Wednesday, December 10, 2014

My 2014 Christmas Home {Christmas Open House Blog Hop}


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.

front door wreath

front door



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

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I love using live greenery on the fireplace.


sofa wall2


Parlor Mantle: click HERE




Parlor Tree Deer Topper: click HERE


Stair Parlor: click HERE

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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.







mantle bow

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sofa table

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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.

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oyster tree good


Breakfast room

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!

top of cabinets good

top of cabinets

oyster shell tree


bottle rack

olive tree

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coffee santa

Merry Christmas y'all

hand towel

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).


Sharing at:

Savvy Southern Style

Be sure to check all participants in the Christmas Open House Blog Hop:

Christmas button

Wednesday 12/10

No Minimalist Here

Uptown Acorn

The Vintage Nest

Dixie Delights

Thursday 12/11

Common Ground

Housepitality Designs

The Essence Of Home

Northern Nesting

Friday 12/12

Miss Kopy Kat

21 Rosemary Lane

A Stroll Thru Life

All About Vignettes

Christmas Open House Blog Hop, y’all!



  1. Fantastic Ron! There is so much to comment on it would take up a lot of room! Love the details on both mantels, the chandelier with the red ornaments stacked inside, the tartan coffee mugs, etc! You've done a wonderful job with your decorating and your previous entertaining presentations were beautifully done! Happy Holidays!

  2. Good morning, Ron! I NEVER tire of looking at how you transform your home during holidays, especially during Christmas! Everything in your home is so NOLA, festive, and classy, just like you! Looking forward to perusing the other blogs in the next few days to see what they have done to don their homes in Christmas splendor. Have a great day! xoxo P. S. Where did you get that martini ornament--I have to have one!

  3. Oh My Gosh Ron! Your home is incredibly lovely and festive! I must go back and look at every room again! I think you should be on HGTV.....y'all have some kind of stye going on! I have that same Christmas plate and it's just so fun to bring it out every year! So enjoyed this post full of eye candy!!!

  4. Just beautiful in every way! I would love to walk through your home and just look at every nook and cranny. There is so much to see. It's all done so well. Your mantels and trees look so professionally done and your table set up for food for the party is nothing short of perfect. You always inspire me!

  5. Hi Ron! Oh, your home is so beautiful all dressed up for Christmas. Love all of your NOLA touches. Thank you for opening up your lovely home and sharing it with all of us. I'm still unpacking!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  6. Beautiful !! Gorgeous!! Magnificent!! Bella!! What more can I say?? You've outdone yourself, Ron
    Thanks for sharing...You are truly an inspiration.

  7. Absolutely beautiful! Very welcoming and inviting!

  8. Elegant, classy, just gorgeous!! I wish I could shop your house!!

  9. hallo, ron, danke für die tollen bilder und inspirationen, liebe grüße von angie aus deutschland

  10. Ron,
    Stunning as always. I feel like I am looking through a magazine. So beautiful.

  11. Simply stunning Ron! I am amazed at your attention to deatail...REALLY! Every little niche, surface top, chair, entryway says "welcome, Merry Chruistmas and com'on in!!" Now it is time to sit back and enjoy the beautifully decorated home you have created!
    XO Barbara

  12. So much fabulousness in one place!!! Love all of the great details! Thanks for sharing your holiday home with us on the Christmas Blog Hop.

  13. OMGosh, Ron. It took me about 15 minutes just to read and look at this post! I really love everything you do. I always have. I love the plaid you added this year. Very Ralph Lauren-ish...perfect for your decor. It is elegant and classy and just so warm and welcoming. I LOVE it! xo Diana

  14. I purposefully avoided your last few posts as unwanted to be greedy and see the entire reveal in one fell swoop. OHMYGOSH!!! I am not disappointed. AMAZING Sir! I mean... there is something about your decorating that just sizzles! ...... the oyster shell tree??!!
    Luv it!! Happy Christmas Y'all.

  15. WOW Ron your home looks amazing!! I kept scrolling up and down to make sure I didn't miss anything! Beautiful as always!

  16. Beautiful, Christmas, and all year long...

  17. Ron, Everything is GORGEOUS! I had to go back and look at everything again. Thanks so much for your friendship and for your help in making the blog hop a success. Happy Holidays to you & J.

  18. Absolutely, positively...GORGEOUS! Happy Holidays!

  19. Your home is elegant and so beautifully decorated for the holidays. The exterior greenery looks perfectly suited to the style of your home. I really like the double entry, almost a mirror image style. The repeat of the tartan and plaids is a lovely touch for the beautiful interior too. Thanks for sharing your tour. I'm now following along.

  20. What can I say? Absolutely, totally gorgeous! It's going to take more time for me to go back and really view all the details. I thought last year's decor was stunning ~ and of course, it was! ~ but this year is amazing! I love the plaids, the oyster trees are adorable, the ribbons, the lights, you name it. I don't know how you two manage to get it all done but I feel sure you both really enjoy it. I know your guests do! :) I'd love to have a glass of that cranberry champagne punch and just walk through and admire every room. Do you mind sharing the source for the black & white mug?

    Sorry I've been MIA for so long. So much going on plus my back is really a problem.


  21. Oh my goodness! I loooove your home all spruced up for the holidays! And at those soirees! Wow!!!

  22. What marvelous decor, Ron! Same can be said for the food! Merry Christmas!

  23. Thank you, there is so much to see in your gorgeous home! I loved seeing each and every room and decoration. Merry Christmas! xo Lidy

  24. Ron..what fabulous job you did! I am in LOVE with all the tartan. :) (and all the food and all the greenery!)

  25. Everything is gorgeous, as usual. I just wish I could see it and you in real life!!

  26. I love these tours and yours is especially beautiful Ron! Love all the plaid and your gorgeous details!
    Cheers! -Shelley

  27. Your home is the epitome of southern charm and grace at Christmas...Just so festive and beautiful....

  28. Ron, your home is beautiful. I have a Victorian but without a staircase and I really admire your garland on the stairs..Happy Wednesday..Judy

  29. Absolutely beautiful!! I have referred back to your website several times just to get another dose of inspiration. I just love the overall feel of your home. Perfection!

    Where did you get the animal print fabric for the two chairs in your den? I love that fabric.


    1. Sally- The fabric was on both chairs when I purchased them 6 years ago from Hurwitz-Mintz in New Orleans. Thanks for stopping by. Happy Holidays!

  30. I absolutely love your beautiful Christmas home. I especially love your pillows and deer tree topper. Thanks for sharing.

  31. Your home is so beautifully done for the holidays! Love it. Thanx for sharing. XX Jo

  32. I'm sure you hear it all the time...but your home is TO.DIE.FOR. It is breathtakingly gorgeous for Christmas!!!! If I stopped by to sit a spell, I'd never want to leave...especially if you put out that scrumptious looking spread!
    Mary Alice


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