Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Blogger Stylin' Home Tours

Lindsay at The White Buffalo Styling Co. put together an awesome Christmas home tour series, and I'm honored to be a part of it.

To those of you who are coming over from The Thriftress and are here for the first time…. a big warm welcome! And, to my loyal readers… I'm always glad to have you here :)

Today I'm going to share some of my Christmas decor with you. I'd show it all, but that would require me to actually be finished with it. Which I'm not. So, I'll take you through the living and dining rooms, and hopefully, you'll come back to see the rest of the decorating as it unfolds.

Come on in...

Traditional red Christmas decorations wouldn't jive with my home's color scheme. Instead, I've used simple touches of greenery with neutral colors and pops of pink. I'm slightly obsessed with pink.

This pretty rattan wreath is the newest addition to my Christmas stash.

Silver and gold… and pink...

My advent wreath...

I love a boxwood wreath...

Pay no attention to the naked bannister. It'll be dressed in garland soon :)...

Let's head into the dining room. You must forgive me if I have gone overboard with pictures of this room. I finally have my pink silk drapes up, and I may have gone a little picture-happy :)

I've been creating this "fruit tree" for the last few years. It looked really great when my room was a  Williamsburg colonial-style. It may not look perfect with my new colors, but I'm okay with that. You gotta feel it. It's eclectic! Boogie woogie woogie...

These napkins I found are perfect for the room though. Each napkin is one of the "12 Days of Christmas," and I love that they have a pink and turquoise color combination.

See? I did go overboard with pictures.

One more...

I might enjoy outdoor Christmas decor even more than indoor. It's so magical walking or driving at night and seeing all the beautiful lights.

I always look forward to putting candles in the windows. Wish it wouldn't be weird to keep them there all year long. It just seems so home-y to me.

Our backyard is surrounded by fir trees. Some have been around for a long time and are very tall, so we can't light them. Others we planted about 6 years ago, and they're getting to the point where my poor husband can't reach the tops with a ladder anymore. But, he did a pretty good job...

I told him we'd have to rent a cherry picker next year, because looking out at those trees is one of my favorite things.

Thank you so much for stopping by. I still have quite a bit of Christmas decorating to show you. The kids and I are decorating the real Christmas tree this week, and my mantel is awaiting the arrival of one more stocking.

So… please come back and visit again!

In the meantime, head on over to Jamie's beautiful home at So Much Better with Age to see what she has in store for you.

Here's a list of all the homes on the tour…


Roeshel - DIY Showoff 
Jess and Monica - East Coast Creative
Laura - Finding Home 
Jesse - Scout & Nimble
Sarah - Sarah M. Dorse
Angela - Number Fifty-Three 
Gwen - The Makerista 
Brittany - Brittany Makes 


Ashley - The Handmade Home  
Anneke - This, That, & Life 
Caitlin - Desert Domicile 
Sarah - The Thriftress 
Carolyn - Sweet Chaos Home 
Shavonda - A Home Full of Color 


Jamie - C.R.A.F.T. 
Lucy - Craftberry Bush 
Michelle - Decor and the Dog 
Whitney - The Curtis Casa 
Kristin - Bliss at Home 
Summer - Simple Stylings 
 Kelly - View Along the Way 


Jenna - SAS Interiors
Chris - Just a Girl 
Michelle - Iron and Twine 
Amanda - Our Humble Abode 
Julia - Cuckoo 4 Design 
Lindsay - Makely Home
Jennifer - Dimples and Tangles 


Traci - Beneath My Heart 
Jennifer - The Chronicles of Home 
Kristin - Hunted Interior 
Eileen - A Creative Day 
Gabbi - Retro Ranch Reno 
Kristen - KFD Designs 
Jessica - Dear Emmeline  
Sarah - Royal Marigold 
Carmel - Our Fifth House 

Have a great day!!

Sharing at Thrifty Decor Chick's Christmas Party


  1. beautiful! i love the touches of pink and LOVE those napkins! would you mind swapping my name for lindsay from the makely home- we switched days so mine is up today. thank you! :)

  2. So so pretty! Love everything!
    And this has nothing to do with Christmas but I adore your curtains and how the color carries over to the living room with your ottoman.

  3. It looks so good. As a guy, is it weird of me to say that I adore those pink drapes of yours??? Well, I said it!!! Looks great!

  4. Love all of it!! How did you attach your wreaths to the shutters. Would like to try the same thing.

  5. Absolutely Beautiful Carolyn...inside and out!!
    Can I ask where you ordered your shades from in the dining room...love them and they look like they block the light nicely.

  6. very pretty, unique and blends in with your colour scheme perfectly. lovely

  7. Love your advent wreath! And I have just started to add pink to my home too. Love it!

  8. Lisa… I put a 3M hook on top of the shutters and used fishing line to hang the wreaths. Fishing line is my best friend when I decorate for Christmas :)

  9. Carolyn...I love that you stuck with your soft color scheme...it's oh so pretty and delicate! And that fruit tree is fabulous...I have a gillion trees and I think you inspired me to start my own! I love it...and my kids would love it, too! The paperwhites are so pretty, too. I spotted some the other day and now I'm kicking myself for not getting them. Beautiful home!

  10. Beautiful, Carolyn! I love what Jesse said, I'm in love with your soft color scheme! I love red and green, but I also love seeing people go outside the norm. Love it!

  11. Carolyn, I love your home's color scheme and how you incorporated pink into your Christmas decor! It all looks so beautiful! Enjoy.

  12. Your soft Christmas colors are so beautiful!

  13. I'm in love! Love your Christmas décor but your home is BEAUTIFUL! Great job, lady! So happy to have found you thanks to Lindsay! So fun! See you on Thursday! Haha!

  14. Gorgeous!! I love all your details. So fun being on this tour with you. Sharing on my FB page today ;)
    Jamie @ somuchbetterwithage.com

  15. You have such a beautiful home, Carolyn! I love all the simple Christmas touches. That advent calendar is really great!

  16. Your house is gorgeous! I just want every single little detail of your living room. Perfect!!!

    Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

  17. Your house is stunning! Love the night view!

  18. Love your outdoor shots Carolyn :) So pretty with the tree in the window. xo Kristin

  19. If I had a home this gorgeous, I'd go overboard (which you didn't, by the way) with pictures too!

  20. Gorgeous! I love the pops of pink paired with the greenery!

  21. Oh my goodness! Its beautiful! I'm dying over all your pastels!

  22. Wow, your home is so pretty and I love you take on Christmas decor! So unique. Great tour!

  23. I love the way your Christmas tree is tucked in that window bay in the dining room. So happy and festive for dinner guests!

  24. Carolyn, I fall in love with your living room all over again every time I see it, and it's even prettier at Christmas! And, I LOVE the night shot of the front of your house...so inviting1

  25. I love how unique your Christmas decor is. Merry Christmas to you!

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