Thursday, December 8, 2016

2016 Christmas Home Tours - My Home

Welcome to the 2016 Christmas Home Tours.  I am loving seeing all the gorgeous decorations from all these wonderful ladies.  If you came over from Lynzy & Company I know you were as amazed with all of her beautiful decor as I was.  She always seems to go way above and beyond and her home is truly stunning.

If you have followed me for a while then you know that we have sold our home and are packing everything up and getting ready to move.  Movers will be here on Dec. 17th to load us up. As we speak I am looking at a shambles of a house and tons of boxes.  That left me with the problem of nothing to share that is fresh and unique.  So hopefully you will enjoy a few snippets from last year.  Next year I hope to go way over the top in a new home, but this year please excuse me.

The family room has been the room where we hang out all the time, so it is the first place I love to decorate.

I love using what I have and adding a few new things each year.  Mixing High-Low-Goodwill Thrifted and loved treasures from past years

Red plaid and leopard just seems to go with this room, so some fun plaid and fur pillows from AtHome were my jumping off point.

Add in a little leopard,  a vintage santa, tree and ornaments and it feels like home.

Isn't he gorgeous, a fabulous Goodwill find a couple of years ago.
  (Be sure to check your local thrift stores after Christmas.) 

Here's a little sneak peak at my Goodwill Carolers too.

These are such fun and pretty Carolers all dressed in their beautiful red and green velvet.

The adjoining breakfast area got a little plaid and fur too.

I couldn't resist these really cute cableknit deer from AtHome.  They added that special touch to our table this year.

 Be sure to check out my DIY On The Cheap tutorial for the plaid runner and napkins here.

Christmas plates were a Goodwill find a couple of years ago.

Plaid made it's way into the bedroom too.  I think plaid is my new favorite Christmas decoration.

A little plaid ribbon and my favorite reindeer is ready.

My dining room was decorated with touches of white and gold.  I love these beautiful carolers that I found at Goodwill after Christmas last year.  They are so beautifully dressed in their velvet and fur.

My favorite Christmas decoration is always my beautiful Nativity set that was left to me by my Mother-In-Law.

The birth of our saviour Jesus and the meaning of "Christmas".

Last of all, this was our living room and tree from last year.  (Notice we didn't have the new wood floors yet)

  I can't wait to see how the new home will turn out for our Christmas next year. (living room)

Thank you so much for joining me and I would love to wish you and your loved ones the most wonderful Christmas ever.

Next up on the tour is Jennifer from The Chronicles of Home.   You are in for such a treat with her gorgeous home, so hop on over and check it out.  Then make sure you see everyone on today's lineup.

Wednesday - Dec 7
21 Rosemary Lane -Barbara 
Lynzy & Co. - Lindsay 

If you missed the tours for Monday and Tuesday, you can catch up here.

2016 Christmas Tours

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
Remodelando La Casa - Christina 
Simple Details - Pam
  Decorating Delirium - Jennifer 

Be sure to check back to see these gorgeous homes on Thursday
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 

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  1. Your home is always beautiful and lovely for the holidays Marty! Can`t wait to see Christmas in your new home next year! Have a great week!
    Vesna - Home Chic Club

  2. Marty your home, as always, looks gorgeous. How exciting to look forward to a new home to play with. Can't wait to see what you do with it in the coming year. That new living room looks will surly have loads of fun putting your own elegant mark on it. Thank you again for putting this tour together Marty. Wishing you a wonderful week.
    XO Barbara

  3. Marty, I love the classic elegance you bring to your rooms, and I'm so looking forward to see how you turn your new house into a beautiful home. I love the high ceiling in your new living room!

  4. Looks beautiful, Marty! Love all of the plaid. How exciting to have a new home to decorate in the new year.

  5. You can never go wrong with layers of tartan and gold!

  6. Looks amazing Marty! I need to hit a Goodwill in January (great suggestion)! laura

  7. This has been such a great series again. Thanks for having me Mrty. your home is so festive as always and I love that you threw leopard into the mix. Merry Christmas

  8. First of all, you are amazing Marty to pull of organizing this home tour and pack at the same time! We truly appreciate your time and patience in all this, and with this big move, I just don't know how you did it (and you did it with a bang!)!!! Thank you dear! I love all the red plaids in your family room and how you managed to decorate so beautifully is beyond me at this point!!!! Best of luck with your move, knowing you, for sure you will be settled in in no time! So very honored to be in your home tour Marty! Cheers!

  9. Best wishes with your new move Marty!!! Moving can be so stressful and I imagine its that much harder to move at Christmastime. Love seeing your Christmas pics from last year. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!!!

  10. Marty- i am thrilled for your adventure in your new home. Thanks for coordinating this event despite the other 100 million things that you need to take care of before next week. hugs and merry christmas, laura

  11. Your home looks beautiful, Marty! I love the deer with their fur collars! I also love plaid and have it in the guest room! I can't wait to see what you can do in your NEW HOME next year!!!!! How exciting!

  12. Gorgeous, whether it's this year or last! So festive! Good luck with your move. I'm so anxious to see how you set everything up. I know it will be beautiful!

  13. Love the deer all dressed up in their sweaters! The plaid pillows trimmed in fur are "to die for!" Just lovely. I also like the use of the wood slice under the cloche with the nativity. You've got a bright, happy-looking home!

  14. I absolutely love the plaid and leopard print combo, it's so different! Your home is decorated beautifully and it's always a pleasure to visit here.

  15. I also love plaid and have some in my decorations. How exciting that you will be in your new home for Christmas. Your home always looks so beautiful.

    Enjoy the move - I know that it will go smoothly.


  16. Your home is always so pretty and inviting Marty! I can't wait to see what next year's decor looks like as you transform your new space. Best of luck with the move and Merry Christmas! :)

  17. Your home is certainly decked out for the holiday. I love all the plaids you incorporated. Evertyhing looks beautiful Marty. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  18. I loved your "trip down memory lane" Christmas style post! You have such an eye for mixing patterns, prints and colors! I love it! I truly can't wait to see what all you will do in your new home!

  19. Marty, all of this was beautiful and I'm excited to see what you do in your new home! Thank you for hosting!

  20. Marty what an exciting time for you with the new home! I hope the moves goes smoothly! I loved today's little recap of last Christmas in your home. Those leopard pillows are my fave! Thanks again for inviting me to be a part of this tour! Always so fun! Merry Christmas!

  21. I love the way you decorated your home, Marty. All those special treasure from the years really adds a magical touch to your decor. I can't wait to see how you decorate your new home. Thank you so much for including me this wonderful tour. Merry Christmas to you and yours. XO

  22. Just now getting a moment to pop over and see your pretty home decorated for Christmas! I adore the cable knit deer! They are too cute! I'm so excited for you and your new home! I know you will put all of that space to good use and make it as lovely as this house! Merry Christmas! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse