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Friday, December 11, 2015

Storybook Cottage Holiday Home Tour Part III

Happy Holidays Ya’ll!
We moved to Texas a little over a year ago. I was thrilled when sweet Stacey invited me to join a group of fabulous bloggers in the Christmas in Texas tour.
If you are joining me via Andrea’s lovely home at Opulent Cottage let me say “Welcome to Storybook Cottage!”
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We are slowly making this 30 year old house our home. The family room was the first room to be completely overhauled and it remains one of our favorite spaces.
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It was primarily designed with my husband in mind and features a plump leather sofa as well as tons of plaid in a nod to his Scottish heritage.
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Right now the tree is the star of the show.
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It features handmade ornaments from my childhood as well as hand blown ornaments we collected while stationed in Germany.
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Mr. Décor’s all time favorite ornament is the Bavarian Santa complete with lederhosen and a beer stein.
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To the left of the tree an old wagon is filled with presents while an antique sled holds a wreath.
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The right of the tree presents real life decorating. Our family stockings are hung with care but the nativity scene requires daily straitening.
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The disarray would be the handiwork of these two troublemakers:
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Of course I can’t be upset with these darling doxies. They are truly the best posers and work cheaply for apple slices.
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The rest of the room also received a few seasonal touches.
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Sweet Guy just gave these vintage plaid books to his dad as a birthday gift. They pair well with our collection of jingle bells and an Ikea lantern.
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Even the bookshelves get jazzed up.
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Who can resist a wreath wearing dachshund?
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Of course any cozy space needs a roaring fire. :)
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On top of the media cabinet is a happy vintage collection.
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Four generations of Christmas lovers are represented here. The snowman and Santa belonged to my great grandmother Lenora, the elves were my Grandma Mary’s, while the wee tree belonged to my mother, Karen. I myself love to collect old mercury bead garland and bottlebrush trees.
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I hope you have enjoyed our “Christmas in Texas” tour here at Storybook Cottage.
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If you missed it, you can view Part I of our holiday the tour HERE:
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Part II can be seen HERE:
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Next up on the tour is At Home With Jenna, followed by Hospitable Pursuits.
I’ll be back tomorrow with a roundup of the tours and a linky party so that you can join in on the fun.


Emy Flint said...

I love that all of the plaid! It looks so lovely in that room. The plaid books are amazing. The vintage Santa and snowmen are too cute!

Stacey said...

Oh Laura, your Christmas home has just been a joy to visit. Everything about your house is pretty and well thought out. I just love that Rudi and Franz get to play with the nativity. The Christmas tree and the way you've lovingly wrapped the gifts is stunning.

Can't wait for our get together next week. Thank you so much for being part of this blog hop and for your sweet emails all week. :)

Lisa said...

Goodness! this might be my favorite room! It's so Ralph Lauren-ish with the beautiful plaids and deep rich colors! Truly lovely!
PS Those sweet cute pies sitting on the sofa could not have gotten into any mischief. They look like perfect angels.;-)

Katie Mansfield said...

I love this room. The plaid books are adorable. I wish I could find some of those.
Your collection of vintage snowmen and gnomes is too cute.
I've been blessed to get to know you better this year.
Let's Add Sprinkles

Laura said...

Oh how pretty!
I love all of the red !
I wish I could be at the get together next week! What fun you are going to have.

This has all been so much fun-
I am so happy to now have all of these wonderful Texas friends.


Estelle's said...

Hi Laura!...what a lovely and festive home you have created! I simply adore the plaid and vintage vignettes! Just darling! Well done! Merry Christmas from Estelle's!

Eilis said...

Love your tree, plaid pillows, and especially the sled! I'm so glad Stacey has introduced me to you and your blog. Looking forward to the cookie exchange in your beautiful home next week.

Linda said...

I think I love this part of the tour best of all - because I really like vintage and traditional items and those are all super lovely!! : )

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Laura, love your family room and the star of the show being your tree. Just look at your two baby troublemakers. They are darling giving us a special greeting. Every detail in your fabulous FR is outstanding and I can see why this is a favorite space. So warm and welcoming and the plaid makes it perfection!!! Thanks for the tour. Merry Christmas Texas friend! xo

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Laura, I love all of the fabulous plaid! But, your sweet babies are the cutest! They look so happy posing for their picture! I have really enjoyed our Christmas in Texas tour! Thank you for sharing. Feel free to share it at my Make it Pretty party if you have time. Have a beautiful weekend! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Your tree is so beautiful!! So wonderfully classic! I just love all the plaid! Especially those vintage plaid! I have got to go check out your holiday bedroom now!

Donna said...

Part III of the home tour did not disappoint! Your family room is gorgeous and inviting. One cannot live without plaid. Your furbabies are adorable! My Chihuahuas like apple slices and especially baby carrots.

ElevenGables said...

So so darling!! love all the plaid! my husband has a scottish heritage, so it's been fun learning all the tartans. Merry Christmas to you!! Emily

Christine said...

The Family Room screams Christmas!!
Did you know that my favorite color is Plaid? hahaha
Love this room. Well done!

ellen b. said...

Well, you are definitely living up to your name, Decor to Adore. Love your Christmas touches. Those vintage plaid books are fabulous. Christmas plaids are a favorite of mine even though I have not a trace of Scottish in my genes! Have a wonderful Christmas season!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I love it all. Your family room is one of my favorites and the plaid is so perfect. Those plaid books are amazing and I adore the wagon and sleigh. Every inch of Storybook Cottage is indeed a Storybook delight.

Carol Lander said...

Laura, I am not one bit surprised how pretty your Christmas decoration are. Beautiful, warm, and cozy. I'm so glad that we met through Stacey's Texas blogger group and that we got to meet in person.

Susan Freeman said...

As a tartan lover I am totally enchanted by all your wonderful plaid touches. Delightful! And the picture of you two adorable pups really pulls on my heart strings. So glad that you are in Texas now! Thank you for a lovely tour of your charming Texas home.

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Sandi said...

Is that the Netflix fireplace?? ;-D

Vel Criste said...

Oh my Laura! I LOVE IT ALL!!!!! You have managed to mix old and new so flawlessly! Love all your vignettes and Franz & Rudi are just preciuos! Love all the plaids and vintage displays the most!!!!!!

Angelina PeoniesandOrangeBlossoms said...

I just love the tartan all over!

Kim said...

It's all so pretty, I had to go back and peek at part one and two!! Gorgeous, top to bottom!

Botanic Bleu said...

Your plaid books are beautiful, and I love The Junior Classics series you have. I am so excited about our cookie exchange and am looking forward to meeting everyone. And I am excited about getting to see all your beautiful Christmas decorations in person.

Merry Christmas,


Sarah said...

Laura, I left the house early this morning and am just now getting a chance to take the tour. Wow! I know Storybook Cottage would be a charmer! Love the beautiful tree and all the tartan touches. Are the two recent birthday present books vintage? They are terrific!
The Doxies are adorable. Adding them to my Dog Gone Cute board. The image should be your Christmas card.
Thanks for the tour. So happy to have you in Texas! Hope we get to meet someday soon.
Merry Christmas!

lynn cockrell said...

Your home is so beautiful, Laura! You have done so much to make it your own in such a short time. The family room is so perfect with all the plaids and leather, so warm and appealing! Wishing you and your family a perfect Christmas time!

Bonnie said...

Your doxies are so cute. They are good posers.
Everything looks great. You have worked hard. Enjoy Christmas.

Miz Helen said...

Hi Laura,
Your Rudi and Franz are just adorable. I love your plaid touches for a warm Christmas decor. Your home is very warm and inviting a great addition to the tour.
Merry Christmas!
Miz Helen

Jaybird said...

Oh my..... I just checked out all three tours....your home is STUNNING!!! You have worked so hard, and put me SO to shame :^) I'm in love with the plaids...imagine, plaid books even, and the pupsters!
Hugs to all of you and Merry Christmas blessings as well,

Becca said...

I'm stopping over from The Nester's party and so glad I did! I love your tour, especially all of the fabulous plaid (and how you even wrapped your book with it, too)! Great idea! I'm off to visit the rest of your holiday home. Happy Holidays!

Miss Jane said...

Looks like we got the same four pack of plaid paper from Hallmark. I didn't notice when I bought it but was pleasantly surprised that they are all double sided!
Beautiful décor & lovely photos!

Teresa Hardymon said...

Everything is lovely as always, Laura. I love all the plaid in the Family room. Merry Christmas!

Gypsy Heart said...

I just can't believe that those precious boys, Rudi and Franz, would disrupt the manger scene! :) Love all the plaid and always love red.