Today is a very special day here on the blog. My friend Eileen from Sand Dollar Lane has invited me, along with some super AMAZING blogging friends, to share our holiday with you. If you are not quite feeling the spirit of Christmas yet, I think this may do it. We have Christmas home tours, DIY gifts to share (or keep for yourself), and some gorgeous holiday table settings. So settle in, turn on some Harry Connick Jr., grab a cup of holiday cheer, maybe light a Gingerbread scented candle and enjoy!
Before we start, a big hello if you are visiting from Sarabeth’s The February Fox, hello and thank you for stopping by!! Cheers to the Holidays!
This season I am keeping my decor simple and neutral. I am all about bringing in nature and practicing intention in my home. Reminding myself that less can be more. So far, it feels soothing and perfect at this point in our lives. As Empty Nesters, we will celebrate this Christmas at our Lake Home and have company coming in and out for over two weeks. The less fuss, the better. So welcome, and let’s get started with the Master Bedroom.
Do you decorate in your bedroom? I started a few years ago, and I have to say I love it. It feels cozy and romantic. I like to keep it simple with a soft color palette and lots of textures. The neon peace sign is so pretty lit at night.
I love to add touches of greens and fresh flowers throughout the house. They smell wonderful and add a festive touch.
Moving into the main living space and our main tree.
Even as I have scaled back a bit, I have to keep up with our traditions. This Angel has been on our tree for years after I dropped the 80’s Angel that lit up under her skirt that we also had for years. My girls saw this one day and said, “Mama, she looks like you” I was never sure if it was the hair (??) or what it was, but as weird as she is….we love her.
Last year I was looking for a new way to display stockings, and I put a few on this ladder until I could figure out what I wanted to do with them. I ended up liking it so much I kept them there.
Our den serves as our TV watching, book reading, extra sleeping space that we all congregate towards. There is not a ton of space, so I decorate in small ways.
Scented candles are my love language. This time of year, they are usually scents that remind me of baked goods. This one is Sugar Cookie.
Our dining table is small and only fits six, so we actually serve buffet-style this time of year. But when we have a smaller crowd, I love to set a more whimsical table setting, even during the holidays. I love these plates I found a few years ago at Anthropologie.
Some texture, a little greenery, and a bit whimsy.
Our Breakfast nook is across from our dining area, and its beautiful shelves almost make up for not having a mantle to decorate this time of year!
Even our bathrooms are decked out with small, festive touches this time of year.
Last but not least. This is our covered porch and can be seen across the lake. I leave the wreath up all year long but only light it during the holidays. I love it, and it makes my heart happy.
That’s it for my portion of today’s tour. Thank you so much for stopping by. Next up in our Holiday hop is my friend Julie from @myweeabode who is sharing a lovely Christmas DIY. Stopover and tell her hello from me. Don’t forget to visit all the other marvelous bloggers. All this Christmas decor is sure to put you in a holiday mood.
Sand Dollar Lane // Aratari at Home // Postcards From the Ridge // Sweet Pea
Worthing Court // Atta Girl Says // Sonya Burgess // Kippi at Home
White Arrows Home // Cribbs Style // Dabbling & Decorating // One House 2 Barns
My Family Thyme // The February Fox // A Life Unfolding
My Wee Abode // The Tattered Pew // Thistlewood Farms
Artsy Chicks Rule // 2 Bees in a Pod // Zucchini Sisters (not shown) // The Little by Little Home
The French Blue Cottage // Elizabeth Joan Designs // Joy in Our Home
Thistle Key Lane // Noting Grace
Until next time,
I love all the peace signs! Your home is so beautiful!
Thank you! I’ve had so much fun on this hop!
I enjoyed touring your home and it looks festive for Christmas. Lighting up the peace sign for Christmas is a great touch. I’m headed to our lake house this weekend and I’m looking forward to seeing some lights there.
I hope you enjoyed your weekend, thank you for stopping by.
Your plates are precious! Such a great idea to add stockings to your ladder.
Thank you, I love my little woodland plates! I wish they were still avaiable as I have broken two so am now using them as serving plates.
Thank you for stopping by, this hop was so nice as I have met some lovely new blogging friends. 🙂
I enjoyed your Christmas house tour. I especially like your beautiful Christmas tree in the wooden box and your quirky, whimsical angel:)
Thank you for stopping by Carrie and for showing our Tim Burtonish Angel some love! 🙂
Your home looks lovely, as always, Libbie. I love your ladder idea for stockings… I just may steal that! And those bells are beautiful, too! Where did you get those? Pinned!
Thank you my friend! Necissity is the mother of invention (I have no mantle and that blanket ladder is always around!).
The bells are from Hearth and Hand at Target (Last year) and they are a very nice quality for the price. Not sure they have them again but I nice pick up if they do!
I can’t even describe properly how much I love this. It’s so festive but simple and all the whimsical touches are my favourite! I just love it!
Laura this is the sweetest comment. You’ve made my day! Thank you. 🙂
Oh my goodness, I love the peace sign garland on your tree. That is so awesome. You have come up with some great ways to carry a decorating theme through your bedroom and I just love it all Libbie! Peace baby!
Thank you! I do love running with a theme and this year it’s a calm, quiet one that just feels right.
Peace and Love,
As always, your lake house looks amazing! I really love the stockings on the ladder!
I don’t see the resemblance with you and the angel but that is a sweet memory 😘
Thank you my friend. She is a special angel for sure!!!
I’ve loved being with all these amazing bloggers so once again THANK YOU for pulling this together. So much gorgeous inspo and I’m still working my what through all of the posts.
Libbie your peace signs on your tree are amazing. I also have a peace sign I made out of an old wagon wheel lit up with white lights for Christmas. Shoot, wish I had thought of a Peace Tree!!
Your wagon wheel sounds beautiful. I love the theme and plan on bringing it back again next year.
Libbie I just love your peace sign and those plates on your table. Your Christmas decor is cozy. Wishing you a Merry Christmas.
Thank you, Sonya!
I am loving going lighter and softer this year. It feels very warm and cozy.
Your home is so beautifully decorated! I love all of the peace signs that you incorporated!!!
That is so sweet of you. I truly loved the beautiful tour and meeting so many wonderful new friends!
Hi Libbie, I enjoyed your Christmas house tour! Your home echoes the warmth of the Christmas holidays. 🥰
OMG you go to such trouble. What a beautiful home and such gorgeous decorations. It must take forever to put up all those. xx
Wow, such gorgeous decor! I love the ladder with the stockings! I may need some of these ideas. Our decor for Christmas is "woodland" with animals and pinecones, wood trees etc. I need to do a post on my decor – I love the wrreath over the bed too. Very special!
Everything looks just beautiful!! Cheers! xo
Your home is lovely, Libby! Everything looks so beautiful! I love the idea of decorating your bedroom. This is something that I would like to do in the future! Happy Holidays to you!
I love your home decorated for the holidays!
I have never decorated my bedroom for Christmas but my bathrooms do get some holiday cheer in them!