Friday, December 7, 2018

2018 Christmas Home Tour - My Home

Welcome to the 2018 Christmas Home Tours .

 I am thrilled to be starting todays tours off . There will be 30 wonderful ladies opening the doors to their homes to share their Christmas decor over the entire week.  I am the first of 6 homes today, so make sure to check out every home each day.

 If you are new to our home I am so excited you stopped by. 
This is our second full year of being in our home.  We have been so busy remodeling and redoing each room so I can't wait to share some of the changes and our home all dressed for Christmas.

The door is open, come on in.   I've been upstairs wrapping presents and hubby is outside hanging the lights and wreath.  We finished the garland on the stairs, so I think we have the halls decked from top to bottom.

Let me show you around.  Just inside the door our entrance table holds my favorite Carolers decked out in their Sunday best and a forest of glistening trees.  Don't you love all these wonderful battery lights that make everything glow.

The Tree is always the star of the show and my favorite part of decorating for Christmas.  With our two story ceilings, we chose a 9' tree.  I love how it makes such a statement.
  This year I chose to accent with my favorite rusty orange instead of red.  
I love an old fashioned tree with tons of wonderful ornaments collected over time.
(This room got a mini-makeover this year, you can see all the details here.)

Plaid and fur became the theme for rustic elegance.

I kept the coffee table simple with just Santa, a resting reindeer and a fun feather tree. 

The dining area joins this space, so it was dressed for a special dinner.

I kept the color scheme gold, brown and orange to coordinate with the living area.

 Gold chargers, gold flatware and beautiful gold trimmed stems.  

 To honor the reason for the season, I've used my beloved Nativity set as the centerpiece on the table.  Mary, Joseph & Baby Jesus rest under a cloche.  A wiseman holding a sheep and a cow are looking on.  They are surrounded by an angle, a giant reindeer and a glistening tree.

Being in the house for our second full year and being able to be closer to family and friends has been such a Blessing.  We've been busy with room makeovers and remodeling and this house really has become our home.

I wish you and your Family the Merriest of Christmas.

I'm so happy you stopped by today I always love having company.  I've shared the rest of the house in earlier posts.  (I'll do a round up next week in case you missed any of them.)  

There are 5 more homes on the tour today, so hop on over and see their beautiful homes.
Julia has mastered the art of making black and white exciting and oh so chic.

 Nesting With Grace 
Brooke's home is full of style and inspiration at every corner.

Southern Hospitality
Rhoda and her new husband have been busy making their new house a home that is so inviting and reflects both their styles.

Life On Virginia Street 
Sarah has mastered the art of simple elegance without being overdone.  I love her style.

  Pink Peppermint Design  
After an extensive remodel of her new home, Tammy has been busy decorating and decking the halls to perfection. 

There are 30 homes over 5 days, so be sure to mark your calendar and come back all week.

You can see these five beautiful homes tomorrow. 
Tuesday, Dec. 4

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  1. Marty your home looks so beautiful and I love the color story you chose! The first pic of you coming down the stairs is just too cute!

  2. Gorgeous tour, Marty and I believe your prettiest yet!

  3. Wow Marty your 9' tree is the star of the show. So pretty and such a festive home as always.

  4. Your home is spectacular! I can imagine how enchanted your family will be when they visit. I especially love the picture of your tree reflected in the mirror.

  5. I enjoyed your beautiful home tour. Your tree is gorgeous. I love your rusty orange colour. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Marty, your home looks so beautiful in its Christmas best! Love all of your collected items as well - your carolers caught my eye right away. Merry Christmas!!

  7. So pretty, Marty, thanks for putting this tour together, I know it's a lot of work! You've done a wonderful job in your new home too making it all sparkly and festive for Christmas. Merry Christmas to you!!

  8. Beautiful as always Marty. Love the staircase. Just so pretty. I bet at night you just love your house and how it sparkles.
    Have a great start to the new week. This time of year goes so quickly.

  9. Marty, your home looks stunning, I love the rusty orange color with the golds. Your tree is beautiful and the reflection in the mirror is a really pretty shot!

  10. You home is stunning! The tree is beyond glorious!!! Prettiest I've seen.

  11. Gorgeous tour, Marty!! I love your color palette! That rusty color alongside those gold tones is beautiful. And your Christmas tree is stunning!

  12. I love your tree and your color scheme this year Marty. You nailed rustic elegance for sure!

  13. Just beautiful and always so welcoming. I would feel so comfortable visiting you. In fact I do feel welcome while visiting, what was I thinking? It is the prettiest so far.

  14. Marty, your home is lovely! I love your color scheme this beautiful. Thanks as always for organizing this amazing home tour and wishing you a Merry Christmas! - Kristy @ Starfish Cottage Blog

  15. Marty,
    I love your classic decorating style with special touches for the holidays, but with settings in which people can sit amidst your decorations. Some house tours show homes with over-the-top decorations that make it hard for people to actually live in the house.

    Merry Christmas,


  16. Beautiful decoration. I am in love with these gorgeous pictures. I liked this Christmas home tour. Thanks for sharing.

  17. I LOVE the orange on the tree! I have been trying to come up with a theme/set of colors for my home, and I think I finally have it - gray couch, with orange accents (and another color, maybe turquoise?), but I was trying to think of how I could transition for Christmas without going coastal, and this is the perfect inspiration. Pinned! Thank you for sharing! Happy Holidays, Marty :)


  18. Your home is gorgeous Marty! I'm envious of your giant window for your Christmas tree to glow out of. Beautiful!

  19. Such a beautiful home tour!! Loving all of your beautiful Christmas decor!!!
    Have a wonderful week!
    ~Emily @

  20. Your home looks so gorgeous, Marty! I am loving all of your pillows too.

  21. Marty, loving that rusty orange color with your gold accents. what a beautiful tree. hope you enjoy the holidays! merry christmas

  22. Miss Marty your tree is absolutely stunning! I love the photo of you on the staircase. Are the two carolers on your entry table new? They are so charming! Thank you for hosting such a fantastic tour!

  23. Your entire home tour is fantastic, but your Christmas tree and that garland on your staircase is stunning, Marty! Thanks so much for including me in this year's tour! xo

  24. Marty, your home is so stunning! I love how your home exudes warmth and yet feels modern and timeless. You're such a great decorator.

  25. Beautiful as always Marty. Your tree is just gorgeous!! I love a traditional tree!

  26. Just visited your blog and loved your Xmas decor. I love the color orange and your tree is full of it. I will be back to read more. Happy Holidays!

  27. Marty! I finally made it over, so sorry I am late! Everything is just gorgeous. You have made rusty orange look totally Christmasy with all of your use of metallics and shiny, pretty things! That 9 foot tree is a show stopper and those presents are wrapped to perfection. Of course I love the carolers on the entry table.

    That first picture of you smiling on the stairs was so warming and welcoming! I would love to come over and take "a stroll thru" your Christmas home with you. At least we can share the holidays online.

    Thank you so much for all you have done to organize this huge tour. You are a blessing to me!

    Merry Christmas!

  28. Marty,
    I adore your Cosmopolitan Chic Christmas style, dear one!
    That PoP of orange is stunning!
    Merry Christmas!

  29. Marty thank you so much for linking up your lovely tour at TFT last week. I featured you at this past week's party. You can find the feature here:
    Merry Christmas!

  30. Marty, your have such a beautiful home!! I love all the festive touches!! Absolutely gorgeous!!