Christmas Home Tour – Family Room and Breakfast Room

The Christmas home tour continues!

Earlier this week I shared a tour of our Christmas living room and dining room followed by a tour of our vintage Santa themed Christmas porch.

Today’s post shares our family room and breakfast rooms’ Christmas decor.

Christmas Home Tour - Vintage Santa mugs, candles and a 1940s Coca-Cola Lumber poster

I’m sharing my Christmas decorations along with 28 blogging friends for a Holiday Home Tour blog tour hosted by Kelly of The Tattered Pew and Mansa of This is Simplicite.

If you arrived here from Caitlyn Marie Design, welcome! You’ll find links to all of the Christmas home tours at the end of this post.

Christmas Home Tour – Family Room

Welcome to our family room! This is where we spend every evening relaxing after dinner with our dog and a Hallmark movie.

Family room decorated for Christmas with vintage style

Decorated with ornaments that we’ve collected over our 26-year marriage, our Christmas tree is the first thing that you see when you enter this room.

Every ornament is something that we’ve either collected, made, or has been given to us as a gift. Many ornaments are momentos from places that we’ve traveled.

Family room decorated for Christmas with vintage style

Christmas Coffee Table Decor

For this year’s Christmas coffee table, I created a centerpiece using a vintage Coca-Cola crate.

Vintage Coca-Cola crate decorated for Christmas

I love the contrast of the red crate on top of the black slate of our 1960s coffee table.

Vintage Coke Crate Christmas Coffee Table Centerpiece

Pie Safe Christmas Decor

In the mid-90s, the pie safe in the corner of our family room was a gift to me from my mom and dad. They hid it on their screened porch and had a big red bow on it when they led me to it on Christmas day.

I usually don’t decorate the top of the pie safe for Christmas but this year I did. Everything here reminds me of Christmas in Vermont.

We love vacationing in Vermont and are headed back in just a few weeks. I can’t wait to experience the charm of Vermont at Christmas time.

End Table Christmas Decorations

Our two end tables, along with the lamps on the end tables match our coffee table and are part of a set of furniture that my mom and dad purchased when they got married in 1968.

My mom still has the sofa, recliner, and chair that match this set in her basement family room.

Decorating the end table for Christmas is a snowman mosaic made by a Bedford County crafter, a snowman candle holder that we DIYed, and a vintage Philco radio that still works that my father-in-law gave me.

Vintage Philco radio with two snowmen

The end table on the opposite end of the sofa is decorated with more vintage.

End table decorated for Christmas with Vintage

Vintage Christmas balls, some from my cousin’s grandmother and some given to me by my former teaching assistant, are displayed in a glass vase and a glass celery dish.

Vintage Christmas balls

The celery dish also belonged to my cousin’s grandmother and my cousin gave it to me after her grandmother passed away.

Vintage Christmas balls in an antique glass celery dish

This is the first year in many, many years of decorating for Christmas that I haven’t used my early 1900s postcard collection as part of my decor.

Instead of a postcard, this year I’m using a vintage Christmas card that dates to either the 1940s or 50s. I found this and many more in a dumpster long ago.

End table decorated for Christmas with Vintage

In the corner behind the end table is my mom’s Christmas carolers with a tree that lights up. Mama scored this at a yard sale long ago and loaned it to me to use for decorating this Christmas.

Vintage ceramic carolers with church with tree that lights up.

Cozy Christmas Corner

To the left of the second sofa is a cozy reading corner. Mr. SP used to sit in this chair every night, but our dog, Sherman, has now claimed it.

Family Room Decorated for Christmas with vintage

Mr. SP now relaxes on the sofa with a bowl of treats handy for giving to Sherman.

The lampshade has tiny pinholes and the house windows and lamppost light up when it is turned on.

Christmas tabletop decor with snowmen

The winter scene was fun to create using my grandmother’s vintage Brandy glass. She used it for flower arrangements, not Brandy!

Dog treats in a reindeer bowl with snowman Christmas decor

Cherry Pie Safe Christmas Decor

Behind the leather chair is a pie safe that my paternal grandfather had made using wood from the farm in Maryland where he grew up. I keep my cookbooks and Christmas china in this cabinet.

I love decorating the top of this pie safe seasonally.

Vintage Santa mugs with vintage Christmas candles, a Knowles plate, vintage Coke lumber poster, and tartan sewing basket

The lumber art is a Coca-Cola poster from the 1940s. It was another treasure found in a dumpster. It’s hanging on a frame made from wood trim sourced from the schoolhouse where my maternal grandad went to school.

The red tartan plaid sewing kit belonged to my great-great-aunt who raised my paternal grandmother and it still holds her sewing tools.

Vintage Santa mugs with vintage Christmas candles, a Knowles plate, vintage Coke lumber poster, and tartan sewing basket

My mom’s friend collected these Santa mugs and passed her collection on to me. I love displaying them on a cupcake stand that was a DIY project.

Santa mugs displayed on a three level display stand

The Knowles plate was an antique shop find from long ago. I display it all winter.

Vintage Santa mugs with vintage Christmas candles and a Knowles plate

The two tree candles belonged to my mother-in-law and my father-in-law passed them on to me.

Vintage Santa mugs with vintage Christmas candles and a Knowles plate

Our Tree

This is the first year in a long, long time that I haven’t used the Christmas tree skirt that my grandmother made for my family in the early 1970s.

See more of my tree skirt and special Christmas ornaments in this post.

Decorated Christmas Tree

Christmas in the Breakfast Room

Our breakfast room connects our family room to our kitchen. Since it’s just the two of us, we eat in front of the TV, but when we have guests, we enjoy eating in this room.

When the world shut down in March, my husband parked himself at this table and used it as his office for many months. Some days it is still his office!

Breakfast room decorated for Christmas

On the table is a vintage runner and my grandmother’s wooden bowl filled with orange pomanders that I made.

Orange pomanders in a wooden bowl with mixed nuts on the bottom and two sprigs of pine

A few of the ones completely covered in cloves are ones that I made in the late 90s and they still smell good!

Orange pomanders in a wooden bowl with mixed nuts on the bottom and two sprigs of pine

This hutch usually either holds my collection of green vintage pottery or sometimes my yellow collection.

For Christmas, thhe hutch decor includes a few of my vintage Christmas cookie tins, my vintage punch bowl collection, and some of my vintage Santas and Santa boots.

If you like vintage Santas and Santa boots, don’t miss this year’s Christmas porch decor!

Hutch decorated for Christmas with vintage punch bowls, vintage Santas, bottlebrush trees, and vintage Christmas tins

I didn’t photograph everything on my hutch, just my vintage Santas. This one has a hole in the back for a light.

Vintage Santa light with bottlebrush trees

This guy is a Santa bank.

Vintage Santa bank with bottlebrush trees

This Santa candy holder came from my grandmother’s house. His skis are broken, but I still love him.

Vintage Santa candy holder with bottlebrush trees and an eggnog cup

This Santa was also originally a candy holder. I can imagine a child’s delight when he was in their stocking long ago.

Vintage Santa candy holder with bottlebrush trees and an eggnog cup

This celluloid Santa is one of my more recent finds.

Vintage celluloid Santa with bottlebrush trees

I so much enjoyed sharing our family room and breakfast room Christmas decor with you! Next on the tour is Ana from Fiddle Leaf Interiors.

Monday’s Tours

The Tattered Pew // My Thrift Store Addiction // Simply 2 Moms

Worthing Court // Bricks N’ Blooms // Open Doors Open Hearts

Tuesday’s Tours

Lora B Create and Ponder // This Is Simplicite

Shiplap and Shells // The Ponds Farmhouse //

Wednesday Tour’s

Stone Gable // Midwest Life And Style // Follow The Yellow Brick Home 

Noting Grace // My Wee Abode // The Farmhouse Life

Thursday’s Tours

Aratari At Home // Caitlin Marie Design // Sweet Pea

Fiddle Leaf Blog // First Day Of Home // White Arrows Home

Friday’s Tours

Cottage On Bunker Hill // The Aspiring Home // Lantern Lane Designs 

DIY Beautify // Cassie Bustamante // The Flowering Farmhouse


  1. Paula! I don’t even know where to begin…my favorite was the Christmas tree full of special ornaments that you’ve collected over the years. Wait no, my favorite was the lumber painting you found in s DUMPSTER!! Nope. Nope….my favorite is all the heirloom pieces you used to decorate your home with. YEAH!! I realize this is just about EVERYTHING but it was all so beautiful I simply couldn’t pick my favorite! This is my favorite way to decorate my home as well. We have the same Christmas tree, we call it the family tree. Full of ornaments from years ago that have meaning to us. XoXo

    1. Thank you so much, Aliya! I had so much fun decorating this room with my vintage treasures. I so much enjoyed your Christmas home tour as well!


  2. Love to see the way you use so many vintage pieces! I can recall some designs from my childhood. I am super impressed with your ribbon on the tree-it is so evenly done-a work of art!
    Merry Christmas Paul’s!

  3. Paula, it is always a pleasure to take a peek at your vintage treasures! I love how you styled your hutch. My grandmother used to serve Christmas cookies from that same tin you have displayed in the center! Have a joyous Christmas season! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  4. Paula everything looks great all your vintage ornaments look great. Just wanted to wish you good news with your test . Have a great week.

  5. Everything is so beautiful, Paula. I love all of the fun vintage touches you’ve added throughout. Wishing you a very happy holiday season!

  6. `All of your Christmas decorations are displayed so very nicely. I especially love your tree with all the ornaments that have meaning and memories. Very Very nice!

  7. Love the display of vintage ornaments in glass. I have several pieces of the sandwich glass like your celery dish. Now to place ornaments in them!
    Praying for your health!

  8. I just adore all the vintage decor you displayed, Paula! Those vintage Santa mugs are amazing! And I love that you use your souvenir ornaments each year! What a fun way to remember special times! Always a joy to do home tours with you!

  9. Your home is so beautiful, thank you for sharing it with us this Christmas season! I have been wanting to start collecting Santa mugs and I just adore yours! Your thermos collection is great, too!


  10. I am totally coveting that lumberjack print you found in a dumpster! My oldest graduated from the northern MN city where the Paul Bunyan and his blue ox statues are at the center of town; total lumber area. I also love your Christmas collection on the kitchen hutch; so many awesome pieces! So many wonderful memories accompany all these special pieces; perfect for a memorable Christmas time!

  11. Paula your tour was beautiful!!! I am in love with all of your vintage pieces and your Christmas tree is stunning ! So beautiful and well done my friend! Thank you for joining us and Merry Christmas!

  12. Paula, it occurs to me that your family will really cherish having all of your wonderful vintage collections documented here on your blog. Everything is so lovely, and for the most sentimental of holidays, your home decor is perfectly charming. You’re the queen of trash to treasure with your dumpster finds! It makes me nostalgic for my childhood Christmases. I love the Santa collection (mugs and other figurines) most of all! Merry Christmas!

  13. Your home is beautiful, Paula! I love all of the memories you shared and how everything is so meaningful. What a perfect way to decorate for Christmas. So glad to be on this home tour with you and I hope you have a wonderful Christmas! xoxo

  14. I really enjoyed the tour of your home & your fun vintage CHRISTmas things. Thx for sharing! 😍🎅🏻🎄

    Could u please tell me where u got your two sofas in the family room?

  15. I always love seeing how you beautifully decorate your home. I enjoy “hearing” the history of so many pieces; you are so fortunate to have those tangible memories from so many! Missed Sherman not photobombing the tour, though!

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