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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Christmas Open House Tour 2014-Part 1

 I am so thrilled to be joining the Christmas Open House hosted by Sherry @ No Minimalist Here.   If you just came by from 21 Rosemary Lane, welcome.  Her home is gorgeous and every detail of her Christmas decor is stunning.  I fell in love with her Guest Bedroom.  Tons of inspiration there.

Be sure to see all the fabulous home tours at the 2014 Holiday House Walk Link Party too.

Welcome to my home. 

 I added a few pillows and comfy throw to the porch, perfect place to curl up and enjoy a cup of coco.

  You can see all the porch detail here.  Come on in and I'll get you something warm to drink.

This year I decided to keep the living/dining area neutral with gold/silver/glitz and shimmer.

                         Anything with sparkle or glitter caught my eye and there was plenty of                    sparkle on all of the pillows.  Homegoods has a fabulous selection of glitzy pillows.

                                                         and a mixture of furs too.

Santa and a gold tinsel tree on the coffee table - - -

                                          plus a pretty bowl filled with some diy ornaments.

Another Pretty pillow on the side chair.

A forest of thrifted trees next to a tiny santa.

My Dining area is part of the living room, so I always have fun coordinating my decor to what I have going on in the Living area.  I continued my theme of silver and gold.

I replaced the sconces with sequined reindeer surrounded by thrifted wreaths and $1 store berries and flowers.

The dining table got a little sparkle too with a silver and gold runner.

This bottle brush tree has been in my stash for a few years, so this year I thought maybe I would give it a little bit of a glam makeover.  

I placed it in a champagne bucket from Goodwill then surrounded it with a few pods, pearls, glittered fruit and a pretty bow. 

It all sits on another Goodwill tray and is surrounded by some of my favorite mirror ornaments.

 Dollar Tree reindeer for a little sparkle and glitz.

Add some thrifted crystal candlesticks and the centerpiece is done.

As a final addition, I couldn't resist adding a tray holding a bottle of wine sporting it's pretty fur wine collar.  How fun is that.

The buffet holds a very special treasure.

 My MIL's Nativity, Rosary and Crucifix.  I am so honored that it was passed down to me.

 A couple of years ago I found the animals and angel to complete my set.  I flanked them with two  hurricanes holding gold leaf candles embellished with silver glitter trees and snow.

Of course the star of the show is always the tree.  I love how magical it looks with the sun shining in.

Santas robe and the tinsel tree just glisten in the light.

Our tree got a few new mirror ornaments this year, but is always decorated with ornaments collected over a lifetime.  The doves are one of my favorites.

  Packages are wrapped in gold, plaid and leopard for even more sparkle and I adore this   huge gold mirror ball that I found at Ross.

 Thanks so much for the visit, I always love it when you stop by.  From my Family to Yours,
                                                    God Bless and Merry Christmas.

Next up is All About Vignettes.  Last year Kathy dazzled me with her Peacock feather inspired tree.  I can't wait to see what she has done this year.  

If you missed any thing, be sure to click on the following links to catch up.

Wednesday 12/10
No Minimalist Here 
Uptown Acorn 
The Vintage Nest 
Dixie Delights 

Thursday 12/11
Common Ground 
Housepitality Designs 
The Essence Of Home 
Northern Nesting

Friday 12/12
Miss Kopy Kat 
21 Rosemary Lane 
A Stroll Thru Life 
All About Vignettes 

Be sure to come back next week for Part 2 of my Christmas Tour

I am joining the following parties:
 Craftberry Bush , Posed Perfection ,
 Katherines Corner , The Vintage Farmhouse , A Delightsome Life ,
Love of Family & Home ,  Between Naps On The Porch ,
 From My Front Porch To Yours , The 36th Avenue , Imparting Grace ,
 My Romantic Home ,   French Country Cottage ,The Thrifty Groove ,
                  The Charm of Home , Chic On A Shoestring Decorating , Finding Fabulus
                                 Rooted In Thyme , Jennifer Rizzo , Redoux Interiors

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  1. Hi Marty! Your home is just gorgeous! I love your sparkle and bright theme you've used. Your pillows and special Christmas touches are just so pretty! Merry Christmas, sweet friend.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  2. Your home is so beautifully decorated for Christmas, I love all the gold,silver, fur and bling! What a great find that wine bucket was at Goodwill

  3. Everything looks so beautiful in your home. You certainly are the embodiment of bling and it is amazing what you find at thrift shops to pull that look off! But I have to tell you that when I scrolled down to the picture of the mink wine bottle cozie, it to me just screamed MARTY! All the way down to the leopard print wrapping paper, every element in you space is glamorous!
    Merry Christmas!!!
    XO Barbara

  4. I love the quiet neutrals you have in the LR/DR, Marty. Your Nativity is a real treasure. Merry Christmas!

  5. Everything looks beautiful, Marty! So festive and inviting :) I have got to go shopping with you because you find the best stuff at Goodwill!! Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas!

  6. Miss Marty the word that keeps playing over and over in my mind is enchanting! Just completely enchanting!

  7. Beautiful Marty ! Your front porch is fun and your home is so elegantly decorated !

  8. Exceptionally beautiful Marty....I just love your color scheme for the Holidays this year! enjoyed the tour!!

  9. Your decorating style is so elegant Marty....your room is just gorgeous!

  10. I love all the metallics on the pillows and especially that disco ball. Your front porch is so inviting too. Beautiful inside and out. Happy Holidays.

  11. Just beautiful, Marty! I love all the bling you've included and can imagine everything glistening when your lights are on! Enjoy!

  12. Your home is decorated so eleganty. It makes me think of the song Silver and Gold from Burl Ives.

  13. always your home is decorated to perfection!

  14. Love the sparkle and the glitz. You have such a detailed eye. It looks so inviting and fresh. I adore the deer heads surrounded by the wreaths. Did you notice my tree topper? xo

  15. Oh my goodness Marty. Your home is spectacular. It is so inviting and beautiful. Very elegant and fashionable without being too much. I love the soft neutral tones you have chosen for the season.


  16. Marty, Your home is beautifully decorated for Christmas! I love the gold and silver together and the fur bottle wrap is adorable.
    Thanks so much for joining the blog hop and Happy Holidays.

  17. Your home is beautiful and it looks like you are all set for a very Merry Christmas !

  18. Hey Marty!! Everything is lovely. I had so many favorites... most of all your festive porch and those sparkly pillows. Those are fantastic! xoxo

  19. Everything looks just gorgeous, Marty!!! I LOVE sparkle and your home is sparkling like crazy! Where did you find the leopard paper? I REALLY would like to have some of that. The things you get fro GW are amazing. I go through ours every other week or so and never find a thing:( Marry Christmas to you and your family too!!! XO

  20. Love all the glitz and glitter Marty! So soothing and beautiful! You have done an excellent job :) Merry Christmas!

  21. It all looks beautiful Marty..

    Merriest of Christmas's to You and your Family

  22. Hi Marty,
    Your lovely home just made me sings Christmas carols the whole time I was strolling on through!
    So pretty, and very welcoming. Merry Christmas!

  23. Beautiful, Marty! Thanks for the tour of your pretty home all dressed for the holidays.

  24. So pretty! I love all the metallics, and I did a similar thing in my home this year. I also love your beautiful Goodwill finds--it's one of my favorite places to "hunt." Merry Christmas!

  25. So pretty Marty. Love your gold, silver and white decor.

  26. Hi Marty,
    It's all so sparkly, elegant and beautiful!
    Amazing job girlfriend!

  27. Your home looks so beautiful and elegant, Marty! You did an amazing job. Spectacular display of Christmas!

  28. Marty! You have outdone yourself! Everything is just stunning and I love it all. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  29. Your home looks just beautiful all decked out for Christmas, Marty! I love the color scheme you went with. It goes really well with your everyday décor, too. Your tree is just beautiful. Love the vignette you set up on the coffee table. It is hard not to over or under decorate that spot. I think you got it just right!

  30. You are the Vignette Queen Marty! I remember your awesome Santa from last year (because I have the same one in red). I love your nativity cloche. The pillows, the sparkle - all of it is very pretty.

  31. Just beautiful! I love me some silver, gold, shimmer and glitz. The Dollar Store deer -- LOVE. The dish of ornaments on your coffee table - LOVE. But the one thing that caught my eye above all of the lovely accessories was the thrifted cone tree covered in feathers! I don't recall seeing anything like it but now you've inspired me to either find one (or more) for my own Christmas decor or even attempt to make one! I'm not a crafty person, Marty, so that's saying something, LOL. Happy Holidays and thank you for opening your home to us.

  32. so beautiful Marty! i love all the sparkle!!!

  33. Gorgeous home tour Marty! I can't wait to see part 2! :)
    Michelle @ The Painted Hinge

  34. Marty your living room looks so your tree and the way you displayed your nativity under the cloche!!

  35. It's all so very pretty, Marty, in all its glitz and glamour!

  36. So gorgeous....where did you find the furry pillow? I have been looking for one! Oh, and thank you for the beautiful leopard package....!! :) You KNOW I love that!

  37. Shimmer and sparkles! So pretty, Marty. Love your MIL's things. So pretty under the cloche!

  38. Marty, Your living room is beautiful in the gold and silver . So many pretty things and I love your fun decor on the porch.

  39. Everything looks beautiful, Marty! Every single vignette is perfection!

  40. Everything looks so beautiful!!!


  41. Gorgeous. I think your favorite color is Sparkle lol and you have it done so beautifully. Love seeing all your pretty decor Marty.

  42. Oh my, I love all the glitter and sparkle! Your Christmas home is so luxurious and cozy. I want to spend Christmas at your house!!

  43. Marty,
    I adore the saying, "All hearts come home for Christmas".
    That is truly a quote for your lovely home all decked out for Christmas, dear friend!!!
    I can see your heart ( your love) flowing from tree to dining table!
    Heartwarming, indeed!!!

  44. Marty, I love how you decorated your home for Christmas! Everything blends so well together, and it just sparkles! Thanks for sharing this at Snickerdoodle. :)

  45. Marty, your home is gorgeous! I love every detail! My friend Mallory of Charming In Charlotte turned me onto your blog and I love it! Merry Christmas!

  46. Marty, what a gorgeous home. I love the way you have it decorated for Christmas. Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!!!

    Kim (near Madison, WI)

  47. Stunning Marty, love your color scheme with the golds, whites, silver and bling.

  48. Wow! Every inch of your home is decorated so beautifully! Love the glitz and glamor in every corner and I have to say those gorgeous collection of pillows absolutely stole my heart! Stunning job, Marty! You are an inspiration! Merry Christmas! Hugs, Poppy

  49. I just love all the glitz and glam Marty, and FABULOUS pillows! Love the wrapped packages showing welcome on the front porch too!

  50. your home looks great, marty! i love the cozy porch and all of the silver and gold touches!

  51. Marty, everything looks beautiful. I love your entry porch with your fun herringbone patterned boots. I am coveting those glitzy deer heads encircled in wreaths. What a beautiful focal point. Your dining table looks gorgeous, and the nativity, rosary, and candles are stunning on the buffet. Thanks for this inspiration filled tour. laurie

  52. Wow, Marty ... what a glitzy and glamorous holiday home! I love all of the sparkle you've splashed around ... the fur wrap (I know that's not the right words, lol) around your bottle is too cute, and I love that you added the sentimental and absolutely beautiful nativity. Your vignettes are gorgeous! Happy Holidays!

  53. Please tell me those are faux fur pieces?:)

    1. Everything is faux fur. I do not use real fur for anyting.

  54. Your home and the way you decorate it is just beautiful. I know you must have fun, it shows, and you love what you are doing. Thank you for sharing.

  55. Marty I love all of the glam! Have a Merry Christmas! Thank you for joining HSH!

  56. Oh, Marty, you've made it all look so beautiful! All your decor is perfect with your everyday decor, yet so festive.

    I especially love the way you've highlighted your MIL's beautiful Nativity scene, crucifix, and rosary--so special.

  57. By far the most Elegant decorations I have seen. The decorations were beautiful and I loved the mixture of textures, colors and patterns. Have a Merry Christmas!