Welcome to our Christmas Tour! I’m so excited to continue to share more Christmas inspiration with you! Come on in and look around. This tour features most of our home dressed up and ready for you and Christmas!

A big thank you to my friend Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for hosting this Christmas Home Tour.

I’m not quite sure how many years Marty has hosted this event, but I know it’s been more than a few! I’m so thrilled to be a part of this beautiful Christmas tour.

Welcome, welcome, welcome. If you are coming from my friend Jenn’s home at Clean And Scentsible you were treated to the most Christmassy and pretty kitchen! Glad you make your way here!

At the bottom of this post is a schedule for all 30 of the homes being featured in this tour. Make sure to stop back here every day to visit new Christmas homes.

I’m so glad you are here. I’ve been busy for weeks decorating our home for Christmas!

Christmas is my favorite time of year and decorating is so much fun!

Before you see today’s tour you might want to visit my ONE ROOM CHRISTMAS TOUR HERE.

Do you decorate your bedroom for Christmas? I have lots and lots of ideas for a cozy and oh, so pretty Christmas sanctuary!

And you might also like to see PART 1 OF THIS YEAR’S CHRISTMAS TOUR HERE.

This tour features Hobbes our cat, the foyer, great room and stairs.

So let’s start our tour today heading towards the dining area.

Our dining area is open to the great room, sunroom, and kitchen. It has one wall with a large window and another wall that has a big opening to the sunroom. This room is light and airy.

I usually have four upholstered chairs at the concrete topped table. Two on each long side. However, we are having our grandchildren here and I thought they would like sitting on a bench covered with Mongolian fur.

This season I’ve been making what I call “use what you have” arrangements. They are so easy and I can put one together in under 15 minutes.

Don’t you love Christmas decorating that is not a too involved and doesn’t take a huge committment?

I have one on the dining area table.


The dining area is quite centrally located in our home. So the great room Christmas tree is also enjoyed in this area of our home too!

Now let’s head into the sunroom.

This room comes by its name honestly! Even on the dreariest days, it is bright.

And photographing it is often a bear! Just so much light! So I spent my day running to the sunroom when the sun went behind a cloud to click a few images at a time!

It’s a small-ish room that lives large! If you have a smaller living space in your home you will want to see HOW TO MAKE A SMALL ROOM LIVE LARGE.

And if you want to decorate your home with neutrals see 7 TIPS FOR DECORATING WITH NEUTRALS.

Last year I put up a tabletop tree in this room and just loved it!

So this year I decorated it again!


I thought the sunroom would be a good place to put our white Nativity. My dear friend, Tina give it to me for Christmas over a decade ago. It’s my favorite because it is so elegantly simple! And it has lots of sentimental value!

The O, Come Let Us Adore Him banner reflects the sign over the mantel in the great room.

On the coffee table is another USE WHAT YOU HAVE CHRISTMAS ARRANGEMENT! Some of the elements of the tree are carried over to the arrangement.

Repeating decor elements is an easy way to create beauty in your home and it’s so so simple. Make sure you read RYTHM AN IMPORTANT ELEMENT OF INTERIOR DECORATING HERE.

Did you notice the pillows on our sectional? I love to arrange pillows. I think nothing changes the look of a room easier and more economically than pillows.

Because our sectional gets to much wear and is our favorite spot to lounge I keep our pillows simple, relaxed and cozy!

Here are two posts that will really help you become a pro at arranging pillows…


I love to decorate with orchids when the weather here gets too cold to pick flowers or other organics outside.

I know poinsettias are the quintessential Christmas flower. However, in this Christmas home orchids reign supreme!

This season white orchids are scattered about in my sunroom and kitchen.

Speaking of the kitchen, that’s our next stop!

The kitchen is decorated “lightly”. Because our kitchen is a workhorse I don’t want to be moving around Christmas decor. So I just added touches of Christmas where I don’t need to work.

Our kitchen had a major makeover! Here is how it look earlier this summer…

When we decided to buy the Tanglewood House a kitchen makeover was something we planned for!

It’s so much lighter and brighter now!

A wreath was hung on the hood and…

Two mismatched wreaths were hung over the glass doors that house some of our bar glasses.

A dwarf lemon Cyprus carries on the citron green color featured in our Christmas decor this year.

And on the counter is a big pot of beautiful orchids!

These orchids most likely will last a few months. Hopefully long enough to take me until early spring.

I hope you have enjoyed this year’s Christmas tour and have been inspired.

Have a very Merry Christmas!

The next stop on our tour is at Tammy’s from Pink Peppermint Design. Her cozy mid-century modern home has the most fabulous tree! I’m sure you will be inspired there!

Monday December 7th


A Stroll Thru LifeWorthington Court Clean and Scentsible StoneGablePink Peppermint DesignDecor To Adore 

Tuesday December 8th

Modern GlamIt All Started With PaintTown and Country LivingHymns and VersesMaking It In The MountainsLife On Cedar Lane 

Wednesday December 9th

Designing VibesInspiration For MomsGrace In My SpaceThe Wood Grain CottageWhispering Pines Homestead Remodelando la Casa

Thursday December 10th

CitrineLivingOur Southern HomeSouthern State Of MindDuke Manor Farm White Arrows HomeThrifty and Chic 

Friday December 11th

11 Magnolia Lane Follow The Yellow Brick Home Delightful OrderSouthern HospitalityCassie Bustamante

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  1. Joyce Kennard says:

    Beautiful as usual, question- Love the wreath on the front door, did you make it? Also. what is on the black bench at the entry this season. Thanks, enjoy the family and stay safe

  2. Doreen Bednarski says:

    Such beauty! Everywhere you look is positively lovely. The softness of the whites and hints of greens is so welcoming and calming. My absolute favorite is your tabletop tree. Where is it from, along with ornaments and basket?

  3. I love how you’ve transformed your new home into a vision of your style and design. Everything is so beautiful and flows together so well. Love the neutral color scheme this year, perfect. Your main tree is amazing and the tabletop tree in the sunroom surrounded by the lantern, nativity, and presents is gorgeous too. I drool over your kitchen remodel too, such a dream. Thanks so much for joining the tour again this season, your home is always a show stopper.

  4. Toni Schmeling says:

    Yvonne, I have been inspired by your blog for a few years now. I have used many of your holiday ideas and recipes. I have been admiring your remodeled kitchen at Tanglewood. Could you tell me the name of the countertop color and the backsplash also. Planning a remodel after the holidays.

  5. Yvonne your home is like an enchanting winter wonderland. The dining room is absolutely stunning. So happy to be on tour with you!

  6. Of course, every little thing is absolutely stunning, my friend! I can’t wait until I can come see your beautiful new home in person! Loved taking a Christmas tour of your home. xo’s

    1. Thanks, Suzy! Your home is the quintessential Christmas home! Just beautiful, my friend! As soon as this “thing” is over please come visit!

  7. I love your white pom-pom pillow. Would you share where you bought it? Thanks!

    1. Hi Mary, those white pom pom pillows are ancient! I found them years ago at HomeGoods.

  8. Wow–it’s all just stunning, Yvonne! Your kitchen makeover made a HUGE difference. Love that little tabletop tree, too. Enjoy having your grandkids with you, and happy holidays!

  9. Love your xmas tour! Do you remember where you found the pretty green ribbon you used on your tree and with wrapping paper in today’s post? also, where did you find the wonderful tabletop tree and basket? LOVE!! Thank you , Kelly

    1. Hi Kelly, I’ve had that ribbon for years. I just keep recycling it. Sorry I don’t have a source for you.

  10. Love the neutrals and the simplicity.The orchids are just beautiful.

  11. Miche Ortega says:

    Simply GORGEOUS, Yvonne! Thanks for inviting us in. Happy Holidays!

  12. Beautiful, as always, Yvonne! Merry Christmas!

  13. Yvonne, your home is always one of my favorites!!! I absolutely love everything! The little tree is so pretty and you always put together the prettiest vignettes that are easy to recreate. The little wreaths in the kitchen are so sweet too! I hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas and thank-you so much for sharing your gorgeous home.

  14. Stunning! So many pretty details and decorations throughout your home. I love those paper star lanterns.

  15. HI!
    Loved strolling thru your home.
    Yes, I am Inspired to decorate for Christmas. If not for me, I want to decorate for my family’s enjoyment.
    I love seeing my gran babies excitement with everything they see around them.
    I’m trying new ways to decorate my home, using what I already have.
    Have a wonderful safe and Healthy Christmas?

  16. Love your kitchen! What brand is your gas oven? Do you like it? Would you recommend it?

  17. What a nice treat is touring your beautiful home!! i can’t pick a favorite, love it all!!

  18. Susan Kidd says:

    Hi Yvonne,
    You are mighty talented, have been following your site for a few years now, thank you for sharing your wonderful ideas. LOVE the updated kitchen. Would you be kind enough to share with me the basket weave marble backsplash information?

  19. Are your new neighbors always asking you to come over and help with the decorating of their homes? I would be if I lived there. Actually, I’d probably just want to have every get together at your house! Everything looks magnificent. Love it all. p.s. Where did you hide the microwave in your kitchen redo or are you one of those real American housewives that doesn’t use one?! Merry Christmas Yvonne!

    1. The microwave is on a shelf in the pantry closet next to the refrigerator.

  20. Thank you so much for the gift tags! I have already printed and have them cut out.

  21. Thank you for welcoming us into your home for part 2. Your tabletop tree and nativity are lovely. The Mongolian furs add such softness and elegance.
    May you and your family have a wonderful and healthy Christmas!

  22. Elizabeth Ward says:

    Oh my goodness! Yvonne, your home is enchanting, wonderful, gorgeous, just breathtaking! I love it all. Also, where did you find those absolutely adorable acorn ornaments? I LOVE them! I have a thing for acorns. They are just so cute!

    Your blog, your home, is such an inspiration to me.

    1. When I hear that I inspire you it makes my heart sing! That is one of my biggest goals. The acorns came from a local shop. I hope to have an affiliate with them in 2021 so you can get what I put in my home.

  23. Yvonne, your home is stunningly beautiful. And those orchids!! I love orchids – my wedding bouquet was white orchids with a hint of pink – no other flower, just the orchids. Love your table top tree, too – especially the “O Come Let Us Adore Him” banners.

    1. Thank you Jennifer. I carried a white orchid on a bible when I got married like my mother. How wonderful to hear about your wedding bouquet.

  24. Yvonne, your home always stops me in my tracks. Seriously the most gorgeous styling and vignettes everywhere! I love your Christmas colors, too, just so beautiful! Merry Christmas!

    1. Goodness Tamara I think that about you too! Seriously, you are an amazing decorator.

  25. Yvonne,
    Your home is always a pleasure to tour. You are so talented with turning a house into a home. My favorite part this year is that white nativity paired with that sweet tree. Merry Christmas, friend!

    1. Merry Christmas, Christy! Your home is always beautiful and so inspiring, my friend!