Day Five of the Christmas Home Tour!

Well, it’s the fifth and final day of the Christmas Home Tour! I honestly have had more fun on this series than anything else I’ve done here on the blog! I’m so sad to see it end, but I’m thrilled with HOW it’s ending today!


Here are ALL the links from the tours this week:

Just a little overview for any new readers: I wanted to do a week of Christmas home tours here on the blog, so I’ve hand-selected five ladies who have invited me into their homes to view their Christmas decor. And I’m sharing it with all of you!

And to finish out our week…are you ready?

Mallory’s Home – A Very Shabby Christmas

Meet Mallory:


Mallory has been decorating in the Shabby Chic style since before it was a designer craze! Most of her home is decorated in Shabby fashion, and her Christmas decor is no exception.

Mallory starts outside her home when it comes to decorating for Christmas! Although I visited during the day, and wasn’t able to see the full affect of the outdoor lights, all the little details were gorgeous in the daylight!





Let’s take a peek inside, shall we?


I love all the different elements she’s used in her entryway!


Just to the right of the entryway is her formal dining room:


Check out that centerpiece!


Mallory’s 3-year-old daughter helped her pick out the sticks and hang the festive balls and bells on each one. With a sheer, fluffy runner and a few more intricate details, it all comes together beautifully!

The mantle is brightened up, too…



…and the beautiful china hutch is decked out!


LOVE this teapot!


Next is one of Mallory’s favorite pieces in her entire home.


Goodness, the possibilities are ENDLESS with that door!!!

Moving on to the kitchen…


The scale is another of Mallory’s favorite pieces!


And can you tell that she loves cupcakes?!

A few more special details in the kitchen…







Isn’t that little hot cocoa station the cutest? I don’t know how she keeps it so neat like that – we’d be drinking hot chocolate ALL THE TIME at my house!

A fun little jingle bell tree sits atop the bar…


…and the kitchen’s eating area is decorated, too!




I really like the little utensils hanging on this tree!

Since Mallory has two little ones, the manger scene is kid-friendly!


And the fireplace is a beautiful reminder of friends and family.



The tree is a family tree, filled with keepsake ornaments!


(Did you spot the Elf on the Shelf? The elf at this home is named Bobby!)

This is Mallory’s favorite ornament…


…and this is her hubby’s favorite!


The wheelbarrow filled with Christmas books at the base of the tree is a fun and perfect touch!


I also LOVE how she decorated the top of her console table…


…and the fun little details she has scattered around the house, like this sign that hangs on the bathroom door:


“When people come into our home, I want them to just want to curl up on the couch and stay for a while,” Mallory commented. I think she achieved her goal, don’t you? And can you believe she did ALL of this Christmas decor in ONE DAY?! Superwoman!!!

Thanks so much for having us in your home, Mallory! She has such a talent for putting all the details together, doesn’t she?

Well, folks, that’s the end of this year’s Christmas Home Tour! I hope all of you enjoyed what you’ve seen, and I hope you’re inspired to do some neat things with your Christmas decor this year, as well! Again, many thanks to Tammy, Krysta, Tania, Kitty and Mallory for allowing me to come into their homes, take tons of pics and share them with all of you! You ladies are amazing, and now everyone knows it!!!

44 thoughts on “Day Five of the Christmas Home Tour!

  1. Mallory did a wonderful job of her Christmas decorating. That’s my favorite style and I really enjoyed each photograph. It gives inspiration.

  2. These houses have been absolutely beautiful! I don’t know if I’m blind or what but I couldn’t find the Elf. I looked at the picture for a ling time too! 🙂

  3. Love Mallory’s decorations! I would definitely want to curl up and stay for a while. 🙂 Kristen, this has been a wonderful series. I have thoroughly enjoyed your Christmas tour! 🙂

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  4. What a warm and comfortable style. It’s clear she put lots of thought into it all but at the same time made it ‘feel’ like anyone could come in and not worry at all about bumping into or touching all these special little spots in her home. I love the twigs n Christmas balls idea (may try this too) and really like the bell tree a lot. I am going to be lost next week with your tour being over, can I request next year you do the whole month?!! hahaha.. I know it must have been an enormous task and it was done so perfectly. Bravo friend 🙂

    • Oh dear mercy, there’s no way I have enough sanity left to do the whole month! HA! You are too kind, though 🙂 And yes, her style is warm and comfortable, just like she is. I believe she could make anyone feel like they’re welcome in her home!

  5. I love the different elements she uses to decorate. From the old shutter on the porch, to the kitchen scale, everything is so unique. The broken china pieces that decorate the top of the small table in the entryway reminds me candy cane pieces. Love it!

  6. What a tour you brought to your readers, loved it. I like todays the best, I wish I could join her for a cup of hot chocolate and chat about design. Also, I am pretty sure I owe some of those plates use has in her mosaic table…that was kinda funny!

  7. I’ve enjoyed this Christmas Tour of Homes, so fun to peek at other’s decorations. This is my fav, LOVE the Shabby Chic! My Grandchildren named their Elf on the Shelf, Buddy….he is so sly and fun!

  8. I love the rustic charm of this one. Now that I see the amazing things 3 year olds can help to do I’m going to have to get my toddler involved in this next year. This year we’re not decorating since we won’t be here so she’s definitely going to get in on it. 🙂

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