A Simple Christmas Holiday Tour


***A Simple Christmas Holiday Tour***

Are you like me?

Every Halloween I think about Christmas.

It seems once October hits,

Christmas thoughts are dancing in my head.

I want to go over the top.

Deck the halls…

Bake the cookies…



Every. Single. Moment.

This year,  I decided to keep it simple.

So I can enjoy it.

If you are visiting from the Hometalk.com and CountryLiving.com Blog hop – hello! 

I am so glad you stopped by. 

We’ve been a little busy around here updating a home that needs a little TLC. 

It’s been a bit of a challenge and the challenges continue. 

With that said, it makes sense to share what a “paired down” Christmas looks like. 

It’s simple, yet  splashes of Christmas fill the house.

Let’s start with a little piece I brought with me from Atlanta. 

This piece still stands to be a statement in my hallway, and quite fun to decorate for Christmas.

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A pop of red always lends itself to a festive Christmas spirit.

Christmas Home Tour - Slipcovered Grey

The kitchen table is very basic.

Christmas Home Tour Table - Slipcovered Grey

This box is really an easy way to have a centerpiece

for every holiday.

Christmas Home Tour Centerpiece

 Adding reindeer, candles, garland,

and DIY moss trees give a festive feel while keeping it simple. 

The place settings are simply adorned with

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napkins wrapped with Christmas red and white twine and a pine-cone ornament.

Beyond the table, you can see a sneak peek of the

fireplace mantel. 

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The reclaimed beam and garland remind me

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of my child hood years living in chilly Minnesota.

The fuzzy reindeer pillow also

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adds a little texture against the blue herringbone chairs

and leaves me dreaming of snow and White Christmas’.

Instead, I’ll just sit here and read about a White Christmas.

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The magnolia wreath was easy to make,

and it actually made it unscathed during the move from Atlanta to Arizona.

Are you loving plaid as much as I am this season?

The pillows are my favorite.

Christmas Home Tour - Slipcovered GreyUsing fabric from a tablecloth –

they give a splash of Christmas color to several areas of the house.

Oh, and if you can’t find me reading a book…

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you may find me under the mistletoe.

Or possibly,

outside by the pool.

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Adding a simple wreath and pillows keep it light and fun.

The pyramid was from our wedding as a centerpiece over the cake.

(So glad it can be reused)

When the sun sets,

Christmas Home Tour - Pool

everything reflects and sparkles beautifully.

Let’s head back inside to take a peek at the tree.

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Our tree is filled with love.

It’s full of memories and the ornaments are always a reminder of places,

people, and times we’ve shared together.

I wouldn’t trade our “special” tree for anything.

Christmas helps us remember those that are no longer with us.

My grandpa and grandma gave this angel to me when I was about ten years old.

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It’s still a reminder that someone is watching over me.

I hope your Christmas home is filled with love.

Simple or extravagant.

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It’s all beautiful.

May your holidays be filled with joy, great memories – old and new, and

many blessings.

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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Every. Single. Moment.


A special thanks to CountryLiving.com and Hometalk.com for

hosting the #HomeforChristmas Blog Hop.

Follow along with #HomeforChristmas

and check out amazing projects and homes just in time for Christmas.

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    1. Thank you so much Marie! I feel honored to be added to your Holiday Decorating board. Thanks so much for Pinning 🙂

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