A Southern Charm Christmas – Family Room and Breakfast Room

The Christmas home tour continues!

Last week I shared our decorated for Christmas living room and dining room and also our traditional flocked Christmas tree with Swarovski snowflake ornaments. Next week I will share our Christmas porches.

Today I am sharing our family room and breakfast room Christmas decor.

A Southern Charm Christmas

I am sharing my Christmas decorations along with 29 blogging friends for a Holiday Home Tour blog tour hosted by Kelly of The Tattered Pew.

If you arrived here from Cindy of County Road 407, welcome! Cindy is a talented decorator and a good friend. I know you enjoy her Christmas mantel ideas.

You’ll find links to all of the Christmas home tours at the end of this post.

A Southern Charm Christmas – Family Room

Welcome to Christmas in our family room! We spend every weekday evening in this space eating dinner and watching Hallmark movies or Yellowstone.

Mr. SP and I made the Christmas wall art, the green sofa pillows are from Amazon, and I made the red wool pillow covers using fabric inherited from my mother-in-law.

Family room decorated for Christmas with vintage style

My parents’ 1968 coffee table with matching end tables are decked out for Christmas.

The coffee table is decorated with a vintage Coke crate. You can see how I decorated this crate for last year’s coffee table here.

Vintage Coke crate decorated for Christmas

To decorate the crate I used a “water bottle” that once held whiskey, a vintage Coke glass that my grandmother used to transport extra flowers to church and to garden club, a patchwork wood Christmas tree that we made, greenery from my yard, and faux berries.

Vintage Coke crate decorated for Christmas

The end table to the left of the sofa is decorated with my grandmother’s chalkware Santa candle holder, a bottlebrush tree, and a mini Santa mug that my good friend gave me.

Antique chalkware Santa, mini Santa mug, bottlebrush tree

The other end table is also decorated with vintage Santas.

Vintage Santas and vintage Christmas tree candles

I used a vintage Santa candy holder and two Christmas candles that were inherited from my mother-in-law to decorate this table.

The walnut tray was my grandmother’s, acquired through 1980s refunding. My aunt put her two sons through nursery school by refunding! Mama and I did it to help pay my horse expenses.

Vintage Santa candy holder, vintage Christmas tree candle

The top of the pie safe (a Christmas gift from my parents in 1993) is decorated with a vintage thermos and Santa mugs that my mom’s friend passed on to me.

Our dog, Sherman, likes to relax in this chair each evening.

My grandfather had the pie safe made from cherry wood harvested on the family farm.

Family room decorated for Christmas with vintage style

The pie safe is decorated with a vintage 1968 Coca Cola calendar, a Santa boot, a Christmas arrangement that I made, and my beloved Econolite.

1968 Coca Cola calendar, large vintage Santa boot, winter econolite, Christmas floral arrangement

The table next to Mr. SP’s sofa is decorated with a lamp with a 1980s pierced paper lampshade, a snowman, a picture of Sherman and Santa taken at The Biltmore.

Christmas paper lampshade, snowman, dog with Santa, and a hobnob ashtray filled with jingle bells

For the first time ever, I did not put any of the ornaments that we’ve collected together since 1993 on our tree.

This year I used red velvet ribbon, vintage red and gold balls, glittered icicles, and white berries.

Christmas tree decorated with red ribbon, gold and red balls, and white berries

I purchased the red and gold balls on sale after Christmas when I was in college. I was already looking forward to having my own home to decorate.

Christmas tree decorated with red ribbon, gold and red balls, and white berries

The vintage gold and red ornaments were found in a local antique shop.

Red and gold vintage Christmas tree balls and a gilttery icicle

This is the first year that I have used these ornaments on our tree. Usually, I display them in bowls with faux snow.

Vintage Merry Christmas red ball ornament
vintage red ball Christmas ornament with a white candy cane

I love admiring this tree when we watch tv at night.

Family Room Tree at Night

Christmas in the Breakfast Room

This will be the last time you see this light. I have never liked it and as soon as Mr. SP has time to rewire the chandelier I bought this summer at Black Dog Salvage, he will hang it for me.

breakfast room decorated for Christmas

The windows in our breakfast room are decorated with Holly stained glass suncatchers.

stained glass Holly suncatcher

The table is decorated with a yule log that Mr. SP and I made. This piece stays out all of winter.

Christmas yule log

My love of dishes began at a very young age. When Mama and I went shopping at Leggett, a visit to the china department was always a must. I had my wedding and Christmas china picked out by high school.

My aunt and grandmother gave me many of my Lenox Holiday dishes as Christmas gifts.

Hutch decorated for Christmas with Lenox Holiday dishes, vintage Santa boots, vintage Santas and bottlebrush trees

I decorated the hutch with bottlebrush trees, vintage Santa boot candy holders, and vintage Santas.

Mama always decorated with vintage Santa boots when I was growing up so of course, I followed in her footsteps.

vintage Santa boot

It has been a joy to collect my own collection of Santa boots over the years.

vintage Santa boot with greenery

This Santa has a hole in the back for a light.

Vintage Santa blowmold

This Santa is a bank.

vintage Santa bank

I so much enjoyed sharing our family room and breakfast room decorations with you.

Next on the tour is my dear friend, Yvonne of Stone Gable. Julie of My Wee Abode visited Yvonne this fall. See what they enjoyed doing in Lancaster County, PA here and here.

Click on the links below to enjoy each Christmas home tour.

Here it is…thanks for joining me this week!

Bloggers’ Best Holiday Home Tours

This week my friends and I are sharing our homes all dressed up for the holidays. We hope you will have fun visiting each of the tours below!

Monday’s Tours

Monday's Tours

The Tattered Pew

My Thrift Store Addiction

Bricks n’ Blooms

Midwest Life and Style

A Life Unfolding

Tuesday’s Tours

Tuesday's Tours


She Gave It A Go

Willow Bloom Home Blog

Shiplap and Shells

Sand Dollar Lane

Fiddle Leaf Blog

Wednesday’s Tours

Wednesday's Tours

Cottage On Bunker Hill

Open Doors Open Hearts

Thistle Key Lane

Cloches and Lavender

Pasha Is Home

A Blue Nest

Thursday’s Tours

Thursday's Tours

Noting Grace

County Road 407

Sweet Pea


Robyn’s French Nest

The Ponds Farmhouse

Friday’s Tours

Friday Tours

Lora Bloomquist Create and Ponder

Follow The Yellow Brick Home

Dabbling and Decorating

My Family Thyme

Cottage In The Mitten

The Aspiring Home


  1. Paula! I absolutely love your Cherishes tree!! And how sweet that those are the same ornaments you bought right out of college!! I also love all your vintage. It makes my heart so happy!! XOxo

  2. I love your home, Paula! And you know I adore all your vintage finds! 😉 It’s so beautiful this Christmas season! I especially love your Coca Cola crate on your table! I have one of those and never thought to style it for the holidays. Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. Paula,
    That Christmas tree is absolutely beautiful! Love that you have all these wonderful memories woven into your decor.

    Happy December!


  4. Oh my Paula, this is gorgeous! I love the vintage pieces from a friend. They have so much character. Your tree is beautiful!

    My husband and Ihad a lsrge branch fall in our yard from a neighbors tree. We planned on doing the same as you did but ran out of time.

    Maybe we will worl on it for the winter.

  5. Paula, you have a real knack for getting ribbons on a tree! You know I love those vintage ornaments! I love your Lenox china display. I worked at Belks after high school and college in the china department. Picked out an ironstone pattern that everyone is collecting now!

  6. Hour home is so beautiful, Paula. I love all of the pretty pops of red and how you used unique vintage pieces throughout your decorating. My favorite is the beautiful greenery on the chandelier in your breakfast nook. Happy to be touring with you this week. Pinned!

  7. What a delight to view your home all decked out. Trees are stunning. Can not wait for the porches! You are a super decorator! Love the pic of you and Sherman on the white throw.

  8. I am amazed at your family treasures and how giving your family is. I don’t know if most families are like that but you have an awesome family! Each piece put a smile on my face and the memories that go along with them must be fabulous. So glad you shared them and to be hopping with you today. Merry Christmas friend.

  9. I love all of the southern Christmas charm, Paula! Your tree is absolutely gorgeous and I especially enjoyed your coffee table centerpiece. I am such a fan of how you incorporate your amazing vintage pieces throughout your home. Happy holidays my friend.

  10. Love, love, love your Christmas tree!! I, too, would just sit and look at it….so pretty! I also love all the decorations that have such great family memories that you have acquired along with your own collected ones over the years! Beautifully decorated as always…thanks for sharing your home!!

  11. Paula, your house looks so cosy. I love all of the holiday touches from the plates in the rack, to the Yule log and all of your vintage Christmas pieces. Have a wonderful weekend and thank you for your always kind comments.

  12. Paula, I enjoyed your charming tour so much! Your tree is absolutely gorgeous and I always love seeing your inherited vintage treasures. Love the cozy velvet pillows too–pinned! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  13. Your vintage Santa collection is amazing! I loved seeing them all and your boot collection, too. Enjoyed hearing about your love of dishes; we definitely share that! Enjoy the holidays!

  14. Paula, I love your beautiful Christmas decor and all of your vintage finds. The Lenox Christmas china is lovely and your tree is gorgeous! It was so much fun to be on this tour with you. Merry Christmas, my friend! xo

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