Rainy Day Christmas Decorating

Rainy day Christmas decorating was what I did yesterday.

Yes, it rained all day long!

However, that was OK, as I am still busy decorating the house

getting ready for a Christmas Home tour on Sunday.

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Christmas Traditions in the Dining Room

Happy Holidays everyone! I am joining some fabulously talented home decor bloggers from bHome

for Home for the Holidays!

The amazing App of all things home and garden.

bHome is promoting a very generous giveaway from one of bHome’s bloggers, Farmhouse Refined.

 See below for details of this $250.00 Giveway!

Today, I will present to you Christmas Traditions in the Dining Room.

I always find great inspiration of Holiday decor from the beautiful towns of

 Charleston and Williamsburg during the Holiday Season.

I brought out some items that I have not used in several years

bringing  them back to life in the dining room this year.

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bHome for the Holidays Tour and A Giveaway

Another amazing Holiday tour from some fabulous bHome Bloggers

is going on this week. Beginning December 1st through the 4th.

There is a great $250.00 giveaway from Farmhouse Refined.

See Details below. I will be on the Tour this coming Sunday, December 4th,

so stay tuned. In the meantime I want to share some AMAZING Holiday inspiration

from Day One and Day Two and to give you an opportunity to enter the giveaway.

First up … Do you love dreaming of a White Christmas … an elegant one?

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A Southern Christmas Mantel of Magnolia Leaves

Love Magnolia leaves to decorate the house  for  Christmas, as it is so very Southern.

My Southern Christmas mantel of Magnolia leaves

was the first thing on the agenda for creating my Christmas decor this year.

It seems like styling the mantel is always the first thing that I do,

setting the tone for the room’s decor.

I really kept it very simple this year. Truly, I did. I even surprised myself!

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

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This Year’s Christmas Decorating Inspiration

This year’s Christmas decorating inspiration began with a pillow.

Was it the design or was it the beautiful shades of color that attracted me to it.

I would have to say, both.

When I packed away last season’s Christmas decorations I did a lot of purging . . .

giving away and donating many ornaments and decorations.

I made a decision not to buy any more decorations as I had so much

that I have collected over the years.

But when I saw this pillow, I caved!

Great Room Christmas Decor - Pottery Barn Pillow - Housepitality Designs

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The Christmas Porch with Rudy ~ A Magazine Feature

Remember my Rudy that was on the front porch dressed for Christmas last year?

He was there greeting friends and family with his red and black checked ribbon scarf.

Well he made the big time. He appeared this month in a magazine.

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Our Media Room Dressed for Christmas

Our media room is basically like a family room.

We call it the media room as we gather there when we have a crowd to watch T.V.

It is a great place to gather as we have a little kitchenette

in that room to serve food and beverages.

There is a fireplace in that room, so there is another mantel to decorate!

Media Room Christmas 2015/Housepitality Designs

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The Christmas Dining Room of Blue and White

I wanted to incorporate more blue and white

into my Christmas decor this year.

When I began to think about the theme and color

of the Christmas tablescape, I looked in my cupboards

and then glanced at my mantel

and then it occurred to me what I wanted to do. The epiphany moment.

2015 Christmas Tablescape - Housepitality Designs

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Christmas Inspiration – Remembering Christmas Past – Home Tour

When I looked at my calendar yesterday, I realized that I only have a few weeks

to decorate my home for Christmas. Where has the time gone?

When I start to plan my decorating, I search through many sources,

such as lots of Christmas themed magazines both past and present.

I do have to do one other thing too.

I have to browse my photos to look and see what I had done that past year.

Front Porch-Christmas 2014-Housepitality Designs

I thought it would be great to go down memory lane today

and give you another tour of my home dressed for Christmas last year.

I even forgot how I decorated it!!

Welcome to my home!

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Simply Christmas Vignette

I have been challenged to keep it simple.

I say that this year, I want to keep it simple . . .

~ ~ I have been asked by my friends if simple was in my vocabulary.

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