woodland theme Christmas home tour

 


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very year I tell myself that I’m putting up a tree and that’s it…


…and the mantel.   I have to decorate the mantel.  Oh, and the porch, but I’ll stop there.  Then I start tucking boughs of pine here and there  and the next thing you know, there’s a little Christmas in every room of the house.

 

This year, I had a different plan; make a big splash in the foyer, and create one main focal point in the living room.  After several days of arranging and rearranging and staying up all night trying to get it just right, I think I’m  done…just in time for the 12 Days of Christmas Home Tour.  

12 days

 

Nature is my inspiration for this year’s holiday decor, accented with  mixed metallics and candles for a little sparkle.


foyer

You're invited to Walk through the doors of this Woodland Theme Christmas Home Tour: Mrs. Hines' Class


As soon as I saw this DIY Ikea Hack at Simple Details, I knew I had to have one.   With a little antique gold rub ‘n buff and a crystal bowl as the base, I’ve turned my stainless steel mixing bowl into a classic beauty that I will leave out year round.


You're invited to Walk through the doors of this Woodland Theme Christmas Home Tour: Mrs. Hines' Class


An indoor woodland forest beckons friends and family to wander in.


You're invited to Walk through the doors of this Woodland Theme Christmas Home Tour: Mrs. Hines' Class


I still plan to cover the pots on the little trees with fabric and decorate the main tree.   For now, I’m really enjoying the simplicity of just the lights. 

An ice bucket serves as a vase for this arrangement.

You're invited to Walk through the doors of this Woodland Theme Christmas Home Tour: Mrs. Hines' Class

living room

You're invited to Walk through the doors of this Woodland Theme Christmas Home Tour: Mrs. Hines' Class

 

A little epsom salt and pinecones in the lantern adds to the woodland feel.

You're invited to Walk through the doors of this Woodland Theme Christmas Home Tour: Mrs. Hines' Class


You're invited to Walk through the doors of this Woodland Theme Christmas Home Tour: Mrs. Hines' Class

 
My family is allergic to pine, so I’m using artificial garland and boughs indoors.   Later this week, I’m going to share some tips on decorating with faux greenery.

 

You're invited to Walk through the doors of this Woodland Theme Christmas Home Tour: Mrs. Hines' Class

 You're invited to Walk through the doors of this Woodland Theme Christmas Home Tour: Mrs. Hines' Class

 

And this is the cozy view that we enjoy every evening as we cuddle under a soft, warm blanket. 

You're invited to Walk through the doors of this Woodland Theme Christmas Home Tour: Mrs. Hines' Class

 

But I didn’t stop there.  So much for my plan.    I’ll bring you part two of the tour later in the week.

 

If you enjoyed this tour, I’d love for you to pin it.

You're invited to Walk through the doors of this Woodland Theme Christmas Home Tour: Mrs. Hines' Class

 

You may also enjoy Mrs. Hines’ Christmas Home Tour – 2012

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After 17 years in an elementary classroom, Mrs. Hines retired from teaching to pursue her passions: decorating, writing and homemaking. While her formal education is in teaching, she discovered her talent for design at a young age and is a self-taught decorator. Mrs. Hines' DIY spirit has earned her appearances on the show Deals which airs on the Live Well Network. She continues to teach and inspire on her popular Lifestyle blog, Mrs. Hines' Class. Blogging allows Mrs. Hines to hone her natural skills as a writer and has led to the launch of The Write Touch, an online editorial service. Homemaking is Mrs. Hines' first love. So, when she isn't decorating or writing, you can find her at home watching television with Mr. Hines or trying to keep up with her teenaged daughter.

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  1. Hi Sharon – I absolutely LOVE what you did with the mixing bowl and crystal base – it’s touch gorgeous!! The arrangement in the ice bucket is stunning and everything is just beautiful, warm and inviting. I would definitely be happy curling up under that blanket and enjoying the woodland view. :) Thank you so much for sharing your lovely holiday home with us – pinning and sharing! Hope you have a happy and merry Sunday! Hugs!

  2. SO cozy Sharon! Love all of the nature. Thanks for sharing your tour with us all! ~Sonya

  3. I love your home, Sharon. Everything you do is so classy and upscale. I love the use of Epsom salts, I’ll have to try that. The ice bucket arrangement is stunning. Everything about the tour is so warm and inviting. I will have to click through some of your tutorials to learn your tricks of the trade. So honored to be paired up with you today on this tour…enjoy your Sunday, and REST. :)

  4. Sharon, I love your woodland themed decor. I would not have guessed that it was artificial! I stated on another tour that my decor needed greenery but I just didn’t have time to get it all together. I wanted to sneak into my neighbors hard and raid his magnolia tree but he was always at home :-).
    I love the touches of silver also. Thanks for inviting us into your lovely home. Have a great weekend.

  5. How pretty Sharon. I too did a natural themed Christmas I decorated with most of my usual things and then undecorated the next day. I just wasn’t feeling all the glitz. Now it is all calm and soothing.

  6. Sharon, I love your woodland themed touches to your beautiful home! I would have never thought that was a mixing bowl in your foyer- genius! Definite proof that you can add the extra special touch to every day things. I hope to visit soon. Beautiful job as always :)
    Tami

  7. Yes, we still need to do lunch! And thank you so much for your kind words.

  8. calm and soothing is exactly what I needed this year. I tried putting out some red, but it just wasn’t working for me this year. Have you noticed how many seem to be leaning towards a more natural look this year? It seems we’re all in need of calming and soothing.

  9. I’m so glad you couldn’t tell is was artificial! Luckily we have lots of nature surrounding our home so I can raid the preserves if my yard doesn’t have what I’m looking for. I can’t bring in pine though…I did that last year and we were all allergic.

  10. It was definitely a day of rest Jeanette….I’ve done NOTHING today. :) I’ll be sharing the tricks of the trade throughout the week so stay tuned.

    I was flattered to be paired up with you today as well. And I feel the same way about your home…so classy!!

  11. Cuddled up and enjoying the view now… and thank you so much for your kind compliment. You make me feel like a superstar. :)

  12. Sharon, everything is beautiful!! I know what you mean but the holiday decor spreading around the house. One year I really did only do the tree with about a dozen ornaments. I regretted it on Christmas eve. My favorite is the large initials on the stockings. It is so wonderful to be on the tour with you and your lovely home. Merry Christmas! ~Jeanette

  13. Sharon your home is gorgeous I love your natural theme it is simply stunning, you did such a beautiful job!!

  14. You know, I’d probably regret it too if I only did the tree. I love those initials too..I got them last year at Hobby Lobby.
    I’m delighted to be on the tour with you too…I really enjoyed your home tour. Merry Christmas!

  15. Wow, stunning….I’m very flattered. Thank you, Dria.

  16. Very pretty Sharon … Your house looks so lovely and inviting. Hope to be making ours look pretty soon.
    Blessings,
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  17. I love the simplicity of your decor…and the natural feel of it all! So classic and beautiful. Can’t wait to see the rest !!
    OH! and I LOVE the color of your wall in that last picture. :)

    Nancy

  18. So pretty, Sharon! I love how the trees draw you in from the foyer!!! I love the simplicity of just the lights too!~~Ang

  19. Your woodland themed Christmas is gorgeous! Thank you for having us into your home! Have a great week.

  20. So, so beautiful! Wow! You can tell so much time and care went into every detail! Thank you so much for sharing your home with us!

    ~Abby =)

  21. I am loving the woodland theme and ideas Sharon. Your home is lovely. I always want to just put up a tree as well. You are just to talented and creative for that :) Thanks for the in inspiration.
    Loves!!

  22. Oh I love your wonderful woodlands Sharon! Such great taste and panache you have. Holidays or anytime. Thanks for having us in and being a part of the 12 Days of Tours together.
    Cheers to you,
    T

  23. Everything looks so pretty at your house. I was so surprised when I read that your elegant gold trimmed bowl is actually a mixing bowl. I love that idea! Thanks so much for opening your home to us this Christmas.

  24. Sharon, I love all the natural elements you have decorated your house with. Your home is beautiful!!

    xoxo

    Denyse

  25. It’s all so cozy and lovely Sharon! I love how you added touches of metallic into the woodland theme. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful home!

  26. Your house looks beautiful Sharon! I am a huge lover of mercury glass! Great job!

  27. So cozy, Sharon! Great idea with the mixing bowl and I’ve never played around with Epsom salt, but a sprinkle of it here and there really adds to the woodland feel. Love it :)
    XO,
    Christy

  28. Sharon I LOVE your cozy home and the way you express so much love in your Christmas decor xo

  29. Love the bling and the natural pinecones!
    Kelly

  30. Your home feels so magical! I love how you used your photography skills to make it feel like you were looking at something oh so special – because you were!

  31. Sharon, I love your home and style. Your relaxed woodland theme is just so pretty and cozy. That green dresser/chest is gorgeous!!!! I want it! So enjoying getting to know you, friend! Merry Christmas~ Christy (pinned lots and shared )

  32. Wow Sharon! How inviting and cozy! I love the filter you used on your pictures, it makes everything so dreamy and magical… just like Christmas should be! Thanks for the tour! xo

  33. You’ve done a wonderful job with your holiday decorations, they look beautiful!

  34. So cozy and inviting, as always Sharon!! Just beautiful. I love that mixing bowl idea and the epsom salt… who knew? The sparkly metallic touches are perfect. Thanks so much for sharing your holiday home with us!! Pinning!

  35. Thank you for taking the time to visit my home, Laurie!

  36. I’m so glad you like the decorations, Heather. Thank you!

  37. Hearing that you think my home is cozy and inviting just made my day. Thank you!

  38. Looks so pretty, Sharon! Love what you have done. I’m like you…I always think I’ll keep it simple but can’t stop tweaking all season long! lol :)

  39. So many beautiful spaces, Sharon! Merry, merry!

  40. Sharon,
    I love all the trees! We have a friend here in town that puts up over 80 trees IN his house. That might be a little over-the-top, but I think it adds so much. Your Winter Wonderland is beautiful and I really like how you used all the pinecones and the Epsom salt for the snow. Thank you for inspiring us to keep it simple this season.
    Merry Christmas!
    Hugs …
    Lani

  41. Julie, I’ve been known to completely redecorate, changing vignettes… So far, none of that this year.

  42. Everything looks beautiful Sharon! Love the silver!!

  43. So pretty, Sharon! I love the woodland theme! :)

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