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12 Days of Christmas 2015 Tour Highlights & Link Party

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12 Days of Christmas Tour of Homes – Check!

How is it possibly December 16th already? Is your shopping done? Is your house holiday guest ready?!!

Our house may be ready to rock & roll, literally, a party is set-up and ready to bust out right by the front door, but I’ve still got some shopping (thank you, Amazon Prime 😉 ), wrapping and food prep to do as we are hosting my family on Christmas Day.

If you are looking to make a few tweaks to your decor, add a bit more umph or just gather ideas for a pretty table setting, then you are in LUCK! Today, I’m going to be sharing some highlights from the 12 Days of Christmas Tour and I promise the inspiration will just keep on a comin’. If you haven’t decorated at all yet, I think you could scoop up a number of quick & easy ideas to zhush up the house just in time for company!

If you’ve decked your halls and (everything else in its path!) and want to share your home with US, then we are inviting you to link up with us at the bottom of this post at our 12 Days of Christmas Tour of Homes Link Party!
12 days of christmas tour of homes 2015 highlights - 2015Let’s head back to Day 1 and see where the tour began…

Jenny, our fabulous host & fearless leader from Evolution of Style has wowed us each and every year of this tour and this year was no exception! Every single inch shouted classic elegance!
DSC_0180I had to share this shot because, well, its beautiful, but also because I am in love with this silver champagne bucket she scored at HomeGoods. Sorry, Jenny, if it goes missing! That and all 12 of your gallery wall prints 😉

When Amanda from Dixie Delights shared her stylin’ Southern home, I instantly fell madly in love with her Christmas tablescape.
DSC_0194-copyPattern play at its finest. There can just never be too many prints (or too much plaid) in one space!

Moving on to Day 2…Vel from Life & Home at 2102 shared her spectacular home in all of its holiday glory.
DSC_0956Her home was decorated to the nines and it looked beautiful! And you should see this room at night – magnificent!

Tamara from Provident Home Design created the most calm & soothing fireplace moment among her pretty pre-existing color palette.
Christmas-Home-DecoratingWho wouldn’t want to curly up by this fireplace with a book and a cup of coffee?! She also shared the cutest little mud closet decked for Christmas, too.

Excuse me, Miss Pretty in Christmas Pink?! Pam from Simple Details added the sweetest pops of pink mixed with classic greens throughout her gorgeous home. From bows to flowers to her ornaments.
Christmas Home Tour - Dining Room - Buffet StylingThe chic pink was fabulous! I, of course, am obsessed with the abundance of black, white and gold decor, too.

Its a capital “P” when it comes to the personality in Paige, The Pink Clutch‘s home and Christmastime is no exception.
_MG_0647From the vintage ornaments…the fun pops of color…to the adorable pink bows everywhere! Plus, another favorite spot of mine, the his and hers Bourbon bar – what a cute touch!

Get ready for another fun twist on the traditional Christmas colors! Becky from This is Happiness does it oh-so-right with a red and blue combo. The bold pops with plenty of plaid to go around…
christmas table 14Such a beautifully timeless look. The fresh greens compliment the bright red and deep blue so perfectly. You definitely want to go see the rest!

Not only are the photos of Lauren from Bless’er House‘s Christmas Home breathtaking, but the words of her message are so honest and sincere.  You definitely want to stop over to read a beautifully written story…
Christmas-Tour-2-of-46Natural elements and simple, thoughtful touches are all throughout. What a special place for her family to celebrate together!

I love how Amanda from The Tale of an Ugly House puts thought into each and every nook in her home. These shelves are ever-so-delicately decorated with the cutest Christmas touches.
IMG_5647This spot and her entryway are just a couple of my favorites in her holiday home!

Mary Ann from Classic Casual Home showed us a peek into her San Francisco apartment and even a glimpse into her master bedroom.
IMG_9484What a lovely “NOEL” garland hung over the bed. Sometimes it’s the smallest things that have the greatest effect.

Cassie from Primitive and Proper shared her kitchen and dining room and you may have seen this shot that I shared on Instagram last week, but I fell head-over-heels in love with her tinsel tree and vintage Santa!
IMG_8862I’ve decided I just have to have one next year! A tinsel tree and a cute old Santa 😉

I love how Lisa from Shine Your Light (as did several others) shared her front porch as part of her tour – those black urns, the greens, the wreath, gold bow and.that.black.door! oh my!
IMG_2036What a stunning sight! I know, I know. I do love our front door, but I think I love hers, too! The contrast of the black on the white is perfection!

I’m pretty sure I could make this my work-space. I mean, right?!
Our-home-office-decorated-for-the-holidays-gallery-wall-wrapped-gifts-advent-tree-World-Market-table-cowhide-rug-jute-rug-and-wingback-chairYou know I go ga-ga for a gallery wall, so when Kris from Driven by Decor shared this one in her holiday home, I wanted to scoop it up and plop it right into MY home! Her cute Christmas tree and beautifully styled buffet is just as wonderful!

Erin and Tricia from Suburban Bitches totally nailed it! Plus we got to see BOTH of their homes in this tour – score! This room in Tricia’s home is one of my favorites!
Tricia23I love the neutral space with the pops of blue. Stunning tree, a simple “JOY” sign and those floor poufs = love!
Erin’s home is also gorgeous and I can’t seem to get the image of her crisp and clean white railing decked with luscious red and greens!
Erin38The plaid bows on the wreaths look amazing!

If you think you’ve seen enough, I assure you, the last 2 stops of the tour are must-sees. Can we talk about this porch shot from Amanda of Our Storied Home?
IMG_9880-683x1024Where shall I begin?! Let’s start with the those stripes! And then move on to the cutest swing chairs with a perfect plaid and polka-dot combo (metallic at that!). And then finally, those red and white straws peeking out of the copper mugs – what a gorgeous setting! I wish I could deck out my deck or porch Christmas, but it’s a tad chilly in Chicago right now.

Sarah from Simply Sarah Style shares her neutral and glamorous home filled with some FAB pillow prints and perfect pops of glitz.
Simply-Sarah-Style-Christmas-Home-Tour-19A fellow pillow collector and leopard lover?! I think so! And as I always say. “#blackwhiteandgoldeverything”

And last, but not least, Cindy from Rough Luxe has created the coziest spot with gorgeous greens and pair of matching plaid throws.
DSC_0205How could you not want to snuggle up in this spot by the fire for the night? or all the way until Christmas?

Alright…I just need a minute… to stop my brain from trying to plan out next year’s decor already! So good, everyone! So GOOD!

And in case you missed my tour, here is one of my favorite moments…
12 days of christmas tour of homes - christmas decor- holiday gallery wall - formal living room christmas decor - This is our BlissYou can see more of our formal living room here!

12 days of christmas blogger tour 2015 - This is our BlissThis tour was my very first holiday home tour and although it was a lot of work to prepare for, it was the most amazing experience! I am so honored to have been included in this wonderful group of talented designers and decorators! Excuse my cheesiness for a moment, but not only do they all have beautiful and unique styles, but they all have beautiful hearts, too. I truly mean it! The support and encouragement among this group was incredible – so thank you all! And a HUGE thank you to Evolution of Style heading this up – I had a blast!!
holiday bar tray - barware - bar accessories - bar cart styling - holiday bar - christmas spirits - This is our blissNow, to have you all over for a celebratory cocktail…anyone heading this way!?!

Maybe next year! Another way we are celebrating the end of this wonderful tour is with our 12 Days of Christmas Link Party. That’s right! YOU can link up your holiday home from now until December 21st and we’ll be sharing our favorites across our blogs and social media. Come and join the fun!

We want to see how YOU do Christmas!, so link up below!



Have a wonderful day and don’t forget to stop back by the rest of the week for more Merry, Bright & Blissful Holiday Home!
merry bright and blissful holiday home series - this is our bliss - thisisourbliss.comFront Door | Home Tour | Living Room & Holiday Bar | Family Room | Christmas Table

Thanks for being here! Merry Christmas, friends!
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