In all the business and bustle of last minute Christmas preparations… take a little break with me and I’ll share a spot at StoneGable made to evoke calm and serenity..

I’ve been fluffing… putting the last minute touches on our bedrooms… getting them ready for a house full of family!  
Here is the J&J room. My daughter Jacqueline and her husband Jonathan stay here when they visit.  It has the “calmest” decor in my whole house.
I just added a couple of very simple decorations…to celebrate the season, but not to clutter the room.
Early morning light streams through the windows and give the room a fuzzy, soft feel. 

I’ll put two small presents under this little frosty tree for Jacqueline and Jon to open before they come downstairs Christmas morning.  
Every years since Jacqueline was born I have gotten her an ornament… one that symbolizes something about her life.  They will have fun opening their ornaments together… a little private Christmas moment for the sweet couple.
The tree sits in an antique crock.  These old crocks are plentiful in my area. I thought it would be perfect for the little tree.
Across the room, next to the bed I added a little silver bowl of live greens and snowy pinecones.
The bowl picks up the reflection of the zebra striped table.
I added frazer fur, incense cedar and white pine to the bowl.  White pinecones were sprayed with “snow”.
I hope this post brings calm and joy to your life today!!!  
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  1. says

    Lovely, Yvonne! Just the right touch in a guest bedroom, I think. I’ll be fluffing mine today for my son’s arrival tomorrow night. He tends to take over the room with his stuff, so a simple and light touch in Christmas decor is best in my case! : )

    Merry Christmas!

  2. says

    Yvonne, this is so serene. Gorgeous.. I love this room. The touches are perfect.. I want to come hide out there for a week… lol.. Merry Christmas.. co marlis

  3. says

    What a gorgeous guest room!
    Joy and peace did this post bring!!!
    Banana bread is baking to take to a precious friend this afternoon!
    Then the last few presents to wrap…and time to reflect on the coming celebration of our Savior’s Birth!!!
    Life is Good On Crooked Creek!!!

  4. says

    This DID calm me down. My sister and I are about to leave for my daughters, bringing lunch with us so she can see Tracy’s house. I’ll talk to you later, gotta go!!! Come on over and see my Nativities:)

  5. Anonymous says

    I have really enjoyed your blog since I found it recently and love the style or your beautiful home. You mentioned in this post that the antique crocks were plentiful in your area. I am very interested in them. I was wondering if you might be able to direct me to someplace that I could check into purchasing them? (I do not live in your area) Since this is such a busy time of year there certainly is no hurry in a reply. Thank you and best wishes for a wonderful holiday. W. Scott, maggieandme52@yahoo.com

  6. says

    Such sweet Christmas touches in your guest room! I’m sure your family will enjoy it! I want to thank you so much for the sweet comment you left me on my Christmas home tour post. You are such a talented decorator and your words really meant a lot to me! I hope you and your famiy have a very Merry Christmas!!

  7. says

    You definitely created a calm and lovely room for your daughter and SIL. I love how you know exactly when to add and when it’s enough when fluffing a space. I love the pillow!! It would fit so nicely in my guest room. Merry Christmas!!

  8. says

    Lovely room, perfect pairings, sweet people. What more could one ask for? I am moving, (and, yes, I mean now – at Christmastime) and I have a guest room in my new house, I think mine will be simple & lovely, like yours, too. Calm, peaceful…..perfect. I have read your blog for sometime now, and it is a must read, thank you. Can I ask what fabric was used on that sweet pillow? Or did you buy it?

    Merry Christmas,

  9. says

    Looks like your guests are going to be in a perfect guest room….be careful they may not want to leave lol! I love all your beautiful special touches…..they mean so much to a visitor and it has such an elegant and serene feeling. Wonderfully done Yvonne!

  10. says

    Beautiful Yvonne! I keep chanting “All is Calm” to myself over & over but it’s not working :) Love your soothing palette with the little bit of red from your wreath pillow! Wishing you and your family the Merriest of Christmases!

  11. says

    Yvonne, I can not even express how much your blog means to me. I just love your home and decorating ideas. But, the thing that means the most to me is how much your blog has inspired me. You do so many thoughtful things (like the little private Christmas present for J&J) to make your home a true home. I am not very creative so your blog has given me so many ideas that my own family will enjoy. Sharing your home with all of us on your blog – has blessed so many family in ways you will probably never know. Thank you so much for sharing your home with all of us! I hope you all have a wonderful and blessed Christmas! :-)

  12. Anonymous says

    Your blog is so delightful. May I ask where you purchased the beautiful pillow
    with the wreath and berries on it? It is so pretty. Wishing you a Very Happy and
    Blessed New Year

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