Christmas Great Room Tour


Hello everyone, today I’m sharing our Christmas great room tour. The great room can be seen from many places in our home and it’s fun to decorate for the different seasons.

graphic for tour

Today also is our Christmas Home Tour featuring six bloggers homes.  The tour is being cohosted by me, Cindy from Cloches & Lavender and Terrie from Decorate & More with Tip.

If you’re coming from Emily’s at Le Cultivateur welcome and I hope you enjoyed her tour, her home is always beautiful.

At the  bottom of our posts will be links to the other homes being featured today.  Please take the time to visit these talented ladies and see their homes.

Usually, when decorating our great room the places I begin are the mantel, bookcase and our buffet. Changing these year to year is a great way to keeps things fresh. For the most part, I don’t buy new pieces.

Christmas Buffet with Greens

Christmas Sidetable with a Jardineire Filled with Greens and Citrus

I recently shared my updated deer for our Thrift Store Challenge.  I think you will enjoy the post and may learn a new paint technique.

Updated deer with paint and pinecones and walnuts
Another deer with birch logs and a cron for the Christmas Great Room

The holiday buffet with my antique Jardinière is filled with greens and dehydrated clementine and adds a natural touch. You can read about dehydrating fruit in this post.

Buffet in Christmas Great room with a jardiniere filled with pine and citrus

Birch logs were added for texture and can be found at Hobby Lobby or most garden centers this time of year.

the camera pointin down to show the whole centerpiece

Here at Cloches & Lavender I love crowns and often tuck them into vignettes here and there.

close up of the small crown

The gilded and natural walnuts add elegance and more rustic elements.  I did this in a Fall Grapevine Citrus Wreath that may interest you.  The pinecones also add wonderful texture.

showing the dried fruit with a link to make these

Incidentally, while reading Christmas family room tour, you may also be interested in this post about how I updated this cutting board into a sign hanging on the shutter.  In addition to being quick and easy this would be a wonderful gift. 

Another craft idea for the Christmas great Room

The lace ribbon adds an especially pretty touch to a rustic sign. In addition to the sign I hung these bells and boxwood wreath found shopping some time ago.

sharing how I made  this craft piece different with a  rusty washer

I also added a rusty washer and you can read how to do this in this post.

am close up of the rusty washer

The rusty washer elevates the sign, don’t you think?

a full picture

Christmas Bookcase

Bookcase decorated for the Season

As an example, bottle brush trees are a favorite of mine. I have a fairly large collection. However, I’m always on the hunt for a few new trees to add to my collection.

Bottle brush trees are fun to decorate with because they add charm, texture and interest. For example, bottle brush trees work great with mini pinecones, greens and small ornaments too.

bookcase decorated with bottle brush trees and battery operated candles

Also, bottle brush trees are perfect for adding to antique and thrifted finds you may enjoy reading the history of a few of the pieces. 

close up of bottle brush trees on the bookcase for Christmas Great Room
Close of bottle brush trees on the shelves

A thrifted pitcher filled with cedar and a small bottle brush nestled inside adds a fun look.

close up of a pitcher with cedar branches a candle and a small frame that says Joy

An antique French frame adds a romantic look with the word JOY.

Let’s See More Treasures on the Bookcase

Seeing More Pieces on the Shelves

An Ironstone antique soup tureen holds bottlebrush trees of various sizes.

bottle brush trees in a soup tureen bottom

An Alabaster birdbath found thrifting holds a bottle brush tree with mini snow covered pinecones.

mini pinecones in an alabaster bird bath with a bottle brush tree

Other tureens look especially pretty filled with pinecones. 

assorted pinecones fill a tureen bottolm on the shelves in the Christmas Great Room

This small antique tureen filled with gilded walnuts and antique mercury glass garland spilling over the side adds elegance.

Candles are sitting inside antique tea cups from my grandmothers and add warmth especially during Christmas.

You can read how these walnuts were gilded for this post  and this post

showing gilded walnuts in a bowl on the shelves of the bookcase

Small pitchers is a fun way to display bottle brush trees.  You may enjoy reading this post showing you how I decorate using these pieces for Spring.

more trees in the Christmas Great room

Thrifted butter pats add a charming touch adding a small ornament, bell and tree. 

another shot of trees

The butter pats below are especially pretty because of their unusual shape.

gold and champagne color walnuts with a bell on small dishes

The small bells were purchased last year at this Etsy shop. The bells placed here and there add a bit of whimsy for Christmas.

A French wire basket filled with silver leaf Christmas balls finishes the bookcase.

Silver leaf ornaments in the Christmas great room

Christmas Mantle in the Room

Mantle Dressed for the Holidays

Our mantel filled with greens, pinecones and dehydrated oranges and can be found in this tutorial and is very simple.

close up of the matle and an orange
a full look at the mantle in the Christmas Great room

The mercury glass garland from Antique Farmhouse also adds a great finishing touch.

A lantern with a candle adds warmth for the cold days and nights especially with the fireplace.

A Look at Another Spot in the House

A Look at a Different Spot in the Family Room

An urn filled with snowy white trees adds a bit of winter.

The French table with crate beneath filled with an abundance of ornaments looks pretty.

a table with evergreens and crate filled with ornaments underneath
slose up of everygreens and gift tags
close up of wood gift tags I made for the Christmas Great room
close to show detailson the table

In the evenings, the ornaments are especially pretty illuminated with fairy lights you can be purchase these on Amazon.

this are lit at night

A French armoire found while thrifting looks pretty with a crate and bottle brush trees.

a picture of the armoire in the Christmas Great room

Finally, our home has a semi open floor plan and it’s great for especially enjoying our Christmas décor.

Our tree is enjoyed from both rooms.

Picturem of the big tree in the family room
Kitchen View of the Tree
picture of the tree shwoing the kitchen area
Great Room View

I hope you enjoyed our Christmas great room tour and hope you take a look at the links provided for the easy Christmas tutorials.

Now hop over to Terrie’s to see her pretty Christmas bedroom over at Decorate and More with Tip .

I truly hope you visit all these talented ladies to see the Christmas beauty they are sharing today.



31 thoughts on “Christmas Great Room Tour

  1. Cindy I clearly need to step up my crown game. You know I love crowns too! I love how you tucked it into the arrangement. Also, your use of natural elements compliments your decor so well. And those bottle brush trees… so pretty!

  2. Hi Cindy. Your great room is beautiful. I love the bookshelves. That looks amazing. Love all the pieces you put your bottle brush trees in. Really pretty. Happy Thursday. Kris

  3. Cindy I love your French Christmas touches in your home! All of your vignettes are gorgeous. My favorite is the ironstone soup tureen with trees! Beautiful! Merry Christmas!

  4. so beautiful, Cindy. I so love how you used a crown as a candle holder. gorgeous. Love the Burberry scarf tucked into your Christmas tree and your built-in cabinet filled with vintage bottle brush trees!

  5. Seriously such a gorgeous holiday home, Cindy! I swear I could just move right in. It’s been so much fun to follow along on everything you’ve created this season. I love the way you include ironstone and French pieces with gifts from nature, ornaments and bottle brush trees. Every detail so really pretty and creative. Thanks so much for putting this hop together and for inviting me to be a part of it. I really appreciate it. Big hugs and Merry Christmas to you and your family, CoCo

  6. What a pretty room, Cindy! Love your bookcase display of bottlebrush trees; styled so beautifully. And I love those fun tags! Adding the washers is brilliant. Great tour!

  7. Your Christmas home is lovely Cindy. You have so many cute ideas and little details that are so inspiring. Thank you for linking up at the Farmhouse Friday LP and I hope you link up again.

  8. Oh Cindy, your great room is so gorgeous decorated for Christmas! As I have said before, you have so many pretties. I love that beautiful French jardeniere! I hope you are have a most merry week, sweet friend!

  9. Cindy, your home is so very beautiful!!! I love all the festive touches that you have added this holiday season!! Absolutely beautiful!!

  10. Thank you so much for hosting this wonderful peek into all of the homes. As I read through this post, and looked at the photos, I kept thinking, “oh, that is what I like best”, when I would spy something else that I liked better! I think perhaps the display of the ornaments with the little lights glowing among them might be my favorite thing. It is all so lovely and welcoming! I hope you and your family have a marvelous and safe holiday!

  11. Cindy, I love all your vintage treasures you’ve displayed. I think the urn on the table with the 3 trees is my favorite!

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