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December 26, 2017

Christmas 2017 - The House Tour

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!  I am still digging out from the mess but I thought I would share what my house looked like before the unwrapping extravaganza took place...

Although we had snow last week, we didn't end up with a white Christmas.  The temperatures have dropped, though and it's supposed to be freezing all week!

This year, I kept my outdoor decor simple.  Just a couple trees on the porch with my new buffalo plaid door mat from Target.  Ignore the ugly wires.  I was so cold the day I snapped this photo so I didn't bother trying to hide the cord.

This year I also added wreaths and a bow to the lanterns by my garage.  This bow was from last year's foyer.

I didn't have any plants in these urns so I just threw in some fresh greens and decorations.  It was amazing they didn't blow away with the crazy winds we've had!

That's about all the excitement outside, let's go back to the front door and head inside...

As you can see, I used different ribbon for my bows this year.  I went with red and white plaid to replace the red and black houndstooth I had in there last year.

A few festive bows on the stairs to coordinate with the tree.

We use our artificial tree in the foyer and a real one in the living room.

In my kitchen, I kept things pretty simple again.

I always like to use my tiered tray on the island.  It doesn't take up too much space and adds some color.

Here is the view into the family room.  My kitchen table is set up for everyday in this photo but I recently set a Festive Table Setting that we ended up recreating for Christmas breakfast.

I moved this console table in from the dining room a few months ago.  I love having the extra storage in here and it's a fun place to decorate!

I just love red and white checked ribbon!

I used the same ribbon on my cabinets with wreaths again..

And I continued with the red on my mantel.

Rosie was very happy to pose for me.  She obviously loves Christmas!

I used red and black pillows on the new-ish sectional.  I never changed the pillows on my old sectional because it was brownish and not very versatile.   I love having a lighter color to work with in here now!

I think I am going to miss all this color in here after Christmas!

I always cover my TV cabinet glass doors with wrapping paper.  You can read all about that in my wrapping paper post.

And here is the view back into the kitchen.

This is the only shot I have of the real tree in my living room.  We bought it really late this least it's not dropping too many needles yet.  This photo was taken the night the kids and I decorated it.  We always use all the traditional homemade and sentimental ornaments in here.

And this is the only shot I have of my dining room.  Someone had an exhausting Christmas!

Once I finish cleaning, we will continue to enjoy the Christmas decor until New Year's Day.  Then it all comes down so we are fresh for the new year!

When do you take down your Christmas decor?

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  1. Dear Shelley,
    I like how you decorated for Christmas, traditional and beautiful! I hope the Christmas party was ... magical! A wonderful house with the family together, with the unmatched joy of the children!
    I wish you beautiful holidays and a good new year!
    Sincerely, Mia

  2. Shelley, thank you for opening the door to your beautiful home. I enjoyed the tour. I also love red and white ribbon. Your tress are so pretty and I love a tree full of memories. My decorations will probably come down this weekend. Happy New Year!

  3. Beautiful Shelley. I love your mantle! And sweet Rosie, so cute.

  4. Your home looks lovely all decked out! Love the Rosie smile picture. We take our Christmas decorations down on New Years Eve day.

  5. What a joyous home, Shelley! Happy Holidays to you and yours! xo

  6. Love your house, everything looks so pretty and of course you know that I am crazy about your kitchen.

  7. Your home looks so festive and inviting. It spells welcome and cozy. I love your new sectional and that you can change your pillows.
    I'm still enjoying the tree with the lights on. We were gone five days so our tree will stay up until New Year's. I'm not ready to change yet.

  8. Your home looks beautiful and festive. I am so glad you still shared this tour after Christmas. I am doing the same with several posts I just didn't have time to post beforehand. After all, the holidays aren't over until after New Year's Day! Thanks for linking up to TFT!
    Follow The Yellow Brick Home

  9. Beautiful, Shelley! I just love your traditional decorations and touches of red. Perfect! Happy New Year!

  10. Oh Shelley, today was the day for me to take all the decorations down. Your home looked gorgeous all decked out for the holidays! Love the fireplace, your kitchen and the staircase, so pretty!

  11. Shelley, you have such a beautiful home. We took our decorations down a few days after Christmas, while my hubby was still home from winter break.


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