Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Christmas Home Tour 2013

Welcome to my Home Tour 2013!

I have a lot of things to share this Christmas Season, but today I wanted to share Highlights for a Home Tour. I've been adding to the basics since right after Thanksgiving, and as time has progressed, I'm having a few more vignettes and details to show. But for now, I'll hit the high points of my main level rooms, that have been decorated in a little more "easy" and natural theme this year.(you can click on the photo, and then click again for a bigger image)



The Entry


I started inside this year, because outside we have about 9 inches of snow. I love snow, but it's nice to wait until after all the decorating's been done.



I've wanted the Christmas decor to be more simple this year; the older I get the more I want something that's easier to live with. I have tons of boxes and tubs of Christmas decor, but this year I've had to choose bits and pieces to make small groupings instead of dragging it all out, to then turn around and put all away in three weeks.



I love seasonal changes, and for me "Winter" is full of evergreens,
 paperwhites, and splashes of plaid.













Heading in to the Living Room














Kitchen











Hall Sideboard


The Sunporch







Hope you've enjoyed the Mini Home Tour.
I'll be sharing more this week,
as we get down to some vignettes and vintage pieces,
that are just for fun!

Joining these great Holiday Parties:

Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Christmas Home Tour at Coastal Charm
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
The Inspiration Exchange at City Farmhouse
Creating Christmas at Must Love Junk
It's a Party at DIY by Design
Cottage Christmas Party at Fishtail Cottage
Treasure Hunt at From My Front Porch to Yours
Open House Party at No Minimalist Here
Creating Christmas at Mrs. Olson's
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Inspiration Gallery at Craftberry Bush
Come As You Are Christmas Linky at Common Ground


sending hugs,

73 comments:

  1. I love all of the natural touches, and the pops of plaid really cozy things up. Your home is just beautiful.

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  2. Well it is all absolutely fantastic and every picture is magazine worthy. I love your chandelier decorated for Christmas and your sunroom...holy cow...awesome!

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  3. Debra - your home is absolutely fantastic...I never realized that you had a vaulted ceiling...and I LOVE anything with birds, so that pillow just melted me...I would love to sit and visit with you on that sunporch! I think your tour is the best I've seen yet!

    Cheryl @ The Creative Me and My McG

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  4. Debra, everything is fantastic. I love all the natural touches and the plaid. I said I wasn't going to do much but I broke down and put up my Christmas Village and decorated 3 trees. I am finished Yea.
    Thanks so much for sharing all your lovely decorations with us.
    Mary

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  5. I enjoyed the tour ~ love the plaids and all the natural touches you added. Hope you can curl up on your lovely sofa and enjoy it all now!

    Take care,
    Carolyn

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  6. Wow, incredible, Debra! You may say that you're going with the "less is more" approach this year, but, your lovely home is still oozing with fabulous Christmas!! I love your vignettes … natural element … and, your splashes of red! Envious of your snow, too! Happy Holidays!

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  7. Hi Debra... I so enjoyed your home tour!... love all your little trees in pots, especially that little fat one in the bowl on your kitchen island... and that squirrel pillow!... oooh, how adorable!... your home is so cozy and inviting... and just says "welcome" to me... of course you know your sunporch is my favorite!... xoxo Julie Marie

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  8. I love it all, Debra! So many beautiful things that I love, I think my favorite is the basket of hydrangeas with the Christmas greenery. I love your less is more approach. I always say that I will do that each year, but it seems that I end up decking everything out anyway!!

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  9. Holy cow....how much do you charge....come do my house! It's hands down the most gorgeous.....Love love love it!

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  10. Gorgeous Debra! I love all the white with pops of red and plaid...hugs, Penny

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  11. Your house looks gorgeous! I love everything, the kitchen, the breakfast table, the dining room, living room, etc. Amazing!
    FABBY

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  12. Your home is beautiful - so pretty yet cozy too. I love it.

    blessings,
    Danielle

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  13. It's such a treat to be invited into your home, Debra! Your gorgeous home looks so warm and inviting for Christmas. And what fun you have going on in your sunroom. Love it!!
    Mary Alice

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  14. I wish I could reach into the last photo and take that sweet green chair filled with boxes of Shiny Brites off your hands. You know, less for you to put away after the holidays. I'm all about lending a helping hand to those in need!

    Your home looks lovely as usual. Lots of light filled rooms with touches of red and natural elements makes for a festive, but cozy home. I had to give up on the rest of my outdoor decorations, too. At -25 degrees, I have no desire to freeze these old fingers! Good thing the cave dweller hung the lights early in the season!

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  15. Debra - your home is just beautiful and decorated in such an elegant but homey way. Love it all.

    Judy

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  16. Wow! You have a lot of snow! We got about 4 or 5 inches today. Love your house! So many pretty things and I love the dining room and chandelier!
    -Shelley

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  17. Absolutely Beautiful :) Eye candy for sure.... Thanks so much for Sharing...

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  18. Debra, Your home always looks gorgeous. I love how you have decorated everything! So pretty!

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  19. Gorgeous home...gorgeous decoration...I love everything.
    Congratulations Debra! I enjoyed your post a lot.
    Besos!

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  20. Debra your home looks beautiful!

    Hugs
    Sissie

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  21. Such a pretty home. I just love everything but especially your sunroom.

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  22. In a sea of Christmas home tours, yours is my favorite, hands down. I love it and that chandelier is beautifully done, as is that fabulous sideboard! My blood pressure is dropping just seeing your magazine worthy pictures. In case I don't get another chance, Merry Christmas to you and yours.

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  23. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. I always love visiting your home, Debra. Beautifully done, as always.

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  24. Just beautiful, Debra. So tasteful and well done.

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  25. Debra, Your home is beautiful. I will let you keep all of your snow. We got some, but nothing like yours. It is warmer right now then it has been all day, but we do have black ice in some areas on the streets and roads. My neighbor made several attempts before he made up his driveway because of the ice. I just stayed home. Safest place to be. Have a wonderful day. Hugs and Prayers from your Missouri Friend.

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  26. Just beautiful Debra as always. We have moved to our farm. Come visit me sometime.

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  27. Wow Debra....Your home is so warm and inviting! A feast for the eyes. You are a very talented decorator! Thansk for the inspiration!

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  29. just beautiful! i'm amazed that this is your pared down version. i've become very minimal with my holiday decorating over the past few years as well. now that the children are grown, i don't feel the need to decorate in the traditional sense. now i decorate for me. and when the children are visiting for the holidays, i fill their rooms with pieces from past christmases so they still get the memories. ;)

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  30. Love all your festive touches, Debra! The greenery and the plaid are wonderful. I love your pillows, too.

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  31. Your holiday decor is so pretty! I love the splashes of red; it's so festive! Your home is so inviting! Thank you for sharing it with us!

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  32. You sure do it up right girl, everything is stunning, Im not sure where you find all that energy to decorate:) Merry Christmas!!

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  33. Everything is so pretty! Less is more a lot of times and I love your style of simplicity! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  34. Your home is so pretty Debra. I just love your style. I too am keeping it simpler this year and in fact gave away a few bags of Christmas decorations just yesterday. Have a very merry Christmas!

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  35. Hi Debra,
    Everything looks so lovely. Love the simpler look, and just the warm welcome you have created. Would love to sit in there or on the sun porch and have a long chat and some laughs over some coffee!! Maybe one day!!
    Hoping all is well with you, my friend.
    Love and hugs to you,
    Becky

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  36. Your home is so beautiful, I love every detail. Merry Christmas!

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  37. Gorgeous! I love all your pops of red, your vintage glitter houses and of course your fabulous style. You've made your home look so pretty and festive. The perfect place to gather friends and family.

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  38. Wow - so much beauty! I love the bird cages. The sun porch is awesome. Merry Christmas

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  39. I love every single detail! I kept scrolling up and down so I was sure not to miss a thing! Love that bird pillow and immediately went to enter the pillow giveaway! Hope you are having a wonderful holiday season so far!

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  40. Oh Debra,
    I went back over the pictures several times. Your living room is so gorgeous. It is all so beautiful. Everything is stunning, warm and cozy.
    Kris

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  41. Your home is lovely Debra! I like all of your Christmas touches! It is just dreamy!
    Sherry

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  42. It all looks beautiful Debra! I just love your sunroom, so cozy and cheery at the same time. Merry Christmas!
    Kimberlee

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  43. Debra your house looks so pretty and festive...I love every detail!

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  44. Just beautiful Debra. I too want simple as I get older. Less definitely is best and I enjoy it all the more. You've done a wonderful job and now you can sit back and enjoy it all.
    Cindy

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  45. Each and every room is truly lovely and inviting. As always, when I got to your sunroom, I lingered, zoomed in and delighted in every little detail. What a perfectly dreamy spot to have a cup of coffee on a sunny winter afternoon!

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  46. debra, you've created such gorgeous christmas spaces! i couldn't pick a favorite--love it all:)

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  47. love your home !!!! love those black tole ware trays in your kitchen...a nice contrast.....love the floral curtains in there too....and your sun porch, love it...so many fun things!

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  48. Debra, your home looks very festive and you and I are on the same page. The older I get the less I want to put out so I won't have so much to put away.

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  49. Debra…I marvel at every nook and cranny of our home…a truly beautiful tour!…I am going for less is more too…the PTA Thrift store has received lots of my things this year…it feels good!

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  50. Bright, warm, cozy, beautiful!! So many pretty details, I have to look and look again to take it all in! Just gorgeous, Debra!

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  51. Your house is gorgeous! I adore your living room with the fireplace and the cathedral ceiling, such a gorgeous room. I love all your holiday decorations. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!
    Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

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  52. B E A U T I F U L !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love your home!!!!!!
    Sara http://mesobjetsdecharme.blogspot.it/2013/11/con-tanto-amore.html

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  53. Splendid my friend. Wishing you a blessed Christmas.

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  54. Debra, your home is so festive and beautiful...it really should be in a magazine! Really lovely!

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  55. Each and every room and every vignette is absolutely gorgeous and oh so inspiring! Loved going through each picture...so beautiful! I love how you mix natural elements and neutral colors with pops of color in each accent...imparts a beautiful elegance...truly inspiring! Thanks for sharing with us! Warmest Christmas greetings! Hugs, Poppy

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  56. I enjoyed the tour very much. I love how much evergreen is involved in your decor.

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  57. You've got all the right touches of your favorite things - greenery, whites and plaid! I could spend so much time touring through your wonderful vignettes, Debra. So much catches the eye and is warm and welcoming. Your main room is so majestic with that ceiling! Happy decorating!

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  58. Debra, your home is always so lovely, no matter what the season, but at Christmas, especially, it really shines. Where did you ever find the little pillow with the birds on it. I love it along with all the other beautiful decorations..Happy Thursday..Judy

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  59. Debra,
    I love all the subtle natural details of your simple Christmas decor this year, dear friend!!!
    I'm in the same boat. . .easier, simpler vignettes and fewer trees!!!
    I'll be back to see all the vignettes, soon!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  60. Debra, your home is always so warm and inviting. I love all of the crisp white with the beautiful pops of red and plaid! Thanks so much for sharing it with our 'Creating Christmas' party!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  61. Your home is truly, truly amazing and inspiring. I hope that one day mine measures even up close to the beauty of your home. Stunning and well done!

    Brandi - Nest of Bliss

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  62. What a beautiful home you have, I love looking at winter Christmas decorating as we are in the middle of a heat wave here..I will be following your blog.

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  63. Love your home. I always enjoy getting the opportunity to see what you have done. Merry Christmas!

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  64. You have beautiful house. It's feel like I'm visiting your house right now.

    Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for a Happy New Year!
    Bring you Good wishes of happiness.

    Sorry for greeting you earlier,, just don't want miss saying this.
    By the way, I'm Clotee. It's my first time visiting your blog. I am blogger too, and now try my best luck to open an e-shop. Nice to know you.

    Regards,
    Clotee

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  65. You inspire me with every post, I find myself waiting for the next thing you do!! Merry Christmas and Wishes for a Happiest New Year for you and your family.

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  66. I love all the touches of nature in your holiday decorations. Your house is so beautiful!

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  67. Absolutely beautiful! I love your kitchen, the sideboard, the grainsack stripe pillow with the birds AND YOUR PORCH! Merry Christmas, my dear friend! xo

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  68. Every part of your Christmas home is beautiful Debra. I'm delighted to feature it today on a special Shabbilicious Friday Christmas Home features post.
    Merry Christmas,
    Kerryanne xx

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  69. Just lovely, and wonderful for before and after Christmas. God bless.

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  70. Beautiful for pre and post Christmas and winter! Enjoy and God bless.

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  71. Loved the tour, Debra! Your home looks beautiful and I couldn't pick a favorite, it's all done so tastefully and pretty.

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