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For holidays at my house, I like to keep it simple and cozy. Every space in my home is decorated in a simplistic way basically to keep my calm and to create a cozy, merry vibe. For my outdoor space, I decorated the dining table with leftover pumpkins from the fall. I painted the pumpkins white and added some fresh pine and magnolia cuttings from the trees in my back yard. I also created a smaller centerpiece using a fun chalkboard,  pumpkins, pine, and magnolia clippings.






Next came my living space. My Christmas tree has lots of lights paired with simple silver ornaments. To keep the nature theme going, I designed a coastal garland for the dining table, made from pine clippings, oyster shells and a large coral.




The chalkboard is so perfect for entertaining and customized decorating, that I had to add one in the kitchen as well. I love small Christmas trees and found this one at Micheals during an amazing clearance holiday sale. I love bargains!




Decorating your home for the holidays doesn’t have to be limited to just the main living spaces and hallways. I love it when my family wakes up to a holiday atmosphere. To create a festive yet simple merry theme for each bedroom, I scattered holiday ornaments to match each color theme the room was already designed with.


A big thanks to Caroline for organizing the Simple Seasonal Home Tour. It’s been a pleasure. Sit back and relax, enjoy the home tour. Don’t forget to follow to start with 2 Bees in a Pod and continue to all the other gals home tours.


Monday, December 5

Organize Nashville

Creatively Homespun

At Home with Zan

Uncookie Cutter

Tuesday, December 6

Timeless Creations

Craftivity Designs

Green with Decor

My Life from Home

Two Purple Couches

Old House to New Home

Wednesday, December 7

Our Crafty Mom

A Purdy Little House

Roots North & South

Pender & Peony

Organize & Decorate Everything

Thursday, December 8

Flourish & Knot

Rocky Mountain Bliss

Pocketful of Posies

Recreated Designs

Knock it Off Kim

The Interior Maven

Little Bits of Home

Friday, December 9

Love My Simple Home

Brooklyn Berry Designs

Simple Nature Decor

2 Bees in a Pod

Country Design Style

Finding Your Joy in the Journey



  1. Your home is so lovely Maria…and inspired by nature it’s calming! xx Janet

    1. Janet thanks for stopping by,sorry for leaving the thread on your comment space, I can be so absent minded, any way that pillow on the bed is from your bargain you had a few weeks back.

  2. I love the colours! Whereas I use colour like you use white, I use white the way you use colour! Sparingly and for impact, and it’s awesome.
    The sudden blue in the bedroom is top notch.

  3. LOVE those blue plates in the bedroom! I have a thing for blue & white decor. 🙂

  4. Simple is beautiful and your home always looks amazing! The greenery from nature and the pops of blue are lovely. Merry Christmas!

  5. Maria, love the simplicity of your decorating! Seems everyone is going simpler,which is what I do every year. Love the white pumpkins! It’s great that you found a way to transition them into Christmas. They look so nice painted. I always hate to see them discarded by the roadside & have been tempted to stop & pick up a few!

    1. Go ahead and pick some, there are so many ideas to make with them! You can spray them with bug spray just in case, but the winter the bugs are gone.

  6. Very pretty Maria! I love that you used Coral in your centerpiece on your table. Very neat!

    1. Thanks Kristen, Something different withthe coral, its hard to come up with unique ideas 🙂 Have a Great Holiday Season

  7. Maria your home is beautifully decorated. I also love decorating with pinecones. They add such warmth to any room. I was surprised to see the oyster shells and the coral. They do make quite a statement as a centerpiece. Merry Christmas.

    1. Thanks Mary, you are the best commmentor, I wanted to do something different and thought about coral for a change.Hope it fits in?
      Have a wonderful holiday season, Hugs Maria

  8. I love how you brought the outside in for your Christmas decorating. It is something you can use into January and more.

    1. My favorite time of year is outside. Not to hot and great for bugs either 🙂

  9. What stunning decor! I love your table. Every room is a statement of beauty! Happy holidays to you and yours!

  10. Oh Maria, I just love everything about your low country home, but it just looks so inviting at Christmas. Thanks for the sneak peek into your beautiful space.

    Merry Christmas,


  11. Your home is so stunning! I love how bright and airy it is while staying warm and inviting! Love the chalkboard and the touches of blue in the bedroom!

  12. Shelley from Roots North & South says:

    It all looks so pretty!i love how you used the pretty blue accent color!

  13. I am in love with your dining room. It’s perfect. And your tree is phenomenal. Thank you so much for sharing.

  14. Your home is beautiful. I love all the natural elements! Merry Christmas!

  15. Your house looks so gorgeous and festive!! I love your tree. And that green sideboard outside, what a great piece! Merry Christmas!

  16. The fact that you’re using pumpkins makes my heart happy! Hooray for the pumpkins! I’m so glad you joined the hop! Pinned and Shared!! xo

    1. Yes Pumpkins are wonderful because they can be used all holiday season.

  17. Everything is just beautiful and I love the contrasting elements. Looks so regal and elegant.

  18. The pine, magnolia and white pumpkins on your table is so pretty and timeless.

  19. I have not thought of using pumpkins in Christmas decor but the white fits in nicely. I love your simple yet beautiful way of decorating. The blues is stunning!!

    1. Thanks, pumpkins are something that can be used all holiday season especially if they are painted.

  20. I love the blue in the bedroom! It’s so beautiful but festive.

  21. Your home is beautiful!! I love all the greenery throughout the space. It’s so warm and welcoming.

  22. I love all of the greenery mixed with the white Maria! So pretty and simply and striking <3 Hope you are having a lovely holiday season!

  23. Your table centerpieces are beautiful! And I love your chalkboard art, too. Merry Christmas!

  24. How lovely all your decorations are and I love that you have extended past the living room. Thanks for sharing at Over the Moon Link Up and have a beautiful Christmas and wonderful 2017

  25. So pretty! I just love the simplicity!! 🙂

  26. Thank you for sharing on#OMHGFF this week, hope to see you again soon!
    Warmest Greetings of the Season and Best Wishes for
    Happiness in the New Year with Holiday Blessings

  27. Love the simple decor and color pallet! Thanks for linking up at the Funtastic Friday link party!

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