Home for the Holidays Blog Tour – Maison Style

Good morning friends! I am so happy to be part of another Holiday Home Tour! 
I know there are a ton of tours this time of year, and I am so thankful that you’ve decided to stop by ours……So come on in, take a look around, and get inspired!
The boxwood wreaths are from Target and the fresh garland and poinsettia are from Home Depot. Other boxwood wreath options available here, here, here, and here.
On my first holiday home tour, I shared with you how I’ve been wanting to switch to a more neutral and natural Christmas, which for me meant getting rid of the red. I have used greens, whites, creams, and gold and silver as my colors of the season. I love that they convey Christmas without being over the top.
I’m a huge fan of bottlebrush trees; both vintage and new. I’ve collected them for a few years now and I usually add a couple new ones each year. This year I couldn’t find any vintage ones (so far!) but I did get a few new ones. The ones I purchased at World Market are here, and there are also options here, and here.
I adore mercury glass ornaments and use them in my holiday decor quite a lot. I’ve found some sources for mercury glass ornaments hereherehere, hereherehere, and here. I love the shimmer they give!
In the dining room I again used the mercury glass ornaments, just laid on the table with simple greens I clipped from my yard.
My collection of vintage ironstone mixed with new white dishes is always in the dining room china cabinet, but this season I added some green vases to celebrate the season. And a tiny boxwood wreath! Similar here, and here.
Last year when I began the process of changing to neutral colors,  I purchased new stockings. I can not tell you how excited I was to find these! First of all, I adore burlap, and on top of that, they actually had all the letters that I needed for our names! I found a few similar options this year here, and here.
These vintage looking Santas are another favorite of mine! They are a mix of Home Goods finds with ones purchased at a local antiques store. However, I’ve found them a little more difficult to find this year! I did find some great options here, herehere, and here, and adorable ornament versions here, and here. I just love their old-fashioned charm!
More mercury glass balls in a vintage silver plate bowl.
Mercury glass trees mixed with fresh and faux garland decorate the mantel. I added some pine cones that I collected. Mercury glass tree options here, and here.
An old Restoration Hardware wreath hangs on the mirror over the mantel.
I filled a chippy French urn with white hydrangeas and some greens from Trader Joe’s. I love to mix fresh flowers in my decor no matter what the season. The urn and the pedestal bowl are both vintage. But since vintage ones are so difficult to find, here are a couple reproduction versions that give a similar look here, here and here.
And the central feature of the room is the 9 foot tree from King of Christmas!  In the past, I’ve had a live tree in here and a small faux one in the family room. But when I found out that King of Christmas was going to provide us with a tree, I thought I should get one a little taller than we’ve had before and put it in the room that gets seen the most, which is the living room.
And I am so happy with how real it looks! Also, this tree was super easy to set-up. We literally took it out of the box and set it up in a matter of ten minutes. And it has a nifty little pedal that you step on to turn on the lights. No more digging around under the tree for the plug… genius!
Last year was the first time I’ve ever used wrapping paper that matched my decor, and I have to say, I’m hooked! I can’t believe I used to have a million different patterns under the tree. Now I use mostly craft paper, with just a few papers that have the greens, golds and creams mixed in and I love how it looks. It is just a simpler, quieter look that really speaks to me right now.
And believe it or not, I’ve never done garland on the stairwell before. This is a first for me! These were from Trader Joe’s and I simply added the burlap ribbon.
 Thanks again for stopping by and Happy Holidays everyone!
If you’d like to see my first tour from last week, you can click here. And for last year’s tours, Part One is here and Part Two is here.


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  1. Thank you so much Julie! Your home and your blog are such an inspiration to me, so your compliment really means a lot!

    Merry Christmas to you and yours:)


  2. Thank you so much Becky! My greens on my front porch are already crispy at this point, but it was fun to have live greens at least for awhile! And I love that ribbon too! (wish I would've bought more when I found it!)

    Thanks again for stopping by and Merry Christmas:)


  3. Thank you sweet Amie! I hope we get to do more in the future – this has been so fun!

    Merry Christmas to you and your family!


  4. Thank you so much for the lovely compliments Joni, I so appreciate it!

    And I appreciate you stopping by and taking the time to comment as well. Happy Holidays to you and yours:)


  5. Awww, thank you so much Kim! I am so thankful for your friendship and support as well. And I am soo glad we got to do this tour together – just love our group:))


  6. Sheila, Thanks for sharing your lovely home with us! (And for the chance to win the Christmas tree!) Your front porch is beautiful, and I love that burlap ribbon with the green edge on your stairs. Merry Christmas!

  7. Thank you for sharing your home and heart with us…beautiful! Merry Christmas

  8. Sheila- I love your home so much! I especially love your collection of green and white vintage pottery. They pop agains the dark wood of your china cabinet. Happy Holidays and look forward to more Tours with you. xo

  9. I also like mercury glass, and try to add a little in each rooms décor.

  10. Thank you for your tour of your lovely home. Your Christmas decorating is so calm and peaceful. The green, with the white and silver is just gorgeious. Love everything about it! Joni

  11. Sheila, Absolutely love your home tour! Classic elegance as always and love all of your vintage touches! Lacey and I are so grateful to you for bringing us into this group and truly appreciate your support and friendship!!


  12. Oh thank you so much Angie! I just love my Santas! I looked for more this year and didn't find any. And I love that you loved the green in the cabinet, I almost didn't include that photo in the tour:)

    Thanks so much for stopping by and for your kind comment!


  13. Love your mix of vintage finds and new. Especially the santas. And the green in the white dish China cabinet

  14. Alicia,

    Thanks so much for stopping by my friend! And thanks for all your lovely compliments! I know what you mean about the red – it's hard to get rid of! I had a hard time even finding ornaments or wrapping paper without it:)) I will probably bring it back another year, but I'm loving this for now.

    Merry Christmas!


  15. Oh what a beautiful neutral Christmas decor you have created, Sheila…… I love burlap too and those stockings are a great find…I have tried to do neutral and the red keeps creeping in.

  16. Your home is stunning! And your photos look like they are straight out of a magazine! Your color scheme is so elegant. Perfection!

  17. Thank you so much Amy, I appreciate that so much. Your support and encouragement of "little old me" this year has meant so much. I can't thank you and Janine enough for taking me under your wings and for including me with such a wonderful and talented group. Love you guys!

    Merry Christmas!


  18. Thank you Nancy! And yes, Trader Joe's is the best! I actually had to go elsewhere for the garland on my porch because my TJs was sold out for weeks.
    And like you, I adore going to blog tours! it's so fun to see what everyone does. Thanks so much for stopping by, I truly appreciate it!


  19. Thank you, I have to say I'm very happy with the King of Christmas tree! I've been impressed with the "realness" of it! And thanks so much for your compliments. Happy Holidays!


  20. Thank you so much Nicole! And thanks for stopping by – I so appreciate that you took the time to come over and visit!

    Merry Christmas to you!


  21. haha we did wait long for ours didn't we?! But mine is great and I'm so glad I got it! And I'm also glad to have "met" you this year and done the tours with you. Thank you for your sweet compliments, especially about my photos. That means so much:)

    Merry Christmas to you too!


  22. Aww, thanks so much Kathleen! That truly means a lot. I consider you an amazing talent and am honored to have been on the tour with YOU! So glad I got to do the tours with you this year:)

    Thanks again my friend!


  23. Oscar,

    Thanks so much! That was what I was trying to achieve, so hopefully I did! You are so talented and creative and I have loved doing the tours with you this year!


  24. Thanks so much Joan! I'm so happy to have met you this year! I've had such fun getting to know you and doing the "hops"!

    Merry Christmas!


  25. Thank you so much Janine! I so appreciate your compliments, and even more, your support this past year. Your encouragement and inclusion of me, the "rookie blogger" means so much! I am truly honored to have been a part of this tour with all of you.

    Thanks for everything!


  26. Thanks so much Joey! And so glad to hear you're an email subscriber – yay!!

    Thanks for your support and for subscribing, I so appreciate it!

    Happy Holidays!

  27. thank you so very much Sam! I so appreciate your support and coming over to the blog to visit! I hope to see you here again:))

    Merry Christmas!


  28. Thank you so much Summer, for everything! I feel like I've known you so long, and yet it's only been this year. Your unwavering support and friendship has meant so very much!

    Love you sweet friend – thank you for everything! And Merry Christmas to you and your family as well:)


  29. Thank you so much Gloribell! That means so very much. You know I love your home and style so it is especially nice to hear coming from you!

    And I'm so glad to have met you this year and to have done the tour with you!

    Merry Christmas friend!


  30. Awww thanks so much Shelley! You're so sweet! You know I appreciate your support so much. And I'm so thankful to have met you and spent time at Haven with you this past year. I'm lucky and honored to call you a friend:)

    Merry Christmas and thank you for everything!


  31. Sheila, such a classically beautiful home for Christmas! Everything looks amazing, and you've photographed it beautifully!

  32. The garland looks good on the stairs. I find such good stuff at Trader Joes too. I love to see how other people decorate their houses.

  33. Your tree is beautiful and so lush and full looking! I too love all things mercury. I think you can never go wrong with them and the bottlebrush tress are adorable. Thank you for sharing!

  34. I love the simple elegance of your holiday décor. It certainly is an inspiration.

  35. Sheila, everything looks so amazing! I just love your tablescape 😀 Happy Holidays sweets!! xo

  36. Sheila, your home is just stunning! Love all of your Christmas decor. So timeless!

  37. Everything looks impeccable, Sheila!! I need to vie big time for your photo skills… gorgeousness overload! The santa collection is amazing and your Christmas tree was oh-so worth the wait!

    Merry Christmas to you and your family!


  38. Your metallic and neutrals combination is so serene and beautiful, Sheila. I love it so much! You did a beautiful job – so glad to be on this tour with such talent!



  39. I love all the natural colors and elements you added in your decor. So fresh and calming. You did an amazing job, Sheila! Beautiful photos too

  40. Sheila your home looks beautiful! I love your neutral decor…the green really pops! My favorite is your Santa collection! Merry Christmas

  41. Hi Sheila,
    Your holiday home is gorgeous! Oh my, I love your Vintage Santa Clauses (sp?) They are so adorable and I love the cream and green that you collected! My goodness they even match your color scheme! Love it! Thanks for sharing your home in our blog tour!

  42. Your home looks beautiful! I really love your stockings & wrapped packages!
    Thanks for the chance to win the tree!
    I'm an email subscriber as well.

  43. Gorgeous! Love the burlap ribbon. And your tree is so nice. Even your presents are wrapped to perfection!

  44. You have great taste. I love the touches of natural greenery and vintage style.

  45. Lovely decorating! Thanks for the giveaway.

  46. Your Santa collection is my favorite but I agree: I love the foot pedal for turning on the lights!!!

  47. Sheila, the tree looks absolutely amazing, as does the rest of your home! I really love your collection of Santas, so sweet.

  48. Love everything Sheila!! Your home is amazing and I'm sure you will have the most beautiful Christmas with all of these gorgeous vintage goodies and your family!!

  49. Sheila! There is not one thing that you have not thought of, it is all so gorgeous! I love your Santas and the ornaments in a bowl, your bottlebrush trees, your table wow! And your garlands are so so gorgeous! Love your home at Christmas, sweet friend! Merry Christmas to you and your family❤️️??

  50. This is gorgeous! Like I said before, your taste is so similar to the things that I like. A year ago I also used some burlap stockings over our mantle. I made them by cutting some pieces from a burlap bag of coffee beans. LOVED THEM! Thanks for sharing your beautiful and welcoming home!

  51. I was so looking forward to your tour! Your home looks amazing with all your beautiful touches. Mixing in all the vintage pieces make it extra special! Love it all – and that huge tree is perfect for the room!

  52. Bottle brush trees and bling ~ 2 of my favorite things to decorate with! Beautiful house! 🙂