Christmas Home Tour - Merry and Bright

Hello everyone.  I hope you are all having the happiest of holiday season.   

Today, I am extra excited because I am opening the doors to our home to give you a small peek of the Christmas decorations around the house as part of Celebrate & Decorate Holiday Home Tour hosted by Chloe Crabtree.  And if  you are following the holiday series, welcome back.  I hope you are enjoying the tour.  I feel extremely lucky to be joining this group of talented bloggers.  Each one an artist in their own right.  The ideas and styling in this Home Holiday Tour is incredible so if you have not had the chance to visit their blogs, head down to the bottom of my post and click on the links.  It is our pleasure to share photos of our decorated homes to inspire you to create.  Most of all, we offer these ideas to help you make this time of the year unforgettable for you and those you love.

We await Christmas with joy because it is a time for combining the traditions we cherish with new expressions of the season's true meaning of Christmas.  A time to renew friendships spend time with our families and to celebrate the traditions of the season...The familiar aromas, the warm and cozy evenings sitting by a fire and the lighting of the Rockefeller Tree are all things that make my heart fuzzy and warm during the holiday season.

Christmas really begins when the boxes of ornaments come up from the basement and that usually happens right after Thanksgiving.  Many of our ornaments have a story of their own - all souvenirs of happy times past.  I don't have a specific style when it comes to Christmas decorating.  I approach decorating just like I approach my tablescapes, I like to mix and match.   In some areas of our home you will see that I have a bit of a fun playful style while in others areas, the style is more glam.  And that captures exactly who I am.  Playful at times and glam when I feel a little girlie.  So sit back and enjoy a glass of bubbly while you browse.






Welcome to our home!  As you enter our foyer this fun vignette will greet you at the door.  It easily puts a smile on my face each day.  Playful, vibrant and full of character.  And if you haven't noticed, I have been crushing over these adorable red pickup trucks lately.  They have become increasingly popular in recent years and it's easy to see why.  Just too cute to pass up.  A vintage crate holding a cute Teddy, Candy canes and truck help create this whimsical Christmas display.  




This particular one I found in Target during a recent visit.





Isn't Teddy adorable?  Love his plaid scarf.



A light colored pre-lit lantern gives this area warmth.


  A pre-lit garland decorated with stockings and ornaments adorn the staircase.



As you may have noticed, flocked Christmas trees are having a moment.  They are everywhere and I must say, I have become a fan.  A tree already covered with snow?  How can you not love it.  It is genius.  Plus flocking on a tree covers the lights, making them and the wires almost undetectable when it is not lit.  This pretty guy stands in one of the corners of our dining room.  An enduring symbol of the season for sure.


A whimsical red and white stripped hat tops this tree so most of the ornaments decorating this tree are white and red with a few green ones in between for added color.





Notice more little red trucks anyone?  I also added a wood R and T to the tree for Rosemary & Thyme.


Another Teddy sits beneath the Christmas tree.


I continued the red and white theme in our dining room.  Here I placed and old world Santa on top of one of the buffets in our dining room.  It stands on top of a wicker basket layered with white vintage linens.   A few white plates and red and white tea cups give this vignette a pop of color.














In our living room, the look is a bit more glam since the room has a mixture of French style furniture and rustic pieces.  It is peaceful and comfortable due to its light color palette.  It reflects the true personality of a girl with a true feminine heart who loves faded flowers, all things tarnish and worn and who isn't afraid to be different.











This room is often dimly lit with candles and chandelier.  A gilded mirror and French style furniture give this room a romantic feel. The decorations here are definitely a little more glamorous and glittery.  











A girl can never be without a pair of pink shoes around the house right?







The Christmas tree in this room is decorated in golds, reds and bronze.  And to give my tree personality, he is wearing a whimsical top hat.








A view of our dining room.



And this cutie i Max.  He is two years old and more loved than he will ever know.



He loves to pose for photos and he wishes you all a wonderful holiday season.



Thanks so much for visiting.  May you all have a blessed and merry Christmas.

Janet





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Comments

  1. Thank you for the welcoming (and much needed! LOL) glass of champagne. What a beautiful vignette with the red truck, vintage linen, and bear--oh, that sweet face. The staircase garland is so elegant, and I love your idea of hanging stockings. I am swooning over your flocked tree, and the Santa hat is so merry and pretty! Love the red truck ornament! Your living room is stunningly gorgeous. I love your mix of rustic and French. I still have French pieces in storage, and I'm slowly trying to figure out how to incorporate them with the Prim pieces. You've got a splendid mix. Mas is so cute!! I'm thrilled to play with you this week on the tour. Wishing you a Merry Christmas!

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    1. Hello Michael,

      Thank you so much for visiting and leaving me such a sweet comment. Such kind words always make my day.

      Glad you enjoyed the make imaginary glass of champagne. It was a pleasure to join you on the blog hop.

      Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas.

      Janet
      rosemary-thyme.blogspot.com

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  2. So pretty white and cheerful. Everything is absolutely gorgeous. Anyone would feel honoured and welcome to be at your home. Lovely post.

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    1. Hello Leanna,

      Thank you so much for visiting and leaving me such a sweet comment. Such kind words always make my day.


      Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas.

      Janet
      rosemary-thyme.blogspot.com

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  3. Your house is beautiful... love the farmhouse rustic style but also then the Frenchy things too! And your dogs is a cutie pie, what breed is he?

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    1. Hello Angelina,

      Thank you so much for visiting and leaving me your lovely comment. Your kind words made my day.

      Max is a Maltese with a huge personality. He is a handful. lol

      Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas.

      Janet
      rosemary-thyme.blogspot.com

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  4. Love, Love Love...so many beautiful pics to enjoy! From the champagne you served to the way you go from adding little red trucks to pretty pink shoes into your Christmas decor, it's all fantastic! I enjoy seeing houses that have a variety of decor styles from room to room and was captivated by yours. I think my fave though is the way you styled that vintage crate with the teddy and truck along with the Let it Snow sign and the white lantern. That vignette made me feel all "Christmas-y" inside! Thanks so much for inviting us into your home. Happy Holidays!

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  5. Everything looks so lovely! Merry Christmas!

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    1. Hello Kathleen,

      Thank you for visiting and leaving me your kind words.

      Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas.

      Janet
      rosemary-thyme.blogspot.com

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  6. Hey there- it's Kristy from Starfish Cottage (Hayley is my daughter- I'm not sure why Blogger keeps signing me in under her name!?) Anyways- wonderful job on your holiday decor! Everything is so festive and beautiful...I especially love your Gold and White touches in the formal living room! It's been so fun blog hopping with you this week, wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

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    1. Hello Kristy,

      Thank you for visiting and leaving me your kind words. You are very sweet. It was fun blog hopping with you also.

      Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas.

      Janet
      rosemary-thyme.blogspot.com

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  7. Your decorations are wonderful. I love the cute touches in the reds with the truck and bear and bows and Santas. It's like being in toyland. Your puppy is really cute too. Then in the living room with all the elegance of golds and shine and sparkle is just beautiful. Have to come back and take another look. Enjoyed being on the blog hop with you. Merry Christmas

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    1. Hello Carol,

      Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment. I am glad you enjoyed the tour. It was fun blog hopping with you.

      Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas.

      Janet
      rosemary-thyme.blogspot.com

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  8. You have been busy! It all looks amazing.
    I love your french style sofa ~I have the same chair.
    Enjoy your holidays!
    Carolyn

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    1. Hello Carolyn,

      Yes. I have bee extremely busy since Thanksgiving. So much work getting ready for the holidays. I am glad it is done and that I now get to sit back to enjoy it.

      I love your sweet comments. I do like to add a few French touches around the house. Ins't that chair gorgeous?? I love looking at it everyday. It just makes me happy.

      Wishing you and your family a happy holiday season too.

      Janet
      rosemary-thyme.blogspot.com

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  9. Janet, you are so gifted in your talent of mixing [drinks], decor, and styles. I love tradition, romance, and whimsy, and you do it all. I am particularly fond of the stairway garland. I've had mine for several years, and though I still like it, I want to love it. Yours has so many nice flourishes, including the cones, birdhouses, and lights.
    Your little Max looks so handsome in his Christmas sweater. I bet he was tired after all that decorating was finished (two beautiful trees - wow!), but happy to get cozy with you in the joy- and light-filled evenings to come. I hope Santa is good to you all!
    Cheers to a beautiful season and all its traditions!
    Rita C at Panoply

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    1. Hello Rita,

      Oh how I loved reading your sweet comment. It really made my day. Thank you so much sweet friend. I am fortunate to have such amazing blogging friends here on blogland. It is truly a blessing.

      I am glad you enjoyed the tour o my home and Mr. Max is glad we are done with the decorating too. Now we get to enjoy it all.

      Cheers to you too. It was fun blog hopping with you.

      Wishing you and your family Merry Christmas.

      Janet

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  10. Your home is absolutely beautiful.....I love all the gold accents. The most adorable of all is Max. I just want to grab him and take him home.

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    1. Thank you for visiting me and leaving your kind words. I am truly grateful.

      Max is glad we are all done decorating for the holidays. He would love to give you a hug. He loves the attention.

      Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas..

      Janet
      rosemary-thyme.blogspot.com

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  11. Your home is stunning! I don't know which tree is my favorite but I have to say the one with the top hat might be the one. Max is adorable, too. Merry Christmas to you!

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    1. Hello Cindy,

      Thank you for visiting and leaving me your kind words.

      Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas.

      Janet
      rosemary-thyme.blogspot.com

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  13. Crushing on your red and white, and especially that sweet Teddy bear. We always argue over a star vs. an angel on top of our tree, but maybe we should take a page out of your book and go with a hat!!! So creative and cute.
    Linda @ A Toile Tale

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    1. Hello Linda,

      Thank you for visiting and leaving me your kind words. I do hope I have inspired you to try something new.

      Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas.

      Janet
      rosemary-thyme.blogspot.com

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  14. So many beautiful pictures of your home. Love all of your trees too.
    Bev

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    1. Hello Bev,

      Thank you for visiting and leaving me your kind words.

      Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas.

      Janet

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  15. I love your flocked tree, it is beautiful! I have already said I want to add white batting or white feather boas to my tree next year for a snowy look! I love how the casual areas of your home are so bright and fun and then you go to the living room and it is all so elegant and shimmery! So lovely! Thank you so much for being a part of the blog hop! Wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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  16. I love it all! How charming is your home. I can imagine enjoying a cup of cider there with you and Max.

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    1. Hello Kim,

      Thank you for visiting and leaving me your kind words. We would love to have a cup of cider with you.

      Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas.

      Janet

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  17. Such a beautiful home and your decorations are stunning. I am entranced. I love the glittery deer and the pickup vignette. SO very charming! I can see that you love special details. Thank you for sharing your home with us. Have a very joy-filled Christmas!

    Tamara X

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    1. Hello Tamara,

      Thank you for visiting and leaving me your kind words. I do hope I have inspired you this season.

      Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas.

      Janet

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  18. You had me at Champagne!! Beautiful home and decorations! Love your red and white tea cups! And the trees are lovely - Happy Holidays!

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    1. Hello Patti,

      Thank you for visiting and leaving me your kind words. I do love Champagne once in a while.

      Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas.

      Janet

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  19. Love your Frenchie living room
    I love the candelabra on the coffee table
    Then sweet Max is oh so adorable
    I am a dog lover and cant wait till i can get 2 little Max's someday
    Love your entire beautiful house

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    1. Hello sweet friend,

      Thank you for visiting and leaving me such a lovely comment. It made my day. I do hope you have two little Max's too. They are a blessing.

      Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas.

      Janet

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  20. So very pretty! Red is still my favorite color to decorate with for a cozy, Christmas house. And then the gold is equally gorgeous for the elegant look. You have used both so beautifully. Your trees are gorgeous!

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    1. Hello AnnMarie,

      Thank you for visiting and leaving me such a lovely comment. It made my day.

      Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas.

      Janet

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  21. that Max is so adorable, I can't stand it....your decorations are wonderful..love your red and white...LOVE the red and white stripe hat on your tree...and your living room looks like something out of a beautiful movie...so elegant..classy and prety

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  22. I am glad you remembered to set out the tea set! So pretty! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

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    1. Hello sweet friend,

      Thank you for visiting and leaving me such a lovely comment. It made me very happy.

      Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas.

      Janet

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  23. Your home looks beautiful!! It is indeed lovely that we do decorate with love to celebrate the birth of Christ!!! Wishing you a Merry Christmas!

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  24. What a cutie! Your dog is so cute.
    Both your trees are magnificent, and I love your living room.

    Merry Christmas, xoox Su

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  25. Now that I am at the end of the post and commenting, I know I will forget to mention all the things I loved

    ... striped plates and polka dot cups . . . adorable teddy . . . striped cap on the top of the tree . . . your dog . . . all the red . . . and I could go on and on!

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  26. Such an enchanting home Janet, with lots of gorgeous details and festive charm. I adore it all.
    Thank you for linking your Christmas home tour at Shabbilicious Friday. I'm delighted to be featuring it at tomorrow's party. Merry Christmas my friend xx

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  27. Hello Janet, I LOVE the way you decorated your home for Christmas Janet. You little pup Max is just cute. Thanks for sharing this at C&C with J&J. Enjoy the holidays.
    Hugs, Julie xo

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  28. Oh Janet, everything is simply stunning. I love it all! Max looks so festive in his red sweater and i can tell that he is loved very much.

    You have to have one of the prettiest homes I've seen this Christmas. Thank you so much for the tour.

    Wishing you a Wonderful Christmas.

    Hugs,
    Mary

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  29. Like you, that day after Thanksgiving is like Christmas to me, opening all the boxes long in storage. This is glorious! I love your bubbly and the variety of trees (I'm a tree nut, too!) and so many adorable vignettes. Isn't it fun to have different styles of trees in different rooms? It's a gorgeous home and I know you'll have a beautiful Christmas!

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  30. SO pretty!! :)

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  31. Janet, Flocked trees sure look gorgeous! I love the teddy bear on the bench. The living room has a lovely peaceful atmosphere. Thanks for sharing. Sylvia D.

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  32. Your home tour is stunning, thanks for linking up to my Dagmar's Home link party! If you'd like to be featured, please link back to the party. I'd love to feature your blog!

    I posted the next party: http://www.dagmarbleasdale.com/2016/12/dagmars-home-link-party-148/

    Dagmar ~ Dagmar's Home

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  33. Hello Dagmar,

    Thank you for visiting and leaving me your kind words. I am truly grateful.

    I have added your blog to my weekly list of link parties to join.

    Wishing you a Merry Christmas

    Janet
    rosemary-thyme.blogspot.com

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  34. Your house is very beautiful. It reminds me a French maison d'hôte in Biarritz where I stayed.

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