Monday, December 16, 2013

~Holiday Home Tour 2013~

With only a little over a week left until Christmas, I can finally say I'm done with all my decorating.  I'm not sure why it took me so long this year, but there were a few setbacks and other things going on, so it was a very slow process.  I hope you enjoy the tour.  xoxo K.

I decided to add red into my decor this year and the tree in the living room is filled with red and white vintage ornaments along with some vintage clip-on candle holders.  I placed it in an olive bucket sitting on an old sled.

If you'd like to see how I decorated my mantel this year you can go here.

I draped a cedar garland  down the staircase this year.

I didn't get very many photos of my kitchen due to the lighting not ever being right, but here are a few.

Our second tree is sitting through the french doors in between our entry and dining room.

Mostly greens were added in this room and I love my French mangle cloth table runner on the table along with an old dough bowl filled with mercury glass candles, ornaments and pinecones along with some vintage green bottles filled with simple berries.

I made most of the ornaments hanging on this tree.

As we head upstairs to the bedroom you will find similar decor.

 If you'd like to see more of my mannequinn with her angel wings, you can go here and to see more of the French tin tart ornaments that I made you can find them here.

And last, but not least is the bathroom to end the tour.  You can see more by clicking here.

Well, I hope I didn't lose any of you and I'm still wanting to share a couple more vignettes around my home and a few outside photos as well.  Thanks for joining me!

Linking with:
Coastal Charm's Home Tour Party
The Scoop
Wow us Wednesdays
Treasure Hunt Thursday
Be Inspired Friday
Feathered Nest Friday
Shabbilicious Friday
Party Junk


74 comments:

  1. It is all so very beautiful Kathleen! Thank you for inviting us in.

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  2. Wow, stunning! I'm in love with your Christmas home :) Absolutely beautiful!! Holiday greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

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  3. As I follow your blog, I have always admired, and loved, your sense of style and décor. Your Christmas home is gorgeous.

    Thanks for sharing through blogging.

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  4. I am a foodie, but just had to say both your decoration and decor are lovely. Very festive.

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  5. One word - amazing! You did it again - as usual!
    Kelly

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  6. Oh, Kathleen, I LOVE your home and style and my oh my the Christmas decor just adds to it. I adore the tree in the bucket on the old sled. The shape of that tree is what I want to find. The other tree is stunning. I truly believe your home needs to be shared in a magazine.

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  7. You create such beautiful spaces. I love it all!!

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  8. Your home is so, so beautiful Kathleen!!! Each and every little thing is just perfect! Merry Christmas!!

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  9. One word... GORGEOUS!!!! Love the tree behind your couch!

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  10. Oh my word your house looks AWESOME - I love every single detail - oh how absolutely gorgeous!

    WELL DONE!!

    A very merry Christmas to you - enjoy it in that beautiful home of yours. WOW.

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  11. Wow! Awesome decorating. Thanks for the tour! Merry Christmas.

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  12. My words can't express how lovely I think you house is. I am going to be switching my guest room to a creative space soon and I am taking away a few ideas from this post.

    Now that you are done decorating, just savor the holiday.

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  13. Beautiful and lovely, as always, Kathleen:) And, well worth the wait! Happy holidays to you and your family.

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  14. Kathleen, I think I have enjoyed your decorations more than any others. It is so simply done but it can't be denied that it is Christmas. All your touches are so perfect. I see now that I have pinned quite a few of your things, not knowing whose they were so I guess I just like your style. I have a little screened pie safe just like yours. It certainly deserves to be in the kitchen, it is on the back porch now. Thanks for the inspirations..Happy Monday..Judy

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  15. Hi....I love your home,is beauthiful....every things are perfects...kiss!
    A nice day.
    Serena

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  16. Hi Kathleen. I thought I was following you but I was mistaken. So now I am. I would love it if you could stop by the Cottage for a visit..Happy Monday..Judy

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  17. Perfectly elegant! Love everything you did!!

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  18. Well..... you've certainly inspired me to rush home this evening (after work) and start the prettying. In fact I may even take a few pics myself. Thank you for showing your fabulous home, and I must add your wonderful sense of style. So glad I found your blog. Merry Christmas Frances

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  19. Well.... you've certainly inspired me to rush home (after work) and get my decorating under way. Truly an inspirational home and such natural beauty. I'm so glad I found your blog. Thanks for sharing. I think I may even try to post some pics when I've finished.... I've only just returned to blogging so need to get back into the swing. Merry Christmas, Frances x

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  20. omg !!!! what to say...your home is simple, beautiful, cozy, fresh, charming,...awesome...did I say beautiful!!!!! love the simple touches of red, mercury glass, ironstone......your home is just right...not too stark, not too cluttered.........simply beautiful! Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas !

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  21. A Christmas dream ~ everything is so beautiful!

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  22. Kristen, everything is beautiful! Can you tell me about your experiences with fresh garland? I love the garland adorning your bannister - can you tell me what it is? It drapes so beautifully. When do you typically put fresh garland up and do you do anything to keep it fresh? I decided to try it this year, but I put it up about a week ago and it is already starting to get crispy and it's looking pretty sad. I put lights in it, so even though they are indoor/outdoor, I didn't want to risk spritzing it with water. I'm guessing that if you wish to use fresh greenery, decorating weeks ahead of time isn't an option - do you find that to be the case?

    Thanks,

    Kaille

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  23. Your home is so, so lovely!! Your use of greens throughout your home is absolutely stunning!! Perfectly appointed.
    Mary Alice

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  24. Your home looks beautiful, Kathleen! I love how everything just flows so well together. Your home is beautiful to begin with so your Christmas decorations just enhance what is already there!

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  25. Just glorious! I should take so long in creating such beauty. Studying all the details of your amazing home and even creating a Pinterest board in your honor. Lovely lovely lovely

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  26. It's feel like I'm visiting your house right now.

    Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for a Happy New Year!
    Bring you Good wishes of happiness.

    Sorry for greeting you earlier,, just don't want miss saying this.
    By the way, I'm Clotee. It's my first time visiting your blog. I am blogger too, and now try my best luck to open an e-shop. Nice to know you.

    Regards,
    Clotee

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  27. HoLiDay Greetings Kathleen!*!*!
    Thank YOU soooo much for sharing your H*O*M*E HoLiDay PIcs!!! YOU are such a talented Lady!!! Soooo many vignettes to LoVe!*!*! My "2" Top Favorites would be the ChiPPy-White Shutters with Candelabra & Trees... AND In the Kitchen where you have the Mirror & Small Cabinet...
    Hugs - Jeanine Burkhardt

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  28. Very soft and subtle, and yet so homey and inviting! I would love to have a cup of tea in this home! (Well, in a way I did! Without leaving my own home!)

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  29. Its beautiful and feels so french country living. Are the chairs around your dining table the new linen ones from World Market? Or maybe they are vintage. The red really adds Christmas to your gentle palette.

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  30. Merry Christmas Kathleen!
    Your home is just stunning, you did a wonderful job, thank you!

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  31. oh the Christmas tree on the old sleigh in the olive bucket is killing me...soooo cute! Christine from Little Brags

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  32. Oh my Kathleen,
    It is just fabulous...cozy, thoughtful, full of character and charm, the bannister is so lovely...the boxwood wreath and grain sack...sigh...just such a perfect level of red...absolutely delightful, my friend. You are not only blessed with such a pretty house, but with an amazing gift for making into a home that is peaceful, and oh so beautiful and comfy!

    May your Christmas and New Year be filled with joy, peace, love, hope, and, of course, some good ol' FUN!!
    Love and hugs,
    Becky

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  33. I love your home, it is so gorgeous! I love your style! Merry Christmas!

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  34. Your home is just gorgeous, Kathleen. You did a beautiful job decorating for Christmas. I just love it all- xo Diana

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  35. Simply beautiful! Thanks for giving us a glimpse of your home!

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  36. Kathleen, your home and Christmas decorations are exquisite. Thank you so much for sharing and Happy Holidays, Ardith

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  37. Really lovely, every nook and cranny!!!

    xo Kat

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  38. Tres Chic, warm and inviting. Merry Christmas Kathleen

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  39. sigh...so lovely kathleen. i really must return for another visit. i adore every little thing. ;)

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  40. So warm and inviting! Merry Christmas....xox

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  41. Well, it was well worth the wait! I had to be out of town on family business for three weeks from just before Thanksgiving so I can empathize with being behind the curve! But everything in your house in just lovely. You do such a good job of making "in" decor, the angel wings, the olive buckets, etc., yours and blending it with your wonderful vintage and antique pieces. I['m alerting my sister to your blog. She will also swoon. Thanks for sharing.

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  42. Wow! So gorgeous and stunning!!! Love all the special details! :) Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas! xo Holly

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  43. Oh my, everything is so nicely done! Thanks for sharing your stunning home with your readers. Happy holidays!

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  44. Your home is so inspiring! I am your newest follower! Merry Christmas xx

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  45. This is just so beautiful!!! Your style is everything I love Kathleen. Your Christmas decor is gorgeous!

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  46. Kathleen
    Your holiday home tour is divine my sweet friend!! Merry Christmas to you and your lovely family

    xoxo
    Kate

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  47. Every detail is perfect! I love it all...thank you for taking the time to share!

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  48. Kathleen,
    Thank you for sharing your beautiful Christmas home tour at my party. You have such great taste in decorating and it all looks outstanding. Merry Christmas to you and your family!!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  49. C'est un petit paradis, du rêve , merci de ce joli partage féerique !

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  50. Kathleen your home looks so beautiful! I love the simplicity and elegance!Love your tree on your antique sled too!
    xx
    Anne

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  51. Thank you for opening your home for us to tour! I am completely smitten with the warm embrace you have achieved here!
    Your trees are stunning!
    Merry Christmas!

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  52. oh Kathleen, I don't think I've ever seen your home look more beautiful. I'm hearing a collective sigh in blogland!

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  53. Your home is amazing for the holidays! I loved the red bookstack with the pinecones and greenery around it on the shelf--so pretty.

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  54. It doesn't matter how many times I see you on all the linky parties I just don't grow tired of your looking once again at your amazing home.

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  55. Your home is sooo lovely. It's my alter-ego home. We all have that home in mind that if we didn't have ours, we'd have... I think yours is mine! Thanks for the tour and the inspiration. Merry Christmas.

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  56. Everything is so lovely.
    I love that first tree with the red ornaments on the sled.
    I like it when you can clearly see the ornaments.
    Merry Christmas and all the best in the New Year.
    Denise

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  57. You have a beautiful home! I love all the Christmas touches.

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  58. So, so, soooooooooo serene & beautiful! Merry Christmas!

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  59. Your tree in the living room is beautiful. Is it a real tree? Did you do some pruning to it to get it so lacy and airy?

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  60. wow, i am your 3.000 follower ;)
    a very nice blog!
    wish you a mery christmas
    greatings
    manu from germany

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  61. You have created such a beautiful setting! It's so simple but filled with warmth and charm.

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  62. Absolutely beautiful! Merry Christmas!

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  63. want to wish you a very Merry Christmas! xoox, tracie

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  64. what a wonderful post!!!! Wishing you all the best for 2014.

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  65. Absolutely beautiful Love the tree sitting on the sled!!! Your home is full of charm, warmth and character!!

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  66. Awesome! Gorgeous! Breathtaking! I could go on and on! I am so happy to have happened onto your blog from "Notforgotten Farm" with Lori.....who is a wonderful designer too. I have so enjoyed my tour of your wonderful tastefully decorated home! The tree in the living room decorated in reds...is it real.?
    It's just gorgeous! Thanks so much for an amazing tour.
    Hugs Marg.

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