A Traditional Christmas Living Room Tour

Good morning, dear friends! I can’t believe the Christmas season is already upon us. Today, I am so excited to give you a tour of my living room dressed in traditional Christmas attire . Won’t you come in out of that terrible cold, and join me for a cup of tea?


This season plaid is trending in both home decor and fashion. This makes me so happy as I adore plaid. With my Scottish ancestry, I guess it just runs through my veins. You will find lots of pretty plaid ribbon throughout my house. I have tied so many bows that I have lost count. If anything sits still long enough, it is subject to have a bow placed upon it.

You may spy a Scottish Santa residing on my coffee table.

I purchased this Santa for my Grandfather as a Christmas gift several years ago. His grandparents emigrated to this country from Scotland, and he was proud of his Scottish heritage.

A magnolia garland tied with plaid ribbon dresses the mantel with a festive touch. My grandparent’s nativity now resides in my home, and it looks perfect on the mantel.






To add holiday touches to my existing vignettes, I simply added a poinsettia, Christmas greens, and glass ornaments.



Sweet friends, I am so happy that you stopped by for a visit. It makes my day! I have so much more holiday decor to show you. Tomorrow, I will be joining several of my blogging friends to bring you our holiday porches. In the coming weeks, I have more Christmas decor, tablescapes, and maybe a recipe or two to share with you. For now, take care, and have a most happy day!

Linking with:
  Between Naps on the Porch – A Stroll Thru Life –

  Follow The Yellow Brick Home –

Katherines Corner – Life and Linda  – Peonies and Orange Blossoms 

 – The Dedicated HouseCommon Ground


  1. Shannon, I have so enjoyed my visit in your beautiful living room all dressed in Christmas finery. I love your traditional style and your use of color, it is so personal and not cookie cutter! The mantel, tree, and vignettes are all perfect. I love your Scottish Santa resting on your coffee table. Everything is warm, inviting, and beautiful! Have a wonderful week sweet friend!

  2. Penny at Enjoying The Simple Things

    Your living room looks beautiful decorated for Christmas! Red and blue are always a great color combo.

  3. Such a lovely Christmas home!
    Our LakeHouse is in a town founded by the Scottish. I love your Grandpa’ Santa!
    But your beloved Grandparent’s Nativity is showcased beautifully.
    Happy December Shannon!

  4. Shannon, your living room is beautiful and full of Christmas cheer. So inviting and warm. I do love your Scottish Santa, he seems to be so happy in your lovely room. My favorite is your grandparent’s nativity. I know it is a treasure for you and is beautiful.
    Thank you for inviting me in for a visit this morning, it was a special treat. Happy December days to you, my friend.❤

  5. Pretty. Love holiday decor! Do you think the Santa is still for sale anywhere? We also have scottish roots (last name Stuart 🙂 ) so would be a fun addition here, thanks!

    • Hi Jillian, thank you for your sweet comment! You won’t believe this, but Stuart was my mother’s maiden name. I can’t find a Santa like mine, but I did a search online and found a really cute one at Belk. It is called Santa’s Workshop Scottish Santa. I’m so happy that you stopped by for a visit! Take care, and happy December!

  6. Oh Shannon, your living room looks stunning! I love your style and the way you can make it look seasonal with your special touches here and there! I love your magnolia garland and how special to have your grandparents nativity. My family insists on a real tree every year which means we can’t put it up too early, oh how I wish I could have a faux tree and put it up right after Thanksgiving! I know you will enjoy this beautiful room all month long!

    • Thank you, Jenna! Oh how I wish for a live tree, but I’m terribly allergic. There is nothing better than the smell of fresh Christmas greens! I hope your December is filled with lots of joy and blessings!

  7. Bonnie Morgan

    Everything is beautiful, Shannon. I love the Scottish Santa and your Nativity. Your mantel is stunning.

  8. Oh, my! Your living room is absolutely gorgeous! I love the traditional look. Your tree is so pretty and your mantel! You’re really ahead with your Christmasing.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia 😉

  9. So gorgeous Shannon! Your heirloom holiday touches make this beautiful room even more inviting! ?

  10. So beautiful Shannon! This Scottish heritage lass loves the Santa bagpiper!

    I hope you enjoy the holidays in your beautiful home!

  11. Shannon your christmas decor is stunning. The heirloom pieces fit perfectly with your holiday decorations. The mantle is so beautiful. Your Christmas tree looks like a lovely dressed ornament. So many pretty vignettes to draw us in. Merry Christmas and thank you for sharing your lovely holiday decor at Love Your Creativity.

  12. I love the plaid, and all the splashes of blue. I found your post on Make It Pretty Monday.

  13. it looks very pretty in here. It looks quite New England-ish. The room has managed to be traditional and welcoming. It doesn’t look to stuffy or uncomfortable. I really like the red chairs with the blue touches.

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