A 1928 Christmas Home Tour

Arch Garland

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.

Bronze, Red & Gold Christmas Tree

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.

Brown Velvet Tree Skirt

A luscious, brown velvet skirt under the tree.

Christmas Fireplace

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.

Christmas Mantle

Love these majestic wire reindeer. The mirror reflects the adjacent dining room.

Dining Room (2) Charletta painted the Dining Room walls a warm cinnamon using a Venetian Plaster technique.

Dining Room 12 Days of Christmas Plates

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.  🙂

Vintage Santa Pitcher

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!

Red, White & Silver Christmas Tree

The dining room tree is decorated in shades of silver, gold, red and white.

Vintage Nativity

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.

Nativity from Israel

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.

Arch Garland

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!

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4 Responses to A 1928 Christmas Home Tour

  1. Jessica Sala-Bonin says:

    Love this! What a gorg christmasy home!

  2. Beautiful! I love old homes and all their character. The nativities are lovely, as are their stories. Thank you to Charletta for allowing us inside her home. Love her name, too, by the way. 🙂

  3. Cynthia says:

    What a gorgeous home and such a warm and welcoming spot for Christmas.


  4. Beautiful….I have many friends who have the same tradition of the nativity…I think I may do that next year…Happy New Year Sonya!