2017 Deck the Halls Christmas Tour: Charlotte’s Home

Happy Holidays!  Welcome to my traditional Williamsburg Christmas in Missouri.  We built our home thirty-six years ago and I have always stayed true to the home’s design when decorating, even for Christmas.  I’m Charlotte, and I am so delighted to be with you for the 2017 Diamonds or Pearls Christmas Tour.  Please fix yourself something warm to drink and come inside to take a peek at my Christmas decor.

2017 Diamonds or Pearls Christmas tour: Charlotte's home

Outside my home, I like to keep it simple but elegant by using a pine wreath and swags with red velvet, plaid, and metallic gold bows (for a little glitter) on the door and lanterns.

Diamonds or Pearls Christmas Tour: Charlottes's home

2017 Diamonds or Pearls Christmas Tour: Charlotte's Home

Diamonds or Pearls Christmas Tour: Charlotte's Home

 Diamonds or Pearls Christmas Tour: Charlotte's Home

2017 Diamonds or Pearls Christmas Tour: Charlottes's Home

Can you say “Chinoiserie!”  I chose to group the blue and white jars, bowls, and plates together on my entry table.  The red Amaryllis (my favorite Christmas flower) fills one of my jars, and I mix amaryllises in with the plaid bows and pine garlands going up my staircase. To get that natural feel I love in my Christmas decor, I like to use lots of pinecones on wreaths, garlands, mantels, and swags.

2017 Diamonds or Pearls Christmas Tour: Charlottes Home

2017 Diamonds or Pearls Christmas tour: Charlotte's Home    

2017 Diamonds or Pearls Christmas Tour: Charlotte's Home

2017 Diamonds or Pearls Christmas tour: Charlotte's Home

2017 Diamonds or Pearls Christmas Tour: Charlottes's Home

 

Diamonds or Pearls Christmas Tour: Charlotte's Home

2017 Diamonds or Pearls Christmas Tour: Charlottes's Home

My most prized Christmas possession is the Santa standing by the mantel.  I bought his wax face from a little artisan shop in Branson, Missouri years ago for a gift to my mother.  Being the artistic person she was, she started constructing a body for his face.  Next came his velvet clothing with white fox fur trim, antique glasses, and a beard of sheep’s wool.  He now belongs to me. 

2017 Diamonds or Pearls Christmas Tour: Charlottes's Home

2017 Diamonds or Pearls Christmas Tour: Charlotte's Home

2017 Deck the Halls Christmas Tour: Charlotte's Home

If you look closely into his eyes, I believe they twinkle back at you! 

 2017 Diamonds or Pearls Christmas Tour: Charlotte's Home   

2017 Diamonds or Pearls Christmas Tour: Charlotte's Home

Diamonds or Pearls Christmas Tour: Charlotte's Home

2017 Diamonds or Pearls Christmas tour: Charlotte's home

2017 Diamonds or Pearls Christmas Tour: Charlottes's Home

Diamonds or Pearls Christmas Tour: Charlotte's Home

2017 Diamonds or Pearls Christmas Tour: Charlottes's Home                                        

Even if I don’t have a large group coming to dine over Christmas, I always do a place setting at each end of the table with my Christmas china, using a long runner down the middle.   Why not enjoy seeing it decorate your table over the holiday!

2017 Deck the Halls Christmas Tour: Charlottes Home

2017 Diamonds or Pearls Christmas Tour: Charlottes's Home

The china is Royal Hunt by Noritake. The wildlife depicted in the china plates may also be found around the room in the art and figurines.  

2017 Diamonds or Pearls Christmas Tour: Charlotte's Home

2017 Deck the Halls Christmas Tour: Charlottes Home

2017 Diamonds or Pearls Christmas Tour: Charlottes's Home

2017 Deck the Halls Christmas Tour: Charlotte's Home

2017 Diamonds or Pearls Christmas Tour: Charlottes's Home

2017 Diamonds or Pearls Christmas Tour: Charlottes's Home

    Diamonds or Pearls Christmas Tour: Charlotte's Home
2017 Diamonds or Pearls Christmas Tour: Charlottes's Home                                         

The Christmas stockings were lovingly cross-stitched by my mother before each daughter’s first Christmas.  They have been hanging in front of our fires for years.  

Diamonds or Pearls Christmas Tour: Charlotte's Home

Diamonds or Pearls Christmas Tour: Charlotte's Home

On the mantel I used sprayed Magnolia leaves with red mercury glass balls and sprigs of pine. 

2017 Diamonds or Pearls Christmas Tour: Charlotte's Home 

2017 Deck the Halls Christmas Tour: Charlotte's Home

2017 Deck the Halls Christmas tour: Charlotte's Home

 Diamonds or Pearls Christmas Tour: Charlotte's Home 

When I decorate for Christmas, I don’t like to remove too many items from shelves or tables.  Instead, I like to nestle the Christmas in with them.  A collection of Byers’ Choice Carolers are placed among the plate shelves in my hutch.  My grandson Sloan is itching to get ahold of them!  One of my favorite memories was getting to play with the nativity scene.

2017 Diamonds or Pearls Christmas Tour: Charlotte's Home

 2017 Deck the Halls Christmas tour: Charlotte's Home 

 

Diamonds or Pearls Christmas Tour: Charlotte's Home                                     

The Christmas tree and the mantel are decorated in shades of cranberry, orange, brown and gold, and are the focal point of the room depicting the style of our home. The decor for this room would be stags, antlers, fox, horns, and hounds.  

2017 Deck the Halls Christmas tour: Charlotte's Home

Proudly displayed above the mantel is a Christmas gift of foxhounds on canvas given to me by my daughters.

2017 Deck the Halls Christmas tour: Charlotte's Home

2017 Deck the Halls Christmas tour: Charlotte's Home

A simple glass Christmas ornament added to a shelf brings a glow to my vignettes.

Diamonds or Pearls Christmas Tour: Charlotte's Home

 Diamonds or Pearls Christmas Tour: Charlotte's Home

 Diamonds or Pearls Christmas Tour: Charlotte's Home 

 2017 Deck the Halls Christmas tour: Charlotte's Home    

2017 Deck the Halls Christmas tour: Charlotte's Home                                       

2017 Deck the Halls Christmas tour: Charlotte's Home

 

I like to decorate a seating area on the back porch with lanterns, Christmas pillows, and small pine trees.

Diamonds or Pearls Christmas Tour: Charlotte's Home

A dish of birdseed for my Redbirds that sing to me every morning for their breakfast.

2017 Deck the Halls Christmas tour: Charlotte's Home 

I hope you have enjoyed the tour of our traditional Williamsburg home as much as I have enjoyed showing it to you.  Have a wonderful holiday.  My hopeful wish for this year is peace and harmony throughout the world, and as the song says, “Let it begin with me.”     

       


Tomorrow on the “Deck the Halls” Christmas tour, Cindy Hulsey will be inviting us into her adorable Farmhouse home. If you love Joanna Gaines style of decor, you will fall in love with Cindy’s home. She mixes old and new to make her spaces unique, with windows, doors, and architectural pieces throughout. Be sure to check it out!

If you haven’t caught up on the tour yet, you can do so by clicking below:

Linda’s Home – A lake Cottage

Keli’s Home – Home for the Holidays

Kim’s Home – Simply Inspired

Lauren’s Home – Plaid Tidings to you

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                       

Comments

    • Thanks Gail! I’m obsessed with the blue and white pots. Will have to keep myself in check when I shop.

  1. CHAROLETTE I ABOSOLUTLEY ♡♡♡♡ THE FIREPLACE AND THE ROOSTER PAINTING ABOVE IT! BEAUTIFUL HOME!! MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

    • Thanks Tracy! We lived on a farm when I was little so that colorful rooster brings back many memories.

  2. Everything looks beautiful, Mom! This house will always give me warm and fuzzy feelings and I know I’m home for the holidays when my tires hit the driveway. Love you!

  3. Charlotte,
    Your home is beautiful! We just got back from Virginia and it reminds me so much of the homes there. Your decoration are gorgeous and timeless! It definitely says Merry Christmas. My favorite is your mothers santa. My sister had one of your mothers santas. She treasured it.
    Merry Christmas! Wishing you happy holidays!

    • Thank you so much Linda! Mother was happiest when she was making something for Christmas.
      Your girls are beautiful and so very talented. I really enjoyed doing this. Have the happiest of Holidays!

  4. What a stunning home Charlotte! I see a lot of your mother in your decor. She was such a gifted lady and we treasured our friendship with her. Merry Christmas to you & your family!

    • Thank you Paula! You both were so good to her.
      I enjoyed looking at the past Christmas Tours and your home was absolutely beautiful. Have a wonderful holiday!

  5. Everything is gorgeous, Mom! I love how you mix your chinoiserie with your Christmas decor. It’s perfect! You’ll have to help me do the same next year! I’ll be ready to join you for coffee and pastries Christmas morning!! Love you!

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