Experience the magic of Christmas in this beautifully decorated traditional southern home. Highlights include a collection of vintage Shiny Brite ornaments, a traditional formal dining room featuring a gorgeous chinoiserie toile wallpaper and a two-story living room with a tree decorated with pink, green and gold glass ornaments. You’ll also tour a cozy family room filled with an amazing collection of blue-and-white porcelain and a playful front porch filled with vintage treasures.
Welcome friends. I’m so glad you’ve dropped by for our 2019 Christmas home tour.
We’ve been working hard for weeks putting up trees, hanging garlands and lights and sweeping up piles of glitter in anticipation of your arrival. I’m honored to share it as part of the Celebrate Christmas blog hop organized by my friend and fellow N.C. blogger Leen of Sand Dollar Lane. Thanks for stopping by from Worthing Court, my friend Suzy’s beautiful home. Suzy was one of my first blogger buddies, and we live about 10 minutes from each other, so I get to visit her home in person.
Make sure you scroll to the end of this post to visit the next blogger in the tour, Sonya Burgess, and the rest of the participants. They are sharing their holiday home tours, DIY gift ideas and Christmas tablescapes.
Past Christmas Home Tours
For more Christmas decorating inspiration, you may want to visit our past holiday home tours.
- 2018 Christmas Home Tour
- 2017 Christmas Home Tour
- 2016 Christmas Home Tour
- 2015 Christmas Home Tour
- 2014 Christmas Home Tour
- 2013 Christmas Home Tour
2019 Atta Girl Says Christmas Home Tour
Our traditional southern home is bright and airy and features a neutral canvas punctuated with pops of color. We’ve decorated it with an eclectic mix of painted furniture, vintage treasures and classic pieces that we love. I believe that our homes should have a personality rather than just reflect the trends. And I think you can certainly get a sense of that personality or vibe when you visit our home.
You get a sense of that vibe as soon as you step onto our porch.
This year, it is decorated to look like a bustling North Pole village where Santa and his elves are getting ready for the big day.
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Shop Our Porch
Step inside, and you’re welcomed into our sugarplum foyer, where I display my collection of Shiny Brites and other vintage glass Christmas ornaments.
This year, I lucked upon lots more ornaments just a few weeks before Thanksgiving. So I ended up adding a gorgeous pink flocked tree to display the pink and green beauties.
I used to just display my Shiny Brites on this silver tinsel tree. But as the collection has grown, I find myself needing a forest of trees.
They also looked pretty stacked in a vintage aqua and gold compote alongside mercury glass.
Shop Our Foyer
The foyer adjoins our formal dining room, which recently got a big makeover with the addition of a floral chinoiserie toile wallpaper.
The dining room is decorated in tones of blue and gold, with motifs inspired by the wallpaper design.
I am in love with the gold Christmas tree in here and the way it reflects the light.
It’s gorgeous when the lights are lit and when they’re not.
When it comes to decorating for Christmas, or any time, I’m a sucker for details.
I hung bottle brush wreaths and curled ribbon from the backs of each dining chair.
I added some bottlebrush trees and a champagne garland to our china cabinet.
Shop Our Dining Room
We’ll head from the front of the house through the vestibule room to the living room.
More Shiny Brites, bottlebrush trees and vintage treasures found a home here, beneath a Michele Armas painting featuring my favorite colors.
We have to move the furniture around a little bit in our formal living room to make space for our big Christmas tree. But I’m showing you this view so you can see how the rooms relate to one another.
I showed a sneak peek at our main Christmas tree a few weeks ago when I painted our tree collar,
But here it is in all its pink, green and gold glory.
Our cat, Felix, certainly enjoys the decor.
I resisted the urge to use all my glass Christmas ornaments on the tree, in favor of a pink-and-green palette.
Pink and green just seem to work in this room.
I have a thing for bottlebrush trees and vintage brass.
I love finding brass figurines, like this sweet deer, and displaying them at Christmas.
Shop Our Living Room
From the living room, you’ll make your way into our kitchen, breakfast area and keeping room. where we spend most of our time.
The kitchen table (which I gave a makeover a while back) is set for a home-cooked meal, and the stockings are hung by the chimney with care.
I love using my thrifted Blue Willow china with red accents for Christmas.
There’s such joy in the hunt and in not paying full price.
And who says you can’t use real silver with paper napkins?
Our new Trader Joe’s store is my go-to source for inexpensive red roses, eucalpytus and other greenery for holiday arrangements in blue-and-white porcelain.
I’ve let the blue-and-white pottery set the Christmas color scheme for this room, as well. I used pops of red here and there, along with mercury glass and gold.
Good thing those Trader Joe’s roses are cheap because I have a lot of blue-and-white chinoiserie pottery, most of it thrifted.
Can you ever have too much blue and white?
My answer is no!
I don’t always put up a tree in this room because it’s so cozy. But this year, I nestled a short one between the fireplace hearth and my treasured estate sale empire buffet.
I kept the decor simple — red and blue ball ornaments and these handmade metallic foil chinoiserie Christmas ornaments.
We do a lot of snuggling on this sofa as we count down the days until Santa’s arrival.
The pillows never actually look like this in real life. They’re normally squished and flattened or throw on the floor because that’s real life!
Shop Our Family Room
I hope you’ve enjoyed our Christmas home tour. I hope you and your loved ones have a wonderful holiday season.
Pin This! 2019 Christmas Home Tour
You’ll want to make sure to visit all the other participants in today’s tour. There are more houses to tour, plus DIY gift ideas and Christmas tablescapes.