Friday, December 8, 2017

Our Home for Christmas 2017 Tour

Welcome, everyone! Yes, we've made it to Day 5 of Marty's wonderful Christmas Home Tour Week. A big round of applause needs to go to our friend and hostess, Marty from A Stroll Thru Life. She does an amazing job of gathering a diverse and talented group of bloggers and decorators who all share a love for celebrating Christmas.

If you've just come from Laura's at Duke Manor Farm, I'm so glad you're here. One thing I love about Marty's Home Tour is that a variety of decor styles are all brought together to give us an amazing grouping of inspiration. From Glam to Traditional to Farmhouse; it's all here for you to enjoy.

Today I'm going to be showing my Entry and Dining Room decked for a vintage inspired Christmas. I will share the rest of the spaces next week when we get together for our Blog Party on December 13. Our upstairs is basically an open concept space, so I like to keep a theme and color scheme that flows from one area to the next.

Red Tartan Plaid is a staple in my Christmas decor and has been for years, but this year I wanted to keep a calm and white Entry area. I found this new white lighted wreath, and although I tried out several different elements here on the console, I kept coming back to the fresh neutral feel of white.

In the past I've planted 100's of Paperwhite bulbs in a variety of vintage vessels, from early November to late Spring. Since moving to our current home, I've been a little short on space, so finding lifelike faux Paperwhites has been an easy design switch. I love fresh flowers and greenery, but with 3 nosey kitties it's best for me to go faux.

Sheep seem to be the theme of the Entry this year, and this little guy is indeed a Sheep/candle. I'm sure his eyes are in there somewhere under all those curls. He was a Christmas gift several years ago from our kids from Anthropologie. 

Changing up the Seasonal and Holiday themes here on the Entry Console also means featuring an old print. I've collected small prints, graphics and paintings during my years as a Vintage goods dealer, so this Christmas, sticking with the sheep, I painted out the way-too-gold frame of one of my favorite prints, "The Shortening Winter's Day" by Joseph Farquharson. A little mix of ASCP and taupe latex made the paint change a quick and easy fix.

A galvanized metal conservatory frame holds a metal sheep elevated on some old books.

Immediately to the left is our Dining Area. Calling it a Dining Room would really be stretching it, as it's a very small space but one I love to decorate. I like to layer table linens and runners, so for Christmas that usually means one layer will be Red Tartan Plaid. I found a large Stewart Plaid tablecloth at Tuesday Morning earlier in the season, so I just folded it in half to be a base for my Burlap Holly Tablerunner.

I made the Holly Topiaries years ago, and they fit perfectly into my Guy Wolff Pottery vases. Several years ago, during their after Christmas Sale I found two sizes of Pottery Barn white wooden lanterns. They were such a good price I bought 2 of each size. The smaller ones stay on my mantel throughout the year.

When it comes to decorating, I'm a big ribbon fan. So this year a red plaid ribbon is married to the Vintage Font Burlap ribbon (same as the Paperwhite Urn) on the lantern. 

A Royal Kensington teapot fits into the traditional Plaid theme on the table.

One of my smaller Ironstone covered vegetable tureens 
is filled with a few vintage Christmas ornaments.

This year I wanted to do something a little different on the sideboard. I usually keep several large glass cloches here, but this year I used a gold and white theme of mercury glass votive candleholders and two new mini lanterns on old books.

My husband surprised me one year for our anniversary with this sheep painting. 
It's one of my very favorite art pieces.

Vintage gold and silver ornaments decorate the old Ironstone scalloped platter.

More faux Paperwhites with live Ivies here on the vintage wire plantstand.

I opted out of a large tree this year. 
Instead I just tied a plaid ribbon around my little topiary here in the Dining Area.
That's my tip for easy Christmas decorating...
Find some greenery and tie a ribbon on it!

Here's a peek at the Living Room and Kitchen Sitting Area that I'll be
sharing next week.

Thank you so much for coming by!

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In case you missed any of the Christmas Tour,
 here are the Links for the week's participants.
I hope you take the time to visit some of the links;
you'll love all the beautiful decorating and inspiration.

Monday – Dec 4th

Tuesday – Dec 5th

Wednesday – Dec 6th

Thursday – Dec 7th

Friday – Dec 8th

I'll be sharing Part 2 of my Home Tour next week on the 
Home For Christmas Blogger Link Party 
Coming December 13. 
Hope you'll come link up your Christmas Home and decor posts.

Have a wonderful weekend,

joining in here:

Sundays at Home at Love of Home
Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings
Inspiration Monday at Refresh Restyle
The Scoop at Worthing Court
Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Talk of the Town at Knick of Time


  1. Your home is always so tastefully decorated for each season.....and of course....I love all your sheep!

  2. I love your beautiful traditional decor that always looks so fresh and new. You do have some of the most beautiful art pieces. The tip to find something green and tie a ribbon on it is going to be my motto for next year. Love it. Thanks so much for joining the tours, your home is always so beautifully decorated.

  3. Love all your touches of metallics throughout the house. Merry Christmas!

  4. I love how you display your vintage pieces with such style Debra! I adore the whites in your entry especially that wreath on the mirror! I should do that for my round ones next year! As always, honored to share this home tour with you! Cheers!

  5. Oh, that little sheep in the metal frame stole my heart! I always love all those little details you sprinkle around your home. Beautiful!

  6. Debra, of course I love the tartans, but the focus on the sheep is wonderful! Love the Anthro candle, the framed print (the light is gorgeous on the subjects). The dining room sideboard looks so pretty with the ornaments in the tureen. I love little things like that. I enjoy your home and how you've settled into it. Merry merry!

  7. Debra your tour is completely enchanting! I adore how you gathered vintage ornaments and the wee Putz houses in the tureen. Totally going to recreate that! :)

  8. Your home looks gorgeous for Christmas! I love the ornaments in among your ironstone.

  9. Your home looks lovely, Debra. I love all the vintage treasures you've collected over the years and displayed to perfection for Christmas! Thank you so much for sharing.
    xo, Vickie

  10. Your home tour each year is indeed Merry and Bright! Every detail is so beautiful!!! Merry Christmas to you and your family Debra!!!

  11. What a gorgeous cozy holiday home!!! So festive and inviting :)

  12. You had me at the entry! I love that off white wreath! The vintage ornaments and little putz village house in the tureen, of course all the plaid touches...the's all wonderful!

  13. I love the white entry way décor and those precious sheep details.

  14. Debra, I love your tour and beautiful home. Thank you for sharing on Share Your Style and wishing you a Merry Christmas!


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