Monday, December 9, 2013

Blogger Stylin' Home Tour: Christmas

 Welcome to my Christmas Home Tour, friends! I have been primping, arranging and decorating and some (ahem, my family) might say obsessively, but I just wanted everything to look festive for your visit, so come on in! And, if you just stopped by from Sarah M. Dorsey Designs, she is amazing, right?
Our entry has a bright, open and decidedly vintage feel, thanks in part to my gold stenciled wall and two-toned painted dresser. I placed my new flocked tree (oh, how I love it and have coveted them forever) into an owl vase that was a gift from a friend. I didn't think this tree needed much so I simply decorated it in aqua, green and blue vintage ornaments.

Since our entry is just one wide, open space I created this little sitting area. More vintage ornaments decorate this space (can you tell I have a thing for vintage ornaments, because I completely do)! I also added in this Anthropologie inspired gold polka dot pillow I recently made. I love how the pattern of the pillow mimics the ornaments!

How sweet is my vintage light? I think it's pretty darn awesome and I still cannot believe I got it for FREE!!!

It should be no surprise that our open entryway leads you right into our open living room.  I kept things really neutral and focused on whites, creams, golds and natural greens. And, yes. I totally bought Goldie the Wall Hanging Ram and I love her.

I added in homemade touches like a finger knit garland draped onto my shelf and dresser...


 ...and a branch decorated with wooden stars that I painted metallic gold.

Our mantel is filled with some of my favorite things, like birch branches, brass and special vintage ornaments.

It was my husband's idea to add in the pieces of pine garland and I love how it gave the space dimension and interest!

Our large bookshelf sits across from the fireplace and is sometimes a challenge to style, so I typically keep it very simple and Christmas was no exception.
I love that little pine tree I found at the garden store!

You enter our dining room through an archway and I definitely went for glamorous, yet comfortable feel. Like someplace that you could linger and chat with friends and family forever.

Gold, sparkle, boxwoods and vintage ornaments are all key players in my dining table styling.

I kept the sideboard simple with birch logs and pomegranates (my fav!)...

...that was, once I was able to pry Figaro out of the acrylic bowl. Seriously, he was obsessed!
Lastly, is our tree! It's filled with tons of vintage ornaments, gold and silver ornaments that I've collected over the years and tags that I have painted in metallic gold paint. Another crafty element was the book page wreath that I hung on our vintage ladder.


Thank you so, so much for stopping by and taking my Christmas Home Tour! Be sure to check all the fantastic ladies taking part in this series all week!

Roeshel - DIY Showoff
Jess and Monica - East Coast Creative
Laura - Finding Home
Brittany - Brittany Makes
Caitlin - Desert Domicile
Carolyn - Sweet Chaos Home
Jamie - C.R.A.F.T.
Michelle - Decor and the Dog
Whitney - The Curtis Casa
Kristin - Bliss at Home
Summer - Simple Stylings
Jenna - SAS Interiors
Chris - Just a Girl
Michelle - Iron and Twine
Lindsay - Makely Home
Jennifer - Dimples & Tangles
Jen - The Chronicles of Home
Kristin - Hunted Interior
Eileen - A Creative Day
Lakeitha - Lakeitha Duncan
Kristen - KFD Designs
Jessica - Dear Emmeline
Carmel - Our Fifth House

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  1. So so pretty, oh so pretty…! ;) Gold and white is my thing, love!
    And adore Figaro in the acrylic container, so cute!

  2. Very pretty Angela :) Love the color scheme :) xo Kristin

  3. gorgeous, angela! and JUST right! not overdone- just perfect!

  4. I love the simplicity, Angela! Really beautiful. And that portrait in your dining room is amazing!

  5. Beautiful! And inspiring! As always, Angela! :)

  6. So beautiful, Angela!!! Love it :)

  7. Angela - your home is lovely as nice to see your home on the tour - congrats!

    Cheryl @ The Creative Me and My McG

  8. angela - i am crazy about your place - there are so many amazing ideas i can't pick a favorite!

  9. Hello, I popped over here from BNOTP! I got a chuckle out of your kitty in the bowl - he does not want you to remove him, heh. If you have a moment, could you point me to where you found your dining room chandelier? I am on the hunt for similar. Thank you!

  10. Your place is beautiful. I especially love your dining room!

  11. Very pretty! I love your tree and your kitty in the bowl :)

  12. I just love your subtle touches of Christmas! Your unique style with all of its vintage goodness is wonderful.
    Mary Alice

  13. I love that shot of the dining room and entryway ~ it's very pretty!

  14. Your home is beautiful and it decorated for Christmas is even better! Love your pops of color!!

  15. Pretty much love everything about this! Thanks so much for sharing!

  16. It is all so pretty, thanks for giving a tour of your home. I got tickled at your kitty in the bowl. The ring near the bottom makes it look like he is sitting in water. lol

  17. Very pretty, Angela! I love that tray on your coffee table...styled beautifully! I enjoyed your tour!

  18. Beautiful! Just the right balance of modern and vintage! LOVE your style! Merry Christmas! Melissa

  19. Lovely! Seriously! How simple are those stars on a branch! They look so cute!

  20. As always, your home is just beautiful! I love the touches of blue/aqua in your decor. But Figaro is the most beautiful decor of all...

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  21. So pretty and I love your touches of gold and white. Stunning. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  22. Your home is beautiful and I love all your holiday touches! I want to just slowly peruse over them because there is so many unique details I love. That "century" book totally caught my eye, too, btw! Love that. And I love those stars on the branch on your coffee table and the gift tag pretty! And Figaro...aaaaadorable!!! ;)

  23. Angela, it's all lovely! You have such a beautiful home and thanks for sharing it with us. Happy Holidays!

  24. I enjoyed your home tour, but my best part is your cat in the bowl. That is something one of my many past cats would have done.

  25. Angel, great home tour, love the color you chose to use. The cat in the bowl made me laugh out loud!!


  26. left the a off your name, SORRY, typo, but you know that, LOL!!!

  27. Beautiful know I love your style!!

  28. So beautiful, Angela! I love every detail. I'm sharing on my FB page today ;)
    Jamie @

  29. Ah!!!! LADY!!! It is gorgeous! I seriously do not even know where to start! Your use of gold throughout your home is brilliant as are your natural elements in all of your vignettes! Your tree is perfect and your table is set so elegantly! SO much class in your simplicity! Thanks for sharing your beautiful home with us!!! Nicole

  30. I love the white cabinet in your entry next to the cute settee. And, the cat in the bowl is a winner.

  31. I think every body else has said what you should know, your home is so classy and gorgeous. Love all the elements of your decorating and think your kitty is my favorite, so cute. So funny how they decide they want to be in the photos no matter what is going on. Gorgeous cat by the way.
    I gleaned plenty of great decorating ideas looking at your home tour photos, enjoyed very much. Had to pin your whole post. Happy holidays.

  32. The kitty in the bowl is my favorite decoration! Your home is lovely, thank you for sharing.

  33. Your tree is beautiful and I love your dining table and especially the blue chairs!

  34. Stunning Angela - but the cat is my favorite!!!

  35. Love all of your festive touches, especially the star studded branches and I MUST make a gold polka dot pillow!

  36. Thank you for this home tour. You have beautiful house. It's feel like I'm visiting your house right now.

    Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for a Happy New Year!
    Bring you Good wishes of happiness.

    Sorry for greeting you earlier,, just don't want miss saying this.
    By the way, I'm Clotee. It's my first time visiting your blog. I am blogger too, and now try my best luck to open an e-shop. Nice to know you.


  37. Your home is beautiful! LOVE your Christmas decor and the kitty is special! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

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