Virtual Holiday Home Tour, 2008

Holiday Home Tour

Welcome to Cottage Magpie, one of many stops on several awesome Christmas tours (more on that below). I hope that after you visit my home, you’ll make a point to visit everyone else on the various tours.

I’m featuring my dining room for the tour this year. The tree is covered with the red and white ornaments I made last year along with all of the other red and white decorations I could find.

Christmas Stockings on China Hutch

I don’t have a mantle in my house (yet), so I had the idea to decorate the top of my china hutch (yes, the famous free china hutch) instead.

White Iron Stocking Holder

I love these white iron stocking holders. I’ve had them for years and years. Every year I swear I’m going to make homemade stockings, but I haven’t done it yet. Mine is homemade (my Mom made it for me when I was little), but Mr. Magpie and Rocket Boy both have store bought for now.

Christmas Tree in Dining Room

Also in the dining room is our dining table.

White Hurricane Lanterns

I just have a simple white quilted runner and three white hurricane lanterns I found at a thrift store.

Happy Holidays

I really like how this room turned out, since it is visible from all of the other rooms in the house. The red and white is so cheery and bright, I’m thankful every time I see this room.

Happy Holidays!

~Angela :-)

P.S. There are so many people doing fantastic tours this year! Here are some you should check out that this post is included on: The Notes From A Cottage Industry 2008 Virtual Holiday Home Tour, The Hookedonhouses Christmas Home Tour, The WeAreTHATFamily Christmas Tree Tour and The Thrifty Decor Chick Christmas Tree Par-Tay Tour. Make sure you visit them all! 🙂

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  1. What a beautiful room, Angela. Everything you do is so wonderfully tasteful and beautiful!

  2. Your dining room is charming! Love that jelly cabinet & I cannot believe that china cabinet was free. I gotta get to craigslist more often. Happy Holidays!

  3. Your home looks gorgeous-very nice! And don’t ya just love free?!?! I too have a Free super neat piece of furniture I am currently refinishing(see my blog It is so BIG but oh so cool). I just love it when that happens-oh joy!

  4. Angela…your dinning room is beautful…so glad your technical difficutlies were worked out…I have missed your posts!

  5. I love it! There’s just something about red, white, and silver that I love at Christmas time. Clever solution for the stockings, too.
    I’m hosting a holiday blog party on Monday, and I hope you’ll link up! 🙂

  6. What a beautiful home you have! I just love that china hutch, the stocking look perfect hanging in front of it. You tree is decorated so beautifully!
    Thank you for sharing, have a wonderful day!!

  7. I love your decor and I adore your white hutch!

  8. Angela,
    Your house looks great. I love all the red. It is my favorite Christmas punch of color too.

  9. Hi Angela!
    Your dining room looks sooo pretty! I love white and red combination all year round but it always looks so right for Christmas. Love the stockings on the cabinet – so cute!

  10. It was delightful to see a home all decked out for the holidays. Mine? One paper garland. Not so festive. But moving boxes? Yeah, we have those.
    Beautiful decor! Glad to see you back!

  11. Please come to my house.
    Pretty please.

  12. oooh, love it all!

  13. Your red and white decor is so beautiful – just perfect for this time of year!

  14. Hi Angela –
    What a pretty room. It’s so inviting and cozy. You did a great job adding just the right Christmas touches everywhere. Thanks for sharing your home with us this year.

  15. Thank you for sharing your lovely home and your FREE china cabinet with us all in blogland here.
    Merry CHRISTmas!!!

  16. Angela, this is SO BEAUTIFUL!!! It looks like it should be in a magazine! I really love it!!!

  17. Love your home. The free cabinet is wonderful.
    Congrats on that find. You certainly have the cottage theme, no 50’s ranch in site.
    Have a joyous holiday.

  18. such loveliness. everything is just glowing.
    Love the red and white.

  19. It’s all so pretty, Angela, as usual. I love your style. And I’m so glad you joined the blog party! Thanks!! -Julia 🙂

  20. I love all the white! What a fresh and welcoming feeling I had the first moment I stepped into your home. I’ve always chosen dark woods for the formal rooms in my home and find the light wood tones in your dining room delightful! Add Christmas and it truly is a wonderland! Thank you for inviting me into your home and Merry Christmas!

  21. Such a preety tree!!!
    Merry Christmas!!!

  22. Your home is so cozy! I love your lanterns from the dining room table! Thank you for the tour of your home!

  23. So lovely…, and those lanterns I just love them on the runner.

  24. So very cute. Love the colors.

  25. angela | the painted house says:

    Now that is a room I would love to have a slice of warm apple pie and hot tea. So cozy!

  26. Beautiful!

  27. kari & kijsa says:

    everything looks absolutely fabulous!!
    Love all the wonderful decor and your tree is beautiful!
    kari & kijsa

  28. kari & kijsa says:

    everything looks absolutely fabulous!!
    Love all the wonderful decor and your tree is beautiful!
    kari & kijsa

  29. kari & kijsa says:

    everything looks absolutely fabulous!!
    Love all the wonderful decor and your tree is beautiful!
    kari & kijsa

  30. Love everything you have done here!!!

  31. oooo love it and LOVE those white lanters! They look like the expensive ones at Pottery Barn

  32. Love that tree (cause you’re using my favorite colors)! It all looks fabulous – thanks for the tour!

  33. Angela, this is one of my favorite house tours yet. Beautiful tree. Great job!

  34. I’m from the house tour. Thank you for sharing! I love your style! 🙂

  35. I love your post! Such a fun party!!! You have the prettiest taste and ever so crafty. love it!

  36. Linda@ Restyled Home says:

    Absolutely beautiful, Angela! I love how you have used red and white and a bit of sparkle (I adore your chandeler!) and your photos are so gorgeous. I think you also have serious talent as a photographer…!!!
    I can’t wait to see moer of your home.

  37. Can I have your house? It’s just GORGEOUS!! I love everything you’ve done there. Thank you so much for sharing.
    Happy Christmas 🙂

  38. the joyfulhomemaker says:

    oh I love your hutch adorable

  39. I love your tree. The ornaments you made are beautiful and vibrant! Nicely done!

  40. Love those white hurricane lamps – simple and beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing your decorations.
    Merry Christmas to you and yours from Northern Ireland.

  41. Your cottage home is so beautiful, I’m drooling. The Christmas charm just jumps right out of my computer screen! I love it all.

  42. Oh my heaven, it is beautiful! So fresh and pretty. I LOVE those lanterns on the table. OH my.

  43. Hi Angela –
    Your home looks so cozy and inviting. I’ve enjoyed your tour this year. Everything looks so festive. Thanks for inviting us in.

  44. Thanks for the tour! Loved your beautiful tree and all the decorations in your home.
    Merry Christmas!

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