Holiday Home Tour Blog Hop-A Traditional Christmas with a French Country Twist

Holiday Home Tour Blog Hop-A Traditional Christmas with a French Country Twist

Welcome friends, and Merry Christmas! I am so happy that you stopped by for a visit and to tour my home dressed for the holidays. There are several wonderful bloggers participating in this holiday home tour blog hop hosted by the sweet Chloe at Celebrate and Decorate. You will want to be sure and pay them a visit, too. There is so much beautiful holiday inspiration. A schedule is posted below.

For now, why don’t you come in out of the cold and have a cup of tea while I give you a tour of my home.

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As you step through the front door, your enter the foyer. It is a small area, so I have kept my Christmas decor simple. I placed a pretty Christmas wreath on the coat closet door and a vignette on the bombay chest.

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The vignette on the bombay chest is simple with a holiday floral arrangement dominated by red flowers, a blue and white plate, and pretty gold reindeer placed upon a tray.

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After you have walked through the foyer, you enter the living room.  The color palette I chose for my Christmas decor is blue, red, gold, and silver.

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I love to use traditional ornaments that have been collected over time on my Christmas tree. Angels and nativity scenes reflect the true meaning of Christmas.

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I also took some night pictures of the room. I like the way the lights give off a warm glow in the evening.

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On the mantel, I hung blue spruce garland and accented each corner with bows in my chosen color palette. My children’s favorite Santa picture and red candles complete the look.

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I kept my coffee table simple, but still reflected the Christmas season. I placed red candlesticks and a pitcher of beautiful white roses upon a Christmas book to create my vignette.

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The Nativity is displayed every year and was a gift from my brother.

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Now, let’s step into the kitchen. I like that you can enjoy the Christmas Tree from both the living room and the ktichen.

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On the kitchen table, I placed a lace runner.   On top of the runner, I placed my Grandmother’s white pedestal bowl and filled it with apples and pine branches. Flanking the bowl are crystal candlestick holders with red candles.

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On my green jadeite cake stand, I placed a cream pillar candle with Christmas greens and red berries.

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I switched out the dishes in the built in with my collection of Christmas dishes.

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I am so happy that you stopped by for a visit. Please visit the other wonderful and talented bloggers on the tour. I know that you will not be disappointed. I hope that you have a wonderful and blessed day, and a very Merry Christmas and happy Holiday Season!!

Holiday Home Tour - Blog Hop

Monday

 Everyday Living | Bluesky Kitchen | Rustic-Refined

Tuesday

Rattlebridge Farm | Starfish Cottage | My Kentucky Living

Wednesday

Cozinest | Belle Bleu Interiors | A Toile Tale | Dining Delight

Thursday

The Painted Apron | Worthing Court | Ramblings of a Southern Girl Rosemary & Thyme

Friday

Panoply | Farm House 40 | Celebrate & Decorate | Major Hoff Takes A Wife  | Twelve on Main 

79 Comments

  1. Thanks for inviting me into your home to see all your wonderful Christmas decorations! I really like the colour combo on your tree – the red and blue look fantastic. Your mantel is also another job well done! Love those large windows in your living room – must feel so bright year round. Your kitchen is lovely and I like all the little touches you’ve added there especially the wreath on the pantry door and the pitcher of greens on your island. Enjoyed my stop here!

    • Thank you, Lori, for the sweet and kind words. We do love the windows in the living room. They allow a lot of great light to enter the room, and I love bird watching. So, they allow me to see all the birds out back. I have a crew of Eastern Bluebirds that like to hang out back there. I’m so happy that you stopped by, and I hope that you have a Merry Christmas!!!!

  2. Shannon, I love a traditional Christmas, and you uphold it very well with all your decor. Your front entry garland is beautiful, and I love the open concept of seeing the tree from LR and kitchen. The books are a nice touch that I love and use also. Your mantel I’ve already seen featured, and I can certainly see why. No doubt your children love that too. Merry Christmas greetings to you and your family!

    • Rita, thank you for your sweet words. I am so happy that you stopped by for the tour, and I have so enjoyed participating with you and the other talented ladies on the blog hop! I hope that you and your family have a very Merry Christmas!!!

  3. I love how you decorated your home! The traditional colors are just wonderful.Even when your tree isn’t lit, next to those windows it looks truly magical. So honored to be paired with you during this blog tour for the holidays.

    • Thank you so much Christine! It has been such an honor to join you and the other wonderful ladies on the blog tour! I have had so much fun, and enjoyed seeing everyone’s beautiful homes. I hope that you and your family have a very Merry Christmas!!!

  4. Shannon, I absolutely love your touches of blue added to the traditional colors of Christmas! The tree is gorgeous! Your home is lovely and decorated beautifully… such details that are perfectly festive! Really like the color of your kitchen cabinets! Enjoyed touring your home! 🙂 ~Rhonda

  5. You have woven your signature blue beautifully throughout your Christmas decor Shannon, and I love the Christmas greens tucked everywhere. The red and white checked ribbons make your kitchen so holiday cheery! You have created an atmosphere of welcome, celebration and peace. Happy Holidays!
    Jenna

  6. Shannon, I love the colors you selected to carry through your Christmas decor…the blue really shines with the red, gold, and silver. Your tree is stunning as seen from several rooms. Your home is perfectly dressed in every way from the nativity to your children’s favorite Santa picture to the blue and white touches! You are a gracious hostess in every way and your home reflects your gracious spirit! Wishing you a wonder-filled Wednesday!!

    • Pam, thank you so much for your very sweet and kind words. I’m so happy that I met you this year through blogging. You have been so kind and supportive, and I deeply appreciate it. I hope that you and your family have a very Merry Christmas!!!

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  8. Shannon, I really enjoyed your tour! I love all of the blue and white, accented with those pops of red! Everything looks so elegant and festive; and the Santa picture is the cherry on top! You have done a beautiful job!

    • Thank you, Shenita! I think you and I are on the same wavelength this year with the blue and white accented with red. We must be kindred spirits! I’m so happy that you stopped by for the tour, and I hope that you have a wonderful weekend!!!

  9. Shannon, your traditional christmas decor is lovely. I love your tall entry and the way you decorated it. Your pops of blue are always so elegant. I somehow missing joining this tour. Maybe next time. Happy holidays.

  10. I love the tree. On here it is hard to tell if they are green or blue (I think blue)–whatever–they really “make” the tree.

  11. Shannon, once again you’ve combined blue with different elements to create a cohesive interior. I love the combination of blue with Christmas red throughout. It blends seamlessly. Happy to be on the blog hop with you.

    • Thank you, Carol, for the sweet words. It has been such an honor to participate with you on the blog hop! I have had so much fun! I hope that you and your family have a very Merry Christmas!!!

  12. Thank you for the tour, Shannon. Your home is really lovely filled with all your Christmas touches.

    Christmas blessings,
    Sandi

  13. It is merry and bright everywhere in your home. Love all the garlands and wreaths with bows and apples. Your tree is lovely and I love your angels on the tree and adding the blue to your tree pulls all your accessories together. I enjoyed touring your home and wish you and your family a very merry Christmas. I have enjoyed getting to know you.

    • Bonnie, you are so sweet! It has been such an honor getting to participate with you on the blog hop. i have had so much fun!!! Thank you for you kind words!!! I want to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas!!!

  14. Your home looks so lovely decorated for Christmas…I especially love all the touches of blue- my favorite color!! Its been so fun blog hopping with you this week…I hope you have a wonderful holiday.

  15. What a lovely job you did! Your home’s color scheme certainly lends itself to this decorating. I love country French, so I’m enchanted by your home. I wish you a wonderful Christmas season.

    • Thank you so much, Linda, for the sweet comment! It is so wonderful to meet a fellow lover of Country French! It is my favorite! I want to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas!!!

  16. Your home looks lovely – I especially like your entranceway!

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  19. Everything is so elegant. All your blue and white looks wonderful with the traditional red and green of the holiday. The little soldiers at your front door made me smile. Merry Merry Merry!

  20. Shannon! Your home looks so amazingly festive and beautiful!!! I love, love, love the pops of blue and red!!! Everything is so pretty! Can’t wait to blog hop tomorrow and take it all in!!! Merry Christmas to you and yours!!!
    Rebeca

  21. Shannon, your beautiful home is very festive all dressed for Christmas. Thanks for sharing! Happy Holidays!

  22. As much as I love the themed and decorator trees and decorations, I always find the collected over time draws me in. I love the stories, memories and meaning behind them. It looks lovely.

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    Shannon, what a treat to visit you this evening in your beautiful Country French home! I love your welcoming and festive entry with the gracefully draped garland. It just says, “Come on inside and get warm. Here’s a cup of hot chocolate.” Inside, I love the blue and red. I used those colors this year, and they make my heart sing. Your red/blue tree is absolutely gorgeous! You have created so many pretty vignettes. Your Christmas dishes are so cheery–I love the pattern and how you’ve arranged them in your built-in. Your kitchen is so pretty, too, and I love the red/white gingham ribbon. I have enjoyed playing with you this year in the blog hops! Love visiting you, and I wish you the merriest Christmas!

    • Thank you, Michael Lee for the very sweet and kind words. I am so honored to be able to participate with you and the other talented ladies in the blog hops. It has been so much fun! I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas!!!

  24. Love you Christmas tree with the big blue snowflakes or stars on them! You cross between french country and traditional is amazing!

  25. Oh hm, I thought I left a comment… maybe it didn’t send! Your home looks so pretty all dressed up for the holidays! Normally I am not a fan of blue for Christmas, but I really like how you used a Frenchy blue… looks really great!

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  28. Shannon your home is beautiful. I love your front door entry with the garland and soldiers. Your tree and interior decorations are so pretty and your mantel is gorgeous. Great job

  29. Hi Shannon and Merry Christmas! As a child, I always loved a touch of blue for Christmas and you’ve brought back some fond memories. I remember seeing houses decorated with all blue lights and thought that was just the most beautiful thing I’d ever seen with white snow all around. People don’t seem to use as much blue as they used to so I really notice it when they do. I wish you a very Merry Christmas. Pat @ Bringing French Country Home

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  31. You are a woman after my own heart! I love blue and white and you have done a fabulous job adding your Christmas decor to what is already beautiful in your home. It’s simply gorgeous.

  32. Hello Shannon,

    I am finally making the rounds on the blog tour. It’s been so busy for me. Your home is so pretty. From the gorgeous and welcoming entrance and all the festive vignettes through out. I especially love how you incorporated the blue into your holiday decor. And your tree looks so pretty with the blues also. Your mantel is also very lovely.

    It’s been fun being on the blog hop with you.

    Merry Christmas greetings to you and your family!

    Janet
    rosemary-thyme.blogspot.com

  33. I thought I had commented the earlier in the week, but alas, double checking it looks like I might have missed you, Shannon! I was sure I had commented on the lovely tradition of you displaying the same toy soldiers your grandparents had! Your home is lovely, thank you for being a part of the blog hops and I wish you a Merry and blessed Christmas!

  34. Oh, I love the blue and red! Your home is just beautiful!

  35. Shannon, your home looks so pretty decorated for Christmas! Your blue and white makes my heart speed up and it looks perfect with your style of decorating!

  36. Beautiful home! I love the red and blue colors … your china is wonderfully displayed!

  37. Shannon,
    Your home is always beautiful, but especially for Christmas! Thank you for linking it to Monday Social.

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  39. Shannon, your home is just so pretty. I love that you have a French country flair and of course, I love your use of color. Gorgeous!

  40. Shannon your blue and red decoractions are very pretty! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

  41. I can see you home so beautiful in and out of Christmas Shannon! Love all the details now though! Thank you for joining the 12 days of Holiday Homes Link party! hope you can drop by and check out my Christmas tour one of these days as well! Have a Merry Christmas!

  42. Your home is just as beautiful as I imagined it would be. The way you use the blue/white color palette and make it work with each season is so creative and I always look forward to seeing what you come up with next. Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story, have a great weekend.

  43. Very, very pretty! Thank you for the hot tea and the warm hospitality! I found you on the Monday Social.

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