A Stroll Down Christmas Memory Lane

Christmas Decorating Ideas & Inspiration | Christmas Trees, Tablescapes, and other Christmas Decor


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Hi Friends!

Today, I’m taking a stroll down Christmas Memory Lane and revisiting our Southern Elegance Christmas decorations from 2021. I shared a little of it on my Instagram feed last year here, but thought I would share more photos here on the blog.


The Celebrate Christmas Home Tour Blog Hop

Before I start my stroll down Christmas Memory Lane, I wanted to thank my sweet friend Leen at Sand Dollar Lane for coordinating  The Celebrate Christmas Home Tour. This fabulous Christmas Home Tour consists of 29 of my home decor blogging friends and myself. There is so much beautiful Christmas decor inspiration and decorating ideas that I know you’ll want to see them all!

If you’re coming over from Vicki at 2 Bees in a Pod, welcome! I’m so happy you’re here! Don’t you just love her beautiful fireplace mantel and how she’s decorated it for the holidays?

Be sure to check back throughout the week, as we have a ton of Christmas ideas and inspirations for you every day this week! There are links at the bottom of my post for all of the wonderful holiday decorating inspiration.




Southern Elegance Christmas Tree

Each year I like to choose a different theme and/or color scheme for my Christmas decor to keep things fresh. Some years, the theme I select is based on a design element that I’ve seen, so I’ll base all of my Christmas decor around that design element. Other years the decision can be based on a whim, a feeling.

Last year’s Christmas decor theme was somewhat based on comments that I’ve received over the years; comments about my home and about me. Comments like “Your home has such a welcome, elegant look and feel” and “I love your beautiful southern home. It’s so warm and inviting”. So I combined all of the wonderful comments that I’ve received and dubbed our Christmas decor as Southern Elegance Christmas.


Southern Elegance Christmas Tree

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My Southern Elegance Christmas Tree is adorned with magnolia leaves and flowers (both in white and in blue), dried orange slices, pinecones, blueberry picks, rustic grapevine spheres, ball ornaments, and ribbons. I absolutely love how it turned out!

Southern Elegance Christmas Tree Details

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Coordinating Gift Wrapping Paper

I love to coordinate my gift wrapping paper with my Christmas theme because it pulls everything together to have a cohesive look.

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Southern Elegance Christmas Cocktail Table Centerpiece

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The magnolia leaves and flowers “wreath” was easy to make. I actually used a boxwood wreath as the base, and layered on the magnolia leaves and flowers and pinecones.

Southern Elegance Christmas Decor in The Kitchen

I almost always have Christmas decor in my kitchen, too! Sometimes it’s more elaborate, and other times like the photos below, I keep it simple. This dough bowl sits on my countertop and typically has the charcuterie boards in it at all times, so adding little seasonal touches is easy breezy! Here, I’ve added a pine sprig, magnolia flower, pinecones, and a small nutcracker.

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This Christmas vignette, complete with Christmas Ball Ornament Wreath (you can see how I made another one of these beauties here), bottlebrush trees, Santa gnome mugs, and cute little rustic house, sits on my sideboard.

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Southern Elegance Christmas Breakfast Room Table Centerpiece and Place Settings

I kept the breakfast room table centerpiece simple with three mini Christmas trees, a deer, and two Charles Dickens Christmas books. The individual place settings consists of round red placemats, cedar chargers, white plates, and Snowman dishware.


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Well, that about wraps up my Southern Elegance Christmas Home Tour

I hope you’ve enjoyed your stay and that you’ll come back to see this year’s theme and decorations…coming soon! Want to see how I decorated my home one year in a Winter Woodland Theme? You can find more information on that here.

Also, follow along on Instagram and Pinterest, where I’ll be sharing lots and lots of Christmas decor inspiration and ideas.


Up Next on The Celebrate Christmas Home Tour is Kim with Exquisitely Unremarkable. I love how she how she’s added holiday decor touches to her hallway, don’t you?

Don’t forget to come back and check out all of the other’s too! You’ll definitely want to see every last one!!!


Sand Dollar Lane  //  2 Bees in a Pod  //  At Home with Kristy  //  Exquisitely Unremarkable
Our Crafty Mom  //  Hearth and Vine

Zucchini Sisters  //  Postcards from the Ridge  //  Southern Crush at Home  //  Amy Sadler Designs
 Pasha is Home  //  Simple Nature Decor

Worthing Court  //  The Tattered Pew  //  Cottage in the Mitten  //  DIY Beautify
Thistle Key Lane  //  At Lane and High  //  Feet Under My Table

White Arrows Home // Aratari at Home // White Lilac Farmhouse
Cottage on Bunker Hill // Bricks ‘n Blooms

My Family Thyme  //  Southern Home and Hospitality  //  Songbird //  Shiplap and Shells
Chalking Up Success  //  Pure Happy Home


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  1. How pretty! What a wonderfully festive walk down memory lane. It’s easy to see why you’d want to linger here just a bit longer!!

    • You’re so very kind, Kim! Thank you so much for your kind words! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Southern Elegance is the perfect description for your beautiful holiday home. I wish I could tour it in person. So lovely!

    • Awe, you’re so sweet to say that, Patty! Thank you so much for your kindness! And thanks for dropping by!

  3. Kristy – your stroll down Christmas memory lane is beautiful! I especially love the pops of red. Your home is gorgeous – can’t wait to see more. Merry Christmas!

    • Thank you so much, Vicki and Jennifer! I appreciate your sweet words! I’m excited to share this Christmas season’s decor…coming soon!

  4. I love your pretty Christmas decorations, Kristy. Especially the magnolia flowers. They perfect for a southern Christmas!

    • Thank you so much for your sweet compliment, Leen! I thought the magnolias were perfect for my Southern Elegance Christmas theme, too! I’m so happy to hear that you enjoyed my tour!

  5. I am so glad you shared your stroll down memory lane with us Kristy. It’s absolutely gorgeous and so inspiring. The magnolia flowers are stunning. Merry Christmas!

    • Thank you so very much for your sweet words, Kim! I greatly appreciate it!

    • Thank you for your kind words, Jennifer! I’m so thrilled that you love my tree!

    • Thanks so much, Renae! I appreciate your kindness!

  6. Kristy, I’m loving all your elegant Christmas decorations, and I can’t imagine anything prettier in a southern home than magnolias. Pinning lots of ideas!

    • Thank you so much for your sweet words, Michelle! I’m so happy you loved my Southern Elegance Christmas decor!

  7. Kristy, your southern elegance tree is so beautiful! Love how full it is and all the interesting texture and elements! Especially love the magnolias you used and the matching gift wrap! Happy season my friend xx

    • You’re so sweet, Cindy! Thank you so very much for your nice compliments! I greatly appreciate you kindness!

  8. So many things I love! That sweet tiny deer, tree planters and the magnolia blooms tucked about. Gorgeous! Loved hopping with you!

    • Thank you so very much, Leslie! I appreciate your kindness! And I’m so pleased to hear that you love my Southern Elegance Christmas decor!

  9. How beautiful! Your tree is gorgeous!!! I love it.

    • Thank you so much for your sweet compliment, Stacy! I’m so thrilled to hear that you love it! It’s definitely one of my favorites!

  10. Your tree is gorgeous! I love the magnolias incorporated into your home decor.

    • Thank you so much, Tammy! This was a fun Christmas Tree to create. I’m so happy you love the magnolias!

  11. Kristy, your home tour is beautiful! I love the plaid ribbon and magnolias you used on your tree! So nice hopping with you and I hope your Christmas is magical!

    • Thank you so much, Kim! I greatly appreciate your sweet compliment! It’s so nice hopping with you too! Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!

  12. What a fun tour! You’re so talented my friend! I’m loving the idea of traditions! Thank you for sharing!

    • Thank you so much for your sweet compliment, Melanie! That’s so very kind of you to say! And thanks for stopping by today!

  13. Kristy, I am so happy to be hopping with you this year! I simply love your home and your elegant Christmas decor is stunning. My favorite is the tablescape. The simplicity with elegance is perfect. Thank you so much.

    • Thank you so much for your sweet compliment, Wendy! I’m so happy to be on this blog hop with you!


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