Friday, December 09, 2011

Merry Christmas! Ya'll come on in~

Merry Christmas friends!

i'm really tickled to share our home with you.
honestly each year i find myself simplifying my decorations just a little bit more than the year before.
i have boxes & boxes of Christmas decorations.
and quite the large collection of dept 56 snow village
but the last couple years have pulled out what i absolutely love
& been just fine with that.

having a large family, it's truly my desire to create a peaceful home.
a respite from our busy loud and crazy lives.
i think my girls would prefer i place every single ornament on the tree
& that i pull out everything we own for the holidays...but...maybe when we have grand babies! ha!

we loaded up with some fresh greens, white lights, silver and gold,
pulled out the mercury glass & grouped some of my collections together for more of a vignette look.
i'm still adding little touches here and there.

 i hope you enjoy.

ya'll come on in~

our foyer holds our little nativity scene made in Uganda

i began collecting bottle brush trees several years ago.
this year i placed them on one of my mother in law's silver trays in the kitchen
where they could be easily seen & enjoyed.
i purchased the large gold frames at the country living fair. i walked around for at least an hour debating
whether to purchase them. what was i thinking? they're fabulous!
i'm so glad i snatched them up. i love propping them in different places.
one of my clients this fall brought me one from her own antique collection as a gift.
i have that one shown in the photo with the wooden snow covered tree. 

my other favorite collection is my vintage ornaments.
i placed many of them in this large container. 
i love having the fun pop of vintage color from both the ornaments
& the bottle brush trees in the kitchen.

a little vignette in our master bedroom
the framed card is one of the papaya glittered Christmas cards

a peek into caroline's room

emi's tree

& finally, our tree

& in the evening,

Merry Christmas!!


Privet and Holly said...

Your home is like
{what I imagine!} a
sugar plum to be;
sparkly, sweet and
meant to be savored!
Thank you for opening
your doors again this
year. I'll look forward
to peeking in at some
of the others on the

xx Suzanne

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Paige, every time I see photos of your home, I want to redecorate mine.......and the holidays are no different! Your house looks absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! It looks so festive, cozy, and inviting! Enjoy every minute of this special time of year.

All my best to you and your family this holiday season. Merry Christmas!!!



Jodee said...

I am ready to move right in! Your house looks fabulous! You are an amazing decorator and photographer too!

Cheryl said...

Your home looks beautiful. The quiet, loveliness that I enjoy. I keep you in my prayers.

Alison Agnew said...

what a fun glimpse
into your lovely
and charmingly
decked out Christmas home

your space looks warm and welcoming
with the shiny bobbles
and collected bits scattered around

thanks for sharing with us!


Tracy Wills said...

Paige,your home is gorgeous. I LOVE every single inch of it.

Rita Weiss said...

Oh what a pleasure! Thank you for sharing your home with us :)

Jboo said...

Wow Paige -- your home looks so lovely -- warm and inviting and special -- just like you and your family! Love so many of your little touches! And sweet Brinkley -- hoping he is totally recovered and ready to enjoy the holidays too. Blessings to you and your family.


A Vintage Vine said...

Oh my, that is just beautiful! So glad I dropped by.....You did a wonderful job! So much great Holiday sparkle and glitter, each room is perfection..Thanks so much for sharing!

Jenny said...

Thank you so much for the tour of your beautiful home. It is so festive and welcoming, and I enjoyed every last bit of it.

Sibi said...

You have such a gift with making a house a home!

And I absolutely love your style!!!

Okay, this may be the first comment of about three because there is so much eye candy in this post I am going to have to go and look at all of your gorgeous pictures over and over again!

But at first glance....

Love the scripture on the chalkboard. Love. We have a smaller one but I love the scale and look of yours!

Love the bowl of vintage ornaments.

Love sweet things' room. Oh my heavens of preciousness! Would like to see a picture of Caroline playing somewhere in this beautiful room in this post....please add:)

Love Emi's room color and that dresser and tree!! It looks like Seaside to me!!

Love the bottle brush collection display....may be some coveting going on over here.

Love the three wreaths in the main room...

Let Heaven and Nature Sing!!! Beautiful!!!!

I have to ask though...where are the children? Was in anyone home in the photographing of this post? Where is our beloved Dan? :)))

Love you sweet friend!!! Congratulations on this huge blessing!! Love you!


Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Stunning!! You home is gorgeous. Thanks for take us on this wonderful tour.

rusty hinge said...

I love your home! It is gorgous! I am really enjoying going through this Christmas Home Tour and I am so glad I found your blog! I am your newest follower!

Anonymous said...

This is my first time visiting and your Christmas home is beautiful! I really enjoyed the tour and look forward to following along.

Thank you for sharing your lovely and merry Christmas home ~ xo

traci said... gorgeous paige. i love the cluster of bottle brush trees. to darn cute. and you know i love the vintage ornaments. oh dear. i want to start again.

Polly said...

love it all Paige! so peaceful and relaxing and cozy. perfect.

Jackie said...

Love your taste, style & creativity.
Love you.
xox Jackie

christina said...

so very pretty.
"wonderful counselor" indeed.

Lauren said...

Beautiful!!!! Love, love, love it....your home is so sweet, graceful and so so real :)) Merry Christmas!

Bethanie said...

So pretty Paige!! I love how Brinkley just happens to make it in a few. Glad to see he's still up for photos!!

Tricia said...

Paige~ your home looks beautifully dressed up and ready for the holidays. Every last detail is gorgeous and magazine worthy thanks to your killer photography skills. I'm going back to study every image again now. ;)

A very Merry Christmas to you and your sweet family.

Britney said...

I love your Christmas tree! How did you steady it in the bucket? Does your tree stand fit inside?

Between You and Me said...

woah. i just blew up pinterest.
i think i might have pinned nearly every single one of your pictures.

girlie. your home is magical.

Amy Kinser said...

Your home is stunning!

I knew from the start with the word Y'all, that I would feel very welcome in your home, and I did. I am from Tennessee and always say y'all. It's just natural, isn't it?

God's blessings upon you. Amy

Shannon said...

You did not disappoint Paige and it was worth the wait ;) Everything looks so peaceful and pretty. Love the bottle brush collection and mercury collections.
Happy Holidays!

Jennifer said...

Paige, I love it all. Is your Christmas Tree one that can be planted after the holidays? I noticed it in the bucket and wanted to check. I love that idea!

3 Peanuts said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS my friend!!!! I love every single bit. It is simple and beautiful and perfect:)

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

Love all you do. It's so sparkly and inviting, sprinkled with fun.

Chelsea Payne said...

Simply gorgeous!

Cyn said...

Evrything looks so beautiful! You are so creative! Happy Holidays to you and your beautiful family =)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Your home is just beautiful, Paige! I love so many of the little details you added. Loving the bottlebrush trees in all their colors as well as that bowl of ornaments. Very serene yet festive!

Lolo @ The Adventures of Stig and Lolo said...

Simple and pretty. Just like I thought it would be! Perfect amount of holiday touches it Paige :)
And you have a metal bucket for your tree !I am jealous - you rascal ;)

Unknown said...

Simply beautiful! Filled with so much love.....

tara said... pretty!! I love your collection of bottle brush trees, and your vintage ornaments, and your tree is just beautiful, ahhh heck I love it all!!! thanks for letting us peek in, and see your gorgeous home!! Merry Christmas sweet girl~ xo, Tara

Kacey said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Love the pops of color everywhere.

Lacey Osborn said...

Where did you get your little chandelier lamp in the entry?

Heidi said...

simply beautiful!!!

Michele said...

I just knew I would love all the pictures of your house decorated for Christmas - and of course I did! You're an amazing photographer and decorator! You are simply amazing Paige :)

Tina said...

Paige, these photos just took my breath away. Your Christmas decorating is perfection!! Your home seems so calm and peaceful and your collection of vintage bottle brush trees is stunning! My Miss Olivia LOVES your Caroline's decorations :) Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home. Wishing you a wonderful weekend sweet lady ~ xx

Unknown said...

paige it is just beautiful, your home is so pretty! i love your mantle and all your frames and that chalkboard with the passage is beautiful! merry christmas!! xo susan

Unknown said...

Perfection....your home is absolutely stunning Paige, I just love it.

I've never heard of bottle brush trees.....I wonder if we have them over here...and I love all your vintage ornaments.

Love the Brinkley ornament too :)

Beautiful X

Unknown said...

Your home and Christmas decor are so lovely! I'm stopping by from Jennifer Rizzo's and following now.

Tiffini said...

walking through your home was so peaceful and full of His love..
it is soft and sweet and full of laughter and the Christmas decor just added to
love the white couch by the soft light filled windows..i see myself sitting there reading and talking
love the vw ornament..all the pillows
thank you for having us and taking the time to photograph it all
happy weekend

Coastal Health and Home said...

Beautiful, Paige.

I love all of the greens.

You did a great job putting them together. Very stylish.

Micah Jamie said...

Oh Paige! It's all lovely. I adore your home!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Your home is just stunning! I loved getting a peek, of your home all dresses up :) my boys want everything out as well, this year we just kept a few items in the attic shhhhh...;0) have a merry christmas!

Leslie said...

Beautiful Ms. Paige!! So twinkly and calm all at the same time!

Debby said...

Just love your home. I love all the groupings of your collections. Those trees are so beautiful with all the colors. Simple and cozy.

Holly Mathis Interiors said...

iloveeee the wreaths on the windows..LOVE that shot and the bottlebrush trees..its all gorgeous..just like i knew it would be!

Anonymous said...

I love your home decorated for Christmas..It's beautiful and the rooms are simply decorated yet so stunning and elegant..

Jodi said...

Paige...your home is absolutely beautiful. I always get such a warm "homey" feel when ever i see photos of it; I just love it! I couldn't wait until Friday to see it; I knew it was going to be perfect! :) I love the vintage bottle brush trees and the ornaments!

I always love the simplicity of your decor. We have alot going on in our house right now and so I have chosen to simplify our Christmas decor; I think I will keep it that way!

Take care! PS, I hope Brinkley is feeling better; he is just so darn cute laying there on the floor!

Andrea said...


Anonymous said...

Everything looks lovely. I am also an RN BSN


Susan EvelynAndRose said...

Oh my, SO gorgeous! I love all your pops of color here and there, and all of your vintage ornaments are fabulous.
Love the girl's room especially!
Found you on Jennifer's tour - I'll be back,

Theresa said...

Ohhh so pretty. there are so many things that I love, the vintage bottle brush trees, the vintage ornaments, the silver tree! You put them together so beautifully, thanks for sharing!

Alecia said...

You had me at the front door...LOVE it ALL!!! Nicely done & VERY relaxing...I just want to curl up on the couch with some hot cocoa by that gorgeous tree :-)

Unknown said...

Oh Paige, I LOVE it when you show us pictures of your gorgeous home! EVERYTHING looks beautiful!!! I especially love your bowl of vintage ornaments, very special!


:) T

D said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I pinned and pinned.

Jeannine said...

How do you do it? So many thoroughly decorated houses get that cluttered look. Yours, well, it's just elegant but un-stuffy, cute enough to make kids happy, serene enough to make moms happy. Amazing. Getting up from this computer right now and getting decorating!

Lulu and Co. said...

Stunning!!!!! Merry merry, wonderful, gorgeous holiday home full of love!

LexiBexi said...

Your house is so lovely! I often look at the pictures feeling inspired to decorate more in my house. :-)

Jen Kershner said...

Gorgeous Paige! I love your less is more Christmas style.

patty said...

i lovelovelove the vintage bottle brush trees and ornaments... they have inspired me! but then, most things here do! :) merry christmas!

Grace @ Ruby Moon Designs said...

Wow, so you actually live there??!! It looks like a dream! Wonderful!

Blessings, Grace

Eclectically Vintage said...

Where do I begin - the silver tree, the shiny brites, the mercury glass, those 3 wreaths in the window, the fresh garland, the frames on the mantel ... everything rocks! You know I am now following!

Julie said...

It all looks beautiful. Love all your grain sack pillows. I feel the same way about simplifying! I've been doing the same thing the past couple years & I love it.

Leslie said...

MAN!!! Your house is stunning. I love all of the Christmas touches you have done. Great job!

Merry Christmas!

Unknown said...

I just adore all of your little collections, especially the vintage ornaments and the bottle brush trees. Those are both right up my alley.

Your home is my ideal, so calm, peaceful and welcoming all at the same time. Just beautiful!!

Merry Christmas!!!

Theresa said...

I fell in love with your home! Exactly the look I love...Justlovely! Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas!

Deb said...

So beautiful Paige...I always love your decorating! ~Deb~

Anonymous said...

I wandered over from Nester's Home Tour link up. I loved every single picture. Your home is absolutely amazing. I want to go back and look at every picture again, there are so many great accessories and pieces of furniture. I'll definitely be back again!

Merry Christmas!

Puttin' On The GRITS said...

You have a BEAUTIFUL home. Stealing approximately 500 ideas from you!

Lindsey said...

What a beautiful home! I'm pretty sure I could find lots of places to sit with a warm cup of tea and a book!

Shabby Chatue said...

Amazing it all!! I was wondering what the sign says under the poinsettia photo says? Would you be willing to post it on my facebook page or your blog to see?

Thank you so much for sharing!!


Anonymous said...

Beautiful, Beautiful! Loving your furniture and all your special touches. Have a very Merry Christmas, Marcia

Amber said...

Wow. That's all I can say. Your home is gorgeous.

Cassie Bustamante said...

WOW! your home is stunning! i love the pops of color like those bottle brush trees!

Cassie Bustamante said...

i loved it so much i am featuring it on my blog tomorrow!

Andi said...

Oh my goodness! One of my favorite home tours ever!! i love every single thing!! I especially love the bottle brush trees and the evergreen wreaths on the windows. Awesome job!

Maury @ Life on Mars said...

Wow! Your home is stunning! I love the simplicity of the white that makes all the decorations stand out! I'm a new follower. I hope you'll follow me back but no pressure. merry Christmas to you and your family!

Michaela said...

So beautiful! I found you from Cassie's blog (: Love those colorful trees, the bible verse on the chalkboard, and all the special ornaments. Your doggie is just as cute, too! We love goldens (: