Old houses have a special place in my heart and I absolutely love this one. Built in 1928 it is filled with charming details like nooks & crannies, arched doors & windows, slanted ceilings and stairs that talk to you. 🙂
My friend Charletta asked me to help her this year with her Christmas decorations and I jumped at the chance to spend the day with her and visit her gorgeous home again.
The living room tree is decorated in shades of bronze, gold & red with a bit of silver and white as well.
These colors work beautifully with the shades of rust, red, gold and brown in the window treatments and pillows we did several years ago.
A luscious, brown velvet skirt under the tree.
Charletta recently painted the accent wall behind her vintage fireplace to bring a pop of blue into the room. The same color is found in several of the upholstery and pillow fabrics.
Love these majestic wire reindeer. The mirror reflects the adjacent dining room.
Charletta painted the Dining Room walls a warm cinnamon using a Venetian Plaster technique.
12 Days of Christmas plates and matching napkins were used to set the table for Christmas.
Notice the gold flatware. Charletta has had her’s for years but I hear it’s coming back in style. My daughter recently told me she was going to register for some for her wedding shower. 🙂
Not everything in the dining room is quite so formal. A vintage Santa Pitcher mingles with a collection of both old and new mugs. Love these little guys!
The dining room tree is decorated in shades of silver, gold, red and white.
One of my favorite pieces (and it’s story) was this vintage Nativity. Charletta’s Mom, Anne, told me she purchased this Nativity approximately 58 years ago by putting it in lay-away at a local drug store (the kind with the long counters, sodas and spinning stools) not long after she was married. It cost $1.99.
Charletta’s husband brought this Nativity home from Israel over 25 years ago.
If you’ve noticed that someone is missing from these Nativities it’s because Charletta and her family have the tradition of placing Baby Jesus in the Manger on Christmas morning.
It was such a joy to spend the day helping to decorate this home for Christmas.
Thank you, Charletta, for letting me share your lovely home with everyone!