Holiday Open House–Shirley from Housepitality Designs

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Hi everyone, today we have Shirley from Housepitality Designs, one of the sweetest bloggers out there, joining us for our Holiday Open House. She dresses her beautiful home in the traditional style, leaving no classic detail overlooked.

Welcome, Shirley…

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Hello 11 Magnolia Lane readers . . .

My name is Shirley and I blog at Housepitality Designs.

Welcome to my Home for the Holidays.


Front Porch-Christmas 2014-Housepitality Designs




Front Porch Decor-Christmas 2014-Housepitality Designs



This year, I have made a real effort to keep things simple, or as simple as I get.


Foyer-Christmas 2014-Housepitality Designs



As you enter my home you will see one of my very favorite pieces of furniture . . .

~ ~ my French buffet.


Christmas 2014 Foyer-Housepitality Designs



French Buffet Christmas Vignette-Housepitality Designs

Icy branches placed in the demijohn and owls that landed from the tree that stands

beside the buffet.

Christmas Tree 2014-Housepitality Designs

There are two trees in the foyer/great room.

Great Room Christmas Tree-Housepitality Designs

Our main tree with treasured ornaments collected over many years and the unlit tree of

all things white that sits in an antique gathering basket.

Great Room Christmas Tree 2014-Housepitality Designs

In keeping with the Winter Woodland theme, the mantel in the great room was dressed

with a flocked garland and the owls found there way there too!

Great Room Mantel-Christmas 2014-Housepitality Designs

Great Room Mantel-Christmas 2014-Housepitality Designs

Silver glittered initials attached to the linen sockings and white flower ornaments

hang for a bit of whimsy.

Great Room-Christmas 2014-Housepitality Designs

Great Room Table Vignette-Christmas 2014-Housepitality Designs

Great Room-Christmas 2014-Housepitality Designs

I am happy with the way the Great Room evolved into a cozy space in which

my granddaughter and I enjoyed a Hallmark Holiday movie together the other day.

Love those “and they lived happily ever after” Hallmark movies!

The dining room is located next to the Great Room . . .

Dining Room-Christmas 2014-Housepitality Designs

Christmas 2014-Dining Room-Housepitality Designs

It is an informal area with a view of the back yard.

Adjacent to the dining room is one of my favorite rooms in the house . . .

~ ~ the Sunroom.

Sunroom  Christmas 2014-Housepitality Designs

Sunroom Christmas 2014-Housepitality Designs

Sunroom Christmas 2014-Housepitality Designs

Sunroom Christmas 2014-Housepitality Designs

More details of the sunroom can be seen in my Holiday Sunroom post.

I enhanced my existing decor in the kitchen by adding greenery and several pieces of

Christmas decor that I have collected over the years.

Kitchen-Christmas 2014-Housepitality Designs

Trees fill the ironstone pitchers and plaid ornament mittens add color and whimsy.

Kitchen-Christmas 2014-Housepitality Designs

Fluffed the French Scale with another pair of plaid mittens.

Kitchen-Christmas 2014-Housepitality Designs

Kitchen Christmas 2014-Housepitality Designs

This one side of the kitchen is done . . . still fluffing the remainder of the kitchen

to be shown soon.

Nutcracker Tree-Housepitality Designs

Nutcrackers adorn the Media Room tree this year . . .

Nutcracker Tree-Housepitality Designs

Media Room-Christmas 2014-Housepitality Designs

Fun is always the theme for this room.

And speaking of fun . . .

Master Bedroom-Christmas 2014-Housepitality Designs

I love dressing my bedroom with holiday bedding . . .

~ ~ and this Pottery Barn Winter Birds bedding is both elegant and fun.

Master Bedroom Sitting Area-Christmas 2014-Housepitality Designs

Master Bedroom-Christmas 2014-Housepitality Designs

A great place to sit and unwind from the hectic days of holiday prep.

Master Bedroom-Christmas 2014-Housepitality Designs

As we draw closer to the Holidays and the busy times that we all seem to go through . . .

I am trying to keep in mind that I need to treasure every moment of this happy season.

And this little one pretty much keeps it in perspective!

Christmas 2014-Housepitality Designs

There is never a dull moment when it comes to her and her “Pop” !!!

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.

May the New Year be filled with much joy and peace in our hearts and in the world.

Master Bedroom Christmas 2014-Housepitality Designs


Isn’t her home charming? We’re so pleased she shared it today!
Here is the Holiday Open House series line-up~

Here is the Open House series line up~
December 5th~ Emily from 11 Gables
December 17th~ Krystine Edwards
December 18–Pretty Preppy Party
December 19–Amy from 11 Magnolia Lane
December 20–Christy from 11 Magnolia Lane


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  1. Oh Shirley is such a lovely person and her home totally represents her warmth and her amazing decor talent. Gorgeous.

  2. Thanks so much ladies for featuring me today and including me in your wonderful Holiday Home Tour!….Merry, Merry Christmas!!

  3. Love seeing Shirley’s home dressed for the holidays. So cheery and festive and I know this is way less for her. Good job,Shirley!! Love the photo of hubby and granddaughter.

  4. Beautiful, Shirley! You always create such a warm atmosphere ~ I love your gorgeous mantle and the Christmas bedding is so festive! Your little cutie is getting so big! 🙂

  5. Shirley’s home is absolutely gorgeous!! With that comes such a warm welcome upon entering too…from both Shirley and hubby! Her outside entrance all dressed for Christmas is stunning setting the stage for what’s to come on the inside. Loved the tour!
    Mary Alice

  6. Love all your fabulous vignettes!! Beautiful home!

  7. Shirley’s home is gorgeous! The stunning entrance welcomes all to her festive home! I love her choice of using flocked garlands and Woodland animals! Shirley is one of the sweetest and most sincere bloggers in Blogland! I love her style and home!

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