December 17, 2013

2013 christmas tour - 12 days of christmas

Today is the day my friends. I'm thrilled to be able to play with 11 other great bloggers for the 12 Days of Christmas Holiday Tour and today is my turn to show you around.

But it's too cold to stand outside yapping, let's go inside and get warm with some gin hot chocolate.



Everyone in my family has a Christmas collection and mine is snowflakes. So you will see them all over the house, on lamps, doorknobs, wreaths and of course, the tree. Keep an eye out for them. It's kind of like a holiday where's waldo.






Each year the mantel gets something different (check out 2012 and 2011) and this year it told me it was feeling pink. So pink it is, with a little red and white thrown in. Can one ever get enough of ribbon at Christmas? (the answer to that question is no by the way)


My girls and I decorate a gingerbread house every year and this year's estate was extra sweet.




Herbie loves the holidays as much as the next guy so he pulls out his festive antlers for the season.




Amelia has already started her Christmas collection - nutcrackers - and she's off to a good start. Santa just might have a few other in store for her this year as well.





I can't wait for Christmas dinner this year so that I can put my fab new plates from B by Brandie to use. They really are beautiful plates and their colors pop right off the table. The patterns reminded me of snowflakes and you know I'm a sucker for mixing patterns, so these plates fit right in.





We spend just as much time feasting in the dining room as we do tearing into presents in the living room on Christmas, so we like to have the tree right where we can see them from both spots.



Christmas is about the lights, right? And what better time to appreciate the lights than at night. I know, I'm a regular Sherlock. So I give you... nighttime pictures.









Thanks so much for coming over. Anyone over the age of 12 knows what a crazy time of year this is, and I really appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to stop over and say hi. Be sure to check out all the other great homes that have been featured so far on the tour.

Day 1 - Evolution of Style
Day 2 - Shine Your Light
Day 3 - Dixie Delights

Day 4 - The Creativity Exchange
Day 5 - Dimples and Tangles
Day 6 - My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Day 7 -  Driven By Decor
Day 8 - Simple Details

And tomorrow Oak Ridge Revival is hosting!


Now who's ready for more hot chocolate?

64 comments:

  1. I am in love with your home! Everything about it....paint, decor, chinoiserie, tartan. The list goes on and on. Thank you for the tour it brightened my day.
    Sharon

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  2. i just love your whole dining room and your magnolia wreath!!! its just divine!

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  3. Ah those antlers! Too cute. And all the tartan is so festive! Love it all. Such a festive home.

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  4. i mean, where do i begin? your foyer, the painting with greenery, the antlers, the mantle.... OH WOW! you blew it away, my friend! festive festive festive!

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  5. Love every single thing! You are so detail-oriented. I kind of glazed over some areas this year, but you, my friend went all out!! Merry, merry, merry!

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  6. Cozy, festive, and beautiful...can I come to your house for Christmas?! (For real.)

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  7. I love Herbie! That made me smile! And I'm swooning over your dining room light fixture! Love!

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  8. Can you please come over and decorate my house? Everything is so, so pretty!

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  9. Hi Elizabeth! I LOVE your home all decorated. Gorgeous! I was wondering - do you have a good source for tartan fabric? I have been looking for some for holiday decorating and can't seem to find anything. Thanks!

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  10. I want to come get cozy in your home! Really pretty and inviting, Elizabeth! I think one of my favorite little things is that pink tree with the plaid skirt. Unexpected and beautiful!

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  11. You little lover. This is gorgeous!!

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  12. Simply stunning...and oh so festive! Love your mantel and magnolia wreath...note to self...add more ribbon to my décor!

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  13. I love every single little bit of it Elizabeth! I don't know how you keep a traditional feel while still throwing in lots of fun colors and patterns but you do it beautifully. I need to go back and find a previous post about your entry way - I must have stared at that picture for ten minutes - LOVE it and have been looking for a similar bench for ages. Thanks for sharing your home and I hope you and your kiddos are feeling better!!

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  14. Gorgeous. I've love all the things you've done w/the ribbons. Your dining room colors are beautiful. You've got the suspended wreath thing going on - love it!

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  15. This tour made me so happy. Your decor is so colourful and vibrant. I felt like I was welcome in your home. That mantel is amazing; everything is beautiful! Superbly done.

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  16. Totally festive! I love the pink and red combo on the mantle - it looks wonderful and the details like the snowflake hung from the table lamp and those stunning deer antlers. Beautiful dining room, too!

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  17. SOOOOO FUN Elizabeth!!! I love it all, so colorful, filled with joy and happiness! Your tablescape is gorgeous with the mix of patterns and colors, and I love the pink and red combo! I think you are inspiring me to go colorful next Christmas. I'm on a mission to find some PINK Christmas decor after this Christmas. Thanks for sharing your beautiful home, I love it so much!!

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  18. What a wonderful home you have created. Herbie brings a smile! Your snowflakes are lovely, too! I want a collection like that.

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  19. I love all of the color you've incorporated in your holiday home! I think the dining room is my favorite - what is it about all of the dining rooms on the tour that have me at hello? Beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  20. It's spectacular Elizabeth!!! What a cozy and festive home!! I love it. My favorite is the bow on your tree...I adore that ribbon! Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas in that beautiful home!

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  21. Loved seeing your house decked for the holidays! So bright and fun, great job! I love your snowflakes. ;)
    Merry Christmas!

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  22. So so pretty! I love your red chandelier decked out for Christmas! And your fireplace….So good!
    Happy Holidays!

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  23. your house looks so so amazing! and love the idea of collecting something christmasy :)
    -- jackie @ jade and oak

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  24. Great job, Elizabeth! Everything looks beautiful....and I love the idea of everyone having their own collection. Very sweet!

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  25. Oh my gosh, Elizabeth, it's beautiful!! Love those fun colors you have going on, and your mantel, true LOVE!! The dining room with that chandelier couldn't be more fabulous! I'm feeling a tad smug, as today I described your style as fun, festive with a dose of hip traditional - you've got it! :)

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  26. Fantastic fireplace! I love the magnolia wreath and those ribbons are perfect there. Your home is beautiful for the holidays!

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  27. love, love that pink...especially mixed with the red. you did such a great job adding details everywhere. lovely!

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  28. Oh it is so happy and bright ... your girls must love all this!! Merry Christmas! xo

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  29. Ohhh! It looks magical!! I love it, it's so cosy and the night time pics are fabulously festive. What time shall I be there for the eggnog? Also, that plate on plate action is killin' me ;) xxx

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  30. LOVELY! You nailed it as always my dear. Such a playful twist on traditional. I love every shot!

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  31. Love all the color! Your mantle is by far my favorite, beautiful job lady :)

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  32. You need to audition for Santa's helper. This is so pretty and I love all of it. Of course the girls room is probably my favorite. Herbie is just killing me. Even the entry is picture perfect. Totally digging the red chandelier, too. Wonderful!!

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  33. Your mantle is GORGEOUS!! I love how festive the entire place is. Well done lady!!

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  34. The tour is beautiful! I love all of the special touches! I also loved seeing it all sparkle at night. :)

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  35. gorgeous!! I love the way you did the chandelier in the dining room and the mantle is to die for! So cute the bulbs on the antlers and those little balls on the pinecones! Perfection! Merry Christmas!!

    Laura

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  36. Love everything, especially the magnolia wreath and Herbie!! Two things... Amelia is a girl after my own heart with her Nutcracker collection...second, did you sneak up to Nell Hills and get that ribbon that's on your tree?? I bought the exact same ribbon last year and have use all 20 yards this Christmas...spooky I tell ya!!

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  37. Okay, I am late commenting by holy moly, your halls are decked and are looking so festively fabulous. I can see that 3 ladies (and 1 man) live here! Your girls must absolutely love this time of year--you clearly make it so visually special for them.

    P.S. I never noticed this before but where did you acquire all those yummy bamboo pieces (the side table, the fireplace screen)? It's delish.

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  38. Elizabeth….pour the wine I'll be right over! Starting with the foyer [which I am still in love with those walls] along with everything else you did a beautiful job! Happy Holidays!

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  39. Beautiful, Elizabeth! And if I were really coming in to get warm, I'd take the gin. ;) Happy Holidays!!

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  40. Elizabeth, your home is so warm and inviting and your decorations are beautiful! love your collections and your kids touches around the house. ( I really miss that!) Happy Holidays dear one, and I hope all your wishes come true. xoxo Nancy

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  41. Your home is just perfect Elizabeth! In love with your mantle and the stag head update! Love the Dining room too! Your so Christmas ready, I know it will be a great one for sure!

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  42. This is the definition of Merry & Bright! Love. It. All! Merry Christmas!

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  43. Now that is some fun decor! Festive but not fussy - love it. I also broke out the plaid this year and love the lodge feel that it gives the place. Your collection - and your daughter's - is so cute! I collected teddy bear ornaments as a child, and when I started traveling as an adult I picked them up as souvenirs. So now I have teddy bear ornaments from Russia, Scotland, Holland, France and more.

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  44. Wow, Elizabeth! That mantel is super gorgeous, and I love Herbie's makeover!! Merry Christmas to you and yours lady!!

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  45. oh my gosh- how perfect- i'm in love.
    merry christmas!
    xm

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  46. Oh! Your tour is so pretty! I love the antlers with the bulbs on them! Thanks so much for all the inspiration!

    Merry Christmas!
    karianne

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  47. Oh Elizabeth it looks so so good! Love that red chandelier and I'll definitely grab some gin. Haha.

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  48. Beautiful! Love all the pretty colors. Your mantel is gorgeous!

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  49. Love your home and decorating! I like a lot of color, too!

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  50. I have seen a door decorated to look pretty similar. Idea was from OMG Doors.

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  51. I love a good tour & I really enjoyed seeing your beautiful home all decked out for Christmas. Thank you for sharing it with us!

    Warmly, MIchelle

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  52. Oh, Elizabeth!!! Your home is positively exquisite!! Every single detail is pure Christmas perfection! I want to curl up amidst all of those snowflakes and have some gin, err... a cup of hot chocolate!! :)

    XOXO,
    The Glam Pad

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  53. Your home has so much detail in the decorating already and then you top it off with Christmas decorating and WOW! Everything looks amazing. I love the bright pops of color you have with your ornaments in your home and beautiful wreaths and Christmas plates... really everything. Great job!

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  54. One of my favorite Christmas home tours ever! So festive and warm! And a great mix of traditional and unexpected. The mantel and wreath are my favorites...just beautiful!

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  55. So many pretty things to see! (I especially love the Christmas pink.) Wonderful tour!

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  56. Love your tour Elizabeth. I just cant get enough of your entryway. Gets me everytime! I cant even begin with that fireplace. So So pretty. Thanks for sharing my friend.

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  57. It's so pretty AND happy!!! I absolutely love every single thing. How could anyone not have such a happy, festive Christmas here? Amazing job as always, Elizabeth! Merry Christmas!!

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  58. I don't even know where to start - it's all so pretty and perfect! Every little detail just makes me want to swoon! SO beautiful!! Merry Christmas!

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  59. Holy Moly Elizabeth! Your home looks so festive and beautiful! I love the touches of pink...and NO! There is no such thing as too much ribbon! XO

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  61. Well I'm now drooling all. over. the place :D Stunning, extraordinary, breathtaking. Definitely nailed it!

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  62. This is just gorgeous and gave me so much inspiration -- thank you! *heads straight to Pinterest to Follow*

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