Amy’s Holiday Home Tour–12 Days of Holiday Homes Day Three

Hello everyone and welcome to Day Three of the 12 Day of Holiday Homes. Today is kind of fun because it’s my day to share our home tour, so prepare for a bit of a photo overload. I am joined today by friends at The Heathered Nest and Maison De Cinq, and a full list of all our tour guests can be found at the bottom of the post.

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This tour is generously sponsored by Lynch Creek Farms, I can’t wait to show you the beautiful centerpiece they provided, but before I get to that, come on in! Welcome to our home.

 

  |  Hallway decor via HomeGoods |

If you are new around here, I live in Virginia with my husband, three children, and two silver labs. Upon arriving at our home at least one of these two girls will be waiting anxiously to greet you, they pretty much think they run the place–when they aren’t sleeping that is. This is our mama dog Lucy, she’s pretty much camped out by the front door in hopes that someone will come to visit and bring some excitement to her day.

 

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Before we go any further, would you like a cocktail? We’re big on enjoying life around here so help yourself 🙂

 

flocked tree |  mirror  | garland  |  lantern  | similar throw  |  blinds | gift boxes

Come right into to our living room, this is our most used room and where we have our ‘main’ tree. Last year I skipped right over our usual live tree for this room and just decorated this flocked tree {you can see last year’s tour HERE}. I liked it so much I did the same thing this year.  I kept the colors simple using mostly gold and silver, but this year added just a few touches of my favorite light blue.

 

 

 

I absolutely love wrapping presents. I love the paper, the colors, the ribbons and making the tags, and once wrapped they also make great decor.  As soon as our gifts come in, they get wrapped and placed under the tree or put out on display.

 

 

 

Our regular readers may notice I made some changes in this room; I moved the Magnolia frame from over the fireplace to our hallway and added this round gold mirror. I have had my eye on this mirror for months, I just needed to find a place to put it in our home to justify buying it. Once I started decorating I knew it would be perfect over the mantel with the silver and white garland, I love the simplicity.

 

 

 

We have recently started eating in our dining room more, and I am sure over the holidays we will use it even more frequently.  In here I have our other tree, which is just an inexpensive faux tree. It takes quite a bit more sprucing up to make it look pretty than our other flocked tree, but with a few picks, large flowers and ribbons it becomes presentable.

 

 

I went with blue and white in here, and even though it isn’t a traditional holiday color scheme, I love how it all came together.  I mixed in tons of silver accents to add some sparkle.

 

 

We have a traditional chest that we use as a sideboard (it was my grandmothers) and I added some decor to the top. I bought my husband this vintage deer print (from this cute store) and displayed some wrapped blue and white packages. Each year I order printed gift tags for our family gifts, this year I selected the tartan plaid with a monogram from HERE.

 

 

I found this brass champagne chiller at the Lucketts Holiday Open House and even without being polished, it is currently high on my list of favorite things. I filled it with ornaments for the holidays, and just move them when we entertain as it’s the perfect size for holding drinks. Of course, I had to keep out a few pieces of blue and white chinoiserie,  it mixes perfectly with the blue accents on the tree.

 

 

With all the bright blue in the room, I decided to keep the dining room table simple this year. I used mostly gray and silver.  I found these gorgeous birch candle holders, they have been a star in my holiday decor. We vacation in Maine where these trees, with their trademark white bark, are abundant so they hold special meaning for us.

 

 

I feel like I have used gold on this table so often in recent years so it was refreshing to return to silver accents. I like the wintery mix of the silvers with the natural greenery. My favorite holiday green is juniper, you’ll see I used it pretty much anywhere I could to decorate our home this year.

 

Dining Room Rug, Chair Covers and Plates via Ballard Designs

From our dining room, the next stop is our kitchen. I admit I didn’t decorate very much in here, but I always make sure to put seasonal touches on my DIY shelves. I loved the simplicity of this sign, and  just added greenery and seasonal accents to dress up the shelves.

 

Merry Christmas Sign

 

I did decorate the table in our breakfast room for the holidays since one important tradition in our family is to celebrate the first day of the kids’ holiday vacation with a fun breakfast. It started with our Elf, and even though my kids are now too old to believe in her magic, they still look forward to the Elf breakfast.  Since Lynch Creek Farm sent me this beautiful Birch “N” Burlap centerpiece, it gets the place of honor on this table. I love the combination of magnolia, the fresh greenery and the pretty birch holder and it smells so good!

 

wreath  |   similar chairs  |   paper placemats  |  gold flatware  |  napkins  |  holiday china

I found these beautiful red and white plates at HomeGoods and couldn’t resist them–even though I think this is the only red anywhere in our holiday decor. Layered on our table they are perfect for a holiday breakfast.

 

 

 

Our final stop would be our hallway. I recently removed our gallery wall and moved the frame that had been over the fireplace to hang over this table.

 

console table  |  lampshade    |  tinsel tree  | birch candle holders  |  wreath

 

The addition of these lamps really brightens up this hallway. This console table is available HERE and made a great addition to an otherwise unused space.

 

Thank you all so much for ‘touring’ our holiday home. I absolutely love the holiday decorating process and appreciate the opportunity to share it with all of you. Please head over to The Heathered Nest and Maison de Cinq today to enjoy their beautiful homes. Also, be sure to visit Lynch Creek Farm to see their gorgeous fresh greenery, they also have a wide selection of garlands and wreaths which also make perfect gifts.
The 12 Days of Holiday Homes Tour 
December 1st
December 2nd
December 3rd
December 4th
December 5th
December 6th
December 7th
December 8th
December 9th
December 10th
11 Magnolia Lane (Christy)
December 11th
December 12th
Holiday Tour Recap
It’s not lost on me that while all the decorating and making everything feel festive is part of the fun of the season, the true meaning of Christmas is in the greatest gift the world has received. We celebrate that this season above all other things; I wish you all peace and joy this holiday season.

XO,

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Comments

  1. Amy your home looks beautiful! I love your flocked tree, it’s so elegant and perfect for that room, and the one in your dining room too! Everything looks so festive and joyful, hope you enjoy it all and this season of hope & love. Thank you so much for putting this wonderful tour together! XO

  2. Amy, everything is lovely. The family room tree is gorgeous again. So pretty. I’m in love with your tartan gift tags. Definitely will be looking those up 🙂 And you’ll have to tell me where you guys vacation in Maine! We love heading to New England in the summer. It’s my favorite part of the country. So happy to be part of the tour again this year. I hope you all have a wonderful holiday!

    • We love Maine, we have a place on a lake not far from Augusta–it’s magical. I hope you have a wonderful holiday and thank you for joining us on the tour–I always get such enjoyment from your posts! XO, Amy

  3. OH, and LOVED your outfit!! Thanks for the drink, too 😉

  4. looks gorgeous, amy, and i love the pops of blue! and your silver lab… i love him!!!

  5. Your home is simply stunning Amy! So many creative ideas and inspiration. Your tree is breathtaking! Thank you so much for sharing with us!

  6. Love the gold , silver flocked tree. And juniper wow, have been cutting some of my down.
    Table is simple and beautiful. Thanks for sharing your home.
    Merry Christmas.

  7. Amy, your Christmas home is beautiful! I love all of your gorgeous details, and of course those blue and whites stole my heart! Your gift wrapping is beautiful and I loved those tartan tags too! so perfect! Thanks so much for sharing your home with us!!

  8. Amy your tree looks absolutely gorgeous! I’m in love with the gold and white in your pretty living room. And your wrapping – the grey and white checked paper is so cute!
    You’ve done a beautiful job! It’s pretty but also cozy and inviting. What a wonderful place to celebrate christmas in!
    And thank you again for having me on the tour- thrilled to be in such talented company:)

    Sheila
    xo

  9. Oh my goodness, your home looks absolutely stunning! I love the gold and silver winter wonderland look you have going – it’s beautiful! Thanks for all of your help in putting the tour together again this year!

  10. Love the black and white touches! And those plaid gift tags, fabulous! Merry Christmas to all.

  11. Your home is stunning amy! I love the rich blue accents you used in your dining room, and the preprinted gift tags blew my mind! I’m glad you kept your tree the same in your living room, that corner was meant for that tree! Merry Christmas! -Jen

  12. Every room is charming. I am going to have to step up my decorating game!! I can’t imagine how many hours it took?!!

  13. CAROL MOORE says:

    What a lovely home!

  14. Your home always sparkles amy! I love the silver and gold combo, and of course the touch of blue (my favorite color, although you can’t tell that from my Christmas decor this year;-))! i adore all your christmas vignettes and the table setting, just christmas-perfect! Thank you so much for all the help and support with the tour this year! i’m so grateful to be included with such a great bunch! cheers!

  15. Stunning! Love your flocked tree…it looks perfect in your home! Merry Christmas!!

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