Christmas Home Tour 2016 – Part 1

Happy Holidays!

Today I bring you my Christmas Home Tour 2016 – Part 1.

I am joining the wonderful 12 Days of Holiday Homes Tour of 25 homes,

hosted by Jenny of Evolution of Style and Amy and Christy of 11 Magnolia Lane.

A big thank you to these amazingly talented ladies … and speaking of thank you’s ….

this tour is sponsored by the wonderful folks at Lynch Creek Farm.

And if you are coming by from Heidi’s at Home by Heidi …. welcome.

Welcome to my home all decked out for Christmas!

Door Wreath-Welcome-Housepitality Designs

I received two gorgeous Majestic Magnolia Wreaths from Lynch Creek Farms

and I placed them on my front doors right away. They were the first of my

Christmas decor on the porch, which I am still working on. Reveal coming very soon!

The wreaths were actually the inspiration for my theme on the porch this year.

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As you enter through the doors of my home, you come into the foyer

and then you are in the Great Room.

The foyer is in the background of this image.

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My Great Room tree of treasured memories. Ornaments collected over many, many years.

Christmas Tree 2016 - Housepitality Designs

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The Great Room mantel this year is simply dressed.  

Featuring a great faux Magnolia Wreath and Garland.

Christmas 2016 Mantel - Magnolia Wreath - Magnolia Garland - Housepitality Designs

Christmas Mantel 2016 - Magnolia Wreath - Magnolia Garland - Housepitality Designs

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The Great Room decor was inspired by this pillow from Pottery Barn.

Deer Applique Pillow - Housepitality Designs

Great Room Christmas Decor - Pottery Barn Pillow - Housepitality Designs

Christmas Decor - Great Room - Pottery Barn Pillow - Housepitality Designs

The coffee table vignette was also inspired by the Deer pillow.

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Woodland Christmas Vignette - Crystal Deer - Housepitality Designs

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Moving on the the Dining Room where this room takes on such a different tone.

A tone of Christmas Traditions.

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Of sugared fruit in the trees and table … Lenox fruit and plaid design dinnerware,

and Carolers leading the way.

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Christmas 2016 Dining Room - Housepitality Designs

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Next to the Dining Room is the Sunroom.

I continued the Christmas Traditions theme in that room.

The inspiration was the tree.

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Christmas Tree Topper - Housepitality Designs

Christmas Tree - Sunroom - Housepitality Designs

It’s a great room to relax with your favorite magazine and a cup of tea!

Tea Time - Sunroom - Housepitality Designs

A room where you will see lots of Santas, like these felted wool Santas

that I made years ago at our “Crafty Chicks” group.

Felted Wool Santas - Housepitality Designs

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Next to the Sunroom is the kitchen and I am still tweaking that room.

Another room for later .. Part 2.

For now, last but not least is my Master Bedroom.

I went the less is more route in that room.

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I have used winter patterned bedding in the past, but decided this year

that I will use the blue and white as my inspiration.

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The sitting area.

Master Bedroom Sitting Area-Housepitality Designs

Chinoiserie Sugar Bowl of Fresh Greens- Housepitality Designs

The mirror over the dresser has a festive feel!

Master Bedroom-Mirror-Chinoiserie-Christmas 2016-Housepitality Designs

This concludes Part 1 of my Christmas Home Tour.

If you missed any of these rooms in it’s entirety,

you can click on the links below:







Now … you are in for a real treat.

There are 25 fabulous home decor bloggers that have the most wonderful Holiday inspiration

for you and your home on the 12 Days of Holiday Homes Tour.

Be sure to visit them and you will come away with amazing ideas for your Holiday home!


Sunday December 4
Amy from 11 Magnolia Lane
Amanda from The Tale of an Ugly House

Monday December 5
Kelly Elko
Jen from Stylehouse Interiors
Cyndy from The Creativity Exchange

Tuesday December 6
Cassie Bustamante
Rachael from This is Our Bliss

Wednesday December 7
Heather from Southern State of Mind
Erin & Tricia from The Suburban B’s

Thursday December 8
Paige from The Pink Clutch
Becky from This Is Happiness
Vel from Life & Home at 2102

Friday December 9
Pam from Simple Details
Sarah from Thrifty Decor Chick

Saturday December 10
Julie from Less Than Perfect Life of Bliss
Cindy from Rough Luxe Lifestyle
Kris from Driven by Decor

Sunday December 11
Heidi from Home by Heidi
Shirley from Housepitality Designs

Monday December 12
Erin from Sunny Side Up
Heather from The Heathered Nest
Lisa from Shine Your Light

Tuesday 12/13

Note: I received two gorgeous wreaths from Lynch Creek Farm.


All glowing comments are happily and joyfully my own!!!

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  1. shirley, your home is lovely! i love all of the magnolia leaves- the wreaths, and the fireplace garland. your huge tree is gorgeous with all of the collected ornaments. merry christmas!

  2. Your Christmas cheer home is lovely as always. Love the deer scene on the coffee table to go with that pillow. Looking forward to more!
    Kim’s recent post…Woodland Winter Christmas PorchMy Profile

  3. no one decorates a christmas tree the way you do. Gorgeous. those magnolia wreaths are perfect to welcome your holiday guests this season. Merry christmas to you and Tommy.

  4. EWverything is beautifully done with your special touch! It is so wonderful that everyone has their own style that can be picked out pretty easily. YOURS is fabulous!!! Loved part 1 and look forward to part 2. Now we are off to Breakfast with Santa!!!
    Pinky’s recent post…The Christmas Dining RoomMy Profile

  5. whoops, everything:)
    Pinky’s recent post…The Christmas Dining RoomMy Profile

  6. So beautiful, Shirley! The closer I look, the more beautiful details I see. Your tree with the vintage ornaments is amazing!
    love and blessings~
    Lynda @ Gates of Crystal
    Lynda Brandly’s recent post…Our Christmas EntryMy Profile

  7. Beautiful, Shirley! Love the wreath on your door and all your details are pretty. Love the Pottery Barn pillow that became your inspiration!

  8. Your home is so festive Shirley! I love your mantel and all of your little deer displays and of course that cute little white feather tree!

  9. Shirley your home is gorgeous! I;m in love with your magnolia garland!! And your wreaths and swags oh my!! Merry Christmas!!
    susan’s recent post…Home For the Holidays: Tree Classics Christmas HousewalkMy Profile

  10. Stunning!! I love the plates on the table and I saw a red tennis shoe on your tree!!!

  11. Your home is so beautiful decked out for Christmas! Just stunning!
    Penny at Enjoying The Simple Things’s recent post…A Snow SledMy Profile

  12. Oh my goodness, Shirley! Your home is so chock full of Christmas cheer and so beautifully elegant! Truly amazing all that you do!

  13. Absolutley warm and inviting at every turn, you did a beautiful job of making your home a Christmas delight for the eyes and heart!! Merry Christmas
    KATHYSUE’s recent post…To BOW Or Not To BOW!?My Profile

  14. It looks wonderful–of course–and every room is perfectly appointed. But I do think my favorite is your master bedroom. Well done, Shirley! XO, Christy
    Christy @ 11 Magnolia Lane’s recent post…The 12 Days of Holiday Homes–Day #10My Profile

  15. Stunning home Shirley! Everything looks amazing! Love your wreath and that magnolia garland on the fireplace so much. Merry Christmas!

  16. Hi Shirley,
    I want to come stay in your pretty guest room and take in all your pretty decor. Absolutely gorgeous.
    Happy Holidays.
    Kris @ Junk Chic Cottage’s recent post…Christmas at Junk Chic CottageMy Profile

  17. Oh wow, Shirley, I’m almost on sensory overload, there are so many homes to tour, but I definitely wanted to stop in yours and see the beauty you’ve created. Your main tree is exactly the way I love to see a Christmas tree – just dripping with ornaments that tell the story of the people who live there! It’s gorgeous with all the placement of ornaments (and I KNOW that took a good bit of time!). Your plate stack of the Lenox fruit & garland pattern is wonderful, and the segue into the sunroom from there is really easy on the eyes – beautiful, both trees in those spaces. And your MBR is calm – the way I prefer – with that tabletop tree with calming white and gold. So pretty. Merry Christmas to you, and a very joyful New Year!
    Rita C at Panoply’s recent post…Holiday Home Tour 2016My Profile

  18. Gorgeous! Love all the touches of evergreen all around the house. I always love coming here and I always find new ideas! 😉

  19. Shirley, your home just shines at Christmas with all of your lovely decorations. I must say that I’m really liking the blue and white Christmas bedroom decor, too. I hope you have the merriest Christmas!

  20. Shirley, you have the magic touch! Your home looks so beautiful all decked out for the holidays, each room is a delight. Thank you for the tour, I’m inspired!
    Lidy@FrenchGardenHouse antiques’s recent post…Set up a Beautiful Holiday BarMy Profile

  21. So gorgeous everywhere Shirley, but your dining room takes my breath away!
    Jenna’s recent post…Tablescapes, Dining at the South PoleMy Profile

  22. Your home is just beautiful Shirley! Your trees are just amazing. I love all those ornaments, they just speak volumes. All the years you’ve collected them, it shows so much love for the holiday.

  23. Oh my goodness Shirley you decorate like I used to when I had more energy!! You are the tree decorator extraordinaire! Every tree is magnificent in it’s own right. I would love to come to your home so I could just soak up every detail. It is wonderful!!

  24. EVerything looks magical, I am in love with the towering tree filled with that assortment of ornaments. Its stunning! I have to say your brand style is Fanciful Country Traditions! Its so elegant but down to earth, I always love visiting you.
    Amy Chalmers’s recent post…Blue Angels and Pink SantasMy Profile

  25. So beautiful, festive, and I love that plaid throw blanket! Merry Christmas!

  26. Wow Shirley! Your tree is fantastic! I love the colors 🙂 So many classic elements. It’s so, so pretty. Enjoy the holidays!! Wish you and yours a splendid 2017!!
    heather’s recent post…An Underwhelming Holiday Home TourMy Profile

  27. Shirley, you have really outdone yourself! Everything is absolutely gorgeous! I don’t know which tree I like more…they are all so beautiful. I can only imagine how much your family enjoys the holiday at your house…it’s the perfect holiday home!
    Shenita’s recent post…~Building A Thanksgiving Tablescape~My Profile

  28. bobbi duncan says

    Perfection everywhere! Love your new entry wreaths. Wishing you a beautiful Xmas and year to follow.

  29. Gorgeous Shirley! I love how you’ve decked the halls and your stunning tree. Those wreaths at the door are beauties but I think my favorite area is your mantle and how it’s decorated this year with the simple beauty of the magnolia garland, wreath and bread boards!
    Mary’s recent post…Christmas Nesting on the Porch and Pecan Bourbon BallsMy Profile

  30. Shirley, your Christmas home is absolutely spectacular! I think you need to open it for tours this season. So much beauty and inspiration.
    Mary Alice
    Mary Alice Patterson’s recent post…French Cottage Christmas Tour 2016My Profile

  31. Shirley! I think your Christmas tree is my absolute favorite in all of blogland! It exudes charm and beauty! Thank you for sharing your gorgeous home tour with us! I absolutely love every single detail. Merry Christmas to you and yours! xox

  32. Oh Shirley everything look so beautiful! I bet you have a hard time getting your holiday company to ever leave. Merry Christmas my friend to you and yours!
    Pamela-From my front porch to yours’s recent post…Farmhouse Christmas Tree 2016- The Candy Cane ForestMy Profile

  33. Amazing, Shirley… Everything just Looks stunning…
    lorb’s recent post…Thursday Doors – All Decorated for ChristmasMy Profile

  34. What a lovely Christmas home! Your table is stunning and I love those berries dangling from the top of your tree!! Have a wonderful Christmas!

  35. Simply magical! Always a treat! Merry Christmas!


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