My Christmas Home 2018

Welcome to a mini-tour of my home decked out for Christmas.


My potted live tree is next to the porch with a few ornaments. This is year 4 for my live tree and he has grown well.







My front door is adorned with a gold and red rectangular wreath.







In the entry on a side table is my vintage porcelain Madonna light. A dear friend made it for me back in the 1970’s and it’s one of my favorite things. It’s hard to see the beautiful details when it is not lit.









It is a real beauty in the dark.






My bed is decorated with my DIY Christmas pillows from place mats. I found the place mats in summer 2017 on sale at the thrift store (75% off all Christmas items) for $1.50.  Red cotton corduroy embroidered with white thread snowflakes. I sewed 3 sides and left an opening on one side with Velcro tabs.











My living room white futon is in soft colors with turquoise and white deer pillow covers and a quilted country throw in aqua.












I used a mix of vintage and new ornaments on the Christmas tree. I found these hand-decorated European ornaments at the thrift store. I believe they are at least 30 years old.









I’m very happy with the soft, vintage look this year.













I have pillows on my chairs.

















On the side table is a snowman vignette with a new little evergreen tree.












My dining area is decorated with a live red poinsettia on a side table.









My dining table has a lace tablecloth and snowman place mats. A ceramic Christmas tree and a cute reindeer complete the table.











The corner of the dining room is another vignette with a small wall Christmas tree and a Christmas bouquet.

















I hope you enjoyed my home tour with Christmas decorations.









Wishing you a blessed holiday!




















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I was raised in Tennessee but have lived in Florida for many years. Love my small home in the Tampa Bay area and its developing garden. My decorating style is eclectic - some vintage, some cottage, all with a modern flair. Pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Spent many years in social services but am happily retired.

35 thoughts to “My Christmas Home 2018”

  1. I just love how Christmassy your house looks. It’s also a fab idea having a potted tree to reuse each year. hope you have a very Merry Christmas #keepingitreal

  2. I did indeed enjoy your tour and your decorations are so pretty. The turquoise is so soft and beautiful! I love the Madonna light! Just beautiful!

  3. Your poinsettia is so much healthier than mine. It’s looking at me as if I’m a plant murderer or something. I did enjoy your tour, so cheery and festive. I’d like to curl up on your bed and take a nap. Bet it smells like cinnamon in your house.

  4. What a beautiful festive home you have Carol. Thank you for sharing your lovely displays with us all.

    And thanks for being part of #MMBC. Hope you are having a good week. 🙂

  5. Such a festive and happy home – I’m so glad you taking us on this tour and for sharing on our Encouraging Hearts & Home blog hop this week!
    Have a very Merry Christmas!

  6. Your Christmas decor is beautiful, Carol! What lovely colours, and the Madonna light is stunning! I hope you had a lovely Christmas! Thank you so much for sharing, and for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party. Please do continue to share with the holiday party that is still open, and hope to see you at the first Hearth and Soul Link Party of 2019 on 7th January. Happy New Year!

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  8. Hi Carol, what lovely decorations you had! The Madonna light is very pretty. I particularly like the old handpainted baubles, I have some on my tree (all other decorations are down, just te tree left now!)… I’m sorry I didn’t get around sooner, but ended up taking a break from all things internet.

    Wishing you a happy and healthy 2019 and thank you for sharing your post at #keepingitreal.


    1. I’m glad you took a break. We all need to do that occasionally. Wishing you health and happiness in 2019!

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