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Christmas Past, Christmas Present, and a Christmas blogger Link-up

Christmas future is far away
Christmas past is past
Christmas present is here today
Bringing joy that will last....

These precious words sung by Karen Carpenter really resonate don't they?

Today, I'd love to take you down memory lane and show you Christmas past and Christmas present at Eleven Gables.

pre-lit wreaths

So, come on in and take a stroll down memory lane with me!

Entry before:

Entry after:
small ginger jar // gift boxes // basket // french console table // large ginger jars

Stairway before:

Stairway after:



Dining before:

Dining after:

Dining/Living before the before:

boxwood wreaths // mercury trees

Living Room before:

Living Room after:

Living Room Mantel before:

Mantle after:
large ginger jars  //  small jars on mantle



Kitchen and Family Room before:

family room after:

blue and white garden stool

kitchen after:
acrylic barstools

boxwood wreath

Merry Christmas, Darlings!  

I would love for you to link up your Christmas tours past and present so we can enjoy them throughout the holiday season!!

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  1. Thanks for the tour and for the walk down memory lane. Everything looks beautiful Emily.
    Merry Christmas!

  2. Truly amazing before and afters...I have loved the way your home has evolved....and must say that my favorite (actually the entire house is my fav) would be the powder room with that stunning mural you painted! Merry Christmas to you and your family and thanks for hosting the party!!

  3. Your befores are pretty gorgeous too but your afters are stunning! The white woodwork really makes a huge difference! Merry Christmas Emily!

  4. Thanks for the opportunity to link up :)

  5. Wow it's fun to see the before and afters. Each picture is wonderful. I especially love how you have done the big tree in the entry hall. Your fireplace looks magnificent. I haven't seen it since you painted it. I need to go through your archives! Thank you for hosting this party. Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas!

  6. The before and after shots are so good! I wish I could remember to take before shots to share because having the comparison makes it that much better! Lovely holiday home and thank you so much for the link up party! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  7. Such beautiful before and after photos! Thanks for the linkup opportunity! Merry Christmas!

  8. Emily,

    Well, I loved your house before, but now I love it even more! I have to say the biggest change was painting your woodwork and mantel - it just looks even more gorgeous now!

    Thanks for doing this - what a cute idea!

    Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!


  9. Your home is gorgeous! Especially at this time of the year. Thanks for hosting this link-up, I've added my home tour to the list, looking forward to spending time looking around at everyone else's!

  10. Hi Emily,
    Love this post! What an incredible transformation! You make me want to tackle some of my own projects! Thanks so much for this incredible inspiration! Happy Holidays to you and your family!

  11. Such beautiful changes! Well done and very pleasing, makes one want to come and stay in your home.

  12. Such a beautiful tour, Emily. I pretty much live for befores and afters...I loved seeing the different looks for your home. The white trim really does make a difference and I love that photo of your kitchen sink - perfection! Thanks for hosting the link up!

  13. Emily your home as always does not disappoint! Thank you for hosting a great party. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  14. Your home is just stunning, absolutely stunning! Love the white slipcovers and the gorgeous tree!

  15. Thank you for sharing your beautiful Christmas Home Tour and allowing us all to visit each other's gorgeous homes. I found the invitation on the Haven Maven FB page so it works!

  16. Emily, what a fun idea to take a walk down memory lane! I love that! It was beautiful then and it is beautiful now. Merry Christmas to you and your family and thank you so much for hosting this link up.

  17. Your home is wonderful! Thank you for the opportunity to share and meet up with other bloggers.

  18. It's lovely before and after! What a difference your white trim makes. Love reading your blog. Happy New Year! :)


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