Welcome to My Holiday Home
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I am so happy to be once again joining Rachelle from My Hubbard Home for part of her Let’s Get Festive Christmas Blog Hop!
Welcome to my holiday home! First thing you see at my house is front porch! I went all crazy with ornaments this year! You can see how I made my swag at: Make and Extra Long Swag. This coming week I will show you how I made the ornament laden archway!
A lantern sit on the top of the steps, greeting guests as they arrive. I simply added a faux wreath with a red velvet bow to the wreath.
Pots of red faux poinsettias will hold up in the Florida heat through December. A simple garland with clusters of ornaments hangs over the front door.
Since this is the perfect season for us to enjoy the outdoors in Florida, The chairs are decked with seasonal pillows and more wreaths with red velvet bows adorn the windows.
Come on in doors where the sofas are decked out with holiday pillows, too!
After moving into our house there were issues with our fireplace. You can read all about it in The Fireplace Saga. The photo above shows the fire box. It is purely decorative, but gives me the opportunity to style it for the seasons. This year I have filled a huge silver urn with sugar cones and magnolia leaves. My Michael’s deer lives down here when he has to move so my husband can watch television. You see, the television is hidden behind cabinet doors over our mantel.
When he isn’t banished, the reindeer lives up on the mantel like he is shown above. The mantel is decked with garlands of faux evergreen and magnolia. I always invest in good quality garlands and use them again, year after year and season after season. I used these magnolia garlands for my fall mantel with white pumpkins.
In addition to the garlands and sugar cones, I also tucked a few stems of faux holly into the garlands.
A pair of tall skinny trees decorate each end of the mantel. The trees were quite simple. To dress up the trees and coordinate them with the mantel, I tucked picks of pine cones and holly into them.
The mantel sets the scene in the family room. I may leave it decorated through January.
My tree is decorated in blue and white this year, this was not my first choice this year, but I decided I didn’t want to buy any new ornaments this year. You can read more about my tree at Icy Blue and White Christmas Tree. You can also see the garland hanging over the entry to my tavern room.
Don’t stop touring now! Check out these other bloggers!
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Looks amazing friend and I hope to see it in person! 😉 I’m always inspired by your beautiful and amazing holiday decor… looks like a Hallmark movie.
Chloe, it’s all so beautiful! I love your tree and your mantel! Just gorgeous! I haven’t even started decorating…at least I have one tree up, but no ornaments on it yet. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home decked out for Christmas! Toodles, Kathryn
Chloe, I felt like I was walking down Disneyland’s main street when I saw your front porch! It looks like you got a hold of a bag of magic and sprinkled it on the entrance and throughout the house. Everything is beautiful and glows with Christmas cheer.
It’s been wonderful having you on the hop.
Looks amazing down to the last detail. I love your fur rug inside the fireplace. It looks like you could just lay down right in front. Your reindeer was such a great find. You’ve been able to use it in so many great place. Happy black Friday!
Chloe your tree is gorgeous even though it was not your color of choice. I also love your mantel garland, it looks so real and stunning. Your holiday home is so inviting and beautiful. It was fun doing the holiday home tour with you and wishing you happy holidays.
Chloe, Your front porch is a Wow! I know your neighbors enjoy your creations each year.
I love your mantel and hearth! So stunning. Your tree is gorgeous too.
What a special holiday tour! Wish I was finished.
You are so creative and talented, Chloe! Your home is always so beautiful and welcoming! I love all of the greenery and your mantle garland. Wishing you and your family a beautiful holiday season! xo
Oh that MANTEL!! You are so talented Chloe! I love the whole thing, especially the moveable deer! 🙂 I love that your tv is behind the paneling too! Thanks for another round of fabulous inspiration my friend!
Thank you so much Barbara! If you have never read the history of my fireplace on the blog, it has been an adventure!
Beautiful as everything else you do Chloe! Enjoy the holidays with your beautiful family and stay safe.
Thanks so much Edmee!!