Last month’s Thanksgiving Vignettes Blog Hop hosted by Sherry of No Minimalist Here was such a success that I am so stoked she invited me to participate in the Christmas Open House Blog Hop today. Sherry has been a long supporter of the Uptown Acorn, so I am always appreciative of her invites and features.
I love Christmas, and I hope it is evident in the decor both outside and inside my walls.
I love the style of our home. It is pure New Orleans and fits beautifully with the traditional holiday decor that I like to use.
The facade of our Uptown home features wreaths, garlands, and swags decorated with plaid and velvety ribbons. The simplicity of the ribbon pops against the greens. I incorporate real greens with life-like faux greens.
This year, I purchased new tartan plaid ribbon from Boxwoods in Atlanta and an etsy shop (because I needed more). I have always been a fan of plaid and am excited to use it in my holiday displays. I also added 4 new orbs from The Plant Gallery. In two, I added glittery red ornaments. In the other 2, I added a battery-powered candle. The orbs near the door are made to hold candles. The live greens hang gorgeously at this time of year.
Be sure to click on the heading of the pictures for more information. I’ll try and point out some of the newer additions to my 2014 decor.
Come on in, y’all…
Facade (Day): click HERE for more information
Facade (Nightfall): click HERE
I love using live greenery on the fireplace.
Parlor Mantle: click HERE
Parlor Tree Deer Topper: click HERE
Stair Parlor: click HERE
Dining Room:click HERE
I was excited to use my antique dough bowl for Christmas as I filled it with antlers, pomegranates, glittery pine cones, acorns, and preserved boxwood spheres. I also love the vintage bottles on the French Baker’s shelves.
Den: click HERE
I added several new Suzanne Kasler tartan plaid accessories to the den. 2 new pillows sit on the pair of chairs each monogrammed in J & I’s initials. A throw sits on the back of the cane chair. Even the same MacKenzie plaid ribbon is used for bows on the den mantle. A newish monogrammed pillow from Number Four Eleven in Savannah in green fits perfectly on the sofa. I am still loving the deer pillows. Lisa Papa recently painted the perfect bird pillow which rests in J’s leather recliner.
Breakfast Room: click HERE
Check out the table round. Yes. I added another Suzanne Kasler MacKenzie plaid cloth from Ballard Designs to the breakfast table. An oyster shell tree sits atop an English oak compote in the table’s center.
Kitchen: click HERE
In the kitchen, cotton reigns supreme. I have a cotton wreath, garlands, and cotton boll branches above the cabinets. I added touches of red throughout. Oyster shell trees sit in my cast iron urns. On the island, a vintage bottle drying rack holds my collect of custom oyster coffee mugs as well as some newer finds from Williams-Sonoma and C. Wonder. A tinsel tree in my Vagabond House ice bucket is decorated with small olive ornaments and a martini ornament. It is perfect for some holiday CHEER!
You can see more of my Holiday Home by clicking HERE.
J & I love to entertain during the holidays. Here are more photos from our past “Mix, Mingle, & Jingle”/”Merry Christmas, Y’all!” soirees.
See more of my Holiday Soirees: click HERE.
Thanks again to Sherry at No Minimalist Here for organizing such a fabulous blog hop. I love seeing people’s home at Christmas. It is always warm and inviting no matter the style (but I do prefer traditional).
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Christmas Open House Blog Hop, y’all!