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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Holiday Home Tour 2016

Welcome to our home!

Chloe Crabtree has put together 20 bloggers who are sharing their homes in their holiday finest!  There is a list at the end of the post of every participant in this blog hop.  Please give them a visit and find lots of inspiration for the season.

Grab a cup of coffee or a glass of wine and settle in.  My post is pretty lengthy.  Here's our living room almost finished for the season.

The tree is a fresh one that we pick out every year the day after Thanksgiving and as soon as it is delivered, we get busy decorating it. 

I've never exactly fallen in love with a tree skirt, but I do like this one, so it's the one we use. 

These small stuffed pheasants and feather sprays give it a bit of a natural feel. 

And there's several nods to departed pets. 

This trio of topiaries joins a pair of vintage skaters.

On the block front chest, this old faux bois vase holds an assortment of twigs and berries.

Across the room, this armoir gets some fake poinsettias and fir trees.  I'm never very much in love with fake, but there is no way I'm climbing up there to water.

For just a bit of whimsy, I added one glass ornament to the rack.

And here, a simple poinsettia graces the end table.

I tried something different this year on the mantel.  It's not my favorite treatment I've ever done here, but a friend gave me permission to cut some magnolia leaves, and I really wanted to use them here. 

Just down the hallway, these antique dog sconces got some simple red bows.

This guy doesn't look too thrilled, but secretly he loves it. 

At the foot of the steps sits the nativity set and a stenciled mirror.

Come to the dining room.  This is set for an intimate dinner with a stuffed pheasant in greens for the centerpiece.

This chest holds a couple of deer in a woodland setting.

The buffet gets a simple treatment of a woodland Santa and some greens.

In a corner, Mr. Pressed Pants' cane collection has just one simple bow.

The entryway holds my nutcracker collection and the Staffordshire dogs are surrounded with greens.

The kitchen gets just a few little flourishes.

One of which is this pedestal filled with a forest of trees and a Fitz and Floyd deer. 

The keeping room is sparked up a bit with these hooked Santa pillows.

Even a beautiful carved mirror looks better with a bit of greenery.

And so does this trophy.

My mother cross stitched this for me years ago and I'll treasure it forever.

The hallway powder room is a tiny room but has lots of opportunity for decoration.

My Daddy made these tin angel sconces.  More precious treasures!

Trees, hand towels, vintage children's books, and glitter villages all are put on the corner shelves.

And some hand towels.

The other powder room had it's share of fluffing, too.

My favorite little black forest bird wears a spiffly little bowtie. 

Last stop is the bar.  These wonderful cut out Santas were cut by my Daddy and painted by my mom.  They were a handy pair!  

Here's the look of the French shelves.

And the counter behind the bar gets ready for a little get together. 

Can you tell we love Springer Spaniels?  

Here's the list of bloggers on this blog hop.  Spend a few minutes each day this week visiting these wonderful bloggers!






        Panoply | Farm House40 | Celebrate & Decorate | Major HoffTakes A Wife 


 Tablescape Thursday 

Dishing It and Digging It (Sun.)

Inspire Me Monday

The Scoop (Mon.)

Inspire Me Tuesday

Home Sweet Home (Fri.)

Feathered Nest Friday

Foodie Friday

Wow Us Wednesday

Monday Funday

Make It Pretty Monday

Amaze Me Mondays

Merry Mondays Link Party

Celebrate It Sunday

Sundays At Home

Share It One More Time (Sat.)

Share Your Style (Thurs.)


  1. Linda, I love your assortment of antler goodies for the table. Your Ballard napkins are so handsome with the addition of the monogram. What a great little placecard with your 3-D stag. I have the same set of antler napkin rings that I found in a shop in Blowing Rock. I love me some plaid too :)
  2. Linda, I think we are all loving plaid, it is so festive. The antler dishes are beautiful along with those Ballard napkins. Love all of your tablesettings! Wishing you a joy-filled day!
  3. Linda, all of your place setting are beautiful with your antler dishes. I am adoring your pretty monogrammed pretty! It has been so much fun being a part of the blog hop. I hope that you have a wonderful and blessed day!!!
  4. Linda, I really like how you've taken your inspiration and created the several looks that can take you from fall all the way through winter. Although not as many, you'll see I've done something similar in my seasonal tablescapes.
    The antler dishes are great (yikes to storage, though!), and the glassware, chargers (love them all, esp. the bird's eye maple!), flatware, and textiles...the seemingly endless combinations are a tablescaper's dream come true. And those little name card adhesives are just great. Really nice inspiration here, thanks for sharing and demonstrating all the possibilities.
    Rita C at Panoply
  5. Wow antler everything! I love that you couldn't wait to play and had to try out so many antler possibilities! Perfect from November through the winter months. Love the napkin rings and place cards too!
  6. Your table is antler heaven! You are so creative and mix patterns, colors and textures so well. Those etched glasses are fabulous! I love both plaid tables and all your accessories.
  7. Love your creativity! Every detail is fabulous and I am smitten with your antler and plaid theme.
  8. The antler theme is so cute. I love your place cards! What an awesome idea. Thanks for sharing on the Tablescape Blog Hop.
  9. Those lidded antler dishes are stunning! I would love to add those to my dish collection (and my husband would have my head). The tables you have set with these lovely dishes, and all of the elements like the monogrammed napkins your incorporated are just perfect. Thank you for being a part of the Holiday Tablescape Blog Hop!
  10. That lidded antler covered bowl is a fabulous piece! ...and just perfect for your antler themed table setting! You have a great eye for detail and have assembled some lovely, unique pieces for the tablescape! The napkins are gorgeous, too! :) ~Rhonda
  11. Linda, the plaid is lovely. Loving your antler collections. The covered dish is beautiful. Great name place holders you created. How special to have those napkins monogrammed. Beautiful table for the holidays. I hope you come by to see my magical tablescape. P.S. You might want to update everyone's links to their holiday blog hop. Merry Christmas.
  12. Oh, I so enjoyed seeing all the ways you can use those fantastic antler lidded bowls! It's so great seeing multiple tablescape ideas all in one post. You have so many terrific stag-head accessories which would have gone perfectly with the table I did - too bad we don't live closer ;) I love the idea you had for the placecards and those napkin rings and glasses are wonderful. I adore those bark-look chargers and know the feeling of "addiction" in that regard!
  13. You are so timely with the antlers! I love adding your monogram to the napkins. I am all about linen, plaid, and monograms. Great tables! sheila
  14. I love all of your different options you've created with those amazing antlers! SO many fabulous choices! I loved the etched glasses with the plaid setting and I have the same cream flatware! Oh and my favorite thing is definitely the monogrammed napkin!
  15. I just love your woodsy, natural table and the antlers are gorgeous! I am inspired. Hope you have a happy holiday.
  16. I am loving this rustic and woodsy table and those napkin rings are really catching my eye. Beautiful table!
  17. You had me at antlers. I adore them, and your bowl is a show-stopper! Love your entire antler gorgeous! And the stag glasses. Swoon! I would love to sit down to this beautiful table. Such fun playing with you this week!
  18. I am totally vibing on deer this year too! the plates and dishes you have that are deer themed are so cute. those wood charges though...amazing!
  19. Those wood chargers with your dinner plates is gorgeous. The deer theme is great. Wonderful job.
  20. I absolutely love the pretty neutral colors on your table. The deer theme is so much fun for the holidays! And the wooden chargers add a little but of rustic prettiness. Kudos to you!!!
  21. I love the antler accents, especially on the dishes!
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