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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

 

 

 

 

Christmas Tour of the Guest Bedroom

This week’s Christmas Home tours have officially kicked off today!  While my stop on the tour isn’t until this Friday, I thought I’d get a head start and share with you how my guest bedroom looks this holiday season!

You might notice that the color scheme isn’t my usual, since I tend to use nontraditional colors a lot, but with the black painted furniture and the deep blue blankets, I really thought this room called for some traditional red and green.  Mostly, I just wanted an excuse to use plaid….I don’t know why but plaid was really calling to me this year and thankfully, I love the way it looks in this room!

Christmas bedroom decor red plaid

 

 

I replaced the His and Hers signs that were above the beds with All is Calm, All is Bright, which seemed fitting to me in this room.  {As an aside, you wouldn’t believe how much controversy those His and Hers signs stirred up!  I just thought they were cute!}

Christmas decor in the guest bedroom

 

These frames are just inexpensive frames from IKEA that I spray painted black.  The signs I made myself on the computer and had them printed at Staples.com as an oversized engineering print.  I was able to print BOTH for just $3.58!  A little sprig of mistletoe completed the look.  Stay tuned in the coming weeks for a printable version of these signs that you can print and use in your own home!

 

I had fun adding Christmas-y bits and baubles to my hutch.  I might have also added to my trophy collection just a bit….!

 

A small pine fit perfectly in my large trophy and I found these cute pom-poms while shopping at HomeGoods and couldn’t resist added them to the top of the hutch to bring in a bit of red and white.

 

I kept my usual deckle-edged books and bits of ironstone in the cabinet, but replaced my usual stash of pencils with some yummy candycanes and added bits of red and green to help tie the room together.  You can save and print this free Merry & Bright printable {HERE}.

 

 

My super-talented friend Kelly gave me a gorgeous vintage wooden crate and attached a leather riding strap to it as a handle.  I thought it was the perfect fit underneath the hutch to hold extra towels for guests….plus a few Christmas accents!

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I’m hope my guests enjoy the room all decked out for the holidays…if you like it too, be sure to PIN it!

 

Stay tuned later this week for a look at my master bedroom decorated for Christmas, which has a completely different look and feel than this room!  But for now, pop over to Monday’s tours to see what these amazingly talented designers have done!

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

 

 

 

 

 

2017 Fall Home Tour – Tidbits&Twine

Welcome to my 2017 Fall Home Tour, hosted by Marty from A Stroll Thru Life!  If you’re here visiting from Haneen’s Haven, thank you for popping over!  I’m Kim!

I believe your home should reflect your personality and be filled with things you love.  My personal style is a curated look with a French influence…but truth be told, I change things around quite a bit in my home so every week is something different.  This year, I decided to take a non-traditional approach to decorating for Fall.  Typical Fall colors aren’t my favorite to decorate with in my home, so this year I decided to use sage, white, and pink.  Why not, right?!  Come on in!

 

 

I updated my twig wreath with seeded eucalyptus branches and pinecones for a soft, natural look.  I use the same twig wreath year-round and just add different elements to it in order to give it a different look.  For a full tutorial on this wreath, or any of its other looks, click HERE.

diy fall wreath

 

I don’t really have much of an entryway, as my front door opens into a wall.  To bring a bit more light to the space, I’ve added an oversized mirror.  There’s also a bench to assist those guests that prefer to take their shoes off.  A simple wicker tray with more eucalyptus branches, pumpkins, and antlers completes the Fall look.

French farmhouse foyer decorated for Fall

 

The entryway is also where I currently keep my ever-growing vintage cane collection.  I have no idea why these canes appeal to me so much, but I love them!

French Farmhouse Foyer with Mirror and Bench Decorated for Fall

 

From here, let’s move into my dining room!

French Farmhouse Dining Room decorated for Fall

 

Here I’ve used a wooden box filled with flowers and eucalyptus to create a centerpiece that extends along the length of the table.  The table is set with a mix of pink Arcoroc and Limoges dishes, along with Moscow Mule mugs.

Fall dining room tablescape with copper accents

 

Even my dining chairs got a Fall update with this sweet vinyl decal from Stone Creek Wall Decals.

French linen dining chairs with monogram on back

 

Now, of course I don’t keep my dining table set and ready for guests at all times, so here’s a look at my everyday dining room decor.  Those Moscow Mule mugs have moved up to the wall-mounted cup rack and the fresh flowers have been replaced with a mix of pumpkins and dried hydrangea.  A large round vintage bread board helps to add a bit of “oomph” to the centerpiece, which would otherwise look a bit small on the table.

French farmhouse fall dining room

 

For more photos and details about my Fall dining room, please visit the full dining tour HERE!

 

Shop My Dining Room

 

 

Now onto the last stop of our tour, my kitchen!

French farmhouse kitchen white cabinets and travertine tiles

 

My 3-tiered tray from Mothology is a staple in my kitchen.  For Fall, it’s decked out with eucalyptus and copper accents.

3 tier wooden tray decorated for Fall with copper and eucalyptus French farmhouse style

Farmhouse tray decorated for fall with eucalyptus and copper accents

 

And for the first time ever, our pear tree produced quite a crop this year!

French farmhouse fall kitchen vignette

 

More green, white, and copper accents sit beside the sink and I like that the eucalyptus adds an organic texture that breaks up the lines of the cabinets and tile.

Farmhouse kitchen sink decorated for fall

 

Wooden utensils are corralled in a white pitcher, which give me the perfect excuse to display my grandma’s rolling pin.

Farmhouse kitchen wooden utensil display vignette

 

And that’s my  Fall kitchen tour!  Simple and organic and in keeping with the style of the kitchen.

French farmhouse kitchen decorated for fall

 

Shop My Kitchen

 

 

Thanks for stopping by!  Don’t forget to head over to visit April at House by Hoff to tour her beautiful dining room!

 

 

 

 

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Tidbits&Twine Fall Home Tour 2017

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