A Mini Christmas Tour

Today, I have a Mini Christmas Tour for you.

I guess you can say it’s Part One of my Christmas Home Tour.

I do have a some sneak peeks of rooms I that I have yet to reveal.

Let’s start with the Dining Room.

Christmas Dining Room-Housepitality Designs

I am very excited to be joining the wonderful 12 Days of Christmas Tour.

A big heartfelt thank you to our hosts Amy and Christy of 11 Magnolia Lane and

Jenny of Evolution of Style.

We are partnering again this year with the fabulous Lynch Creek Farm.


I am trying to complete the Christmas decorating of a few more rooms.

The Dining room and the Master Bedroom are well on their way to completion

and I have one more room to begin decorating. I was anxiously waiting

for the arrival of another new tree.  Stay tuned!

The tablescape in the dining room will have a transitional feel to it this year.

Full reveal of the Dining Room tomorrow.

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Because our home is on the market, I fully intended to keep the Christmas decor

to a minimum . . . well, that did not happen!

However, I did keep it to a minimum in the kitchen.

I placed a grouping of bottle brush trees on the counter in front of the bread boards.

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While shopping at the local home improvement center recently,

I found cute tabletop fresh trees.

I thought it would be nice to have a fresh tree in the house.

I took the tree out of its stand that it came in and placed it a blue and white cache pot.

Kitchen Tree-Housepitality Designs

I knew exactly what ornaments I would place on this tree.

I had not used them in a few years and not sure why as they are the cutest.

They are Take Out/Delivery Santas and Santa Waiters.

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This year I placed a small tree in the Master Bedroom. It’s a real cutie.

I have lots of ornaments yet to hang on it.

Here are some sneak peeks of the room.

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Stay tuned for the reveal this coming Friday.

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Now on to the areas that are all adorned for Christmas!

If you missed any of them in its entirety, the link is embedded in the title of the room.


The inspiration for the decor of the Great Room this year was the flocked tree.

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With its snowy limbs, I thought that keeping with the gold and silver tones

with a splash of blue would be just the look I would go for this year.

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I carried the theme of gold and silver down the tree with packages and pretties

of silver and gold.

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The mantel was adorned with a garland from Lynch Creek Farm.

I chose the Deluxe Port Orford Garland

for its beautiful wispy and cascading effect, as you can see.

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Christmas Mantel-Housepitality Designs

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Christmas Mantel-Housepitality Designs

I cannot tell you enough of how much I love this centerpiece,

the Snowberry Glow from Lynch Creek Farm.

It is truly as fresh as the day it arrived.

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I always have a Memory tree  every year. This year it is in the Sunroom

along with Rudy dressed in his hat and mittens….waiting for Santa to pick him up.

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The tree is filled with ornaments collected and gifted over many years . . . many.

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The potting bench.

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Fun gifts under the tree.

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There seems to be a bit of a theme of “Joy” this season.

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A big thank you for your visit today with my Mini Christmas Home Tour.

From our house and Rudy’s Antlers to yours . . . we wish you a very. . .

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And I leave you with one of my very favorite ornaments that I purchased

when my son went off to college . . . years ago.

I am sure many of you can relate to this in some way.

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I wish you all a most Merry Day!!!

Today I am touring with these very talented ladies.

Hop on over and see the beautiful Holiday inspiration they have to offer!





Below are the links for the complete 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS TOUR:



Dixie Delights
Sincerely Marie Designs


Simple Details
Shine Your Light


11 Magnolia Lane(Amy)
The Heathered Nest
Maison De Cinq


Stylehouse Interiors
Domestic Charm
Evolution of Style


Southern State of Mind
Summer Adams
Housepitality Designs



11 Magnolia Lane (Christy)
Citrine Living


Most Lovely Things
Rough Luxe Lifestyle
Painted by Kayla Paine


Tour Recap Day

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  1. Beautiful tour and peeks of rooms to come!
    Kim’s recent post…The Cutest Christmas BedroomMy Profile

  2. Your trees are spectacular! I love the greens on the mantel and that adorable topiary needlepoint pillow. What a beautiful tour, Shirley.
    Calypso in the Country’s recent post…Take Me Away Link Party – December 2017My Profile

  3. Your holiday home is absolutely gorgeous! I love all the attention to detail with all your beautiful ornaments and decorations.

  4. I know you said it was a mini-tour, Shirley, but it does a great job of giving us a sense of how festive the entire house is. I always love to see your decorations and they never fail to impress. Thanks so much for sharing your home with us, and for joining the tour again this year!

  5. Loved the tour and the sneak peeks! It all looks so magical!
    Penny at Enjoying The Simple Things’s recent post…Living Room All Decked Out For ChristmasMy Profile

  6. Shirley, your mini-tour is just lovely! It gives us such a great idea of how your beautiful home looks all dressed up for the holidays. You make everything festive and warm and welcoming. Thank you for the peeks, I can’t wait for the reveals to come. You are so talented at making your home shine! xo Lidy

  7. Shirley, your home looks so beautiful! I love your trees and the mantle looks amazing with the fresh cedar garland!! Everything is so cheerful and happy. I hope you enjoy it all this Christmas season, especially since this is your last year here! Thank you for sharing a slice of your merry home!

  8. Hi Shirley! Wow! So beautiful. I think my fave is the tree in the blue cache pot. Thanks for the wonderful tour. Looking forward to more. Hugs, Pat @ Bringing French Country HOme
    Patricia Shipley’s recent post…A French Country Christmas Dining RoomMy Profile

  9. Charlene Jones says

    Shirley I truly enjoyed the tour of your beautiful home. Each and every tree was even more gorgeous than the last, if that’s possible, and each tree brought a smile to my face. I even got misty eyed remembering when my baby went off to college oh so many years ago when I saw the “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” ornament.

  10. OMGoodness, I can’t tell you how much I love that tree in the kitchen!!! I ADORE the cachepot and those ornaments are fabulous!!! I don’t think I have ever seen any like them, you know I would have gotten them as I love Santas so much:) I am so looking forward to seeing the dining room and master! Your decorations will only enhance the value of your home I am sure!!!!
    Pinky’s recent post…The STAR of the Christmas DecorationsMy Profile

  11. Norma Rolader says

    Oh my so so beautiful all rooms can’t wait to see more

  12. Shirley, the mini-tour is so beautiful! I can’t wait to see the reveal on Friday! The tree in your great room is so elegant along wit( the draping garland on the mantel! The memory tree in your sunroom makes my heart sing! You have the magic touch, sweet friend!
    Pam Richardson’s recent post…Christmas Tablescape Blog Hop: The First NoelMy Profile

  13. Just perfection!

  14. Just gorgeous! Your home is so Merry and Bright for Christmas, I don’t think I’d ever leave! ♥
    Mary’s recent post…Merry Motoring Whimsical Christmas TablescapeMy Profile

  15. Has Southern Living come to your house yet Shirley??! THEY SHOULD!!! LOVE everything dear, every year, you just come up with such beautiful displays that just blow me away! Love all your trees but my favorite is your Santa tree this year! As always, so honored to share this home tour with yoU! CHEERS!

  16. P.s. the links for Dec. 7 and onwards is not working…..

  17. Shirley, everything is lovely! I adore that you intended to tame Christmas but it just couldn’t be done 🙂 Your flocked tree is so beautiful. I’ve been admiring it since you fist shared. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas! xo Amanda

  18. This is called a mini-tour, but it has many great things within. I enjoyed this tour and hope to see more coming the way.

  19. Where did you get your takeout delivery santa ornaments?

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