How to use Classic Christmas Decorations-Home Tour 2022

In this home tour, we look at how you can use classic Christmas decorations in new ways— mixing old with new.

Today is day five of the Christmas Home tour hosted by my darling friend Kelly @thetatteredpew. She has gathered over 35 bloggers’ homes for us to share. You will see firsthand how they have decorated their beautiful homes for the holiday season.

Suppose you have come over from Kate’s beautiful blog @southernhomeandhospitality. Welcome. I am sure you enjoyed Kate’s beautiful home in her traditional southern style. I enjoyed Kate’s recent post on how to make cheap garland look expensive, and she sure did a great job. f you missed it, be sure to go back to read it.

Classic Christmas decorations

Now, I would like to welcome you into my home.

If you are new to my blog, I am Wendy from WM Design House, and I have been blogging for the past two and a half years. I have always had a passion for home decor and DIY projects. one of my favorite hobbies is sharing with others and teaching crafts. You can often find me in my She Shed working on a project or doing a live video.

This year for Christmas, I’m taking a decidedly festive approach to my favorite color, blue! Each room in my house is filled with various shades and styles of blues. For the holiday season, however, I am embracing this hue even more by adding subtle yet complementary touches of red and white for that classic Christmas feel.

The Living room with Classic Christmas Decorations

I have always adored blue and white decor and find it classic and timeless.

My love for the color blue has been a constant throughout my life, like an heirloom from my mother that I’ve carried with me. However, blue is more than just another hue – it conjures feelings of comfort and sweet memories during special occasions such as the holidays!

The blue and white ticking chairs are my favorite yard sale finds. I had them recovered) but look at the shape of these chairs. Love them.

sled with skates for holing the christmas tree
Lampshades on the Christmas tree candles

My tree in the living room is a Noble Fir tree from King of Christmas. I think this is my all-time favorite tree. Honestly, it is such a beautiful tree. There is no need for decorations. However, that is not so easy for me ( I am working on that ). I placed the tree in a vintage sleigh and hung some vintage skates over the railing. The little touch of vintage skates adds a bit of nostalgia to the room.

I tried to keep the tree as simple as possible but wanted to make a statement. So, using the clip-on battery-operated candles, I made these darling shades out of paper (@shadesofjoy) and a touch of red trim. I love these sweet shades and the look I could accomplish with them.

The skinny red velvet ribbon flows gracefully on the branches’ ends with just a few touches of white Amaranthus. Lastly, I added a few white poinsettias and dimensional snowflakes for sparkle.

We enjoy the original fireplace in our home, built in 1898 with the Batchelder tile. The mantle is adorned with cypress greens and some flowing velvet ribbon. A touch of red is always a must with a few poinsettias.

Decorating my Dining Room with Blue and White with a Pop of Red

The dining room is right off the living room and is where we will gather this year to celebrate the holidays. This is the first year I have put a tree in the dining room.

I have used many of the classic Christmas decorations in this room and tied them in with my chinoiserie and white iron stone collection.

Can you believe I even hung my collection on the tree? You can read all about it here.

dining room 2022 blue and white Christmas Tree
Blue and White Christmas Tree up close
decorating the dining room in class Christmas decorations
Dinig room buffet decorated for Christmas 2022

The table is set with classic Christmas plaids. I started with a plaid blanket from HomeGoods and cut it into four pieces to use as a runner. Hints of green and red and my chinoiserie ginger jars are added for the perfect touch.

Adding a personal touch to a table is essential, as I want my guests to feel special. Including a name card with a gift for my guests to take home will make them feel loved. This year, I made these sweet red candied apples. I love how they pop on the table. I used the same process to make these apples as the mushrooms on my family room tree.

Blue and white Christmas tre in the dining room 2022

It’s Christmas in the Kitchen.

This is the room where all the magic will happen, thanks to my hubby, who does most of the cooking in our home. He will serve a pork crown roast, garlic rosemary mashed potatoes, fresh asparagus, and yummy pears poached in a red wine reduction. My mouth is watering just thinking about the feast.

Since the kitchen is used so much, I keep my decorations simple and easy to move.

kitchen classic Christmas decorations
Small tree in the kitchen- classic Christmas decorating
Marshmallow trees in the kitchen

Placing garland and small bottle brush trees above the stove, a small tree decorated with my collection of vintage kitchen tools and red and white transferware is all it needs. I have a beautiful garland typically hung on the light fixture, but somehow it has disappeared this year. This must signify that I have too many decorations and can’t keep them all straight.

I will be reorganizing after Christmas this year, so I am sure it will show up.

The Center of our Home -The Butler’s Pantry/Bar

We love to entertain, and this is the hang-out spot in our house. We recently updated this room and are enjoying the new look. You can see the complete makeover here. These cabinets used to be dark brown, and the countertop was gold. You won’t believe the before pictures.

The new look has added so much life to the room.

Bar are decorated with classic decor

It’s time to get busy and decide what beautiful cocktails we will make this year. Maybe a cranberry spritzer with a fresh sprig of rosemary sounds lovely.

Hot Cocoa will be served to the young and old. Everyone loves hot Cocoa. Especially on a cold winter’s day.

The candy jars are filled and ready for those little hands to dive in.

And lastly, I will add a jar of granola to snack on. t would not be Christmas in our house without a jar full of my award-winning granola. So I need to get busy and get that ready. You can see my recipe here

Hot Cocoa Bar
Hot Cocoa Bar 2022

The Heart of the Home is in the Family Room

This is the room where we spend most of our family time together. Hence, why they call it the family room. This year, for my classic Christmas decorations, I wanted to use things that I already had. My inspiration came from the garden. I have a collection of galvanized watering cans, vintage garden tools, birdhouses, and small garden items. So, I thought, why not just bring the garden into the house for the holidays?

And that is precisely what I did.

This is my third Christmas tree in the house, and it is also from King of Christmas (I love their trees). This tree is flocked, even though it is hard to tell as I have so much on this tree 😊

I hung watering cans, birdhouses, flowerpots, gardening tools, and just about anything I could find in the garden. Faux Amaranthus hangs so gracefully along with many other twigs and branches.

The ribbon is from D Stevens, with chambray denim on one side and a red and white check on the opposite side. I have to say they make the most beautiful ribbon. The ribbon in the dining room is also from D Stevens.

I placed watering cans, flowerpots, birdhouses, and other garden décor on the mantle and shelves to carry out the theme in the room.

Classic Christmas in the Family room
Family room mantle classic christmas decorations
shelves in the family room-classic christmas decorations

Beautiful plaid pillows and my handmade chunky knit blanket add that classic Christmas feel I wanted in this room.

And, of course, lots of candles make the house smell good.

The She Shed Dolled up in her Classic Christmas Decorations

This is where I spend a lot of my time creating. I have filled this space with all the vintage treasures and things I love.

If you are unfamiliar with my she-shed, you can take a simple tour here.

I have a collection of vintage garden frogs, birdhouses, and clay pots that I display inside. This space is constantly changing according to what projects I am working on. When you create, you tend to collect a lot of stuff…. Hard to keep it all organized, but I try!

I like to keep her simple with the natural touches of Christmas. For example, I made paper snowflakes to hang on the inside ladder. This look is perfect with the natural greens and gold I have used.

I love looking at all her lights outside the kitchen doors.

She Shed inside with christmas decorations
She-Shed decorated for Christmas
Brown paper snowflakes in the sheshed

That about wraps it up for me. I sure hope you enjoyed your visit to my home. Please come back again when you can stay longer.

My dear friend Ann @dabblinganddecorating is up next, and she is a master thrifter with an eye for vintage treasures! Her two east coast homes are full of unique finds she has collected over the years. She and I share a mutual love of all things blue – so prepare to be dazzled by her decorating skills.

Wendy Signature

Bloggers’ Best Holiday Home Tours

As I mentioned, I am joining some of my blogging friends this week for the Bloggers’ Best Holiday Home Tours 2022. Thirty-five talented and creative women will open their homes up for you to tour all week. You can visit each Christmas home tour by clicking the links below.

Monday’s Tours


The Tattered Pew // Cottage On Bunker Hill // StoneGable // My Wee Abode

Open Doors Open Hearts // Cottage In The Mitten // My Thrift Store Addiction

Tuesday’s Tours


Midwest Life & Style // She Gave It a Go // Sand Dollar Lane // Bricks n’ Blooms

Pasha Is Home //Robyn’s French Nest // The Ponds Farmhouse

Wednesday’s Tours


Shiplap and Shells // White Arrows Home // This Is Simplicite // White Lilac Farmhouse

Peacock Ridge Farm // Cloches and Lavender // Simply2Moms

Thursday’s Tours


County Road 407 // Country Peony // Eleanor Rose Home // Le Cultivateur

Thistle Key Lane // My Family Thyme // Follow The Yellow Brick Home

Friday’s Tours


Southern Crush At Home // A Life Unfolding // Southern Home and Hospitality // WM Design House

Dabbling and Decorating // Lora Bloomquist // Vintage and Grace Living

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  1. Your butler’s pantry is SO fun, I love the simple nods to Christmas you have in there. We’re actually just about finished with our own cabinet refinishing, so I’m excited to see my decorations in a fresh new space!

    1. Thank you so much! Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  2. Cindy@CountyRoad407 says:

    Wendy! I’m blown away at how gorgeous your entire tour was! I cannot get over the KoC tree in the living room with your little lamp/candle shades! I have never seen that before but wowza is it amazing! And the sleigh?… I’m not sure I’d want to sit anywhere else but in there and just gaze for hours. You make me want to step it up around here. 😉 Really enjoyed hopping with you last week. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

  3. Libbie Burling says:


    Your home decorated for the holidays is swoon worthy my friend! So cozy and welcoming. Happy Holidays to you and your family. 🙂

    1. Thank you so much, Libby, Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  4. Wendy your Christmas decor is stunning! You used the perfect amount of red with the blue and white and it’s absolutely gorgeous. Love, love that you actually hung your chinoiserie on the tree (pinned). And then the kitchen, family room, and Butler’s pantry, or equally, as decked out with pinnable ideas. Thank you for such an inspirational tour. Merry Christmas my friend!

  5. Wendy your Christmas decor is stunning! You used the perfect amount of red with the blue and white and it’s absolutely gorgeous. Love, love that you actually hung your chinoiserie on the tree (pinned). And then the kitchen, family room, and butler’s pantry were equally as decked out with pinnable ideas. Thank you for such an inspirational tour. Merry Christmas my friend!

    1. Thank you so much Kate. It was a nice change to add in the blue and white this year. I hope you are enjoying the Christmas season this year.

  6. Love your classic Christmas touches! Every room and the shed looks just beautiful! Merry Christmas to you, friend!

  7. Wendy, I love everything you have done in your house. Everything looks so gorgeous. I love the vintage sleigh with skates over the railing. The tree looks perfect in there. You are so creative!

    1. Thank you, sweet friend. My girlfriend gave me that sleigh this year, and I enjoy it. I appreciate your sweet comment. Have a great weekend.

  8. Your home is so lovely Wendy! I absolutely love the blues with white and red. You have the most beautiful style, my friend. Thank you for the inspiration.

    1. Thank you, Kim. That means so much to me. I hope you have a very Merry Christmas. I was at your airport laying over yesterday. Did you hear me yelling hello?? :)))

  9. This is such a beautiful Christmas tour.

    Love your shades on the tree candles.

    Every tree is gorgeous.

    The menu sounds amazing.

    It’s great touring with you


  10. Your garden-themed mantel has me swooning, Wendy. I love everything garden-related, too; usually do our bedroom tree in a garden theme. Your whole tour is absolutely stunning. The little lampshades on the tree is brilliant! Fun touring with you today:)

    1. Thank you so much Lora. It was a very fun theme to use. Did you do a post on your bedroom tree? I would love to see it. Have a very Merry Christmas.

  11. Oh, Wendy!! Your home is such a feast for the eyes! You have so many lovely and creative details. Absolutely gorgeous!!

    1. Thank you so, much Cindy. I appreciate your kind words. I have a big wedding I am working on this week, so I need to get caught up on seeing all of the tours. I can’t wait to see yours. Thank you for pinning.

    2. Thank you so much, Kim. Havea wonderful weekend.

  12. Wendy your home is beautiful! I love every single space! And that sleigh is pretty incredible too. Merry Christmas!

    1. Thank you so much, Stacy. My girlfriend was getting rid of the sleigh this past summer. I swooped it up very quickly. Merry Christmas

  13. Wendy, your home looks so beautiful all decked out for the holidays. I LOVE the blue and red color combination. It’s so classy and really pops. And I’m in love with your butler panty. Wow! So happy to be touring with you this week. Merry Christmas!

    1. You are so sweet, Jen. Thank you for your kind words. It really means a lot to me. Merry Christmas

  14. Hi Wendy! This is my first time on your blog and I’m loving it all! Your home is so gorgeous! You and I both have an affinity for blue! I’m almost done with my dish tree. Still figuring it out as I go.

    1. Hi Noelle, thank you so much for stopping by. I know there are so many blogs you could choose to read. I can’t wait to see your dish tree. If you need any help, reach out to me.
      I know you are feeling a little tired lately, me too. We can encourage each other to keep moving forward. I cant wait to go see what you are up to on your blog.

  15. Wendy, your tree is amazing and I love the lights you made. I’m going to check out how easy they are to make. I may be giving it a go. Love them so much along with with the red ribbon. Beautiful my friend. Happy Holidays!

    1. Hi Ann, thank you so much. There is a little trick to these small candles. I will be writing a full post on them this week.
      If you need to know sooner then later, shoot me a DM, and I will tell you.

  16. Your home looks lovely, Wendy, as always! Love the blue, red, and white Christmas decor, and I especially love the look of your kitchen and butler’s pantry! Gorgeous! Always fun touring with you! Pinned! (And followed you on Pinterest, as well… thought I already had!)

    1. Thank you, Julie. You are always so kind. It was very fun to tour with you this week. I hope you have a wonderful holiday season.

  17. Your home looks lovely, Wendy, as always! Love the blue, red, and white Christmas decor, and I especially love the look of your kitchen and butler’s pantry! Gorgeous! Always fun touring with you! Pinned!

  18. Wendy ~ I’m so excited to be on this Christmas tour with you! Your space is gorgeous! I especially love those red candied apples ~ everything at your house looks amazing! Merry Christmas my friend!

  19. Hi Wendy! What a beautiful tour! I love your hot cocoa bar and she-shed decorations–pinned! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

    1. Thank you so much, Cecilla that was a very sweet comment. Happy Holidays.

    1. Thank you so,much Elizabeth. Now on to the cooking and present wrapping. Oh, I better finish my shopping first, LOL.

  20. Your home is beautiful, Wendy! I love how you’ve added your own special touches to make it your own. Thank you for sharing and Merry Christmas, my friend! 😘

    1. Thank you so much, Do. Just like you, I enjoy adding those special touches. Merry Christmas to you as well.

  21. Your home looks beautiful, Wendy! So much Christmas creativity! Looks like an amazing Home Tour event!

    1. Thank you, Missy f for stopping by. I am glad you enjoyed the tour.

  22. Wow Wendy,
    The blue and red combination is stunning. Such a beautiful home and the Christmas decor is amazing. Great job.

    1. Thank you so much, Rachel, I enjoy this time of the year so much.

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