Monday, December 14, 2015

My Favorite Inspirations from the 12 days of Christmas Blogger tour

Christmas is a few days away and I am just amazed at all the beautiful and inspiration-filled home thru out blogland!!!

So many things and ideas to savor and enjoy !
I hope you enjoyed the various types of homes this holiday season.
If you haven't yet, I came up with this quick tour!

 And since I had the privilege to join one of these tours, particularly the


... I wish to share with you today my favorite vignettes and ideas from all these Bloggers' homes!

FULL DISCLOSURE: Choosing one favorite  from each home was VERY TOUGH, since all their homes were equally fantastic, so you have to give me a little pat on the back for this quick summary of faves! ;-)

Let's start shall we?

Evolution of Style
What better way to start than with the leader of the pack, Jenny's family room is just a spot where I could spend the whole day with my whole family ( or just by myself even)! I love her simple but oh-so pretty style, the wreathes and ribbons she added on her windows is the perfect window treatment for this season!

Dixie Delights
Amanda truly made the perfect table with this one, I love the mix of the reds and blues on this one and that apple centerpiece is just divine!

Provident Home Design
Tamara's home is styled so effortlessly just look at her smart idea of displaying gift wrap itself and adding these wreaths on her mirror!

Simple Details
Pam is a wonderful designer in and out of the holiday season, but I think each Christmas she gives everything an extra-oomph! Love all the natural elements in her decor and how she placed the gifts all thru out her beautiful home!

The Pink Clutch
Paige's style is just so preppy fun! I love how she zhushed up all her usual stylish decor to go with her seasonal one!

This Is Happiness
Becky's home is filled with inspiration in every corner but I especially love how she displayed and wrapped all her gifts!

Blesser House
Isn't this the funnest and most perfect Christmas entry ever? Lauren just nailed it with this one! From the advent calendar, to the cozy throw and pillows, everything just exudes "WELCOME EVERYONE"!

The Tale of an Ugly House
Another Amanda who definitely does not have an ugly home, I truly enjoyed her home tour and this Advent Calendar of hers is something I want to copy for  next year!

This is Our Bliss
Rachael's home is just chic, festive and oh-so-fun! You can tell with her function-meets-form bar area!

Classic Casual Home
If I could have a Christmas Fireplace for Christmas, this would be it! Mary Ann just did this classic and stylish Mantel perfectly! You must see the rest of her gorgeous home!

Primitive & Proper

Cassie is not only genius at finding treasures at the thrift, she showcases it with much pizzaz! I love her genius use of the blanket on her table and all the other elements she added thru out her home! Her kids rooms are just too fun!

Shine your Light
Lisa's home from this very tasteful front door entry to all the rooms in her home, just exudes the warmth and heart of this wonderful blogger.

Driven by Decor
Kris is one of the most popular bloggers out there and you can clearly see why in the office she has here! Everything she touches just turns into something beautiful!
Our Storied Home
Amanda's down-to-earth lovely style just shows clearly thru out her home! You can see the love thru out and not just in her home itself, but in all her family's faces!

Suburban Bitches
The ladies over at Suburban Bitches just blew me away with their Christmas tours!
Tricia's home is the one pictured above and Erin's home is the one below - what more do I need to say?!

Suburban Bitches
Simply Sarah Style
Sarah's woodland-themed Christmas decoration is just utterly sweet and pretty! Can't imagine how she does it with the baby on the way!

Rough Luxe
And last but certainly not the least, Cindy is a designer I've followed over the years, you can tell from her amazing Christmas Tree the kind of style you can expect from her home and design aesthetic - perfect.

As for me, this little tree is probably my favorite in our home...

Life & home at 2102

If I haven't seen YOUR HOME TOUR yet for the holidays,
Please come back on DECEMBER 16 for the first ever Link Party I will be co-hosting with these fabulous bloggers!!!!

I can't wait to take a peak inside your home!

                                                   12/1  Evolution of Style Dixie Delights 

Enjoy the Holiday Season Everyone!


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  1. Vel this was such a nice post. I love the new background. It really makes the post pop. You are such a great cheerleader for everyone. We are all lucky to call you a "blogging" friend!!

  2. Vel,
    So pretty all the inspiration. What a wonderful post today. Swooning over all the tours. Have a great new week ahead.

  3. Vel you are a sweetheart! Thank you for sharing these highlights!! Your own home was filled to the brim with wonderful and fun inspirations!!! XOX

  4. Every home was truly inspirational. Great post.

  5. Each one is prettier than the much talent! Thanks for sharing. Off to peek at some new to me blogs! :)

  6. Hi Vel! So much fabulous inspiration...some blogs are old friends, others are new and now on my must see list! Jane

  7. I enjoyed the tour. All is so pretty!

  8. I love your little tree too, Vel! And what a fantastic tour of wonderful homes all decked out for the holidays.... Christine

  9. Wonderful C'mas inspiration. I'm so happy to see all these beauty for the holidays as I'm so late for everything since I got back.
    Thanks sweetie for the lovely comment on our Maxima.

  10. So wonderful to have been on this tour with you, Vel! Loved reading your recap of the tour!:-)

  11. Dear Vel. it is truly mind boggling how much creativity these women have in designing their Holiday Decor! I have so many new ideas for future Holidays and even adding to this year's!

    PS Thank you for your encouragement and support!

    The Arts by Karena
    The India Hicks Collection!


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