Sunday, December 11, 2011

Christmas Home Tour


There are several Christmas Home parties this week and I wanted to share a little tour of the upstairs. I went with plaid and toile in the Dining Room this year, but the other rooms I wanted a more serene and spiritual influence.



This is my entry hall console table, that I painted white last year. I always want to keep "Christ" in Christmas; Him being the reason for the Holiday Season. I wanted to keep that my focus here. It all sort of flows together in the hall, entry and the Living Room, with an Old World feel.



I found this little oatmeal colored tree this Fall, and it fit perfectly in the big concrete urn. I always have a hard time decorating it for Christmas, but I really like this.




My smallish Christmas tree in the foyer is decorated with silver sugar and creamers. (another post coming on this) I have it setting in my black goat cart to give it a little more presence.





My prints and angel and silver are mostly flea market finds. (so much of my decor is vintage), I only purchased a few new items this year. One of those was the two lanterns from Inspirational Home. One is here, the other is on the sideboard.



A nativity snow globe is setting inside. And this is the mirror I bought last month at Pheona's Vintage Market. I wasn't sure where it would go when I brought it home, but I think I like it here, for the Holidays.


Inside the front door, a birch bark cone.


The Dining Room









and the Living Room.
If you're new to my blog, last summer I took a wild leap of faith
and painted most of my living room furniture white.



It was pretty traumatic and a lot of work,
but I love how it completely changed the look and feel of my home.



This is the sideboard this Christmas. I finally got my husband to hang this big ole window. It had been setting on the sideboard, but it took up too much space. I really enjoy decorating it. It was sort of bare until I hung the vintage Shiny Brites. Love how it turned out. I'll be doing a post on it later.


Then, the kitchen, where I have used the red and white again.


I've been "streeeeetching" my photos since my camera has been gone.
More fun coming...










I've been wrapping presents today,
it was getting so bad you could hardly walk in my studio.
only two weeks...

xoxo,


70 comments:

  1. Your house looks beautiful, festive and elegant! Yes, Christ is the focus of Christmas, that's why the name! I make my Nativity for ever, with the little native village and everything, as I must have Baby Jesus in the house. I'm loving your kitchen, it looks gorgeous! Merry Christmas to you and yours. FABBY

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  2. The pictures made the baby in my belly kick with joy.

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  3. I really like all your vintage Christmas decor. I especially like how you set your Christmas tree in that little black wagon. That is such a cute idea!

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  4. Your home is gorgeous! I love all of your Christmas trees and the things you have holding them.

    You are so right...Jesus is the reason!

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  5. gorgeous home!--LOVE your white living room!

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  6. Beautifully done this year, Debra. Happy wrapping!

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  7. Impeccable and Beautiful my Dear friend..each and everything you touch is magical..Thanks for sharing another great post..Hugs and smiles Gloria

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  8. so lovely!! I love how your living room turned out after all your mad painting!! Merry Christmas!!

    Polly

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  9. Hello Debra... so pretty!... I love seeing all of your little lambs and also your little helper... Hello Kitty!... I also love all of the beauty of Nature you use... and of course your religious tresors...xoxo Julie Marie

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  10. So Pretty!
    I love your the tree in the black cart and the putz houses, what a fantastic collection! I only discovered those this year.
    Thanks for sharing your beautiful home!
    Theresa

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  11. such a beautiful home, just like a magazine, very posh, sigh, i live in a mouse hole.

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  12. so beautiful!! love your house and your decorating!
    x

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  13. Thanks for the tour everything looks wonderful. I like the white tree, it looks good just plain. Laura

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  14. Beautiful Christmas decor! I especially love your front entry--the table is gorgeous! I also like your sugar and creamer tree. Very inspiring!

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  15. Very pretty! Where did you get those birch cones? I love the combination of toile and plaid too.

    Robin
    Robin Flies South

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  16. Beautiful Debra....I really enjoyed the tour...thanks for sharing your wonderful home and decorations!

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  17. Thank you so much for the tour, your home is gorgeous. I love the tree in the wagon and the large window with the hanging ornaments. Beautiful!

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  18. I love all your white, your "window" looks great too!

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  19. Hi Debra~
    What a fabulous mix of festive, fun and serene, and so many great ideas for decorating. It was a delightful tour!

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  20. Beautiful! Love the "old world" feel - purrfect! Romeo was quite happy to see that you have your very own kitty, but was wondering what his/her name is - you furrgot to mention the little sweetie. You know how warm and fuzzy Romeo can get sometimes ;) It's all beautiful and I really do love the white - glad you found the courage :)

    Hugs and purrs,

    "Her" and Romeo

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  21. Woweee, Debra! Your home is absolutely positively gooorrrrgeous! I adore the tree in the wagon AND the little oatmeal tree! Your home needs to be in a magazine, girlie! :)

    xoxo laurie

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  22. I love all of your whites. Your new mirror is so ornate and beautiful. Like the antlers in the basket, very Scandinavian. You have been so busy. Thank you for inviting us on this Christmas home tour. It was splendid!

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  23. Hi Debra,
    Loved the tour! Yes, Christ is what Christmas is all about. I too will post about my Nativities sometime before the big day. I love your oatmeal tree and urn. The window is fabulous and I love the way you decorated it. I have watched as you did your white transformation. It really is gorgeous. I so want more white in my home. Think I have hubby talked into doing some white beadboard in our living room after Christmas. Loved where you hung your mirror and what a wonderful wicker basket. Can't wait to see even more!

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  24. Debra, you have a beautiful home and you've decorated it beautifully. There are too many pretty things to mention but the tree in the cart is very creative and fun. The foyer is nice, also with the gorgeous white chest and decorations. ---------
    Shannon

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  25. Oh everything looks so lovely!! I love the pretty white basket in the entry filled with antlers!

    bee blessed
    mary

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  26. My dear Debra, such a beautiful visit also today on your blog. How gorgeous is your entry hall- and I am uhing and ahing over your oatmeal tree, so sweet it is, Debra.-tHE WINDOW IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL decoration and I love to see more photoes on that, and the wonderful tree.
    Happy monday to you-
    LOVE, Dorthe

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  27. Thank you for sharing your lovely home. I adore the window display and all your vintage Christmas. Your sideboard is gorgeous. Happy Holidays!

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  28. Your home looks so beautiful-It's festive yet still so very stylish! I love all your Christmas touches.

    I hope you might have time to pop by and check out a video I made of our home all decked out for Christmas at my Christmas blog!

    Blessings and best Christmas wishes,
    Natasha.

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  29. So breathtaking. It's the kind of beautiful Christmas we all dream of but never quite pull off!

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  30. So warm and festive.. Merry Christmas..

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  31. If you ask me over I don't think I could leave your living room...after I took a tour of your home. I so love it! What an accomplishment to have such a great room feel so warm and cozy! Stunning.

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  32. Debra ~ your home looks beautiful! So many lovely touches!
    Merry Christmas!
    Heidi

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  33. It all looks just stunning, but every time I look at all the beauty you have on display, all I can think about is how you are able to keep your little four legged demons from tearing everything up! Because my little four legged demon gets into EVERYTHING! A Christmas tree for our house? Not a chance.

    Anyway, gorgeous as always!
    XOXO,
    Me

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  34. OOOOOH! All your whites make everything wintry beautiful, Debra! Your place is just over the top luscious! Love every corner!

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  35. It lok beautiful! I love the tree in the wagon! I am so glad oyu culd link up!

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  36. All of your hard work really paid off, Debra! It's breathtakingly beautiful. The tree is the wagon is so cute and that large basket full of greenery and antlers is terrific. Everything is really lovely!

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  37. Hi Debra,What a gorgeous home you have!! Everything looks so beautiful.Your foyer is stunning.

    Kathy

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  38. Your entire home looks holiday fabulous Debra.
    thank you for sharing all your creations with us,
    Love how the foyer table turned out..

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  39. Debra, I am beginning to think of your blog as my virtual home. Love it here!

    Amber @ Junkaholics Unanimous

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  40. I just LOVE:
    1) the Immaculate Heart of Mary vintage print- it is perfect under the light,
    2) that cone hanging on the door,
    3) that bushel full of red poinsettas under that piece of furniture. Beautiful decorating! andrea@townandprairie

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  41. It all looks beautiful...so lovely and very festive. Merry Christmas!

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  42. Deb, just love it. Wow your living room looks incredible. It is magical, beautiful and so lovely. YOu did an amazing job, and I bet you are so happy you painted...what a lovely transformation.
    Blessings,
    Debbie

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  43. You have a beautiful home..
    Merry Christmas..

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  44. I enjoyed your different vignettes- especially the basket loaded with the tree, greens and the antlers. All your trees are beautiful and I like the white tree in the concrete urn. Everything looks so pretty! Merry Christmas!

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  45. Beautiful! Love the Christmas tree in the little black wagon- so cute!
    Merry Christmas

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  46. I would like to know more about the snowflake wire tree, PLEASE

    debraclaytor@yahoo.com

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  47. It's all beautiful Deb. BTW...if the elves are through decorating at your home...could you send 'em on down to Texas to a certain chubby lady?
    Debbie

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  48. love all your little christmas trees! :)

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  49. I am drooling with all you white treasures. As a die hard fan of shabby chic... your home is my world.

    I could die for your console & coffee table.

    Love all them.
    /chie

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  50. I enjoyed the tour of your lovely home! :-)

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  51. Hi Debra,
    I love everything that you have done in your home. The tree inside the cart is a great idea.
    It's all so lovely.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  52. sheer beauty in every nook and cranny. i especially LOVE the window! Happy WW!

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  53. Beautiful Debra! I love your picture of Jesus and all of your trees. The white window is fabulous!

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  54. Your home is simply FABULOUS Debra...really so incredibly beautiful!!! The perfect place to come home & NEST, thanks for sharing friend!
    Smiles,
    Susie

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  55. Oh goodness it took me FOREVER to get to the comment section with ALL the LOVELY comments left.. and I can most certainly see why...It is ALL so very beautiful... And thank you for stopping in and linking up at my party...

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  56. Beautiful, love the creamers and sugars on the tree, great idea!

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  57. How wonderful! Your home is just beautiful! I love the color schemes of your decorations in the different rooms!
    Jennelise

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  58. Enjoyed all the decorations!Thanks for Sharing

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  59. So, so pretty! I love your buffet all decorated!

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  60. I am an interior designer, and just wanted to let you know painting your living room furniture white was an excellent move....now, sit down before you read what I am about to say....I would paint ALL the diningroom furniture white too :0)

    You have a beautiful home, and very well done!

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  61. Visiting you from Cottage and Vine... LOVE the white! I did the same thing with my dining room table and chairs and its made such a great difference. All your decorations are lovely, I esp like the Christmas tree in the wagon. Happy Holidays!

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  62. I featured your home tour on Mod Mix Monday!

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  63. i love that window all decorated- so pretty!

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  64. So many pretty details Debra. That window is lovely all decorated for Christmas. Thank you for joining the party!

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  65. Hello Debra,
    This is my first visit. I totally enjoyed your tour. I love the white and all your vintage Christmas. All is so beautiful.
    Linda at Beautiful Ideas

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