Sunday, December 19, 2010

Three Pixie Lane at Home

If you have columns in your home, you could wrap them with ribbon and tuck in your Christmas cards.  This would be pretty with red ribbon to mimic a candy cane!
We made the paper chain a few years ago out of pretty Christmas scrapbook paper.  This old church pew is from East Sussex England and is the 'catch all' for book bags and shoes! 

 My children find a pair of elf shoes left behind every Christmas!  For the snowman pillow, have young children paint on heavy fabric and then make it into a pretty pillow.  You will enjoy their art work every Christmas and it will bring back fond memories!
The trucks are displayed to get my son involved in the decorating...of course, he just drives them around trying to crash them!
To see more of this Woodland Mantel, click here!
My mom always had a bowl of nuts out for Christmas.  I can vividly remember sitting with my dad and crackin' them open!  My grandfather would bring us buckets of pecans for Christmas from his big ol' pecan tree!
This is a bird's nest tucked into the silver bowl.  We found it on our hunt to decorate the mantel...abandoned in a cherry blossom tree.
I'll share the history of these white candy canes soon, but for now, they are so simple displayed in this wooden caddy.
Some cashmere and tartan wool blankets make for some comfy nights!
The bell was found by my son last year right out on our lawn!  We guessed one of the reindeer dropped it while coming in for a landing.
My mother-in-law gave me this olive wood Nativity set from Jerusalem for Christmas one year.
A large French basket holds more quilts and blankets.

This mid-century reindeer sits on the piano with a glass of red wine.  I broke his wife last year! 
My sister gave this handmade felt Nativity to me last year for my birthday.  It is such a nice addition to my little collection and rests on top of my wine cabinet.  I love it!
I gathered all these photos on top of the piano with an old Tole Horn and some vintage drum sticks. 
To see more of our tree and traditions, click here!
The table is set for Christmas breakfast.
Yes, I think we are ready for Christmas!

Since I am linking to Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday, I am including this 'before' picture!  The entire upstairs of this house was painted red.  As you can see, I am not good with color and tend to choose more earth tones.  After seven years, we finally painted the walls in Benjamin Moore's Monroe Bisque.  It is a wonderful color, and now the walls don't distract from the view!

I will also be linking to these great sites and Holiday parties!

Today, I am joining
Cottage and Vine

and tomorrow I will be linking to the Holiday Home Tour at
Visit thecsiproject.com
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43 comments :

Restoration House said...

Can I come to your house for Christmas?! Lol. Everything looks sooo beautiful and festive and cozy! Love it all!
Kim:)

Rene' said...

What beautiful Christmas decor! I've never seen white candy canes... I'll be watching for the story.

sissie said...

Oh your home gets me in a real Christmas mood!
I ove all the vintage and new details and everything! I love it all. It's cozy, warm and very inviting.

Thanks for the tour!

hugs
Sissie

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Just beautiful, love all the framed pictures on your piano!

Sheri said...

Of all the Christmas tours I've looked through, yours felt closest to "home" for me - everything is warm, welcoming and beautiful. Merry, Merry Christmas!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Christie, it has taken me a while to sit her and take all of your lovely home in. It is just wonderful and warm and inviting. Thanks for taking us on this wonderful tour. You have left no detail out.

Lori said...

Love the all white candy canes. And the deer relaxing in the chair with a glass of wine, just great!

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

Ohhhh My goodness! Every inch of your home is so beautiful, warm and cozy! There are so many details that I love that I am going to have to go back and slowly scroll through your pictures again! Did you make any of those quilts? Or the banner on your tree. What a great idea.
Thanks for all of the amazing ideas- Gorgeous!!!
Enjoy this fun week before the big day,
Joyce

Char5 said...

We did not decorate a lot for Christmas this year due to the loss of my dad just a couple of weeks ago. We only put up one small tree. Visiting your beautiful home via your blog has raised my spirits. Thank you for sharing your beautiful decorations! I could almost smell that tree and the spices!!!!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Christie, I always love seeing photos of your gorgeous home! It is even more beautiful decorated at Christmas. I wish you and your family a Very Merry Christmas.
xo,
Sherry

Carmie of the Single Nester said...

What a lovely home you have. So warm and cozy and elegant. I love those trucks!

Robin said...

Beautiful holiday decorations. I just love all the handmade touches scattered around your home. The toy trucks filled with holiday bulbs are adorable.

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

I love this post too! Your pew is wonderful....I'd love one just like it! I really like a room that has baskets of quilts, hymn books open, caddies of stark white candy canes, bowls of nuts (with cracker, of course) and pinecones sitting about :)

CHRISTmas Blessings!
Gail

Ames said...

I love everything you utilized in you Christmas decorating. You're very creative! And I am inspired to drag more of my stuff out now! Merry Christmas!~Ames

Pamela Gordon said...

Your home is so beautiful. I love all your Nativity sets, the plaid throws and blankets - everything is lovely. The paint colour is so nice and a great change from the red! It really lightens up the whole room! Have a very blessed Christmas!
Pamela

sarah@homeismore said...

Every picture is gorgeous! I love what you did, so elegant, so southern. LOVE!

feltsocute said...

How lovely and warm. I especially love your lime green as a neutral! And I will have to "borrow" your idea of the blankets stacked on the chair {we moved to New England from the South and I have yet to figure out how to have easy access to blankets for everyone on cold winter nights yet still have it be "pretty" ~ thanks for the inspiration!}

Rene said...

That reindeer with the wineglass made me lol! I love him. Too bad he is single now :( Your decorations are all so cozy and inviting and I love the way you consider your family in the decor. Sure wish the elves had dropped shoes at our house when our boys were younger - that must be pretty special ;)

Thank so much for joining the "Tour of Homes" party! Happy holidays!

-Rene

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

your christmas decor is gorgeous! love what you've done with the cards!

Carrie
In the Hammock Vintage

Kelly Mann said...

Love it! Just so inviting! Merry Christmas!

Carmen @ Life with Sprinkles on Top said...

Your home is so beautiful and even more beautiful decorated for Christmas. I love the change from the red walls. Much better! :)

Elizabeth said...

What a lovely home you have! Thanks so much for sharing! Hoping you'll visit me at Sew Chatty and link up to Made With Love Monday! Wishing you a very blessed Christmas! http://sewchatty.blogspot.com

Christine said...

wow, you are so lucky to have that pew! I love the trucks in the decor and I love, love that egret painting above your fireplace. He is spectacular!

Linda said...

OH your home is lovely...welcoming, comfortable, and I love your personal style! Thanks for the tour!

Anne said...

This is all so pretty! LOVE the pew, especially with all the pillows and the elf shoes underneath.

Courtney {a thoughtful place} said...

So stunning. The church bench is just so charming. You have such talent! really beautiful

Colleen said...

Your home and your Christmas decor is just beautiful. I love the church pew. You have the perfect place for it. Love your blog!

Donnie said...

Everything is gorgeous and so thought out. Have a Merry Christmas.

christi said...

Your home is beautiful! I love the lights in the back of the fire truck.

Terry @ La Bella Vie said...

Oh my goodness, this is just so pretty, I could just sit down with a cup of tea and take in the beauty of Christmas! Again, your photos are beautiful!!!
Merry Christmas to you and your adorable family!
Terry

Angela Timms said...

Things are looking very BEAUTIFULLY FESTIVE around here!

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

Everything is Gorgeous!!

It's a Wannabe Decorator's Life said...

Oh my sweet goodness! I love EVERYTHING!!!!!! I am picking my jaw off the ground as we speak! Just stunning!

Salinda said...

Hi! I'm dropping by from your CSI Project link-up! I love your elf shoes!

Michelle said...

Christy, your house looks so crisp yet warm and inviting for Christmas! I love the neutrals that are popped out by the green pillows that pick up on the greenery in the holiday decor... then there's the punch of black and darker woods here and there - very smart and striking actually! I love it. You're very talented!

Michelle
~New England Style~

Terry said...

I like the ease and natural way your decorate your home. Looks so cozy and homey. Terry

Deanne said...

I loved seeing the rest of your house, love the wood nativity, your home looks gorgeous and cosy.
Happy Christmas!

Renee @ where the grass is greener said...

Gorgeous! And, what about those candy canes? They are soooo cool.

Alicia said...

your whole house looks beautiful!

radn said...

Beautiful! love that rug under your couch.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely Beautiful!!! If U don't mind me asking ~ where do U get Ur crazy quilts?(((:
(sharonherby@hotmail.com) Thank U ~ Sharon K. Herbert Jiretz (Jarritz) (((:

Beach Bungalow said...

What a charming home your have!

Sue @ Beach Bungalow
xo

Brambleberry Cottage said...

Christie, your home is so warm and inviting. Every single vignette you've created speaks to me. I, too, am more of an earth-toned person. I find earthy colors more relaxing.

Thanks for linking to the party.

Blessings and Happy New Year!
Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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