I'm Dreaming Of A White Christmas Home Tour

December 06, 2016
I would like to thank my friend Katie from Let's Add Sprinkles for organizing our Cozy at Christmas Blog Tour.
Today eight bloggers are sharing their homes, you will find all the links listed at the end of this post.

For 18 years and then some, I grew up with a white Christmas, and I just must say that there is nothing quite as magical as fluffy, frosty snow for Christmas - at any age.
I imagine that many of you have either read or have heard the story
Twas The Night Before Christmas.
"The moon on the breast of the new fallen snow gave a luster of midday to objects below,"
is a true statement.


You see in my little cozy bedroom growing up I had two corner windows and on Christmas Eve I would fitfully turn a multitude of times under a cumbersome stack of multi-colored handmade quilts which rested heavily upon my child sized frame.
There were even times that I felt certain that the weight of those quilts will surely cause me to smother.
Just to be sure that didn't happen I would always make certain that my nose was well above the folded edges of those quilts...


The moonbeams and magic of Christmas Eve combined with intriguing shadows on the frosty snow that time of year fueled my young imagination with the anticipation of sleigh bells ringing in the crystal clear cold night.
Even now I am able to reflect upon these special memories and dreams of Christmas with such fondness that my heart overflows with wonder and joy over the magic of Christmas both at the North Pole and in Bethlehem. 


My Mother did a fantastic job of combining the pure magic of the season with the sacred observance of the Holy birth and I too have always incorporated that sense of wonder and thankfulness in mine.

Thank you for joining me today as I share with you my Dreaming of a White Christmas Home Tour.


A snow-flocked Christmas Tree combined with gold and silver tones of baubles, ribbon and stars sets the tone for our White Christmas in our dining room. 

Christmas-decorating-with jemma

Along the way various trinkets of past and present add to my White Christmas Dining table vignette.


My new motto in life no matter what the season....thank you to Tina.


As long as we share, love and Believe our world stays on track.


Silver snowbirds perch for a moment or two on my Grandmother's China cabinet.


Finding Joy in the midst of the hurrying and scurrying.


Never forgetting the Story of Bethlehem and that Jesus is truly the reason for the season.
Celebrating this season with our young grandson Wyatt!

With Love,

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  1. Jemma, your home looks like a dream. I love the gold and silver accents throughout. The teacart is beautiful.Also love the thought behind your decor. Such a lovely place to be during the holidays.

  2. Thank you for sharing with our Cozy at Christmas tour. I love all of your gorgeous white and the beautiful reminder to observe this holy season.

  3. So very warm and pretty - you've captured a beautiful Christmas from the heart and I love those silver birds. Your attention to detail is amazing, it's like each piece tells a story. Love this Jemma.

    Carole @ Garden Up Green

  4. Jemma, I love your recall of both the religious and secular meanings of the Christmas spirit. My mother did a similarly wonderful job of weaving those for me and my siblings as well. I only hope I've instilled the same in my girls. Thank you for sharing glimpses into your holiday home. I love it all.

  5. Everything is just beautiful and fun for the whole family! Holiday hugs, Diane

  6. There really is something so peaceful and serene about a white Chritmas. Such lovely vignettes throughout your home. I adore the sweet cheeked boy who truly shows the wonder of Christmas.

  7. Hi Jemma, I truly felt the magic of the season within your words and beautiful photographed post. I too remember those beautiful white Christmas's growing up in Michigan. My mother and dad always made sure Christmas was celebrated with the reason for the season first and foremost. Your table of white, silver and bits of gold are filled with white Christmas charm and compliment your stories wonderfully. Love the Nativity at the end and the sweet little guy at the table with the darling smile. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home in our tour. Blessings for a Merry Christmas xo

  8. This is all so beautiful Jemma. Love the details and the thoughts you've shared. Wishing you a beautiful holiday season!

  9. Your home is magical, Jemma, with all your pretty touches. However, it's your special message of the Christmas season that blesses your home with warmth and love. Thanks for sharing with us on this Cozy Christmas Blog Tour.

  10. Jemma,
    Your home looks gorgeous! All of your touches have created such a warm and beautiful home. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  11. Oh, wow! How beautiful, Jemma! So happy to visit with you today. :) Merry CHRISTmas!!

  12. Oh Jemma! Your home is so beautiful! I love your white Christmas dreaming and your sweet memories. It is truly magical and cozy! Love it.
    Many special Christmas blessings to you!

  13. Joyce, I just love your winter white Christmas. What wonderful memories of girlhood Christmases. All the decorations make for such a wonderful feeling in your lovely home. Merry Christmas and stay Cozy at Christmas.

  14. Dreamy and beautiful Jemma. I love all the touches of silver and gold. Looks so beautiful and cozy. Enjoy every minute as we head on down to the big day. Hugs and Happy Holidays.

  15. So pretty! I grew up in Michigan on a lake. There was always snow on the ground and the lake would freeze over. It seems we were always ice skating or sledding on Christmas day.

  16. Jemma, your Christmas decor is so elegant and pretty. I love your whites, silvers, and touches of gold! Your home is enchanting, and I enjoyed the tour. I read about it @ Art and Sand, and I thought I'd link over and see what you've been up to!

    Merry Christmas!
    Ricki Jill

  17. Oh sweet Jemma , such amazing sights to behold . The ambience you've created makes your lovely home so inviting and cozy . Your special touches are soooo special as you proudly describe them . Thank you for this wonderful tour , your such a gem . Love and hugs always my dear friend !!
    Enjoy the holiday season and thank you for the reminder ~ It's the reason for the season ~

  18. Jemma, this is elegant, pretty, charming and warm -- and sometimes that's hard to pull off with white! I love every vignette, every tree and bird and coffee station! It's all quite perfect.

    Merriest, my friend. For you are very merry!

  19. Hi Jemma,
    It's just gorgeous! I love the photo of your tree with the angel illuminated...so pretty.
    Looks like you are enjoying your embroidery- I'm so glad!
    Enjoy those sweet babies during the holidays- littles in holiday jammies are the cutest thing ever. :)
    Have a great week! xoxo, T.

  20. Hi Jemma! Oh, your home is just stunning and cozy too! I love it! Everything is so pretty.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  21. So glad I got to meet Wyatt today. What a great kid. I know you are passing along the same wonderful Christmas magic and gratefulness to his generation. Your White Christmas is just lovely.

  22. Gorgeous decor jemma. I love the white Christmas look with some bling. Wyatt is such a cutie. Wishing all the joys of a beautiful Christmas.xo

  23. Your home looks lovely in its holiday finery! Good luck with having that snow at Christmas in Texas!

  24. Oh goodness. The loveliness of the scenes you created in your home are surpassed by the memories you shared with us all.
    I can feel those quilts and imagine the sweet little girl(you)you described.
    What a magical post.


  25. Your home and decor is absolutely gorgeous, Jemma...but truth be told, that last photo is my favorite. He is too cute!!

  26. Your post is so wonderfully written! Your home just sparkles with the magic of the holiday season!

  27. Jemma, Wyatt is a cutie! Love your white Christmas with gold and silver. Your details are perfect and loved reading your post! ~Blessings

  28. Jemma I so enjoyed reading your personal memories shared through your beautifully decorated home for the holidays. You have full spirit and created magic in your home.

  29. Jemma,
    Meeting Wyatt today was a special treat. He is such a wonderful young man. Your home is beautiful. I can relate to sleeping under stacks of quilts.... handmade by my aunts, mother, cousins, grandmothers, etc... Great memories of white Christmases. I loved reading about yours. Today was a wonderful day spent visiting with our blogging friends as we made more Christmas memories.

    Joyeux Noël mon ami,

  30. A child on Christmas Eve with snow outside, is there anything more precious! Thank you for sharing your memories and your Christmas beauties of white, silver and gold.

  31. Jemma,
    There is nothing quite like a white Christmas! You've captured it beautifully in your elegant décor. Loved hearing your memories. I have such fond childhood memories as well. Our dear mothers made it so special, didn't they? Enjoy the holiday with that cute grandson!

  32. Christmas is beautiful at your house.

    I didn't ever have a White Christmas until we started family ski trips for Christmas. And, I must admit that waking up on Christmas morning to snow is pretty wonderful.

    Happy Christmas!

  33. How did you know how much I needed the quote" Don't get your tinsel in a tangle" today? That gave me a big laugh.
    I love how your mother shared the magic of the season with the Holy Observance and how you did with your children as well. Your memories were delightful to read and think about. You have a sweet heart. I've always know that.
    Your decorating skills show today also. It was a charming tour through your home. Each picture was meaningful. Nice to meet Wyatt.

  34. Jemma, your decor is as beautiful as the sentiments! A White Christmas would be a dream come true! Your home is gorgeous; and little Wyatt is adorable!

  35. Your decor is absolutely beautiful and love your words of wisdom and beauty to go with the photos. Wyatt is darling!

  36. Beautiful post Jemma! I love how you found inspiration from wonderful childhood memories! Gorgeous decor! Your grandson is a little doll! Happy Holidays!

  37. Oh, I so enjoyed this post ... and the icing on the cake was that wonderful photo of your grandson Wyatt.

    All the best Jan

  38. Your table is gorgeous! So glad I found this tour. Merry Christmas Jemma! Sheila

  39. Ooooo, the white and gold combination is so pretty, Jemma. I've always loved silver and white at Christmas time, but when I see gold, it really makes me think of how perfect it is for the birth of Jesus. Your tea cart is delightful. And that gold star is a beauty. Oh, your tree looks lovely standing in the corner, Jemma. Have to get mine this week. :) Thanks for sharing all your decorating ideas with us. It's really inspiring. That's a special picture of grandson, Wyatt.

    love, ~Sheri

  40. Your home is gorgeous. I love this time when year when I can enjoy all the Christmas home tours. The bling is so pretty, loved how it matched your bar cart.

  41. Jemma, I love your White Christmas! How beautiful everything is! And that little Wyatt is the cutest little fella! The angel on top of your tree is so pretty. Reminds me of you....Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  42. So pretty Jemm! I love your flowers and the photo of your grandson is so sweet!! xo Merry Chritmas!!

  43. This is such a precious Christmas post, Jemma. ♥

  44. You've done a wonderful job decorating your beautiful home for the holidays Jemma! I adore silver and gold...the more bling the better :).

    I don't know if I've ever seen Wyatt, but what a cutie, and how nice that you get to celebrate the holidays with him. Cherish every moment!


  45. Jemma! I did the same thing as a child. Had to have my nose just outside the covers! Little Dedicated is the complete opposite. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous home and little Wyatt with us! He is a handsome, little man! My favorite is your flocked tree. I think I want one for next year! Happy weekend! Merry Christmas! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  46. Wonderful decorations. So nice of your to invite us into your home. Happy December.

  47. Beautiful decor, Jemma! I love that you shared your memories along with all the beauty. I do think that many people get so wrapped up in all the craziness that can happen during the holidays and kinda forget the real reason for the season. Those with small children really have a lot on their plates. Wyatt is adorable! My nephew's son is named Wyatt.

    Thank you for sharing all the beauty and the memories with us!


  48. Dearest Jemma! I have been away from my blogging tours in the morning lately due to rushing out the door too early! I was just wondering about you, hoping all is well, and your home looks as if you have been busy and having FUN!!!!!!! How gorgeous is your tree. I wish you endless joy with your family! LOVE!

  49. Another sweet and thoughtful post and so many pretties thrown in....I definitely include that little cutie pie at the end!

    Warm hugs,

  50. The magic you have created in pictures and your writing makes me so happy ... Love to ready your blog..

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  51. Such a beautiful home filled with love and laugther. Enjoy your Christmas with that beautiful grandson Wyatt.

  52. All your decorations are so pretty Joyce. Thanks for sharing your home with us.

  53. Hi Jemma, I couldn't help but sing silver and gold. Your home looks beautiful. You are certainly ready to deck the halls.

  54. Jemma, what a pretty scene you've painted with words! Growing up & living in Alabama, we rarely see snow, so a white Christmas would indeed be an event! Your trees are lovely. I love the photo of your grandson with the nativity!

  55. Jemma your home is gorgeous and all that white and bling make it even more dreamy. I wish you and your whole family, especially Wyatt a very Merry Christmas.

  56. Love those floors, are they hardscrapped ? The house looks very festive!

    Merry Christmas Maria

  57. Beautiful Tour! Such a great eye you have. Everything was placed perfectly. I really enjoyed stopping by today. Happy Holidays! Brooke

  58. I am so in love with your dreaming of white Christmas home tour! I love the decorations and you creatively style each piece. Something that my colleagues from resumes.expert would love to see in their homes.


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