8 Gorgeous Christmas Home Tours You Won’t Want to Miss!

Whew!  Last week was a busy week with the 2017 Christmas Home Tours featuring 30 different homes in five days.  While I know many of you had a chance to pop over and view some of the gorgeous homes that were on tour, I thought I’d post a roundup of can’t-miss homes I thought you would particularly love.

If you haven’t already seen Sarah’s tour over at Life On Virginia Street, you’ll want to head over for the full tour.  Her green and white color scheme is a beautifully fresh take on Christmas decorating!

 

Also using a non-traditional color scheme with amazing results is Julia at Cuckoo4Design with her German influenced design.  And wait until you see her cutie patootie cat, Willy.  He matches her decor!

 

If you love colors and patterns, you’ll love Jennifer’s style over at Dimples & Tangles.  Her decorating style has so much energy and her Christmas decor is AH-MAZING!

 

If traditional red and green are more your style, then you won’t want to miss Cristina’s home tour over at Remodelando la Casa.  Her home is so charming and no detailed has been overlooked.  That ceiling….swoon!

 

Heather over at Setting for Four opted for a glamorous white and gold theme and the results are stunning!  She proves that neutrals are anything but boring!

 

Alicia at Thrifty & Chic opted for a white and green palette with pops of red.  Her home is so soothing and beautifully decorated year-round, but her Christmas decor is truly outstanding.  And if you see something you love in her home, chances are she made it! Yes, she’s that handy. ;)

 

Laura’s home tour at Duke Manor Farm is one of my all-time favs.  Love, love, love the feminine pink contrasted with the natural stone of her fireplace.  You can pop over to see her home all dressed up like this, or you can see it now dressed in kid-approved red.  Either way, both looks are beautiful!

 

And of course I’m going to finish up this roundup with my own home because….well, because I can!  If you missed my guest bedroom, you can take the full tour {HERE}.

Blue red and green guest bedroom with twin beds

 

My master bedroom has a much different looked, decorated in pink and blush with gold and silver accents.  You can see the full room {HERE}.

Pink and white Christmas decor from Tidbits&Twine

 

I hope you enjoyed the roundup and found some ideas and designs to inspire your decorating this year!  As I mentioned earlier, ALL of the homes on tour were stunning, so if you have time, here are some others you should see!

 

Monday – Dec 4th

A Stroll Thru Life

Life On Virginia Street

Clean & Scentsible

Nesting With Grace

Cuckoo4Design

Pink Peppermint Design

Tuesday – Dec 5th

ZDesign At Home

Life Love Larson

Dimples & Tangles

Remodelando La Casa

Seeking Lavender Lane

Inspiration for Moms

Wednesday – Dec 6th

The Chronicles of Home

Our Southern Home

Decor to Adore

11 Magnolia Lane

Our Fifth House

Rain On A Tin Roof

Thursday – Dec 7th

Setting For Four

Life & Home @ 2102

Southern Hospitality

Decorating Delirium

Hymns & Verses

Simple Stylings

Friday – Dec 8th

Thrifty & Chic

Tidbits & Twine

Far Above Rubies

House By Hoff

Duke Manor Farm

Common Ground

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Free Printable Christmas Gift Tags

The holiday season is upon us and while I enjoy the shopping part, I don’t love the task of wrapping.  But since this is the season of giving, I’m giving you some cute {and free} printable Christmas gift tags to hopefully, make your job of wrapping a little easier!

Free printable Christmas gift tags

 

I was in the mood for a chalkboard design this year, so each tag features a chalkboard background with various sayings.  Each sheet has six different designs, with two copies of each design for a total of 12 gift tags per sheet.  I used card stock to print them and then just hole punched them and tied them with ribbon, but you could also tape them directly to the package.

Free printable Christmas gift tags from Tidbits&Twine

Free printable Christmas gift tags from Tidbits&Twine

 

Here’s a closer look at each of the 12 designs and how they’ll print out for you.  You can download the file here.  Simply save and print as you would any other picture!  Be sure to set your printer Settings to print at the highest quality so that they’ll come out looking their best.

 

I have yet to fully set up my wrapping station {which consists of a folding table in front of the TV and a great excuse to binge watch my favorite British mysteries!}, but will be doing so soon.  I love the way these tags look on the few presents I have wrapped so far, though!  And if you want to learn to make this fancy bow, you can read {or watch} the tutorial HERE.

Free printable Christmas gift tags from Tidbits&Twine

 

And for those that subscribe to my posts via email, I have a second set available that you can download from the Free Printables section of my site!  The second set features different sayings and artwork with a more elegant theme.  Here’s a look at them! Not yet subscribed?  Click {HERE} to subscribe and then check your email for the confirmation and password.

Free printable elegant Christmas gift tags from Tidbits&Twine

 

I hope you enjoy the gift tags!  Stay tuned for more Christmas printables that you can use around your home.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tidbits&Twine – A Peaceful Pink Christmas Bedroom

Merry Christmas!  If you’re here visiting from Alicia’s gorgeous farmhouse Christmas tour over at Thrifty & Chic, welcome!  I’m so glad you popped over to take a tour of my home decorated for Christmas.  Marty from A Stroll Thru Life was kind enough to organize this week’s tour and there have been so many gorgeous homes on display.  If you haven’t seen the other homes on the tour, be sure to click on the links at the bottom of this post.

Now on to today’s Christmas tour!  Today I’m sharing with you a look at my master bedroom Christmas tree and fireplace mantel in hopes that it might give you some decorating ideas and inspiration for a nontraditional Christmas look.

Pink roses and ironstone Christmas display

 

My master bedroom is decorated primarily in French blue and white, and is very feminine and elegant.  As such, I decided to go the nontraditional route and for my Christmas decorations and chose gold, silver, white with various shades of pink and blush.  My bedroom is actually one of my favorite spots in my whole house and this is why…

French style bedroom fireplace mantel decorated for Christmas

 

The mantel is decorated with clippings from my redwood trees, along with an assortment of ornaments, vintage books, and pink roses.

Pink Christmas mantel decor

 

Originally I only used one shade of pink, but then realized that the various shades gave the look more interest and depth and am happy that I decided on using a variety of pinks and blushes.  An assortment of ornaments in a mercury glass compote makes for an interesting display.

Pink and blush Christmas ornaments decorating the mantel

 

For those familiar with my master bedroom, you’ll know that I usually keep my vintage dress form to the right of the fireplace.  Not to worry, though!  I simply moved her to the other side and gave her an elegant new look with the help of these gorgeous, vintage strands of Majorca pearls from my good, personal friend Jen over at MOB Jewels.  She’s upcycled these beautiful vintage pearls with stunning Swarovski clasps, the larger on which has over 100 crystals on it!  I’m using a combination of pink and cream pearls on my dress form to complement the rest of the look in my bedroom.   {As an aside, MOB Jewels isn’t in any way sponsoring this post, but Jen is a good friend and I *love* her designs and thought you would, too!  You can visit her shop online HERE and navigate to the Pearls section to see these exact necklaces.}

Vintage dress form with Majorca pearls for Christmas

 

I might have even used on of the vintage Majorca strands on a side table, too…

Pink and blush ornaments in an Ironstone bowl with Majorca pearls

 

Underneath my tree, I’ve used my usual faux white fur throw blanket as a tree skirt.  Why buy a tree skirt that you use once a year when an ordinary throw blanket will work just as well, and can be used year-round?!  My favorite sled, piled high with books, packages, and old letters made an appearance again this year…

Wooden sled Christmas tree display

 

…as did my nutcracker.

Gold nutcracker Christmas tree decor

 

 

I’ve never put a Christmas tree in my bedroom before, but I definitely see this as a new tradition!

Elegant bedroom decorated for Christmas with pink and blush

 

And at night, I love to see the warmth of the glow from the lights and candles.  So soothing!

Elegant pink Christmas tree at night

 

I hope you enjoyed the tour!  If so, please be sure to PIN it!

Tidbits&Twine Pink Elegant Christmas Bedroom

 

To see more of my home decorated for Christmas, you can tour my guest bedroom {HERE}.  I chose to use traditional red and white to complement the black furniture and blue blankets,so it’s got quite a different look to it than my master bedroom!.  You can take the full tour {HERE}.

 

The next stop on the tour is Anita over at Far Above Rubies, so be sure to pop over to see her beautiful Christmas decor!

 

To see all of the other homes in this week’s Christmas tour, click the links below.

2017 Christmas Home Tours

Monday – Dec 4th

A Stroll Thru Life – Marty

Life On Virginia Street – Sarah

Clean&Scentsible – Jenn

Nesting With Grace – Brooke

Cuckoo4Design – Julia

Pink Peppermint Design – Tammy

Tuesday – Dec 5th

ZDesign At Home – Bree

 Life Love Larson – Andrea

Dimples&Tangles – Jennifer

Remodelando La Casa – Cristina

Seeking Lavender Lane – Deb

Inspiration For Moms – Laura

Wednesday – Dec 6th

The Chronicles of Home – Jennifer

Our Southern Home – Christy 

Decor To Adore – Laura

11 Magnolia Lane -Christy

Our Fifth House – Carmel

Rain On A Tin Roof – Jenna

Thursday – Dec 7th

Setting For 4 – Heather

Life&Home @ 2102 – Vel

Southern Hospitality – Rhoda

Decorating Delirium – Jennifer

Hymns&Verses – Doreen

Simple Stylings – Summer

Fri – Dec 8th

Thrifty & Chic – Alicia

Tidbits&Twine  – Kim

Far Above Rubies – Anita

House By Hoff – April

Duke Manor Farms – Laura

Common Ground – Debra

 

 

 

 

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