Sunday, December 11, 2011

Our Holiday Home

Merry Christmas Everyone!
Come on in and have a look around.
We are all ready for Santa to come and whatever is not decorated is going to have to wait until next year because I already put all of the boxes away.
I hope you enjoy...

Last year I tried to keep everything neutral but this year I spotted these red pillows from Pottery Barn and knew I had to have them for Fall and Winter.
Now I might just keep them out year round.
It's also got me on sort of a red kick, which normally I'm not a huge fan of the color red but now I'm starting to like it here and there.

I know I already posted pictures of our mantel in a previous post but I had to make sure I added one more for the holiday tour :)

This is where we  have our stockings because Brooklyn would definitely pull those down if she could reach them.
Up high they are safe from her and she is safe from those stocking holders!
I had big plans for my vintage laundry cart but as you can see it was sort of taken over with my girls' holiday stuffed animals :)

We always have some candy lying around.

I won the large Merry Christmas sign shown below during one of Tracie's Giveaways, it's from Castle & Cottage.
I was so excited I won I couldn't wait to receive it and I I didn't have to, I seriously received it 3 days after I gave them my shipping info.
Be sure to check out their Etsy shop they have some great items.

This is our Living Room and my favorite room during the holidays because it is where our Christmas tree goes every year.
We just got our tree up and decorated last night.
I decided to keep it simple this year, no ribbon or burlap wrapped around just ornaments.

I think I decorated just about every room in the house this year.
The girls love all the little Christmas touches I added to their room.
Here is a peak of what we did in there.

Thanks for taking a look inside our Holiday Home.
Is everyone else all decorated and ready for Christmas?
It's coming so fast, I always wish I could make it last just a bit longer.
Happy Holidays!

I posted the winner of the giveaway over here

Nesting Place

The Shabby Creek Cottage


paige said...

your christmas decorations are so pretty shannon!!
i love the color red & love the pop of color it cheerful!

Cindy said...

How beautiful Shannon!
I was going to try and list all my faves but there were just too many!!
the pillows are perfect
love the lamp and shade
the little tree...
and a stand of candy like that would never last in my house!
have a happy night shannon

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Shannon, I'm so excited to have won Woo-hoo give lil miss Kayla a big Kiss for picking me.
I love Christmas movies and make my family watch them the entire week of Christmas.I am excited to add this one to our list this year.
All the other goodies are fun too.I think I will take the sign to our beach cottage.It will match perfect! Can you email me at I am having trouble getting your email address.Thanks so much ~Cheers Kim

Oh yes the house looks great and I am loving the new pillows I say keep them out all year.~Kim

Leah C said...

Such a pretty holiday house!

Rebecca said...

Everything is just simply beautiful, very elegant.
Thanks for sharing

CHH said...


Just lovely.

Our tree is up but I still want to due a burlap tree skirt this year.

Your china reminds me of mine(Lenox Opal Innocence).

Enjoy this holiday season.

Colleen said...

Beautiful tree Shannon. I love the merry christmas blocks and how you did the top of the hutch. very pretty. (makes me want to shop for more stuff!!)

Jennifer Rizzo said...

Everything looks so pretty! I am so glad you could join in!

Amber Lyon Ferguson said...

I love it, especially the Santa mugs, although I am a bit envious. I bought some at the flea market a few weeks ago and can't seem to find where I put them!

Stop by my blog to see my vintage things sometime!

Amber @

Anonymous said...

Your home decorations for Christmas are beautiful..I love your manager..
Merry Christmas..

Teresa said...

Love the Santa mugs....I have some that I used for years while my kids were growing up....gave them to my daughter this year to use.
Thanks for sharing your home.
ps My daughters name is Shannon too. =)

Natasha @ Keeping the Christmas Spirit Alive, 365 said...

Your home looks wonderful! I love your festive touches and that candy tray is very tempting indeed!

I love your home! Thanks for the tour.

Best wishes,

Genn said...

Wow Shannon everything looks really great!
I love the colors throughout your home. They are so tranquil and peaceful.
Love love love your glass bookcase. Where did you get that? I'd love one just like it!
Love your hutch too. Very pretty!

Cyn said...

Everything looks so beautiful, great job! I love the Christmas tree and the girls room, oh so pretty!

The Arizona Russums said...

i love seeing how other people decorate for christmas. i love your mantle and that fun tree on the table!

Carrie said...

Very unique Nativity - is there a story behind that? Also, I recognize that plaid down blanket on the back of your chair - I was curled up in mine last night while watching "How the Grinch Stole Christmas"! ;-) Love Target! Merry Christmas!

Sheri said...

hey shannon - loving your Christmas decor - we have the same little Nativity scene - don't you just love it? enjoy this time with your beautiful little ones :)

Jennifer S. said...

Everthing looks so beautiful!

susie said...

Such a beautiful Christmas Home friend!!! I LOVE Pottery Barn & see some of it's charms in your lovely home. Thanks for sharing your Holiday Joy with us...

Michele said...

It's beautiful! Your tree is gorgeous!

Robin said...

It's looking very festive in your house. I just love your style.

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Hi Shannon,

I found your lovely blog through Jennifer Rizzo's house party tour - love your decor for the holidays! :) Absolutely beautiful! I am your newest follower. Take care and have a most blessed holiday season!


Jessica @ This Blessed Life said...

You house is so serene and peaceful! I love those frosted white trees on your mantle - are they antiques or did you purchase them somewhere?

Visiting from The Nester's tour - Merry Christmas!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Great photos!!! Love those cute little Santa mugs. :)

Anonymous said...

Lovely decorations. My favorites are the touches you've added to your girls room but it all looks beautiful.

Leslie@OurJoy...HisGlory said...

WOW!! Your living room is beautiful. I love all of the vintage elements, the colors, the whimsy. Great job!

MErry Christmas!

Heaven's Walk said... YOU're the lucky winner of that sign, Shannon! lol! Your house is just so warm and cozy. I adore the addition of the red. I enjoy placing little pops of it around my house, too. It's just a happy color! :)

xoxo laurie

Angie @ Thrifty Like Me said...

Your house looks beautiful! Just love it!

The Elegant Chateau said...

Visiting from the Nester. Your home looks beautiful decked out for Christmas. Following you. Diane

barbara@hodge:podge said...

visiting via The Nester. Candy in the house? That is my kind of home!! Beautifully decorated :)

Cyndi said...

Beautiful Christmas house. Thanks for letting us take a tour!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

everything looks wonderful, but the mantle takes center stage! it is gorgeous!

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Your home is lovely and beautifully decorated for Christmas. I especially like the old window on the mantel and the neutral slips with pops of red.