Monday, December 16, 2013

christmas 2013...home tour

Welcome everyone, and thanks so much for stopping by today to check out our
Christmas decor. I've loved peeking at all of the beautiful and inspiring homes on
 The 12 Days of Christmas Tour of Homes.
 A huge thank you to Jenny @ Evolution of Style & Lisa @ Shine Your Light
 for organizing the tour. 

Yesterday my sweet friend, Kris @ Driven by Decor shared her gorgeous home,
she has a fresh, classic style that's warm and cozy. I'm excited to try her fun recipe that is
a tradition ~ I've never made them, but I have a feeling once I do we'll be hooked.
Intrigued... :)  Click on the link below. 


 Come in, friends... 



Living room...






 Our branch tree looking into the dining room...
in case you think I saved last year's tree, nope. This one is actually much different, ten
 feet tall, and fluffier like a tumbleweed, kind of. Later in the week I'll share how I did it. :)





family room...








the kitchen...




 

our girl...


I know life, decor and even dogs :) can tend to appear perfect in the blogging world,
 and I always share the pretty, edited stuff with you, but at least once a week I say to
 my friends or my family,
"Oh my gosh, if only my blog friends could see this."
In fact, I said it last Friday night when I took this dessert to our annual lasagna dinner
with some of our favorite friends. They all know that despite the perfect looking photos
 I'm a busy mom who gets overwhelmed, can't do it all, and tries to make a DQ ice
 cream cake look good by putting it on a pretty cake plate...I wanted you all to know, too. :)

  
You're in for a treat tomorrow - the talented Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door is up,
and I'd bet my life on it she'll have something vibrant, fun and unexpected!
I can't wait!



Thank you again for stopping by, dear friends!

Join me at Nesting Place Tour of Homes


and Thrifty Decor Chick for Sarah's Tree Party




56 comments:

Clotee S said...

Thank you for this home tour. You have beautiful house. It's feel like I'm visiting your house right now.

Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for a Happy New Year!
Bring you Good wishes of happiness.

Sorry for greeting you earlier,, just don't want miss saying this.
By the way, I'm Clotee. It's my first time visiting your blog. I am blogger too, and now try my best luck to open an e-shop. Nice to know you.

Regards,
Clotee

Mary Ann at classic•casual•home said...

Your home is layered, holiday perfection!!! Love the paper whites and pillows...all the swags...all so pretty!

cindy @ a curious gardener said...

Your ideas, your energy, your ability to put it all together so beautifully….wow! What a happy holiday home. So pretty, Pam!

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

Welcoming and warm - those are the two words that come to mind with every photo, starting with the first one of your home all lit up for Christmas! I love all your creative touches like your unique version of a Christmas tree, the leopard print mixed in with plaid, the use of fresh greens everywhere, and that gorgeous bedecked dining room chandelier!!!!!! Your home is just beautiful Pam, how I wish I could come sit on your family room couch in front of your fireplace and chat with you in person this Christmas season! I almost feel like I am transported there by taking your tour - thanks so much for sharing your interesting and festive home!! I love it and you!

Julia Konya said...

So gorgeous! I can't get over that tree. It's so difference and magical. I totally love it.
And I'm so loving all the leopard with your green and plaid and of course GOLD.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Your home is always gorgeous, Pam, but wow at Christmas it is stunning. Love your unique tree.

Kim @ Plumberry Pie said...

Pam, it's simply beautiful! And having a blanket of snow in your exterior shot, makes it look like a Christmas card. Gorgeous!! Quick question...how do you keep your live greens fresh and not dried out...spritzing? I did live greens once and it was a brittle, crumbly mess. I guess I didn't think of spritzing. ;) Have a fabulous holiday! So glad I've gotten to know you through the blogosphere! You are a true talent and absolutely sweet person.

Lisa Rozario said...

The house looks amazing, Pam! I love your 'Joy to the World' plaque and how you have decorated the gorgeous dining room chandelier and your branch tree is unique. Lovely greens everywhere! Thank you for sharing your home and also the reality of how busy we truly are and yes, some of us do share the edited version.

Cathy Wall said...

You do make it all look so easy my friend!!! Your home looks so festive and truly elegant all bedecked for Christmas. You had me at the front door, your exterior decor is amazing. Can't wait to hear all about the twig tree, it is fab. And what's wrong with a DQ ice cream cake all dolled up???!!!

Kris @ Driven by Décor said...

I love your house just as much as I expected I would Pam! Love all of the leopard accents (so fun), your gorgeous tree (can't wait for the skinny on that), your amazing dining room chandy, and of course your plaid backed bookcase. Simply gorgeous!

Kim said...

Pam, your home is Christmas perfection! I love every inch and it is so incredibly welcoming! xo

Unknown said...

Absolute perfection! From the magazine-worthy exterior to the gorgeous rooms, your style is the perfect mix of classic, modern, collected-over-time beauty. The bar cart photo, tartan bookcases, airy tree, master styling...love it all. Oh how I admire your talent, vision, and work ethic. Not to mention how much better the DQ cake made me feel! Thank you for sharing, Pam.

Lori

Dana Frieling said...

I'm so glad it snowed in time for your BH&G annual exterior shot! Seriously, one day...
You do such an amazing job of creating the perfect Christmas atmosphere in your home. Love your bar cart, btw!

Rhondi said...

Everything is beautiful! I just had to visit because your thumbnail photo reminded me so much of the house I grew up in!

Cyndy Aldred said...

Oh Pam, your home is so beautiful and your Christmas decor is so stunning! Love the paper whites and all the beautiful touches throughout your home. I feel like I'm right there! Love the tartan plaid backing in the shelves! So festive. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with us and I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas.

NN Bartley said...

Gorgeous. And how nice of Mother Nature to sprinkle her fairy dust outside for us....makes it even more magical. The inside of the house is as welcoming as the out. Love it all.
And I know Birthday wishes are in order-afraid I may have missed it. But know you are right here in with me and Diana.

michelle.starling said...

I love your home. And the snow outside just makes you want to come in and stay awhile. So pretty.

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

This is so beautiful. I love the winter wonderland outside, and the warmth of your decorating on the inside. Love the scarf on the dog.

Amanda said...

holy moly Pam! This is fabulous!!!! Every inch of it is perfection. I really love the idea of a full size mirror behind the bar cart- those bar carts are so short and its always hard to find something to fill out the space above it- the mirror is genius ! Merry Christmas friend!!

Kay said...

Oh I know what you mean!! I can edit out the crazy in my life as well :-) I really like the branch tree!

Vel Criste said...

Your home is exquisite Pam! I LOVE that branch tree, just so pretty and so unique! Everything in your home is just perfect for the holidasy! Love all also that JOY in the mirror, might have to steal that idea someday! Love it all!

Laurie Davis said...

I love your Christmas decor Pam!! I hope you have a blessed Christmas

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

Pam your home looks absolutely gorgeous! All the projects you did over the past year, the emerald green credenza and the hutch....oh they look so, so pretty! There are a ton of ideas I want to study and try to do in our home next year!!

René Zieg said...

Everything looks beautiful Pam!

Calypso In The Country said...

Pam, I knew your house would be beautiful again this Christmas! Your holiday touches blend so perfectly with your year round furniture and accessories. I love the animal prints and all the gorgeous greenery...and Rio makes it all complete!
Cheers! - Shelley

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

your home is AMAZING! love every detail and especially love that wispy tree! and thank you for keeping it real! we can only do so much!!!!

stephanie at Stephanie Kraus Designs said...

It's gorgeous and festive and simply awesome!! Merry Christmas to you!!

Tiffany said...

Wow! Every detail is just gorgeous. I'm definitely stealing some ideas for next year;) I just started following you. I thought I was already, but apparently not.

Andrea said...

I love every last little detail of your holiday decor. The wrapping paper backed bookshelves are so very festive and what a fabulous idea.

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

Sorry I'm so late to the party! Ahhhh, simply beautiful! So many things to love...your porch and lantern, the sweet leopard swags on the chairs, your fun tree, your stylish shelves, your new kitchen hood art, & cutie Rio! And, you found a black and white pot just like mine! I'm bummed b/c one of mine got broken, hoping to find another some day! Lovely, lovely tour!

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

Beautiful! I love your home! And I hear you on getting overwhelmed - we are having our Bible study group over tomorrow night for a little Christmas party and you should see my house! I was madly sewing slipcovers for dining room chairs for a friend today and tomorrow I will be scurrying to make the place presentable! Take time to catch your breath at some point during the holidays!

Dixie Delights said...

I love every detail!! I think your family room shelves are my favorite. Oh, and the mirror that simply says joy!! xo

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Exquisite Pam…I love the animal print ribbons you used throughout…every detail is stunning .. love the plaid backed bookcases..and pic of "your girl" is the best!

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

Love the exterior and all your decorations! Rio is my favorite! Your packaging is fabulous and that green credenza still slays me. It is a fantastic vignette. Love the plaid touches! Now party! xoxo Nancy

Jennifer@ClassicStyleHome said...

Everything looks beautiful! Merry Christmas!

Brandi said...

Your home is so lovely. Thank you for the beautiful tour. I love all the fresh greens you used to decorate with.

Ron said...

Love the mirror behind the bar cart. Love that idea. Your home is decorated beautifully. Thanks to Amanda for suggesting I visit. Newest follower....Uptown Acorn

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

Have I told you lately how much I love your house?! I want to just come in and cozy up. I love every last detail! Well done my friend!!

Stacey {steward of design} said...

Pam, your house looks so good. Knew it would. :) I love all the green, gold and the plaid backing of your shelves. Happy holidays!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

WOW Pam....simply stunning!! LOVE your branch tree...beautiful mantel and plaid lined bookshelves...heck I love it all especially that sweet little girl of yours!

Julie Cartwright said...

Yay Pam!! Congratulations on making the home tour, that is awesome! The house looks great ,as always. I love the plaid and Miss Rio's scarf, so cute!

Julie Cartwright said...

Yay Pam!! Congratulations on making the home tour, that is awesome! The house looks great ,as always. I love the plaid and Miss Rio's scarf, so cute!

Jen Migonis said...

oh my goodness... i love this glam christmas tour! :) you have done such an amazing job... i just adore your living room and the exterior shots!
Thank you for sharing your home with us. :) Found you via Nester; here is our Christmas home tour: http://www.migonishome.com/p/christmas-house-tour_9.html

Monica said...

All so beautiful love the holiday plaid paper lining the back of the entertainment center!!! Photos look like they popped out of a magazine. Have a wonderful Christmas.

Leslie said...

So pretty Pam! your tree is so fun and I think I remember it from last year?? I'm lusting after the deer with the gold antlers.. very cool! Wonderful holiday touches:) Sorry I haven't been by to visit.. something is going on with my blogs that I subscribed via email. Anyway, you are on the blog roll and I'll be checking that more frequently. Hope all is well and that you are enjoying the season! xxleslie

Crissy @ House of Marlowe said...

Gorgeous Pam! Especially love that tartan in your bookshelves! :) Merry Christmas!

SHERRY HART said...

Killed it girl! Everything looks so cozy in "Pam style". Love the touches of plaid and that tree is pretty special:)

Shannon Fox said...

Love, love your home year round.. but you do Christmas right! Understated, dusted with leopard, greens and glam. Perfection!!!!!! Sharing and pinning. Happy, Happy Christmas to you.

Simply LKJ said...

You have a lovely home. I adore the plaid mixed with leopard!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

WOW look at all that snow, makes it looks so pretty!! I always love your home but it is just beautiful all dressed for Christmas!!!

Miss Charming said...

Such a beautiful home! My favorite was your bookcase styling.

Mrs. Pedersen said...

Beautiful!

therelishedroost said...

Looks fabulous, I expected nothing less!!! You are a talent!

Gypsy Heart said...

Just beautiful! I love your mirrors. Everything looks so festive!

My computer has been sick so I haven't been able to visit. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

xo
Pat

Tracy Laverty said...

Pam- Your home is AMAZING! I love the plaid behind your bookcases, and the color of your buffet sideboard. You have incredible details all over. I'm excited to come back here. New follower!

Kassie said...

Your home is so cozy looking, especially with all that snow! Your decor is beautiful! I love that branch tree and your turquoise buffet table. Merry Christmas!

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