Well, I hope you will anyway! We have to come up with these catchy names to get recognized by good old google. Today I am so happy to join Most Lovely Things and Classic Casual Home and some of our favorite bloggers for our annual Christmas tour. For those of you new here, we recently sold our longtime family home and downsized to one of our rentals. Lucky for us it is a charming Spanish Revival. I like to decorate with either natural or nature inspired decor for Christmas. I usually have a mix of real and faux. Welcome to A Collected Christmas Homw Tour You Will Love.
The house has a small but charming entry. Lucky for us our grandfather clock fit here perfectly. I dressed him up with a simple unadorned wreath from Trader Joes and some striped gros grain ribbon. You can read how I made a Trader Joe’s wreath look lush if you missed it in my last post.
I loved the warm earthy colors I added in my pillows and throws for fall so much I decided to just run with that theme for Christmas too.
On the fireplace I placed two Park Hill Collection faux garlands I have owned for a few years. These garlands are naturally full (unlike many others) and pretty on their own. All I did was add some foraged magnolia leaves and a few pinecones.
Everything on the mantle is from my collection. The beautiful monogrammed stockings are new this year from Trish Banner from Cottage by Design. Trish has made many monogrammed linen items for me over the years. She does beautiul work and is great to work with.
I sent Trish an idea of what I had in mind and she improved upon it.
On the coffee table I filled a European redware bowl with faux greens, pine cones and foraged magnolia.
On the twig console behind the sofa I added a humongous poinsettia from Lowes.
As I mentioned on Instagram we tossed our old tree in the move. This year we borrowed one from our son and it is a little tall and thin for this room.
Our tree is filled with ornaments that we have collected over the years.
There are niches (that had tiny shelves in them). We removed the shelves and placed a pair of vintage shutters in them. I placed a simple Trader Joe’s wreath on each shutter. I added wide brown satin ribbon and a few magnolia leaves.
Adjacent to the tree is a favorite antique grain painted chest. I just added a few faux branches to the old basket vase since there is already a lot going on in this room.
In the dining room I added faux pine and magnolia leaves to the chandelier.
In the antique bowl I placed a faux wreath (also from Park Hill) as a base. I added some other greens, a few twigs, magnolia, pinecones and bleached artichokes. I wanted to keep the color scheme simple.
We are so lucky to have this great built in sideboard. We painted it Benjamin Moore Manchester Tan cut in half when we moved in. I placed a couple of Trader Joe’s wreaths on either end of the uppers.
I added a few greens to the beautiful bar tray that was a gift from one of my husband’s favorite clients many years ago.
The bar tools are new this year from Pottery Barn. They are linked below the post.
The Santa’s (Belsnickels) are part of a collection that I have had for years. The sheep are antique that we inherited from Steve’s parents when they passed away.
On the chest in the dining room is a reproduction Santo (I can’t find her wings!) that I have owned for many years with candlesticks and simple greens. The mirror came from Crate and Barrel years ago.
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Whew that was a long one, and I didn’t share my kitchen or breakfast nook. I will share that on Sunday. I hope you enjoyed A Collected Christmas Home Tour You Will Love. I had fun decorating this year. Now let’s go visit my talented friends to see what they have in store for us. I know you won’t be disappointed! Click on the links below.
Classic Casual Home (Mary Ann)
Most Lovely Things (Annie)
My Soulful Home (Kelly)
Kelley And Company (Kelley)
Crazy Wonderful (Shelley)