Sunday, November 13, 2022

Weekend Inspiration: A Christmas Home Tour

Hi Everyone, It's the weekend and time for a bit of Inspiration from the Archives. If you're like me "inspiration is inspiration", whether it's yesterday, last year, or a few years ago. This is a Christmas Home Tour from 2014, and one of my favorites.

Today I'm sharing some Christmas looks from a while back when we lived at our previous home. It was an open concept house and if you've lived in one you know that any kind of decor, seasonal or not, means things need to flow from one area to the next. Keeping a theme of sorts and colors work to having a cohesive and pleasing flow. 

That year I used a frosty, icy sparse garland draped over the round antique mirror, which worked so well with the darker gray background shutters. The mini tree and a trio of tiny bottle brush trees had a bit of an icy flocking and a wire snowflake tree echoed the frosty feel. A blue cardboard Christmas church under a cloche and two silver trays all worked with each other.

With so much going on in these spaces, I wanted to keep the Christmas decor theme in mostly neutrals, with a minimum of red. I knew the Burberry look-alike ribbon was going to bring in the tans, taupes, and black that I wanted. My Wolff Pottery vases were a staple here on the mantel throughout the seasons.

 I made the Holly topiaries years and years ago. They've held up pretty well and that last year was the first time I used them with my Wolff Pottery bases. Mantels always take me a bit of time to get right. I ended up adding a little faux greenery and the metallic reindeer to finally get just the right amount of "Christmas". 

The large armoire is part of our master bedroom set, but we decided to use it here for our television and sound systems. (Same here at our current house.) I'm glad to have a place to shut the doors and hide it all away.

On the coffee table I used a rusted birdcage with gold and silver vintage ornaments and a vintage silver teapot with a mini frosted tree inside and a snippet of the neutral plaid ribbon.

A LED frosty tree was covered in glitter doves.

On the sofa table an old garden tote held some greenery and a few putz houses.

This is the Dining Room that I had shared earlier that week. I used my white Pottery Barn lanterns that I bought the year before. A little Christmas tree decorated with birdies and woodland critters just barely squeezes in between the two lanterns.

This post was right after we moved in, so there are a few places it's a bit bare. Not to worry, I filled it up pretty quickly!

The Kitchen was open to the Living Area, and the newly painted cabinets helped with the "taupe" flow. They had been a "honey oak" and were in terrible shape so the Pale Oak from Benjamin Moore worked perfectly to help them blend in.

The chandy looked a little bare, so I added in some twigs and greenery. If you look closely there's even a little birdie nest hiding in there. My sweet little kitty gal was mesmerized by the hanging ornaments.

A variety of Tartan plaids are my favorite way to decorate for Christmas.
Blankets, ribbon, pillows, tins and boxes...

You might like this post about the hand-stenciled tablerunner from the Dining Room.

Hope you'll come by the link party on Monday evenings.

joining in here:

The House on Silverado,  Love Your Creativity at Life and Linda
All About Home at Common Ground and Follow the Yellow Brick Home
Inspire Me Monday at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia 
 Met Monday at Between Naps on the Porch 
  Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life  Home Imagined at the Antique Journey
Wednesday Link Party at Our Tiny Nest
 Wonderful Wednesday at Eclectic Red Barn
Turnabout Tuesday at My Wee Abode,  Centerpiece Wednesday at Karin's Kottage
Share Your Style at French Ethereal,  Vintage Charm at Our Hopeful Home,  
Thursday Favorite Things at Follow the Yellow Brick Home,  
Grace at Home at Imparting Grace
Farmhouse Friday at  County Road 407  Fabulous Friday at WM Design House 


  1. Its always fun to go back and look at past holidays. Have a good weekend. xoxo Kris

    1. It's the first thing I do before decorating! I also love checking out other bloggers too. Have a great weekend, Kris!

  2. I love going back and seeing past decor too, Debra. Your 2014 was a good year in yours! I've actually begun Christmas decorating. I received my new tree on Friday so I unboxed it and fluffed it then, to save from carting the box up & down stairs for later. It's gotten me excited to dig in and get things going. The weather was rainy Fri-Sat, and cloudy and colder today. I think I might keep the momentum!

    1. A new tree sounds wonderful! I don't blame you for automatically diving in. I've been working on Christmas too, just saving a bit of Thanksgiving. Can't wait to see your tree!! Have fun!

  3. Your decorations did flow nicely between living areas. I especially loved the way you decorated your chandelier! I got a lot of great ideas from your post. Thanks for sharing!

  4. What a beautiful home!! Anyone would love to have Christmas dinner there.


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