I’m so excited to be here sharing with some of my favorite blog friends for the 2016 Christmas Tour of Homes sponsored by Marty at A Stroll Thru Life.
Today is Day One and there are 30 inspiring holiday homes on this tour! At the end of the post is the entire schedule with links to each blog post! So, please, stop by and visit the other homes on today’s lineup! If you are here from Haneen’s, “Welcome”! I’m so glad to have you here!
This year, I’ve decided to spread my home tour out over the entire week! It’s just way too many photos for one post. So, for today, I’m sharing my newly updated master bedroom and my dining room.
So, here’s what I’ve been teasing you about for the past month! A little update in the master, that I absolutely love! The buffalo check on the headboard is my favorite thing – no wait, the wood bead chandelier is my favorite thing – wait, the faux wood plank wallpaper is my favorite thing!
I have way to many favorites in this space and I’ll be sharing them in detail with you in a separate post, but today’s let’s focus on Christmas! The Noel sign above the headboard is a sign I made a few years ago. It’s simple and I thought it looked great with all of the warm grays in the room.
The toile pillow covers are from Pottery Barn. My youngest got me a gift card to Pottery Barn for my birthday and I used it to purchase these gorgeous covers. They are reversible to a pretty gray and red plaid!
Here is one of two nightstands that began as basic Ikea Rast dressers – you can see the transformation HERE. I purchased the wooden stockings a few years ago. The cuff part is chalkboard and I used a chalk paint pen to write our names on them. I just tied them onto the lamp bases on the nightstands.
The tree in the corner is vintage! I picked it up at a local thrift shop. At one time it was white, but now it has a pretty patina that had me at HELLO when I saw it! I won’t tell you what Mark said about it, but it really wasn’t complimentary! I think it’s charming with white lights, paper banner, gray and white ornaments, and silhouette cutouts that I sell in my Etsy shop.
Here’s a little vignette on the dresser. A sheet music wreath, vintage style light up house from TJ Maxx and a framed piece of vintage Christmas sheet music – all blend well with the vintage Christmas tree.
Here’s a better look at the tree! Can you believe I got the wood star ornament from an Ace Hardware Store! You never know where you’ll find great Christmas decor!
Now let’s move on to my Christmas dining room!
You may notice my rug is missing! We moved it out for the holidays. When my dad comes over, it’s easier to push his wheelchair right up to the table without a sisal rug!
One of my favorite things in this room is the moss advent wreath that I made for the table. I set it on a tin cake stand and filled the center with red apples.
I tied Lindsay Letters pewter ornaments from Mary & Martha to each candle. You can purchase them HERE. There are four different ornaments and are sold separately.
Here’s a closer look at the nativity on my dresser/sideboard. I picked up this simple nativity set last year at Costco of all places! The tall, branched candlesticks are from HomeGoods. They are simple, yet dramatic!
The ladies at our church had a craft night a few weeks ago and I taught them to make these little “Joy to the World” banners! I hung mine on the latch to the corner cupboard.
The next photos are some detail shots of the shelves and bar cart that you saw in the first dining room shot. This arrangement is something I did a few Christmas’s ago – three mini cyprus trees and red apples in a vintage enamelware basin. The little cowboy boots were my son’s when he was little.
It’s such a little thing, but I love this pinecone! It was an ornament one of my boys made in Sunday School when he was a toddler! I got a package of the red “wish” gift tags at Marshall’s.
These little woodland animals were just a few dollars at Target! I paired them with a tiered paper snowflake Christmas tree and tucked them all under a glass cloche!
Thanks so much for stopping by today to see part one of my Christmas home tour. Tomorrow, I’ll be back to share my Christmas living room and kitchen! Then, on Wednesday I’ll be sharing my Christmas Screen Porch! So, I hope you’ll stop back! Here’s a sneak peek of my living room –
The next stop for today’s Tour of Homes is Nesting With Grace! I love Brooke’s style and I know you will too! And, below is the full Christmas Home Tour Schedule! A special thanks to Marty for putting this tour together – xoxo!
Monday – Dec 5
Common Ground – Debra
Life on Virginia Street – Sarah
Decor To Adore – Laura
Haneens Haven – Haneen
Hymns & Verses – Doreen
Nesting With Grace – Brooke
Tuesday – Dec 6
Cuckoo4Design – Julia
It All Started With Paint -Linda
Pink Peppermint Design – Tammy
Remodelando La Casa – Christina
Simple Details – Pam
Decorating Delirium – Jennifer
Wednesday – Dec 7
21 Rosemary Lane -Barbara
Lynzy & Co. – Lindsay
A Stroll Thru Life – Marty
The Chronicles of Home – Jennifer
Design Post Interiors – Beth
Thursday – Dec 8
Thrifty and Chic – Alicia
Our Southern Home – Christy
Setting For Four – Heather
Life and Home @ 2102 – Vel
Dimples & Tangles – Jennifer
Fri – Dec 9
Inspiration For Moms – Laura
Far Above Rubies – Anita
The House of Silver Lining – Shauna
Duke Manor Farms – Laura
Rain On A Tin Roof – Jenna
Beautiful, Doreen. I am now considering plank wallpaper. Thanks so much for sharing…..can’t wait to see the living room. 😉
Laura Ingalls Gunn
Oh Doreen your tour, as always, is so inspiring! I adore all of the wonderful touches in your bedroom. Oh that wood chandelier! The toile pillow covers are beautiful and your tree is a delight. My hubby is not one for vintage, patina or shabby either. 🙂 Thank you for sharing your creativity!
everything looks awesome, doreen! i love the apples you used for a natural touch, and those wooden animals from target give me major heart eyes!
Wow just wow! Your bedroom stole my heart and the beautiful advent wreath makes me think of home in Germany! Merry Christmas
I love the simple elegance of your style. And that vintage tree is fabulous! Everything is just beautiful 🙂
Oh my, your bedroom is wonderful. I love the chandy and that headboard is to die for. So gorgeous and your dining room is amazing. I love each and every little detail. Thanks so much for joining the tours, your home is always so pretty and filled with so much inspiration.
So pretty! Nice job on the master! I just ordered that stag pillow cover and the matching stockings based on your picture…can’t wait to get them! Beautiful and Merry Christmas!
To think that you mentioned about a week ago or so that you weren’t sure which direction to take just yet, I am super lovin’ this Direction you did take!!!! Love the calm and collected feel of the rooms especially that all gray bedroom! Your home truly belongs in a magazine Doreen and I can’t wait to see more! So honored to share this home tour with you dear! Cheers!
Your comment totally made my day!!! I’ll be over to visit your home soon! I’m way behind on my visits this week!
So many fun details! Love that star above your fireplace and the pops of the fresh pines- I can smell them from here! Great to be on this tour with you.
Thanks so much, Brooke! I’ll be over to visit your home soon! I’m way behind with my visits this week!!!
so beautiful, Doreen! I love your Christmas decor and that Buffalo Check headboard is absolutely amazing!
Thanks so much, Debra! I’ll be over to check out your tour! I’m so running behind with my visits!
Oh Doreen!! Everything is so beautiful! I love your decorating style and love it all!!! I get so excited for these tours and yours is always one of my absolute favorites! Thank you for sharing!:)
Awe – thanks so, so much Cindy! That means a lot because there are a LOT of beautiful homes to tour this time of year! Merry Christmas!
Absolutely lovely! Would you mind sharing the source for the snowflake tree under the cloche?
Hi, Dc! I actually got mine at a local shop. I actually have three of them – two larger ones on the top shelf with the houses. I was able to find a set of four at Target online. The price is reasonable for the entire set (I probably paid more buying three separate ones). Here’s the link: http://www.target.com/p/white-paper-decorative-christmas-trees-4ct/-/A-51602661?ref=tgt_adv_XS000000&AFID=google_pla_df&CPNG=PLA_Seasonal+Shopping&adgroup=SC_Seasonal&LID=700000001170770pgs&network=g&device=c&location=9006782&gclid=CjwKEAiAg5_CBRDo4o6e4o3NtG0SJAB-IatYxY1fn-X1RImoZe4eU9kkq_CXrmBwDNF1oqW0qWqacxoCQ_jw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds
Pam @ Simple Details
Your tours are always beautiful Doreen! That chandelier in your bedroom is amazing and all your fresh greens ~ so pretty! Loved the peek at your living room, too!
Thanks, Pam! I longed for that chandy for two years until I finally bit the bullet and got it! I do love it in the room! Thanks for your sweet words and have a Merry Christmas!
Your home is just stunning, and that bedroom, I am swooning over the music covered Christmas tree! Fabulous!
Thanks so, so much, Jenna!
doreen, i love it all. your special memories incorporated into your holiday decorating makes it even more special and beautiful. love the changes you have made to your bedroom. Happy Holidays to you and your family.
Thanks so much, Laura! Treasure those littles of yours while they are little – I know you do! Merry Christmas!
Loving your Christmas decor and your new faux planked wall. I know I love my wall, too.
Kim – I love it! Mine was from Wallpaper Direct. I thought about running it horizontally, but had to tackle this project by myself and knew it would be a pain! I do love the look and absolutely adore yours with the white washed finish! It makes such a big difference doesn’t it!
Laura @ Inspiration for Moms
I love your home! You had me at the beautiful gray bedroom and those Joy to the World banners. Love it all. Merry Christmas to you and yours.
Thanks so, so much Laura! Merry Christmas!
Simply beautiful, Doreen! Love the chandelier in your bedroom and of course, the headboard. Your home is always so warm and inviting. I love it during Christmas!
Thanks so much, Cristina! Merry Christmas!!!
Christy @ Our Southern Home
What a lovely home. That wallpaper is so realistic. You really did a wonderful job on the natural arrangements in your dining area! Merry Christmas!
Thanks so much, Christy! Merry Christmas!
Shirley@ Housepitality Designs
All so very beautiful Doreen!…..Love the music tree!
I just love your bedroom! The buffalo check headboard is fabulous! Love your toile pillows because deer are my fave!A neighbor gave me their white tree and I was expecting sparkling white and was so disapointed when it ended up being faded and yelloish. I never even took it out of the box. But now I see yours and it looks amzing!
Your home looks amazing Doreen! Merry Christmas!!