Christmas in Charleston: A Home tour

Hello and happy holiday season! I am linking today with a huge holiday home tour link party courtesy of a great blog that I follow, Life on Virginia Street. Our house is perpetually undergoing some sort of work, but I thought I would share my holiday decor. I love these link parties because you can find lots of great tours in one spot. Perfect for a winter evening's entertainment in front of the fire with a cup of cocoa!

We'll start at our front door. I threw together a simple pine cone swag for the door this morning because the larger one I had done made it difficult to open and shut the front door. It really took on a life of its own.....

See, its huge!

This simple bowl of glass ornaments makes me happy in its simplicity!!

Come on in to the dining room.....

I love this antique sideboard. Its my favorite piece from my Dad's farm.

Our formal and casual living spaces are adjacent to each other, which makes it hard to figure out how to decorate. But it allows a straight open view to the back of the house and the marsh beyond.

In the kitchen, we have a hot cocoa station set up on the wet bar for the kids and tea and coffee for the 

I love this plate that my friend Tonia gave me years ago. Every Christmas it gets a red ribbon for the season. I also love Christmas cacti because they are so easy to grow!!

I ventured into Martha Stewart land and made a couple snow globes....there are little battery-powered lights buried in the snow that come on at night.

Here is our big ole tree that took forever to decorate! We could still use more ornaments!

The mantle

We all seem to hang out more in the family room over the holidays. The fire, the lights of the tree, the proximity of hot cocoa.....its just the perfect place to spend the holiday!!

Thanks for visiting. I would love to see your home tour or photos in the comments below!

Merry Christmas!!