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StoneGable is decked out and ready for you to come and visit. All next week I’ll be featuring some fun Christmas tours here on the blog. But today,  I’m giving you a little sneak peek preview of the decorations at StoneGable and what to look forward to! I’ve used my favorite Christmassy colors to add a big punch of Christmas spirit to my home! Red and white with a tad of dramatic black are making a big appearance in this year’s decor. So are trees… LOTS and lots of trees! Come on… take a little look!

TODAY IS PRACTICALLY SPEAKING! I’m sharing a little Christmas inspiration today and inviting you to stop back all next week for some exciting Christmas events!

CHRISTMAS TOUR SNEAK PEEK- A little look at what you will be seeing in StoneGable's home tours this Christmas season!

Monday starts off with a MANTEL TOUR… I decorate the mantel first every year!

CHRISTMAS TOUR SNEAK PEEK- A little look at what you will be seeing in StoneGable's home tours this Christmas season!

You will be seeing stars! And trees… and polka dots galore!

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Tuesday is all about a one-of-a-kind Christmas recipe. YUM! Yes, you can make this!

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Wednesday let’s get ideas and inspiration for decorating an outdoor space!

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Thursday I’ll be sharing lots of easy hosting and entertaining ideas for Christmas parties and get-togethers!

CHRISTMAS TOUR SNEAK PEEK- A little look at what you will be seeing in StoneGable's home tours this Christmas season!

And I’ll share an easy way to set a WOW FACTOR Christmas table!

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And on Friday you are invited to a Christmas House Walk at StoneGable. I’m throwing open the doors and inviting you all in! But you will want to stop back here on Monday to begin the week long House Walk! There are 30 fabulous bloggers participating so you can visit 30 different homes decorated for Christmas!  This is a very special event!

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CHRISTMAS TOUR SNEAK PEEK- A little look at what you will be seeing in StoneGable's home tours this Christmas season!

I hope you will stop back all next week for Christmas fun!

You might like to follow me on Pinterest and see all the great things I am finding to pin every day HERE.



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  1. Thanks for the sneak peak! Your pictures are an inspiration.

  2. Sneak preview looks enticing! Looking forward to what’s coming next!

  3. Carol Barton says:

    Can’t wait for Christmas tour to begin!

  4. Sandra Barnhart says:

    Can’t wait I know ill love it all already see some great ideas!

  5. Corliss Grinstead Derrick says:

    Loving the black and white touches.

  6. I, too, love the black touches! Mixed with your reds, whites and greens – gorgeous!

  7. Karen VanLoo says:

    Thank you for the sneak peek! I start decorating tomorrow, and I can’t wait! I’ve stocked up on my favorite black & white gingham ribbon, and also soft green silk ribbon. I love tying bows around things in the kitchen, and on my wreaths, etc… I’m always inspired after visiting Stonegable!

  8. Yes, it’s Christmas time at Stone Gable, So glad to see all your ideas for Christmas and advice. I love Christmas, it’s such a magical time of year. I’m with you on using the faux greenery. I started to decorate for Christmas before Thanksgiving this year in our master bedroom with a small live northfork pine tree an an apothecary jar filled with white lights, snow and a glass snowman, very whimsical and soft. Can’t wait to see your Christmas house tour and tree theme. As usual so beautiful and fun to open your blog. God bless.

  9. Denise Moraris says:

    Thank you! You give me great ideas!

  10. Marilyn Soto says:

    Can’t wait to see it all -the red and white look so Merry and Bright.

  11. Looking forward to seeing how you incorporate numerous trees in your decor.

  12. Beautiful! I look forward to seeing all of your Christmas goodies and fabulous decor!

  13. The classic Bing Crosby Christmas music is playing, candles flickering throughout our home, and I’m beginning my Christmas decorating today. Loving your encouragement!

  14. What a treat! I can’t wait for the rest! Beautiful favorites!

  15. Theresa Winterberry Lane says:

    Oh what fun it is to read your blog Yvonne. I can not wait to see the rest of StoneGable all decked out!

  16. Goodie goodie gum drops! So many great ideas ahead, I can’t wait‼️?

    1. My sentiments exactly

  17. Marilyn Gillis says:

    Absolutely stunning! I’m in the mood to decorate for Christmas!!!

  18. Oh my! With these amazing glimpses, I know it is going to be nothing short of fabulous! Can’t wait to see the rest!! As always, so inspiring!!!

  19. Maureen brinkmann says:

    You won me with “sneak preview”…. love red,white, and black together. I’m using aqua, white, and bronze – hope it’s going to be amazing too!

  20. Lorri Rauscher says:

    Yes.. you r giving us a sneek peek..your photos are lovely…Cant wait to see your place..simply lovely.

  21. “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas everywhere you go”. So anxious to copy your ideas. I’m changing my dining room centerpiece this year and cannot quite get my thoughts around it.

  22. Sounds like such fun, here in France this weekend should see the town and village lights being turned on and everywhere starting to get into the Christmas spirit.

  23. Where did you purchase the large flakes of snow on your table? I have only seen much finer snow. Thanks Yavonne!

    1. Hi Harriet, I found those at our local Pottery Barn outlet years ago. I save them from year to year!

  24. Ellie LaJuett says:

    Once again you ideas are awesome!

  25. I love the way you display your aprons! I have copied that, for sure!

  26. Shelley Anderson says:

    Gorgeous Yvonne! I love the black you incorporated in your theme!

  27. As always you do a smashing job on your lovely home. thanks for sharing

  28. Ann Black says:

    Love the juxtaposition of the many patterns of red and white!

  29. Martha Franks says:

    I’ll be looking forward to each day! I’ve already pinned the cheese and fruit Christmas tree. Thanks, Yvonne!

  30. Looking forward to seeing all the goodies.
    Love red,white & black combo.I have a bit
    of that in my home too.

  31. Can’t wait to see all of the beautiful Christmas decorating inspiration!

  32. I’m going yo make that cheese/grape tree for Christmas Eve. Lovely presentation.
    Your house looks so festive already. You’ve been busy. Other than getting all my cards written and posted, I haven’t made a move to prepare for Christmas. Where is my motivation this year? ?

  33. Very nice. I am looking forward to Monday’s post!
    I have a picky question: what size jars do you store flour, sugar, etc on your kitchen cabinets?

  34. Thank you for the sneak peek Yvonne! So looking forward to the tours! So many great ideas, you do an amazing job! Ive started with a few trees in the bedrooms and a few small white houses for a snowy village. Will go into full throttle this weekend!
    Thank you, thank you thank you for the wonderful inspiration!

  35. Carol Elkins says:

    Thank you for giving us a sneak peek! I can’t wait to see the whole house!

  36. Kimberly Tracy says:

    Love the ideas. Thank you.

  37. I know all your “Christmassy” decorations will be beautiful.

  38. I love the tree food display idea! So simple, yet so stunning. Thanks for the inspirations. 🙂

  39. Lots of great inspiration to get going to decorate my home!

  40. Enjoying all your wonderful pictures Yvonne. Finding it all very inspiring!

  41. Like Joanne in the above comment, I am going to be making that tree shaped fruit and cheese appetizer for my Christmas Eve party. Cannot wait for your house tour!!!

  42. Thanks. I’m looking forward to seeing your beautiful decor.

  43. Diane Ruebel says:

    Love your check ribbons…now I know how to hang my olive wreath in the kitchen window!

  44. Can’t wait to see the rest!

  45. Your home looks so pretty for Christmas !

  46. Jayne McLeod says:

    I really don’t have much lovely in my life … but as I am looking at the beautiful pictures and reading your encouraging thoughts yet
    again today, I find that my heart has been truly, truly encouraged to seek out and enjoy the beauty around me. I wanted to say thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of your ‘lovely’ site. YOU have so encouraged this heavy heart, far more than you know and I thank you.
    Merry CHRISTmas to you Yvonne and have a wonderful holiday season. Enjoy the SONshine, Jayne

  47. Anne Marie says:

    Can’t wait – what a fun week ahead!

  48. If this was just a sneak peek……………I can’t wait to see the rest. Yvonne, you are the best! Blessings!?

  49. Looks like a fun week ahead! Hope you had a blessed Thanksgiving! How is your little grandson doing? Hope you were able to share in his first Thanksgiving!

  50. Nancy Carroll says:

    This is just adorable and such a great idea for those 5 or 6 that get broken every year!

  51. Pat Metzer says:

    I’m definitely showing up Monday for all of this fantastic inspiration. Thanks for sharing your glimpse of what’s to come.

  52. Sneak peek into Christmas is wonderful. Now is the time to be getting ready.

  53. Sheila Gunderson says:

    Lovin’ your sneak peek!

  54. Maggie Nelson says:

    I can’t wait to see what you will show us. I know it will be beautiful as always.

  55. Looking forward to next week. Thank you for sharing your talent with your readers.

  56. Can’t wait to see what you’ve done for Christmas!

  57. So excited. I love trees, as well, and have at least one in every room. Even place one on top of the commode, a tiny feather tree, with mini stained glass candy canes and bow on top. Cannot wait to see your beautiful home all decked out for Christmas.

  58. Heidi Walker says:

    Thank you so much for all the work and heart you put into your blog! I always enjoy your posts. Thanks for using your gifts to bless all of us!

  59. Looks like a fun filled week of reading, and getting inspired, week ahead!!

  60. Love all your ideas – I’m inspired and started decorating today!

  61. Looking forward to the upcoming tours! Thanks for the sneak peek!

  62. Mildred Hoppe says:

    can’t wait to see it ALL.

  63. Your home is always beautiful. You inspire me! Thank you for sharing with us!

  64. gretchen roberson says:

    Love all your excited! I have been using the black gingham ribbon for all my makes everything look richer..thanks for the inspiration!

  65. Leslie Schoenfeld says:

    Eager to see your decorating!

  66. Gorgeous..looking forward to the tour.

  67. Thank you for the lovely Christmas decorating ideas! I love the way you placed the bowls under the glass dome. That is so pretty!

  68. Such beauty and inspiration as always! Thank you!

  69. I love your blog! I am looking forward to the house tours this week!

  70. I always look forward to your home tours, especially Christmas!

  71. Karen Cadden says:

    Can’t wait to see your finished display and the how-to’s. And all the love that goes into each detail.

  72. Mary Chris says:

    Can’t wait to see the whole tour. great job

  73. Beautiful! Thanks for teasing and inspiring me all at the same time. Can you share with me where you found the small boxwood wreaths? Thank you.

  74. Jacy Cole says:

    Hello and thank you for the sneak peak-looking forward to more. You do a wonderful job and I enjoy all you do! Take care and be well.

  75. Sheila Gunderson says:

    Love all the special little touches. Your photography is amazing!

  76. I love all the stars. Can you tell me where you found your star garland and your stars hanging from dining room table. Your home is gorgeous it would be a dream of mine to have mine look so nice. I enjoy reading and seeing your pictures of your home. Thanks for any suggestions

  77. When I see your photos I am always inspired!

  78. i sure hope you see this… as i was scrolling ad covered each picture. super annoying. not just this post either, every 1 i tried to read.

  79. Ruth Ballenger says:

    Everything looks so wonderful…….really really wonderful……..”Some kind of wonderful”…..and each picture just kept on being even “Some More Kind Of Wonderful”….with whipped cream and a bright red cherry on top. Thanks for sharing.