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2016 Christmas Home Tour – Part 1

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.

2016 Christmas Home Tour

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.

2016 Christmas Tour - bedroom

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!

2016 Christmas Tour - bedroom

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.

2016 Christmas Tour - bedroom

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!

2016 Christmas Tour - bedroom nightstand

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.

2016 Christmas Tour - dresser and tree

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.

2016 Christmas Tour - Dresser Vignette

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.

2016 Christmas Tour - Vintage White 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!

2016 Christmas Tour - Dining Room

Now let’s move on to my Christmas dining room!

2016 Christmas Tour - 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!

2016 Christmas Tour - Dining Table

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.

2016 Christmas Tour - Advent Wreath

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.

2016 Christmas Tour - Nativity

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!

2016 Christmas Tour - Joy to the World Banner

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.

2016 Christmas Tour - Cypress and Apple Arrangement

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.

2016 Christmas Tour - pinecone

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.

2016 Christmas Tour - Woodland Animals Cloche

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 –

2016 Christmas Tour - 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

Simple Stylings – Summer

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

Our Fifth House – Carmel

Fri – Dec 9

Making Home Base – Chelsea

Inspiration For Moms – Laura

Far Above Rubies – Anita

The House of Silver Lining – Shauna

Duke Manor Farms – Laura

Rain On A Tin Roof – Jenna


Sunday 18th of December 2016

Your home looks amazing Doreen! Merry Christmas!!

Lisa @ferncreekcottage

Saturday 17th of December 2016

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!

Shirley@ Housepitality Designs

Friday 16th of December 2016

All so very beautiful Doreen!.....Love the music tree!

Christy @ Our Southern Home

Thursday 15th of December 2016

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!

Doreen Cagno

Thursday 15th of December 2016

Thanks so much, Christy! Merry Christmas!


Monday 12th of December 2016

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!

Doreen Cagno

Thursday 15th of December 2016

Thanks so much, Cristina! Merry Christmas!!!