Thanksgiving 2022 & Holiday Decorating Has Begun Now Around the Georgian

Even though I wasn’t sure any decorations would be brought up from the basement this season (too many renovations demanding my time and energies!), I was curious about the possibilities here at the new house. After all, my Christmas decor has been rustic and unfussy in the last decade, and this Georgian has a strong classic and Parisian point of view. I’ll keep tweaking it all through Christmas of course so you are seeing the beginnings. Let’s chat in our kitchen, dining room (we use it as a music room), and foyer today where I snapped these photos on Thanksgiving 2022.

Linen slipcovered dining chairs and stone color pedestal table with Elizabeth chandelier (Thomas O'Brien) in breakfast room - Hello Lovely Studio. #elizabethchandelier #gildedchandelier #breakfastnook

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Thanksgiving 2022 & Holiday Decorating Begins

I love this Lenox holiday bone china with its 24 karat gold accent. I don’t own gold-toned flatware yet so it’s on my list for Christmas. The gold chargers add a festive French touch.

I discovered the pattern after receiving a small serving bowl as a wedding gift almost 40 years ago. The bowl has always been brought out at Christmastime, and right now, it’s in the foyer filled with little gold bells. It’s the perfect size for holding candy or a floating rose or candle:

It’s great to snag these pieces while they’re on sale so I have dinner plates and festive glassware in my cart this minute:

But if you need a place to start to see if you love the pattern, the small bowl is a great way to begin – I sometimes tuck it in the center of our advent wreath where you see the crystal bowl. It was also a wedding gift that I have moved with us and used in too many homes to name!

Gold advent wreath with candles on our kitchen table - Hello Lovely Studio. #adventwreath #adventcandles
My sweet bull dog S&P set is vintage Pottery Barn

The little heart milagro boxes are perfect everywhere for the holidays – it matters not where you decide to drop them. The drinkware is from Williams-Sonoma where you can also find these great napkins:

Red stripe cloth napkin set, Williams Sonoma
Red stripe cloth napkin set, Williams Sonoma

I don’t intend to add many decorations to the kitchen, but I did swag my beloved white snowball pom poms on the windows at the sink and also over the entrance to the pantry.

Pom pom garland at the kitchen sink window - Hello Lovely Studio. #paviliongray #graykitchen #calacattagoldmarble

I’ll add something decorative to the backsplash behind the cooktop, and I’m crazy about my marble topped pedestal purchased from Minted I told you about recently:

Here’s an up close shot near the citrus simmer:

Citrus and spices simmering on the cooktop for Thanksgiving - Hello Lovely Studio. The countertop is Viatera Muse, and the backsplash is calacatta gold marble subway tile.

Turns out, it’s one of the most versatile pretty serving and everyday pieces I have ever owned, and I may pick up another!

Christmas tree (Belgian Fir) near the dining room with fireplace, arched windows, and oval antique table with Louis style chairs - Hello Lovely Studio.

The prelit Belgium Fir tree went up (you can buy it here) in an alcove between a closet and the dining room. The former homeowners had a grandfather clock here, and you get a glimpse of the tree when you enter the front door. My oil portrait is still on the mantel behind the poster that I added for drama and fun.

In the music room with fireplace and tree mural - Hello Lovely Studio

When you first see the art, it appears to be a classic Dutch painting, but it’s actually a contemporary photograph in the style of Old World masters but with a whimsical wink…notice what covers her hair. 🙂

Prelit joy wreath at top of staircase - Hello Lovely Studio. #holidaywreath #joywreath

My prelit JOY wreath (battery operated and on timer) looks rather small in the stairway, but it’s huge! The smaller 24″ version is RIGHT HERE. I added a sparkly red bow and will keep working on that area.

Breakfast nook with gilded chandelier and bay of windows in our renovated kitchen - Hello Lovely Studio.

No window treatments yet and very tonal, but at night with candles, so much is forgiven!

Pom pom garland at the kitchen sink window - Hello Lovely Studio. #paviliongray #graykitchen #calacattagoldmarble

Not sure you can spot the candles I placed in the windows (above), but it’s a simple touch that helps create a magical glow when the sun sets.

View into pantry with pom pom garland for Christmas - Hello Lovely Studio. #christmaskitchen

Pom poms greet you at the pantry where a sweet gnome from my mama always adds cheer each year.

Inside the kitchen pantry is a built-in china cabinet I painted Pavilion Gray by Farrow & Ball. The backsplash is calacatta gold marble subway tile.

I tucked berries, branches and faux greenery into the arrangement on the dining table.

Our dining room with fireplace, white roses, tree wallpaper mural, and Repose Gray (Sherwin-Williams) on walls - Hello Lovely Studio. #modernfrench #diningroom

And since I’m short on time these days as far as crafty matters, I purchased these sweet, well-made felted garlands from Minted.

They’re a perfect touch on a mantel or mirror, and I used two 6′ garlands on the fireplace mantel, one on the piano top with my vintage Snow Babies, and one on the mirror.

My vintage white piano decorated for holidays with snow babies, birch snowy tree, and felt garland - Hello Lovely Studio.

It’s relatively easy to find the snowy birch prelit tabletop trees now, and I nestled mine in a tulle tutu I made with my own hands years ago.

In the music room with fireplace and tree mural - Hello Lovely Studio

Oh this moto jacket I wore on Thanksgiving. You will get NO LINKS to it ever because it is in the trash now. Goodness gracious, what a comedy. At the end of the night, as we were cleaning up, my husband asked about mysterious black droppings on the floor. I must have rubbed up against something with texture, and the back of the jacket disintegrated and left a confetti trail all over the house! As if there wasn’t enough cleanup!

White piano and Christmas decorations including snowbabies and little tree with fairy lights - Hello Lovely Studio.

I added a Poinsettia to the table in here, and sorry there isn’t a fire going yet!

Antique srubbed wood oval dining table with large French urn and white roses - Hello Lovely Studio. #modernfrench #diningroom

Here’s the perspective looking toward the foyer:

Our dining room with fireplace is used as a music room where a white piano and antique mirror are decorated for Christmas in white - Hello Lovely Studio. #whitechristmas #whitepiano

I told you about the vintage deer we picked up in Franklin the other day, and the arrangement is something I threw together with what I had on hand:

French antique console table decorated for Christmas in entry with grisaille tree wallpaper mural - Hello Lovely Studio. #modernfrench #frenchchristmas

It’s a good start just using what we have and spending nothing so far.

French antique console table decorated for Christmas in entry with grisaille tree wallpaper mural - Hello Lovely Studio. #modernfrench #frenchchristmas

No red at all in the kitchen, but I may add a wreath to the range hood.

Pom pom garland at the kitchen sink window - Hello Lovely Studio. #paviliongray #graykitchen #calacattagoldmarble

My favorite thing about this Georgian home besides the beautiful countryside is the light that streams in.

Our dining room with fireplace is used as a music room where a white piano and antique mirror are decorated for Christmas in white - Hello Lovely Studio. #whitechristmas #whitepiano

In the afternoon, it puts on quite a show in here:

Our dining room with fireplace is used as a music room where a white piano and antique mirror are decorated for Christmas in white - Hello Lovely Studio. #whitechristmas #whitepiano

and mornings are bright and luminous just the way I love them:

Pom pom garland at the kitchen sink window - Hello Lovely Studio. #paviliongray #graykitchen #calacattagoldmarble

Families of deer prance outside these windows, and my heart swells with the wonder of it all.

Ferns and succulents in the pom pom garland swagged windows near our farm sink. The faucet is Perrin & Rowe Edwardian Double Handle - Hello Lovely Studio.

Thanks for chatting with me and peeking at our Thanksgiving. Hope you’ll stop by tomorrow when I’m sharing more holiday glimpses at home on a tour of blogger homes.

In the music room with fireplace and tree mural - Hello Lovely Studio

And it’s not too late to think about holiday cards. Did you see ours?

Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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4 Comments

  1. Donna
    November 30, 2022 / 8:07 am

    Michele, Loved the tour of your new home for the Holidays. Wishing You Peace and Good Health

    • Michele
      Author
      November 30, 2022 / 9:59 am

      Thanks so much, Donna. It’s wonderful to have you here, and I covet the wishes. Peace to you and yours right where you are.

  2. Beverly
    December 8, 2022 / 11:45 am

    Michele,
    Your home looks so beautiful. Congratulations, you are being featured on Thursday Favorite Things. I hope you stop by.
    Hugs,
    Bev

    • Michele
      Author
      December 8, 2022 / 9:49 pm

      Thanks, Bev! I saw your post today and was thrilled to be in such good company. Happy almost weekend, and I hope you are feeling good after surgery. 🙂

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