years and the unlit tree of

all things white that sits in an antique gathering basket.

Great Room Christmas Tree 2014-Housepitality Designs

In keeping with the Winter Woodland theme, the mantel in the great room was dressed

with a flocked garland and the owls found there way there too!

Great Room Mantel-Christmas 2014-Housepitality Designs

Great Room Mantel-Christmas 2014-Housepitality Designs

Silver glittered initials attached to the linen sockings and white flower ornaments

hang for a bit of whimsy.

Great Room-Christmas 2014-Housepitality Designs

Great Room Table Vignette-Christmas 2014-Housepitality Designs

Great Room-Christmas 2014-Housepitality Designs

I am happy with the way the Great Room evolved into a cozy space in which

my granddaughter and I enjoyed a Hallmark Holiday movie together the other day.

Love those “and they lived happily ever after” Hallmark movies!

The dining room is located next to the Great Room . . .

Dining Room-Christmas 2014-Housepitality Designs

Christmas 2014-Dining Room-Housepitality Designs

It is an informal area with a view of the back yard.

Adjacent to the dining room is one of my favorite rooms in the house . . .

~ ~ the Sunroom.

Sunroom Christmas 2014-Housepitality Designs

Sunroom Christmas 2014-Housepitality Designs

Sunroom Christmas 2014-Housepitality Designs

Sunroom Christmas 2014-Housepitality Designs

More details of the sunroom can be seen in my Holiday Sunroom post.

I enhanced my existing decor in the kitchen by adding greenery and several pieces of

Christmas decor that I have collected over the years.

Kitchen-Christmas 2014-Housepitality Designs

Trees fill the ironstone pitchers and plaid ornament mittens add color and whimsy.

Kitchen-Christmas 2014-Housepitality Designs

Fluffed the French Scale with another pair of plaid mittens.

Kitchen-Christmas 2014-Housepitality Designs

Kitchen Christmas 2014-Housepitality Designs

This one side of the kitchen is done . . . still fluffing the remainder of the kitchen

to be shown soon.

Nutcracker Tree-Housepitality Designs

Nutcrackers adorn the Media Room tree this year . . .

Nutcracker Tree-Housepitality Designs

Media Room-Christmas 2014-Housepitality Designs

Fun is always the theme for this room.

And speaking of fun . . .

Master Bedroom-Christmas 2014-Housepitality Designs

Master Bedroom-Christmas 2014-Housepitality Designs

I love dressing my bedroom with holiday bedding . . .

~ ~ and this Pottery Barn Winter Birds bedding is both elegant and fun.

Master Bedroom Sitting Area-Christmas 2014-Housepitality Designs

Master Bedroom-Christmas 2014-Housepitality Designs

A great place to sit and unwind from the hectic days of holiday prep.

And speaking of unwinding . . . this is where my guests can unwind.

Christmas Guest Room-Housepitality Designs

The guest room is ready . . .

Christmas Guest Room-Housepitality Designs

Christmas Guest Room-Housepitality Designs

Christmas Guest Room-Housepitality Designs

I will have my reservation book ready and keep the light on!

I just placed a one piece of Christmas decor on my granddaughter’s room.

Pink Feather Tree/Vintage Cranberry Glass-Housepitality Designs

A pink feather tree in keeping with her wishes of adding more pink to the room.

I snapped some pictures of my front porch the other night.

Christmas 2014-Front Porch-Housepitality Desigs

Love the warm glow of the lanterns.

As we draw closer to the Holidays and the busy times that we all seem to go through . . .

I am trying to keep in mind that I need to treasure every moment of this happy season.

And this little one pretty much keeps it in perspective!

Christmas 2014-Housepitality Designs

There is never a dull moment when it comes to her and her “Pop” !!!

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.

May the New Year be filled with much joy and peace in our hearts and in the world.

Master Bedroom Christmas 2014-Housepitality Designs


However, until tomorrow . . . . when I will reveal the entire front porch . . .

~ ~ in the glow of the evening.

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  1. Stunning home tour! I always love love love seeing your home, tree’s and mantle!

    Merry Christmas to you and your wonderful family!
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  2. Love it all. So beautifully done!!
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  3. Shirley my friend your home looks stunning inside and out…from the beautiful trees to all your beautiful vignette’s…I love it all!! I loved that pretty Merry Christmas ribbon you have wrapped around your media room tree. Merry Christmas my friend!
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  4. Linda miller says

    Great job. Hope you are taking some time to relax and enjoy. Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night.

  5. Your home is so festive and welcoming! I love seeing your Christmas tour; it’s magical! You have the prettiest Christmas decorations- just stunning! Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year!
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  6. Wonderful tour- your home is beautiful and full of love!
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  7. Your Christmas home is beautiful! I love the little cars/trucks with the trees.

    Can you tell me where you get your cotton? I love it.

  8. Loooove! Just stunning Shirley. So full of sweet merry and so inviting. Enjoy your family and friends. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas.
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  9. I have so enjoyed the evolution of your holiday decor. Though there is much to see, you’ve managed to keep the look cozy and inviting, a style that always appeals to me. Have a wonderful Christmas, Shirley, and thank you for being part of my blog life.
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  10. Beautiful home tour. That little girl is a riot. Great picture with the frame. I forgot to mention the tree with the acorns is so cute. As I said yesterday Merry Christmas to you and your family

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  11. Carolyn ericson says

    What a truly beautiful Holiday Home. You have a special touch and it is so lovely. Merry Christmas to you and your Family.
    I enjoy your blog very much. Thanks for sharing such gorgeous photos.

  12. Holy Moly, what a beautiful Christmas Home. I sent your blog to everyone I know. I’m so proud of all you do at Christmas. Gray’s getting so tall, wow. She grows more beautiful every day. All of your great pillows add such a happy holiday flourish wherever you’ve placed them. Merry Christmas!

  13. Your home is like a Christmas Wonderland, Shirley!!! I love that stunning tree with all of your amazing ornaments. It would be such fun to sit in your cozy sunroom with a cup of tea and gaze at all your gorgeous vignettes and mantel and trees!!
    Merry Christmas,
    Mary Alice
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  14. Yes I agree! Your home is a winter wonderland! It should be in a magazine!
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  15. And it is all stunning to say the least Shirley! It looks so magical and I know your grandaughters smile will fill your home this season. Merry Christmas and a very Happy healthy new year too. XO

  16. You have such a beautiful home, Shirley! Your Christmas décor really just adds to its beauty. I love all the touches you’ve added in. I am in love with your little owls. I seemed to be drawn to them this year and I’m going to look for some on clearance for next year.

    Merry Christmas!
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  17. Your home just GLOWS with beauty and the love you have put into every room! From the front door it says WELCOME!!! Wish I could run over and have a cup of anything and just take it all in!!! Merry Christmas!
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  18. Gorgeous as always Shirley!! Merry Christmas!! I hope you have a great day with loved ones,

  19. Everything excudes style and class and I’m in love with it all! My eye was drawn to that leopard ribbon most especially. I love ribbons, and I love animal prints so that’s a no brainier for me.

    We are in N. Carolina now and soon will be passing through your neck of the woods. I’ll be waving at you Shirley 🙂
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  20. Shirley you have such a beautiful Granddaughter, life is so fulfilling with children in our lives. You home is so amazing, you put so much of yourself into your decor, I’m sure you and your family and friends love the feeling it brings throughout the holidays. Have a beauitful Christmas Season. ((WARM HUGS)) Jo

  21. It’s all simply gorgeous Shirley! Love the woodland theme that you have gone with this year and of course I love the touches of vintage here and there. Your grand is a doll! That photo is just precious. Have a very Merry Christmas!

  22. Shirley, your home is gorgeous, but even more so for the holidays. Love the woodland theme, every touch is just perfect! Wishing you a happy and blessed holiday season.
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  23. Thanks so much for sharing your home and beautiful Christmas decorations Shirley! Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas!
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  24. Gorgeous! Happy holidays to you. I enjoy your blog immensely!

  25. Ha! I, too, thought (quite erroneously, I might add!) that I would cut back on the glitz and go more woodland to “simplify.” I have since discovered it’s just as much work and time invested!!! But it was totally worth it.

    For you, it all starts at the front door where anyone passing by or approaching your home would immediately get a feeling of welcome and joy. I love the ornaments strung at different heights from the portico ceiling! I’m also digging the bare wreaths. I went bare this year, too with just a little tangle of bells in the center. “Simplified.”

    The joy and festivity continues all throughout your home with no detail left unattended. As I’ve said before, you just have an eye for what belongs where and how to make it all work beautifully together. Every room is a masterpiece with a personality all its own.

    Thank you so much for spreading the joy of the season and your creative prowess!!! I hope that you and your whole family enjoy a Christmas filled with all of the best the season has to offer!
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  26. Shirley, your house is so cozy looking all dressed in its holiday finery. I love the photo or your husband and granddaughter – that is absolutely priceless! Merry Christmas!
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  27. It’s all so festive and lovely 🙂 I enjoyed it very much 🙂
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  28. Entire house looks wonderful… There’s not one thing out of place…
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  29. Thank you for sharing your holiday home tour with the Holiday Decorating Party. I have spied something I want to copy. Your large glass demijohn with sprigs. I have a large amber one I want to use to copy yours. ha! Thanks so much. Sheila
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  30. janelle powell says

    I love every thing you have done and your home is stunning! I must know what is the yellow paint color on your walls and the white trim if you have that? My home is currently yellow walls and white trim, but yours just has more of the wow/crisp color factor I’m looking for. thank you, janelle

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