bHOME CHRISTMAS TOUR- White, snowy and all is bright!

Welcome to my Christmas home. I’ve been busy decking the halls and stuffing stockings and festively flinging greens and pinecones and other Christmasy items all over StoneGable. Monday I shared the front part of our home and now I’m sharing the family room, breakfast room, and kitchen! So welcome…  and come on in!

This months Reader Appreciation Giveaway is a $200.00 VISA GIFT CARD!!!!!


Today on Decorating Tips And Tricks we are talking about KITCHENS DONE RIGHT. Kelly, Anita and I all have very different kitchens and points of view about decorating but there is a whole lot we can agree on about making a kitchen the heart of the home and someplace you love to be!!! 

You can listen to episode 132 below:


Listen to all DTT podcast episodes HERE.

TODAY IS THE bHOME CHRISTMAS TOUR.  A big thanks to all the talented blogger that put this tour together! And make sure you stop at the bottom of this post for a great Christmas GIVEAWAY!!!!



Let’s start in the family room. This year the back of my house is a mix of snowy whites and neutrals. Evergreen and touches of Celedon make an appearance too!




The mantel is dressed up in a trio of white trees. When they are light they shine! I used a birch log attached to two initial stocking holders, S and G, to hang white stockings and a large sugar pinecone.







Let’s head to the breakfast nook. I mixed greens, pinecones, and cotton bolls. I’m not from the South but I’m loving to decorate with those white little fluff balls!


These cut out containers are big candleholders. They cast such pretty shapes of light when the candles are lit!



Let’s head towards the kitchen…




If you missed the front part of my home here’s a peek…
If you would like to see more, click HERE.
And if you would like to see my porch tour… click HERE.
Now, I hope you are ready to tour a few more homes ready for Christmas and waiting for you…


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When you do you’ll have top notch home and garden bloggers & magazines right in the palm of your hand to read, enjoy & share.



Our dear friend Lidy of French Garden House is giving away a $250 gift certificate to her gorgeous shop!!

It is so easy to enter. This is all you need to do:

Visit and tell us what antique has captured your heart in a comment here.
You will get extra entries for following @FrenchGardenHouse on Instagram,
and FaceBook too. Just let us know you did.
I’ll be reading every comment…
Good luck!
The give-away is open to readers in the USA and Canada. Winner randomly chosen on 12/7 and notified by email
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bHOME CHRISTMAS TOUR- White, snowy and all is bright!

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  1. Kim Moritz says:

    You home is beautiful as always. I love French Garden House! The cast iron urns are amazing!!!! I adore them! I have a pair similar and was just telling my husband I wish I could find two more. I am following them on Instagram and Facebook.
    Pick me pick me! Hehehe.
    Thank you for the giveaway ?

  2. Gosh, do you really live here? It is so beautiful. I too am trying to keep the decor of my home and furnishings in neutral colors. Then when the seasons come I can add any extra seasonal colors and it really looks good. Thank you for all your inspiration.

    1. I have no little one living at home anymore. But now that I have two grandbabies when they come I will have to put things up!

  3. I am swooning over the 19th Century English Footed Ironstone Large Serving Bowl–so many beautiful ways I could use it! Also, I am following French Garden House on Instagram to see all of the pretty pictures!

  4. You continue to inspire me! Much to my husband’s dismay! Lol. Jk actually. He’s pretty supportive of my constant decor changes. I love the birch limb stocking hanger! May have to borrow that idea! Thank you for sharing!

    1. I found a local source for birch logs and have a pile still in my car. Gotta love those Birch logs!!!!

  5. Yvonne,
    I love your Christmas home. It feels cozy and comfortable and I love the way you added little Christmas touches in simple ways like putting greenery in a bowl etc… It looks so pretty and so festive!
    I posted my Christmas home tour today too! It’s amazing what a little greenery tucked in the right places can do. I would love to have you take a look. Have a fantastic weekend!

    Nancy from Slightly Coastal

  6. kathy olson says:

    Following French Garden House on instagram (kathleenrolson). Thank you!

  7. Stunning as usual Yvonne! Love the touches of celadon with the neutrals. Happy Holidays and thanks for continued inspiration with every post❤️

  8. Too much to choose from at French Garden House! I do lov the large ironstone antique soup tureen and the white enamel cafe tiers!

  9. Janel Calamia says:

    I stopped by to see your stocking holder I heard about on your DTT podcast and I found you used a birch stem?? It’s beautiful! Everything is so very lovely! Hope your neck of the woods has sunshine like we do today in the mitten state.

      1. Janel Calamia says:

        DTT is just awesome! I love each one of your input and all your laughter and can’t leave out the “ding ding ding” tip of the day award!! Your life stories come to life! My husband has heard the show jingle so many times he whistles it!! It’s like meeting the girls for coffee…Oh that sounds so fun!!!

  10. I like the butter paddles fro French Garden House and the tapestry shawl.

  11. Your home is beautiful all the time but especially at Christmas. I think my problem is that years ago I was drawn in by chachkies and even my grown children won’t let me break free. 🙂 The minute I say I’m changing things or not putting something up they all moan and whine. I think the day of reckoning will happen one of these days! What you have done here is nothing less than stunning. I would love to win this gift – I love the red transfer ware. Happy Happy Holidays Yvonne. Love on those Grandbabies!

    1. I love your “day of reckoning”! Why don’t you wrap them up and let your tchotchkes be gifts for your children!!

  12. FrenchGardenHouse says:

    Yvonne, your home always looks beautiful and welcoming, but this year, with the white decor, it’s stunning! I can only imagine what fun you will have this year with your family {and that little grand baby!} at Christmas.

    The birch log to hang stockings is inspired. Love that. Happy Holidays, friend. xo Lidy

  13. Beth Brown says:

    So many beautiful things to choose from from French Garden House. I really loved some of the jewelry (cuff bracelets, necklaces). Your home is beautiful and inviting. Merry Christmas!

  14. Love the red floral Limoges stamp box! Had been hoping to find an antique Limoges box on our 25th wedding anniversary trip to France this summer but no luck!

  15. Yvonne, as usual your home is just gorgeous, love the white trees! Thanks for all the inspiration. Just started decorating after being ill and losing my sister two weeks ago. Thanks for your kindnesses! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year,?

    1. Dearest Connie, I am heartbroken for you! My sister means the world to me. I am so so sorry for your loss! Get better!

  16. Shirley@Housepitality Designs says:

    Oh how so lovely and festive your family room and kitchen always are at Christmas. You can just feel the joy as you look at each and every one of the photos….and must say that I love Beau’s bow!!!
    Have a Merry Weekend Yvonne!

  17. Julie Briones says:

    I’m assuming this is where we enter the giveaway for I love the botanical and egg prints that she has! So pretty! I followed her on IG and FB.

    Your home looks beautiful, as usual, Yvonne. Love the touch of cotton stems that you added here and there. Just enough!

  18. Enjoying your lovely Christmas house tours! May I ask where you found the white trees? They have such character. Clever idea for the birch branch. Thank you for introducing me to French Garden House. I found quite a few things I am interested in, one being the English Footed Ironstone Large Serving Bowl.

    1. Hi Sheri, The white trees came from a local shop called CoCalico Design. You can find them on facebook.

  19. Your home is beautiful Yvonne! I want to camp out for awhile in your snowy neutral family room! (Wouldn’t you be surprised to see me! 🙂 Hope you have a beautiful and blessed Christmas season!

  20. Absolutely Beautiful!

  21. What beautiful pieces! I love the Eloquence Sophia Upholstered Tufted Bed in Weathered White; it is stunning. I’m (happily) following French Garden House on Instagram and also on Facebook. I am surprised to find just how beautiful I found the neutrals and white. I’m a visual learner…seeing your decor inspires me to try something outside my box. 😉

  22. Always a treat to see your home. I’m still decorating here, but have made great progress. I zoned in on the gilt letter box for a desk. French Garden House has beautiful offerings.

  23. I’m a long time follower of French Garden House on IG. I’m continually inspired by her beautiful feed.

  24. Yvonne, I’m back to say that I’m also a follower of French Garden Home on FB. Thanks!

  25. Gorgeous as always! Such a nice calming effect! I’m decorating this weekend. Thank you for the inspiration!

  26. Beth Beard says:

    The white trees on the mantle are my favorite. So clean and classic looking. You really have an eye for decorating.

  27. I love all of the white and green in your Christmas decor. I also took a look French Garden House and I’m loving the french white enamelware pot.

  28. I love your white trees. They are a hit with me!

  29. Katherine says:

    I’m love antique monogrammed linens – there is a set of 5 guest towels that are absolutely calling to me. Your mantle is just wonderful – the white and the pine cones are a perfect combination. How do you keep that beautiful sugar pine cones standing up in the bowls?

  30. Jill Miglin says:

    Thank you Yvonne! As usual you have provided wonderfully beautiful ideas to help stimulate my imagination for Christmas decorating.

  31. I love that little silver baby cup. I have my own and each of my children’s silver cups.

  32. Love your mantle decorations! And always LOVE your kitchen island no matter what season you are decorating! So pretty!

  33. I love transferware and saw several lovely pieces I would to have from French Garden House. I’m also following FGH on facebook and Instagram.

  34. I love transferware and saw several lovely pieces I would to have from French Garden House. I’m also following FGH on facebook and Instagram.

    As always, Yvonne, I love whatever you touch. You have a true gift.

  35. Hi Yvonne. Love the white trees and the birch log on the mantel! You always have fresh new and doable ideas!! Thank you

  36. Laura Harrie says:

    I like how your use of different sizes of pine cones along your mantle. Pine cones add the natural element, really special.

  37. Carolyn Calhoun says:

    The Pom Pom at Home Charlie organic linen duvet cover stole my heart (as well as a hundred other things!) what beautiful items on the French Garden House website.

  38. Marilyn Gillis says:

    Your home is so lovely!!! I’m borrowing many ideas!

  39. Sheila Irwin says:

    I just adore your house in any season Yvonne, but it’s especially charming at Christmastime! I love the whites and neutrals (neutral Christmas is my favorite!) and the touches of celadon are perfect! What a lovely Christmas scene you’ve created!

    Warm wishes to you for a lovely holiday season!


  40. nancy mcneill says:

    i love the birch log hanging the stockings. please come to boston to help me decorate!!!!! i love all your ideas.

  41. Christina says:

    so cozy, warm, and inviting! it’s like coming home.

  42. Lynda Tupman says:

    I absolutely LOVE the Pillow with the Red Truck, hauling the Christmas Tree Home !!! I love anything with Red Trucks on it…have, ever since I was a young girl…I don’t know what it is about
    Red Trucks….then I married a guy..with a red and white pickup….and he went to work for Cal Fire…and drove a Big Red Truck, hauling a Dozer…to work on Fires… So, I got my Red Truck Fix…but, still like seeing them, on Home Decor Items <3

  43. Lynda Tupman says:

    I also Loved all the Pine Cones used in decorations. There’s not much I don’t Love about All of your Christmas Ideas, and Decorations…. They have given me some ideas…now to put them to work in my home 🙂

  44. Beth Pozzini Putz says:

    Oh Yvonne! Once again, I am completely blown away by your amazing style! I am so glad I am looking at this now, after I am finished decorating! I bought a birch log to cut into three pieces to stick in my Robinson-Ransbottom 3 gallon crock. Now I wish I had another one to hang my stockings from. I also purchased that crown on your lamb from Edith & Evelyn on etsy, and I’m kicking myself for not getting the German Putz sheep…she is sold out!? Your colors are incredible! I LOVE everything about this! Thank you for the beautiful layout…Advent Blessings to you, as we wait in joyful hope for the birth of the Christ Child!


  45. Love looking at your decorative ideas…very inspiring. Merry Christmas!

  46. Love the home tour!Not a fan of the hogs head in the kitchen though!Perhaps decorating it with a small wreath? Something?Also,the zebra rug is not very Christmasy! Oh well,everyone likes different things! I made the beef brisket,and used whole cranberry sauce,loved it!(I never heard back about the type of cranberry sauce?) Thanks for sharing & have a blessed holiday season! Laura

  47. Ps,……Almost forgot, Love the birch branch idea on the mantel for hanging things! ….Laura

  48. Denise carlson says:

    Your Christmas decorations are beautiful. I love the birch bark branch that you used to hang the stockings,great idea. Please enter me into the drawing.
    Thanks, Denise