This is my favorite post of the year, the culmination of months of work, planning and crafting and decorating. The day I get to open my home to you, dear readers and friends, and invite you along for a tour of our Christmas home decor.

2014 Christmas Home Decor and Tour at AttaGirlSays.com

I know there are a lot of new visitors here today for the Christmas in the 2014 Country Home Tour and Link Party. Welcome!

Christmas in the Country

Mine is one of more than 40 decorated homes featured in this two-week event from Nov. 28 through Dec. 12. Please visit Creative Country Mom’s Home & Garden to see all the new stops on the tour each day. You can also add your post to the holiday-themed link party. Let’s enjoy a homespun, country Christmas with Brooke and all her friends at Creative Country Mom’s.

Settle in for lots of photos that I hope will inspire you and put you in the holiday spirit.

Vintage-Inspired Christmas Porch Decorations

We’ll start on the vintage-inspired front porch, full of treasures I’ve collected at yard sales, estate sales and antique shops.

Vintage-Inspired Christmas Porch Decorations

A merry and bright space…

So many lovely vintage-Inspired Christmas Porch Inspirations.

…with ticking and holly and bright pops of red and green everywhere…

Use Christmas stencils to paint a child's chair for photos

handmade touches…

Vintage-Inspired Christmas Porch Decorations

… and unexpected details.

So many lovely vintage-Inspired Christmas Porch Inspirations.

You can see more of the porch tour here.

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For now, let’s step inside the foyer, one of my favorite spaces in our home.

2014 Christmas Home Decor and Tour at AttaGirlSays.com

I decorated the buffet with vintage Christmas houses, like I always do, but I changed things up a bit this year.

2014 Christmas Home Decor and Tour at AttaGirlSays.com

2014 Christmas Home Decor and Tour at AttaGirlSays.com

You’ll notice I used lots of metallics here, and I carried that theme throughout the house. focusing mainly on gold.

2014 Christmas Home Decor and Tour at AttaGirlSays.com

It’s definitely a golden Christmas in the dining room.

It's definitely a golden Christmas in the dining room.

2014 Christmas Home Decor and Tour at AttaGirlSays.com

2014 Christmas Home Decor and Tour at AttaGirlSays.com

I bought myself an inexpensive white tree ($40 at Walmart) since I’ve been coveting one for years, and decorated it with golden ornaments.

It's definitely a golden 2014 Christmas Home Decor and Tour at AttaGirlSays.com

2014 Christmas Home Decor and Tour at AttaGirlSays.com

2014 Christmas Home Decor and Tour at AttaGirlSays.com

The dining room table is decorated rather simply (for me!) with white dishes and gold accents with just a little bit of red.

2014 Christmas Home Decor and Tour at AttaGirlSays.com

It’s a look that works for Christmas through New Year’s Eve.

2014 Christmas Home Decor and Tour at AttaGirlSays.com

2014 Christmas Home Decor and Tour at AttaGirlSays.com

Of course, I decorated the bar cart, one of my favorite Christmas presents from last year.

2014 Christmas Home Decor and Tour at AttaGirlSays.com

2014 Christmas Home Decor and Tour at AttaGirlSays.com

2014 Christmas Home Decor and Tour at AttaGirlSays.com

And do you spy the china cabinet in the background?

2014 Christmas Home Decor and Tour at AttaGirlSays.com

I topped it with my favorite glittery, golden garland, which I’ve had for years and move from room to room. (Last year, I used it in the living room.)

2014 Christmas Home Decor and Tour at AttaGirlSays.com

A few more peeks at the dining room before we tour the rest of the house.

2014 Christmas Home Decor and Tour at AttaGirlSays.com

A quick stop in the vestible, where my son Jackson set up the Christmas village and a tree all his own.

A funny thing happened as he was setting this up. I put something down the table and moved something around, and he was quick to reprimand me: “Mama, I’m decorating.” Clearly, he takes after his mama.

Because I do love to decorate.

2014 Christmas Home Decor and Tour at AttaGirlSays.com

Here we are in the formal living room.

2014 Christmas Home Decor and Tour at AttaGirlSays.com

I hung a simple magnolia wreath on the armoire doors I painted.

2014 Christmas Home Decor and Tour at AttaGirlSays.com

I used the same pretty green gingham ribbon for the staircase garland. While I loved last year’s gilded pinecone and magnolia leaf garland,  I switched things up a bit this year, decorating the champagne garland with burlap poinsettia flowers and  gold Christmas balls.

2014 Christmas Home Decor and Tour at AttaGirlSays.com

A few simple, natural touches here and there.

2014 Christmas Home Decor and Tour at AttaGirlSays.com

I do love a boxwood wreath, and I move these miniature ones throughout the house from season to season.

2014 Christmas Home Decor and Tour at AttaGirlSays.com

Let me introduce you to the newest member of the family, Felix, a stray cat who has taken up residence with us.

He likes to give me photography and decorating tips in between naps and trips to his food dish.

2014 Christmas Home Decor and Tour at AttaGirlSays.com

I know you want to see the tree. Well, one of the trees. How did I turn into one of those people with multiple Christmas trees?

I’ll blame it on my southern heritage and the fact that I just love Christmas.

2014 Christmas Home Decor and Tour at AttaGirlSays.com

Our main Christmas tree is not a designer tree or a themed one.

Instead, it’s loaded with our collection of ornaments. Some are vintage, some are handmade, some are heirlooms, some are precious and fragile and others are made of plastic.

But each holds a special memory and a special place in our hearts.

2014 Christmas Home Decor and Tour at AttaGirlSays.com

It’s always a challenge to see if we can fit them all on the tree because each year we add more to our collection. (I’m sure I’ll go out and shop the after-Christmas sales this year and buy even more ornaments!)

2014 Christmas Home Decor and Tour at AttaGirlSays.com

While it’s fun to go all out when decorating the tops of cabinets and tabletops, sometimes less is more.

I added a simple evergreen garland to the TV armoire and called it done!

2014 Christmas Home Decor and Tour at AttaGirlSays.com

My vintage Shiny-Brites are on display in a brass case.

2014 Christmas Home Decor and Tour at AttaGirlSays.com

A few more glimpses at the living room.

Now, let’s take a quick look in the master bedroom. I didn’t do much decorating here.

Christmas Mantel Decorations

But I did add a few festive touches to the fireplace. It’s one of two holiday mantels I decorated this year.

Bring a little international flair to your Christmas decorating with this handpainted Christmas banner embellished with the phrase, "Buon Natale," Italian for Merry Christmas

Again, you can see the gold theme in the DIY Buon Natale Christmas banner I painted.

Bring a little international flair to your Christmas decorating with this handpainted Christmas banner embellished with the phrase, "Buon Natale," Italian for Merry Christmas

Let’s skip over the unmade bed, and head to the breakfast room and keeping room — our family’s main hangout space.

2014 Christmas Home Decor and Tour at AttaGirlSays.com

I gave you a tour of the keeping room mantel yesterday, so I won’t linger too long on those details.

2014 Christmas Home Decor and Tour at AttaGirlSays.com

Just a few views of the woodland meets plaid meets vintage decor.

Christmas Mantel Decor

Christmas Mantel Decor

Christmas Mantel Decor

Speaking of plaid, I fell in love with these bows at a local shop and had to bring them home with me.

2014 Christmas Home Decor and Tour at AttaGirlSays.com

I tied one to a lamp, and I think it looks like a streetlight!

Christmas Mantel Decor

The other is tied to my snowball bucket.

2014 Christmas Home Decor and Tour at AttaGirlSays.com

Here’s Felix again, taking a little catnap while I work.

These animals are no help when it comes to Christmas decorating and blogging.

A Christmas cookie for you if you can find our dog, McCoy, hidden in one of these tour photos.

2014 Christmas Home Decor and Tour at AttaGirlSays.com

I used a stencil to draw these antlers and holiday message on a vintage chalkboard.

2014 Christmas Home Decor and Tour at AttaGirlSays.com

It’s part of a woodland motif I have set up on my antique empire sideboard (also known as the Lego storage cabinet!)

2014 Christmas Home Decor and Tour at AttaGirlSays.com

I hope you’re not going into photo overload yet.

There’s a lot to see and a lot I want to show you because I love loading on the details with my Christmas decorating.

2014 Christmas Home Decor and Tour at AttaGirlSays.com

2014 Christmas Home Decor and Tour at AttaGirlSays.com

Like these evergreen-stuffed stockings and ornaments I tied to our breakfast nook chairs.

2014 Christmas Home Decor and Tour at AttaGirlSays.com

I’m so glad I bought an assortment of these ornaments last year at Lowe’s because they’re so versatile.

2014 Christmas Home Decor and Tour at AttaGirlSays.com

This next photo is one of my favorites because it’s not Christmasy. But then again, it is.

2014 Christmas Home Decor and Tour at AttaGirlSays.com

I love this assortment of old kitchen utensils with the red paint chipping off their handles. I bought these for Christmas, but I think I’ll display them in the kitchen all year round.

2014 Christmas Home Decor and Tour at AttaGirlSays.com

I’ve so enjoyed our visit this morning, and I want to wish you a very Merry Christmas.

And don’t be a stranger, OK?

While I may be finished with decorating, I still have lots of Christmas crafts, holiday recipes, handmade gifts and stories to share before Christmas Day.

2014 Christmas Home Decor and Tour at AttaGirlSays.com

For more Christmas decorating ideas and inspiration, check out my past holiday home tours.

Atta Girl Says 2013 Christmas Home Tour & Holiday Decorating Ideas

2013 Christmas Home Tour

Atta Girl Says 2012 Christmas Home Tour

2012 Christmas Home Tour



Comments

  1. wowza…gorgeous! love every detail. holiday perfection.

  2. Wow, everything looks gorgeous and I’m completely in love with the perfectly styled bar cart!

    • Atta Girl Amy
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      Ha. You know I took off all the non clear and non-red liquors and things not in gold bottles for this photo shoot, right? It still looks pretty, but I had to edit and take away things to make it blog-ready and picture perfect!

  3. WOW! Absolutely beautiful!

  4. Erin Kaven
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    Oh Amy, your house is always one of my favorites, all year long, but this Christmas….WOW. So much eye candy, so many gorgeous vignettes and beautiful displays. So much to learn from you. Thank you so much for sharing. I know we all wish we could have tour and stay a while. May I ask, where did you find that marvelous tree on your entry table (the table of which I pinned a while back and it is constantly re-pinned off of that original pin!)? I would love to get one for my sis in law. Thank you! Merry Christmas.

    • Atta Girl Amy
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      Thank you so much, Erin. You are too sweet for words. I got that tree last year on clearance at Pier One, but they may have it again this year. I actually bought a gold version similar to this (also at Pier One) at the after-clearance sale, but when I unpacked it this year, it was missing the center post. I’m hoping to be able to find something that I can DIY for it at Lowe’s or Home Depot because I really want to be able to use the tree. If not, I’ll figure out some creative way to display it or use it. Good luck finding a similar tree for your sister-in-law. I’ll keep my eye out, too. (I haven’t been to Pier One yet this year.) Merry Christmas.

  5. Betsy Joyner says:

    Can’t believe all your special touches, can’t wait for my special walk through!

  6. I love your home. It’s beautiful and every detail is fabulous. It feels like home and I can enjoy Christmas there. Can I be your lost lost cousin? LOL Merry Christmas

    • Atta Girl Amy
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      Thanks so much, Vanessa. And you’re certainly welcome to the family, although we do require that you be a little bit crazy. Can you meet pass that test? :) Merry Christmas to you, too.

  7. Gorgeous Amy! Simply Stunning! I look forward to yours every year and every year it gets better and better! You amaze me!
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    • Atta Girl Amy
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      Aww, you are too sweet. And I really needed this comment. I was a little worried that this year’s home tour wouldn’t match up to last year’s. I felt like I put a lot of more work into decorating this year, but I wasn’t sure if my photos would show it.

  8. It all looks amazing Amy! Where did you find the red and white ticking stripe ribbon?

    • Atta Girl Amy
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      Hi Pamela. The ticking ribbon I purchased from Barbara Garrett’s Farmhouse Decor shop last year. I’m not sure if it’s still available from her or elsewhere, but it’s great quality fabric wired ribbon. It’s from Park Hill Collection; if Farmhouse Decor doesn’t stock it any more, you may be able to find it elsewhere. A lot of companies carry Park Hill Collection products.

  9. Amy, I was super impressed with your home tour last year, but this year is truly amazing! Your home is especially beautiful at Christmas, and I’m in love with every detail!

    • Atta Girl Amy
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      Thank you so much, Jane. I can’t tell you how much your compliments mean to me because your home is so beautiful and so full of festive details. Putting together a home tour is a huge amount of work, and I’m always super nervous and self conscious about it, especially when I see everyone else’s. I always worry that about my photos and whether anyone besides our family will like my decorations! Merry Christmas to you and Leo and your families.

  10. So much gorgeousness in one post! I love your color palettes — everything seems so bright and cheery. Well done, my friend!
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    • Atta Girl Amy
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      Thanks, Cori! I have noticed that I gravitate toward the same colors, and I have for years. It’s helpful since I like to switch things around from room to room.

  11. Your home is lovely and your Christmas decor is amazing. You have such lovely things and beautiful taste in displaying them! I would love to see your storage/stash room !!

  12. Oh my gosh where do I start! 1. Where did you find champagne garland? 2. Love, love all your vintage elements! 3. I have that same little trailer ornament. I put mine in a large jar snow globe. 4. I like your buffet. I’m on the hunt for one, but haven’t found one that isn’t ridiculously expensive!

    • Atta Girl Amy
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      Hi Shannon. Thanks for stopping by. Lemme try to answer your questions. 1. I got the champagne garland from a local shop, Total Bliss. The owner, Nancy, may have more in stock and I’d be happy to ask if she’d ship one to you. They’re a bit pricey – $50 for 9 feet, I think, so I try to buy them at her after-Christmas sales. It’s taken me a few years to have enough length to cover all the railing in our house, and I still need one more section, I think, for the front of the landing. 2. Thank you. I can’t get enough vintage. 3. I love Target, and I love your idea of using the ornament in a snow globe. 4. The buffet was one of the first pieces of furniture I bought for this house. Found it on Craigslist for $100, more than I typically spend for pieces to makeover. But it was so worth it. It’s my favorite piece in the house. I want to find another buffet and paint it for my porch. I’ll probably look for one that is in rundown shape so I can get a bargain, since I will be using it outdoors.

  13. Oh Amy, it’s beautiful. I love it all! I seriously would love to come and hang out with you in your home. :)
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  14. Amy your home looks amazing! Decorated or not. So much attention to detail. And so clean! Can I ask if you have boxes all stuffed in your guest room like I do?

    • Atta Girl Amy
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      OK, for the longest time, my foyer was a mashup of Christmas and Halloween bins. Giitter and pumpkins all over the floor. Most have been moved up to the attic — thank goodness we have a large walk-in attic. But you don’t want to see my office/craft room — dump zone. Since the inlaws visit pretty regularly, the guest bedroom is clear. But the guest bedroom closet is stuffed to the brim! I might get around to cleaning it out and organizing — after Christmas.

      Thanks for stopping by for the tour and for your sweet, sweet compliments!

  15. everything looks fabulous! You did such a great job decorating!

  16. WOW! Beautiful. Thank you for sharing and inviting us into your home.

  17. Oh, my sweet friend! Everything is stunningly beautiful! It’s so obvious that you put an enormous amount of work and love into decorating your home for Christmas! I totally enjoyed your tour and love every.single thing. BTW – I spotted McCoy under the tree in the dining room right off the bat!
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