I’m participating in a holiday blog hop hosted by Pender & Peony. You should definitely stop by her blog for a colorful dose of all things festive.
Hi and welcome. I’m so glad that you stopped by today. I’m sharing a few spaces in my home that I’ve decked out for the holidays. Our home is very traditional and full of antiques so I usually keep the color scheme traditional using primarily red, green, gold, and silver. I love to also use accents from Louisiana such as oysters and magnolias. And of course, no Christmas at our house would be complete without my Santa Claus collection.
When you first walk into our home you are greeted with a 9-foot tall pencil tree decked out in all shades of red. It is my favorite tree, using red berries, amaryllis, ribbon, and ornaments. Most of my ornaments are very eclectic and are mainly gifts from friends and family (they know that I love red).
Also, you’ll find my antique nativity set that was passed down from my Grandmother. It is so special to me and was handpainted by my Aunt Linda. I also have a few nativity paintings made by one of my best friends.
Our Dining Room
Our dining room is by far my favorite room in our home at Christmas. Not only is it next to my favorite red tree, but I use part of my Christmas tree collection on the table surrounded by a few cherished ornaments and my favorite steel magnolias.
Another part of the dining room that I love is the chest that I usually use for decanting a little vino. I love to add a few more glittery Christmas trees and my collection of champagne and wine ornaments. They are so much fun. Most of these were gifted, and I’ve picked up a few over the years.
Our Family Room
I usually keep the family room pretty simple because we spend so much time in the room and no one likes moving things when they want to kick back and watch a little TV. Usually, I opt for brass and gold accents on the coffee table and keep the decorations on the side tables to the minimum.
Two years ago I traded out our large tree for another pencil tree and I decorate this tree with gold and silver ornaments and all of the ornaments from our travels.
This tree is by far everyone’s favorite and it’s so much fun looking at all the ornaments that remind us of the places that we’ve traveled to. We also always look forward to the ornaments that we are going to add the next year and years to come.
So I wanted to share a little sneak peek of the kitchen. I promise I’ll share more soon.
Lastly, I thought I would give you a little peek into the kitchen. I wanted to share some of my Santa collection and our antique train set that was my late father-in-law’s when he was a boy. (It’s crazy how heavy the pieces are.)
So have you decorated for Christmas yet? Do you go all out or keep it simple? Thanks for stopping by and I wish you and your family a wonderful holiday season.
Ok guys, now make sure y’all stop by Pender & Peony if you haven’t yet. You are going to love her colorful Christmas home tour. Also, stop by Hoskins in the Flat for one amazing study. It’s straight out of an English manor house. I love it!