11 Magnolia Lane Holiday Open House with This is Happiness

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We continue our Holiday Open House today with another wonderful guest hostess–Becky from This is Happiness. I am really excited to show you her gorgeous decor, I admit to having a jaw drop moment when I saw her fun blue decor, it is such a creative twist on traditional red and green!



Hi there!  I’m Becky from This Is Happiness and I’m so honored to be part of the Holiday Open House that Amy and Christy have put together.  I love everything about the holidays.  From the pretty décor to the family gatherings, it’s all so wonderful.  I love the cozy feeling of our home when it’s filled with lights, garland, wreaths and ribbons all in preparation of celebrating Christmas.  So to be able to share my holiday home tour with you all is really special.

Let’s take a look…



The last couple of years, I’ve kept my holiday décor fairly neutral with a touch of red.  This year my decorating color scheme was definitely influenced by the colors in this gorgeous artwork on my mantel from Minted.  You can see a peek of it in the collage above.  It’s called Folksy Joy and I love the quaint, rustic print the artist created.  Framed in the hand carved whitewashed herringbone frame, it added the perfect festive touch to our mantel.  So this year I incorporated hues of blues into my holiday decorating and I’m so happy with the change!



For the front door and porch I added a live boxwood wreath and live pine garland from Trader Joe’s.  I think they have the prettiest and the best prices.



The mudroom and study/piano room are the first rooms you see when you enter our home from the garage or the front door, so I added a little Christmas cheer to each of those spaces.  I usually like to write a one world message in the center of my wreath.  Last year it was “joy” and this year with all the violent attacks recently “peace” quickly came to mind.



In the dining room I set the table with natural color chargers, simple white dinner plates and these darling dessert plates I found last year at Marshalls.  You can see the sweet deer in the picture above.  They came as a set of four, each with a different design.  I love them!  For the center of the table, I used fresh garland and this rustic planter which I filled it with small presents.  I continued the blue color in here as well with the blue striped napkins.



Moving on to the kitchen, I really kept it the most simple in here.  A small Christmas tree, mini wreath and cocoa station add a few festive touches.


For the breakfast room I added a couple of live boxwood wreaths on the shutters and a few holly berry clippings in the center.


And finally our Christmas tree.  It’s such a wonderful feeling relaxing at the end of the day near the soft white glow from this tree.  As for decorating our tree, I like keeping it simple.  We put all our ornaments on the tree from the homemade ones to the more expensive blown glass ones.  The kids love seeing the ones they made or were given, and I love the memories each one holds as we unwrap them.  I think it’s so pretty and a little more special with them all together.

You can get a better look at my beautiful Minted Artwork on the mantel.  It tied in so perfect with my home style and décor.

Someone else loves the Christmas tree too.  My little shadow was by my side with every space I decorated and then joined me while I photographed too 🙂


Thanks so much Christy and Amy for having me.  Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!

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So cute, isn’t it? We love it! Thank you Becky, for joining us today and sharing your beautiful home.
Here is the rundown of our holiday homes and our other guest hostesses ~

Christy from 11 Magnolia Lane

Amy from 11 Magnolia Lane

Dixie Delights

The Heathered Nest

Housepitality Designs

Upcoming Open House Hostesses~
December 9 Southern State of Mind
December 10 Domestic Charm
December 11 Sunny Side Up
December 12 Home by Heidi
December 13 Rain on a Tin Roof
December 14 Southern Hospitality
December 15 Life on Virginia Street
December 16 Stylehouse Interiors
December 18 A Stroll Thru Life
December 19 Less Than Perfect Life of Bliss

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Thanks everyone for visiting us today, we’ll be back tomorrow with Southern State of Mind!


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  1. Another gorgeous home on this fabulous tour. Love her pretty additions of blue.

  2. I am so loving the blue in Becky’s beautiful home….and I am crushing on that real boxwood wreath!!! Another wonderful tour!

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