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A Christmas Home Tour

A Christmas Home Tour

Welcome to a Christmas tour of home…my home.  Last year our granddaughters were living with us, so I decked the house to the nines!  This year, things are a bit more subdued.  

You will know you have arrived at my house when you see all of the greenery adorned with red velvet ribbons!  This year my dear hubby, who does have an opinion about these things, mentioned he would like us to use plaid ribbon this year.  I told him that would be lovely, except for the fact that I had purchased loads of red velvet on sale after Christmas last year.  So, red velvet it is!In Florida artificial greenery is the wisest choice, since fresh greens dry out much too quickly to be practical.  In addition to greenery and ribbon on the mailbox garland the railings up the stairs are trimmed. 

Small wreaths adorn each of the windows on the front of the house this year.  I would love to have lights, but sometimes there just isn’t enough time!Larger wreaths adorn the railings all around the wrap around porch this year.  With wreaths all around, the front door got the royal treatment with an oversized swag.  I went through boxes of leftover artificial greens to fashion this swag.  I kept with the red, but didn’t see any need for ribbon.  Oversized red ornaments and silk poinsettias were all of the extra accents needed. Without a house full of children this year, I kept decor in the house a little more simple this year.  If you would like to compare it to last year, you can visit A Sweet Christmas Home Tour. Fresh poinsettias and some Christmas pillows give a holiday feel to the family room. 

The fireplace mantel is dressed simply with a faux evergreen garland enhanced by lots of faux holly.  I love using holly at Christmas Time.  That plaid ribbon my husband wanted found its home on the mantel and in the firebox. 

After decorating this little tree in Maryland with all of the Shiny Brite ornaments, I should have done the same here in Florida.  Alas, I thought I would go all white this year to contrast with my new Pottery Barn blue velvet sofa.  Up close, it looks so much better than from a distance. 

In the kitchen I have enjoyed displaying the fun Mrs. Claus Cookie Company items I have collected from Target! 

Of course, my tiered tray is a great way to add some decor to the kitchen, but keep it contained so that I have plenty of counter space for my Christmas cookie baking!A second tiered tray oh the bar in the tavern room is styled with various Christmas ornaments and bottle brush trees.  I hope you have taken a few minutes to enjoy my Christmas home tour.  I am wishing you and yours the happiest of holidays!  


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