November 28, 2016

A Farmhouse Christmas Home Tour

Today I am opening my doors and sharing my home all decorated for the holidays as part of the Farmhouse Christmas Home Tour! I am one of ten bloggers participating and I couldn't be more excited! 

I absolutely love decorating for Christmas. It is definitely something I look forward to, and this year, I really wanted to make a change. I have been loving neutral Christmas decor for awhile now (see my post about that here), and during last year's tour I talked about my desire to do mostly creams and greens and get rid of the red, so that is what I've done this year. It's such a big change for me! Not only have I always had a lot of red at Christmastime, but I've had red in the family room/kitchen area for about 15 years now. And I have to say, I'm loving the result! It's such a subtle and peaceful look, it really relates to how I'm feeling decor-wise right now. I'm into simplifying in general, and the softer colors of greens, golds and creams fits that. I still love red and white for Christmas, and I'm sure I will do it again, but for now, this has my heart:)

For those of you who've followed me for awhile now, you know that I try not to buy too much new every year. Much of what I have is something we use over and over; ornaments and decor that we've used year after year. I love the traditions that the season brings, and the meaning that those traditions bring. In order to achieve the new color palette, I simply eliminated the items I had that were red; I only had to buy a few new items to fill things out.

So welcome to our home, and come on in!



I used a live tree in the family room with a burlap tree skirt. Tree star is old from Pottery Barn but these and these are similar.


This little cabin/house was a find this year at Home Goods. I have bought and collected the little white houses before, but for some reason, this just spoke to me! I found some similar choices here, here, and here. The frosty white trees are old but these are almost exactly the same, as are these.


The urns are Pottery Barn, with another similar option here.


A vintage bottlebrush tree in a little vignette with some books and my absolute favorite Christmas candle, Joie de Noel by Votivo. My bottlebrush trees are in every room and I have both vintage and repro - I love both! Options here, herehere, here, and here.



More white bottle brush trees in a vintage silver tray.


Chippy urn is vintage. Some options here, and here.


Another antique French urn filled with pine cones and eucalyptus. Candleholders are vintage silver. Some contemporary choices that give the look here, and here and some mercury glass versions here, and here.


I love the look of the white chippy urn against the greens and browns. A couple of vintage urns here and here, or a reproduction here and a wonderful bowl that gives a similar look here.




In the kitchen I have a boxwood wreath from Target, other options here, here, here, here, here, and here.






I love decorating our range mantel - it's one of my favorite ways of changing up the decor for the seasons. Here I kept it simple with a small white wreath from World Market (similar but different option here), an ironstone platter, and two faux little pine trees, other tiny trees available here, and here.


The little tree is live from a garden center but I found wonderful options here, here, and here.







Another boxwood wreath from Target, a white pitcher filled with simple greens and eucalyptus, and some old chippy candleholders, similar choices herehere, here, and here.






The little signs are from Home Goods, with a few similar options here, here, and here. The little bottlebrush tree is World Market with a larger version here, and the cake pedestals and glass cloches are old. Options here, here, here, herehere, and here.










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Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you've enjoyed my tour, and I hope you'll visit some of the other talented bloggers on our tour!





Our Amazing Line Up!

Maison de Cinq (that's me!)


If you want to see last year's Holiday Home Tour, you can go here for Part I and here for Part II.
Happy Holidays to You!


Sheila
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32 comments :

  1. Sheila, your home looks beautiful! I love the soft, subtle colors and all the greenery. How nice that you can sit back and enjoy it all now. (I'm still dragging bins up from the basement!) Have a great day!
    Shelley

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    1. Thank you Shelley! I was so sick of the red, it just feels so good to have a break from it for awhile:)

      And you're right! I've been crazed getting ready for this and my other tour but then it will all be done and I can enjoy it!!

      Sheila
      xo

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  2. Shelia you're home is so beautiful this time of year! I love that little gingerbread house!!! such a perfect little detail

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    1. Thanks so much Haley! Love what you did too, and so glad to be sharing this with you!

      Sheila
      xo

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  3. It is all so beautiful friend! Love the tree in the cake plate :)

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    1. Thank you Morgan! Me too - I'm a cake plate freak - I'll put anything on a cake plate!

      Sheila
      xo

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  4. You have a beautiful home! I love all your bottle brush trees and your gorgeous white kitchen. Fun touring with you! ~julie

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    1. Aww thanks so much Julie, that is very sweet of you to say. And I adore bottle brush trees - they are so charming I think!

      So glad to have "met" you through this tour~

      Sheila
      xo

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  5. this is so pretty! I love the neutral decor and as always your photography is stunning, my friend

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    1. Aww thanks so much Kellie! You are so sweet, and I always appreciate your kindness and support:))

      Sheila
      xo

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  6. Sheila,
    Beautiful! I love the season and you've captured it perfectly!
    xo,
    Karen

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    1. Thanks so much Karen, I so appreciate your support (always!) and you stopping by and commenting!

      Wishing you a wonderful holiday season!

      Sheila
      xo

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    1. Thanks so very much for your kind words! I appreciate you stopping by and taking the time to comment!

      Sheila
      xo

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  8. Sheila, you make everything look so elegant and so gorgeous! I definitely want to go and grab some more greenery now, after looking at all of your pictures. You have style of everything so perfectly. Beautiful job my friend! πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ’‹

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    1. Thank you so much Summer! Your comments brighten my day and always bring a smile to my face!

      I appreciate your friendship so much:))

      Sheila
      xo

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  9. It's absolutely beautiful Sheila....I love the simple touches, it looks so classy. Great job girl.

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    1. Alicia, I am thrilled that you took the time to visit, and to comment! Thank you!

      Sheila
      xo

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  10. I just loved all the little subtle touches. It is all just stunning.

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    1. Thanks so much Brittany! So glad to have "met" you through this tour:)

      Sheila
      xo

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  11. Girl that kitchen with that peek-a-boo shot of the tree, LOVE! It all looks amazing!

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    1. Aww, thanks so much Karen! Yours was gorgeous! And I'm so happy to be doing this with all of you!

      Sheila
      xo

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  12. Sheila your house looks gorgeous. I am trying to get inspired to decorate my own. I am so happy to see a house that isn't over decorated. You are inspiring me!

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    1. Thank you so much Cindy - that means a lot. I agree, I'm not a person to over-decorate and it's not really my style. But then I will see homes much more decorated than mine and I second guess myself and think I'm not doing enough! But I so respect your opinion and your talent, so thank you! You've made me feel much better!

      Happy Holidays Cindy!

      Sheila
      xo

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    2. Your new look for Christmas is lovely. I particularly like your antique white urn, such a lovely piece. Thanks for inviting us for a peek. Cherry Kay

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    3. Thanks so much Cherry! And that urn was something I was looking for for a long time - I was practically giddy when I found it:)

      Thanks for stopping by and for your kind words. Happy Holidays!

      Sheila

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    1. Thank you so much Courtney! I so appreciate your kind words, and thanks again for featuring my tour!

      Merry Christmas to you as well:)

      Sheila
      xo

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  14. Everything looks beautiful Sheila!

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    1. Thanks so much Pamela!

      Merry Christmas!

      Sheila
      xo

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  15. WOW. Every. Single. Thing. = awesome!

    Your kitchen is to-die-for. Merry Christmas!

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    1. Oh my gosh, thanks so much Michele! That is so sweet of you to say! I appreciate you stopping by and taking the time to comment.

      Merry Christmast to you and yours!

      Sheila

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