Holiday Open House Series~ Shirley from Housepitality Designs

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Today we have our final guest in our Open House Series–Shirley from Housepitality Designs.

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Back to the Open House–Just wait till you see her beautiful home, where Shirley adds her classically elegant style to her holiday decor. We couldn’t leave you all with more holiday inspiration than you will find here. Take it away, Shirley!


Happy Holidays everyone!

My name is Shirley with Housepitality Designs.

I so love the holidays and the joys of Christmas.

I am so happy to be here with the ladies of 11 Magnolia Lane.

Oh how I wish that I lived on a beautiful street name such as “Magnolia Lane”

Today I present a little tour of my first floor ~ ~ decorated for the Holidays!

I usually start in the Great Room, however, this year I started with the easiest room to do ~ ~

~ ~ the Master Bedroom

Christmas 2013 Master Bedroom

I purchased the bedding last year at Pottery Barn (Winter Birds) ~

I don’t usually change my bedding for the holidays ~ ~ just add a decorative pillow here and there ~

~ ~ however, I could not resist this bedding.

Christmas 2013 Master Bedroom

Christmas 2013 Master Bedroom

Christmas 2013 Master Bedroom

Christmas 2013 Master Bedroom

Then moving on the to Great Room ~ ~

Christmas 2013 Great Room


Christmas 2013 Great Room Mantel

Above the fireplace are antique wood and iron shutters from a villa in Italy ~ ~

~ ~ at least this is what the shop owner says!! . . We fell in love with them.

Christmas 2013 Great Room Mantel

Christmas 2013 Great Room Mantel

Christmas 2013 Great Room

“The Tree” ~ ~ A 12 foot tree that is getting harder and harder for this old lady to decorate.

Christmas 2013 Great Room

Christmas 2013 Great Room

Christmas 2013 Foyer

A look toward the foyer ~ ~

Christmas 2013 Foyer

This will soon change once my french buffet arrives from France, as it will go in the foyer.

~ ~ Can’t wait!!!

Christmas 2013 Great Room

Christmas 2013 Great Room


This area transitions the Great Room to the Kitchen and Sunroom area.

Christmas 2013 Great Room

Christmas 2013 Great Room

We leave the Great Room and now we move into the kitchen ~ ~

Note: I have not done as much this year due to time constraints and “energy”!!

Christmas 2013 Kitchen

My “take out chefs” tree . .

~ ~ did a bit of a change to this tree this year by changing the container.

Bought the container from Marian (Miss Mustard Seed) from the Lucketts Antique show.

Christmas 2013 Kitchen

The “chefs”

Christmas 2013 Kitchen

One side of the kitchen…

Christmas 2013 Kitchen

Christmas 2013 Kitchen

These faux evergreen trees were “flocked” by my granddaughter.

Christmas 2013

My “little elf” ~

Christmas 2013 Kitchen

Christmas 2013 Kitchen

My vintage Egg Nog Set with vintage Egg Nog bottle . .

Going into the dining room . .

~ ~ not completely done in this room, however, here are some snippits.

Christmas 2013 Dining Room

Christmas 2013 Dining Room


Now moving over to the sunroom ~

Christmas 2013 Sunroom

Christmas 2013 Sunroom

A large white flocked upside down tree was in this area last year..

~ ~ this year I just put a simple tree on the potting bench.

Hanging scale with sprays of berries..

Christmas 2013 Sunroom

A small tree vs. the large one in a vintage galvanized bucket.

Christmas 2013 Sunroom

And I leave you here today, with a couple of my items from my Hallmark truck and car ornament collection..

They are some of my favorites.

I want to again thank the fabulous ladies of 11 Magnolia Lane for having me here today!!!

I wish you all a most joyous holiday making wonderful memories!!

Thanks Shirley! We are so thrilled you could be here today, Happy Holidays.

We are pleased to announce the winner of the beautiful 16″ boxwood wreath from Southern Homes & Gardens is:

Sharon Heinzel!!!

Congratulations, Sharon, enjoy your wreath!

And head over {here} if you’d like to enter our current giveaway for a $50 gift card to Online Fabric Store.

Here is the Open House Guest line up ~

Last Week:

Tuesday Everyday Occasions

Wednesday ~ Dixie Delights

Thursday~ DIYShowOff

Friday~At the Picket Fence

Sunday~Surprise Home!

This Week:

Monday~ Celebrating Everyday Life with Jennifer Carroll

Tuesday~ Housepitality Designs

Wednesday-Friday~ 11 Magnolia Lane

Follow all the inspiration from this series HERE via Pinterest!

And keep up with the Season of Giving HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!



  1. Thanks Amy, Christy and Terry for having me here today ~ ~ I loved this Holiday Tour!…Have a most wonderful week!

  2. Shirley’s home is just beautiful all decked out for Christmas and her home is beautiful in person since I have been a lucky girl to stay there before. I just wish I could see it in it’s Christmas attire in person.

  3. Thank you for sharing Shirley’s holiday home. It is stunning everywhere you look. So many great ideas and inspirations.

  4. Shirley does the holidays sooo beautifully! I love her bedroom linens and her dining table is divine!

    The Arts by Karena

  5. Shirley’s home is decorated so lovely for the Christmas holidays. Thank you so much for the tour. The Dining Room is gorgeous and I love the size of the tree in that room. Thanks!
    Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

  6. Linda miller says

    Shirley always does a beautiful job decorating her home for all seasons. But for Christmas, I swear she has to have elves come over to help. There is no table top missed! Lovely as always.

  7. Shirley is one of my favorite bloggers! Her style is impeccable and she is a sweetie, too! 🙂

  8. Shirley’s house is always beautiful and even more so decked out for Christmas. Wonderful tour!

  9. Yes, please! I’d love for Shirley to come and decorate for me!!!!!!!

  10. Sandra White says

    Shirley’s house is always gorgeous, and even more so at Christmas. I love the warmth and love that you can see in her style of decorating… Always beautiful.

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