Merry Christmas!! I can officially say that now that we are a week into December. Christmas is my most favorite holiday I feel a little like Buddy the Elf maybe it’s the sweets or perhaps the magic of Santa, undoubtedly the birth of Jesus sets me aflame! How do you not love the birth of baby sent to save us from ourselves!
This first week of December has been a whirlwind of decorating for The Junior League of Columbus Holiday Home Tour. Shooting an enjoyable blog post with the fabulous Candace Read stylist and influencer for her blog Live, Love, Read, a magnificent master bathroom project finishing next week, and a beautiful spread in Dublin Life- City Scene Magazine! What a blessing of a week, I felt so humbled and honored to work with such great people.
I am so excited to share with you the six great homes over the next week from The Junior League of Columbus Holiday Home Tour. Our homeowners are not only great host they also were great decorators! Each home on our tour was Santa ready for a great Charity.
The Junior League of Columbus is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.
We will start with my very own home from the front door. The pots are from Front Gate, and they are my favorite for the height and accessibility. Now for the winters here in Ohio, nothing grows, so we do tons of greenery in pots I like to add in some artificial stems and such for a little whimsy. Believe it or not, the ivy has grown since this summer.
The wreath on my front door was a white fur wreath, but for the tour, Rose Bredl Florist donated a magnificent live wreath of Magnolia leaves so very beautiful! Wait until you see the centerpieces in my kitchen and dining they are amazing!
Oh, Christmas Tree…
This year for our foyer tree I switched it up a little from our Peacock theme.
I wanted something with lots of sparkles and a little less color to let the color of my new dining room design blossom.
I know you haven’t seen the dining room yet let’s just say it’s blooming fantastic and perfectly my personality.
Y’all know how I feel about creating a home for you and not your neighbors. A home should tell your story.
When I decorate a tree, I always pick my ribbons.
First I like three fabrics on my trees. This tree was meant to inspire gifts of sparkle wonder if my hubby got the hint, maybe a new shiny something.
Our family room tree holds the family ornament’s and began with gold like last year, but I really needed some color adding in the Tartan Plaid and Turquoise was just the edit.
After the ribbon, I move to the garland then oversized ornaments.
Setting an elegant table sets the tone for your favorite dinner conversation.
There are few things I love more at Christmas that using my china that has been passed down from my husband’s great-grandmother and will continue to live on with tradition in McKenzie and Addison’s home someday.
Oh, I forget y’all have not seen the new additions of floral wallpaper and high gloss Bermuda Sea in my dining room! I completed this back in September.
I love the way the place feels under the blooms and new chandeliers.
The kitchen always seems to be the place we gather as a family making Christmas cookies, cooking Christmas Eve dinner is a family affair everyone has their recipes for family favorites.
The island is the perfect landing spot for this beautiful Magnolia centerpiece I love the height of this arrangement from Rose Bredl.
Every year we make a new piece of pottery with the girl’s hands and feet, although now their feet are a little too big, sad mamma moment. They’re growing up.
Bringing the outdoors in is so easy and adds a great scent of the season to your décor. Grab some fresh greenery from your local nursery or your yard!
Clip pine, fir, magnolia leaves, holly all make great additions to decorating. I converted my laundry into Mrs. Claus’s wrapping station.
Be sure to cut your greenery at a 45-degree angle and soak in room temp water for a few hours before dressing. This one step will help your holiday greens last!
Taking dinner outdoors in December is not an option here in Ohio, but having a Spiced Cider fireside now that makes this Southern girl giddy.
Join me in the 12 Days of Christmas for beautifully decked halls! Hope you’re inspired to fly with stylish Christmas sparkle! Merry Christmas my sweet friends!