Christmas Home Tour: Part 1

I’m not sure if it’s a sign of wisdom or laziness… Truly I think I had an epiphany, and how fitting since it is Christmas- the celebration of God sending His Son, Jesus Christ, to the world for the salvation of mankind!

You see, I used to undecorate while I decorated for Christmas. This meant putting away my décor to bring out the plethora of Christmas accents that I had amassed over the years. I even put away fine china and everyday dishes to make room for the Christmas version. Yes, the china too!DSC02625

Since we began a home makeover earlier this year, I decided that this Christmas I’m all in- I’m not just having a coastal themed tree; I’m keeping it all coastal! It’s been a creative rush finding new accents that are a departure from the traditional red and green.

Basically, I’ve kept it simple:

  1. Put an ornament {or a few} in it.
  2. Throw some lights on it.
  3. Hang a garland on it.

Here’s Part 1 of the results. Enjoy!

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Something so simple as not putting away my beloved shell collection makes me happy!

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I love mixing rustic jute with copper glam. And you just can’t beat a hammered finish.

 

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The two-tiered basket serves as the kitchen table centerpiece and continues to collect baubles and shells.

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Wrapped gifts on display also bring a festive flair!

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Pottery Barn coral and starfish appliqué stockings.

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The morning sunlight kisses the metallic fabric of a favorite throw pillow!

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Bathroom swag! The toile wallpaper is the only remnant of a once dominantly red interior.

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I intermingled a glass- beaded garland with the Pottery Barn bay leaf garland.

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A little shimmer to please the cook while her stew simmers!

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Battery operated LED lights on a driftwood star.

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A basket of lit snowballs placed near the Jack Russell’s bed.

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Handcrafted driftwood ornaments trigger memories of wonderful strolls on the beach!

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Giving is beautiful, especially when it comes from the heart!

Thanking God in heaven for His perfect gift is my pursuit during this month-long celebration. May we all overflow with thanksgiving!

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4 Comments

  1. Sandra Cowley says:

    I love your decorations. Pottery Barn is definitely my favorite store and you have used the items so well. Beautifully Christmas decor home.

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  2. Laura Spiers says:

    I love it!!! Especially the grout in the kitchen, its perfect! Haha! Its been such a busy Christmas this year that the only decorations on my tree are my winnings from Harbor and Home!!!

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