fire burning, Christmas music playing, cookies are baking and the
Tea is almost ready, so come on in! I am delighted to be able to
share my Tis The Season Christmas Home with you.
This is the first day of our Tis The Season Blog Tour, Chris from
The Cafe Sucre Farine and I will be your hosts. There is more
inspiration waiting for you throughout the week, links are included
at the end of this post.
I have enjoyed working with the theme of Tis The Season. In our
home Tis The Season represents embracing traditions and using
treasured collections from the past. When you enter our home you
will see this sweet little antique secretary desk.
I found this little secretary in a whimsical shop eons ago and just
recently gave her a fresh coat of french grey paint which
has made this little desk shine.
I have displayed my Hummel collection in this desk for our
traditional Christmas theme this year. This dear little collection has
been handed down throughout the generations and added to by
My Husband and I have reached a place in our lives where we
feel blessed to have the opportunity to help create joyful memories
for the young and tender hearts in our family while guarding the
hearts and souls of a gentle and older generation.
In our home red and gold are traditional colors for Christmas, it
seems to me this combination of colors creates such warmth and
comfort. I love to sit in our cozy living room and read, especially
in the evenings.
Decorating the formal mantel is both challenging and enjoyable. It
is a large and slender mantle so many decorations are either too
small or too big. However, this year I found some darling red and
gold ornaments at the Dollar Tree, they are just nearly perfect for
tucking in among the flocked garland.
Tree and we are so enjoying the fragrance. Standing next to our
tree is Ross, our faithful tin nutcracker. He is about two feet tall
and is becoming a fun friend to our grandchildren.
I enjoy sharing the timeless stories of days gone by with our family.
I have bundled a few of them up and tied them with red satin
I just know you will be so familiar with them. Hans Brinker or The
Silver Skates, Little Women and Jane Eyre are the selections which
I chose from our bookshelves. This magnifying glass is the real
deal-officially a treasure from the past, even the grandchildren use it.
I have been anxiously waiting to incorporate this primitive bread
bowl into my Christmas decor. This is the one which I found in
Oklahoma City about a month ago.
These little glittery gold buckets, poinsettias, garland and candles are
creating just the right amount of warmth and welcoming glow.
I always enjoy decorating my Grandmother's antique hutch, it dates
back to the late 1800's. Whenever I decorate it I am always amazed
at the workmanship and it's durability. It has withstood several
cross country moves. I have painted the inside pale cream as an
accent for my china and collectibles.
Inside my antique hutch you will see a combination of China and
crystal from three generations, along with Christmas Fitz and Floyd
collectibles. This year I will be using this decorative Twas The
Night Before Christmas pot to serve the grandchildren hot cocoa. I
think this will be much fun for them and me.
The dining room table is set with traditional red brocade place mats,
cherished Christmas plates and candles.
Christmas treasures of the past on my dining room table, always
make me smile.
Our family room is a combination of Traditional and playful. I am
sharing just a few photos today, more will follow later in the week.
Rather than use a wreath for these antlers I used garland and added
some berries and clip on poinsettias.
One of my favorite things to bring out of the Christmas boxes are
the snowmen. Some of them are thirty years old and others more
youthful, I love them all the same. And please Be Good For
Thank you for joining me, I hope you enjoyed our time together as
much as I enjoyed sharing some of our Traditional Christmas with
you. Wishing each one of you a joyous heart and the Merriest of
Ladies have been working very hard to bring you joy and inspiration!
Monday December 9th
At Home With Jemma
The Cafe Sucre Farine
Tuesday December 10th
Wednesday December 11th
Home and Lifestyle Design
Red Rose Alley
Thursday December 12th
Cozy Little House
Friday December 13th
The Refeathered Roost
Saturday December 14th
The Dedicated House
Across the Way
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The Charm of Home
No Minimalist Here
Ivy and Elephants
Savvy Southern Style
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