12.12.2010

My Holiday House~

Today I'm joining in the Holiday Tour of Homes over at Nesting Place. If this is your first time at The Shabby Nest, Welcome! I hope you enjoy your visit. Take a minute and look around. If you like what you see, I'd love to have you come back to visit! I just love new bloggy friends.
For those of you who have visited before, I hope you enjoy seeing some of my favorite Christmas decor from around my house this year (again). I have included links to the posts about each in case you want to learn more.

I adore the Christmas Season. And one of my favorite parts of Christmas is getting to dress up my house for the holidays. I start planning a couple of months in advance. (Not that I get anything actually done that early...but it all starts to come together in my head.)

And this year, I decided that I wanted to go with a calm, neutral palette. One that was festive, but that was serene and understated. So I chose to go with a palette of white, silver, taupe, black and green (of course!). I am really happy with the way everything turned out. It's truly become my Holiday Haven.

Here a few pics of the decor I have spread throughout the house....hope you enjoy!

A little closeup of my Christmas tree. For more on the tree, click here.











I had a great time putting together our mantel this year. First things first...everyone has been asking about the chairs in front of the fireplace...we purchased them at TJMaxx several months ago. For more on the mantel click here. For a tutorial on how to make your own pretty ornament wreath like the one hanging over the mirror, click here.





Our Christmas dining room this year...love the angel wings. For more on that room, click here.












Just one of the Christmas vignettes around our house. For more on that click here.

Happy Holidays to you and yours!


xoxo
Wendy

25 comments:

vintage vine said...

You put together some great Christmas eye candy!!!! I started snooping on your blog about a year ago, now I am a full fledged follower....Keep up the great work!!!

AmericKim said...

Lovely tour...thanks for opening your home.

Joy @ Thrifty Parsonage Living said...

Very pretty tour of your home.

.ashleykaitlin. said...

your mantle is absolutely beautiful! I had to make a mantle this year because our new house doesn't have one:( But I just took pictures on my blog on how I turned one of our window seals into my mantle haha not as cute as yours though! Good job!

The Allen Family said...

ok wendy i need some advice. you've seen my house. what color of curtains should i do over my sliding glass door? and do you think i should do black leather couches or brown?

Funky Junk Interiors said...

So pretty Wendy! Your little village is the sweetest thing I've ever seen!

Have a wonderful holiday season!

Donna
http://funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com/

-Trashy Betty- said...

A-DORABLE!!!!!!!!!!

Michaela said...

First off, your home is beautiful! You have some serious decorating talent! Love the mantel. And the chalkboards are also so charming. Side note: your dining table is awesome...I want it! (:

The Yellow Cape Cod said...

Wendy, Love everything, the silver color scheme is lovely. I really love the village and trees. Thanks for sharing.

Lisa said...

Wendy - beautiful, beautiful, beautiful - love the serene palette!! Thank you for sharing your lovely home!

Richella said...

Oh, it's lovely, Wendy! It all looks so pretty and festive. You've done a wonderful job! Thank you for sharing it with us!

The Beloved Wife said...

You have a gorgeous home!!!Thanks for sharing it with us :O)

paige said...

so beautiful!!
love that chalkboard
( both of them)
love the wisemen print
love all the glimerry silver & white
merry christmas
xo

Amanda said...

oh so very pretty!!! You just cant go wrong with silver & white- its magical!!

Cristin @ Simplified Bee said...

Love your holiday decor! Our mantel has a simple look & feel.

Here from the Nester's linky party.

xo,
cristin

Lady Pamela said...

I am crazy for the angel wings. Have't found any yet this year, maybe next. Also, do you know of a tutorial for the music paper trees? Looks like something I might try making. I am going to look at your other posts now.

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Pamela: I actually made the trees using my Silhouette cutter. They have the pattern. I cut it out and all I had to do was assemple it.

Thanks!
Wendy

Dining Delight said...

Your white/silver mantel pic really drew me into your blog! Looks fabulous with those white chairs in front and love the white stockings!
Everything looks terrific!

DD

Green Door Girl said...

very pretty house, I just love all the silver! I also really love the cloches filled with the seasonal items! :) I posted my holiday tour also - but with how busy I am this year it is "holiday simplified" - LOL :)
greendoordesigns.blogspot.com

sarah @ life {sweet} life said...

It is all so beautiful but that mantel is STUNNING!! Love it all. :)

Lisa said...

You have a beautiful home! I love the angel wings! I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!!!!

Liz@Violet Posy said...

You're home is just beautiful, I'm a a massive fan of all the silver. Happy Christmas!

Yay! DIY said...

Your white stockings are to die for! LOVE them.

Emily said...

Love your decorations! Very classy!

Anderson's said...

So pretty! Love all the silver! Well put together :)