Thursday, December 10, 2015

Christmas in Texas/ Home Tour 2015

 Hi all,
I'm thrilled to be a part of the Christmas in Texas Blog Hop.
I'm so thankful that Stacey asked me to participate on this tour featuring 20+ blogging Texans.
It has been so much fun visiting new blogs.
I hope you will take some time and visit the other links on this 4th day of the blog hop. 
      
Welcome to our home decorated for Christmas. 


   

Dixie is waiting for you. 
Can you see her peeking her head around the corner of the stairs?
 

The new mirror got an artificial wreath decorated with silver ribbon and real greenery. 
 

The dresser has some natural elements with a touch of pink. 


The scheme is carried into the living room where the tree is the focal point. 
  


More silver ribbon, white icicles and pink ornaments adorn this tree.
Maybe I say this every year but this is one of my favorite trees. 
You can read more about it here




Since the tree takes center stage, I kept the mantel very simple. 


There are pine cones, antlers and birch branches. 
The pink stocking is made from a cashmere sweater from the thrift store. 



The blush pink continues into the kitchen because it looks great with the new granite and wall color. 


We love our new Bianco Romano countertops.
 


Painting our cabinets lightened and brightened a very dark room. 


The cookie cutters came from my mom.
The rolling pin belonged to my grandmother.
She made the best pies with this thing.  
The pink biscuit jar belonged to Bill's Granny Vi. 
How cute is it?
  


I love decorating with things that aren't Christmas but they evoke a holiday feel.

The little cottage from Walmart was red but it got a makeover with pink paint, glitter and a little reindeer.


It is one of my favorite little treasures this holiday season.

The cubbies in the kitchen always get a touch or two for the holidays.



The birdhouse came from the awesome Christmas store in town. I pulled the red berries off and replaced them with pink ones. 


 We've had the wooden candy cane for years. 


I've had tons of fun with little elf from Hobby Lobby.
Thankfully, he can sit here day after day. 
I don't have to worry about him pranking us like some elves.
He is checking to see if Bill is naughty or nice, though. 
   

An old faux cupcake got some pink touches.

The garden room is one of our favorite rooms in the house. 



A new tree decorated with cardinals stands in this space.






I love the red transferware with Christmas greens!

Our room is at the top of the stairs. 


Our new quilt was the inspiration for the decor in this room.  


The ornaments on the white tree are the same soft green as in the quilt.  
The $40.00 tree came from Walmart.

 

The ornaments are all a fun, vintage green color to coordinate with our bedding.



Bill wasn't a fan of the white tree until it had lights and decorations. 
 

This tree shimmers and glows but is also pretty with lights off. 
Now, he loves this tree and so do I. 


Here is another look at the guest room




I adore black at Christmas so it had to make an appearance somewhere. 
There you have it. 
Be sure to stop by each of the blogs in the tour. 

My Heart Lives Here 
 Get inspired to have a new tradition over at Eilis' place. 
Her holly dishes are precious. 
  
Linda's Life Journal 
You will not believe Linda's Santa wall
It's full of paintings she has done herself. 
Amazing. 
  
 White Spray Paint 
 Gorgeous red accents with cobalt blue inspire over at this cute blog. 
 
 The Dedicated House 
There are so many inspiring collectables to see at this blog. 
I love the hymnal sign
Did you see the handmade little log cabin?
Too cute.    

 Ash Tree Cottage 
Hop and over and visit Susan and Bentley to see her post. 

 
Have a wonderful day and come back tomorrow for a fabulous Friday finale.


Katie  

Linking with,
Best of the Weekend 
Common Ground 
A Stroll Through life 
Decor to Adore 

28 comments :

  1. Your elf is the cutest. I'm glad he stays out of trouble. I love your garden room, especially the cardinal tree!
    Eilis@MyHeartLivesHere

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  2. Good morning Katie! You know I admire your home and all that you do in every season. You are so talented when it comes to the hard work part but you also know how to put everything together and make it pretty.

    Thank you so much for participating in the blog hop this week. :)

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  3. Hi Katie - I have dropped over from Estelles. I really enjoyed your holiday tour and your home is absolutely gorgeous. I, too, loved the little cottage that you painted. Deb

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  4. Hi Katie, your home is gorgeous and all your Christmas touches are extra special. Love your cardinal tree. I love a touch of black too and I have that same needlepoint pillow of florals.
    So nice to meet another Texas blogger. Merry Christmas

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  5. Hi Katie! Your home is just absolutely beautiful! I am in love with all the pink....so soft and serene! You have created a warm and inviting holiday home! I love it all! Merry Christmas!

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  6. Katie I am completely enchanted with your wonderful vignettes. I'll be featuring you on my blog round up this Saturday.
    May all the joys of the season be yours.

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  7. What beautiful Christmas decorations...I love it all...and especially love the cardinal tree and that white bedroom tree...I WANT ONE.
    Beautiful home and beautiful post.

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  8. Katie your home is so beautiful! I love all the sweet Christmas touches that while lovely they also allow the beauty of your home shine through! Your mantle is so amazing I pinned it!

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  9. I love your home and your style. I am now following by email.

    Happy Christmas holidays ~ FlowerLady

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  10. Oh, be still, my heart!!! I am in love with your beautiful home!!! I really feel like I was just on a Christmas tour of every room! As elegant as everything looks - I was tickled PINK when you said the cashmere sweater was made from a thrift store find! I LOVE thrift stores!!!
    I also love how you mix in your treasured antiques and keepsakes! I am so happy to visit you and am now your newest follower!!!

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  11. Katie,
    Your cookie cutters, rolling pin, and biscuit jar are such treasures. Your white tree reminds me of one my mom had many years ago. I've pinned some of your photos to the Christmas in Texas Pinterest board.

    Merry Christmas,
    Judith

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  12. Katie, your home is one I'd love to spend time in. Walking in that beautiful entry makes me smile. I love the light airy look, and yes, the sun porch would be my favorite room too. We live in our sun room too! In fact, that is where we put up our tree. '-)
    Thank you for sharing your beautiful home all dressed for the holidays. Your photo shots are very artistic. I loved this visit! Being a part of this blog hop and meeting more Texas bloggers is a highlight of my holidays.
    Merry Christmas!

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  13. What a pretty home!!! It just welcomes us and makes us feel Christmas Cozy!!
    Blessings to you,
    J

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  14. Beautiful. Love a white tree and ice skates!!

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  15. Your home looks so pretty with all of your soft colors. I like how you wove the ribbon through the tree. The white tree in your bedroom is especially pretty. I've been noticing more and more of those this year!

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  16. Your home is beautiful and I love a White Christmas Tree and ice skates always steal my heart.
    Every detail and vignette are absolutely charming!
    Merry Christmas,
    Jemma

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  17. I love your skates too. I don't know what happened to mine. I learned to skate on the ice rink in the movie "Home Alone". I used to skate so much that I became really good at thawing out frozen toes ;-) I could sit for hours in your garden room. What a pretty and serene space!

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  18. Everything looks lovely, Katie! You have the"touch" in knowing how to make a big statement with a simple style of decorating. The first photo with the plaid blanket and skates is just perfect; pink for Christmas is so different and pretty; and I LOVE the white tree in your bedroom! Congrats on a beautiful Christmas home tour!

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  19. Katie, your Christmas home is so lovely! Beautiful but not overdone! Love the sweet touches of pale pink! So joyful to come for a visit! Blessings, Cindy

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  20. So many fun trees! I love that first one, too...looks like a magazine shoot! Fabulous!

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  21. Katie, your home looks beautiful all dressed up for Christmas! I love the soft pink accents throughout your home, and of course I'm enchanted by your little pink elf. Thanks so much for sharing your home with us, and now I hope you can sit back and enjoy the view!

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  22. So pretty Katie. Festive and inviting. Love your vintage elf on the shelf adorable!
    Kris

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  23. Your home is so beautiful! I just adore the vintage touches in your kitchen! The white tree is stunning! But my absolute favorite thing is very gorgeous fireplace mantel!!

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  24. Some beautiful but simple decorating here, just lovely.

    Diana

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  25. Katie, your home is gorgeous decked out for the season. I love the vintage touches! Thank you for sharing. I have so enjoyed being apart of the Christmas in Texas tour and looking at everyone's lovely homes all decked out for the holidays. Feel free to share this at my Make it Pretty party. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2015/12/make-it-pretty-monday-week-160.html Have a lovely weekend. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  26. Your home is beautiful and so peaceful. I love your soft pink touches so warm and filled with love. A great addition to the tour.
    Merry Christmas!
    Miz Helen

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  27. Your home loks so beautiful decked out for Christmas. Thanks so much for sharing on last week's "Best of the Weekend" party. I'm featuring you on tonight's party.

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  28. Thanks for the tour. Your home looks lovely and very festive.
    Amalia
    xo

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