Sunroom Tour: “Fall”ing Into Christmas

“Give thanks to the Lord of lords, for his steadfast love endures forever; to him who alone does great wonders, for his steadfast love endures forever;”
‭‭Psalm‬ ‭136:3-4‬ ‭

Thanksgiving is in the air!  And so is Christmas!  It seems like every year, the lines continue to blur as to when to put away the pumpkins and drag out the trees.  But may I pose the idea that you can decorate with both in mind?

On Tuesday, Katy and I went to the Caroline House at Briarwood Presbyterian Church in Birmingham to attend a lovely Christmas tour. After a light breakfast and a program of music, ballet, and an inspirational speaker we were welcomed into this beautifully decorated house.  While most rooms were decked out for Christmas, I am showing you the sunroom today because it lent itself to both Thanksgiving and Christmas!

Stay tuned as I will show you more!
 The pineapple is a symbol of hospitality…fresh fruit is perfect for Thanksgiving and Christmas!  My eye was immediately drawn to the cross on the window!  The pops of orange bring in autumn!     The tree made of fresh greenery and flowers was the piece de resistance!     Just beautiful! The antique bread bowl with pumpkins, pears, and wheat is mixed in the room with touches of Christmas…a blend of both holidays!  Apparently someone sat on the sofa and messed up the pillow.  Do you see it?!  The decorator in me has tried to reach into this photo several times to straighten it!  No luck!  8 French side chair with velvet upholstery!     The fresh floral arrangements throughout the house were gorgeous!  The house had two dining rooms.  This table was set along with two other round tables in the less formal space!  Do you mix autumn and Christmas decor?
Do you begin Christmas decorating on Friday after Thanksgiving?pam closing

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  1. Brenda Abbott says:

    I have never mixed decorations for the two. But I love seeing this as I am leaning more toward a mixture this year. Especially as Thanksgiving is so late in the month,.

  2. That was an enjoyable visit- thank you for the tour! I used those turkey plates for my new tablescape! I wait until after Thanksgiving to decorate for Christmas. I don’t mix the two holidays together but this year I got a new tree and had to put it up to examine it and make sure we liked it since we ordered it on line (but it’s not decorated). I love that decorated tree and the urn with the pineapple with magnolia leaves and fruit.

  3. Everything looks so fresh and pretty! I love that you are mixing both holidays…it is so much work to hurry and decorate just after Thanksgiving for Christmas. I have started a little Christmas decorating in only my family room…more than that will bring on the wrath of the traditionalists in my house! LOL I hope you have a wonderful weekend – Christine

  4. Kim says:

    Haha! Yes, I want to straighten that pillow, too! What a fun day you two had, and the home is beautiful. I’d love a home filled with fresh greenery and flowers. The dough bowl of pumpkins, pears, and wheat has my creative wheels turning! :-)

  5. janetlea62 says:

    Thanks for the tour Pam! It’s a pretty home with that perfect Fall look. I haven’t done any decorating yet. I am still not sure what direction I am going! I am going to tell on myself, I glanced at the photo with the door opened to outdoors and thought that was some tall cherubs I was gazing upon through the glass window! Ha Ha! Maybe I need more caffeine today. : )

  6. Mary-The Boondocks Blog says:

    Pam this is such a pretty room, bright and cheery. And yes it does have lots of pretty touches to remind us of the holidays. WIshing you a very happy Thanksgiving.

  7. Cheryl Smith says:

    What a lovely blog you have! This is my first time visiting…I saw your beautiful post on The Enchanting Rose link-up! So happy to “meet” you! May God bless you with a Happy Thanksgiving and a Merry Christmas!

  8. Lovely & very inspiring! I’m going to drag out my grandmother’s Thanksgiving platter instead of waiting until the day I use it! Visiting today from Cornerstone Confessions. Happy Thanksgiving!

    • Judith, I am sorry I missed that photo you hoped for. I just enlarged the distant shot and I could make out the details of the wreath, maybe you can try that. The house was beautifully decorated and I shared 2 other posts after this one if you get a chance to take a look! Thanks and Blessings

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